With Mother's Day and Graduation around the corner, let's think about creating those "useful" gifts! Today I'm sharing a tutorial on crafting a beautiful "Note Card Gift Box" using the Simple Vintage Garden District Collection. This project is built from the ground up, but if you have an empty box and lid just adjust the measurements to fit.
Let's get started by making the box:
I started with three strips of heavy chipboard (use a cereal box, etc if you don't have sheets on hand). You will need two pieces that measure 6.5"X4.25" and one piece that measures 6.5"X2". A piece of patterned paper was cut to 10 5/8" squared. The chipboard pieces were adhered to the square of paper, leaving an 1/8" gap between (to allow for folding). Two pieces of 6.5"X4.25" scrapbook paper were attached as shown above and then the sides were folded in to create the box:
For the lid I have used the non-stick portion of an 8.5X11 laminate sheet from Scrapbook Adhesives; simply peel away the sticky sheet. I scored the sheet at 1" and 7.5"; turned the sheet and scored at 4.5" and 6.5". The acetate is quite thick, so you may want to use a stylus to create a better score. Next, only four small cuts were made at the sides where the vertical marks meet the horizontal marks. After folding I used an extreme double-sided tape to attach at the 1"X2" tab. For decoration, I added a 1" strip of patterned paper around the sides and top of the lid; you could also use ribbon or trim!
The A2 envelopes were crafted from solid sheets of colored papers. I've used an envelope making tool, but premade envelopes could also be used.
Next, I stamped and colored the fronts with colored pencils and used a pen and ruler to create the lines:
I chose a set of premade kraft card bases and then layered on mats with the leftover papers from the envelopes. One of the layers was attached with foam adhesive, with the final layer being one of the 3X4 journal cards. A band of scrapbook paper holds all of the notecards together.
Envelope seals were created from a simple duo of adhesive paper, scrapbook paper and a 1.5" circle punch!
To finish off the notecard set, I made six unique embellishments for card toppers! Again, I used the leftover solid papers to die-cut a small design (circle, heart, octagon) and then layered them with all sorts of die-cuts, stickers, chipboard and enamels:
The front of the box was decorated with stickers, trim and a hand-tied ribbon. Finally, the acetate top slides right down into the box opening for a perfectly completed gift!
I'm also sharing a YouTube video that includes a bit of a tutorial, as well as a walk-through of the pieces!
Thank you for joining!