By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
A fun card type has been found across the internet lately with many searching for the way to make their own. They are called cards in a box and when finished make an awesome thing to give to someone in your life. This card fits into a standard A6 envelope.
When you cut some of the pieces you will have extras that can be saved for a second card so be sure to keep them for later.
Begin by cutting a 12” x 12” piece of card stock at 3”. Then, cut the strip at 6”. Lay the second piece aside (remember you will have extras for another card). You will also have a 3” x 6” piece that is extra after you have cut everything. This can be used for the flower stems.
Take the second piece and cut it at 3 1/8”. You will now have a piece that measures 3 1/8” by 3”. The other half of it is extra.
When you started you had a 9” x 12” piece of card stock. Take that piece of card stock and turn it lengthwise and cut it at 5 ½” and then cut that piece again at 5 ½” to give you 3 pieces. One piece that will measure 1” x 9” plus the two pieces that measure 5 ½” x 9” are what you should have at this point.
Now, take the 1” x 9” strip and cut it at 3 1/8” and then cut it again at the same measurement. The end piece of the strip you have left is scrap paper and can used on something else.
Take the 3 1/8” x 3” piece and score it at ½” and 2 5/8”.
Take the 3 1/8” x 3” pieces and cut them into 1” pieces making sure to cut them in the opposite direction of the score lines. You will need 2 of these for each card you create.
Score the 9” piece of card stock at 2 1/8”, 4 ½”, 6 3/8” and 8 ½”. Turn it so the 5 ½” side is at the top and score it at 2 ¾”.
Fold all of the score lines on each piece that you have cut and scored.
Cut nine- 2” x 2 5/8” pieces of patterned paper (Best of by K & Co. patterned paper) and two- 2” x 5 3/8” pieces. Adhere with a tape runner the nine squares onto the front and back sides of the box. Adhere one of the other pieces to what will be the back of the box. NOTE: You do not have to entirely decorate the box, but it does give it a more finished look. If you do not want to do this step, just adhere 3 pieces to the flaps so that they will show and when the box is assembled add one of the longer pieces to the inside back to cover the tab.
When this is folded, the pieces with the 2” x 5 3/8” patterned papers will be the back of the box.
Now with the tab on the right side of the card at the bottom, add a strip of double sided tape as shown in the picture.
Fold the left flap over and attach it to the double sided tape.
Add the 2” x 5 3/8” piece of patterned paper to the inside back of the box at this point using a tape runner. Your box will now look like this.
Take 2 of the 1” pieces and fold the ends at the score lines. Add some tape to the ends and place them inside the box close to the back for the first piece and then the second piece will go up against the first piece.
Adhere 2 layers together with the tape runner and add the stem. Place each flower onto the 1” pieces that you just put inside the box. Put the adhesive on the front of the stem so that they can stick to the inside of each holder piece.
Create this exciting card in a box for someone that you have on your mind. He or she will be surprised when it pops open to share a very special message. Don’t delay and join in the fun today with a card in a box!