Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Photo Cube

Ooh its Heartfelt Wednesday at last !!! 
I have been wanting to share this for a few weeks now !!
Remember those plastic photo cubes our
Grandparents had sat on the side with our photos in ???
Well ...... this is my take on one of those !
And these photos are of my Grandparents !
All photos are from 1940 and earlier !!
I love old photos !!!

Pop on over to the Heartfelt Creations and 
check out the inspiration over there !
Click on the pic below

Heartfelt Creations

This is photo heavy as there are so many sides to my project !!
Here is the top.
You could of course have a photo on it !!

To make this cube I have a tutorial HERE
then all you need to do is decorate !!!


This would make a great gift.
I wish my Grandma was here she would have loved this !
She was always very encouraging on anything I made 
and saved everything !!! 
Its interesting looking back at my makes !!

To make this I used the following:
459222 Paper Blossoms Tools
452255 Grand Calibur
HCD 750 Cut Mat Create die
HCD 749 Cut Mat Create die
HCD 751 Cut Mat Create die
HCD 752 Cut Mat Create die
HCD 742 Majestic Blooms die
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning background.
HCDP1 245 Cut, Mat, Create paper collection

Other Products Used : Beads, Peeled Paint and Victorian Velvet ink,
3D glue, All Purpose glue, Kraft and Brown card, tea dye ink, photos.

I have a tutorial on how to make the cube HERE
Ink all the edges with Tea dye ink.
Using the brown card die cut four of the rectangles using HCD 749. 
Using HCD 750 die cut four photos and adhere to the brown die cuts.
Using the brown card cut a square using HCD 751 and then using 
Kraft card cut the square from HCD 752 and adhere to the brown
die cut. Die cut four leaf swirls from HCD 751 and colour with ink.
Die cut eight leaf swirls from HCD 750 and colour with inks. Stamp,
cut, shape, colour the flowers and add the beads and glitter.
Adhere the photos to the sides of the box and the square to the top
using 3D glue. Adhere the leaves and flowers and your project is complete.


  1. Your cube is very very beautiful Lizzie and Thank you so much for sharing a tutorial too
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  2. Fabulous photo box,Lovely idea Lizzie.
    Sue x

  3. Oooh! Lizzie this is just fabulous. I would love to make one for my granddaughter with wedding day photos of her mum & dad, me & hubby and two sets of great grandparents. Time to get the photo boxes out! Pat x

  4. Ooh Pat that sounds fantastic! Share with us when you have made it, would love to see! Hugs xx

  5. What a wonderful, wonderful project! I just picked up a wooden photo cube at the thrift store and was going to alter it, but you beat me to the punch! LOL

  6. Wow! What a great idea! The vintage look is very pretty! and the embellishments so beautyful!

  7. You never fail to WOW us with yor talent and gorgeous creations!

  8. This is so pretty! Love the vintage look!!

  9. This is stunning. I love those photos.

  10. Love the photo cube Liz, and those flowers are stunning!!!

  11. Hi Lizzie, first, thanks for the chance at winning some HC dies. Oh my gosh I love anything and everything they make. Second...OMG what a beautiful box. On my way to see the tut....beautiful work you do!


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