Monday, January 11, 2021

Cardinal Memory Box

Design Credit: The top of the memory box was inspired by a Jan Hobbins cardinal card. I used the techniques she used to make the cardinal and the greenery and holly berries. 

When I first saw the Tim Holtz Feathered Cardinal die I immediately knew I wanted to make a memory box. My father passed away in August and my mom the previous May. I wanted to make something special to hold some of their possessions and photos. Cardinals represent visitors from heaven so I thought it would be perfect for the top of the memory box. I loved Jan's design so I decided to use that for the top of the box. Thank you Jan for the wonderful design and inspiration!

Continue reading for additional photos and a supply list.

Here is a better view of the top of the box. 


Here is an up close view of the beautiful cardinal. 


A Sizzix Shaker Dome was used to create the shaker portion of the box.

I added some Tim Holtz metal charms to the inside of the shaker. I also included my parent's initials.

Side View. I added Tim Holtz Box Feet to the bottom of the box. I think it makes the box look more finished.


Front View. I added a faux lock to the front of the box. 


Here is a view of the side and back of the box. I just love the Tim Holtz papers! 


Here is the inside of the box. I put a photo of my parents when they were dating in the 50's inside of a Tim Holtz frame. 


An up close view of the inside cover of the box. I love this photo of my parents when they were dating. 


Thanks for stopping by my blog to check out the memory box I created. Follow my blog if you'd like to see what I create next!




Tim Holtz Ingredients:

  • Feather Cardinal Die

  • Style Woodlands Stamp Set

  • Distress Embossing Glaze: antique linen

  • Holiday Brushstroke Dies

  • Box Feet

  • Foundry Frame

  • Remnant Rubs

  • Miscellaneous Metals Charms & Alphas

  • Christmas Papers

  • Cardstock: red, green

  • Distress Sprays: candied apple, festive berries, barn door

  • Distress Oxide Inks: candied apple, pumice stone, frayed burlap, forest moss, shabby shutters, rustic wilderness, peeled paint, antique linen

Misc. Supplies:

  • Sizzix 3-1/2" Shaker Dome 

  • Sizzix 3-1/2" Circle Die

  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

  • Cardstock: black

  • Mixed Media Paper

  • Ranger Archival Ink: jet black

  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

  • Frank Garcia 1/4" Artisan Tape

  • Thread: white

  • Sewing Machine

  • Graphic 45 Box 

  • Metal Heart Lock


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