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Once in a while….. September 3, 2008

you meet someone and you are so glad that you did.  It was Convention last year (Denver) and I happened to spark up a conversation with someone.  She was so enthusiastic.  She encouraged me to “get out there and share” what it is I do.  She wants my SU! business to grow.  Her motivation is contagious.  Guess who?

I’m referring to Kimberly Van Diepen.  Isn’t she awesome?  Let me tell ya, when you communicate with her, you will feel like you have known her for years.  I receive emails daily with business tips and such.  I never have that “blah, blah, blah…too many emails…delete” syndrome when it comes to her emails. 

How do I show my appreciation?  Well, how about the Business Card cards & box that some of you may have seen in a new artisan gallery (for su! demo’s only).   I will be mailing this out to her today:)

Now to show my appreciation for those who stop by my site….How about a tutorial?  I have read that many wish Stampin’ Up! would share dimensions and directions.  With this VERY SIMPLE & BASIC BOX TUTORIAL, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CREATE A BOX FOR YOUR FUTURE PROJECTS.

I made 10 cards that will hold your personal business card. 

Old Olive cardstock cardbase measures 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ folded in half. 

Next layer is Tangerine Tango measuring 2-1/8″ x 3-5/8″. 

Haiku DSP strip measures 1-1/16 x 3-5/8″.


ETA:  TO MAKE THE SCALLOPED 20TH ANNIVERSARY FOCAL POINT ~~ Use Sizzix Side Kick and 20th anniversary die with Old Olive CS (set aside); Use die again with a piece of More Mustard CS and punch out middle with your 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (set aside); Use your 1-3/8″ Circle Punch to a piece of Very Vanilla CS; Assemble all three pieces together and adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals🙂 



Place a rubber band around cards on top of Grid Paper.







Draw a box around the base for the bottom of the box.




Determine how high you want the sides of your box.  For mine, it’s only 1″ (very tiny box for displaying purposes and easy for people to grab a card with your information inside). 

Draw out 1″ to all four sides.




You need to add a “tab”  for holding box together.  Mine is 1/2″ to the long sides.


You can see the final dimension and now you can take your cardstock and cut it to this size.






This is what your cut cardstock should look like.





Apply Sticky Strip to the four tabs.  The tabs are to be adhered to the “inside” of the smaller side pieces.






Assembled box.

Embellish to your likings.  I simply placed 5/8″ Old Olive Grosgrain around mine and made a bow.





Very easy.  The mini cards are the time-consuming part of the project. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

All supplies Stampin’ Up!

STAMP:  Wow Flowers

CARDSTOCK:  Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, More Mustard, Very Vanilla

PATTERNED PAPER:  Haiku Designer Series Paper

INKS:  Tangerine Tango and More Mustard

ACCESSORIES:  SU! Sizzix Side Kick; 20 Anniversary Die; Mustard and Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots; Sticky Strip; 1-1/4″ & 1-3/8″ Circle Punches; Grid Paper.