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September 1, 2010

Cute Card Box

Hello everyone!  It's Amanda from Creations of  Paper Addict....that's me....addicted to paper. :)  I'm so glad that I get to share my love of paper with all of you!  I realize that the cartridge of the month is Robotz, however, I don't own that cartridge so I chose to do use the August cartridge, Just Because Cards.  I love making cards and I love giving sets of cards to people.  When this cartridge came out I just had to have it and I got it!  Here are the cards I made from the cartridge:
In a Pickle?, You Take the Cake, You are my Sunshine, and Apple of my Eye.  These are just cards I made up to use when I needed something fast.  All four cards were made in a little over an hour.  Most of the paper was from my stash of My Mind's Eye and DCWV.  I kept them really simple because I wanted to make a box to put them in.  Card sets are so cute and this cartridge is great for making sets. 

I saw a tutorial on you tube for a box and it was so easy!  The best thing about it is that I didn't have to buy clear boxes to put my card sets in anymore.  Here is how you make it.  You will need a sheet of cardstock, something to score the cardstock, scissors, bone folder, adhesive, and corner rounder.
You start with an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock...you need a sturdy kind because it will be a box :)
Put the cardstock portrait, and score it at 1", 1.75", and 7.75".  Then turn it landscape and score it at .75", 5.25", 6" and 10.5".  After that, fold on all the score lines.  It should look like this.

Next you will place the sheet portrait with the double score line on the left.  Cut out the bottom left two tabs.  Then also cut out the top four tabs.  See picture.  It's a little hard to explain.

Then cut out the bottom right tab, and make slits only down the rest of the right side.

Place adhesive on the back of the top right tab, and the back of the small tab on the right in the middle.  Then place adhesive on the front bottom tab, and the bottom right. 

Peel off the backing and stick the box together.

To make it fit together more easily, the opening tab at the top should be rounded.  This will make it much easier to open and close.

When you are done you can decorate it any way you choose.  For my box, I chose some scraps that were left from making my cards.  Since these are "Just Because" cards, I decided to make a label that is "just bee cause" and put a little bee on it.  The background and the bee and the ink are from Clear Dollar Stamps.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  The box will hold at least 6 cards and envelopes depending on how many embellishments you have on them.
I hope you've enjoyed this project.  Please feel free to visit my blog and become a follower.  If I make it to 100 followers I'm going to do a giveaway! 

Happy Crafting!
Amanda :)


flowerdisco said...

very nice. I do too make my own boxes when giving cards away. thanks for the easy instructions and photos. your cards are beautiful.

papillon digital design said...

Very nice and easy instructions. I will definitey try my hand at it.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Very cute project. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I have to start making boxes to put my cards in as gifts, what a great gift. TFS

Jamie said...

Oh, this is so cute and functional!

Audrey Frelx said...

Mandy, what a cute card/box project! Love it!

Jennifer said...

What a cute box...perfect for gifting a set of cards!!! :)

Thank you so much for the great tutorial (I may actually be able to make my own by following it), ;)


cricaholic said...

LOVE your CREATIVE IDEA!!! TFS...Your very creative and I like your blogg too..I'm a follower

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the box tutorial. I'm going to try it. I'm your no. 79 follower. It's hard to reach 100. I'm on 89.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Totally doable! Thanks for sharing this project!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom

Maureen Reiss said...

Super cute cards and box!! Great gift idea

Celeste B. said...

How cute! I love this project, TFS!!!! :)

Mandy said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments! They brightened my day (after a LONG day at work) :)

MizMaryAnn said...

With Christmas coming up this is a great idea. I'm going to make several boxes to have on hand for those little gifts I can never find a box for. Thank you for sharing.
Mary Ann

Denine said...

Adorable Box!!

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