Greeting cards make a lovely gift for your friends, family, children's teachers, hairdresser or anyone else you would like to spoil! What better way to package your handmade cards than in a box you created yourself! This is a sturdy box that will hold 6 cards and envelopes with ease! I predict you will make several of these this year!
Let's get started.
After you score each piece of card stock, fold and burnish with your bone folder so you have nice crisp folds. Then for both the bottom and the lid, you will cut away a few "squares" and miter several edges so your piece looks like this:
Now put a strip of Tear & Tape adhesive on the outer most rectangle on all four sides. Rub the tape in place with your bone folder. Start with the bottom piece of the box and remove the tape. Then flip your box over (BUT DON"T SET IT DOWN AS THE ADHESIVE IS EXPOSED!) Put liquid glue on the little flap and fold it into place. Hold it and count to 10 (at least that's what my art teacher always recommended.) Glue all four flaps into place and then fold the rectangles in to the box and press to adhere them firmly.
Before you put adhesive on your box lid, flip it so it is right side up and layer on the card stock pieces and the patterned paper. Then, flip it back over so you can put Tear & Tape on the inside of each of the outer most rectangles. Again, burnish it in place with the bone folder and remove the paper backing. Now glue the little flaps in place and then tuck in each of the rectangles. Your box is now almost complete.
Add a die cut or two to the front with a stamped image or sentiment and you are ready to fill it with beautiful handmade cards. I used the second largest of the Stitched Shapes circles and a scalloped layering circle behind it. How sweet would it be if the cards inside used the same color family and coordinating patterned papers?!
I'd love to see what you create! Please share them with me HERE.
You can see all the supplies used to create this adorable box below! To purchase any just click on the pictured item and it will bring you to my online STORE.
Keep crafting and sharing your talents with others!
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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