Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Card box tutorial!

I just designed this box that holds cards and envelopes, so I thought I'd make it a tutorial.

What you'll need:
1 piece of 6 1/2" X 11 1/2" cardstock for box
1 piece of 8 1/2" X 5" cardstock.
Sticky strip or some other strong adhesive (I used Tombow mono multi)
Corner rounder punch (if you'd like a scalloped edge)
paper trimmer with scoring blade

Score 6 1/2 X 11 1/2 cardstock vertically at 1". Flip horizontally and score at 1/2", 5 1/16(first mark after 5"), 6 1/16 and 10 5/8 (mark after 10 1/2).Hold cardstock horizontally with the 1 inch score at the bottom. Cut vertically at the bottom so that you have 1" flaps. Completely cut off the narrow piece. This will be the bottom of the box. It should look like this.
Put glue or sticky strip along the 1/2" flap and attach it to the other side. The flap should be on the inside so it doesn't show.





Fold the bottom pieces in and glue them. I pushed with my ruler from the inside to help make the glue stick.












The bottom of your box is done. Now for the lid. It's basically done the same way just with different measurements.

Score 8 1/2" X 5" cardstock vertically at 2" and 3". Flip horizontally and score at 2" and 6 1/2".

Hold your paper horizontally. Cut at the top and the bottom on both sides vertically to the score point. It should look like this (sorry for the bad picture).
If you'd like a scallop edge on your box you need to trim the sides so they don't show from the other side when the box is together. I know that probably doesn't make since, so here is a picture so you can see what I mean.

Make your scallop edge now.

Put glue on the lid and tuck the side pieces under the middle pieces.

Now all you've got to do is decorate it =).


I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial! Please let me know if you find any mistakes so I can correct them.

37 comments:

Nettie said...

Fantastic tutorial. I am definately going to have to try making one yours came out so elegant looking.
Thanks for sharing it. Now I am off to explore and subscribe to your blog since I followed a link from Allison's.

Nettie

debbiemom23cs said...

Wow, really great box. Thanks for sharing this. Love that new Berry Bliss.

Flossie's Follies said...

Wow, this box is great, will definintely have to try it, thanks for the tutorial.

beate said...

Gorgeous box and matching cards! Great tutorial.
Hugs and smiles

Gina said...

Very pretty! I love these colors and the stamp sets!

Wanda. said...

This is wonderful, I'm going to have to give it a try. You instructions look like they are easy to follow! TFS

Lesly said...

Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

What a neat box! Thanks for the tutorial!

Marilyn said...

You did a fab job with the tutorial - your instructions are very easy to follow - thanks for sharing this great idea!!

nitestamper said...

oh wow !!!!!this is really pretty emily. definitely need to try this.
tfs,
chat

kraftykathy1 said...

this is so awesome, thanks for tutorial :}

Robin said...

super cute little gift set!

Catherine said...

this would be great for my future gift set..thanks for a great tutorial =)

Stampin Mindy said...

I love making Boxes! AND just ordered this set! Super excited to try this!

Ellen aka Chipper (SCS) said...

You did such a great job of explaining how you did this! Love all the pictures!

Erin... said...

great tutorial I can't wait to try this out!! all these projects came out beautifully!!! tfs

Jana Emmert said...

Great box, great tutorial!

Vickie said...

Great tutorial!! I love the your card box and cards!!

Debbi said...

What a fab box!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

britta said...

wonderfup tutorial-thanks for sharing!

Sandi Berg said...

Great tutorial! Can't wait to try it!

Connie said...

Thank you! This is a wonderful box and I can't wait to make it...

Michelle said...

You rock Emily! Thanks for the great tutorial and wonderful box!

Alisha said...

This is a really great tutorial!!! I will have to try it!!!

Stampin' Colleen said...

AWESOME PROJECT! I am going to have to try this project!!!

Tracey said...

Nice work! Love the tutorial...you did a great job!

Erika said...

LOVE this! The cards are so pretty and great tutorial for the box! Thanks for sharing!!

Tiffany said...

This is awesome!!! Thanks for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this one.

Carrie Gaskin said...

Great job, Emily! You made my day too! Check out my blog for more info on your 'award'.

Enfys said...

Fabulous tutorial and box, thank you so much for sharing. Just came across your blog, love it.

Stacey said...

Thanks for the tutorial, love the box and matching cards.

stampinsilvia said...

WOW, what an awesome box!!! Thank you sooo much for the great tutorial! I will definately be using it!

Trina said...

Great box and tutorial! I love this paper too!

Sue's Stampin' Designs said...

WOW I just love this box. It's awesome i will have to try it for myself. Thanks for the tutorial :)

debbiemom23cs said...

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Stephanie (sluman) said...

Awesome tutorial!

Cindy said...

Wonderful tutorial, Emily, and I love the box! Thanks for visiting my blog too, I'm glad to find yours!