Cherish Drop Spine Box with Mini Book - A perfect gift!

Cherish Drop Spine Box with Mini Book - A perfect gift!

Julie Heyer Julie Heyer

Create this stunning Cherish Drop Spine Box and Mini U-hinge book as a gift for a special couple. My cousin Madelyn's daughter Cassidy is marrying Chris over the summer and this will make a wonderful keepsake gift. I can't wait to fill it with photos from their coastal wedding celebration. I even had enough left over to make a bonus layout!

Cherish Drop Spine Box with Mini UHinge book and Scrapbook pages

Cherish Drop Spine Box with Mini U-Hinge Album

If you'd like to make a box and mini album of your own, simply purchase and download the instructions from our online store. Next, gather your favorite page kit, drop spine box components, 12x12 mat board and a few basic tools. (You can explore the gorgeous Let It Bee version, along with a complete list of tools and supplies, on my blog post.) 

The instructions and video tutorial guide you through the paper trimming and sorting process. After the trimming is complete, construction of the box and mini album can begin.

To replicate my project, use the following paper assignments:

Paper A = Brown
Paper B = Wreath Print
Paper C = Greenery Print
Paper D = Lt. Green
Paper E & F = Ivory Linen, Kraft

I always consult Tricia's page kit assembly instructions for ideas on utilizing embellishments and cutaparts. Why reinvent the wheel, right?

The prints in this collection are such that the box didn't really need further decoration. However, I couldn't resist dressing it up a bit with this idea from Layouts 5 & 6.

Add a bit of texture to the cutapart with a paper distressing tool.

Mini U-Hinge Book Visual Tour

After assembling the book it's time to decorate! There are so many pieces left to work with after book assembly is complete.

The long strips nest perfectly with the border cutaparts.

I eventually ran out of long strips to fit the final two border cutaparts.

As a solution, trim the Light Green strips in half vertically and adhere them to the back side of the cutaparts.

Trim each border strip to fit the inside pages of the book. 

Let's take a closer look inside:

Did you recognize some of the cutapart ideas from the Cherish Page Kit instructions?

Bonus Scrapbook Layout

I had two White Linen papers that were not trimmed into photo mats, so I paired them with left over pieces to create a two-page spread. Transform additional scraps into lovely die cut foliage embellishments.

Happy crafting!

Drop Spine Box Components

Drop Spine Box Components


Contains (8) pieces of 1/8" thick book board. Makes one drop spine box measuring 5.25x7x3". (A few additional materials and tools will be required.) Kit contains two book board covers, one spine, one box base, two short walls and two… Read More

Cherish Page Kit

Cherish Page Kit


Kit includes all of the supplies needed to complete eight fully-embellished 12x12 scrapbook pages. Just add a trimmer, scissors and adhesive. Includes: (4) 12x12 Prints (12) 12x12 Plains (2) 12.25x12.25 Printed Cutaparts (5) Manila Tags (2) Bronze Keys (2) Glass… Read More

12x12 Mat Board

12x12 Mat Board


Thicker than Folding Board but lighter than our Book Board, this 12x12 sheet of 60 pt. mat board creates the perfect base to make paper-wrapped covers for handmade books. Trim to size easily using our 12-inch paper trimmer. THIS PRODUCT… Read More

Drop Spine Box and Mini U-Hinge Book Instructions

Drop Spine Box and Mini U-Hinge Book Instructions


THIS IS A DIGITAL PRODUCT SENT VIA EMAIL Make an adorable mini album that fits into its own custom drop spine box using your favorite page kit. Download includes 8-page written instructions in PDF format with links to (2) full-length… Read More

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