Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A Box Full of Cards

Hello again, a while ago I was very kindly given the new In Colours for 2017 – 2019 plus a 6” square sample of each of the new coordinating DSP. They have been sitting here mocking me to actually stop looking and start using them. After my recent craft room sort out and tidy up, I found a pack of 3”x3” cards and envelopes and thought it would be quite cool to make up a pack of 5 cards and a box or bag for them to go in. Seemed to me like the perfect marriage; a set of small cards in the new colours! How could it go wrong as they will make rather cute little gifts for friends and family.

I chose to use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies, another set recently purchased. They fitted perfectly. As the card bases were white, I die cut a white square using the largest of the Stitched Shaped Framelits attaching it to coloured cardstock leaving a 1/16border using my Perfect Layer rulers for accuracy. I die cut the Eastern Medallion shapes, so I had one in each colour to match the cards. After adding some gold metallic thread behind each medallion, I attached one to each card with glue dots. Each card was stamped with a small sentiment, I chose a different one for each card from a range of stamp sets.

Usually when I make boxes and bags I go to my trusty friend, Pinterest, for help. I follow several demonstrators, some who seem to specialise in 3D projects. This time, however, I took a piece of rough paper, sketched my design and worked out how to deconstruct it; it’s a good job I listened to my maths lessons on fractions oh so long ago! Ok so I know this was an easy project to start with but it has inspired me to have a go at others in the future.

To make the box; 

Cut an 11" x 4⅝" piece of cardstock.
Score - on the long side at 3⅜", 4", 7 ⅜" and 8" 
and on the short side - ⅝" and 4"  I'm not going to give full instructions as I think once the score lines have been folded and burnished, it should be self explanatory especially with this picture. I did use red double sided tape as it is strong so won't come apart over time. I also used 16mm round Velcro stick ons for the fastening.

I gave this set to Susan, my upline as a small thank you for all the help she gives me. I realise it's like taking coals to Newcastle, giving a crafter a ready made set of cards but I do hope she likes and can make use of them. So, onto the next set...

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