Friday, 17 October 2014

Find Out About Friday - How to make a Desk Tidy for for Project Life Cards

I love the 3x4 inch Project Life Grid Cards and find that I use them for just about everything from writing notes I want to keep, lists of ideas, complement slips, messages inside cards or parcels to jotting down phone messages and contact details.  I have some in my handbag and a pack on my desk.

There was however one problem with having them on my desk - keeping the pile of them together!  So I decided to make myself a desk tidy for them and today I thought I would show it to you and share the instructions on how I made it.

Here is the holder all decorated and ready to sit on my desk.
How to make a Desk Tidy for for Project Life Cards - Free Tutorial Here
If you would like to make your own this is what you need to do.  Start with a piece of card stock measuring 5 1/4 inches by 9 inches.  

Score 1 inch in from each of the long sides and at 4 and 5 inches across the card, your score marks should look like this.
How to make a Desk Tidy for for Project Life Cards - Free Tutorial Here
Next cut where the red marks are on this diagram.
How to make a Desk Tidy for for Project Life Cards - Free Tutorial Here
Then use a die or a punch to cut an opening on one end ensuring that your cut stay inside the outer score lines.  I have used one of the dies from the Apothecary Accents Framelits from Stampin' Up!

Next add a piece of card measuring 3 1/4 by 4 inches to the end of the card you have not cut your opening into.  Make sure it sits just inside your score lines.  This will ensure your box is nice and strong and does not wobble too much when you use it.  Now fold up your box and stick it together.

  You can decorate it as much as you like.  I have used Blackberry Bliss Card, papers from the Moonlight Paper Stack and some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  Of course mine is decorated with Butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I also made some dividers by putting some card over three of the cards.

Your desk tidy is ready to use just pop in your Grid Cards.

Enjoy using your Desk Tidy

Happy Stampin'

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