Are you ready to Sale-a-brate? I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited about our new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration specials! If you haven’t taken a look at them yet, you need to! We decided to Sale-a-brate for this month’s Inspire Create & Share Blog Hop, and I’m so glad you came along to join us!
The project that I’m featuring, a card in a box, is actually something that seemed a little scary to me. I had seen them on Pinterest, and my honest thoughts were, ‘Do the people who make these cards have lives? They must spend hours on them!’ Fast forward to a few months ago when one of my customers asked if we could make a card in a box at a class, so I got on my big girl pants and started researching how to make one. Surprise…it’s really not that hard! Not hard at all! Plus it folds up to fit into a regular envelope! All of you experts out there already knew these things, but I’m still fairly new to stamping and I didn’t. I used the Bear Hugs stamp set and framelits to decorate it. Isn’t he cute?
I actually ended up with three versions, so here they are. I absolutely love the Bear Hugs bundle. It comes with fantastic greetings for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, welcoming a new baby as well as general occasions. The images in the set include the two bears, fish, a honey pot, flowers, a hat, bow tie, skirt and hearts.
For those of you who want detailed instructions on how to make a card in a box, please read on below. I also have a video tutorial you can watch. For everyone else, please continue on to Tammy’s blog to see what wonderful project she has to share! Happy hopping!
Here is a video tutorial showing the steps to put this card together, or if you prefer written instructions, keep reading below.
Card in a Box Instructions
Cardstock measuring (mine was Melon Mambo):
- 1 – 5 1/2 x 9″
- 2 – 1 x 3 1/8″
Panel pieces (mine were Bermuda Bay):
- 4 – 1 7/8 x 2 3/4″ for box sides
- 4 – 1 7/8 x 2 1/4″ for top flaps
If you’re going to double layer the panel pieces, you also need the following (mine were designer prints from the Have a Cuppa Stack Pack):
- 4 – 1 3/4 x 2 5/8″
- 4 – 1 3/4 x 2 1/8″
Begin by scoring the 5 1/2 x 9″ piece of cardstock at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8 and 8 1/2″.
Turn it 90 degrees and score at 2 1/2″.
Score both 1 x 3 1/8″ pieces 1/2″ from each end.
Cut the 2 1/2″ lines down to the horizontal score mark. Remove the small corner flap.
Fold on all the score lines to loosen them up.
Add panel pieces to the top of one side.
Flip the entire card over end for end so that you don’t see the panel pieces you just attached. Make sure those pieces are still at the top, even though they’re face down on the table. Now you can attach panel pieces to the bottom sections. I made one of the panels white to give me a spot to sign the card.
Place adhesive on the small flap on the same side that you decorated the lower panels. Fold up and attach the box together.
Fold the small cardstock pieces on the score marks, then lay them flat. Add adhesive to the end flaps.
Fold and insert flaps into the top of the box. These add support and you can attach your decorations to them.
Now you’re ready to decorate! Make sure if you placed a plain white panel on the back for your signature, that you keep it in the back when you’re adding decorations. Also, make sure that none of your decorative pieces stick out to the side when you fold the card flat to put it in an envelope.
Thanks for visiting! Use the links below to do your shopping or contact your demonstrator to order! Make sure to continue on to Tammy’s blog to follow along with the blog hop!
Eeekk… I love them! I’m so glad this bear hug set is on it’s way to me as we speak! Love the tutorial Anna! You are so super talented!
These are so fun to make and love yours with the bears! Great video too Anna!
love card in box cards, and yours are sweet and fun. Great tutorial as well!!!!
That is SO CUTE!!!
How cute is that! Great directions too! THANKS for the great inspiration!
Great Job!! I love that you also have the tutorial!
Oh my goodness Anna! These are so adorable!! Great job!!
omgosh that is adorable!!! i literally smiled out loud when I saw it!!!! Cuuutttteeee!!!
Oh my gosh! These are so much fun!!! Thanks for a wonderful project!
Such adorable cards and another great video! You are doing fantastic on your videos!
Thanks Anna for your awesome video, this is just what I need for my Mothers Day Project.
I just found you on Pinterest. Tried it, and it was success. Thanks for the clear directions. Please add me to your mailing list!
Thanks for your note Nancy! You should start receiving updates from me now that I added to you my list.
I tried the ‘card in a box’ and it turned out great. Thank you for your directions and the video.
You’re welcome! I’m glad it was helpful!
I Love them, Thanks for sharing, where did you get the plastic to put the balloon’s and etc, char
I love them, thanks for sharing, what do you use for the plastic to hold up the
theme of the cards, char
Hi Charlene, I’m sorry I never replied. My comments weren’t coming through for some reason. I didn’t use any plastic on my card I don’t think. Are you talking about the clear ‘window sheets’ that Stampin’ Up! sells? They’re great for all kinds of projects. I have seen others use them on this type of card.