Monday, 5 September 2011

Paris Box of Cards

Recently I found this pretty Paris box in the discount store for $2.

I bought it, but I wasn't really sure what I was going to use it for.  It is the perfect size for C6 folded cards so I thought I'd make a set of note cards and envelopes as a present.

I went to The Graphic Fairy's site and chose a selection of simple black and white images.  I made a template in Word for the cards, dropped the images in, and ran them through the printer.  It was that easy.  I also sprayed the printed images with a coat of matt acrylic sealer so the ink wouldn't run if it got wet.

I like to give (and receive) cards as a present.  It's always handy to have blank cards on hand.

I also bought this box.

I think I'll make some coloured cards using images of tea cups, cup cakes, handbags and shoes.

Tips - I used white linen textured cards from Riot Art & Craft - 25 for $10

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  1. oh my goodness! that is such a great idea. i love receiving cards as pressies too! Kate x

  2. What a perfect gift. I love receiving gifts that have been handmade by someone. To know that someone took so much time and trouble over a gift really means a lot. x Sharon

  3. Wow, you are always coming up with the most fabulous ideas! Thanks for sharing this one. I've seen those boxes in the $2 shops too but I'm not sure about making cards! I'm not very creative like you.

    Best wishes and happy week,

  4. These cards are beautifully simple. Love them! I have gifted a pack of hand made cards in the past and included a pen and a pack of postage stamps. Everything on hand for that last minute card that has to be sent off.
    Visiting from the Graphics Fairy.

  5. Loving your cards in their sweet box....simple & very elegant!
    Such a gorgeous gift idea.
    Best wishes, Kerry

  6. BeeYOUteeful!! Simple, elegant, and a FABULOUS gift idea...thanks for the inspiration!

    Deborah (happily visiting from

    {Hope you'll pop by my space too...}

  7. So clever! I love this idea. I might have to try it. Fiona

  8. The box is lovely and what a great unique idea about the cards as pressies. Thanks so much for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and joining the party.


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