Thursday, October 15, 2009

Decorative box for Greeting Cards

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share my latest creation with you. My friend's birthday is coming up and I wanted to give her a bunch of handmade cards for her birthday. The only problem was I didn't have a pretty way of presenting them to her.

I went onto splitcoast stampers and found some directions on how to create a box that would hold A2 greeting cards. However, I had a few cards that were 6x6 square as well as some 5x7 cards. With a few quick adjustments I created a box that was 7.75 x 7.75" and 2.25" tall. This box holds 20 cards in various sizes ranging from A2 up to 5x7. For step by step instructions click here.
If you would like to create a box that is the same size as the one I made then you need to make the following changes;

-Start with a 12x12 piece of cardstock for the base. Score the cardstock at 2.25" on each of the four sides.
- Follow the directions as per splitcoast
-For the lid I started with a 9.75"x9.75" piece of cardstock and followed the instructions as per splitcoast.

Paper: Stampin Up Night of Navy cardstock, Coordinations cardstock in red, DCWV textured white cardstock
Ink: CTMH Denim ink, Stampin Up Ruby Red, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold
Accessories: Stampin Up Photo Corner punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Texture Folder, Creative Memories Oval cutter, Blue and Green Creative Memories Blades, Fiskars Threading Water Punch, Terrifically Tacky Tape, Creative memories Taper runner, Stampin Up Dimensionals.
Stamps: Stampin Up Inspired by Nature, Autumn Leaves Big Swirls, Heidi Grace Daisy Stamp set (sorry I can't remember the name).

I hope you enjoy. Thanks for visiting,


  1. Wow, what a great idea Catherine!! :) Love it, I bet your friend did too~!

  2. It was a huge hit. The box and cards were passed around and my sister in law (and best friend) said that I could give her a gift like this anytime! I will definitely do this as a gift again. It was easy, elegant, and was a great way to share my love of crafting.