In between blogging and opening my Etsy shop, I've also been 'knee-deep' in preparations for my son's upcoming wedding in three weeks. They are having a "book-themed" wedding so I decided to continue that theme with the gift card box. Using four cupboard doors from the ReStore (1.00 each), some old book pages and a few other supplies, it pretty much turned out the way I imagined.
Once I got the doors painted and distressed to my liking, attached together with L-brackets and wood glue, I added the lid which is an actual book with the pages removed and the back cover cut to allow the cards to be dropped in.
I used scrapbooking paper to cover the book and added a wooden knob, some ribbon and their names on a formica chip sample.
Using some netting I had, I created a 'liner' which adds a nice touch I think.
I used some old books I had to cover the sides and found some cute little poems, etc. to add. My son is studying to be a Theoretical Physicist (which I KNOW is not a Chemist but they're both 'sciences' . . . that much I know :) and my future daughter-in-law is an English major so I found these amusing and slightly relevant! I have so many projects I've completed and some still in process for the wedding so you'll probably be seeing more of those soon.