how many cards can a cardkeeper keep?
i love making cards...i stopped buying greeting cards a few years ago, they're just so much more fun to make. sometimes i make just one as needed for a specific occasion, and other times i get in the zone and make a whole batch of generic cards. that reminds me, it's time to call my friends together for another craft jam, it has been too long! anyway, so here's the perfect thing to store my card stash in...this is a blank board box that holds about an inch's worth of 5x7 greeting cards. it's a pretty cool construction, the lid is hinged with a little magnet closure, really easy to get in and out of.
i was too lazy to create a template to cut around the peek-a-boo window in the lid, so i colored all the edges of the box with a bronze paint marker (sakura permapaques), then tiled strips of textured paper together, on the top, bottom and all 4 sides...a great use for scraps. in fact, this paper came from an old swatchbook sample from a paper manufacturer, these were all the colors in their pallette...i don't let much go to waste when it comes to cool paper. i added some heat-set rhinestones with my handy-dandy Bejeweler tool in the corners, and then glued a heart-shaped piece of art glass (thanks glenna!) on top of the plastic window.