15 December 2010
Part Two, "significant gifts"
Isn't this paper cute? This is what i used to create the "boxes" for the cards.
This is my pattern for the box. I made it to fit the cards/envelopes that it will hold.
Here is the pattern traced onto the back of the paper. If doing a different pattern that has a scene like this one, you'd want to be sure that the "important" part of the scene to show up in the middle.
Here it is, on the back side, after the cut.
The front after the cut. The corner pieces are extra, and i saved these to cut out the figures to use on a card.
Back of the "box" after it is folded and glued. (It is about 1/4 inch thick.)
The front, with the flap left open. I think i'll close this with a rubber band, tho i might use stick on velcro.
Here are a few of the extra pieces, waiting for me to cut them out.
And here is a finished card. I will do another one with the little town in the background and some sheep jumping around.
Here is a sample of what is in the box, the blank cards. The group on the right is a sample of what is going to the boys, the group on the left a sample of what i'm sending to the girls. All the envelopes are plain, white like the one in the pic. If i had more time i'd make envelopes for them too, but i'm busy!
Here are some of the stickers i'm going to put in for them. Baseball, monkeys, zoo animals and cars for the boys, the flowers and stuff for the girls. I have more of these at home i'll add in later. Only the youngest girl (5) is getting the princess stuff. I'm sending what i think to be "more sophisticated" for the older girls who are 11, 12, and 13.
So, there it is. What do you think? Do you think the kids will like this?
I've linked this to Sara's You Create series. If you don't read Sara's blog, my recommendation: DO! :)