Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Baby Card in a Box (Gift Box)

Hello! Happy midweek!

I have made something different than just a card this time.

I found this scrapbooking book at our library--don't you just libraries?…all those free books to look through. It's titled "Outstanding Mini Albums: 50 Ideas For Creating Mini Scrapbooks" by Jessica Acs. One of her projects is this box that she had made and turned into sort of a mini scrapbook. Inside the box, she had made pockets for the 4 sides and you can slip your photos inside the pockets. It's a really neat idea! I took her project and made my own version of a card-in-a-box. Not sure what Jessica’s dimensions are, but I had to make the sides of my box large enough to accommodate the In2stamps images which are between 3 – 4 inches. So the box is a 4-inch cube, made out of a single 12”x12” cardstock.

On the outside, the box looks like this.

And you have your card in the inside when you take off the lid.

I have used three images from the In2stamps Baby Collection. This first one is called Angel Boy.

This second image is called Flower Girl. I confess! I couldn't decide which gender of baby I should make this for.

And this third image is called Caterpillar Kisses.

I could have used another image for the 4th side, but I decided to make this a blank space to write personal messages instead.

You can leave this card simply as a card-in-a-box, but the box is also big enough to double as a gift box. So you can put a little present inside.

To make it easier when closing the box, I used a couple of those fancy paper clips to hold the sides together.

I am using this project to enter a couple of challenges:

Creative Inspirations Challenge 33 - Congratulations
Fun with Shapes and More Challenge 52 - Pastel Inks

Oh, one more thing...I have no idea how you're supposed to mail this out...LOL. I think I would probably make this if I was sure I can hand-deliver it.

Stamps: From In2stamps Baby Collection (which can be purchased from their on-line store here).
Designer Papers: K & Company Garden Medley Stripe Printed Embossed Paper, from Chatterbox Scrapbook Walls Collection: Sky Cottage, Sky Cottage Plaid and Rosey Cottage.
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three.


Jodie from Oz said...

Norma, wow, a wonderful gift for a new baby. I love all the adorable images and your colouring is perfection. Hugs Jodie from Oz

shari said...

This is beautiful! Excellant job. Shari (cricutrookie)

Debbie Pamment said...

I've seen one of these before and thought "how adorable" - but then you take it to the next level and give it such a WOW factor - love the cute images you've used!

Aussie Loz said...

Oh fabulous Norma! How absolutely gorgeous.. and such a lovely gift! Those images are too cute... what a lovely project! ♥

Mich said...

Wow, this is a stunning gift box, so beautiful !!!

Irena said...

Very cute :)

Penni said...

Love this Norma, you really do make super projects.


Sylvia said...

oh my gosh.. how cute is this? and the images are soooo funny and sweet.. love your coloring (amazing!) and that explosion box is just wonderful! *sigh*

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Norma, I love it, so cute na those images made me smile.
I hae made exploding boxes b4 but this is nicer, it opens out more to show off whats inside. Lovely.

Mel said...

Wow Norma this is just amazing ~ Mel x

Gloria J. Dawson said...

Norma this is just Gorgeous! Wonderfl coloring too!

dolcreations said...

What a fantastic gift idea for a baby shower! You have outdone yourself with this little project! I just love each and every image that you have coloured....Beautiful Norma!

Ann Terny said...

This is such a beautiful project ! I knew the box idea but with pictures, but I never thought off using stamps, a wonderful idea !

I also want to thank you for your nice comment on my blog !


Stempeltiger said...

WOOOW! Such a stunning box Norma!
The images are adorable.
Great work!

Thanks for sharing it with us at Fun with Shapes and more.

Enjoy the day.
Hugs, Swantje

Nadell said...

Hi Norma,

wow - beautifull. Love the details. Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.

Hugs Nadell

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [13 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Norma what a wowzer project this is a wonderfully made box and those images are just so beautiful I love this so much.
Lorraine x

cabio's craft corner said...

This box is so cool and the images inside made me giggle. Cute!

peata said...

oh soooo cute!
love it
toilet roll mini scrapbook comp

Whimcees said...


This is a wonderful project! Love it! The paper is perfect with the very cute images!

When I mail out my Magic Boxes I put tissue and bubble wrap all around inside a box and they arrive at their destination without damage! :<)

Wishing you a good weekend!

Barbara Diane

Cheryl said...

oh great project fab design and detail too thanks for joining us at creative inspriations this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Mandy said...

Beautiful box, love it.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
hugs Mandy xx

Barb Hardeman said...

Norma, this box is just gorgeous! I love those baby images - of course I love anything baby, which is why we foster infants! I love the way the sides of the box tuck into each other. It's an Explosion Box! Beautifully done!

Anonymous said...

Norma - this is so totally charming I can't stand it! LOVE these babies! Your coloring is outstanding...wish you lived across the street so we could color together once in awhile! lol
Pam Going Postal

Jovita said...

this one is totally adorable... the concept and the final product is just amazing norma.... wish i could think like this.... but yes gonna try my hand at it....

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