Saturday, April 5, 2014

Card in a box

Here are 2 versions of Card in a box.  The first on is a baby card using Babycakes paper and "B" is for baby stamp set.

Here is a birthday card in a box, these are fun to make.

Start with a 9.5 1/2 piece of cardstock, score at 1/2" , fold in half and in half again or Score at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8. 8 1/2.
Turn and score at 2 3/4"
Take a 3" square same color cs, score at 1/2" on both ends and cut 2 ...1" strips.

Cut half way down and when you get to the half inch end cut that 
 away. You can cut that remaining 1/2" at an angle. 

Fold the 2  1" pcs in a z pattern, glue these pcs inside the box. If you glue the pcs in before you glue the box together it's easier. You know that are right when you and fold the box to one side with no resistance. 

Fold down three of the four flaps, leave the back flat straight. 
Layer with cs 2"x5 1/8" and another layer 1 3/4 x 5"

Mat for the shorter flats are 2 1/4 x 1 3/4"   You need 4 for the top flaps, 3 for the bottom and 3 more if you want to decorate the under flaps.  

Once you have the mats glued on you can add balloons or flowers,etc. Take 1/2" strips of clear acetate to the back panels of the 1" strips, these can be angled, keep folding the card and make sure nothing sticks out, this way you can use a reg envelope.