Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! This one is super fun because it’s a Box and a Card and it still fits into a regular Medium Envelope! I think this one is super simple and fun! You can check out another box card here!
Look how fabulous it is? It is so hard to show 3D in a photo so I have a few and of course a Video Tutorial!!! 🙂 I got this idea from a fellow demonstrator – Linda Yearsley at one of our Team Meetings. Linda got the idea from Debbie! A big Thank You to both ladies for the fabulous idea! Now let’s get started!
There aren’t a lots of tools needed for this fun card! You will start with a normal card base measuring 5-1/2″ 8-1/2″ and you will want to score it along the 8-1/2″ side at the following measurements – 2-1/8″, 4-1/4″, 6-3/8″. This will create 4 panels of the exact same size. You will fold on all of the score lines and be sure to use a Bone Folder for a nice strong crease! Now you will need your layers to decorate your panels. You will need four solid cardstock panels measuring 5-1/4″ x 1-7/8″. I used Marina Mist in this sample! Then I used some of the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper for the next layer on the panels. You only need three panels of Designer Series Paper and one Whisper White all measuring 5″ x 1-5/8″. The white panel will be on the back side for you to write on. This is like the “inside of the card.” Once all of these pieces are on your card base, it is time to seal it into a box! You will need a piece of cardstock in the same color as the card base measuring 1″ x 5-1/2″ and you will score it or fold it in half at the 1/2″ mark. Add adhesive to both panels (same side) of this small piece. You can use Tear & Tape or Fast Fuse. I used both on mine and they held together really well so it is all up to you! Now you will add one side of the strip to one end of the card base. Then lay your card flat and press the other end of the card base to the other side of the strip. I always like to lay it down and press it because then I know it will lay flat when I go to mail it.
Now that you have your box, it’s time for the decoration. To get it to POP out on the corner, you will need two circles using the 1″ Circle Punch in the same color as your card base! Fold the circles in half. Add a Stampin’ Dimensional to one of the halves of the circle and then use Fast Fuse on the half. With the Fast Fuse side, place it with the crease (fold) right next to the corner fold of the card. You will do both circles like this on either sides from each other and on either side of the crease on the box card.
Then you will peel off the backs of the Stampin’ Dimensionals and place your greeting on top! For the greeting, I punched out a Basic Black 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle and a Marina Mist 2″ Circle! I stamped the greeting from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and punched it out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch! I also used the star from the Tin of Cards Set to stamp the back panel as well. You could use all kinds of Punches or Framelits for your greeting piece! I love it!!
If you would like to see this all in action because I have you totally confused, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! I hope you aren’t confused after this! If so, remember you can always ask me for tips or suggestions if you need help! I am happy to help! Don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe!
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