My Little Tulle Box

Did you like that play on words?  Get it….tulle box….tool box.  My husband looked at me like I was crazy when the light bulb was blinking off and on over my head.   


I kept babbling about a tool/tulle box and he just didn’t get it.  Well, this is what I had in mind…..  I was shopping in Target and found these little wire framed boxes covered with tulle that close with a drawstring and the Tulle Box idea was born.  

I just knew that I could make a set of 3×3 cards to fit in the "Tulle Box" and what a quick, fast and easy gift.  But, the drawstring top looked very plain and I thought a little bit about how to get something wrapped around the top.  Well lo and behold in the $1 bins there were also hair bungees for little girls that had organdy ribbon,  flowers and sequins tied on them.  I slipped it on the top of the drawstring and viola instant decoration and closure.  Here’s another view from the side.

The card I posted last night made me delve into my Marcella Kay – Blue and Cream collection.  It is the most delicious paper and it has a heavenly shimmer to it.  I’ve said before that pictures don’t do it justice.  After my Friendship card, I had scraps left over and I wanted to use this paper while I had it out.  I made a set of eight 3×3 cards and I made up my own template to make the envelopes. 


Here is what the set looks like, unassembled….

Oh, the possibilities are endless!!!  I have ideas for a couple of other sets and this was so very easy.  There’s nothing more satisfying than to crank out a bunch of 3×3 cards that you really don’t have to put too much thought and planning into.  They are so small that you have stop adding things after a couple of minutes.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Supplies:  No Stamps, No Ink, Paper:  Marcella Kay – Blue and Cream Collection; Accessories:  Box from Target $1 spot, Hair bungee from Target $1 spot, Pearl Brads – Michaels, brads, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, SU Scallop Punch, Martha Stewart Flower Punch, Fiskar Border Punch, pearls, rhinestones.


  • MichelleOMarch 20, 2008 - 12:24 pm

    VERY pretty! Great idea and you did a fantastic job. Men just don’t get some things!ReplyCancel

  • silliMarch 20, 2008 - 1:22 pm

    very, very pretty cards of your site! TFS…:-) By from Germany…ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMarch 20, 2008 - 1:25 pm

    I love it I love it, I may have to case those cards, the layouts are awesome. love the box. i wish i had a target nearby. I cant tell u how much I loved those.

  • Debra BarkerMarch 20, 2008 - 1:37 pm

    To cute. I was going to buy one of those boxes. But I did not. I am sure they are all gone now. Keep up the work. I love it.


  • BeckyMarch 20, 2008 - 2:06 pm

    I love it all!!
    I’ll have to take a look at what my Target have …nice find!ReplyCancel

  • TaniaMarch 20, 2008 - 4:34 pm

    Waw! Great cards, love the colors you used and gread box!ReplyCancel

  • JackieMarch 21, 2008 - 2:42 pm

    Wow, that is simply fabulous! I never thought of using a border punch the way you do and it is wonderful! That box will make someone’s day for sure!ReplyCancel

  • GloriaMarch 22, 2008 - 11:46 am

    You are very, very talented. My sister, Jan told me about your website. I really have to keep looking more often. So creative. Name a season or holiday and you’re all set. Christmas is how may days away?????ReplyCancel

  • MichelleMarch 24, 2008 - 7:33 am

    these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • dorisJuly 5, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    absolutelly fantastic idea!ReplyCancel

  • paulaNovember 13, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    this is so adorable! i love the tulle box and the cards are wonderful – that cream and blue paper is delicious. you did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtAugust 28, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    Love, love, love your *tulle box*. Did you get it at Target as of lately? I’m going to have to check our store out, what a gorgeous gift. And I love tht two colors together.ReplyCancel