Happy Hearts Valentine DIY Wood Box and Memory-Dex cards
February 09, 2023
Hello Craft Friends!
I'm Dana and I'm really excited about today's project post. It features the new Clear Scraps DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards. There are a variety of size boxes you can create, as well as Memory-Dex cards in acrylic or chipboard! You'll want to collect them all!
For today's project, I'll be using Clear Scraps High DIY Wood box Click here I'll also be using a variety of different Memory-Dex cards in both acrylic and chipboard. You can mix the cards up anyway you want and according to what style or theme you chose. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I chose hearts and all things to do with love!
Remove all your pieces from your package. Lay them out on your table, in order of assembly. I applied some Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint on my bottom piece. Set aside to dry. You could if you like, skip this step and just cover the bottom of your box, with patterned paper. Its up to you! There's no right or wrong way. Just have fun! Here's a look so far:
The papers I chose to decorate the outside of my box as well as my Memory-Dex cards, is Simple Stories "Happy Hearts" collection. I traced both sides, back and front pieces onto coordinating patterned papers. I trimmed away any excess paper using my x-acto knife. I inked all my papers using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs before adhering them onto my wood pieces. Here's a photo of one side of my box:
Repeat this process for the other side of your box as well as the front piece. Then glue your box together using a strong and permanent glue like Beacon glue. I held my piece in place a few seconds until the glue holds. Repeat for all pieces, making sure you insert both dowels inside your box before gluing the front and back pieces in place. Here's how it will look once your box is assembled.:
Now the fun begins! It's time to decorate the outside of your box. When decorating my box, I like to chose a variety of embellishments such as trims, ribbon, stickers, chipboard stickers, and sentiments. This is a great way to use up leftover papers and embellishments you have in your crafty stash! If you're like me, I have too many to count! Lol
Here's some photos I hope will inspire you!
Memory-Dex Cards: For this project I'll be using Rounded chip Click here Rounded tab Click here
Regular chip Click here Rounded acrylic Click here Regular tab acrylic Click here
Hearts acrylic: Click here
Next take the cards of your choice (I liked to mix my cards up using both acrylic and chipboard cards) but its all up to your own preference) then using a variety of patterned papers, cover the front and back of each card. For my chipboard cards, I cut to measure 4 x 2 &3/4 inches. For my acrylic they measure 3 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches. Be sure to peel off the protective film from both sides of your acrylic card before adhering your papers. I recommend removing the protective film from your acrylic card as you go, This prevents you from scratching your acrylic surface on any of your cards.
I like to add a sentiment, stickers, ephemera to decorate my Memory-Dex cards. Here's some samples of how I decorated my acrylic cards.
Back side closeups:
Other acrylic cards:
Chipboard Memory-Dex cards: I painted the bottom edges using acrylic paint Black (2 total) and one using pink acrylic paint. Let dry.
Then repeat steps as before covering the front and backs with papers and embellishments. I did make some into pocket cards and tucked ephemera pieces inside my pocket! Here's some closeups!
Here's another photo of my box with my cards stacked inside!
I hope you had as much fun as I have creating this DIY Wood box with Memory-Dex cards! Be sure to visit the Clear Scraps website Click here and check out all the new DIY Wood Boxes and Memory-Dex cards available to purchase.
Thanks for stopping by the Clear Scraps blog! Please share your Boxes and Memory-Dex cards with us! We'd love to see yours!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
Other Supplies Used: Simple Stories Happy Hearts papers, ephemera and stickers, trimmer, xaco knife, scoring board, foam dots, Beacon glue, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, enamel dots, heart trim, Pink and black acrylic paint, Folkart Conch Shell acrylic paint,
You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.