I need to sit down and send some thank you cards this week. This post has me excited about doing just that! Though I’m so behind around here – I actually lost my mind (don’t ask, it’s a common occurrence) and got ahead on a couple of things so I had time to put this post together! LOL!
Recently, I had a fun little crafter-noon and used some of my favorite me and my BIG ideas® paper stock and stickers to create a set of coordinating stationery note cards and a handy little container to hold them. I love figuring out how to make little boxes and containers like this. What makes them really fun and even a little Kate Spade – esque is the custom liners I added to the envelopes. They add such a fun pop of color and a bit more shiny gold foil. Can you really ever have enough gold foil? You can literally put together a set like this in an hour or two and it would make a great gift!
Here’s what you’ll need:
mambi KIT™ -Friends (paper and stickers)
5 sheets 8.5″ x 11″ white cardstock
8- A2 envelopes (mine were from Hobby Lobby)
Cards Quick Steps
- Cut 4 sheets of 110 lb. white cardstock in half to create eight cards that are 5.5″ x 11″ – score 4.25″ from short edge and fold in half to create the folded note card.
- Trim favorite quotes and patterns from the pad and kit papers and cut into 4.25″ x 5.5″ pieces and adhere to card fronts. Some of these are 4′ x 6″ pieces so just add a strip of a complementary pattern to create the finished look.
- Cut cardstock to 7″ x 10.75″ and score as shown in photo (2.5″ from all outer edges). This leaves the “foot” of the box (or the rectangle in the middle) about 2″ x 5.75″.
- Fold flaps upward and trim off about 1/2″ of the outer end flaps as shown in photo.
- Fold middle flap in first, then follow with remaining flaps. Secure with adhesive.
- Cut 2 strips of paper 2.75″ x 9″ to cover the outside of the box. Add a sticker and ribbon for a finishing touch.
Envelopes with Liners
- Cut envelope liners from contrasting and complementary paper patterns – 3″ x 5.5″
- Score 1″ from one long edge and make a nice fold with bone folder
- You can cut the 1″ flap ends just at a slight angle to match that of the envelope – but that’s optional (I just eyeball this part).
- Glue or tack into place with adhesive.