Since this month our family has been invited to a cousin's nuptials, I have also been invited to attend the bride's Wedding Shower... and a request in the invitation was to bring a favorite recipe to pass on to her. So I created both a Wedding Shower gift and card to give her.
Here's how I made the box:
How To Make a 5" X 3" Recipe Box:
Start out by cutting a 12" X 12" page of heavy cardstock into two pieces:
1 - 8.25" X 12" 1 - 3.75" X 12" (You won't need this piece for the box)
Cut the 8.25" X 12" piece into two:
1 - 8.25" X 7.25" 1 - 8.25" X 4.75"
Score, fold and cut each of these two pieces as per the following diagram:
Here's what mine looked like after cutting, scoring and folding:
Add Scor-Tape to the sides and bottoms to create your box with a top flap.
I added two Basic Grey thin magnets so it snaps shut. Just use Scor-Tape to adhere the first side of the magnet to the inside of the front of the box. Then snap the second magnet in place on the outside front of the box to line it up. Add Scor-Tape to the outside of the magnet and press down the flap to adhere it in the proper position (I remove the adhesive these magnets come with, since Scor-Tape is so much stronger). You will need to place something hard inside the box to press down onto -- I found two acrylic stamp blocks worked perfectly. (You could also do this step BEFORE putting the box together, but I didn't think of it until I had the box taped up!) I finished by covering each magnet with cardstock so they won't be accidentally knocked off when in use.
Inside the completed recipe box:
If you want to make a matching card, you can certainly use the leftover piece of 3.75" X 12" cardstock. I had a second sheet of matching paper, so I cut a piece 12" X 6" and did a triple fold card to mimic the shape of the recipe box. The finished size of the card is 5" X 6".
My box and card set features the following three stamps: Mini Kitchen Tilda, Mini Chef Edwin and Tilda is Baking.
The following Copics were used to colour all three images:
To create my recipe box and matching card, I used both the Lavender and White Heart embossed paper I got from Michael's years ago. Bazzill Purple Pizzazz cardstock was also used. Two Martha Stewart edge punches created the Scroll Heart and Loops Heart designs.
The lace ribbon is from Dollarama Crafts, the pearls and flowers are from Michael's and the doilies are made by Wilton. The leaves are made with the Martha Stewart Fern Punch. Inside the card I typed up an edited version of "A Recipe for a Happy Marriage" I found on the net.