Let's Build a Notecard Box!
Wanna build a .... nope not a snowman! A notecard box! Although you can totally add snowmen to it and that would be totally OK! It would definitely have my seal of approval. I am writing this blog while rocking a baby seat with a wee little one in it with my foot and listening to chill hits on Spotify. She JUST fell asleep, so I better type quickly.
I have mentioned so many times that you are probably so tired of hearing it by now BUT I LOVE PAPER! I LOVE paper crafting! I love the many amazing things you can create with paper - even simple paper pages from books. You should see the amazing things one of my best friends creates! If she ever is brave enough I will have her share some of her things on here!
Apparently, not everyone enjoys writing OR even public speaking as I do. Who knew? Not me!
We are going to create this today!
It is a card holder that will hold about 5 - 3.5" x 5" gift cards and envelopes. It is so pretty and so sturdy! The BEST part of all is that it brings back personal letter writing! I tried to find stationary a while ago and couldn't really find too much! I love writing little cards and notes to people. You could even fill this with the stationary that you create. That will be for another blog though! It is very fun to make! I was tempted to do a video for it but one of my favorite YouTube creators already did one and I took the idea from her so she might as well be the one to visually teach you. Her name is The Paper Pixie. I am going to break it down here though and post a link for her video at the end.
The first thing you need to do is find a piece of card stock you like. This one I chose is from a Flora Collection Paper Pack I carry. The sheet needs to be 8.5" x 11". You will need a paper trimmer if it isn't this size yet.
You will need to score this piece of paper at the following places. (If you don't have a scoring board, you can use your paper trimmer and either a scoring tool or a pen with the ink ball retracted. Score down the line where the cutting blade is.)
8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock
Score along 8-1/2″ side at 5/8″, 1-5/8″, 6-7/8″, and 7-7/8″
Score along 11″ side at 2-5/8″, 3-5/8″, 7-3/8″, and 8-3/8″
Make tick marks at 6-3/4″
Score at 10″ only down to the 1st horizontal score line
Once you have scored it all cut the places that are x'd out on this diagram.
Once everything is cut, fold and burnish all the scored areas. It will look like this.
You will want to put tape or glue (I used double-sided tape) and tape all the highlighted areas.
I have attached an image that will show where to tape. The blue is taped while looking at the inside of the box. The pink is flipped over looking at the back of it. The blue pieces of tape only need to be 2.5" long.
You now want to take the tape off of the two bottom tabs and fold them into the third section side panel. Like this
Then bring the bottom piece up so it sits on top of the now-folded piece. Release the side tape and attach it to the sides of the box.
Bring the top side flaps in towards the top of the middle piece. Align it so that it is flush.
Now decorate the front of your box and you are done. You can keep it closed with some nice ribbon or even attach a piece of velcro. I have made several of these now and love them!
Here is the video from The Paper Pixie. Enjoy!
Happy Crafting Y'all!