Today, we have two fabulous summer projects to share with you, from our Altered Project Designer Jennifer Edwardson. She's created two different versions of a "Summer Memories" box, along with a fun little mini album to tuck into each box. Let's check them out!
"Summer Memories" altered box and mini album, by Jennifer Edwardson.
I am always collecting pieces to alter as I see them and tucking each away until the right moment. My 7 yr. old son, Alex, is forever tucking 'special rocks' in my pockets that I forget about until they go into the washing machine!
So I have been wanting to create a little box for him to put some of his treasures and this is what I came up with. I dug some of my favorite pieces from a couple of older collections that I'd been saving for a project and layouts for Alex and got to work.
I covered the edges of the outer piece of the box using patterned paper and then bordered it with designer tape. I added stickers, alphas and flags to complete the cover.
Using some Core'dinations cardstock I created the base to a mini album custom fit to the inside of the slide out piece of the box.
I adhered the pages together using more designer tape!
I then used more fun patterned paper, stickers, flags and a button to create places for Alex to help me add his favorite photos from our month long vacation this summer!
A little tip: When I create a project like this, where the photos will be added later, I always use either reposition-able adhesive or only adhere in a small corner, so that photos can easily be slipped under the embellishments after.
He loves it and I am looking forward to not finding quite so many little rocks in the washing machine :)
Camped Out: Happy Campers, Label Additions; All Inclusive: Ocean View, Bookin' On The Beach, Bella Blurbs; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron, Pony Dot; High Five Alphabets: Green; Simply Simona Chipboard Alphas: Brownie; Flags: Camping
"Summer Fun", altered box and mini album, by Jennifer Edwardson.
We were lucky enough to be able to take our daughter Emma out to show her horses for the whole month of August this summer! We've been having the BEST time, and of course we have taken a ton of photos. I wanted to create a place for her to have a little snapshot of memories of this great trip.
This little folding box was perfect as it already came with a kraft base for a little mini album inside.
I chose one of my favorite collections, Sunshine and Happiness, to make this project bright and fun for her. I traced out the front cover using patterned paper and sanded the edges once the patterned paper was adhered. I added cute cuts, stickers and chipboard shapes to embellish.
Once opened, I added different patterned paper strips to cover all the spaces inside as well, and designer tape around the middle of the box too. I left these places open for her to add larger photos too.
For the album I created a 'mini layout' on each page for her photos, but I left the back of each page blank so she could adhere tickets and mementos from the trip if she'd like.
A little tip: When I create a project like this where the photos will be added later, I always use either reposition-able adhesive or only adhere in a small corner, so that photos can easily be slipped under the embellishments after.
This was so fun to put together and I can't wait to see what pictures she adds once we get home!
Sunshine & Happiness: Happy Clouds, Juicy Good Time, Sunny Side Up, Popsicle Kisses, Cute Cuts, Alphas+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Miniatures; Ciao Chip Elements: Icons, Stars and Hearts; Designer Tape: Gulf Dot, Pickle Juice Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Orange Stripe; Button Market: Orange Stars