I have been quite busy making cards lately and my poor blog has suffered because of it. I participate in some card challenges and am currently doing the Stretch Your Stamps Online Card Class, so I am building quite a collection of cards. I am also lazy and do not 'complete' the cards as I go - adding sentiment to inside and making envelopes. So I had to do something with my stockpile of cards. I intend selling them at a local market stall soon.
I have noticed some have started to come apart (tape peeling away) with our humid climate here in Oz, so I had to come up with something of a storage unit for them so they would be protected. So here is what I came up with! The overall measurements are 11 1/2" long, 5 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall. The box stores cards as large as 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
The box holds anywhere from 60 to 80 cards, depending on how dimensional they are. I added a lid to the box which doesn't sit down on top of the cards. The strips at the sides of the box sit an inch from the top and stop the lid from pressing on the cards inside. Works great!
I have written instructions HERE for you to make it, I know I couldn't give even half of my cards away quicker than I make them, so having this storage box to store them in the interim is the best solution I could come up with.
If you follow my blog you know that I am an organisational freak, so I had to add dividers inside to sort the cards into categories.
Products used (grab them from www.scrapadabadoo.com):
Tim Holtz On the Edge FILE TAB die (if Barrie & Carol don't have it in stock, send them an email)
Here are some more pics!