Over the last week or so I’ve made a couple of cards which had quite large flowers and embellishments on them.  If I had posted them in a normal envelope the flowers would have been totally squashed – not what you want when you have spent a lot of time to make them look pretty.  I wanted to make a box which could still look and work as an envelope.  Here is what I came up with –

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You can make these to suit any size card.  The central rectangle is made to fit the card with a cm to spare all round.  Width ways you have  2 cm, 2 cm, the centre measurement, 2 cm, 2 cmLength ways from the top you have approximately 1⁄3 of the centre measurement, 2 cm, the centre measurement, 2 cm, approximately ¾ of the centre measurement plus 1 or 2 cm for overlap.  Round the corners.

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Decorate the outside of the box with matching papers.

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I made a “belly band” to keep this box closed and it is easily slipped off to get the card.

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This envelope box has magnets to keep it closed which are hidden under the flower.

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The card slips neatly into the box and looks rather sweet as it is removed.

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Once again the card slips in neatly even though the card is an odd shape.

I think they look as pretty as they are useful.

Bye for now,

lorrai

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