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Sunday, November 14, 2010

A2 Card Box Tutorial

 This box is perfect for holding A2 cards and envelopes.  A2 cards are 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".   You could easily put 8 to 12 cards and envelopes in this to give as a gift.  So many options too for decorating it.

Since this is to hold Christmas cards, I used the Stampin' Up! Ornament punch and did random placement of card stock scraps behind it.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Poppy Parade Card Stock, item #119799  (1 piece 12" x 12" AND 1 piece 5 1/8" x 8 1/8")
Pear Pizzazz Card Stock, item #119795 (1 piece 3 1/2" x 5 1/2")
Brushed Silver Card Stock, item #100712 (1 piece 2 1/2" x  3 1/2" and piece for 4 punch outs)
......or Brushed Gold Card Stock, item #102935
Misc scraps of card stock to fill in ornament
Sticky Strip, item #104294
SNAIL Adhesive, item #104332 OR
Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, item #110755
Stampin' Dimensionals, item #104430
Ornament Paper Punch, item #119847
Photo Corners Paper Punch, item #119878
5/8" Organza Ribbon, item #114319 (28 inches)
Bone Folder, item #102300
Scotch Tape (non-Stampin' Up! product)

Score your 12" x 12" Poppy Parade piece at 3" and 9", then turn and score at 4 1/2" and 7 1/2".  Fold and crease with Bone Folder.
Next, cut at 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" up to first crease line.

 I am using white lines to show you wher to place the sticky strips as the red sticky strip didn't show up in the photos.  Only place on 4 panels, not all 6.  The center piece is the inside panel, do it first.  Remove the protective film, then line up against the other panel with the sticky strip. Sticky strip on the left panel will face outward.   Then remove the protective film of the left panel and bring the right panel over it.

The lid is 5 1/8" x 8 1/8".   You will score it at 1 " on all 4 sides.
Once score, cut 4 sides up to the crease.  See photo above.
Trim off part of the tab to angle it.  This will prevent the tab from showing behind the other piece.

Put sticky strip on the tabs and assemble lid.

This is your front panel for the box.   It is Pear Pizzazz.
Using Brushed Silver or Gold Card Stock punch out 4 photo corners (larger one) and attach with Multipurpose Liquid Glue attach in the corners.
Set aside.

Punch out the ornament design in the Brushed Silver or Gold Card Stock (2 1/2" x 3 1/2").  Center the punch as much as possible.   KEEP the ornament that you punched out as it will be used later.  Turn over the accent piece and start layering small pieces of paper.   Attach each piece with scotch tape.
When completed, add some more scotch tape to stabilize all the pieces to keep in place.
Add Stampin' Dimensionals to all 4 corners, then attached to the Pear Pizzazz Panel.

Each ornament will be unique as you are randomly placing the scraps of card stock.   I really like the look and this can be used with any punched out design.

Using Sticky Strip, place on all 4 sides of the panel.

Line the panel up with the bottom of the box and center left to right.

I put sticky stick down the center of the box lid (or you can put on part of the ribbon) then place the ribbon working from the back forward.   Be sure to leave enough to tie a square knot (right over let and under THEN left over right and under).

Put Multi-purpose Liquid Glue on back of your punched out ornament.  Place on center of lid.

Here's your completed card box.

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Mary Director
Stampin' Up! Senior Supervisor, Independent Demonstrator & Creative Coach
Stampin' Up! -- Discover Your Creativity
(On-line ordering now available thru my website)


Patti said...

Great box. The technique on the ornament is so neat. I love making boxes of all sizes. It's always a challenge to come up with the right measurements. TFS

Janet said...

Thank you very much for this tutorial. I shall have a go as I think they would make great gifts for the people who have everything!

Janet xx

procrastistamper said...

Hi Mary--cool technique and great idea...thanks so much for sharing for free :-)

Anonymous said...

What a cool box, Mary! And what a fabulous gift idea. Thank you for sharing this, most appreciated.

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