I am hoping that my mom isn’t reading this because I decided to show you the gift set I made for her for Mother’s Day. She’s recently undergone surgery and lots of loved ones have sent her flowers and get well soon cards. So I decided to put together a little set of thank you cards that she can mail off to all her friends and our loved ones and thank them for it.
For this, I made a bunch of simple thank you cards plus a little box to hold them all. If she has any leftover thank you cards, they can stay stored in this simple little box until she needs them. The box holds flat (not very layered or dimensional cards) 8 cards and envelopes (4 of each on each side).
First let’s talk about the box itself. The scoring guide is at the end of this post but here are some simple directions to help you get started:
You will need cardstock cut to the following measurements: One piece at 6x12inches. Two pieces at 3X7inches.
Score the 6x12inch piece across the longest side at: 4.5, 5& 1/8, 9& 5/8, 10.25.
Score the 3x7inch pieces at 1/4 and 1/2inch from the edge on three sides, leaving one of the longest edges UNSCORED (see scoring guide below, these pieces become the pockets).
Fold the larger piece into a small box with a top flap.
Cut the corners on the smaller pieces and attach them as pockets to the inside of the larger piece.
The patterned papers needed measure: Two pieces at 5.75×4.25inches (for the outside) and two pieces at 2.25×5.75 (for the front of the pockets).
My box was made using green cardstock with blue patterned paper. I chose these colors because my mom does NOT like pink. And when I was packing the April SP Monthly kits, she commented that she really liked this patterned paper. So I used it for her box 😉
Then on the top flap I added the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment from the Best Mom Ever stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in Ocean Waves Premium Chalk Ink. I just stamped it onto a cardstock scrap and cut the scrap into a banner shape.
For the cards, I used up lots of scraps, left over past SP kit element stickers, and grabbed some papers from my stash. I could cover 6 card bases per 12×12 I cut. I cut the background paper at 4×5.25.
I ended up making her 18 cards because I knew she had a lot to send and I wanted her to have some leftovers to store in the box once she was done sending these thank yous out.
Here is the scoring guide. I have this available as a free printable in the SP Store, click here!
That’s all I’ve got for ya today. I will see ya back here tomorrow for a Frugal Friday video.