Shine On Box of Cards

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and for those that had one, a nice long weekend. I thought I would spoil you a little this week with some slightly different projects.

Last week I mentioned finding my feet a little more and this week I have become more organised! For those that know me, it is unusual for me not to be organised.

So with that in mind, I made these. A box of homemade cards. A lovely gift for someone who can also have the joy of handing them on.

These cards didn’t take too long to make and come in a neat box.


Box of cards

Box cards

So, as you can see, they are all made from the Crumb Cake note cards and I only used four ink pads too.

The box is made from Shine On DSP. A couple of antique brads and twine were used for the fastening.

The box was made with a piece of DSP that measures 11″ x 7 1/4″. With 11″ across the top, you need to score (on the side you want showing) at 4″, 5″, 9″ & 10″. Rotate 90 degrees and score again at 1″ & 6 1/4″.

As you now have a good idea of how to make gift bags you will see that the two 4 x 5 1/4 sections are the front and back. The back will be where the two 1″ sections are at the end. These are the lid and lid flap. Fold and burnish your score lines.

Cut wedges either side of the middle 1″ tabs and then cut away the excess at the top where your lid and lid flap fold over. Cut slight wedges in the lid flap. This image should help.


Adhere the middle tabs (marked with a pink cross) to the inside of what is the back tabs then fold the front flaps over (marked with a blue cross) and adhere. The adhesive should be applied to the inside of the front flaps. The ‘join’  should be at the back of the completed box.You should now have your box made up.

You can decorate your box however you like and the fastening could be velco dots, magnets or brads and twine like I have.

The cards can be made up with any occasion you like. Whoever you give this to, I’m sure they will love it.

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