Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My first box card

Amy at Love to Crop introduced me to a new blog Laura's Crafts and More last week and Laura had posted a tutorial on a new type of card called a box card.  These are so fun & so easy to make and they are something different so that automatically gives them an extra star in my book.  My only problem is that I hardly have any double sided paper at all so I was very limited with what I had to use to make one of these.  I'll definitely be on the look out for some more double sided papers!  Any suggestions for paper companies that make double sided papers?  All my nieces and nephew (except one) are teens & 20's so gift cards are the norm for us and this year there will be a lot of these box cards being made to put them in.  
Amy (a.k.a. Snow White) loves these so much she is hosting a little challenge for anyone to make one of these cards and post it at her blog.  Check it out HERE.  You have until Aug. 11th to submit your entry.
Most of you bloggers are too young to even know what I'm talking about, but for those of you in my generation all I can say is "trrrryy it..... you'll liiiike it" (Remember that?  And will you admit it if you do?)
Anyway, hang on we're half way to the weekend 
and remember...
make it a good day for someone else, it'll come back to you!


  1. Terrific job, Tami! I've seen a few of those now and they're really neat. I know K&Co has double sided paper, and I'm sure there are many others. I'm old enough to admit that I remember Try it, you'll like it, but now I'm not sure who said it. I might be getting that mixed up with the commercial about Life Cereal, Give it to Mikey, he'll eat anything!--Pat N.

  2. I LOVE this!!!! Your papers are perfect! I have very few double sided papers so I'm not going to be much help there, but WOW, do I love this idea! So cute!!!! Oh and of course your coloring is PERFECT! Hugs- Glora

  3. Hi Tami,AMAZING job with this BEAUTIFUL project!I LOVE the great papers and the sweet image,Just a FANTASTIC idea!!:)

  4. I *LOVE* this! Super cute and a fabulous new gift card holder idea. Be still my heart :)

  5. I just love these cards and yours is beautiful! "Try it...." is a 70's Alka Seltzer commercial!!

  6. Oh my goodness, look at how STINKIN' CUTE this is!! :) And I'm laughing my rear off right now cuz you are WAY TOO FUNNY!! :) I want to make one of these box cards for EVERYTHING right now!! I had trouble finding 8.5x11 double-sided paper too -- But I've been having a blast cutting down my 12x12 paper to use it!! LOL...

    Anywhoooo -- THANK YOU for joining the challenge!! I was just itchin' to see what you'd make with it, and I can tell ya -- I am NOT disappointed!! :)

    With BIG hugs and bloggie-love,
    Snow White -- aka Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  7. Tami great card. I love it. I just love the border. I so need some border punches or something. You did a fabulous job thanks for sharing it with us. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog I really appreciate the encouragement it sure did make my day today. And I am happy to be your newest follower.

    God Bless

  8. OMG Tami this is awesome!! Well done and now I am going to check out how to make this box card :)
    My kiddos dont go back to school until after Labor Day so we still have 5 weeks left :)
    Oh and I posted over at CDAC on Monday and guess what?!?! I won :)
    Thanks again for ALL your awesome comments!
    Have a GREAT day~~~

  9. Oh wow!!! This is fabulous!!! I love different ideas too and what a great gift card holder this is!!! Thanks too for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment!

  10. Wow, Tami, this is so awesome! I LOVE the paper you used and that cute Santa face! I love how complicated they look but are so easy to make! This is fabulous :)


  11. Like the Santa box card. Printed the instructions and will give it a try soon.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Tami....this is AWESOME...can I please have the link? LOVE IT...I to love the "out of the box" card and this one is definitely one of those.!!!!! I find my double sided paper at Michaels and AC Moores and get it when they are 1/2 off. I also use a lot of K & C Company packs from both of these places when they are 1/2 off or at least 40% off. They are also at Hobby Lobby, but not individual sheets. Don't forget...the link to this super fold please!!!

  13. Tami, this is SO cute!! Aren't these box cards wonderful??!!! I am so glad you were able to try them! BTW: Cely, here is the original link to Amy's post http://www.lovetocrop.com/2011/07/please-help-me-welcome-my-guest.html
    I was so excited to be her guest designer & show how to make these cards! They are wonderful!! Go check my blog for some other samples too! :)
    ♥ Laura ♥

  14. What a cute gift card holder, Tami! I love the papers you used and the layered circles for your Santa head. Too cute! If you're looking for double-sided papers, almost all of K & Company's papers are double sided. That's one of the reasons they're my favorite paper company. I'm anxious to see their Christmas designs for this year.

    Hugs, Anniebee

  15. Great card! I love the box idea. I'm hoppin over to see how to make one so I can try it out. I use g.c.d. studios, Martha Stewart and K & Company two-sided papers. DCWV and Basic Grey also carry some double-sided papers too.

    18 days til CKC!

  16. This is so cute!! I attempted to make one as well but it didn't turn out so well, i might try again in the future!! Great job and thanks for commenting on my post!!

  17. I added a link to your site this morning about this card telling where I got my inspiration. Perhaps you may wish to check my blog to see how I used your inspiration. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

  18. This is adorable, perfect for gift cards!


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