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Monday, January 31, 2011

Mini magazine holder

Here is the 3-D item that we made in card class last week and I also showed one at the Sale-A-Bration event on Sautrday.   You'll need two sheets of card stock for this.  I used the Patterns Designer Series Paper and solid color card stock that match.  The DSP is not really sturdy enough so I used card stock and then layered the DSP on it. For the top of the box you'll need a sheet that is 5 3/4" X 10 1/2".  Then score it 4 1/2" from each end.  Now measure up 2 1/2" on each side and make a mark.  Then measure 1" outside of each score line and make a mark.  Now trim between the marks on each side.  It should look like this example.
 For the bottom of the box you'll need a sheet of card stock that is 9 1/2" X 6 1/2".  Then score 2 1/2" from each edge.  On the long sides cut on the score line up to the next score line.  I don't know if this makes any sense but it should look like this.  BUT don't cut on the dotted line like it says in the picture.  Cut on the solid line.  The dotted lines are the score lines.
 Then when you put the two pieces together it will look like this.  A mini magazine holder that is just the right size to hold cards and envelopes.  I think you can get between six and eight cards in the holder.  Think what a cute gift this would make.
 The blue one on the right is the one that I showed on Sat.  The bottom is made of the new Springtime Fling fabric.  And that's a piece of material tied around it instead of ribbon. 
I hope this is as clear as mud.  I've already taken a nap right here at the computer so I guess it's time to go to bed.  More about the Sale-A-Bration event tomorrow.


  1. Thank you so much Lynn for these instructions, and yes, it is as "clear as mud." But thankfully you have a picture because at my age I can use all the help I can get. This is such a cute idea and I think I might do this at one of my card classes for a special treat. I loved the one you brought made out of the material -- the texture was awesome!!

  2. Very cute, and thanks for a new idea (plus dimensions!) for a "box".