How to Make a Note Card Box

A couple of weeks ago on my Facebook live demo featuring the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards, a coordinating box for the note cards was shown.  In this post, I am showing you how to make a note card box for your note cards.  The box comfortably holds four note cards and envelopes.  Depending upon the note card embellishments, you can add up to six note cards.  My box coordinates with the butterfly cards but you can use the box instructions and embellish it to coordinate with your note card designs. 

Note Card Box

Steps for making the box:

  1. Cut card stock 8″ x 10″.  The sample above uses Thick Whisper White card stock.
  2. Use the Simply Scored to score on the 10″ side at 1″, 4-3/4″, 5-3/4″ and 9-1/2″.
  3. Rotate paper and score the 8″ side at 1″, 6-3/8″ and 7-3/8″.Score lines for note card box.
  4. Refer to the directions in the photo below for cutting instructions.Note Box cut lines
  5. After cutting box shape should be as shown below.  Follow steps to trim flaps which helps create a neater fold.Next step for note box
  6. Turn box over so that right side is facing up.  Apply a strip of Tear and Tape along the 1/2″ edge.  Close the box so that the side edges align.Final steps to complete Note Card Box
  7.  Fold bottom and side tab flaps.  Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the final flap to close the bottom of the box.  To make it easier to open and close the box,  create a notch in the center of the back of the box.
  8. Embellish box as desired.

Box Embellishment to coordinate with the Beautiful Butterfly Note Cards:Butterfly Note Card Box

 

  1. Cut Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 pieces at 3-1/2″ x 2″ and 2 pieces at 3/4″ x 2″.  Attach the DSP to the lower portion of the box front, back and sides. 
  2. Create a belly band with 1-1/2″ x 11″ Grapefruit Grove cardstock.  Tip: Wrap the cardstock so that it closes in the front so you can cover the “seam” with the sentiment piece.  Slide the belly band so that it is just above the Gingham Gala DSP.
  3. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp a set of butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Use the coordinating wing stamps to stamp the wings using Grapefruit Grove Classic Ink Pad – stamp off onto a scrap paper for a lighter shade.  Use the Butterfly Duet Punch to cut the butterflies.  Save 10% by purchasing it as a bundle.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Punch with the 2″ circle punch.  Use the 2-1/4″ circle punch to cut the Grapefruit Grove Gingham Gala DSP.  Attach the sentiment to the DSP layer using Snail Adhesive.  
  5. Wrap a piece of Whisper White 5/8″ Flax Ribbon around the box and tie in a knot.  Attach the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  
  6. Finish embellishing the box by adding the Butterflies and Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins.

If you have questions or need clarification on specific sets, just send a comment and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

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Catch a Snowflake Gable Box

The Stampin’ Up! Catch A Snowflake promotion is coming to an end this Friday, November 30th or while supplies last. This project highlights the Snowfall Thinlits Dies and the Snowflake Trinkets from the promotion.  Along with the dies, the coordinating stamp sets, Snow is Glistening and Happiness Surrounds, provide endless creative uses.

It is enjoyment to embellish gift boxes and bags. When I saw the various dies in the Snowflake Thinlits Dies set, I knew they were perfect for creating an embellishment to use on the Silver Mini Gable Boxes

Silver Mini Gable Box with Snowfall Thinlits Die Embellishment

To create the embellishment, select the largest snowflake die from the set to cut a snowflake from Whisper White cardstock.  This becomes the embellishment base.  Next, choose coordinating dies to cut snowflakes to layer from Night of Navy cardstock and Whisper White cardstock.  Refer to the photo above for a layering suggestion.  The fine-tip glue pen works great to adhere the snowflake pieces to one another.  With a mini glue dot, attach a Snowflake Trinket to the navy & white snowflake.   I recommend using multipurpose liquid adhesive to attach the layered snowflake to the base. 

To complete the embellishment, create a tag by using Night of Navy ink to stamp the “For You” from the Snow is Glistening stamp set. To attach the Snowflake embellishment and tag onto the Silver Mini Gable Box, tie through the box handle using Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine and 1/8″ Sheer Whisper White Ribbon. 

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First Frost Baker’s Box

Happy Friday!  This week I am sharing another of the recent class projects, a First Frost Baker’s Box.  The Baker’s Boxes are a great size for adding a treats or other small gifts.  One of my favorite embellishments for boxes is to make a belly band and add embellishments so naturally, I decided to use one for this project.  For embellishment, the First Frost Bundle coordinates beautifully with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

To decorate the Baker’s Box, cut a 1-3/4″ wide strip of Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create the belly band.  Since the DSP will not fit completely around the box, cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the large Layering Ovals Framelit to connect the DSP and to act as a base for the embellishments.  

The stamped floral uses the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Markers to color the stamp, then “huff” by blowing your breath over the inked stamp to keep the ink moist and stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock.  Cut using the Floral Bouquet Framelits.  Also use the Framelits to cut Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Vellum images.  Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Stamp “enjoy” (from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set) using Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad on the right side of the oval.  Attach to the Blackberry Bliss oval on the baker’s box belly band.  Layer the cut embellishments onto the left side of the oval.  Finish by adding a doubled Linen Thread bow and scattering Basic Rhinestone Jewels around the paper.

 

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Halloween Treat Idea

With Halloween just around the corner, I would like to share this adorable Halloween treat idea. It’s great to create fun treats to take to your co-workers, neighbors or even for the kids to take to school.  I have always loved creating Halloween goodies for family and friends. You will be the hit of all the Halloween festivities.  Let the children share with their friends.  Anyone will be the star of the show with this treat and even love to eat what’s inside..

Halloween Treat

Notice the bats from the Spooky Sweets stamp set.  I cut them all out with the Spooky Bats Punch (all from the Holiday Catalog).  You can get those products as a bundle from my online store.  I think the Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie really are great colors, but you can use any cardstock you have on hand.  Embellish with any accessories you like as I did and you are ready to fill it with love (or chocolate!!!).

Stay tuned for lots of holiday inspiration as we move through Fall and winter.  There are going to be so many weeks of holiday magic coming your way.  Speaking of the holidays, are you signed up for my 12 Weeks of Christmas.  It started last week but it’s not too late to join.  Just subscribe to my newsletter here and become a part of all the creativity.  Each week I send out a new holiday project newsletter.  All the ingredients, instructions and pictures you need to create a card, gift or packaging idea for all your family and friends.  It’s only for my newsletters subscribers so sign up today. 

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CASE the Catalog – Halloween Fun Projects

Time for CASE the catalog with some Halloween fun projects.

We are casing from the Holiday Catalog.  It’s almost time for Halloween so fresh and exciting projects are coming your way.  These Halloween treat holders are cased from page 48 and 51 of the Holiday Catalog.  Details are listed below to re-create these treat holders.

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The orange treat box was created using Takeout Box Thinlits and the Big Shot.  Also, images are from the Takeout Treats Stamp Set.  Cardstock choices are Whisper White & Grapefruit Grove, and the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  Stamp images all around on the box in Calypso Coral so they give it character and the sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink.  Add White Baker’s Twine also around the box and attach sentiment tag using SNAIL adhesive.

The second project uses the Cauldron Framelit Dies for the stars.  The Tiny Treat Boxes are on page 193 of the annual catalog.  Cauldron Bubble sentiment stamped in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock.  While the circle below the sentiement was done using the 1 ½” Circle Punch and Toil & Trouble DSP, the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon is layered in between the two and wrapped around the box. Various adhesives were also used due to having different needs.  Stampin’ Dimensionals were also used to raise the sentiments off the box.  Finally, Liquid Glue was used for adhering the ribbon and small stars cut out from the Cauldron Framelits Dies in Crushed Curry cardstock.  Furthermore, the new Take Your Pick tool will probably make is much easier to pick up the stars. 

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Country Lane Suite – coming soon!

Some of you joined me for a Facebook Live presentation last week showcasing the Country Lane Suite that is in the 2018 Holiday Catalog.  While ordering is not available until next week, I am posting the information on the card materials and the Mini Gable Treat Box showcased during the presentation.  

Stampin' Up! Country Lane Suite

Project materials are as follows:

  1. Card base – Crushed Curry Cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card base
  2. Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP): 5-1/4″ x 4″ 
  3. Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: cut 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  4. Whisper White Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 4″ (for inside of card, trim after completing card front and stamping the image to ensure you are able to center the image in the oval);  3-1/4″ x 3/4″ for sentiment
  5. Country Home Stamp Set,
  6. Layering Ovals Framelits
  7. Classic Stampin’ Ink: Mint Macaron,  Blackberry Bliss
  8. Stampin’ Blends: Light Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze Light & Dark, Dark Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Light & Dark, Blackberry Bliss Light & Dark
  9. 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim
  10. Adhesives: Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
  11. Tools:  Big Shot, Paper Snips
  12. Other:  Cotton Swabs 

I am also sharing another method for cutting the ovals versus the method demonstrated via the Facebook Live presentation.  Both methods work equally well.

Embellished Mini Gable Box

A favorite project from the Facebook Live presentation is stamping an image from the Country Home Stamp set onto a Lustrous White Mini Gable Box (it’s also a funny portion of the presentation as I drew a blank on the name of the box!)  Yes, we must laugh at ourselves!  On to the project details, using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad stamp the desired image onto the side of the box.  Next, sponge Balmy Blue Classic Ink around the floral bouquet image prior to coloring with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  Stamp a tag with Blackberry Bliss and cut using the 1″ circle punch.   Use the 1-1/4″ circle punch to cut a scrap of Crumb Cake for the tag base.  Further embellish with a folded strip of 1/4″ Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.  

Stampin' Up! Country Home Stamp Set image on a Mini Gable Treat Box

Thanks for stopping by.  Remember the Country Home Suite of products will not be available until September 5 but add it to your must have list!

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