Saturday, March 26, 2011

Show Me Saturday Tutorial: Gift Box with Cards

A2 Gift Box and Cards
Today's tutorial is a stationery box made from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock. Follow these steps to make a great gift for someone special, shower door prizes, or to just organize your cards.

Here is a box I've made to house some masculine birthday cards. Each box will hold 6 standard A2 cards and envelopes.

Here is a picture of the box open and the cards that I have inside.

Start by gathering your supplies for the box.
  • paper cutter with scoring blade
  • scissors
  • bone folder
  • sticky tape
  • corner rounder (optional)

Step 1:

  • Place your piece of cardstock on the cutter with the 8 1/2" side along the bottom and score at 1", 1 3/4", and 7 3/4"
  • Turn the sheet so that the 11" side is now at the bottom and score at 3/4", 5 1/4", 6" and 10 1/2"

Step 2:

Fold each score line with your bone folder

Step 3:
Now your cardstock should look like this. the brown sections in the photo listed A, B and C are sections that you will completely cut off

Step 4:
You will but two tabs on the opposite site from where you removed letters A and C (see photo below)

Step 5:
Now apply sticky strip to the small tabs you just cut as well as the two larger tabs labeled below as 3 and 4

The photo below shows the sticky strip placement on the tabs labeled 1, 2, 3 and 4

Step 6:
Using the corner punch, round the edges of the tab to the left of the label "4" (See photo below)

Step 7:
remove the protective layer from your sticky tape and start forming your box. Once the two small tabs are secured, tuck the corner rounded edge inside so that it assists in squaring your box prior to adhering tabs 3 and 4

Here is your completed box!

You can see my opening the box (the rounded tab slides inside the box to close it)

Here are the cards tucked neatly inside.

Another look at the box and the cards.

The color scheme I used was Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White and some cards used Soft Suede.

I completed a vertical and horizontal card for each set of stamps that I used.

I'll be make some additional stationery boxes and cards for my stash. I'll be sure to share with you as I finish them.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful! Please let me know if you have questions. Happy crafting!

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