Skip to main content

Box sets....

Hi, hello!  Norine back again this week with some card sets in boxes.  I love making cards (that's kinda why I'm here) but I'm not as good at sending them out, so sometimes I'll collect a few that go together, make them into a set and give them away to others who can use them.  Today though, I began with the intention to made 3 sets specifically for gifts.


This post is less about the packaging of these cards, than the cards themselves, but I wanted you to see what they all looked like before we open them up and I show you the cards inside! 

I used the new monogram stamps from Concord & 9th for all the cards.  And in the end they are all Thank you cards.  Hello cards will come another day!


This set was created by experimenting with ink colors.  It wasn't actually the look I was going for but after stamping off a 2nd generation inking a couple of times, I decided I really liked the look of distressed denim and I expect I'll be trying it again.  



The next set of cards are also stamped with premium dye inks, that darken into very rich shades with multiple stampings.  Which wouldn't be nearly so easy to do without the invention of the amazing MISTI.  


Making sets of four cards meant using up a whole sheet of my sadly neglected 12"x12" scrapbook paper, which made me happy!


In each of the sets I'm showing you today, after stamping the solid background and letting it dry, then adding in the leaves and flower layers with other colors, I stamped the thank you sentiment on strips of vellum and wrapped them around the monogram image.  Then each is mounted with foam tape onto the coordinating patterned paper card bases.


Both the card box above and the navy one before that, have been stamped with a floral background stamp from The Stamp Market with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder and the first box set shown in this post was stamped (with the same floral background stamp) and heat embossed with white.




If you're interested in making some boxes for your A2 sized cards, here are the dimensions and basic instructions.

For the card box: Cut a strip of card stock 4 1/4" x 12" and score at 4 1/2", 5 1/4", 9 3/4" and 10 1/2". Then score along the length at 3/4".  Fold along all the score lines with a bone folder.  Cut notches into the small squares created by the scoring lines, then fold up the box and glue the back and bottom together with good strong double-sided adhesive tape like this one from Elizabeth Crafts.

For the flap: Cut a strip of card stock 4 1/2" x 11" and score at 5 7/8" and 6 5/8".  Trim the front flap portion with a decorative die, preferably one with a V point to make it easier to tuck the flap under the band.  Using strong double sided tape, glue the back of the box to the longest portion of the flap and fold it over the top.  

If you plan to stamp on any portion of the card box, you'll want to do that after scoring but before adhering anything.

For the closure band:  Cut a strip of coordinating patterned paper 3/4" (or the width you prefer) x 12" long.  Trim the edges with Deco scissors if desired.  Wrap the band around the box and adhere to itself and the box on the back of the flap.  Fill your box with 4-6 cards and envelopes and tuck flap under the band.  Embellish as desired.

Have a lovely day!



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Baby Tags featuring the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

Happy Monday! This is Kim Hamilton and I am so very excited to be sharing my first post with you for Butterfly Reflections Ink! This is making my first day back to work after a two-week break a happy one! I am sharing baby gift tags today, one of my friends is expecting and not sure what she is having so I made one of each!

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool for the first time and loved it! I cut my own Tim Holtz watercolor paper to the size of tag I wanted (2 3/4 x 4 1/4) and cut the edges with my trimmer.  I stamped my sentiments that are by Lawn Fawn Hello Baby with VersaMark ink and used white embossing powder. For the girl tag I used a mix of Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress Inks and for the boy tag I used Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  I sprayed both tags with some water and dabbed it off. I then stamped my images by My Favorite Things Snuggle Bunnies for the girl and Magical Dragons for the boy.  I colored m…

Painting backwards....

Hello, hello!  Norine here from The Velvet Lemon blog.  It's been a week for introductions hasn't it, but let me just say how delighted I am to have been invited to join such a talented group of paper crafters, and to contribute here at Butterfly Reflections Ink!  
Today I'm sharing with you, some cards I made by working backwards. 
What do I mean, you wonder?  Well, it's a technique I sometimes enjoy doing, where you "smoosh" your water based ink pads on a craft mat, mist the colors with water and then drag your water color paper through it to create a pretty mess of color.    
For today's cards, I wanted a blend of blues and greens (always a crowd pleaser) and yellows/pinks.  You will always be happier with the results when you keep the green/blues from overlapping with the yellow/pinks, because that just produces an unappealing mud color.  

I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks for this project, but any water based inks will work the same.  It&#…

Open DT Call for Spring/early Summer Term!

Happy Spring, everyone! The weather here is... confused. LOL Thursday we had 50 degrees, Saturday we had 10 inches of snow and today it was 50 again. We just celebrated my son's 21st birthday on Thursday as many of you know from taking advantage of the celebration sale! Thanks for that. I spent all day packing and shipping orders during the day and then went out for dinner (and his first legal beer) when he got out of work that night. I honestly can't believe he's TWENTY-ONE, such a milestone and it's weird having a man child. HA! Yesterday, we spent the snow day in pjs and doing nothing which was a welcomed change. Today, my husband took our younger son skiing and my daughter and I had a girls' day which was nice. We went out to breakfast, did a little shopping and saw Beauty & the Beast. That's the lowdown over my way. I hope you've all been enjoying the weather, your families, crafting, work or whatever makes you HAPPY! :)
With the change of seasons a…