Our Family Memoirs

by Teresa Horner | May 5, 2017
Our Family Memoirs

Hi and welcome to the Ruby Rock-it blog.  Today i have a fun project to do if you are saving special pictures and memories of your family and need a very special place to store them.  My sisters and i are digging through old things at our house and working on a special project about our mom and dad so i came up with this idea using one of our kits called "Bella Family Collection Pack".

It's full of beautiful papers and stickers and ephemera and it was really fun and easy to make this up. My favorite part is the beautiful sayings on all the pieces that come in the set. They are so heartfelt and are in such beautiful colors for vintage photos and other things you might want to put away.

 For the inside i wanted to decorate it and make it an heirloom for my next generation of family to find so i added lots of pretty papers and a few of the tags, bling and some lace that i had saved. It's nothing really hard such simple cuts and adding the tags and other goodies from the kit.

The tag inside the box has the most beautiful saying on it and really says what it means to know the different generations of your family.  It's fun to find similarities in the generations not only in what you look like but how you are as a person.  It's been a really fun journey for us so far and there is lots more to find...

Here is another view of the top of the box.  You could even add old buttons that you have or bits of things or pictures that are from your own personal family stash.  It's really fun and all of this comes in the kit so you can be really creative.
I also had enough papers and such to make up a journal to keep inside.  For us this was really important because we kept meeting people along the way and wanted a special place to put their stories.  Even the cards are mini books so that i can put pictures of the family that we meet.
I am going to make up a few more of these to put inside.  They are super tiny but can hold lots of pictures so that might be fun to keep.

 And this extra project i did with a chipboard frame that i had from Hobby Lobby.  I have this wonderful picture of my cousins family and i made it to give it to them as a gift.  The paper kit comes with 2 pieces of each paper so it's easy to make extra projects with it.  And the butterfly tags are just gorgeous!!

And lastly here is a closeup of the Family blocks paper.  This is super neat because it has those extra words on it about Father, Mother and the words love you.... I really, really loved working with this!
So thats all from me and Thank you so much for stopping by.  I hope I have inspired you to gather your own precious family memoirs as I have done today... Have a wonderful and crafty day!
 
 
Supply List for this project:
 
Bella Family collection Pack
Bella Bling in gold
Wooden box that measures 13x8 3/4"
tan and kraft cardstock
Americana Multipurpose satin paint in Mushroom
Sandpaper/ and wood sealer
Chalk Ink
Adhesive: Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive, 3 D Foam squares
double sides tape
Chipboard frame
Mini notebook
papertrimmer, scissors, sanding file, 
Old laces
 
 
 

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