Card in a Box Sneak Peek

How much fun is it to get a card in a box that can fold flat and mailed? Open it up and you get a 3-D free-standing box! Card in a box tea partyNow I have gone overboard since this Card in a Box is for my sweet Grand daughter’s 9th birthday. I am taking her and her mom to High Tea to help her celebrate. As you can see I have used the new bundle, A Nice Cuppa Stamp Set and the Cups and Kettle Framelits. In addition the Have a cCuppa Designer series stack will go a long way when decorating your projects. When you do this card and are not mailing it, you can take the liberty to have a bigger piece coming off the back.card in a box tea 2 I however, wrote a poem especially for the occasion. I will be hand delivering the card at our family birthday dinner, so I did not worry about going past my A2 card borders. You can see from the sample there are all kinds of places to add tea cups, hearts and kettles to make this card extra special. Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo abound here.

Some supplies used are:

Card in a Box How to:

Use an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of card stock. Using the simply Score tool place your  paper in Lanscape position and score at 2″,4″,6″ 8″. Turn the paper to portrait and score at 2 3/4″ .

Cut down to the score line along each of the 4 perpendicular score lines.

Cut in at a slight angle up from the edge of the cardstock to remove the excess above the score line and create a tab.

Cut a pice of cardstock 2 3/4″ x 3″ for inside of box and score 1/2″ from each end. Fold both tabs back.

Cut patterned paper to decorate each panel, as follows:utside back panel – 2.5”x5.”

9 panels (outside only) – 2.75”x1 3/4″”

Cut one 2.5”x6.25” outside back panel from white cardstock.

  1. Center and adhere each panel as indicated above.

    Hint:
    Attach the longest decorative panels to the section next to the tab. 

    Fold the decorated card on the middle  score line, and attach the tab inside with adhesive.

    Apply adhesive to the end tabs of the 2 3/4″  strip, and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, aligning it with the top of the opening. Turning both tabs toward the outside front or back of the box will help ensure straight placement.

    Hint:
    Close the box in both directions and secure the score lines to ensure that it will lie flat for mailing.

    Adhere die cuts, stamped images, and/or other embellishments to the strips and inside front and back of the card. Stick them down lightly at first, as they may need to be repositioned. Inside elements should be placed so that they are not seen when the card is closed.

    Hint:

    A 3″ square sticky note is the approximate size of the visible area to be decorated, and can be used as a template to plan the arrangement of the diecuts and other inside elements.

    Smaller die cuts can be attached to 3.5″ strips of clear acetate. These will wave slightly when the card is opened.

    Embellish the inside front flap if desired.

    Complete the project.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Making an impression one stamp at a time!

    Gail Etchie Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator

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