>> Thursday, December 1, 2011
ETA: We have a WINNER!
Welcome to Day One of our 24 days holiday inspiration where we'll have something new to inspire you every day from now until Christmas. Of course it wouldn't be Christmas without presents, so we're throwing in some give aways too - starting with one today!
To get the ball rolling, I've created a memory box for my eldest daughter Lucy. Lucy really loves writing in her diary at the moment so I thought it would be nice for her to have a special place to record her holiday memories.
This was so quick and easy to make I thought I'd include some step by step instructions for you too...
To start, I made a basic origami box (you can find some easy instructions here) and reinforced it by tucking in some thick card stock before folding each side.
Then I made three memory tags, each on a different theme, using the same basic design for each.
To start, cut a piece of black card stock 5" x 4", one piece of patterned paper 4" x 2.5" and another 8" x 4". Attach the small patterned paper to the card stock and fold the longer piece in half and place an eyelet in each.
Stick the 8" x 4" paper to the tag so the fold lines up with the end of the tag to make a flap. Cut another smaller piece of patterned paper and stick it under the flap for journalling.
Use stickers, alphas and index journalling tags to embellish the inside of your tag and include a spot for a photo to be attached later.
Embellish the front of your tag by layering paper, stickers and index cards. The Jingle sticker sheet has some great titles you could use to create the topic for each tag. For this one I've used some of the banner stickers to create Christmas trees to tie into the trimming the tree theme.
Thread some string around the tag and through the eyelets, tying them together to keep the flap closed. I've attached the string to the back of my tag with masking tape and then finished it off by placing another piece of card stock over the top.
and that is one tag done! I've made two more using the same steps, one for Lucy to record the presents she receives...
and one for photos of the day itself...
[Lily Bee Products Used]
Jingle - Cranberry
Jingle - Mistletoe
Jingle - Tinsel
Jingle - Egg Nog
Jingle - ABC Stickers
Jingle - Mixed Cardstock Stickers
Jingle - Index Journalling Cards
Memorandum - 6 x 6 Mini Tablet
And for the giveaway... leave a comment on this post by Monday 4 December and we'll draw one name at random to receive a Jingle Collection Kit!