Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Card Box Tutorial

I've had a few requests for the measurements, etc. for the baby card box I made in this post. The box was featured in the Spring 2007 Issue of Stamp It! Magazine. I only saw it because my very good friend Kathy made me one as a gift! I ran right out to get the magazine only to find out there were no measurements. . .just a pattern in the back of the magazine. Kathy, however, had figured out the measurements and gave them to me, so I thought I'd write up and share this tutorial with you! Big thanks to Kathy! :)

Supplies Needed:
-paper trimmer with scoring blade
-sticky tape
-4.25"x8" piece of cardstock for the lid
-8.5"x11" piece of cardstock for the box
-embellishments or stamps of your choice to decorate the box

Step 1

Take 4.25"x8" piece of cardstock (lid) and score at 1 1/16" on all four sides. (the second picture shows what the score lines should look like when finished) NOTE: Stamp this piece now if you choose.

Step 2

Cut into the score lines (on the long side) to create tabs that you can fold up and attach to the sides of the lid.

Step 3

After you fold up the tabs you've made, attach sticky strip to them.

Step 4

Remove backing of sticky strip and attach tabs to the inside of the lid sides.

Step 5

Score 8.5"x11" piece of cardstock at 1 3/8" on the 11" sides, and at 4.5" on the 8.5" sides. (the second picture shows what the score lines should look like when finished) NOTE: Stamp this piece now if you choose

Step 6

Cut into the score lines at the center to create little tabs to attach the sides to when you fold them up.

Step 7

Fold up tabs and attach sticky strip there, and to the ends of one side of the box as shown in picture.

Step 8

Remove backing of sticky strip on the tabs and attach the "non-sticky stripped" ends to the tabs.

Step 9
Remove backing of sticky strip on the final ends and attach them to the ends that you just attached to the tabs, finishing the box.

Step 10

Put on lid and add embellishments and a ribbon or belly band for your completed box!


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh. I have GOT to try that. So cute, and you make it look really easy.

Anonymous said...

I love how easy you make things! Thank you so much for taking the time to show great new ideas step by step. I also love that they are great for gifts!

It's a good life!

Anonymous said...

I just made one and I am hooked! I'm going to post a link to this on my blog if you don't mind? Thank you soooo much for sharing!

Melissa said...

Thanks Charmaine! This is really, really cute!

Linda said...

That's cute! I got a link here thru Scrapped Silly and I'm going to add you to my RSS feeds....

My hub is from the 'burgh...I love, love, LOVE that city, you know! We're going there in June for a week (and gonna hit Primanti's HARD!).

Anonymous said...

Hi Charmaine -- I like your box better than mine! -- Kathy

Anonymous said...

Charmaine, your tutorials rock! What a GORGEOUS BOX!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Fabulous tutorial! I'm going to try this very soon! Thanks for figuring it all out so we don't have to! :)

Anonymous said...

What a great tutorial! I'll have to give it a try!

Shanismom said...

beautiful box and love the tutorial. i have to try this one.

Jami Speidel said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the simplicity of it!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!!

Kendra Hernandez said...

awesome tutorial charmaine! TFS :)

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I made two today, for my mother and mother-in-law for Mother's Day. Perfect size for cards.

Pam Speidel said...

Fantastic! You are just a PRO at creating tutorials! I can appreciate all the time and energy you put into it. Thanks so much!
Smiles, Pam :)

Anonymous said...

great tutorial! i'm gonna try this first thing in the morning. thanks!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this - thanks for the photos and clear step by step directions!! I can't wait to try your box out!


Angie Z ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

Beautiful box! Those colors are so wonderful with that awesome ribbon!


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