Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Club Scrap Lagoon Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Club Scrap August Blog Hop featuring the Lagoon kit. If you have arrived from the super creative Tina's Finding Your Niche Blog then you are in the right place. If not, hop back to Karen's post at the Club Scrap Blog to see a complete list of all the talented bloggers.

While helping my oldest daughter Alicia pack and purge her room prior to leaving for college, we stumbled upon this little wooden box. I knew right away that it would make the perfect blog hop project!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how I transformed this little box into a precious keepsake.

Up next on the hop is the talented Roni's INKSTAINS BLOG! 


Lagoon Keepsake Box and Mini Accordion Album Instructions:

Rough up the decoupaged areas of the box in preparation for painting with an emery board or sandpaper.

Remove the hardware and set aside. Paint the entire box with homemade white gesso found in the Creative Concoctions video from Club Scrap Retreat 2012. Set aside to dry completely.

After the box is reassembled, decorate it with papers and embellishments from the Lagoon Deluxe kit along with tiny beach-combed treasures.

Attach the fussy cut seahorse, sparkly ribbon, and funky fibers* with Club Scrap Bookbinding Glue and a Needle-tipped Applicator. I received a piece of this webbed weave fiber from a mixed media class I took this past Spring. I love how looks just like a piece of coral and if you happen to have the Paradise Greetings to Go in your stash then you have some too.

Fill the Lagoon Mini Glass Bottle with teeny weeny beach glass and shells. Nestle the bottle into the niche with other ocean finds. Attach to the inside of the box with hot glue.

Place a 12x12" Dk. Teal paper with the grain direction left to right in the paper trimmer and cut at 10, 7.5, 5, and 2.5". Trim one 2.5x12" piece horizontally at 10. Cut the remaining three 2.5x12 pieces horizontally at 10.5". The left over 2x12" piece is a scrap.

Score the three 2.5x10.5" pieces horizontally at 2.5 and 7.5".

Flip the pieces over and score at 5 and 10".

Note: The remaining 2.5x10" piece will be scored in much the same way with the exception of the score at 10".

Accordion fold all the pieces.

Add glue with the Needle-tipped applicator along the valley side of the .5" tab. Begin with the 2.5x10" panel and continue gluing the sections until the accordion book is complete.

Decorate the front and back of the Mini Accordion album with nested papers. Embellish the cover panels with stamped bubble images from the Lagoon Art Nouveau UM set and a sentiment from the Jumbo UM set. Adhere a piece of beach glass and webbed fiber with hot glue.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!


  1. Julie, you did it again. Another wonderful and totally cute project. I just love all the details about this.
    And that cute little book inside the box: WOW!!

  2. Stunning and so special - love the project (you can send it to me if you like!!!)

  3. Oh Julie! You never cease to amaze! What a spectacular transformation! I love that you added that bit of ribbon to your beach combed treasure cluster. I'm not sure how I missed the homemade gesso tutorial, but I'm intrigued! Beautiful work as always.

  4. Absolutely brilliant way to re-purpose that box! I love it!

  5. Oh Julie, you already know I LOVE this, no doubt! Such a brilliant idea! Adorable.

  6. Awww Julie I LOVE this keepsake box you created! Beautiful inside and out! Love how you turned this box into a treasure! Love all the details you added on the inside, WOW!!!

  7. What a fabulous keepsake box! Love the inside treasures.

  8. Lovely, and wishing your daughter luck at college!

  9. I love that it's decorated iside snd out. It really is a treasure!

  10. Wow, Julie!!! Thanks for these great techniques and awesome project.

  11. GORGEOUS! I love how you revamped that box.

  12. AAHHH I love this little box! The outside is soo cute and then you open it up and there's so much more! Fantastic Julie!

  13. Cute box and book! Love the details!