Sunday, February 7, 2010

3x3 Thanks Card Tote (with instructions)

This morning I saw a cute little tote made to hold the little milk cartons that can be made with the Big Shot die, which is sold through SU.  I don't have the milk carton die, but I thought this tote could be really cute holding 3x3 cards instead.  I had to make some adjustments in the sizing of the milk carton tote so the cards wouldn't tip out, and this is what I came up with.  :)

Here's my instructions (altered from Ruth Norton's milk carton tote found HERE, shared on LeeAnn Greff's blog):
  • Start with 7" x 8 3/4" piece of CS.
  • With the 7" side at the top of your Scor-Pal, score at 1 3/4" and 5 1/4".
  • Turn so the 8 3/4" side is at the top of your Scor-Pal, and score at 1 3/4" and 3 1/2".   Then carefully score at 5 1/4", scoring only from the outer edge up to the intersecting 1 3/4" score line (see diagram).
  • Cut along all solid lines, making sure to trim off the lines I drew in blue which will help when folding up your box.  
  • Use a bone folder along all dashed score lines.
  • Fold Tabs A in and put glue on both tabs, then adhere to Tabs B one at a time.
  • Put glue on the outside of Tabs B, then adhere Tabs C to Tabs B one at a time.
  • Decorate the box as desired.

For the delicate flowers, I used the SU Fancy Flower punch with tissue paper.  To make quick work of it, I folded the tissue paper up, over and over until I had a good thickness, and then punched once for each flower on the cards.  For the front of the box, I just used a layer of 3 tissue flowers.  They are held together with a simple brad in the center and just scrunched up by hand.  Quick and easy, just the way I like it.  ;)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Black and White Daisy CS; Emporium CB and Grace B&Ts, White tissue paper
Stamps:  Thank You
Inks:  Black
Tools:  Paper piercer
Punches:  2 step bird, Scallop Trim border and corner, Fancy Flower, Key Tag, 1/2" circle (all SU)
Embellishments:  Black brads, Black floral grosgrain
Adhesive:  Tombo Mono Multi (LSS), 3D foam tape (dollar store), 1/2" Scor-Tape
Envelopes: from 3x3 12 card sets in the $1.50 bins at Michael's


Cheryl said...

Super cute, as are the reigning queen of 3x3 cards of cuteness.

Question: what do you do for envelopes for these liile guys?

Great project, Vicki...TFS,


Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous project Vicki!!

Kelli said...

really nice!!!

Sarah said...

Ohhh So fun!!!! Awesome Vicki!! Love those flowers.

Laurel said...

These are absolutely gorgeous!

laetitia said...

thanks a lot for this tutorial!! it's genious!

Shelly R Wilson said...

Once again you have created another amazing project. Thanks for so willingly sharing your amazing talent!


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