Box Cards

After making the pouch in my last post, I thought about other ways to send small gifts in the mail, and remembered that there was a box card that I wanted to try.  It uses a whole 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper, so I wanted to test and make sure I understood the folds before using a paper that I liked.  I grabbed one of the more atrocious papers in my collection, a sheet from and old Michaels Slab (remember those?) and went to work.
A striped paper was probably not the best choice, but the results were good enough that I chose to complete the project into something I could use.  This would be good for mailing inchies or an ATC, or maybe even another bracelet.

I did wonder about the dimensions - could I alter the size?  I ripped a page from an old Vogue magazine (thanks, Mom) and trimmed it down to a 9 x 6 rectangle, and made all the folds at 1.5 inch intervals.
This ended up being 3 x 3 inches, a very usable size for me, and not bad looking, either, if you don't mind the closeup of Jessica Alba's face on the back.  This is how cheap I am - I would rip a page from a magazine rather than waste a sheet of Slab paper.

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

I love the way your brain works! I actually really like the Vogue box card...nice job!

Beach Cat ! said...

Ahhh I remember that image. Your box is very fetching!

Myrna said...

Great box!!
I prefer to call it recycling and not cheap. lol

Vicky said...

how creative :) cute little sheep too:) I give ugly pages to my grandkids they don't care too much what they chop up :)I will know who is the real artist when one comments that the paper isn't attractive :)