Friday, September 14, 2012

Card Box Instructions

I just wanted to post some instructions on how to make the card box that my Stamp and Scrapbook Club ladies made this week since a few people couldn't make it to the club, and they'll need to know how to make it with their supplies!  Hopefully many of you will also find it useful.
There is a great tutorial for this box on Erica Cerwin's blog here (scroll down a bit for the box tutorial).  Here are the supplies you'll need:
  • cardstock (Cherry Cobbler here) - 7 x 11" and 6 x 7"
  • designer series paper (Be of Good Cheer here) - 3-3/4 x 4-3/4" and 2-1/4 x 6-1/2" (2) for decorating the box.  Score the two longer strips diagonally from the top at zero.  Cut the diagonal line so the paper will fit on the side of the box.  You will need to flip one of the sheets of paper and score the opposite side so that the same pattern will show on each side of the box (see photo below).
  • designer series paper - 1-1/2 x 12" and 1-1/2 x 6" for band (glue the strips together and wrap them around the box)
  • Simply Scored tool with diagonal plate 

 To make the bow, you'll need a half-sheet (6 x 12") of designer series paper, cut into the following:
  • 6 x 1" (8)
  • 5 x 1" (4)
  • 4 x 1" (1)
There's a tutorial here on Splitcoast Stampers, but for an easier way to get the bow pieces in loops, check here

The cards are pretty straight-forward.  I wanted to keep them simple so the ladies could finish them and the box with envelopes in a couple of hours.

Here are the supplies for the cards:
  • card bases (Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler here) - standard 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Very Vanilla - 3-1/4 x 4-1/2" (one per card)
  • designer series paper (Be of Good Cheer here) - 1-1/2 x 3" (one per card)
  • ribbon (Cherry Cobbler polka dot scallop, Gumball Green stitched satin and 7/8" cotton ribbon here) - about a 4" section per card
  • rhinestone jewels
Adhere the Very Vanilla cardstock piece to the card base.  Adhere the designer series paper to the bottom of the Vanilla piece.  Cut the ends of the ribbon into "v's" and glue it across the top of the designer series paper. Stamp your image at the top of the Vanilla piece (any assorted Christmas stamps will work).

For the envelopes, you will need 7-3/4" squares of designer series paper (one per card).  Use the Simply Scored tool with the diagonal plate.

Score the first side at 3-1/8".  Rotate the paper 180 degrees and score the opposite side at 3-1/8".

Turn the paper 90 degrees and score at 4-1/8".  Rotate another 180 degrees and score the opposite side at 4-1/8".

Snip out the corners where the scored lines intersect.  You may need to fold the scored lines to see them clearly on the designer series paper.  You can use paper snips or a 1" square punch as shown.

Fold the flaps and snip off the top part of the front flap.  Adhere the edges of the front flap and glue the flaps together.

And that's how you make the box, bow, cards and envelopes!  Please feel free to comment or contact me if you have any questions. 

Blessings to you,

1 comment:

Waseem said...

very useful info and tutorial..i will do same for Gift Card envelopes when i have to design it.