{Flip Card box

Wowsie! I haven’t been on this site in awhile (life has been getting in the way, you know how it does) and I’m so amazed at the creative projects here using the KNK line of machines!

I have got to step outside my box, so to speak. Well, not today, sorry.

As I was Pinteresting (notice how I made that into a verb, like Googling- a verb I use quite often), I came across this:

http://randomonpurpose.typepad.com/random_on_purpose/2008/10/tutorial—flip-top-box.html#comment-6a00d83548aadf69e20176167c202d970c

It looks like she did this tutorial 4 years ago, but I thought, “hmmm, Self. You don’t have a box that does this. You must make one.” So using her dimensions and stuff, I drew the box. I ended up sizing it larger to fit on a 12×12 piece of paper.

She said she got the idea from her husband’s cigarette package, but I don’t smoke and have never bought them so I couldn’t relate, but it did remind me of a box of crayons with the flippity lid like thing, so that’s what I’m striving for here.

Huh. Just noticed the corner lifting a bit from the top. I couldn’t have noticed that BEFORE I took the picture. Well, I’m not redoing it and I’ve since fixed it, so you’ll have to use your imagination there and pretend it’s perfect. That’s what I do.

What’s inside, you ask? (You did ask, right?)

Notecards! Little mini note cards:

I was in a summery sort of mood, seeing as how today is my last day of work for a month! (Just so you know, teachers look forward to those summer breaks just as much as the kiddos do.) Flip Flops for a Flip Box.

I know I think I’m funny, but I’m probably the only one laughing.

Looking back, I think I would have done the base of the cards white so I could have used the blue for the ribbon in the middle, but I think the hemp or jute or whatever you call that stringy stuff works okay. You know how I’m all about the shape cards and all about the lifts so the flip-flop is mounted with foam tape.

There’s a little close up for ya. How you doin? (Said in my Joey from Friends voice. If I just aged myself, oh well.)

These little minis are about 2″ wide and 4″ tall, so they needed custom envelopes:

I sort of goofed the envelopes and made them about a quarter inch too big. They don’t fit in the box! Oh well, I’ll fix it for when I make it again. I stamped them with a little hibiscus flower just so I can say I used one of my million and one stamps.

So here’s a pretty cute gift to give to someone. I actually have plans to give this to a co-worker for her birthday.

 

Here’s the deal… I commented on the blog’s post asking for permission to share the file. I figure since she drew the thing and I started off with her dimensions, I’d better not do the ask forgiveness instead of permission route. I drew the flip flop cards myself from a picture I found on the internet and fully intended to share that one with you , but I crashed MTC when I was drawing the envelope and it didn’t save. Luckily for me I had cut out all my pieces before the crash, but when I’m not mad at myself anymore for not saving, I’ll redraw it. I’m kind of wondering if I’m the idiot that didn’t turn on the auto save feature in MTC because I’m pretty sure it has one now.

Here is the template in KNK, MTC, and PDF formats: Flip Cardbox

Did you all notice this blog is coming up on a year because I think I’ve been doing this for about a year now. I used my Zing to do all the cuts for this project, it’s a sweet machine. My goal on this break is to tackle the Print n’ Cuts. I know it isn’t hard, I just haven’t had the need or desire to do it and I’m sure I’ll be able to do it lickity split, but I’ll spend more time talking about it than I will DOING it.

See you next month Zingers!

 

 

 

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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.

11 thoughts on “{Flip Card box

  1. I got permission to share so I will send the file to Sandy to post if you are interested in it.

  2. Love the cards, love the box, and love the dialogue. You are just too too funny, Deb. I shall look forward to the template/file for the box. It is going to force me to learn my Groove-E which is over a year old and hasn’t gotten any further than being put together on my table. Sigh… These fears we seem to have of a little old machine… always makes me feel like, “the goblins will get you if you don’t watch out”… Silly I know but still it is an expensive machine… I will conquer the fear though.

  3. Love it! So glad you were able to post the file. Look forward to cutting it out. This is such a fun gift.

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