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The little notecard box- simple and from one 12 x 12

Out of the scraps from a full sized card (which was made from the scraps I had stashed in my card-making binder) I managed to make a set of 5 notecards:

I thought they might make a nice little gift, but needed a way to present them. I grabbed a sheet of kraft cardstock and with minimal measuring I made a box. There is room for a couple more cards in there, because I am 100% sure I have one more scrap of the Basic Grey paper that is the main paper seen – and I know this cause of the Grand Tidy I did recently. If I am right, the scrap is in my Basic Grey box. And I can get one more card to make a set of six!

Anyway, here are the basics. The cards are 3 x 4 1/4. I believe the score-lines could be adjusted to make a box of another size. with the basic concept the same. There is a stray score line there, marked in black – ignore it whenever you see it 😀

Cut away a few bits…and angle cut the tabs. The smallest scored section is the top flap of the box, so cut away either side of that, like so:

Fold in and stick the little flaps

Then fold the bottom section up to create the box. Punch a bit of a circle to make getting the cards out a little easier:

And use as much of the 3 1/4 inch piece you cut off the 12 x 12 piece to make a belly band closure:

Easy peasy. I am curious to see if I can get a set of notecards and the box all from a 12 x 12 sheet – except the card bases, of course. I may have a go. But then I suspect I will be ready to move on from cards for a bit. I have amassed quite a stash and think if I lay they all out I will see that I have enough, for now. I still feel I am a bit short on actual Sympathy cards, although I do have plenty of Thinking of you ones that will serve the same purpose. I’ll see where I am with my weekend posts then move on. It’s been fun. So long and thanks for all the fish…