Hello everyone,

Today I have another ICAD related post that is all about storage for the index cards.  You might remember me showing you these tea boxes a few weeks ago.

Now that I have finished a second box of this tea, and have two empty boxes, I thought it was about time I did something about making them into storage for my ICADs.

I took off the extra bits from the inner flap and put them aside to use later,

Then I glued down the remaining flaps to the top of the box and then glued these extras on top for stability.

Then I gave them a coat of white gesso.  After they were dry I painted them with heavy body acrylic paint – one box in Muted Turquoise and one box in Muted Violet – and left them to dry, which in this weather was no time at all!

I haven’t been doing much art lately because of the lovely weather we have been having, but I had been doing a bit of doodling on some scraps of card while watching Netflix in the evening …

So I thought I would do something similar on my tea boxes… the one on the right is complete, and the one on the left is just getting started.

It was quite a meditative exercise just sitting and drawing these random florals and I soon covered all six sides of both boxes.

I didn’t paint the insides as they won’t really be seen much once the ICADs are inside.

Each box will hold at least 35 of my bulky ICADs but since they only need to hold 61 between them, there will be plenty of room.

My next batch of ICADs has been done and are already inside the box!

I will be sharing them all tomorrow.  If you are interested in seeing all the ICADs so far, here are some links…
Day 1-9 post is here,
Day 10-18 post is here
Day 19-27 post is here
Day 28-36 post is here
Day 37-45 post is here
and there are a few other individual posts scattered along the way, just search for ICAD and you’ll find them. 🙂


Let me know what you think in the comments.

As always, thanks for reading!


tea boxes, masking tape, gesso, acrylic paint, paint pens, glue


ICAD (storage for ICADs)

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July 28, 2021 8:19 pm

Fabulous boxes. What do you use to doodle with? Brilliant designing while watching TV x Angela

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