Friday, February 3, 2012

Note Card Box Tutorial

I created this project for the Creative Crew “Twitterpated” challenge. This note card box is designed to fit the 3-½” x 5” Note Cards with Envelopes that Stampin’ Up! sells in a pack of 20 (item #107311) . The box holds approximately 10 cards and 10 envelopes. The neat thing about this box is that the lid is attached to the box and is cinched closed by the ribbon.

I designed this project so that you could make multiple boxes and cards out of one pack of Twitterpated designer series paper. Using the pre-scored note cards, makes these cards fast and easy to make. I was careful to choose one pattern from each page of paper, so as not to use one page of Twitterpated DSP more than another. I also used different punches on each card so that it could be used as a stamp camp project.

If you would like to make your own Note Card Box, just follow the tutorial below.

Want to play along? Here are the challenge deets:
CCREW0212DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM -- DSP/Color Focus: Twitterpated DSP has me, well, twitterpated! This month, use Twitterpated DSP on your project. Haven't gotten it yet? Use the colors: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, or any combination of them.
To view the challenge gallery and to upload your challenges CLICK HERE!

Note Card Box Tutorial
Step One Box Base

1. Start with a piece of card stock 9-¾ x 9-¼”. On the 9- ¾” side, score at ½”, 2-¼”, 7-½” and 9-¼.

Step Two

2. On the 9- ¼” side, score at 3-¾” and 5-½”.

Step Three

3. Orient your card stock so that the long side is in front of you and the short sides are to the side. Cut away an area 2-¼” in from the sides and 5” from the bottom. Note: You will be leaving a ½” tab when you cut away from the bottom. The score lines have been enhanced so that you can visualize where to cut.

Step Four

4. Angle cut the four tabs as shown.

Step Five

5. Cut a fancy edge on the end furthest away from the tabs. I used the Labels Framelits and secured the framelit to my cutting pad and the card stock with masking tape. I only put the masking tape on the part that would be cut away, because it could damage the paper. I also folded in the sides along the score lines to allow the card stock to pass through my Big Shot.

Step Six

6. Put sticky strip along the four tabs.

Step Seven

7. Fold box along all score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring together to form box base.

Step Eight Box Lid

8. Start with a piece of card stock 8-13/16” x 5-5/16”. On ALL FOUR SIDES, score at 1-3/4” mark.

Step Nine

9. With one of the long sides facing towards you, cut away the two furthest corners. On the two closest corners, cut away most of the corner leaving ½” tabs.

Step Ten

10. Angle cut the two tabs.

Step Eleven

11. Cover the box lid with designer series paper and add sticky strip to the tabs.

Step Twelve

12. Flip lid piece over. Using a Crop-a-dile, punch two small holes in the top of the box lid near the score lines.

Step Thirteen

13. Put sticky strip on the long rectangle furthest away from the tabs.

Step Fourteen

14. Remove the sticky strip liner from the long rectangle and attach to the outside back of the box.

Step Fifteen

15. Remove the sticky strip liner from the tabs and bring sides together to form box lid.

Step Sixteen

16. Using a Crop-a-dile, punch two small holes in the sides of the box about 1” from the top.

Step Seventeen

17. Place a small piece of sticky strip below the crop-a-dile holes in the sides of the box.

Step Eighteen

18. Remove the sticky strip liner. Feed a 12” length of ribbon through the hole in the lid and the hole in the side of the box as shown. Adhere end to the sticky strip.

Step Nineteen

19. Repeat feeding and adhering the ribbon on the other side.

Step Twenty

20. To cinch the lid closed, gently push down on the lid while holding the ribbon taut.

Here are close-ups of the five cards.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Stamp Sets: Sincere Salutations, Tiny Tags; 5” x 3-½” Note Cards and Envelopes (107311); Card Stock: Island Indigo Textured, Baja Breeze Textured, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Whisper White; Paper: Twitterpated; Ink: Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red; Punches: Lace Ribbon Border, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Pinking Hearts Border, Scallop Edge Border, Eyelet Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Small Heart, Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval, Bird Builder, Boho Blossoms; Big Shot; Labels Collection Framelits, Designer Frames Embossing Folders; 3/8” Taffeta: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red; ½” Seam Binding: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz; 3/8” Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon; 3/8” Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon; Pearl Jewels; Simply Scored, Crop-a-dile; Sticky Strip.

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  1. Brenda, this is gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Dörte

  2. Beautiful box and cards...what a wonderful gift!

  3. Thank you, I love this tutorial, and be sure that I will make a box like this.

  4. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! My mom wants me to make her a set of cards, and this box will be PERFECT to hold them :) Also a great idea, as you said, for a Stamp Camp. You are so generous - thank you again for the wonderful tutorials! hugs from Pennsylvania :)

  5. Thanks again Brenda for your generousity in sharing your creations with us. This is TERRIFIC and I can't wait to give it a go. Blessings, Diane

  6. A beautiful gift set, I love the gift box to hold the cards.

  7. Wow! The box AND cards are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing them and such an awesome tutorial.

  8. so beautifully created! thanks so much for the tutorial!

  9. Amazing tutorial and project :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Another completely fabulous project - thank you SO much! Just brilliant!

  11. Your creative work in color and design is fab. AND, your tutorial writing and organization is superb! TFS! debra

  12. Great tutorial! Lovely box and cards! Thank you!

  13. What a great tutorial! Beautiful card! simple and classic, gorgeous, great layouts!

  14. I love this tutorial! Just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Love this Note card box and matching cards, Brenda. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial!

  16. Thank you for the tutorial is great! A box is always useful for storing the cards. Yours are very beautiful. Good day. Hugs .Mary

  17. Brilliant! Do you mind if I use this in a demo or stamp camp? I don't want to use your work without permission. NO hard feelings if the answer is "no." I'll still definitely be making some mother's day presents with your tutorial :)) Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  18. WOW! you are so amazing. The cards are beautiful and the box is
    AWESOME. I am so anxious to make this box. Can't wait to get home from work today. Thank you so much for sharing. I am making cards for relay for life and the box is perfect to put them in. Twila

  19. Hi, I was so pleased to see how easy it was to follow your instructions! You are really good. Would it be possible to tell me how to make the flower on the front of the box. Your box is so beautiful. Thank you Twila

    1. Hi Twila, Thanks for your kind comments. I used the Boho Blossoms Punch to make the flowers. I punched two of the largest flower and separated the layers of card stock in two to make four flowers. I made a cut halfway across the first flower and pulled the petal on one side of the cut and layered it to the petal on the other side of the cut. Adhere the petals together with tombow mono multi. Then do the same with the next flower and two petals and so on. Layer and glue the successive flower layers on top of each other to form flower. I hope this helps.