I've always loved stationary since I was a little kid. Before the days of computers and email and twitter, I would love buying new stationary and writing letters to my grandmother and my friend Rob (who I now happen to be married to). Even though now adays I tend to text or email everyone, I still long for those days when I would put pen to paper and pour out the days events. Recently due to finanacial difficulties one of my best friends in Vermont was forced to let both the phone and internet go. So I decided to make a box of stationary using my Cricut so that we can still keep in touch between my trips up there.
I began by taking my Cricut Tags Bags Boxes and More cartridge and using my fit to page feature cut a Matchbox 2. It ends up being an 8.5" size. This size will hold stationary pages that are 5.5" x 8.25".
Next I added some dividers to hold the notecards and envelopes I made as well as a slot for a pen and stamps. The dividers are 2.5" x 5.75 and 2.5" x 5 5/8". Dividers were scored in the center and then at 1/4" from each end. Full size stationary rests on top of the dividers.
To create the cover for the box I took two pieces of acetate and glued them together using red tape. I then scored and folded the acetate and wrapped it around the box leaving a little extra room to make it easier to get the base box out.
To finish off the box I added some ribbon and a tag using the same stamp as the stationary.
Items Used: Cricut Tags Bags Boxes, Chocolate Chip Cardstock, SU Designer paper, SU Chocolate Chip and Baha Breeze Ink, SU Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Vanilla Ribbon, Stickles, SU Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set