Practically Free Birthday Card Box!
A Camera is perhaps the most important device invented by man.
I cannot imagine a laptop or a cell phone without camera?
I cannot imagine a vacation without camera.
I cannot imagine not being able to click pictures of daily ramblings.
I cannot imagine losing a camera with a lot of un-transferred photographs.
On my visit to Virginia last year, I lost my camera... Shhhh... no spreading of news!! Needless to say, we bought a new camera within a few days but the photographs that were in the memory card were gone forever :( There were pictures of Rakshabandhan, the b'day cards I made for my SIL, some random shots and a lot more that I don't remember now.
Thankfully, there is always more than one camera in a family. I managed to get this photo of the Card Box I made for my SIL on her b'day.
I had a used Flat Rate Box from USPS which became the Card Holder. Since, these boxes are very sturdy, it worked well. All I had to do was to cut off one of the flaps. The other one was spared because I liked it that way. Glued some colored papers and card stock to the box to cover it.
I could not be mean to the flap that was cut off from the box and throw it away. Instead, I wrote 'Happy
31st Birthday' on it and stuck it on the box. The picture does not do justice to the 3-D effect I tried to give here. The alphabets T-A-N-V-I, the pennies and the 'Happy 31st Birthday' stripe where actually kinda popping out.
Sadly, I do not have the pictures of the cards in there :( Secret: Some of the cards were made out of 'trashy' stuff. My SIL knows it and she did not mind :D
The total cost of this Birthday Card Box --- 6 cents... you see those pennies there!!
P.S.- I am searching for more pictures of the things I have made in the past. Will share as and when I get them.
P.P.S- If by any chance, anybody knows about the lost camera I am talking about, please drop an email. Though, I'd be on top of the world if I get the camera back, it's actually the pictures that I need :( ! Photographs are priceless... unless of course you are buying or selling them ;)and
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