Love making cards? Give a set as a gift this Christmas! Shellye here with a simple way to give your handmade cards, as well as keep them organized and safe from damage.
First, I created a sturdy storage box with a sheet of 6x12 mat board (found at most craft/framing stores). I scored the length at the 5" and 7" marks, which gave finished dimensions of 6"W x 5"H x 2"D. Just fold in on the score marks as you begin applying the desired patterned paper (I've used Day By Day Collection for this project). By keeping the mat board folded as you apply the paper, you will not have a gap or bubble once the box is together.
Cut your patterned paper to 10" x 12" and score at the 5" and 7" marks lengthwise. Turn and score at 2" and 8" marks. Fold in and proceed to adhere to the mat board as suggested above; make sure to center the paper and line-up score marks with score marks. For the sides, cut out the small section between the two flaps and then glue the flaps together.
Decorate the front as desired and then begin assembling some simple note cards using Doodlebug's premade Create-A-Cards!
My mom requested a set of everyday cards that she can send to friends and family, so I kept the sentiments short and sweet OR I left the inside blank and only decorated the front.
A storage box of this size easily holds 10 decorated A6 cards. You may choose to slip the box into a cellophane bag and tie on a bow before giving. Anyone who loves handmade cards will surely appreciate such a gift :)