The lastest and greatest in awesome card box innovations! #Decor#card boxes#decor#reception cards December 6 2011 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin It's been a while since I did my first card box roundup, so I thought I'd inundate you with all the latest and greatest ideas in card boxes. If you're not sure what a card or envelope box is, that's okay; I didn't know what they were either. Here's the idea: it can be smart to set out a card box at your reception for your guests to deliver their cards, instead of delivering them into your hands and then you losing them. (Not that I speak from experience or anything… okay, I do… speak from stupid experience, that is.) So yes! Card boxes are rad, and easy to incorporate, and save you a lot of hassle. Wanna have a card box at your wedding now? Well, here are some nifty ideas. Photography credit: Cassie S./Andrew K. Kashiitan's cardbox was modeled after their cat, Pancake. This wins for card box that I most want to feed a saucer of milk to. Photos by Photo Pink Mackitten got her gorgeous bird house card box from Etsy seller DoorCountyWoodworks. Photo by AMBphoto.com Karen's Tardis card box wins the award for the card box I most covet (also, I imagine, the award for bigger-iest on the inside-iest.) If you want to learn how to make your own Tardis card box, check out this post. Photo by Tina Hessenauer Kaylee hand painted and lined her card box with vintage fabric to re-create that old suitcase feel. She said, "it was perfect for the cards and then easy to close and carry away with us." Related Post 12 creative wedding card boxes Card boxes are a really good idea to have at a wedding. I had no idea these things were even... things, so at our wedding... Read more Photo by Ork de Rooij Meet Oscar, the card box monster. Millennyum did a really cool spin on the popular monster card box — she took a mini trash can, covered it with fur, eyes, teeth and a tail, and an adorable little card box monster was born. Jessa and Nic's Super Mario card box was created by Etsy seller jen4eternity. Catnippe also had an awesome Super Mario-themed card box. This one wins for the card box I most want to bash my head against. Source: cisforcharmed.blogspot.com via Jessica on Pinterest Pinterest served up this hollowed out log card… log, I guess. Love the carved initials. DM used a A Peavey mini amp, sans guts, as their card box. She explains, "It took awhile to get my hands on something that could cut through the steel plate inside, but now it's done. When the door is closed you can't even tell it's not part of the amp." Or if you'd rather super-size your card amp, here's June's Maid of Honor whipped up — a replica Mesa amp, complete with Marceline the Vampire Queen (from Adventure Time) axe bass. Here's a photo for scale. Aminspace used an antique stereoscope (3D photo viewer) as a card box. She even included a cool photo for guests to check out when they made a deposit. Photo by Moxie Studios I love this robot card box, constructed from an old computer which the groom had been using as a nightstand. Tara and Clayton used the 'ol stacked box method and decorated theirs with a comic book character theme. Here's a World of Warcraft card box. Schallersgirl explains, "In WoW in the Gnome starting areas this is what their mailboxes look like!! 😀 Cardboard, paint, tape, and hot glue!" Photo by Lauren Hill. Aiz made this paper mache elephant card box over several months. Time well spent, I'll say! Anymore amazing card boxes that I've missed? Leave your ideas in the comments, or better yet, upload them to the Offbeat Bride Flickr pool (make sure to tag them "card box") and they may be included in the NEXT round-up! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Erin & Ash's rocker wedding in a dirty bar NEXT Camias Jewelry Designs: bridal accessories right out of Renaissance, Celtic lore, and fairytale epics Show/Hide comments [ 18 ] I love card boxes. Can't wait to make mine. 1 agrees Reply Ours was a hollowed out log as well. I'm kinda bummed that I don't have any pictures of it. Another couple had left it at our wedding venue a few years ago, and during our planning the manager was like, "This seems to fit your style – wanna use it?!" Reply We're also doing the carved out log! My ffil is making it for me! 🙂 Reply I love that Mario jumping box thingy (do they have an actual name?)! I think we are going to do an Owl Post themed box for our steampunky/nerdy/slighty harry potter themed wedding ^.^ 1 agrees Reply Hey, that's our (TARDIS) card box! It was made by an amazing friend and was plenty big enough (on the inside!). Reply well, of course it was big enough on the inside… it's the tardis, isn't it? 🙂 Reply So.. this might be a stupid question, but do people give cards in lieu of presents or in addition to? Reply Usually the money or the check inside the card IS their present. Which is why it's really smart to not lose the cards on your wedding day. (oopsie!) 😉 Reply Totally depends. If the card contains a cash gift, then that's the gift. If they're doing a separate gift, then the card can just be a congratulatory HURRAH! kind of thing. Alternately, some folks do gifts with no cards at all. Reply That monster card box is adorable!! And I love Pancake the cat. And the Mario box. And the stereoscope. Let's just say I love them all! Reply i'm not sure what i love more… the computer tower box, or the fact he used it as his nightstand first! That ties into the OBH nightstand roundup a few weeks back. Reply I love our card box. It's Cookie Monster and he's holding a sign that says "'C' is for Cards." I need to get me to that Flickr pool so y'all can see. Of course now we just have a Cookie Monster in our hallway… 1 agrees Reply Rock Star Amps!! LOVE that! Reply These are so cute! I absolutely LOVE the house. Also the Mario box is pretty awesome, of course. But that goes without saying. Reply I am in love with the kitty. I can totally picture such a card box at my wedding – except that the kitty would be modelled after my own fur-baby and sport black fur, huge yellow eyes, big fangs and scare children away, probably. Reply Troll face? 2 agree Reply Talk about innovative! They're all awesome. Reply Ours is a custom designed pinata (with a slot on to to drop cards in) made for us by a super-awesome gal on etsy. 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