Today we are excited to have one
of Making Memories’ Facebook Friends as our guest designer. Help me welcome Katherine
Blue. She created a few projects to share.
I created a "Gratitude" box using Making Memories’ Autumn Splendor collection and flowers from the craft store. I wanted to display this box and the tags in a basket in my living room so my family and friends who are coming to visit for the holidays can enjoy it. I am going to have everyone write what they are thankful for on the back of the tags. That way, we can stay grounded and remember all of our blessings - the big and the small.
I started off by purchasing an inexpensive decoupage box from my local craft store and since I wanted a vintage feel and look to the box , I painted the box haphazardly using Making Memories Scrapbook Paints in manila, monarch, and sunflower paints.
I then decorated the inside of the box with patterned paper scraps from Making Memories'
Autumn Splendor and Passport collections. I added my favorite family
photo and the "family" metal embellishment from the Vintage Metal
Family Copper combo pack.
Next I decorated the outside of the box using more Making Memories' paint, ephemera from the
Vintage Findings Nature mini kit, ink, raffia, and floral
picks from my local craft store.
For the tags, I decorated them with a variety of Making Memories' items from all the Vintage mini kits. You'll see items from the Nature, the Embossed Metallic Ephemera, Bienvenue collections, and for the pear tag, I went eco-friendly and used the packaging as the tag! For embellishments, I mixed the old and new product for an eclectic look.