This week at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot, the Be Inspired challenge is one of pushing the envelope!! Create an envelope that coordinates with your card or project.
Most of you know I usually make boxes for my cards, because they are easy and they accommodate the dimension of my cards nicely without risk of damage. For this challenge I stepped back from the simple box and made a type of envelobox. I used to use enveloboxes all the time, but even they weren't quite deep enough to allow the card to slide in without risk of snagging an embellishment or crushing the card when closed. For this envelobox the depth is perfect. I adapted a crayon box style to fit my card. The basic instructions for the crayon box was a tutorial over at Digital Delights by Louby Loo last week. I used it as a guideline and adjusted measurements to suit me.
This is how I will actually send this card, wrapped in tissue paper inside the envelobox. I Cuttlebug embossed this paper just for fun!
Here's the card this envelobox is for....
ETA: To answer a couple of questions, I am adding this picture of how I ship my cards. With the time and materials used on each card, I want to be sure they arrive at their destination in perfect condition. This works best for me. This box is 6 x 6 and accommodates my 5.75 x 5.75 envelobox (5.5 x 5.5 card). Postage usually runs right around $2.25 to send; add about .50 for the box and tissue paper. Still worth it to me to assure the protection in the mail.
I buy my boxes and tissue paper at Paper Mart . These boxes are 6 x 6.