After participating in Tricia's Wandering Bee Box workshop on August 20, I set to work to make a project of my own. This Shoji Drop Spine Box with a coordinating mini album was the result of my efforts.
Shoji Drop Spine Box and Coordinating Mini 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 Tricia's gorgeous Let It Bee version, along with a complete list of tools and supplies, on her 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!
If you've made a drop spine box with us in the past, the construction should come easily to you. If not, never fear, Tricia will guide you through the process during her helpful video tutorial. It's so rewarding to see the how the box comes together!
Decorate the box using cutaparts, ribbon, and other embellishments from the page kit. The Shoji Koi print that wraps the outside of my box was so beautiful, I couldn't bear to cover it.
However, that didn't stop me from adding decorative touches inside!
The Mini U-Hinge Book
Part two of the project is the "bonus" mini album, a variation of the Peony U-Hinge Album from earlier this year. The size and design has been modified so it fits perfectly inside the box. How clever is that?
Remaining ribbon, cutaparts and embellishments from the Page Kit decorate the cover and interior of the album.
Each trifold page features flaps that open to reveal even more real estate for photos and other memorabilia.
This project would make an incredible gift or a unique way to preserve memories from a special trip or occasion. There are so many ideas swimming around in my head - I hope you're inspired by this project, too!
For a limited time, save 10% on Shoji kits! (Offer ends 9/13/21.)
Drop Spine Box and Mini U-Hinge Book Instructions
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 video tutorials. To complete the project, gather the… Read More
Shoji Page Kit
Kit includes all of the supplies needed to complete eight fully-embellished 12x12 pages. Just add a trimmer, scissors and adhesive. For a full list of kit contents, please see the packing list image in product photos.… Read More
Drop Spine Box Components
Contains (8) pieces of 1/8" thick book board. Makes one drop spine box measuring 5.25x7x3". Kit contains two covers, one spine, one box base, two short walls and two long walls. Additional supplies will be required to complete the project.… Read More
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
Bookbinding Glue 2 oz.
Acid-free, quick drying, and easy to use for all of your bookbinding projects (and more). This is the one glue you MUST have in your stash! ***Please note: This product cannot freeze. We may not be able to ship this… Read More
Accordion Pocket File Starter Kit
Tricia developed this organizational tool as a solution for those who craft with space limitations. Follow the written instructions and video tutorial download included with purchase to create your own time-saving tool! The starter kit includes supplies to complete a… Read More