Make a Memory Box

Every year for Christmas, my husband and I exchange one “treasure” gift. This year, I totally won the sentimental contest. {whoot, whoot!} ;) -I didn’t do a post on it, but  it was peeking out in a picture from the post I just did on his Valentine’s gift. Do you see it?!! Make a Memory Box

It is the most beautiful Memory Box to hold all of our sweetest treasures. I spotted these “Memory Keepers” on Paper Coterie and knew it would be the perfect, unbeatable, sentimental gift. ;)

Make a Memory Box

You see, ever since we met, I’ve kept little treasures of our relationship. These little treasures include: love notes, concert tickets, pictures, cards, etc. -These “little” treasures have added up to quite the pile, or should I say FILE, over the years. Ahhhh!!!

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This sweet Memory Keeper has solved my “file” problem, and now I have a gorgeous box of treasures. Make a Memory Box

Do you see one of my favorite treasures in there? ;) Can’t beat a good ole’ fashioned candy gram.

Make a Memory Box

I love that you can create and preview all of your Paper Coterie creations, before purchasing them.

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I just love how my memory box turned out. Makes me smile every time I look at it. It makes me smile even more when I go through what’s inside of it. :) While organizing our memories, I found a little piece of paper with my husband’s telephone # on it. Brought back a lot of memories. Make a Memory Box

Make a Memory Box


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  1. February 4th, 2012 at 2:33 pm
    Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It says:
    What a cool box and a fun tradition! I might need to get one of those for all the things I've kept, too. Great idea. And WOW, how kind of Paper Coteire for giving us $30! I'm so excited to go find something great!!
  2. February 4th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Stacie Dale says:
    Need something bigger for all of your wedding, baby, or special occasion keepsakes? Check out my website www.staciedaledesigns.com . We'll even sell you a blank keepsake box or chest if you want to follow Shelley's lead and make your own!
  3. February 6th, 2012 at 8:47 am
    Anonyvox says:
    Thanks to HowDoesShe and PaperCoterie! I made a growth chart for my daughter and only had to pay shipping. Thanks mucho!
  4. February 6th, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Kia says:
    Your tweet talks about the kitchen-aid winners, but brought me here. Where do I find out who won? Thanks.
  5. February 6th, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    Anjanette B says:
    Thank you! I just want to say I saw in one of the photos your poem/letter using the conversation hearts candies! Love it! I usually have my students create poems using those candies as a Valentine's Day assignment, and they always turn out so well!
  6. February 6th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    emiley says:
    Question: What web browser do you use? For some reason, I am having a hard time using their website. Maybe I need to use a different browser?
  7. February 6th, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Kate C says:
    This is FANTASTIC! I started a project last fall when the last Paper Coterie deal was on, but I never finished and was devastated that my book would never get printed. Thank you, HDS and Paper Coterie, because now I can finish my book!
  8. February 6th, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    novaeclothing says:
    HA! I'm Not the only one on this Planet that KEEPS all that STUFF!
    My "pile" isn't as tall as yours... but I've got one! AWESOME Idea! Thanks for Sharing Shelley! ;)
  9. February 7th, 2012 at 10:24 am
    lori says:
    Thanks! I shared this on my blog: http://momsbyheart.net/paper-coterie-code-free-30-credit/
    • February 7th, 2012 at 11:58 am
      Shelley says:
      Thanks for sharing. :) Feel free to spread the love. :)
  10. February 7th, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    Ariann says:
    Great idea!!! I love the Paper Coteire!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!
  11. February 7th, 2012 at 4:19 pm
    rani says:
    that is just so kind and generous of you!!! Thanks so much for this and for all you bring into my life towards, creativity, learning and online kinship!!!
  12. February 7th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    lizzie oakley says:
    OH MY! I just ordered two hardcover notebooks! Can't wait to get them! Thank you so much! I look forward to ordering with you again as these will make amazing SMASH books!!!
  13. February 7th, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Ellen says:
    Awesome! Thank you!
  14. February 7th, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    Mary Ann Koonce says:
    Wouldn't this make the best gift for newlyweds or even anniversaries. Even us that have been married forever would be a terrific idea. I sure would love one.
  15. February 7th, 2012 at 8:53 pm
    Christine says:
    My husband and I will be celebrating our five year anniversary this year and I would love to make him one of these! What an awesome idea. Love it!
  16. February 7th, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    Kelsey Haver says:
    Last time Howdoesshe gave away $30 to Paper Coterie I used it to get a gift certificate and then when I tried to use the gift certificate it didn't work. When I contacted them they said, "The gift card was purchased using a promotional code which is not allowed so it was canceled." I hope it works this time.
    • February 7th, 2012 at 10:47 pm
      Shelley says:
      Try ordering a product (not gift certificate). You should have no problems as long as your order is $30 or more. :) -Please let us know if you do. They are truly a wonderful company to work with. We will contact them personally if it's not working for you.
  17. February 7th, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    rani says:
    Just ordered my new journal!!! Thanks so much!!!
  18. February 8th, 2012 at 6:51 am
    Krissy says:
    Thank you so much for this! My sister's bday is coming up and this is the perfect time to make something to add to her presents.
  19. February 8th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    Bethany says:
    What a wonderful deal! Thanks for letting us know! I was just looking at Paper Coterie's website yesterday drooling. $30 off is just too irresistible!

    ♥ Bethany

    www.happyhomemaker.me
  20. February 14th, 2012 at 10:55 am
    Katy Lunsford says:
    Wow,what a great book!
  21. February 14th, 2012 at 11:21 am
    Shirley says:
    I love this idea! My husband and I have literally know each other since we were 4 years old and as we got older kept in contact through letters and cards. Granted, we were just friends and did not start dating until we were in our 20s. I always thought it would be nice to combine our stashes of mementos as a kind of chronicle of how our friendship and romance grew.
  22. February 14th, 2012 at 7:04 pm
    Christy says:
    Hey Shelley! I just wanted to say thank you for the promo code! I LOVE your blog!!
  23. February 14th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    SamanthaR says:
    Thank you! I have been trying to decide whether to make one of their lovely photo books or a memory keeper for a week now...the memory keeper won out! Thanks again! I can't wait to get it in the mail!
  24. February 15th, 2012 at 8:01 pm
    Tiffany says:
    I am very excited to have used this credit, and to think, I chose to follow your blog only because of your creativity! ;) , Tiffany
  25. February 16th, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    Kalli says:
    Thank you SO much for this! I was able to make my daughter a VERY special Journal for her Baptism coming up in just a couple months. I also made one for my husband for Father's Day. Thank you Thank you a million times over, they are going to be such a special treasure for them both! :)
  26. February 16th, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    Andrea says:
    Thank you for the Free gift! I just ordered 2 beautiful journals :)
  27. February 16th, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Lea Lawson says:
    I was so excited to see this, and I ended up creating the Polaroid Heart poster for our room in the 20x30 size. I am currently in the works of redesigning our room in a DIY, super low budget fashion...and this was perfect! I only had to pay for shipping...and that poster is going to look amazing framed above our bed! Thanks so much for the $30 code!!
  28. February 17th, 2012 at 4:40 am
    Kelly says:
    Thank you for the amazing coupon code! I used mine last night- it was my first time using Paper Coterie. I LOVE the variety of projects they offer...I'm eagerly awaiting my project in the mail! :)
  29. February 17th, 2012 at 11:03 am
    Jade says:
    Paper Coterie is a great site, thanks so much for the code! I made a photo book for my son and have ordered a Memory Box in the past, they are wonderful! Thanks again!
  30. February 17th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Heidi Drake says:
    This is just what i needed! I'm so glad i found this just in time. Thank you so much! I love the memory box idea! So cute!
  31. February 17th, 2012 at 4:05 pm
    Natalie @ A Turtle's Life for Me says:
    Thanks so much! I just ordered journals for each of my kids' Easter baskets! I'm hoping as they're getting older and don't want to talk to Mommy as much, they can still keep a journal going with me so we can write back and forth!
  32. February 17th, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Annemieke says:
    Of course I waited until the last minute. The website is having trouble and only displays Valentine's day cards (no other cards). I contacted them this morning about it and haven't heard anything from them. Any chance the can extend the coupon code until their site is fixed?
  33. February 17th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    Mary F says:
    Thanks for this! I just made a growth chart and I'm really excited to get it! That's really awesome of Paper Coterie!
  34. February 17th, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    Lisa says:
    I don't mean to be ungrateful for a lovely gift like this, but the shipping is a bit high in my opinion. If that is how much they are being charged, then they should look into more affordable options. I love their "One That I Love" series and was considering doing more from that line, until I saw the shipping costs. Adding that to the regular price of the item makes it not worth it to me. They have lovely products though.
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