Sunday, August 11, 2013

Card Storage with the Cameo and Lawn Fawn

Good morning!  It's Jen McDermott from the Facebook Inspiration Team, here to show you how I'm starting to store my stash of cards.  I've got a ton of cards ready-made, from participating in challenges, and playing around with my stamps, and since I'm trying to organize my craft room, I want to get my cards out of the big bin, and organized by category. I've found a way cute, inexpensive way to do that, using my Silhouette Cameo, and super cute Lawn Fawn papers.

I found this cute magazine box cut file by Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Store, which is sized perfectly for A2 cards.  I downloaded it and gathered 2 pieces of white cardstock (if you want to take on this project, the heavier weight the cardstock, the better), and 3-4 pieces of Lawn Fawn's Daphne's Closet 6x6 papers.  Then I loaded up my paper, and cut away.



Next, I adhered the Daphne's Closet papers to the box pieces.  (TIP: You want to do this before you assemble the box.  Otherwise, you'll be smooshing the box while you adhere the pretty papers)


Then, I assembled the box......


I decided that this box was going to be storing birthday cards, so I stamped some quick words from the Lawn Fawn/Studio Calico set, and adhered them onto the spine.


And stocked it up with cards, and.....


Voila!!  Super cute, easy card storage.  I'm going to make more of these for my different categories of cards, and I think it would even be awesome packaging for a gift set of homemade cards.  Imagine a set of teacher thank you cards all boxed up using Dewey Decimal and A Good Apple---CUTE!



23 comments:

  1. this is so fantastic! i love the idea of making them for different categories!

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  2. Jen, this is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing : )

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  3. That is such a cute idea to store cards!! They will look so cute all lined up together! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. oh my, what a cute idea. I give a lot of card sets for Christmas gifts and this would be such CUTE packaging!

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  5. Awesome idea! I love cute organization!

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  6. Wow! This is AWESOME!! Such a fun idea!!!
    TFS

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  7. Awesome idea! Thanks for the inspiration Jen

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  8. This is great Jen! I bet your space looks great, and this organization for your cards really stand out!

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  10. Such a cute and useful idea! Great work Jen!

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  11. Such a cute and useful idea! Great work Jen!

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  12. Adorable! Sniff sniff, I need a Cameo. :(

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  13. Fantastic idea. Thank you. I just ordered a cameo
    that should arrive this week and I was wondering
    what project I would create first. This one is
    perfect.

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  14. this is a wonderful idea! It makes me wish I had a Cameo so that I could do these cuts!

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  15. What a great idea! And so cute!

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  16. totally adorable! such a great idea!

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  17. These are just too adorable. What a cute idea to give as gifts too.

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  18. This is just amazing!!!! The colors are so lovely!! And the idea is just pure genius! Love it!!

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  19. Love this idea. I made and gave over 50 cards EACH to my 2 daughters and 2 daughters-in-law this past Christmas. I told them I would be giving them more cards throughout the year. This little gift box will be perfect for packaging the cards. And they in turn can use the box to store cards in. It's a win-win! Thanks for creating this pretty little box :-)

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