Friday, May 9, 2014

Off To The Ball Card and Box Tutorial



Good morning Friends! Do you ever struggle with your envelopes being too small for your cards when you get all those beautiful embellishments on them?  Well, today I have a tutorial for you on a box you can make to hold your card.  This is great if you are giving the card as your gift (they are pretty special gifts to give!) I find myself giving a card with just a little cash or gift card more than ever now.  
* Warning - this post is VERY picture heavy!

The first thing I do is determine the size I need my box to be.  Most of my cards are 5.75 x 5.75 so I make a 6in. box.  I want my sides to be 1 in tall so I cut a piece of heavy card stock at 8x8 and score at 1 inch on all 4 sides:

Here is a close up of the score lines:


Next, I cut a slit from the end to the score line on each side.  I like to angle the corners to make it look a little neater.

Here is what it should look like:

Next I just add my adhesive and then adhere to the inside of the uncut side.

To make the top I cut my card stock at 7 1/8 inches and scored around at 1/2 inch on each side.  I decorated the top to match the card and there you have it.  A simple box that looks like you spent loads of time!

The completed box.
Here is a close up of the image on the box:



For my card and box I used this adorable stamp called 
Off To The Ball by Crafty SentimentsDesigns.  I colored her with my Spectrum Noir pens and cut her our using a Spellbinders die. I also used a couple of other dies to complete this card along with some ribbon and flowers.



Perfect for a little girls birthday!


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2 comments:

Helen said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls challenge.

Helen x

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