Friday, October 28, 2016

Nature Journey Box with Crafty Foam Tape

Happy Friday! 
Today I'm participating in a blog hop with  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
and Graphic 45
You can see Day 5 post here. To see all the inspiration, check out the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog.
Fall Colors
I love the colors of nature, especially in the fall!  This fall I spent a weekend in northern Minnesota where the colors were amazing!  I'm a collector, I admit it!  I gathered colored leaves, pretty pebbles, twigs and bark.  Those bits and pieces from my nature walk were my inspiration to put together this Nature Journey Box. 

Nature Journey Box

 I used Graphic 45 Mixed Media 5x5 Box-Kraft which has an opening in the top and a magnetic closure. It comes with 6 mat pages.  It works really well for my collection! 
I used papers from Graphic 45 Safari Adventure 6x6 Patterns and Solids to decorate it.  On the top I've created a shadow box.  I used Crafty Foam Tape - Black on the inside of the box cover around the opening to add some depth.  I fastened a square of patterned paper to make the bottom of my shadow box. It looks good on the inside, too!  The brown frame was cut from paper fastened to 3D Foam Creative Sheets to add thickness.  There's Crafty Foam Tape - Black under the brown/red frame to add more dimension.   I used a piece of clear packaging to make the window.  More layers of patterns and solid papers are fastened with E-Z Runner® Ultra Refillable Dispenser on top and sides.

I brushed Girlie Grunge Art Medium on the leaf to seal it and glue it in place.  All the pebbles are fastened with DODZ Adhesive Dots Mini.  The date and "nature journey" (cut from G45 Safari Adventure paper) are on pieces of birch bark which is popped up with Crafty Foam Tape - Black 

On the inside, I added a piece of seam binding fastened to bottom of box as a pull to lift the pages for viewing.
I've used pieces of pattern paper to decorate the pages.  The leaves are all sealed and glued in place with Girlie Grunge Art Medium.  I made a shaker box of sorts to display my pebbles.  It's made with cardboard backing and frame with clear packaging window.  I used 3 layers of Crafty Foam Tape - Black around the edges to create enough space for the pebbles. 

Here are the pages:
Birch Bark and Twig
Maple Leaf


Ironwood Leaf

Sumac Branch
Poplar Leaf


Nature Journey Box and Pages
I hope I've tweaked your creative energy with a bit of inspiration!
Thanks for stopping!



Other Supplies:  Ranger Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs; Spellbinders dies; Seam Binding; Brown Permanent Marker; Recycled Clear Plastic; Leaves, Twigs, Bark, Pebbles


Susan said...

Absolutely beautiful. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and this Nature Journey Box is a wonderful way to have the beauty all year round. What a great way to save it.

Jean Bullock said...

I love this, Judy. What a fabulous idea.

angie1966 said...

Thank you for the inspiration your blog is full. In fact your blog is jam packed! Thankyou again. Merry Christmas to you all