Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Men’s Valet Box
In search for a great Father’s Day gift idea? How about making a men’s valet box using the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection by Graphic 45?
This idea came to me as I was looking for a Father’s Day gift for my husband. Hubby works long hours every day and when he gets home, it’s keys, wallet, glasses, and hand-scribbled notes anywhere where he lays his hands on.
Granted, the man is worn out and he’s not looking to keep a clean, well decorated space that I’ve worked so hard at maintaining. So I thought… what if I could make something for him, where he could keep everything in one spot, look pretty enough for me, and stay functional enough for him…
So with that thought in mind, I retreated to my craft-room and began looking through my Graphic 45 arsenal; and here are the items that I used:
- Graphic 45 Staples Black Book Box
- Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key Holes
- Graphic 45 Staples Regular Tag & Gears Dies
- Graphic 45 Decades Dye Ink Pad Photogenic (Black)
- Double -sided Tape
- 3D mounting dots
- Black card stock
- Gold card stock
It was super easy to alter this Graphic 45 Staples Black Book Box. All the work is pretty much done for you. All you have to do is trim your papers and adhere!
For the back panel I trimmed a piece to 2 5/16 by 6 5/8
For the side panels I trimmed paper at 4 3/8 by 2 1/8.
For the front panel I trimmed at 6 1/4 by 2 1/8. I also trimmed a border sticker (provided in the collection) and added it to the center. I also added a Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyhole. I think it adds a nice touch!
For the top I trimmed another sheet to 6 3/4 by 4 3/4, inked around the edges and applied it as the first layer. I then mounted the Olde Curiosity Shoppe card on black card stock, and then mounted that on blue paper that measured 3 1/2 by 5 1/2.
I used the Graphic 45 gears die on gold card-stock, and trimmed around the gears to separate them and apply them around the edges of the framed card.
I kept this element dimensional by gluing straight on the card and applying some 3D dots underneath the gears. I then added some bee chipboard elements (from the collection) to hide the 3D dots.
Since my husband enjoys riding his motorcycle, I decided to add some skulls (from my stash) on the corners.
You can choose to apply papers inside your box. I think they line the inside nicely, and it’ll be easier for him to see his things.
As you can see, it’s a fairly simple project to make, and it makes for a great gift!
Until next time! Happy crafting!