Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gift Box and Matching Cards

I have a friend who had a birthday recently. I wanted to get her just a little something. I had been on a "card making" roll and thought I would make some cards to give as a gift. Then I remembered a class I taught at the store making a box out of card stock to hold handmade cards. I decided that a handmade box filled with handmade cards would be a great gift. I didn't figure in how long this would take me. I guess I thought I would just "whip" them out!  Who was I kidding?! Obviously myself!

This is the finished box with tule tied around it. I used Authentique paper which I purchased at my LSS Cat's Creations. It is an older line and I neglected to notate which one it was. I love the weight of their paper and it was perfect for making a card box. There is a tutorial for this project here.

 This box is designed to fit the standard A2 (4.25 x 5.5) card.

I made 2 of each making a total of 10 cards.

Using the scraps I made 2 of this last card.

 I was very pleased with how they turned out and the person I gave them too seemed to like them as well. I think I may do this as a gift again.

Have a good one!


  1. What a wonderful gift - I especially like how the box turned out. I'm off to check out that tutorial.

  2. This an awesome gift idea! I love those boxes that we learned to make at Cat's. I have since made several for my cards. :) I really like the paper that you used for these!

  3. Wonderful gift. Love how the cards are all different, yet using the same paper line. Fabulous!

  4. Your blog comes at a perfect time for me!! I plan on giving my co-worker a set of handmade cards for her Christmas gift..thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. What a great gift idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I was just thinking of doing something like this for my mom's birthday!