Happy almost Friday everyone! I know I know, as usual it has been a long time since my last post. However, since my last post I have packed up my apartment, moved, finished the teaching year and unpacked. Although I have boxes yet to unpack.
This past Monday on my ustream show I created a BOXED NOTE CARD SET. Here are the links to the Ustream there are 2 parts. Part 1 and Part 2 . It took about 3 1/2 hours to complete 10 Note cards and a box. This will make a great gift or just something special for yourself to have cards ready when you need to send a quick note, hello or greeting.
Here are the instructions on the box that is made from 12x12 pattern paper and will hold up to 12 A2 (3 1/4" x 5 1/2") cards and envelopes. (Number of cards is based on cards with a couple paper layers and not with thick embellishments.)
- Use 12 x 12 pattern paper - double sided. If the pattern paper is not double sided first adhere 2 sheets together - back to back.
- Paper design should be non-directional unless you don't mind text or designs being upside down.
- Score paper as shown in above photo first the scores across the top (2" 3" 9" 10") then turn clockwise 90º (1/4 turn to right) and score as shown on left edge of photo. (3" 4" 8 3/4" 9 7/8")
- Trim as shown in photo trimming out the gray sections. IMPORTANT : be sure to leave L and R tabs as shown in photo and mitre these.
- OPTIONAL - using a circle punch make a notch in front flap as shown in diagram
- Burnish all the score lines and lay paper flat again as shown in diagram.
- Put double sided tape along left and right edges of front flap - leaving backing in place (you can use wet glue here but add later - step 11)
- fold both tabs in and add wet glue to tabs in the folded position.
- fold up front flap up and the 2 side flaps up securing the tabs to the inside of the 1" section
- Now the side flaps should be laying on top
- remove backing from double sided tape (or add wet glue to left and right side flaps & be sure glue is only where the front flap will cover the side flaps) and adhere front flap on top of the side flaps
- So the box stays closed you can use velcro or magnets on the box flap. Or you can create a closure using buttons and twine.... or ribbon - however you wish to close it.
My Ustream recordings also show how I created a set of note cards to match the box.
I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I enjoyed creating mine.
Until next time