November 27, 2010

Gypsy Made Simple - Card Gift Box

What lovely gifts your hand made cards would make for your friends and relatives. This week we will learn to make a box to hold up to 6 A2 cards. Now I know you have all made a box before this one just mixes up the dimensions as it is not square. Don't worry about catching the exact sizes while watching the videos as I typed them up for you. My lid was just a little larger than I like so I typed it up just a tad smaller.
Now let's get to work. Turn your Gypsy on and grab a cup of coffee or tea and work along with me.
Here are the sizes to help you as you are making this little box with me. This way you won't have to stop and right them down. The top of the card is what I adjusted down from 6.30 in the video to 6.20.
Sizes: Base of card, bottom 4.95x6.00, sides 1.10x6.00, ends 1.10x4.95
         Top of card, bottom 5.20x6.20, sides .87x6.20, ends .87x5.20
         Make tabs to fit and frame your personal choice and size


Sizes: Base of card, bottom 4.95x6.00, sides 1.10x6.00, ends 1.10x4.95

         Top of card, bottom 5.20x6.20, sides .87x6.20, ends .87x5.20
         Make tabs to fit and frame your personal choice and size

Sizes: Base of card, bottom 4.95x6.00, sides 1.10x6.00, ends 1.10x4.95

          Top of card, bottom 5.20x6.20, sides .87x6.20, ends .87x5.20
          Make tabs to fit and frame your personal choice and size


Cricut is busy cutting. Don't you just love this paper from K and Company the Life's Journey stack? So yummy.
See how wonderful the colors coordinate.
With the little prima flowers to adorn the box it is sure to make a perfect little gift.
First I scored both the top and bottom and make a nice clean fold.
This is how it will come together. Notice my paper is even double sided.
I tested to make sure the cards would fit and there is plenty of room for 8 flat or 6 thick cards.
When doing the top, make sure you place your accetate on first on the inside. Then your frame should be glued on before folding the box together.
Don't you just love the size difference. You can easily see the coordinating paper while looking at the side of the box, giving it a more finished look.
Here is my prima held together with a Kand Company button brad. Don't you youst love the colors.
And here is the complete box filled with 6 A2 cards. The only problem is it looks so pretty I don't want to give it away!!!  How cute is that? And just as easy to make. Now I want to see yours. All you need to do after you make your little box is take a photo. It can be decorated or plain, your choice. Then either post on your blog or the Cricut Message Board. After you do that click on the McLinky below and follow the instructions. It will link you right to this site and we can all see your newly designed box.

I sure hope you liked today's project and have created one along with me. If you have any questions please send them to me at shesasassylady@hotmail.com. Also if you have any suggestions as to what I can do next email that to me too, as I am running out of ideas.
Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me.
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