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March 21, 2007

Card Box Tutorial

Here's a quick and easy tutorial to make a box that will hold cards and envelopes. I've used the Petals & Paisley DS Paper, and the Petals Jumbo Wheel on this tutorial. There is also a finished sample at the bottom that uses the items in the Spring Fever Promotion.

Supplies needed:
  • Card stock 8 ½ “ x 10 ½”
  • DS paper 3 ¾” x 5 ¾”
  • 2 Eyelets
  • Tool Kit
  • Ribbon 14” – cut in ½
  • Wheel
  • Punches
  • Corner Rounder
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Strip
  • Cutter
  • Scoring Blade or Bone Folder

Using your 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" card stock - score 1 3/8” in on both sides

Turn your card stock you are now scoring from the 10 1/2" side - Score 4 9/16” in turn and score 4 9/16” from the other side

Fold card stock under a scrap piece, and wheel, flip and wheel other side

Cut in on your score marks as shown, repeat with other side

Using your DS paper score at 1 3/8” from one end, then score 1” from the other end, use your corner punch and round the corners on the 1 3/8” side as shown

Find the center of your paper, and adhere punched out pieces with an eyelet on the 1 3/8” side of your DS paper

With your box open, place your DS paper onto your box, so you can find placement for your second punch out piece, adhere with an eyelet

Apply sticky strip as shown, and close box

Adhere the 1” side of the DS paper to the back of your box using sticky strip.

For box closure – put one piece of ribbon through each eyelet and tie a knot to secure (knot should be on the inside of the box)

This box uses the items from the Spring Fever Promotion - shown to the right open with cards.


Anonymous said...

Darling!!! LOVE IT

rozie640 said...

WOW, what a wonderful Teacher Appreciation item, it's that time of year again. Thanks for the demo, I am such a visual person. I'll be thinking about these for my convention SSUS 3D swaps for sure, what a wonderful gift, a box of cards, that is if I can part with any of them. Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!!!

Karen said...

love it Lisa - thanks for the step by step and pics! I think I will do this with my stamp club on Mon. :)

Anonymous said...

absolutely cute - but box, purse - how about a wallet (lol) ttfn

Rose Ann said...

Great tutorial and card box! Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

This is really nice. Love the idea and the paper is super. TFS!

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to make one of these, just didn't know how! Thank you so much for the step by step picturs and directons. I should be getting the March special soon and plan to attempt this.

Valerie said...

this is such a CUTE BOX!!! thank you so much for all your awesome work! I tried to sign up for your updates but it wasnt letting me can you please add me hot_pinkpixie@yahoo.com! thanks hun!

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