Thursday, 15 September 2011

Time to put the cards in a box

The 'Breeze' set of cards are now in a box........which once contained some Neal's Yard potions.......the lid was the perfect background colour.......and the box is kraft........so that needed no decorating at all.......just a bit of altering on the top and sides of the lid.....using leftover scraps......and a few letter stickers.
Please excuse the awful colours of the photos!!!!
 This is the set of cards.
The decorated box lid....the butterfly was stamped,cut out and stuck on....but I didn't want too much 3D stuff that could get ruined in use....practicality rules!!!
The cards popped into the box........you can see it's not full.......I may make a couple more.
As it's going to be a gift.......I thought maybe I should work out approximate costs.
The paper pack was £5.45 and I used about 3/4 of it plus a couple of A4 pieces of card that cost about 3p each........a small amount of glue,ink,ribbon and double sided tape.......the A5 card blanks were given to me....and as I rarely use that size it's a good way of using them up. Total cost approximately £4.50....not bad.
This doesn't,of course, factor in the cost of 'equipment'.......but because I used the paper pack.....even that was pretty minimal........trimmer, circle punches and 2 stamp sets. 

17 comments:

scrappysue said...

The box looks great too Jackie; lucky recipient who gets this as a gift! Have a great weekend!

Kathyk said...

Great value as the recipient is going to love and will, hopefully, appreciate all the effort you've put in to it too.

Happy Thursday

Kathyk

Cheri said...

You also forgot to factor in the value of your time! The out-of-pocket cost may have been minimal on this project, but the value goes waaaaaay beyond that! What a lovely gift.

Carolyn Phillips said...

They looks wonderful and will be a great gift.

debs14 said...

What a beautiful gift, you've put so much thought into making it just perfect. Love the colours you have used.

SallyB said...

Hi Jacky...
So Gorgeous! Beautiful colours and good to use up all those leftover boxes.
What a lovely gift...Is it for someone special in mind...or a pressie on hold?

Lauren Hatwell said...

Absolutely beautiful Jackie. Lx

scrappyjacky said...

I do have someone in mind,Sally.

pinky said...

Its a gorgeous gift Jacky, what a wonderful gift and the cost is excellent. Time doesn't need to be accounted for as it is your hobby:)

Karen said...

What a lovely gift! I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

Sian said...

It's bound to be a very warmly welcomed gift Jacky. They all look so good together in a collection like that

Alison said...

What a lovely gift that will be to receive...the box just finishes it off perfectly!
alison xx

Sandra said...

You will be extremely popular with whoever receives this wonderful gift.

WendyB said...

Looks fab, a lovely gift for someone and great re-use of stuff too. I came across Neals Yard on my wanderings around Convent Garden last week - I had no idea it was there.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely gift and I am sure the recipient will appreciate it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Lovely! Don't you love having a completed project? Such a feeling of satisfaction.
Rinda

Gail said...

What a wonderful collection Jacky. Love how you've decorated the box too.