Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day


I made this picture box for my mom and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I wanted to post it before Mother's Day in case anyone needed any ideas, but then they would have seen the finished product. It looks pretty complicated, but I saw one of these about a year ago and I was able to just make up my own way of doing it by memory. If I can do that, you could easily follow step-by-step instructions! Start with 4 12x12 pieces of card stock. Score the first one at 4" and 8" on two sides so you end up with 9 squares. Then cut out the four corners. Repeat these steps with the remaining 3 pieces of card stock only make the squares 1/4" smaller for each layer. Next glue the center of the 4 pieces of card stock together.



Then use a corner rounder on all the corners except the outside piece of card stock (the brown).



Next I put coordinating paper in the center square and on the 4 outside squares.



To make the lit, score a piece of card stock so the center square is 1/4" bigger than the dimensions of the outside piece of card stock. (My center is 4 1/4"x4 1/4") The side pieces are 1 1/2"x 4 1/4". Then cut one side, fold in the flap, and adhere with tacky tape! Decorate as desired.



This is the finished product on the inside. I decorated it with pictures of my kids, coordinating paper and stickers!

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