Friday, January 13, 2012

Card Storage Tutorial with Epiphany Crafts

I make lots of cards, but have found that keeping them organized by occasion can be difficult. I'm going to show you how to take a simple box from your pantry and recycle it into the perfect storage solution. This is also a lovely way to present someone a set of cards as a gift.

Save a suitable box from your pantry. This one was 6.25 inches wide, so it was the perfect size to hold 6 x 6 cards.

Measure up 6.75 inches from the bottom, draw a line at that measurement around the box, and cut the top away.

On the right side, make a mark 2.5" from the bottom. Draw a diagonal line from the upper left corner to the mark on the lower right side. Repeat for the other side and cut along the lines.

You now have the basic shape for your holder. Prime the box with Gesso to help cover over the print.

Now the fun begins - Cut patterned papers to cover the box. I stamped/embossed my papers before I attached them. Use Crafty Power Tape to adhere the papers.

Add a tag to label what type of cards are in each box - this one was for Thank-you cards. After the box was complete, I realized the buttons and bows would have been more functional on the back spine, so you could stack several of these side-by-side.

Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Accessories Buttons Round 20
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Tool Round 20
Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Power Tape
Patterned Papers Riddersholm Design
Stamps Unity
Wow! Embossing Powder Copper Regular
Metallic thread DMC
Memory Box Charlotte Border Die
Verve Tiny Sweet Scallop Die
Fiskars Scallop Punch
May Arts Ribbon
Ranger Distress Ink

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Aleks said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty! :) Such a brilliant idea!

Ruby said...

This is an amazing idea. Gorgeous project.

Poornima said...

What a great way to store cards. Very nice and beautiful recycling!!

Linda said...

That a great project.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work and a fanastic storage solution. TFS Suzanne

Sarah said...

Great work on recycling and coming up with an awesome project :)

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
this is a super idea hunni
and you've made it so pretty sweetie, well done hun
hugs angelique

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a gorgeous recycle project!

Jingle said...

That turned out to be quite beautiful!

phamil said...

What a super cool idea! This is awesome!!! TFS!

JPScraps said...

Love this idea!! Thanks for the tutorial.

DIANA L. said...

Great job on this super idea.

Kary said...

What a great idea! Your altered box is gorgeous!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great upcycle project!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is a fantastic project! TFS this super idea!

Unknown said...

oh Wow! Love this idea! Such a gorgeous way to store cards, thanks so much for sharing!

ddazzled71 said...

Such a beautiful project and thanks so much for sharing the How To. I have made mini magazine files like this for gift cards but had never thought of doing something bigger for normal greeting cards. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Unknown said...

All I can say is WOW.

Such a nice project.

Crystal said...

What a great idea, thanks for the tutorial!

Karenladd said...

Wow...this is awesome! So beautiful and recycled to boot!

Jennie Garcia said...

I wanted to do this for my stamps, but I've slacked on it. Thanks for the inspiration, your is gorgeous!!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Dr. Ivy said...

Wow, that is great. Thanks for sharing this idea. It is functional and gorgeous to boot.

Unknown said...

This is such an amazing idea..thanks for sharing the tutorial and thanks for joining the challenge at Berry71bleu. Beautiful work!!

Bellaidea said...

Great idea, nice job, thank you for joining ua at Berry 71 challenge!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty!!
Thank you for joining in on the Berry Bleu challenge!!