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Love making cards? Give a set as a gift this Christmas! 
I have a simple way to give your handmade cards, 
as well as keep them organized and safe from damage.
I'm using Doodlebug Designs' "Day to Day" Collection

First, I created a sturdy storage box with a sheet of 6x12 mat board
 (found at most craft/framing stores).  I scored the length at the 5" and 7" marks,
which gave finished dimensions of 6"W x 5"H x 2"D.
  Just fold in on the score marks as you begin applying the desired patterned paper
(I've used Day By Day Collection for this project).  By keeping the mat board folded
as you apply the paper, you will not have a gap or bubble once the box is together.

Cut your patterned paper to 10" x 12" and score at the 5" and 7" marks lengthwise.
Turn and score at 2" and 8" marks.  Fold in and proceed to adhere to the mat board as
suggested above; make sure to center the paper and line-up score marks with score marks.
For the sides, cut out the small section between the two flaps and then glue the flaps together.

 Decorate the front as desired and then begin assembling some simple note cards using
Doodlebug's premade Create-A-Cards!

My mom requested a set of everyday cards that she can send to friends and family, so I
 kept the sentiments short and sweet OR I left the inside blank and only decorated the front.

A storage box of this size easily holds 10 decorated A6 cards.  
You may choose to slip the box into a cellophane bag and tie on a bow before giving. 
 Anyone who loves handmade cards will surely appreciate such a gift :)

You will find all sorts of Gift-Giving Inspiration on the Doodlebug Blog this month
as we countdown to Christmas!
Enjoy your Saturday, friends!


  1. You have some really amazing cards here. I just applied for the Top Dog Dies Design Team, and that's how I found your blog. I wanted to come by and check it out, and I'm really glad I did - you have some really awesome and inspiring projects and cards. I just became your follower, and I would really appreciate having you visit and follow me as well (if you like what you see). I'd appreciate it. It's always nice getting inspired by others, and I hope you will find something you like on my blog. You can find me here:
    I also run a challenge blog, and I would really LOVE having you share your amazing art in our challenges. Our challenges are always Anything Goes, and we offer some really amazing prizes every single week as well. I hope you will join us. I look forward to visiting your blog again soon to see more of your fun and inspiring creations. Have a blessed week! Here's a link to the challenge blog:

    Hope to see you at both, and God bless!!


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