Sep 29

Saying Thank You

Saying thank you is important.  It isn’t always required or expected, but it is good manners and would make your momma proud.  When people go out of their way to make your life a little easier, you really need to take the time to appreciate it…AND to let them know that you appreciate it.  Recently someone did that for me.  She went above and beyond what she was asked to do and it was awesome.  I felt like she needed an awesome “thank you” in return.  So, I made this…

Saying Thank You

I have shared a card in a box with you before, but I don’t do it very often because it is time consuming.  I reserve these projects for really special occasions.  However, I don’t want to make it sound so daunting a task that you would never even try it!  You definitely SHOULD try it and I will tell you why.

  1. They have the WOW factor…like over the top WOW
  2.  It’s good to flex your creative muscles at times
  3.  You can still fit them in a regular envelope and mail them like an ordinary card
  4.  You can make them for any occasion and use any theme you want
  5.  It is FUN.  Remember, that’s why we do what we do…for enjoyment.

I admit that I did not squeeze mine into a regular envelope, I used too many pearls on it for that.  I made a special box envelope for it and dolled that up too.  That just added to the fun of saying thank you to her.

Saying Thank You Saying Thank You

If you need a tutorial for a card in a box, simply leave me a comment letting me know and I will get instructions to you.  And after you create one, please share a picture with me so I can be amazed at your cleverness!

Mar 03

Birthday Card In A Box

I have seen a few Card In A Box ideas lately and wanted to try it out.  My dear dad celebrated his birthday in February.  I would love to have been in Indiana to celebrate with him. Since that wasn’t an option, I sent a little celebration to him…my Birthday Card In A Box!

Birthday Card In A Box

One of the best parts of this little Card In A Box is that it folds up flat  so I was able to mail it in a regular card envelope to my dad.

Card In A Box

This was the perfect item to send to my dad on his special day.  How could opening that cute little Card In A Box not brighten your day?!  There are so many options for “filling” this little box – flowers, snowflakes, hearts, butterflies, etc, etc, etc.  What fun!  There is even a panel on the back of the card that I used to write a note to my dad and sign my little artwork 😉

This project did take me an entire morning to complete, so you don’t want to wait until the last minute with this one.  But you do want to give it a try!  The assembly is not difficult, it just takes a while to add all the little box fillers and place them where you want.  I hope you will make a Card In A Box for someone special to you!