Happy Wed. my Authentique friends!!

TUESDAY'S winner is...Denise Parcells! Denise was a tough one to win over, but she definitely has the Authentique Paper spirit!!!!

It's Natalie here, with a fun and easy tutorial for you!
I don't know if you saw these or not in the CHA booth, but they are altered playing cards I made using the new Celebrate collection.

I added some goodies directly to the playing cards and then decided I needed a box to put them in so I made a playing card box, and am going to show you how!

I first measured my box and found I needed a piece of paper that measured 4 3/4 X 7

I scored the cardstock the long way at 1/2 inch on both sides,
edited to add, When I finished the box I realized I needed a larger flap for closing the box so score the top at 1/2 and 1. Score bottom at 1/2
{You will see what I mean when you get to the last photo!}

Next, turn paper and score at
1/2, 1, 3/34, and 4 1/4

I then trimmed off the two small panels, and the piece that will be the top FRONT of the box, on the end flap. (this is your glue flap) as shown below.

Add your favorite adhesive to the one of the bottom large flaps, and the side flap...

and fold into place.

When I was finished I decided I needed a large flap for closing the box, so I adjusted the measurements.

I would definitely practice with one first, but once you get it right, they are easy. You could fill them with Valentine goodies, love coupons, gift cards..so many possibilities!

I'd love to see your finished project if you decide to try one!


  1. OMG these are absolutely amazing fun!! I think I definitely need to try them!!

  2. Adorable Natalie and congrats Denise for finally changing that profile pic!

  3. Yep, probably my favorite Authentique project ever.... love it way better than all of mine! This is FABULOUS Natalie!!!

  4. Thanks for the great tutorial, how fun!


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