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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Let's Make a Card Box - Tutorial

Once you have completed your box, it is a perfect fit for 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" cards and A2 envelopes. You can easily put 5 or 6 sets in here. Wouldn't it make a great gift. This idea was inspired by a tutorial on the website.

Supplies used: (Correction ...paper sizes had been reversed, now corrected)

Rich Razzleberry Paper for the lid --- 1 piece 7 7/8 " x 6 5/8" (item #115316)
Cottage Wall DSP for the bottom of the box -- 1 piece 8 3/4" x 7 1/2" (item #115671)
Use leftover scrap paper to cut out 5 butterflies
Butterfly Paper Punch (item #116629)
Scor-Pal Double Sided Tape
Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon - 23 inches (item #115613)
Bone Folder (item #102300)
Paper Snips (item 103579)
NOTE: I have one pair of scissors for paper and one just for ribbons.
These are absolutely the BEST scissors I have ever use. Highly Recommend.

Here are our two sheets of cardstock for the box. I chose to do them in different papers so that is very obvious whether I am working on the top (Rich Razzleberry) or the bottom of the box (Cottage Wall DSP). You can do your box in any color or any color combination.

Starting with the Rich Razzleberry for the lid, score all 4 sides at 1 inch.

This is the paper flipped to show you the crease lines.

Score all 4 sides of the Cottage Wall DSP at 1 1/2" on all 4 sides.

If you look closely you can see the score lines on the 4 sides.

Using the bone folder, crease all 4 score lines on the Rich Razzleberry.

Cut here on all 4 sides. See photo below for full view. Do not cut passed the crease.

These will be on the inside of the box.

Put small pieces of double sided tape (you need something strong, SNAIL adhesive will not hold it long term because these are stress points). Do not remove the protective film on the double sided tape until you are ready to do that corner.

Corner on bottom left has been completed. See photo below to see how you line the sides up. Remove tape protective film only on the corner you are working on. This way you have more control and less chance of it adhering to other things while you are working on the box construction.
This is the bottom right corner of the lid. I am aligning the cut tab with the crease line on the side. The protective film has been removed from the double sided tape (see the shiny pieces on the tab.) Once tab is straight, push up the side piece up to it and secure. Be sure to line up the corner edge.
Here's all 4 corners of the lid completed.

Using the bone folder, crease all of the score lines on the Cottage Wall DSP. This is the bottom of the box. DSP (Designer Series Paper) is doubled sided paper.

Cut 4 tabs just as you did with the lid.

Attach pieces of double sided tape to the tabs. Do not remove the protective film.

Put the bottom of the box together just like you did the lid. Here is a photo of the finished bottom.
Put lid on the box bottom. I love this color combination.

Wrap your Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot ribbon around the box and tie a bow. Don't make the ribbon too tight, you want to be able to slide it on and off to get your cards out of the box. If you want the box more plain, leave just like this.

OR you can decorate your box lid any way you want. I cut out 5 butterflies and glued them to the lid. Then using a black Stampin' Write Marker, I drew in the bodies, heads, and antennas. I'm not an artist but thought they looked cute.

If you want to give cards as a gift, this is a great gift box. You can design your cards to match it making it into a set.

Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)


Nate's Mimi said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I can see some Christmas gift boxes in my future!

Brenda said...

Mary this is such a pretty box!! LOVE the papers you used!

Tracey The AVON Lady said...

I like this alot! Very cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Gail said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! I am always looking for simple solutions to give gift cards in a nice box, and this is perfect!

Anonymous said...

You make that look so easy! Thank you for including so many pictures!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Mary, thanks you for sharin the tutorial!! I can't wait to try this out.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, love the colors

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