I was a bit worried about the lids. I didn't understand quite what I would be getting; one of the dimensions was the same size as that of the bottom. How was it going to fit?
When it arrived I realized it wasn't a top. It was a sleeve. Aha....
....and much better than my original plan. I think plastic tops can be bendy and hard to keep in or on the box. But the sleeve keeps everything perfectly self-contained. And, the craft paper boxes look great. Professional, and easy to assemble, though I did tear the first one a bit as I figured out how to transform it from a flat piece of cardboard to a three-dimensional form.
|Unassembled on the left; folded into shape on the right|
Yesterday I began the slow but steady assembly-line of packaging my cards. Box bottom, sleeve, eight cards + envelopes, and a bit of shredded craft paper.
Here's a finished product.
And here are all three sets together, sitting next to my computer. I'll find a better way to display them on Thursday.
I also printed up a variety of stickers to put on the back of the boxes to identify the work as mine. (The background is actually white, not the ecru as it appears here.)
I have three sets of the leaf cards, three sets of the roses, and six of the assorted blossoms. I was considering putting a different card in the front of each box to help illustrate the variety of photos. Is that a good idea or a bad one? Would it be better to make each set have the same "front" card to avoid confusion? I welcome your thoughts.