Friday, August 15, 2008

Packaging 101

I have been racking my brain for a unique and affordable way to package my sationery. I have tried making boxes but my cuts are not perfect enough and I tried just tying a bow but it seemed too flimsy. Then I came across these books from Lotta Jansdotter , Jill Bliss, and Oh Boy. How unique and cute. So I tried making something similar and here is what I came up with.
I used a piece of mat board and measured my flat note cards adding about 1/2 inch for the sides and then 1 inch for the spine. For the spine I made 2 cuts with a box cutter, but making sure not to go all the way through the mat board (I like using a box cutter better than an exacto for some reason?!?) Then it folded up nicely into a book cover. I covered the mat board with rice paper and modgepodge and made two holes to tie the ribbon with. The ribbon is not glued and can be untied for the simple fact that when the note cards are used the ribbon can be tightened so the note cards are secure.
This is going to be a little present for my sister. My niece will be going to daycare in a few weeks for the first time and these cards have her name on them. This will be a nice touch when Casey has to write a note for Carlee's daycare.


Kim said...

Love this

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