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June 4, 2007

Andrea's 3 x 3 Card Box

A while back, Andrea Walford (Andrea's Stamping Blog in my blogroll) shared a wonderful tutorial she created with us on how to make a totally adorable 3 x 3 box to hold a set of 3 x 3 cards. Her blog is AMAZING! It is definitely one of my favorites and I really enjoy her clean and crisp style. Click on her blog in my blogroll or take a look at her 3 x 3 card box tutorial here.

I loved the layout of her box so I pretty much copied it. I changed the colors up a little and used some different stamps, but isn't it adorable??? I really liked her use of Old Olive for the actual box, so I picked some other colors that I thought went well with it. I will say it's a little hard (at least it was for me) to get a good fold of the outer papers/card stock that wrap around the box. Mine aren't as flush on the corners with the box as I would like. It was totally fun though, and worth learning how to make. What a cute gift set it will make once I can sit down and make some accompanying cards. If you like this box, don't only tell me, go to her blog and check hers out and thank her for sharing her template with all of us!!! Take care!!

Stamp Sets: Big Blooms, Amazing to Zany
Card Stock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Petals & Paisleys
Ink: White craft ink, Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise (stamped off)
Accessories: Round Tab punch, Dimensionals


  1. love it! Great job :)

  2. Kelly Sampson AKA EmmiestampsJun 4, 2007, 8:43:00 AM

    Super cute box you did an awesome job!!

  3. I checked out Andre's blog and left a comment. You're correct, she does wonderful work!! I like the way you changed the box it's beautiful. Do you think it would help to press the folds on the band with a bone folder or use something lika a Score it! to make a crease first?? I love the teflon bone folder that Ellen has in her store because it won't leave any marks on darker papers. How are you and the girls doing?? TFS

  4. Jennifer NellenbackJun 4, 2007, 7:16:00 PM

    Love the color combo. I might be stealing it from you (well borrowing it because I don't want to be called a theif). I have such a hard time using elegant eggplant card stock. Thanks for sharing! TFS!


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