So, the idea was to give a small pack of hand-made cards to our friends and I wanted to use some beautiful vintage images I'd downloaded from Digital Two for Tuesday and jazz them up a bit with modern sayings. And I wanted to make a cute little box to keep the cards in, too. This is what I came up with:
All images: Digital Two For Tuesday
All papers: My Minds Eye
This is the little box, only 11 cm square (roughly) and 1.2 cm deep, secured with silver ribbon.
The collection of five cards - soooo out of focus and nasty yellow light!
As usual, I so wish you could have seen them for real - they were really cute. The cards were only 10cm square, so that was a challenge for me in itself. I'm not used to working so small. But I think I might do it again, as the cute factor is definitely worth it. I think I'll repeat this series, perhaps moving some of the 'punch lines' to an insert to save space on the front of the card. See, each project is a learning curve.
The little box was so easy to make - the main thing was to make sure I measured well and allowed sufficient room for the cards and envelopes to fit in easily. I had to use a piece of A3 card as the whole thing wouldn't fit on to an A4 and I didn't want to have to join pieces. Essentially, I treated the box like a deep envelope, I suppose - maybe I'll post a quick template and tutorial tomorrow. The nice thing is that the box can be made to fit most sizes of cards, just by tweaking the measurements as appropriate.
It's such a shame that the photographs are so dreadful but I hope you get the general idea. I've decided that I shall make more of this sort of gift this year, for all those moments that you need a little something to give. I'm also going to be making some more shopping lists and notebooks, and I have a cute journal just waiting to be given 'the treatment'. I'm going to get some more little boxes made, too - filled with chocolates, they make a lovely table present for special dinners or a darling little gift for a chocolate-loving friend. Aaaaah - I love it when my mojo runs wild!
Anyway, it's late and I need to sleep - although I've drunk so much cola today I'm on a caffeine high!
Watch out for the template and tutorial.