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Friday, August 26, 2016

How To Make Your Card Kit Box - FREEBIE!

We've all been there:  in a rush to get to a last minute party, gathering, or event when we realize we could really use a card!

Well today, I'm here to help you create your very own Card Kit box! In this box is everything you need to make quick and gorgeous cards!



First, get a box. It can be anything from an old shoe box that you cover with wrapping paper, to a photo box, or one of those cute boxes you see at the craft store and love but have no clue what to do with, lol! (I covered an old shoe box with contact paper)

Once you have your box, let's talk about what goes inside it!
From now on, this is the place you are going to put your larger paper scraps each time you finish a layout.
This is also the place you are going to put all that plain white paper that comes inside your scrapbook albums. Fold the paper and cut it into card sizes. (If you have an envelope maker, great, make a few envelopes; if not, buy a pack of envelopes from any store, they are cheap and easy to find.)

Next we are going to toss in a few must-haves:  markers, adhesive (maybe some foam pop dots), a few stamps (heart, sunshine, swirls), generic stamp/sticker sayings (greetings, happy, hello, happy birthday, congratulations), a stamp pad, decorative scissors, flowers, brads, and some random nick nacks left over from layouts or other projects like chipboards, alpha stickers, borders, ribbon, diecuts, etc.

While I was putting my card box together, I discovered it's a great craft project for the kids!



Next time you are in a rush, or going to a crop and need a project to work on, or want to get crafty but only have a few minutes, pull out your custom card kit box and create something awesome!

The kids had a blast and made 6 cards in less than an hour! Imagine how quickly you will be able to make cards!



And now for the FREEBIE! Some fun card sentiments you can print out and add to your cards! Click to see the largest image, then hold ctrl (or command on a mac), and tap 'P' to print, then Enter. Once they are printed, cut them out (maybe stick them onto some colorful cardstock, like I did above) and they are ready to put on a card!



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