Ideas To Inspire

Black and White Wedding Book Box Keepsake

Hello Crafters

As promised in my previous blog, where I gave you a snippet of a project I was working on, here it is now the bride and groom have had the first peak!


I was asked to make a wedding card with a colour theme of black and white, including a fantasy theme of Lord Of The Rings! Well I ran to the computer and studied for at least 2 days to try to come up with a combination of both. Hopefully I created a keepsake wedding gift, where they can store the important little things from their wedding. I have been reliably informed that they enjoyed the gift!


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Inside Front of box


  1. First using A3 white card make box base ~ 2no 23 cm x 18 cm. Score on longest edge 5 cm on one side on each piece. This will make the base, spine and top of the book box. Glue the 2 5cm sections together to form the spine. Fold and use scoring tool to give a clean fold.
  2. Cut 2 no 24 cm x 7 cm in white card and 2 no 19 cm x 7 cm pieces. Score 2 cm in on longest side on each card, then score 2 cm in on top of each card, using a scoring tool, fold along scored lines.  Snip a triangular corner of each end of all the strips up to the scored line, just like when making a box, this will help to form the corners of the box. Glue each of the side flaps together to form a square. Glue the scored 2cm strip to the base. Cut a decorative paper/card 22 cm x 17 cm and glue inside base to hide the glued tabs. Decorate inside box as desired.
  3. Cut 4 no glossy black card strips – 2no 21.5 cm x 4.5 cm and 2 no 16.5 cm x 4.5 cm. Glue to outside of box sides to strengthen and finish box. I added a wave of words to the three exposed sides as decoration.
  4. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon long enough to tie together and one long piece to go around front panel. Make a bow.
  5. Using Hunkydory black and silver card stock, cut 22.5 cm x 17.5 cm. Place and glue ribbon around centre of card. Glue to front. Using hot glue adhere bow to ribbon strip.
  6. Using Hunkdory black and silver card stock, cut 4.5 cm x 22.5 cm strip and glue to outside spine.
  7. Using black glossy card stock cut 4.5 cm x 22.5 cm strip and glue to inside spine.
  8. Using black glossy card stock, cut 2 no 22.5 cm x 17.5 cm. Emboss one piece with Martha embossing folder and then adhere 1 piece of ribbon to underside of card at the open centre edge of the box. Glue to inside front of card with ribbon at the open edge.
  9. Using second piece of glossy black card, glue remaining ribbon in the opposite position (centre edge) on underside of card and adhere to back of book box. This will help strengthen the base.
  10. Cut and emboss the largest die of Decorative Labels Twenty Seven and one of the Foliage Flourishes with silver metallic card. Cut and emboss leaves in black card using SB Foliage dies. Cut and emboss Memory Box Gentle Leaf in white card. Mount Labels Twenty Seven die cut on inside front in centre with foam pads and decorate as desired with flower, leaves and flourish.
  11. Cut and emboss 1 no each of the SB Lacey Hearts and foam mount to front.
  12. I printed the LOTR map and a passage vow between husband and wife from the book on some white card 160 gsm and tore around the edge of both in the shape of a square, coloured it with old paper and pumice stone embossing ink, and screwed it up while still wet. I postioned the vow inside, making it appeared rumbled and placed flowers, flourishes, fairies and leaves around the outside.
  13. I used a smaller piece of the map and rolled it up and tied with a ribbon, for people to write their personal message on for the bride and groom.
  14. Decorate and finish as desired.

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It did take a little while and it is a medium sized box, for storing all those important things. As you know, you can never have enough space for those important little things 🙂

Well that’s it for now, and I hope I remembered everything as the finished article was not here to refer to, and I had to rack my brains to remember everything, and that is always a challenge lol!

Hope you are crafting your fingers to the bone and enjoying yourself.


Kim x