Sunday, November 15, 2009

. . . a little something . . . Not Available at the "O"

This is a little gift that isn't available at the "O". I don't know about you, but that commercial is already on my nerves! This isn't that incredible, but a little gift for a friend - I have yet to make any of my own cards, but this is 16 cards to get her off to a slightly less stressful Christmas season. Money is tight around here this year, so chances are if I can't/don't make it out of my "I'm not a hoarder" stash, it won't be given.

If you would like to make a card gift box of your own, there is a very simple formula. Measure the length (L) and height (H) of your card. Measure the thickness (T) of your card pile. L + T + T and the H + T + T and cut one piece of cardstock to this measurement. For the top use the same formula adding 1/4 - 1/2 inch or L + T + T+ 1/4", cut. Now score both pieces at the THICKNESS measurement on all 4 sides. Cut one score line from each corner and for a nice flush edge cut a "V" from the cut score line. Glue tabs inside. For a standard 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 card with my pile of cards and envelopes meausring 2 1/4" I cut the bottom at 9 X 10 1/2" and 9 1/4" X 10 3/4". I scored on all sides at 2 1/4".

O, O, O. . . we'll let's just change that to HO, HO, HO and HOpe you are building up to a wonderful Christmas season with your family and those that are important to you!


Sharli said...

Beautiful Rachele! This heart-felt give will be MUCH appreciated, I'm sure! I know what you mean about the spending this year - but it isn't about money anyway, is it! The thoughtful, sweet things we do, say, give to each other mean SO much more.


Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Bobbie-Jo said...

Rachele, I would personally love this gift! I just lost two weeks of work from swine flu and pneumonia so I know all about money being tight. I know a girlfriend of mine has been hounding me to make her some cards. What a great gift!

Lois Michael said...

Love it! Missed you on Friday....I was looking forward to you coming :{

Haley D. said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift! Make it from your heart and it's sure to be a hit.