Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Card Carrier and Sneak Peak

I have been surfing over at Lauren Meaders blog again and found her tutorial for a Boxed Bag Holder, what an awesome little box! I thought it would make a cool card carrier for gifting handmade cards, so I adjusted the measurements and came up with this version that easily holds 8 cards and 8 C6 envelopes.

Click on the title for this post and it will take you straight to Laurens tutorial, she is such an inspiration.

The alterations I made were:

Cut 12 x 12 cardstock to 12 inches by 26cm, score on the 12 inch side at 3cm, 15cm, 18cm and 30 cm. Score on the 26cm side at 3cm, 20cm and 22 cm. Other than that just follow Lauren's tutorial and you will have a card carrier too!

One tip, you will only have a 0.5mm flap to adhere the box together at the side so I recommend you use Sticky Strip, if it overlaps a bit just fold the overlapped piece in on top of itself, Sticky Strip sticks anything to anything so I have complete faith in it holding my box together!

Now for the sneak peak details. The box is made with Parisian Breeze Speciality Designer "Paper" which is actually cardstock weight and textured, it is AWESOME and co-ordinates with Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip and Kraft card, look out for more 3D items made with this, I love it.

Did you notice the brad in the flower on the top right? It is a Jumbo Brad and is 5/16th of an inch across, they come in a mixed pack of 80, 20 each of Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White and Silver. I think you will be seeing a lot more of these too.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts

Cardstock: Parisian Breeze Speciality Designer Paper, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Brocade Blue

Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/16" Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad, Sticky Strip, Large Oval Punch

1 comment:

Anita said...

Well done Lynette. You really do have a taste for colour and style that I connect with. Top marks.