Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I made me a picture takin' box!

I am so thrilled I finally figured out a very neat way to take pictures with different backgrounds while not taking up tons of space. (which I really don't have)

 It is made out of only 4 pieces of black foam core board.
I glued it together but I also put t-pins around the edges.
This is the white background.
I just took white cardstock (cut to size) and some binder clips to hold them in place. They are taped together except for the 2 bottom sides which makes it possible to fold the white up when not in use and it lays in the bottom of the box.
Here is a card I made. The box is big enough for most cards and when cropped the binder clips will not show. I can cut any background paper just like I did with the white and have many themes. I am thinking of making a bigger one so that layouts will fit in it but this one was a test run and I didn't have enough core board to make it any bigger but hey a 12 x 12 would be pretty cool.

See didn't it turn out pretty neat? You couldn't even tell there are binder clips around the edges. AWESOME!!!
I am entering this card in Peachy Keen Stamps: Sketch Challenge 65 with a twist. I am not sure if this is considered paper piecing but it was one stamp that I cut out of 3 different colors so I'm giving it a go.
Twine is from The Twinery (it is on the ornaments but can you also see it wrapped behind the sentiment?)
The ornamnets stamp is from Studio G
The sentiment is from Crafty Sprouts "Have A Cool Yule" stamp set.

7 comments:

Luanne said...

that's so cool! I'm going to make one for me too. hehehe

Cathy said...

great job:)

Rosie said...

great idea and job!!!! I really need to make one of these!!!!!

love the card too

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marlene said...

Hi:
Thanks for the great idea for picture box. I am going to make one right now.
marlene

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

Neat! Love the different patterned papers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PeachyKeenStamps!!!

Nikki

Samantha Casey said...

Love the paper you used, and the twine detail is perfect! Good luck with the Peachy Keen challenge.
-Sam

Janice W. said...

Thanks for sharing your picture taking box! Your card looks great! Nicely done! Thanks for joining the PK challenge!