Coffee Talk Memory Card Box
February 11, 2023
"I don't have a relationship with coffee, coffee has a relationship with ME." Ha, ha - hi there! It's Maureen with you today and I'm excited to be sharing one of the newest products from Clear Scraps - the DIY Memory-Dex box and cards!
As is my nature, I like to pick themes that "speak to me." And coffee definitely does that, ha ha ha! I wanted this project to be a fun item to flip through but also have the ability to be a gift or functional in its purpose.
I'm starting with assembling the box, which Clear Scraps makes so incredibly easy! These pieces fit together like a glove and make your job so simple. Just add glue!
I'm using a tacky glue because I find it to be very easy to work with, but also secure to hold the pieces together. However, you can use any standard wood glue as well. I've added glue on each joint, and started with the side and back panel. After a few minutes, I've added the other side and front panel.
Wipe off any excess glue you see with a wet paper towel or wipe.
Next, I insert the rods into the holes of the smaller wood pieces and then lay that entire section in to the box first. Then, I squeeze some glue on the back and front of the box bottoms, and push the smaller pieces up against it. Seriously - this is one easy item to assemble! It only took a little while to put together and some time to dry.
The outside of the box is decorated in several coffee themed patterns, and I've simply traced the boxes with a pencil. Any excess edges are trimmed with a detail scissors after gluing on to the sides.
My papers had fun quotes so I cut one of them in strips and added it to both sides of my box, along with a white card stock border. All edges are dusted with some brown ink, to give it dimension. I've also stamped a sentiment and added a die cut "coffee" phrase to the front with glue and pop dots.
Now for the cards - I've chosen the Rounded Chipboard Divider file cards for this project, and I'm covering each one with card stock. I've stamped fun coffee sayings on the fronts, and added assorted patterned papers as strips across or down. Finish these fronts off with some cute embellishments like small coffee cup die cuts, bows and gems and dust the edges with more brown (or black) ink.
The backs of the cards are also covered in card stock - and I've added an additional piece of card stock to them, to make a pocket. Glue your pocket only on 3 sides, leaving the top open to slip in a message, gift card...or even coffee supplies!
What a great gift this makes! What I love about this box is that my other rolodex-style cards fit in it as well, so it is extremely versatile!
How will you use a Memory-Dex box? I am so excited about this new product from Clear Scraps and eager to know what you might make with one. I'm off to have a cup of coffee now - see you next time!
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