Today I figured I'd give you a closer look at this wickedly cool vintage memory box that Maya Road now carry.
This is the top of the box. I love altered stuff, I find that they allow me to use bulky stuff without worrying too much (I worry too much when it comes to layouts, I can't help it!). But if it's a box? Then I just go wild with the dimensional flowers. Notice how the hexagon chipboard makes a nice platter/background for the top, with it's red glitter frame? And that trinket star pins goes to like, anything? Gotta love the vintage rabbit figurines as well :)
I had to decorate the insides too. Just a little tad. *Love* the ornate vintage butterfly stamp! And the combo of spraying dragon fruit pink maya mist onto chipboard letters then adding glossy accent upon. Shiiiny, vivid letters!! Not to mention the various twine cording used for the coasters that makes the pages for this somewhat untraditional mini album.
I kept the "pages" very simple. A b&w photo and a trinket or two on the front,
And the mini kraft tags (love them, such a sturdy material too!) w/ white splatter and text on the back.
So yeah, if you get the chance, give this vintage memory box a try!
If you don't wanna use the coasters as "pages" for the minibook, why not just alter the box (and put something else inside, as a gift) and use the coasters separately, like, say, for personal Christmas tree decorations? I'm thinking if I find a sturdy twig/branch, spraypaint it whiteish...then I'd love to hang these "pages" on it as decoration...
Or perhaps you have other suggestions as what to use these boxes for? Please do share! :)