Greeting Card Box Gift Idea

For Christmas, each year, I send my mother a photo calendar {I usually create it at Costco} with all her grandchildren's photo's & birthdays.

Last year I made this greeting card photo box for her as well. 

I thought it was a fun gift idea & wanted to share it with you, my friends.

This would make a great Christmas or Birthday gift.
The box is actually a plain CD box that I dressed up with scrapbook paper & a few embellishments.  I used Modge Podge {Love that Stuff}  to glue & seal it.
A closer view of the cover of the box.   {I did this box before I owned my Cricut, so I actually cut everything by hand}
This is inside the box cover & it's just a printout of the cards that were inside the box.  I sealed it with Modge Podge too.
Of course, it has to be organized - so I created some labels.

These are some of the homemade cards that were in the box.   There were 43 total {It took quite a while to make all the cards, but it was super fun & super addicting.} I put each card into it's own plastic card sleeve {purchased at Craft Warehouse} so they wouldn't get ruined. Some of these photo's are taken with the plastic sleeves on, which would explain the glare on some and not others. 

Be Inspired!  Make a Card! Or Better Yet, Make a Card Box!  :)


  1. Beautiful treasures!

    I have posted my first giveaway and would like you to please come enter!

  2. Wow! You must have a ton of patience, what an amazing and beautiful gift!

  3. Sigh. I'm still a cricut before. I asked Santa. Maybe.

    Great idea! I have tons of old photoboxes abound that could use a makeover.

    Showcase your project at Creative Juice Thursdays...


    Hope to see you there!

  4. I love to decoupage and really appreciate seeing gorgeous creations like this!! You have a great eye.

  5. LOVE that color combo. What a uniue idea.

    Take care,

  6. wow you have so much patience! Cant believe you did so much beautiful and delicate cutting by hand! I always enjoy handmade cards, and such like this. I would enjoy making them too but idk if I have the patience. How ever to receive a gift like this would be wonderful! What a sweet gift idea. :) Thanks for posting. :)

  7. So sweet! I love the colors! And the awesome organization!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. Wow! What a great looking card box!

    Hope you can come by for my Holly Bloggy Recipe Party on Thursday!

  9. I'm your newest follower.

  10. Thanks so much for linking this up to Creative Juice Thursdays!

    Hope to see you back this week!

    (Thanks for the idea, I hope to update some of my ugly photoboxes during this brutal Chicago winter...)


  11. Love this idea! It would be a perfect gift for my Grandma who is always sending out cards.

    Stopping by from Under the Table and Dreaming.


  12. WHat a wonderful gift idea. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday until Saturday and would love for you to join the party. There's a giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  13. I'm featuring this tomorrow. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday.

  14. Love the card box. I found it on leanne's site. I am planning to start a linky party myself... I'll let you know when I do!
    Great site.. Thanks

  15. saw you on tatertots and jello- i don't know why i never thought of this as a gift!! my MIL loves homemade cards and she regularly orders some from me, but i never thought to gift her some! thanks for the inspiration :D and such super pretty decorations on your box- lovely!

  16. I happen to have one of those boxes laying around, as well as a bunch of handmade cards waiting for the right person to send them to. I may have to try this. Love how the outside of your box turned out. So cute!

  17. My mom has a card box -- but it is not that cute! I'll work towards up grading hers by her birthday :)

  18. That is gorgeous! And such a useful idea too!

  19. Love this! I made recipe boxes 3 years ago but hadn't thought about Christmas card box. Great idea!
    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!


  20. This project is gorgeous. I know about the "addictive" thing - once I get started on something I can just continue ... I made over a hundred ornaments before Christmas. I was on a roll and having so darn much fun. New Year Wishes. Linda

  21. I love your greeting card organizing box! I tried to see if the labels were in your etsy shop but I didn't see them.

  22. Hi Anonymous! I will get some of the labels in my shop soon! I am re-doing my own box & have plans for that.

  23. I love your card box and want to make one for mother day this year. I pinned it on pintrest if that is not okay please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks!

  24. I was searching on boxes for greeting card storage and came across your blog. Wondering what type of box you bought for it, and the dimensions of your cards. It looks like a tight perfect fit, so just curious. Thanks!


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