We inherited a number of small trinkets symbolizing Grandpa Mickey's years in the Army during World War II, but unfortunately along with them we inherited my mother in law's filing system - meaning they're scattered around the house in a variety of jewelry boxes and plastic bags. I wanted a special place to keep Mickey's keepsakes together - his Jewish War Veterans lapel pin, service medals, and the like. I also wanted to keep some of the photos of him during his service, so I scanned and reprinted a number of the photos we have and printed them out to make a small accordion album also to be housed in the treasure box.
This is the box a scrapbooking tool came in. I tossed the tool but kept the box for future altering :) The inside had some black foam with cut shapes for storing pieces of the tool. I discarded one piece, but kept one piece that will work for holding pins.
The top slides out - in this view, the box is partially opened.
Supplies (for altered box and album):
Patterned paper by Memories in Uniform (Red White and Blue Camouflage; Honor Blue; Forest Green; World War II)
Die Cut by Memories in Uniform (Europe)
Stamps by Art Declassified (Army Set; Military Truck Art Stamp)
Fine Weave Mesh by Magic Mesh
Permanent Bond Glue Runner by Ad Tech
Zsiage scrapbook film
Ranger alchol inks (lettuce, slate, cranberry?, copper metallic mixative)
Closure by Sarabooks
Distress Inks and distress embossing powder by Ranger
Nostalgiques letter stamps by EK Success