Logo Catherine Moore

Keepsake Box

Keepsake Box 1
Keepsake Box Open
Keepsake Box 2
Keepsake Box Front

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Using a very pale ink, stamp Character Constructions lace pattern onto light colored cardstock.
  2. Stamp Character Constructions' Locket, Catherine's Secret, Arms & Legs onto lace pattern.
  3. Stamp Character Constructions' Catherine's Secret onto sage green colored cardstock.
  4. Stamp Character Constructions Art Doll Text onto a tag.
  5. Stamp Character Constructions' heART Girl, I Can Fly, Maxine Elliott, Captured Spirit, and Potter Cat onto light colored cardstock.
  6. Color with pencils and pastels.
  7. Cut out all elements using a Fiskar's Soft Touch scissors, and set aside.
  8. Using a cosmetic sponge wedge, apply paint to Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers' Italian Scriturra Verticale and stamp onto lined writing paper.
  9. Collage painted paper to the outside of a small cigar box. Paint with a light wash of acrylic paint. Paint the inside of the box.
  10. Collage the same writing paper, minus the stamping, onto the inside of the box.
  11. Create wood partitions using soft craft wood and glue in place with glue.
  12. Collage bird images and initials onto the box.
  13. Create a computer-generated 'Keepsakes' label.
  14. Tint the label with paint and ink to age, and collage onto box front.
  15. Collage doll components in the corner of the box.
  16. On the inside of the box lid, use eye fasteners in corners to attach lace.
  17. Adhere heART girl over lace.
  18. Adhere remaining stamped images inside box compartments and incorporate a few personal treasures.
  19. Adhere bits of old book texts to edges of partitions.
  20. Collage fragments of script inside box compartments.
  21. Use a ribbon as a box closure.