Started out like this
A plain plastic box.
It was based on this Recipe box that I made a few years ago for my daughter.
This one was made from scratch using mountboard.
as this photo of the inside shows.
I used the same paper that I covered the box with to make these reinforced corners to the box for added protection.
I used my Go Slim Sizzix alphabet to cut the Recipe letters & inked them for toning colour.
I finished it with a cardboard fastener which I again inked.
So back to nephews pressie ........
Firstly I inked all over using my alcohol inks.
As he has just left home for Uni life I've kept things quite simple
I mounted the title onto a label cut & embossed using my Nestie die, the paper was cut at the same time as the mountboard then stuck on & the edges inked to blend in ...............
I random stamped all over the box with the cover stamp from the Jan issue of Craft Stamper magazine (cup & saucer) but didn't have chance to take a photo due to the absconding camera!!
and the finishing touch was the ribbon
which brings the eye to the opening lip.
I made sections inside using mountboard
and added a few recipes ...
The idea is that relatives & friends can add to the box & so can he :-)
No doubt the local takeaway numbers will be included!! :-)