Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Transformations. If you arrived here from Roni's InkStains Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Finding creative uses for my Club Scrap pizza boxes (our monthly scrapbooking kits come shipped in them) is kind of an obsession of mine. If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you probably already know this, LOL. So I set out to create some ALSB (Assembly Line Scrapbooking) storage for all of the kits I have completed.

Interested to see how I created my storage? Find detailed instructions for this project below.

Annette's Blog is up next!


Create vertical storage for ALSBed kits.

(Be sure to check out the original inspiration HERE.)

1. Disassemble a Club Scrap pizza box.

2. Apply Book Binding Glue to the inside flaps as shown.

3. Tack all four tabs into place with ATG adhesive.

4. Carefully reassemble the base of the box attaching the tabs to the side panels first.

5. Fold over the long flaps to finish the base.

6. Apply Book Binding Glue to the inside of the front flap and outside of the side flaps of the pizza box cover.

7. Trim off the two small tabs from the front flap and assemble the box. Set this aside to dry completely before moving onto step 8.

8. Measure 3" from one of the short side corners and mark with a pencil.

9. Extend the pencil line around to the front and back side of the box.

10. Flip the box to the opposite end and repeat steps 8 and 9. These marks will be diagonally across the box from the first mark.

11. Draw a pencil line diagonally across the face of the box connecting the first marks on one side of the box.

12. Flip the box over and draw another diagonally line on the opposite side of the box making sure to make a mirror image of the pencil line in step 11.

13. Cut the box on the pencil lines with a heavy duty craft knife or box cutter.

14. Glue the two pizza box pieces together to form one storage unit.

15. Paint the edges with dark brown paint and both side panels in full.

16. Cut the Eggshell Deluxe prints along the grout lines.

17. Lay out the pieces onto the table to keep track of the piece placement.

18. Once the paint is dry, lay the "tile" pieces onto the sides of the box.

19. Draw faint pencil lines indicating areas to trim.

20. Distress the edges of the "tiles" with Earth Ink.

21. Attach the paper "tiles" onto the box with Book Binding Glue.

22. Cover the front and back ends of the box with Lt. Green Deluxe print panels.

Short end -3x4"

Long end -4x9.75"

23. Attach a 4x12" Brown Deluxe print to the bottom of the box.

24. Secure a metal book plate to the short end of the box and label with small alphabet stamps using Earth Ink.

The project is complete!

My custom ALSB storage file holds five Deluxe kits and two special edition kits ready for photos!

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this project. I love to hear your feedback so please leave me a comment below! :)


  1. I also have some boxes used like this.It is a wonderful way to recicle the PB. I haven''t decorated mine as beautiful as yours! Great job, Julie!

  2. I'd like to place an order for 127 of these. Thanks, Jules!

  3. Totally awesome - after Tricia's order perhaps you would like to send some of these to me also???

  4. Wow Julie! You never disappoint with awesome creations!! Like having the two divided sections. TFS,

  5. Wow! I love how you organize your finished pages. Thanks for the tip and I won't be throwing empty pizza boxes in the recycle bin anymore! Have a great day Julie!

  6. Terrific idea! My ALSB pages certainly don't fit in my 3 ring binder I have for them.

    Thanks for showing how you made the storage boxes.

  7. The queen of pizza boxes strikes again!

  8. Clever use of pizza boxes. Love the finishing touches - the "paneled" sides and brown paint. Not only useful but attractive. Thanks for sharing, Julie
    Cheers, Marie

  9. You crack me up, Julie! Fabulous tutorial!

  10. This is a terrific idea Julie. I have mine in a binder, but this way I could store a whole completed kit easier! And it's decorated so beautifully!

  11. Wow! That's awesome! Thanks for the tutorial!
    The Leaf Studio

  12. Wow, another fabulous creation! So wonderful for ALSB pages of course, and magazines and big mail etc... school papers, kids projects - I could go on and I need to make one, thanks Julie!

  13. I have used the box to make one vertical file but this is better! TFS!

  14. Well isn't that just so pretty! What fun - great looking sturdy storage boxes. I may have to give this a try.

  15. OMG, what you can do with a pizza box. Those came AMAZING and so useful!

  16. you are the queen of up cycling.

  17. Very clever storage . . . and very pretty too! Is there anything you can't make with a pizza box? ;0)

  18. What a great idea for recycling PB and having a better way to store ALSB pages. I always enjoy your clever ideas.

  19. Have you finished everyone else's boxes yet? I hope so because I also need like 100 of these please? You can send them for Christmas?

    1. ROFL! They are so much fun to make Janet, and don't really take much time at all. Seriously I made about 100 of them in like an afternoon ;)