Saturday, April 26, 2008

All Boxed Up...Sort of

I love containers, especially those that hold cards! While visiting Nancy Riley's blog, iStamp, yesterday, I saw her take on a box for cards that she'd found from another stamper, Jackie Pedro. Jackie, it turns out, had found the tutorial for this box from Holly McMillan! What generous women populate stamping cyberland! ANYWAY, I followed the links and got started.

I keep forgetting to order new designer paper, so I went with Cutie Pie. That meant I was going to use Rose Red card stock as my base. I chose Bashful Blue for the lid, and began playing around with the scraps I had stashed from this package of papers. It took two tries to get the lid to sit right on the box and not be too tight, but other than that the directions were crystal clear. Only one thing was unclear to me: I scored on both sides of the 7.25" side of the paper, when I only needed to do so on one side. Not a big deal! I also didn't have sticky strip--it's on order from here. The box really will just come undone quickly if you don't use this adhesive.

The handle swivels because it's installed with brads instead of eyelets, so the lid is easily removed by moving it out of the way. This box holds full-sized 4.25" x 5.5" cards, about four, if all that I've seen is any indication.

Here's how far I am on the cards, so you'll be seeing some next time! Too much looking down to count money, measure coffee, and make drinks today at Starbucks to allow me to do any crafting this afternoon. Stay tuned!


sandra said...

it is a very cute box and I like how you create your own "designer paper" when you don't have one. That's creativity!!!

Alexandra said...

Totally cute Jenn!! I saw this at Nancy's too and will be giving this a try!! Love yours, that paper is my fave!


Nancy Riley said...

Your card box turned out GREAT, Jenn! I just love it in Cutie Pie DP, and the ribbon around the center is a wonderful idea! GREAT job!