Monday, August 7, 2017

ICAD box

This year I participated in ICAD (Index Card A Day) again, it was my second time. There was a weekly theme with daily prompts. I shared them on my Facebook blog the day I created them and I wrote a weekly post with more info here. You can find the theme and prompts at DaisyYellowThis year I made 61 cards and 2 extra blind contour drawings. 
All cards for ICAD 2017 with my hand-stitched box.
Last year I made a nice handbound book for my cards, which I forgot to share here!
All cards for ICAD 2016 in a handbound book.
This year I made a hand-stitched cardboard box. It started with the cardboard pieces glued on 2 sheets of scrapbook paper.
When the glue was dry I cut them and glued the remaining paper to the backside.
Polka dots for the outside and stripes for the inside of my box.
All parts for my cardboard box.
I used double-sided tape to attach the inside parts to the outside parts. Then it was time to make holes with this pergamano pen and a ruler.
I made the holes 1/2 cm from the edge and 1/2 cm apart.
The next step was to embroider all edges with looped edging stitch. It’s a knotted buttonhole variation, that holds it shape after each stitch you make. I used quilting thread for my stitches.
looped edging stitch
Then I sewed the parts together with a knot after each whipstitch with the same black quilting thread.
I wrapped the thread twice around the needle to make a knot.
 I decorated the front of the lid with beads.
my cardboard box on a few cards
A closer look at the inside with the lid open.
All cards fit nicely! You can take a closer look at my cards for ICAD 2017 here.
My cardboard box with 63 cards.
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6 comments:

  1. You have created a stylish box for your unique cards. It's a great way to keep them together.

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    1. Thanks, Queenie. It took more time than I thought, but I'm very happy with this box.

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  2. so good to see all the cards together and very impressed with both the book from last year and your box for this year good to see you stitched it together

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. Last years book was a lot of work,all those holes! The sewing part took much less time!

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  3. I like your box My postcards live in an open box and gather dust. I will try to make a box with your instructions. Thanks for the 'how-to' Annet.

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    1. Thanks, Maureen! Great idea to make a box for your postcards. Maybe I make one (or two) for mine too. Thanks for the reminder!

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