{Card Box

        Photo Jun 20, 6 42 19 PM

 

What?? You’re thinking, “This is no card box, fool.”

Nah. This is the reason why I didn’t get pictures of my card box done. I just spent the last few hours helping to put these things together. My boy made All Stars for his baseball team and I guess it is tradition for moms to wear these pins to the game. The sample one I saw had letters written on the star with a pen. But when someone owns TWO KNK machines, there is no excuse not to make them better with machine cut vinyl letters.

So I’m going to talk about my project, but you won’t have pictures until I have light again because I absolutely hate using a flash.

I’m sure there is something like this out there, but I wanted to make something that instead of having a lid that came off, had a sliding folder so you could put candy or cards inside and then glue a gift card or something on the front. I didn’t do that on mine, but you could do that if you wanted.

I thought you might want to see my chicken scratch as I am terrible with math and I was figuring out the measurements of the box bottom and where I need the score lines to go.

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Then I tried to draw it in Inkscape, but realized I was really complicating things. So I drew it in make the cut and used the boolean join to make the box cut out the corners like that. Then I just drew rectangles for score lines.

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Then I decided this box needed some cards. So I meandered over to our own Bird’s site and downloaded her free card.

http://www.birdscards.com/free-digital-cut-files/deep-edge-cards/

I used Deep Edge 9. Mine did not turn out as cute as hers. And if I were to make these again, I would use a thinner ribbon than the grosgrain because I had to arrange the cards funny in the box to make it slide in the sleeve right. Notice the little puffiness above?

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I even made the envelopes

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So there you have it. And here’s the file for ya!

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Hopefully by the time you’re reading this, I will have some pictures for you. The problem is, I’m on PST, so you all get light long before I do.

I’m not having good luck with these pictures. I have them processed just how I want them in Lightroom and then as soon as I upload them, they are darker than I want. I’m going to blame it on WordPress (the blogging software).

Before I go, do you want to see what I just got that I use to take the pictures? I had a home made one but one of my dogs peed on it and since it was mostly cardboard… well, I don’t need to say anything more about that do I?

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What is really cool is that it folds up like this:

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It comes with lights (which I don’t use) and a tripod and four different colored backgrounds, which are extremely wrinkled when they arrive. Which is not so good for someone who doesn’t own an iron. I paid somewhere around $30 at Amazon. Worth it!! And once I can figure out why my pictures do not upload up to this site the way I process them, I will have some good looking pictures, yo.

See you next month!

Materials used: Zing. Paper. Vinyl. Rum. (Just kidding, just want to see if anyone is paying attention).

 

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About deb_m

By day, a teacher. By night, a geeky crafter. I have one hubby, 2 kids, and 4 dogs. I like to take pictures and like it even more when they don't suck. I use a KNK Maxx 24" machine, a Zing, and a Cameo.

28 thoughts on “{Card Box

  1. Love the badges for Allstars. Love the not-pictures. Love the idea.
    Thank you for the file. See you next month. 🙂

    • I felt horrible not having the pictures done. I didn’t want to be late with my post though. Chad might’ve yelled at me. ( not really, but pretend he would’ve )

  2. Congrats on your son making the All Starts team 🙂 I’ve downloaded the file and will try my hand at cutting it later tonight. Can’t wait to see your pix. Thanks for sharing your project.

  3. The all start came out great. wish you had talked more about them. I do like your card also

    • I only used my machine to cut the vinyl lettering so I didn’t want to talk to much about them. They are basically wooden stars painted with yellow sparkly paint and then we glued baseball themed buttons on them and glued pins on the back. The names and numbers were done with vinyl.

    • I’m still figuring out the best positions for the lights. So far I use the sun and turn the box until I get the lighting I want

  4. Adorable! I need this exact box for a party this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing your file! Love the card too. Thanks for that link. Wish I were half as creative as you are!

    • My creativity comes from other people 😉 (Pinterest ). Pls post a picture when you make it

  5. loved the humour of the first half of the post…so i just had to come back for the pics…great project amd tjhank you for the file

  6. Great projects and you’re so funny! And yes, I caught the rum ingredient, too! lol Love the box you bought. What is it called? I might just “need” to get one!

  7. Thanks! Hey I have a light box like that but I was tring to use the lights now I will ditch them and do it outside look forward to better results now with it 😉

  8. Great project, thanks for sharing your file too! I Love the colours and pattern used, very nice!

  9. The pins are so darn cute. I loved the box project and the shared file. Thanks for sharing.

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