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Thursday, August 2, 2012



Hello, everyone!!!  Hope everyone is well and happy!

Today, I have a DT project over at Sheila's.  It's simple but, I thinks, it's adorable.  I'd like to share it here too with you in case you miss it over at She's A Sassy Lady.  It's kind of a card:

I haven't completed wording on the inside yet because I'm not absolutely certain who will recieve it, although I have somewhat of an idea:

But wait..., what the heck!!!  Is that a box inside my card?  With 2 pockets?!!!  YES!  This card/box will hold 2 fittable items (hey, my last project had 2 pockets, guess I'm on a roll, huh!...LOL!!!):

Now, my idea of who might be getting this is my DH's niece for her upcoming birthday, so I made a little matching pocket  --to go inside one of the pockets -- to hold some cash, and I made a little matching notebook to go inside the second pocket:

Are you liking this so far?!!!

This was quick and fun to do, and you can do one too!  Here's how to put it together.  Begin with pre-cut  sized cardstock sheets for the base card and box:
  • Card - measures 12"x 4.25" (Score and fold in half to measure 6" x 4.25") - Put aside for later
One 12"x 12" sheet of cardstock makes the following:
  • Box Front  - measures 12" x 7"
  • Box Back - measures 5"x7" (This cut is from the leftover 12"x12" cardstock used for the box front)
Starting with the 12" x 7" cardstock, lay 12" side across top of scoreboard and score at 4" and 8"; turn paper one quarter turn with 7" across top of scoreboard and score at 7" 5.75".

Next the the 5" x 7" cardstock, with 5" side across top of scoreboard, score at 1/2" and 4.25"; turn a quarter turn (now 7" is across of scoreboard), score at 5.75".  You're scores should look like this:

To make neater and easier folding, cut out areas on each sheet of cardstock as shown below:

Next you want to do a mountain fold down the middle of the first and last outer sections on the 12"x 7" panel -- do not fold down the middle of the middle section.  You will know why I'm telling you to do this later.  (If it makes it easier, you can score these folds in at 2" and 6" when you're scoring the 12" x 7" cardstock sheet with the 12" across the top of the scoreboard; I just choose to do it this way).  This panel is the front of the box:

Now take the 5" x 7" sheet of cardstock (the back of the box) and glue/adhere the outside tabs to the inside edges of the front of the box to look like this (do not glue the bottom tabs in place yet!):

Now here's where the importance of that mountain fold comes in on the front of the card!  Using your thumb and any finger, gently squeese your box together bringing in the bottom tabs until the overlap and align with each other  -- now glue them together:

When you do this project you'll notice that the tabs will appear too short to reach each the other and overlap the box opening -- until you squeeze the box together at the folds!!!  Then you'll really see why the mountain folds are absolutely necessary!

The picture below shows how the top of the box should look now; can you see how the 2 pockets are formed?

Okay, now let's make the pockets more prominent by separating them even more.  Take a scrap piece of cardstock (about 1.50" x 5"), fold it in half lenthwise and glue it across the middle of the folds where the 2 pockets will meet:

This step is optional as you may want to use another closure, however, I added a ribbon to the back of my box for the closure on my card/box:

Okay, now time to grab that 12"x 4.25" card I indicated you make at the top of this tutoral.  Take your box; carefully center and align the bottom of the box to the inside bottom panel of the card and glue/adhere them together!  Yippee, you have your card-box!!!

Now the final step is to decorate it anyway you like and add anything you like!!!  To embellish mine, I added cuts printed from the Imagaine Word of Mouth cartridge, tossed in a couple of roses, and added some stickles around the edges.

Hope you like my project!!!  I'll be looking forward to seeing some of your creations!!!

Any questions?  Leave me a comment and I'll be glad to help!!!

Hugs, and I'll be seeing you!!!


Celeste said...

This is so adorable. I love it.... I will have to give this a try. Thank you for the tutorial.

Rhonda Emery said...

wow so pretty thanks for sharing love love it. hugs

Georgiana said...

Absolutley impressive. I loved all the pictures, which makes it easier to follow step by step instructions.

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Monique Barr said...

Lady A this is great, I just love this great job

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Whoa! This is amazing!!! I love it! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely creation!


Besthobbyeva said...

Audrey, this is absolutely beautiful. Love, love your choice of colors and how clever to have a card/box!!! I do love seeing your projects. Such an inspiration!!!

Stay well!


Karons Krafty Korner said...

Audrey - this is fantastic - I will definitely be giving this a try - would be great for Christmas, birthdays, thank yous, wow anything. could put little notelets and envelopes in the pockets -awesome idea and great tutorial. Hugs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey, it is wonderful having your back!!! I love this card/box. What an awesome project. Who wouldn't love to get this? The design is awesome with the little sections to put goodies in like photos. As always it is decorated so beautifully and your tutorial is so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing with us today at She's A Sassy Lady!

Angi said...

WOW Audrey. This is fabulous. I just saw this on Sheila's blog and had to pop over and tell you how great this is. :)

Pam said...

So glad to see you back Audrey. And oh my do you keep coming up with some unique and amazing stuff. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

Scrappin Sista said...

Beautiful Ms. Audrey!! I just love it!!

Creative Hayes Creations said...

I see you are back your creative mode..thats always a good thing.. It's a gift that keep giving,lol. Nice job.

Ana Márquez said...

I like it very much! Thanks for sharing with us the process to make it, you're so kind, dear!

I send you a big, big hug from Europe.

Lawren said...

Another gorgeous project! I love this idea! Thank you for posting it.

Jani Lewis said...

So cool. What a great idea. Very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Sherrie K. said...

What a fabulous idea! You are so creative -love this!
Sherrie K

Barb Turpin said...

What a fun project!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is great! Thanks for the tutorial! Carri ~abusybee

Stephanie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. Love this design. Great tutorial.

doodlingdebbie said...

Woohoo! this is funtastic! I can't wait to make this a cutting file. Thank you so much for making this wonderful tutorial! Would you mind if I made a Studio cutting file and shared it on the Silhouette Plus forum. I'll make sure to link your blog and give you all of the credit you so deserve. I really love this; can you tell...lol

doodlingdebbie said...

Audrey, I need your help please. I drew a 12 x 7 rectangle in Studio. Your instruction say; score at 4 and 8 inches, rotate a 1/4 of a turn and score at 7 inches. This scores it at the very bottom without leaving any tabs to fold. I think I'm missing something. It should have an edge to fold and not be at the bottom. I'm not understanding something.

doodlingdebbie said...

Bless you Audrey and thanks so much. I am terrible about proofing my posts. My dear hubby use to do this for me. He would catch all sorts of boo-boos. He retired himself from proof reading for me unless I do a special request...lol

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Just wanted to pop over and check out your amazing project, and amazing it us. You are always so creative Audrey, this is simply AWESOME. You always make it look so simply.. Hugs

Lisa said...

Wow, Audrey, this is gorgeous!! And your tutorial is so fabulous...the pictures help to understand how to put it together!! You are so creative!! I am going to have to give this a try!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and I hope you have a great weekend my friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

lisa808 said...

Super! Your nice will be amazed.

Cricut Couple said...

This is so incredible Audrey! I love how you wrote all the fun into your tutorial and the design is fantastic! I love it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my, this is wonderful, I might try it, thanks for the tutorial!

A Creative Operation said...

How clever!!! I have to try this...I have a lot of birthdays coming up, this would be perfect for cards and gift cards!!! Thanks for sharing!!

doodlingdebbie said...

Hi Audrey, I made one but, had some problems with the bottom going together so I modified it a bit. I think sometimes I get a little dingy when it comes to reading a tutorial even when it's as nice as yours with pictures and words.It still looks nice. If you can email me, I'll get a picture of it to share with you. By accident, I deleted a bunch of emails so I don't have your email address anymore. Thank you for all of your help. Some of us need more help than others and I'm some of us...LOL

jerseytjej said...

OOOH! Thank you so much for your kind comments and for visiting my blog. Glad you are better and back to blogging because I think that card with pockets is ALL that, lol! Very kind of you to share it and thanks for the tutorial, too!

Jean said...

Oh my goodness! Audrey this is so great.

Mary said...

Wow what a fabulous idea! I really have to try this one. Hugs~Mary

The Archiving Angel said...

Wow, another unique & clever creation!
Where in the world do you come up with these innovative ideas? You are truly gifted my friend.