I needed a box for my ready-made cards, as I, as a designer, make up to 10 handmade cards a month, and the space for my ready-made cards was used up. I was somewhat inspired by the plastic baskets you can buy in several places with a few holes on the sides. So I designed this model. It measures 15×27 cm and is made of chipboard with patterned cardboard on the outside to give it a nicer look.
I started by thinking about what size my box should have, because I don’t always make cards that are exactly 10×20 cm, so I thought it should be somewhat larger in width, my handmade cards always stick out a little on each side of my cards.
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I started with the bottom and then the sides, It is glued on with bookbinding glue as it is the strongest thing there is besides a glue gun, but you can’t use that here.
After the box is put together, it must be left to dry completely before you start painting it. I painted it white with white paint.
Then I put patterned cardboard on all sides.
My paper was only 8×8 inches so I had to try to save that I glued several pieces together to get a measurement of 27 cm.
I think it works really well, you have to get really close to see where the ends are.
Here is the finished result.
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Mette Janni is from Denmark. Mette has been writing for TPC since 2020. Mette started paper crafting in her childhood and she makes cards, layouts, paper flowers, 3D and quilling projects. Her paper projects are often made in Shabby Chic or a Contemporary style.