I’ve tried a lot of different methods for organizing my greeting cards and physical photos, but nothing has worked well. I wanted something easy to access and fun. I also don’t like how if you put them in boxes with dividers they tend to fall over.
When I saw this box pattern in the Silhouette store, I knew it would perfect! I wanted the boxes to be sturdy, so they wouldn’t get bent or flop over easily. Therefore, I wanted to use chipboard instead of just cardstock for the base of the box, but chipboard isn’t all that pretty, right? Here was my solution:
First, I cut the box out of chipboard:
Next, I cut pieces of red cardstock in the exact same size at the chipboard, except without the the little flaps for assembling the box:
Next, I used Mod Podge to adhere the cardstock to the chipboard. I just used a sponge brush to paint the Modge Podge over the surface of the chipboard and attached the cardstock to that:
Next, I assembled the box:
I cut decorative paper for a couple of them and attached that. Then I covered the entire surface of the boxes in Modge Podge again to give the box a protective coating. This also made the surface slick so that I can apply the white vinyl lettering, but still be able to remove it easily if I want to change the label later.
Last, I cut the labels out of white vinyl and put those on once the top Modge Podge coating was dry. (It only took about 15 minutes for that to dry.)
Last I filled them with cards and photos. I do plan to make a few more, so there are spots for all the categories of cards and photos that I have.
This post is part of the Silhouette Challenge. Check out the other great projects from this month’s challenge:
Using Silhouette Studio as a Graphics Programme by Get Silvered
Hymn Art by Unoriginal Mom
D.I.Y. Wedding Invitations by Create & Babble
Pow! Superhero Party Decorations by Lil Mrs. Tori
Family Photo Tile & A Free Cut File by My Favorite Finds
They said yes! Bridesmaid Proposal Box by Everydaypaper
Home on the Range: An Accent Pillow by Suburble
“Keep Calm” Onesie by The Thinking Closet
August Silhouette Challenge Project by Give Me a Paintbrush
Fancy Powder Room Sign by Joy & Gladness of Heart
How to Organize Cards & Photos by Super Sweet Life
It’s Time to Try a New Craft Medium by Tanya’s Creative Space
Milk Jug Crayon Bucket by It Happens in a Blink
The Gold and Beautiful by The House on Hillbrook
My First Silhouette Project: A Vinyl Chicken Decal by Life After Laundry
A Stache Bash Part 1 by Home at Eight
One Shoe Can Change Your Life by An Elegant Touch
Washi Tape Wall Art by Tried & True
Washi Tape & Vinyl Sign by Tossed Salad Life
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