This is my second card file in as many weeks. But when I saw this one and opened the tutorial I found pinned on Pinterest, I really liked some of the features of this one. So I decided to go into my trusty Cricut Design studio software and design another on. It appeared to me, and now I know it to be true, that this would be sturdier because the top and two slanted sides are folded over and taped down for a second layer, making it keep its shape better. The original designer at Embellish me blog did a wonderful picture tutorial for assembling this file.
I narrowed down my card file from 2 inches wide, as was her design, to about 1.25 inches, mostly because of Cricut .cut size limitations. It actually wastes about .25 inch all the way around the outer edge so I needed to keep the width of my box under 11.5 inches. Plus when I am giving a set of cards as a gift I usually make 6 cards and include the envelopes too. This is plenty wide enough to hold that many cards and envelopes.
Here is the view from the side. I kept the embellishments simple, just a strip of the paper as a belly band and a punched sentiment on the front edge.
As always, if you want to have this .cut file to make some gifts of your own, I am happy to send you my Cricut .cut file. Please leave a comment on this post, including your email address and I will send it out to you.
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