Thursday, May 2, 2013

No USTREAM Today - See You on NSD!

This Saturday, May 4, 2013 is National Scrapbook Day! In honor of our favorite national holiday, I will be doing a special USTREAM class at 3:00 PM Eastern USA time to teach my new Garden Lattice Box technique.

Since I have been working VERY HARD to make a beautiful project for you (with a manual AND bonus videos), I need to take today off from USTREAM to rest up for Saturday. I appreciate you guys being so supportive and understanding and encouraging me to take a day off!

I am really out of practice with this working hard business. :D

For our project, we'll be making a beautiful garden box with attached lattice from chipboard and cardstock. Decorated with the Pink Paislee Hope Chest collection, and holding anything you want, this rustic garden box will make an awesome home decor piece.

The rustic, distressed finish of the project takes more time to achieve than we will have during class on National Scrapbook Day. Because of this, and because of the holiday, I have made a special BONUS VIDEO to go along with the project's manual.

Those who purchase the manual will also get access to private videos where I build and decorate the Garden Lattice Box from the ground up. You'll also get a bonus video of me decorating the album that goes inside my box. These videos are completely exclusive to manual owners - they will not be shown anywhere else online.

Here's a first look at the finished Garden Lattice Box:

7*  sheets of 12”x12” white woodgrain textured cardstock
5* sheets of 12”x12” medium to heavy weight chipboard
1 sheet of 12”x12” colored cardstock in a color which compliments the finish of your woodgrain paper (mine is mostly green, so I used a green cardstock)
Pink Paislee "Hope Chest" collection
*these are the EXACT number you need for the project, get an extra if you want to have a spare on hand for cutting issues - not that I would know anything about those! ;D

Strong adhesive, such as Scor-tape or Scotch Quickdry (liquid glue is best)
Pencil + Eraser
Ruler (a clear, centering ruler is best)
bone folder / paper creaser
Score board
Craft knife
Paper trimmer
Ink or Paint to distress the woodgrain for a rustic look, if desired
(I used Tea Dye Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Stain, and Pea Shoot and Sycamore Bark Martha Stewart Satin Paint)
Flowers, leaves and vines to decorate the box and lattice
Other embellishments to decorate as desired

The 40+ page manual with bonus videos costs $24.95 and includes TONS of color photos illustrating the steps needed to complete the album, as well as examples of decorated pages.

Manuals are available for PRE-ORDER on my website. The manual and videos will be released before the show on National Scrapbook Day. An email will be sent to you with a PDF of the manual and link to the videos.
To pre-order your Garden Lattice Box instruction manual, please visit my shop: Kathryn's Shop.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you on National Scrapbook Day!

~Kathryn :D


  1. ...looking forward to NSD... so glad you are resting up
    for it.. You need to take care of yourself! One Q.. where did you get the metal pokey thing that held up a couple of your seed packets ??? Thanks! ! !

    1. I think those are Tim Holtz Memo Pins.

    2. Donna is right - those are the Tim Holtz "Memo Pins" from his Idea-ology line! They worked really well for holding up those little seed packets.