Monday, June 21, 2010

Gone Fishin Memory Box

Another GREAT project I worked on from Laura at . This is my version made for Cousin Larry's birthday........he is well deserving of this gift. For instructions or a kit, please refer to Laura's blog - I love it when someone else already did the instructions and has a video!!!! I was able to use some papers I had been hoarding........that also means I sorted through lots of scrap paper to find the right one to use........frankly, making this really didn't make any dent in my paper inventory at all. I also used some packaging "chipboard" that was pretty "thick:" for this project. But really - using what I had on hand with the instructions I got from Laura made me feel pretty good. Finished project is 10-1/4" x 5-1/2" x 3".

To close this box: an antique eyelet, loop through a ponytail elastic to catch onto a hitch.

All the faux leather contrast pieces have stitching lines made using a Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Pen. Off to the left of the lid: the curly label (exclusive SU punch) - see next photo............

Surprise: a happy worm friend! He is made by using circle punches.

"Gone Fishin" cut out using the Big Shot SU Billboard alphabet die:

Flap is secured with faux leather tabs. Inside is lined with Creamy Caramel DSP (boo-hoo retiring color)

Inside the box:

Inside contents revealed (surprise - no treats):

Back: the 5/8" SU Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon is attached with sticky tape.
A closer look at the contents:
Can of worms:

A "Fish Tale" journal. Hemp twine used for the fishing line. A silver metallic pen for the hook. Bubbles made using Crystal Effects. The blue water background is ever so slightly embossed for a little texture. Hemp twine is used to secure the pages in the book.

Inside "Fish Tales" has pages for real tall tales and inside the "worms" can can be a photo:
A variety of Lures with an actual 1-1/4" fishing float as an embellishment along with actual fishing "snap swivels" hooked onto the lures......templates are on Laura's instructions........those acutal fishing embellishments give it that authentic feel.........

Back side of the lures:

The fish have large antique eyelets and are strung on one of those actual fishing "snap swivels", then strung with some hemp twine.

On both sides of the fish body, lift up the pectoral fin and there is room for (2) photos or a combination of journaling and photo. The light part of the fish body is lightly embossed for texture using Bog Shot texture plates (it doesn't show up in the photo).
Most of the supplies used were from my retired SU stash - am glad to have finally put them to good use. Gosh, thsis project came out better than I expected and it was very satisfying to finish it to present to cousin Larry.
Thank you for visiting today..............


Lynnor Goodwin said...

Awesome project!!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable - awesome gift

Kathy Yip said...

You got it finished! Looks great. Now I need to work on mine.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your version. Love you checking your site everyday - sometimes I check it twice!!!

Helen said...

Wow, Patti, it looks great! Love everything about it especially the fish. You've put so much time on this!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love her creations and I just watched her on Ustream on Friday night...she is a real character and ever so talented...I am sure you made her proud with this wonderful creation!

Princess said...

Wow - I'm really impressed! I wish I knew a fisherman! Well, I wish I knew one that I needed a gift for, anyway. I may just have to make this just in case I happen upon one.
This is so stunning and so very creative. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

great idea.

Tere said...

Wow Patti, you are so amazing and creative.


lisa808 said...

Awesome project! Love those fish.

Diana Ball said...

HOLY CUTE! I want to drink the water at your home! You just amaze me. thank you for I have to go get creative! Diana