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Friday, June 24, 2016

Gift Card Box
and the Very Best of
Pinterest Pins

Original Pin HERE

Make a card box and set of small gift cards using the wonderful video tutorial and measurements provided from this pin! The tutorial also shows how to make the raised medallion for the front. I decided to make up a larger version that would hold standard A2 cards (4.25" x 5.5") with envelopes. Here's my version:

...with matching cards:

Here are my measurements:

I had to LOL when I saw another video this week and the paper crafter said that she doesn't like "naked" envelopes! We are kindred spirits there as I do love to decorate my envelopes, too!

Last week, I also found this terrific Envelope Punch Board paper tea cup idea with video tutorial that led me to making a bunch of tea cups:

I'll fill these cups with gold Hershey Kisses.

Here's the original pin from the VERY talented Linda Parker:

Original Pin HERE

It's quite a long video, but once you do one, it really goes fast!

The measurements are as follows:

8" x 5 1/2" piece of card stock

Along the long side, score at:

1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4", 5", 6 1/4" and 7 1/2"

Along the short side, score at:

1 1/8" and 3 5/8"

When using a directional printed paper, make sure the direction of the print is placed so that it goes right to left along the 8" side with the 1 1/8" score placed at the bottom of the print. Then I saw that Linda had created a tea pot to go with the tea cup, and of course, I had to make that, too!

Here is her oh! so lovely version:

Click HERE for the Original Pin

The video tutorials are a must see....and here
are the measurements for the tea pot
which starts out as a larger version of the tea cup:


10 3/4" x 7"

Along the long side, score at:

1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 7", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2"

Along the short side, score at:
1 1/4" and 4 1/2"


11 3/4" x 2 7/8'

Along the long side, score at:

1 7/8", 3 3/4", 5 5/8", 7 1/2", 9 3/8" and 11 1/4"

Along the short side, score at:

1/2" and 1"

Notch from the side with the short tab at:

1 3/8", 3 1/4", 5 1/8, 7", 8 7/8" and 10 3/4"

NOTE: Instead of punching holes and threading ribbon to hold the top together, I simply used red sticky tape along each fold and that created a simple pin wheel effect inside the lid.


5 3/4" x 3"

Score along the short side at 5/8"

Notch along the long side
with the 5/8" side folded over:

 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/4",
3 3/4", 4 1/4", 4 3/4" and 5 1/4"

Notch on the opposite side at 2 7/8"

These projects are the original creations of
Linda Parker. Please give her credit if you post
any of her tea time projects ^_^