I also used pictures of my little ones when they were oh so little too- how can you resist those cheeks!! My kids were so excited about this they man-handled the box for a bit before I got pictures take. :) Whacha gana do??
Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make a simpler (smaller) version of this box, I will explain the changes I made. I started with a large 12x12" sheet for the yellow base box, and instead of folding in all the corners as shown in the tutorial, I cut those pieces off so I could fit more layers inside. I scored this sheet every 4" then turned the CS once and scored again. I then decreased my card stock pieces by 2", so the celery layer was a 10 1/2 x10 1/2" box (scored every 3 1/2") and they pink was a 9x9" square (scoring every 3"). (FYI- I scored evenly twice along either side of the card stock(s) to give me a grid look before I folded.) The top was made from a piece 6x6" square, scored 1" in all the way around. Then snip the corners as shown in the tutorial, then fold and adhere together to make the lid. It doesn't take much time at all and finding the pictures and embellishing them was the MOST fun of all!
Here are a few f my other favorites. On the left is my son with his bubble beard... he just loves this picture now! The great thing about the Simply Scrappin' Kits is that some of the embellishments are preprinted too, so they have beautiful fonts and witty phrases as well. There are blank ones too to allow for your own stamped images or just for journaling. On the right is my daughter, she slept in that swing until she was like 4 months old... she basically out grew the thing and then FINALLY went into a crib. I went through batteries (you know those massive round ones) daily it seems like. She was in that thing all night...
Well I hoped you enjoyed today's project and take the challenge to play along with us at HSS, we love to see your creativity and inspiration. I have some other items up my sleeve as well for you guys later this week so stay tuned! Until next time~ TTFN