Today I have a lil' project and a useful web page link to share with you. I wanted to have a couple of boxed card sets for hostess gifts, just a little something. Each has 5 cards and envelopes and I made a coordinating box envelope for them. It was not smooth sailing...lol. I was determined to do it though.
I often buy on clearance card bases and envelopes from Stampin up. They are never flimsy. But they are oddly sized 4.25 by 6.25 inches. I have clear boxes for A2 card sets.
Now I could just cut off 3/4 of an inch to get an A2 card...but then the coordinating envelops will be off and I still have the box size to deal with. So I tried working with the new size. I had to make layers the space was just to odd for me to get a good CAS card. Then I had to search for 12x12 paper that somehow coordinated...
My last hurdle was the box envelope, made preferably with the envelope punch board. Lots of A2, 4bar tutorials on you tube but I didn't easily find on for non-traditional sizes. So I went with the punch board provided measurements for an envelope that was an inch bigger than my cards and added a second scoreline inside the recommended that was 3/4 an inch from the first by increasing the first score mark by 3/4 of an inch. It worked out okay.
Today as I was perusing you tube I came across The Crafty Owl and her dandy box buster program. Problems solved, you can make an envelope box for any size card.
I used the note cards from Stampin Up that coordinate with the Hand Penned Petals Suite. The purple set contains the flower images from that stamp set. The sentiment on both sets and the image on the teal set is from Wishing You Well. The box flap tucks into the large circle for a soft closure.
No challenges today, this was just for fun.
Thanks for popping in.
Cat your cards and co-ordinating envelopes are lovely - especially the purple one (a favourite colour of mine!) Thanks for the shout out and I'm so glad you found the Box Buster tool useful - it definitely takes the stress out of odd sizes for sure!
They were worth the extra effort, Cat they're all lovely!
Great sets, Cat - thanks for sharing the envelope info too!!
I know it, you have something in your head and you really want to implement it. It's nice when you find a little help on the internet and you reach your goal.
Your perseverance paid off Cat, as both sets are just lovely!! Guess I never paid attention to the sizes of SU! note cards, but you made them work just beautifully, and these will be treasured gifts to whoever receives them!! Hugs. :0)
Love that you persevered as the results are so wonderful! Two really gorgeous hostess gifts - what are you doing this weekend? ha! I wish!
Off to check out that Box Buster!
[love that purple flower, Cat!]
Well done for sticking with it, they are going to make fabulous gifts. Thanks for the link to the envelope maker and congrats on your shout out at Christmas Kickstarter. Very well deserved xx
Always fun to make cards just for fun. Both of these are so lovely Cat. And congrats on finding a video that helps to make the envelopes more easily. xx
Wowie, Cat, you had quite a journey with these note cards and envelope boxes! They turned out so beautiful and I have to say you sent me on a journey looking for the stamp sets! They're both just lovely. I'm completely smitten with the soft teal Wishing You Well and that gossamer bow. Here I'm trying not to buy for a while. Loved reading your story. I'm going to look at that video. You're awesome. Thanks!
Wonderful card sets! Great color choices. Your perseverance paid off!
Lovely hostess gifts, Cat! Who wouldn't love receiving one of these sets? I'm impressed that you were able to make envelope/boxes for these sets.
Wow you have taken in a lot of information about making a box card!! What gorgeous cards too! Happy weekend!
Wow--you're so creative! Love the images & papers!
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