Instant Gift Ensemble

Papercrafting Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels - full supply list at www.amazingpapergrace.comHi there friends, I just wanted to show you something instant I did, that made me smile. I swap a few items among some local and some far away friends and don’t always look to create from scratch when I’m preparing the gift. I’ve found that if I can put it together and get it out the door into the mail, it makes them just as happy as if I had toiled over it for weeks.

I’m sharing buttons and lace and was looking for something with a little theme to kick things into high gear. At Tuesday Morning I found packages of printed folders that are made from a delicious weight cardstock that is delightfully double-sided, so I cut boxes from them. There are 12 file folders in the package from Punch Studios and these used feature writing, typewriters, typewriter keys, post cards and other vintage ephemera. Eek, I have an Eiffel Tower set of folders too so I’m studying what I might make with them.

From one folder I cut two of the fold over boxes – Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die. I simply added a bow to the top of the box. There was enough remaining scraps to fold over two panels to make enclosures cards and even cut out an element or two for embellishment. The frames are made using Spellbinders Fairmont Labels filled with vellum. I typed on the vellum with my trusty portable typewriter and distressed it all a bit so that it would match.



Papercrafting Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels - full supply list at
Below are both of the enclosure cards that are about 3-1/2″ square.

Papercrafting Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels - full supply list at
The two boxes go together without tape or glue, they are self locking so I simply adhered bows to the top.  They are 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ x 3″ tall.

Papercrafting Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels - full supply list at
To figure out how I wanted to position each box to get the motifs to fall where I wanted, I cut one box from plain cardstock and overlayed to get the rough position.

Papercrafting Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels - full supply list at
Lol, looks  like a mail run is in the cards for me next week. :-)

Papercrafting Ideas by Becca Feeken using Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels - full supply list at

Rubber Stamps: None
Craft Paper: Punch Studio – File Folders
Ink:  Ranger Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories:   Spellbinders Keeping Tabs Steel Rule Die, Spellbinders Fairmont Labels, Satin Ribbon, Pearl Bradspost-header-bottomThanks for stopping by!!


  • Charlene DahlbergJuly 23, 2016 - 7:43 pm

    Becca, These are just fabulous !!What a great find at Tuesday Morning and whoever receives these will be very lucky. Your gorgeous bows add the perfect touch !!ReplyCancel

  • Jan CastleJuly 23, 2016 - 8:33 pm

    What lovely boxes….would love to see a video to see how you decided how to place your design so it would come out the way you wanted – LOL!
    Paper Hugs,

  • Juanita BraunJuly 23, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    Becca, What a wonderful gift! I just went to Tuesday Morning for the first time and I was very surprised by their craft items. They even had some Spellbinders for just a few dollars. Once I got a gift full of this and that and I just loved it. Loved your boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BoveJuly 23, 2016 - 9:12 pm

    Love! Love! Love!! So beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine MillerJuly 23, 2016 - 9:24 pm

    So glad you had a great Tuesday Morning find! The boxes and frames are darling, and I am sure they will be adored!ReplyCancel

  • Carol H.July 23, 2016 - 9:32 pm

    Oh my goodness what awesome gifts! I really wish I had the eye to see file folders and think of projects like yours that are so great–your recipient will surely love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Yoshiko GlennJuly 23, 2016 - 9:44 pm

    Love Tuesday Mornings. Have found great deals for crafting there, though I haven’t seen these folders at our local store. They are wonderful and what you have created with them is amazing. Another example of your creativity. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra SmithJuly 23, 2016 - 10:14 pm

    I’m loving this sweet sweet box! I’ve been a huge fan of steel rule does for years simply because you can cut so many materials and more thickness. This box is fabulous! You are so creative and I appreciate the inspiration you provide.ReplyCancel

  • ElaineJuly 23, 2016 - 10:27 pm

    Loving these projects , so gorgeous .
    God Bless .
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideJuly 23, 2016 - 10:58 pm

    Very SWEET & ADORABLE !!! DONT WE JUST LOVE US SOME TUESDAY MORNING!! I will have to check out the many few around Houston! HMMM that gives me an excuse to get those dies. I have been collecting yours as they go on sale.. Spellbinders had a bundle sell but they did not have yours just some other ones. But I got the platinum bundle and tool bundle. As an early bday present I got an platinum machine on sale!! REALLY GOOD IDEA!! Thanks for sharing & showing me how to get more from a buck!!ReplyCancel

  • Maxine DJuly 24, 2016 - 12:40 am

    Oh Becca you take gift giving to another lever with these amazing wee boxes and ribbons and cards. I am in awe.

  • Kathleen ReillyJuly 24, 2016 - 1:44 am

    Adorable gift boxes. You are so lucky that you can look at something and envision it as something else


  • Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda UKJuly 24, 2016 - 1:45 am

    Good morning Becca, wowza!!! These boxes are amazing pardon the pun!!! Wish we had Tuesday Morning!!!
    Whoever receives them will be chuffed to bits!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy LyndaxxxReplyCancel

  • Maryann LaursenJuly 24, 2016 - 1:56 am

    Oh Becca and you do it again! Soooo beautiful little boxes and what a great idea. I´ve never seen any filefolders like these here anywhere, we only get the plain yellow-ish ones here. And your cards are just darling too. Anyone who recieve these small gifts are sure in for a real treat, that´s for sure, they´re totally darling. Your work is as always just sooo beautiful and perfect made in every detail.ReplyCancel

  • Doreen RitchieJuly 24, 2016 - 4:06 am

    I love making different size and shape boxes and this little box is adorable – very similar to ones I have made in the past but the paper you have used makes it look quite different.
    Doreen R from Bournemouth UKReplyCancel

  • PAM TASJuly 24, 2016 - 4:17 am

    What next sweet Becca they are gorgeous ! They are a nice shape
    love the card stock from the folders nothing like that for folders over here.
    The cards are nice toooo the velum softens it you have done it AGAIN lol
    Take care hugs PamxxxxxxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KJuly 24, 2016 - 4:19 am

    Hello Becca,
    These are brilliant, what fabulous finds and ideas.
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaJuly 24, 2016 - 5:06 am

    Hi Becca, Another example of something wonderful from something nothing. You can take anything and turn it into a beautiful creation. Appreciate you sharing the look and some details that make a project more workable. Many thanks. BarbaraReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsJuly 24, 2016 - 5:29 am

    Hi Becca,

    WOW! These look amazing such gorgeous little boxes and I adore the vintage look so what a great find. Adorable shape to these and the little cards to go in them are gorgeous too. I hope they are very much appreciated by the recipients.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxxReplyCancel

  • Diana BeckmanJuly 24, 2016 - 6:29 am

    I had not thought of using folders for making boxes. When you give a gift in one of these beautiful boxes my recipient say it is 2 gifts in one. Thank you for the ideas. Beautiful boxes.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellJuly 24, 2016 - 7:15 am

    All of these are so stinky cute!!!! I love all of the details and what a great find you made, hope we get to see what you do with the other set, thanksReplyCancel

  • Sara AlfordJuly 24, 2016 - 7:31 am

    My goodness, Becca, you made me kick myself! I love to shop at Tuesday Morning which is where I find so many Dies and ephemera.
    I saw the items you used today so beautifully and hope when I go back to the store they are still there. Hope nobody lives in my neighborhood.

    You never cease to amaze! Your creativity ROCKS! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us. I think that your foot surgery caused you to sit still and create. Oh my, that could be a banner for my craft room “BE STILL AND CREATE!”. Hugs, SaraReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostJuly 25, 2016 - 9:10 am

      Hi Sara,ReplyCancel

      • Earlene BostJuly 25, 2016 - 9:13 am

        Oooooooooops!! Was trying to say that I love your banner idea. May borrow it when I set up my craft room. Hope you don’t mind.

  • Beverly ParkisonJuly 24, 2016 - 8:11 am

    Sweet gift. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Yvonne NicholsonJuly 24, 2016 - 8:27 am

    What lovely boxes, how do you mail them? What kind of a store is Tuesday Mornings for we don’t have any here in Canada that I know of, sounds like a great place to get craft bargains.ReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostJuly 25, 2016 - 9:19 am

      You can google the name to find out. Don’t think you can shop online, but you can get and idea of what they offer. If you come to the States look for them where you travel. ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthJuly 24, 2016 - 8:35 am

    Hi Becca, Stunning creations !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • GayleJuly 24, 2016 - 8:39 am

    Great project Becca – How do you manage to find the time.
    I can think up my projects but run out of energy before I
    get to it. Must be age but then my sil is almost 90 & she
    is amazing!!! God Bless you & your momReplyCancel

  • SuzzieQJuly 24, 2016 - 10:12 am

    Your exchange friends will be very pleased with your grouping of items and your little boxes that you made. You certainly know how to “glam” things up as you did with your lovely bows and buttons. Thanks for sharing your ideas.ReplyCancel

  • ToniJuly 24, 2016 - 10:41 am


    These are gorgeous! You are so creative, I love getting your blog posts in my in box. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful projects.

    Blessings to you!ReplyCancel

  • CaronJuly 24, 2016 - 11:14 am

    These are beautiful gift boxes and cards Becca, what great inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Smith-KirkJuly 24, 2016 - 11:53 am

    Hi Becca
    What lovely projects to feast our eyes on, they are beautiful, thank you for sharing X X XReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJuly 24, 2016 - 12:37 pm

    What a charming gift, Becca. Your friend will be delighted with this. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • Anne MushensJuly 24, 2016 - 3:55 pm

    How cute are those! I’m sure they will be loved, Becca!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Joy MossJuly 24, 2016 - 7:49 pm

    What a great set of items! The boxes would look great at each place setting at a wedding or bridal shower! Love the paper used. Might have to check our local Tuesday Morning.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostJuly 25, 2016 - 9:30 am

    Becca!! Girl, your’re so darn crafty! You’re outside the box, and on top of the doggone thang! You make me really look at everything with my newly developing craft-eye. Trying to learn all I can. Love it. Love these boxes, etc. TFS!!! ( so, so much)! I also love shopping at Tuesday Morning. I search them out in every city to which I travel. As I’ve found their contents vary. Always something yummy to find. No, I don’t work there. I’m just a bargain hound.;)ReplyCancel

    • Earlene BostJuly 25, 2016 - 9:35 am

      P.S. Love the beads on the ribbon tails.ReplyCancel

  • Noelene ApapJuly 26, 2016 - 12:56 am

    Hi Becca,
    Wow you really are one creative lady. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing xoxReplyCancel

  • Clare WJuly 26, 2016 - 3:14 am

    Hi Becca. Such cute little boxes. Lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen ReillyJuly 30, 2016 - 5:01 am

    Your card today is beautiful. I would say that I give more holiday cards. I have a small family so I don’t have many other non-holiday cards to send.


  • Rosemary TejaAugust 11, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    Where are you I have not seen anything new hope all is ok with you?ReplyCancel