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A Box for Cards

December 26, 2021

Boxes… okay (in my head I’m asking why and I really don’t need another new project)…  BUT Wait!  

Labeled boxes (somewhat simple) just the perfect size for 10 Happy Birthday cards.  YES, that would be convenient.  Oh, labeled boxes for:

Thinking of You, Girl Birthday, Boy Birthday, Kids Birthday, Baby, Wedding, Sympathy, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Thank You, CHRISTMAS, New Year, Get Well…  

LOTS! So, if these simple labeled boxes were in your card drawer on their side, you would pull out the appropriate box and have the card choices you need.  When the box had only a few cards remaining, pull that box out until you refill it.  

But there is more to this card box idea.  Our cards are a gift of love.  We know how much time, effort and $$$$$s we put into each card.  Many of our friends treasure our cards and consider them a gift.  I have gifted a ribboned bundle of cards many times.  SO….  gifting cards in a decorated card box would be very nice.  

 

This box idea came about because I gave away a brightly, beautifully colorful Paper Pumpkin box.  Paper Pumpkin is a sweet card kit Stampin Up sends me each month.  It is nice to have someone design, cut paper and prepare direction for me (it is quite a treat) monthly.  I just follow the directions.  Usually the kits contains cards but sometimes it is a kit with a handful of treat holders (usually for Valentines and Halloween).  I found myself behind in making my PP kits and finally took a few minutes to catch up.  I think this was the August kit.  I was supposed to the provided mailer box to make a card box.  Since I gave it away already, I needed to come up with a plan to make my own box so I could use the provided pieces.  Looking at the photos below you will see the pieces the Paper Pumpkin Kit provided.

BUT, without this kit pieces, we can come up with ways to decorate a box.  

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I found DSP that matched the colors in the cards, Pansy Petals DSP.  I cut to fit pieces of paper and the boxes are decorated! 
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The Paper Pumpkin Kit came with 9 cards.  I put one of each design in each box. 
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Since posting the video, I’ve heard for quite a few of you expressing interest in making boxes for your drawer and gifting.  I’ll come up with a plan and we can gather to make us some boxes!  I’m kinda excited to get this rolling!  Stay tuned!

Happy Stampin, 

 

Nolansiggy

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Paper cut sizes:

Thick paper (I used the white chip board provided with DSP) 

6 5/8 x 7 7/8, score at 1″ on all sides

8 1/2 x 9 3/4, score at 2″ on all sides

DSP Top

5 3/4 x 4 1/2

2x 5 3/4 x 7/8

2x 4 1/2 x 7/8

DSP Bottom

5 5/8 x 4 3/8

2x 5 5/8 x 1 7/8

2x 4 3/8 x 1 7/8

 

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