Friday, January 19, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Folding Card Box

There are so many amazing and creative ideas to be found by fellow consultants! Social media has afforded us the ability to share such wonderful ideas and resources that are out there which we would never even be aware existed if we didn't bring them to each other's attention.

Tracey McWaters, another consultant, created a version of this gorgeous box that prompted me to do the same. She provided the link to the YouTube video with the full set of instructions to complete the box. If you click here, it will take you to those instructions. I had to pause it several times to cut the papers first and then do the scoring. I also created a mock-up version of this box and wrote all the measurements on it for future projects so I wouldn't have to do it from scratch again.

Let's take a look at the box - closed and open. It really is quite something! You won't believe everything that is inside...

Yes - this is what the box looks like when the lid is removed. Pretty amazing, huh? 

Let's take a closer look at all the contents inside. 

The standard size cards were designed by my wonderful friend, Lisa Stenz. Her workshop guide for those cards can be found here. She created a gorgeous set of eight cards - four designs (two of each). There are two of each of these cards included.

There are six 3x3 cards - perfect for gift giving as they are too small to be mailed. Of course, each of the cards, including the standard size cards, has an envelope included. 

And there are six tags - perfect to be added to a gift.

Attached to the base of the holder is a small notebook that has several blank pages inside - the perfect place to keep track of who you send these cards to and on which gifts the smaller cards and tags are used. You could certainly use it for other purposes as well.

There is also a small pocket to hold 8 postage stamps for the regular cards.

Notice the pen - it has been co-ordinated to the set as well :)

The whole package folds up and the lid fits perfectly on top to hold it all together. 

I chose to double mat the entire box as it looked better to me than just using a single mat. It took much more time to do this but the final effect is so much more professional. 

I have a recipient in mind for this box - I hope she will enjoy it and will put it to good use :) 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack, Charcoal Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Glacier Cardstock, White Daisy Cards and Envelopes, 3x3 Envelopes (not CTMH)
Stamps: Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking
Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Glacier
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge (ret.), Glacier Twine (ret.), Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Thin Cuts, ShinHan Markers, Blending Pen (ret.), Watercolour Pencils, Thin Foam Tape, Cream Ribbon



  1. Very beautiful Alyson. This looks great & Lisa had lovely card creations

  2. Wow! What a phenomenal and beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing it.

  3. I am in absolute awe!! I am thinking that you cut the tags out using the Art Philosophy cartridge, what sizes did you cut the tags at?

    1. Kathleen, I did use Art Philosophy for the tags. The base cut is 2 3/4 wide by
      3 3/4 high. I probably had to alter that using Design Space. I love this project as well and will be making more of these in the future, I'm sure! Once you make one, it isn't hard to replicate if you make a "dummy guide" first and mark the sizes on it.


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