Sorry for not uploading anything lately. I have been in the midst of changing my craft area. I have moved back into our lounge area as where I was – in the 2nd side of our garage – was way to hot to be able to be productive. I am still in the arranging stage of shift but at least I can craft in relative comfort. But I am having to get use to a lot smaller space. My wish would be to be able to build something in our backyard that could house my crafting area. Something like this:
But any whoo onto today’s Card project. Just advance warning there are a few pictures included with this project.
A Card in a Box – this was something I had not heard of until on the Make it Crafty Facebook Group we were challenged to make one. I can tell you that this was an interesting challenge – but I love how these cards look and I am sure I will make more in the future. Here is how my card turned out:
I wanted to make this card to fit into a standard Square Envelope so I could post it. So to make this possible these are the steps I used:
- I used an A4 sheet of card and using my Metric Scor-Pal board I placed my card in the Portrait orientation and scored the whole length at the 7cm point and only marked the 16cm point and cut the card all the way through at this point. But don’t throw this away as you will make use of it in another step.
- Using my Scor-Pal again I put the larger piece of the card in the Landscape orientation and scored the card all the way down at the 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm marks.
- Then I cut down only to the first scored line. At the 28cm mark you want to cut this so that you end up with a tab that you can glue to make your box.
- I don’t glue to make the box just yet. For this box I used my Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey and my homemade Sponge Daubers to sponge around all the edges both inside and out.
- From the left over card from step 1 I cut a piece 6.5 x 13.5cms and sponged all around it with the Wild Honey Ink and stamped my sentiment onto this piece and attached it to the section that would become my back piece. This gives you your sentiment space but also has the advantage of giving this piece a bit of stability for mounting your pieces onto. Now fold your box pieces along the score lines and complete the box by gluing the tab in place.
- I then found 2 complementry papers to my images I was going to use. I then decided which paper was going to be used on the outside of my box and I cut 6 squares measuring 6.5cm x 6.5cms. For the inside of the box you only need 3 papers measuring the same as the outside and one piece measuring 6.5cm x 8cm this is for the back. I make this longer so the bottom edge doesn’t show but you can make them all the same size your choice.
- Then you need to make two pieces of card that are 2cm x 7cm for the inside bridge pieces. Attach these to the inner part of the box. This is where you will attach your images and stuff to fill in the box. Just a note when you are attaching stuff to your box keep in mind the closing of the box for later when you come to put it into an envelope.
- NOW the fun stuff – decorating.
I hope these instructions help you with making your own Card in a Box.
My card fully folded and showing the sentiment that I used on the back panel.
A little bit more about my card.
I made this card using images from Make it Crafty – Digital Stamps – Australia Theme. But I had to draw the baby’s rattle as I don’t own one of these stamps. The all of the sentiments are from AmyR Stamps – Baby Sentiments from All That Scraps. The 6×6 paper pack that I used came from Kaisercraft and it’s there Blae and Ivy Collection.
But I just want to say thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and looking at my creations. And to let me know that you stopped on by today and what you thought of my creation, why not leave me a comment below. I love to hear what people think of my creations – feedback is how I improve my craft.
Hugs & Blessings Always
Challenge I am going to enter:
Make it Crafty Facebook Group #7 Challenge – Card in a Box
Make it Colourful Challenge #7- Springs in the Air – Easy Challenge – Flower
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: Cute