Birch Wood Keepsake Box

Need a special place to keep all of those love notes you’ll be receiving in a few days? Some cards and notes are too important to throw-away but rather need to be tucked away! This week we created a keepsake box from a chipboard box and Birch Wood paper. Wood paper cuts great and made it super easy to create a heart faux wood inlay. This Birch Wood Keepsake box is simple and stunning. DIY directions for you to follow are listed below.

Supplies for Wood heart inlay box: 1 sheet of Birch Wood adhesive backed paper, 2 sheets of Birch Wood paper, chipboard box, pink ink, brayer, sanding block, heart die, Big Shot die-cutting machine, tape and foam adhesive.

Instructions to create Birch Wood heart inlay box:

1. Measure the top of your box. Our box is 7″ x 9″. Cut the Birch wood adhesive backed paper to 7″x 9″ (or the size of your box top). Remove the adhesive liner and adhere the wood paper to the box top. Lightly sand the outside edges with a sanding block if needed.

2. Ink a foam brayer in pink ink and transfer the ink onto a sheet of Birch wood paper. Roll ink onto paper until you receive the ink coverage you desire.

3. Cut out a heart from the pink colored Birch Wood paper and one from plain Birch Wood paper using a heart die and a Big Shot.

4. Place the cut out pink Birch wood heart into the negative space created from the cut plain Birch wood paper. Image should fit like a puzzle piece. Flip over and adhere the perimeter edges of the pink heart down to the Birch wood paper with tape. Check to be sure all edges nestle tightly.

5. Trim out the assembled inlay wood heart into a 5″ x 5″ square. Adhere to the wood box front with foam adhesive.

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