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Alex Day
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Does anyone have any tips on making your own card box?
Also does anyone have any ideas for a gimmicked card box?
Sentoki
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I don't know a way to make a good card box, but if you find a way you could print a playing card on it.
When you hide the printed card and force the card on the spectator it can be used as a prediction or something.
Terrible Wizard
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There are a number of features I'd like to see in a magi's card box:

A) tougher, thicker card so the box lasts longer; also slightly wider so as to be able to hold a few more than 54 cards
B) a slightly deeper thumb slot and longer top flap (for retaining or drawing out cards from closed box more easily)
C) a built-in card revelation (or two)
D) a hidden mnemonic for a stack
E) if possible, a well disguised index window (this might not be realistic)
F) if possible, a built in shiner utility
G) if possible, a built in 'retention' flap, false section, or device so as better be able to leave card(s) hidden in the case
Boomer
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I've been playing around with the idea of creating SVG's that I can cut on my wife's craft cutter (Silhouette cameo, it will cut things as thick as cereal box cardboard.)


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Orlan
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Here's a template designer: http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi
I'm interested in trying this too, if you find a suitable cardboard stock, let me know.
Alex Day
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I finally make boxes with a die cutter. They are amazing. Really suggest buying one. Made custom printed like bike boxes. Found perfect card stock at the dollar store.
AndreOng1
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It would be nice if there is a stylish card box that is waterproof, keep the cards dry, but not thick like those waterproof cases.
keilunmagic
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You can use standard boxes and apply vinyl stickers with reveals on the sides. Been doing it for a while on Phoenix boxes (Christian sells empty ones very cheap). Plus you can cut a slit on a corner and use the cellophane to hide it (the back design is usually well aligned with the cards inside). For the cutout I suggest a hole punch (diameter 2cm) so you can enlarge a little. I’ve been also experimenting with white vinyl for the front with good results. PM me I can provide some SVG templates of non copyrighted elements.
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