Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Photo Storage Box Tutorial

Hi everyone! As you might know, I like to make my own storage boxes and today I have a photo storage tutorial to share with you. It can be used for other things too, such as stickers, clear stamps, tags and various smaller sized papers. 

This month the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team is sharing projects made with some of their favourite Sizzix dies by Eileen. I have way too many favorites, and decided to use one of the new Book Club dies, the Stamp & Photo Storage die, which is very versatile. Versatile dies are often my favourites, since they can be used in so many different ways. 

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I always have a pile of photos on my desk, some of them are newly printed and others are photos I feel inspired to use or work with soon. This storage box with five compartments will keep them organized and protect them at the same time. You can easily add even more compartments and the box can be stored on its side too. The box is a perfect fit for 4 x 6 in photos, and is 3 in tall.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Start by die cutting the Stamp & Photo Storage from mat board. You need two to make one box/compartment.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Cut off the closure flap on one of the die cuts, since you only need to close the box on one side.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Assemble using a strong adhesive. I used Ranger's Wonder Tape.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Make as many boxes as you need.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Glue the boxes together and place them under a book until the glue is dry.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Coat with gesso.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I used Dina Wakley's acrylic paints to paint my box and decided to make color-coded stripes for the sides. The top and bottom were painted orange, pink and grey.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

When dry, sand the edges and use a black marker to add definition to the joints.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I stamped the edges with Darkroom Door stamps, from the Photography set. You can of course use any stamps that fit the purpose of your box.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

To embellish the box, I die cut words, flowers, labels and a pocket using Eileen's Bookmark, Tag & Pocket, Bookplate, Hinges & Labels, and Floral Arch and Words sets.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I also stamped a camera from Darkroom Door on inky paper and cut it out. The patterned papers come from Kaisercraft Documented Paper Pad. All the edges were distressed and inked.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

One the one side of the box, I used alphabet stamps to write some labels for the compartments. One each for the kids, and compartments for nature, South Africa and mixed photos. I needed a vintage one too, so I should actually add a compartment later.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I love the look of this vintage camera stamp. There are also some Clippings stickers.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

The label and flowers were die cut from a paper colored with Paper Artsy's Infusions.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

I placed a piece of the Infusions paper behind the star too.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

You can add a center to the flowers if you want too.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

The little tag in the pocket holds this great sentiment from the Darkroom Door Photography set.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

On the other side of the box, I added some Clippings stickers.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

Here's a look from the front, there is plenty of space for more photos.

Layers of ink - Photo Storage Box Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson with Eileen Hull Sizzix Book Club dies

If you want to, you can also store the box like this, or on one of the longer sides.

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

Supplies:

* Please note: the links are affiliate links, for which I receive a small percentage of sales generated by the link, at no extra cost to you.


Sizzix ScoreBoards L Die - Stamp & Photo Storage
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookmark, Tag & Pocket
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Sizzix Framelits Die Set 8PK - Bookplate, Hinges & Label
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Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 4PK - Floral Arch & Words
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Sizzix Little Sizzles - 6
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Kaisercraft DOCUMENTED 6.5 x 6.5
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Darkroom Door Cling Stamp CAMERA Eclectic
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS
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Paper Artsy A BIT JADED Infusions
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Dina Wakley Ranger OCEAN
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Dina Wakley Ranger ELEPHANT
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Dina Wakley Ranger CHEDDAR
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Dina Wakley Ranger BLUSHING
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE LINEN
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO
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Hero Arts Stamps BASIC LOWERCASE LETTERS
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology ALPHA TRANSPARENT TILES
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Sizzix Big Shot Machine Only (White & Gray)
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Sizzix Accessory - Multipurpose Platform, Standard
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Sizzix Accessory - Cutting Pads, Standard, 1 Pair (Purple w/Silver Glitter)
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS I
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS
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Hero Arts Rubber Stamp CLEAR ACRYLIC BLOCK 3 by 3
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SANDING GRIP REFILL
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Tim Holtz Tonic PAPER DISTRESSER
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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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Ranger Inkssentials WONDER TAPE 1/8 Inch
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Tim Holtz Distress Markers BLACK SOOT
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Other supplies:

Stamps: Darkroom Door: Photography

6 comments:

  1. Sassy and fun . . . look at you always coming up with a new way to get creative with paper and ink. Bravo!!!
    Keep Smiling!
    Connie :)

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  2. Such a great way to use this die Anna-Karin. Love when projects are pretty and useful too!

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  3. What an amazing project! Love how you have made this look so beautiful! Chrisx

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  4. This is just so clever Anna-Karin and not only is it beautiful the way you have decorated it, it is so useful too! I love that camera stamp too! Anne xx

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  5. Great tutorial - this is just cool!

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