Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Photo Holder for Shoebox Swap

This is the project I made for my shoebox swap at the WNY SCS gathering last week-end. I got my inspiration from this adorable project.

(sorry for the weird Camera angles.)

I copied Mara's almost exactly but I couldn't find 2" cubes that were in decent shape so I had to cut my stamped flower smaller. (They carry 2" cubes at all of the craft stores around here- Michael's, Jo Ann's, Hobby Lobby and Ac Moore, but at EVERY store the cubes were either all cracked or crooked, or just generally yucky and certainly not worth $1.00 a piece.)

I finally came up with 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 inch cubes by purchasing whittler's kits that include pieces of 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 4" basswood, and had David cut them to 1-3/4" lengths so I wound up with 1-3/4" cubes. I got 6 cubes from each kit. The kits are $10.00 full price, but I used 50% off coupons to purchase mine, so they are very affordable. (The kits I bought are made by Walnut Hollow & available at pretty much all of the above mentioned craft stores.)

I sanded the cubes lightly with sanding blocks & painted just the edges white. The rest was pretty much all punching & layering. I used a double thickness of 3/8" wide red line tape (same as Sticky Strip)to attach the office clip to the top of the cube.
You need a double thickness because the bottom of the clips are slightly concave & won't come into full contact with the block otherwise.

Project Materials:
(all supplies are SU! except woodblocks & clips)
1-3/4" (or 2") sq. wood blocks
1" wide binder clips
CS: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
DSP: Sweet Slumber Specialty paper
Stamps: Seeing Spots, One of a Kind
Accessories: Designer Label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Circle punches: 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-3/4" , Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Appricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain.

Thanks for looking!



Carol Taggart said...

It's an adorable project, Laura.

Tilly said...

I loved it! Thanks for all your prep work, making this easy to put together.