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buzsy 03-26-2012 07:14 AM

Tutorial Tuesday #9 Mini Note Card Box {3-27-12}
Hello! Monika here today, bringing you a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a Mini Note Card Box.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018743549/" title="SNS-VintagePostcardnotecard2 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/7018743549_426856b4c6.jpg" width="500" height="455" alt="SNS-VintagePostcardnotecard2"></a>

What you will need:

-Paper-cutter with scoring blade or Scoring Board
-Corner and border punches (I used Upper Crest Border and Corner from Fiskars)
-1 8-1/2" x 11" card stock for the box
-Designer Paper
-Stamps (I used Vintage Postcard and Wildflowers clear stamp sets)
-Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps (or magnet pieces)

Step 1
Take an 8- x 11 piece of card stock. Score at 1- and 2 along the longer side. Turn it 180 degrees and repeat scoring on other side. Then score at 2- and 3- along the shorter side, turn it 180 degrees and repeat on opposite side.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018672157/" title="box by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/7018672157_8d62065de5_n.jpg" width="320" height="248" alt="box"></a>

Step 2
Cut all 4 corners away.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018672167/" title="box2 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7018672167_c4337d85d9_n.jpg" width="320" height="255" alt="box2"></a>

Step 3
Using a border punch, punch edge of one of the bigger flaps. Next, round corners of other 3 flaps.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018672173/" title="box3 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/7018672173_989dba3c0a_n.jpg" width="320" height="254" alt="box3"></a>

Step 4
To decorate the front, cut a 2" x 4-1/2" piece of Designer Paper. Adhere it to flap. Stitch top edge if you can. Stamp images from Vintage Postcard clear stamp set. Die cut flower out of felt (My Favorite Things), punch leaves (Martha Stewart) and add ribbon, yarn, and pearls.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018672179/" title="box4 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/7018672179_9460954b9c_n.jpg" width="320" height="259" alt="box4"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018672187/" title="box5 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/7018672187_3d38deb34e_n.jpg" width="320" height="229" alt="box5"></a>

Step 5
Add Basic Grey magnets to flap and box as closure.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018672189/" title="box6 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/7018672189_a759bd3884_n.jpg" width="320" height="237" alt="box6"></a>

Step 6
To make note cards, cut 3-3/4" x 4-3/8" pieces of White and Kraft card stock. Fold them in half. Stamp images. To keep my lines straight, I like to make pencil marks as guides.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018712113/" title="card by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6238/7018712113_8f13d030f1_n.jpg" width="320" height="287" alt="card"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/6872604928/" title="card2 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/6872604928_2c8d22a8d3_n.jpg" width="320" height="267" alt="card2"></a>

Step 7
Before attaching Baker's Twine, punch small notches on the 2 sides of card, where twine is going to go. This will hold the twine in place, stopping it from sliding off the card.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018743561/" title="SNS-VintagePostcardnotecard3 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7018743561_c9e23ea28d_n.jpg" width="320" height="137" alt="SNS-VintagePostcardnotecard3"></a>

These note cards were decorated just a little bit different (adding a vellum piece that is stamped with Friendship Script Background clear stamp):

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25514851@N06/7018743565/" title="SNS-VintagePostcardnotecard4 by Buzsy, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7018743565_fdf7b173e3_n.jpg" width="320" height="146" alt="SNS-VintagePostcardnotecard4"></a>

I hope you will give this a try. It's so easy to put together and it makes a nice present to anyone!

Happy Crafting!

stagccva 03-27-2012 03:57 AM

Thanks, Monika! This is absolutely gorgeous!

SweetnSassyStamps 03-27-2012 07:14 AM

Awesome!!!!! TFS!

atsamom 03-27-2012 09:45 AM

This is such a well-done tutorial and an absolutely beautiful box and card set!

merrymstamper 03-29-2012 02:30 PM

Beautiful!!! Thanks Monika :-)

javagirl984 03-30-2012 03:31 PM

Drooling! Gorgeous! I need to get my postcard set inky.

Twinshappy 04-02-2012 02:23 PM

Beautiful gift idea!

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