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Take It Up a Notch

Last Tuesday evening, I started something new I call Take It Up a Notch Tuesday. The basic idea is that when I have this event on Facebook Live, I share a project with you that you can either make along with me or watch and make later. During Take it Up a Notch, I plan to make projects that perhaps need a few more supplies and take just a little bit more work than our regular Stamp Together Saturday projects. In this way, we can make projects that are slightly more complicated and have more detail.

Our first project for Take It Up a Notch was a notecard box - something that would be great to gift to a friend once filled with notecards. I got the idea from demonstrator Lisa Brown, and I just love the way both of my first attempts turned out. With one, I used Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog, and for the other I used Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper from the August-December Mini Catalog.

The base for the notecard box is made using one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock. We started by cutting the card stock - parallel to the long side - into four different sized strips. Then we scored each of those to create the folds in the box. Here is the cutting and scoring map that I created to make this process easier. The two pieces of Designer Series Paper are measured 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 3 3/4". You can watch the video from this event here and see the supplies we used - with links to my online store - at the bottom of this blog post.

So what's next? Well, the notecards that go inside the box, of course! We will meet on Tuesday, November 3, at 6pm on Facebook Live to create the notecards that go inside the box. I have already created a Facebook Event for our get together, and in the event's header is the list of supplies needed to make the notecards. One thing I'd suggest to have ready for that event are Notecards & Envelopes from Stampin' Up!® Those will fit perfectly into the box. If you do not have those, you can cut four pieces of Thick Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock at 5" x 7".

If you haven't made up your box yet, ti's definitely not too late! Make it and prepare for our get together on November 3. See you then! Or should I say "You'll see me then!"?

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