Since it’s still my birthday week, I thought I would write a bit about gifts. I love giving and receiving hand made gift items. Don’t you?
Not long after I started scrapbooking, I saw a sweet photo cube gift idea in a 2008 issue of Scrapbooks, etc. magazine. I loved it and decided to “lift” it to suit a specific purpose. My purpose was a Mother’s Day gift for my wonderful mother in law, Arlene. Now keep in mind that during our 2007 Christmas visit, she casually mentioned that the only photos she had of us were from our wedding, GASP, 18 years before. I guess we had been too busy behind the camera to get caught in front! Well a star was born (my husband) and I think the cube turned out pretty well.
Now it's time to let you in on what I did, how I did it and what I used. The original magazine project called for a Memory Makers brand photo cube but I couldn't find one in my local shops. I improvised with an upside down chipboard box, top removed (now holding post it lables and notes on my desk). Lightweight enough to ship but stable enough for tabletop display. You could also use a 4 inch section of a 4 x 4 post with edges sanded and corners filed off, especially if your not concerned with shipping fees. I had to ship and the only 4 x 4's at my house are supporting a deck!
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