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Keepsake Boxes

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A few years back I started making a book for myself every year, and in it I would paste all of the ticket stubs, photos, and other sentimental ephemera that I picked up during the course of the year. At some point along the way I stopped doing this (probably due to the excessive number of ex-boyfriends that can be found in the pages).

This year I decided it’s time to restart that tradition, but in a slightly different way. Instead of books I made two boxes (that sort of look like books when on a shelf). Because I’m a bit of an art-supply hoarder, I managed to make these without buying any supplies whatsoever. And as luck would have it, I happened to have the perfect paper to cover both boxes! For 2011 I used a map of Paris (I celebrated turning 40 with a 3 week trip to France and Italy beginning and ending in Paris). And for 2012 I used this beautiful silk dragon book cloth I bought years ago when I was learning my bookmaking craft (2012 is year of the dragon, yo!). (Davey board, glue, handmade paper, map, book cloth, ribbon, copper, vintage button)

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February 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Posted in mixed media, Paper