Friday, October 3, 2008

One more Christmas project idea..

I love making lunchbox holders for cards and recipes. While you have the supplies handy to make one, go ahead and make two of them. Then, you'll be prepared the next time a gift is needed. I chose to make this lunchbox into a recipe file with a retro look. The best way to adhere the scrapbook paper to the metal surface it with carpet tape. It is inexpensive, very sturdy and can be found at Home Depot or Lowe's. After covering the box with scrapbook paper, I tied coordinating ribbons to the handle. The chipboard letters were extras in my stash. A crimped cardstock border was added to the top and bottom of the paper layer. I already had a template for the file folder and made them with various scrapbook papers. I like to add chipboard between the 2 layers of paper on the folders to make them sturdier. I printed the tab titles on my computer, trimmed them with my SU! window punch and adhered to the top of the file folders. The clip art was downloaded from the Internet and added to the different folders. Add a few family recipes and your gift is ready.

1 comment:

Angel said...

What a fabulous idea for a Christmas present! I love your retro look here!
Where do you get your tins?