About this project Liz writes,
"My inspiration came from my need for an alternative storage solution for my POCKET PAGES™ cards since my current storage for them wasn't working. I discovered that the 3X4 cards fit perfectly with three rows across in the box.
So that it looked liked the box was made for the cards, I decided that since using the prepasted mambiSHEETS™ on my set of drawers was so easy that they would be perfect to use here."
Liz, on how she created it:
"Using my ruler with a pencil to mark, I measured the front/back, sides, and bottom. To have a few seams as possible but still keep it manageable, I added the measurements of one side and one front/back to make two strips. But you could also leave each side and front/back as it's own piece (giving you 5 cut pieces vs. 3) if that is more comfortable for you. Before cutting I added an additional 1/4" to all sides of both strips to ensure that they will overlap and completely cover the box. With the measurement for the bottom of the box, you'll want to subtract a 1/4". This will create a cleaner finish for the bottom of the box. To eliminate the pencil marks, gently erase them. Remember for all you measurements and cuts to 'measure twice and cut once'. You'll save yourself a lot of frustration and headaches.
Once everything is cut and your spray bottle is filled, you're ready to upcycle! Starting with one of the front/side pieces spray the back of the prepasted mambiSHEETS™ evenly and carefully align with the top edge of the box. Smooth with your hand (or optional brayer) to ensure even adhesion to the box and push out any excess water. If you find that it's not quite sticking at first, this is when you can apply some warm air via your heat tool/hair dryer to speed the drying process a bit. Don't completely adhere the edges just yet as that will be done in the next step.
At the corners, make a small straight cut 1/4" in. Then cut two, small triangle pieces on each side of the cut making a 'v' shape. This is also called a miter cut. If the loose edges are dry, you can spray some water on your finger tips to reactivate the adhesive on the back. Then slowly press down all edges and again use your heat tool, if necessary.
Let dry completely. Then you can leave it just like that or feel free to add any embellishments you choose. I chose a coordinating color of Happy Planner™ washi tape to edge with - again making sure to miter the corners. I also added a three-dimensional SOFT SPOKEN™ 'Hello' sticker and a 'do all the things' sticker from The Happy Planner™ TODAY IS THE DAY value sticker pack.
Now you're ready to fill it with your POCKET PAGES™ cards or even a special place to keep your Happy Planner™! Enjoy your new upcycled POCKET PAGES™ card storage!"
Our pre-pasted mambiSHEETS are now available at Michaels.
Our Happy Planner™ DELUXE COVERS will be available
on the mambiSHOP 10/31 @ 8am PST.
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