Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Festive Flurry Note Card Holder with Tutorial

Good morning stampers, Cynthia here with Ink a Doodle Creations.  I am so excited to be sharing my project with you today.  If you remember from our Christmas in July post last week, I made a cute little note card holder that was decorated with the Joyful Christmas stamp set.  I had colored it with our new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities.  If not, click the link above and you can go check it out.  Well like I promised, I have the quick tutorial on how I made the little note card box and pictures of the 2nd design, which I promised also!!  No sneak peek either, you have to wait til the end for the finished project!!

Step 1:  cut your choice in colored cardstock to a 6-1/2" x 6-1/2" piece.  I will explain why that size in the next step. 

I wanted my box to fit my note card size of 3-1/2" x 5", but wanted the box to be a little shorter so the note cards could be seen from the outside.  I went with a 3-1/2" square size to start with.  Now when wanting to make a box to hold cards and envelopes, think about how thick you need it then add that onto your cutting and scoring measurements.  My thickness is only a 1/2", so I cut my cardstock to 6-1/2" square. 

 Step 2:  So the envelope punch board says your first score/punch measurement is 3", and that is just what you will do.  Punch and score at the 3" line.

now you are going to once again add that 1/2" measurement and slide your cardstock to the 3-1/2" line, punch and score.
 Step 3:  Now turn your cardstock to the next side and using the score line guide, line it up with the first line, punch and score.  Then slide it over to the second line, punch and score again.  Continue this same step for the other two sides.  Now you won't be folding all four sides of the box, so if you are funny about having scored lines when you don't need them, you can skip this step on one side.  It doesn't matter which, cause the box is square.
 Step 4:  Now the Envelope Punch Board has a built in handy dandy corner rounder.  You can now round each corner if you would like.
Step 5:    Fold on all the scored lines except for the one side that is gonna be your top of the box.  Now I would normally use redline tape on boxes, but now since we have the Fast Fuse adhesive (its the bomb!)  its not as easy to show you where I put the adhesive at, but you can kinda see the shimmer off the right hand side flap of the box.  If you can't, I have the bone folder and scissor tips pointing to the two flaps where you need adhesive.

Step 6:  Depending if you are a righty or a lefty, doesn't matter which (even though its been proven that lefties are the only ones in their right minds - can you guess which one I am!?!)  Fold in the LEFT hand side first, then fold in the right!  LOL!
Now that all sides are glued and folded in, you can now decorate how ever you wish.  Now are you ready to see how I decorated this set???
So this is my 2nd finished note card set all ready to be given away to one of my youngest sons teachers for this year.  Never to early to start thinking of handmade Christmas/Holiday gifts.  I just love snowflakes and the Festival Flurry stamp set and its matching framelit set.  On this set, I also colored the snowflakes with the coastal cabana blendabilities.  The 2-1/2" x 11" whisper white belly band is embossed with the large polka dotted folder.  I then used my finger dauber to add some smoky  slate color to each circle.   My "thank you" sentiment comes from the Petite Pairs stamp set.  I wrapped and tied a simple bow around the box with the thick coastal cabana bakers twine.
On the inside of my box, I have four matching note cards, stamped with simple snowflakes.  There is also room for four envelopes.
I hope you have enjoyed my project and tutorial.  I hope you got INKspired to go create your own set!
Supplies Used
Cardstock ~ whisper white, smoky slate, coastal cabana, silver glimmer paper (retired)
Ink ~ momento ink, coastal cabana, smoky slate
Blendabilities ~ coastal cabana
Stamp set ~ festival flurry, petite pairs
Misc. ~ basic rhinestones, coastal cabana thick bakers twine, envelope punch board, polka dot embossing folder

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  1. I love this project Cynthia, the box and cards are very cute and I love the easy to follow instructions. It's never too early to get a head start on holiday gifts!

  2. I love your cute little card holder and cards! I can't wait to play with that stamp set again! So glad it's still around! :)

  3. EEK!! must run downstairs and make this NOW!!!

  4. Aaack! I LOVE how you colored the snowflakes with the Blendabilities. You have single handedly changed the world of snowflakes. Will there ever be a white snowflake again? Great instructions for the box. I need to play with my envelope punch board more. Awesome!

  5. ahhhh you guys, thanks you much for the "love"!! Glad you enjoyed the project. Can't wait to see what you guys create!