Saturday, April 16, 2011

PDP-lunchbox minibook

last month, along with april's fabulous COUNTRY FARM STAND kit, pixie-in-chief kirsty vittetoe sent me a neat lunch-box-shaped maya road chipboard tin, asking if i had any ideas of something cool that could be made from it. at first, i was actually completely BLANK... (not a promising start!) ...but that night when i was trying to fall asleep it hit me: OF COURSE it wanted to be the carrying case for a school-themed minibook!!! luckily the april pixie kit had absolutley everything i needed to make one!


recruiting niece madeline as the supermodel for this project, i got straight to work, and i think the results are pretty cool. this was such a FUN AND EASY project and the best part is, whereas i often go "out on a limb" creatively, a tiny lunchbox filled with school pictures is an utterly practical thing to make as either a gift or a special keepsake!


there are lots more photos, and some details on constructing the custom-sized album over on the pixie blog, i'd love for you to see them! ♥♥♥

12 comments:

  1. Oh, Lauren, this is terrific! I'm guessing Maddie will squeal with delight at this treasured keepsake made from the most awesome aunt on the planet :)

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  2. That is such a brilliant idea, now I know what to make for Clare for her to take to collage - a mini album in a lunch tin box, so cool! Thanks for the inspiration! : )

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  3. This is just terrific!!!***!!! ... absolutely beautiful ... and your niece is adorable ... Have a great weekend Miss Lauren

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  4. Very cool idea and of course an adorable model doesn't hurt!

    When did you get the new header? It's very cool.

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  5. love your altered lunch tin and mini! thanks for sharing, miss lauren! have a wonderful week! *hugs* steph :)

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  6. Well I certainly need to pay more attention. I typed my comment for this post on the last one... duuhhh! Sorry to be such an airhead... well I am a blonde!

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  7. What an excellent album. You are an inspiration!

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  8. Beautiful and a perfect gift!!

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