I started out with my card stock cut at 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″. Using an oval paper cutter I shaped the arm holes for the apron. About 1 1/8″ toward the center and 3″ down, both sides of course. Using a punch, make holes for ribbon. Use your favorite stamps to embellish your apron.
This was a fun project to work out. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. So here we go with the instructions.
For the house base cut 2 pieces of cardstock at 7″ X 6″.
On the 7″ side score at 1″ and 4″ on both pieces of cardstock. On the 6″ side score at 1 1/2″ 4 3/4″ on both pieces.
I hope this makes sense to you because I worried about how to word it. On the 7″ side, in the 3″ part mark the center and draw a line from the center to the edge of the 3″ square. This will make the points of the house. On one side of each sheet, do 2 peeks and on the other side do one peek. The 2 peek side will be the floor of the house and the one peek will be the eves. If you are using a cardstock that is different on both sides make sure your 2 pieces mirror each other.
On 1 piece make your opening, on one section that does not have a peek. From the score line measure in 1/2″ on both sides and measure up 2″. cut this section out.
Fold on the score lines all but the peeks. Cut a 3″ square and glue the house to it. (4 peeks to the square)
Now for the front and back walls and the roof, cut a piece of cardstock at 3 1/4″ X 11″, score at 1/2″, 3 3/4″, 5 3/5″ and 7 5/8″. Sorry I didn’t take a picture of this step.
Fold on the score lines, glue the 3/4″ to the bottom of the house. The other score lines will fit around the top of your house. I did have to trim my peeks just alittle for a better fit. I just eye balled it till I thought it looked better.
For the roof I cut strips of core’dinations Chocolate Box at 2″ X 3 1/4″, Used a border punch on one side for the shingles. I punched 1 strip on both sides for the very top of the eves of the house.
I sat the house on a 4″ X 4″ piece of chip board covered with green pattern paper. Then I had fun decorating. For the chimney I cut cardstock at 1 1/2″ X 3 3/4″, scoring at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″ and 3″. Glue into a square and I cut 2 V’s so it would fit on the roof. The door and windows I cut from scraps. My bike, tree, fence and Lamp post were from a Cricut cartridge. The truck was a rubber stamp and the flowers on the tree were a die cut.
To open it the from lifts up and props on the eves. stays closed with magnets.
I had a friend ask if I would teach her how to make this box card, so I thought I need to write it up anyway, so add it to my blog.
First cut a piece of cardstock at 9 1/4″ X 5 1/2″. On the 9 1/4″ side score at 2 1/8″ – 4 1/4″ – 6 3/8″ and 8 1/2″. On the 5 1/2″ side score at 2 1/2″.
Cut down the top score lines to the middle score line. Cut away the top part of the tab.
Fold your score lines, put tape on the tab. I fold it to the center and lay the other half on top. I think this is the easy way to match it up.
Using cardstock cut 2 or 3 pieces at 3″ X 1″, these will be glued inside for your décor. Score at 1/2″ from each end. Glue inside the box.
Out of pattern paper cut 1 at 2″ X 5 1/4″ and 6 at 1 7/8″ X 2 1/4″, 3 at 2 3/4″ X 1 7/8″. These will be used to decorate your box inside and out.
This box will fit into a A2 envelope. For a larger card that will take a 6″ X 9″ envelope, use the following measurements, and follow the same steps as above.
Cut your cardstock at 6 1/2″ X 12″, scoring at 2 3/4″ – 5 1/2″ – 8 1/4″ and 11″ on the long side, and score on the short side score at 2 3/4″.
Now once again you will press on both sides.
Okay let’s start cutting cardstock. I like to use a heavy cardstock because it will get a lot of use. Each card is made up of 4 pieces cut at 3″ X 6″. Now score all four pieces at 1 1/2″ and 4 1/2″. Two pieces turn long ways and score at 1 1/2″ from the score lines to the edge on both ends. Now for this demo I did use two different colors so maybe you could see better what I’m doing.
After your glue dries, fold card pressing on both sides. Score good after each fold. Next fold will be pressing top and bottom, again score. Third fold is pressing back on each side, score and one more time top and bottom.
You can decorate the card with rubber stamps, decorative paper or flowers. Just go wild. I used a set of laughter stamps form Fiskers for the above card.
I can’t take the credit for both of these, I got the idea for Santa for my friend and fellow crafter, Molly. I thought that there need to be a Mrs. Claus gift card holder also.
This is how I made mine.
1. Cut red cardstock at 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, on the long side score at 2 1/8″ from both ends. This will make the center fold.
2. Cut a flesh color at 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″, adhere his to the center inside of your card.
3. Using white cardstock I cut 4 1/8″ X 2 3/4″ for the DVD’s. I used a circle punch to cut out the legs, then a black marker to draw the stitch lines, glue only the sides and bottom.
4. I cut a strip at 5 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ out of white card stock, then used a border punch to punch both sides, this is for my fur.
5. For the belt I cut a 3/4″ X 9″ piece of black for the belt. I used a Stampin up punch for the buckle in gold card stock. With a craft knife make two slits to slide the belt through. Now just wrap the belt around the card and glue it together, making sure it will slide on and off.
Now for Mrs. Claus, Step 1 and 2 are the same as Santa.
3. Cut a piece of white cardstock 3 1/2″ X 4 1/8″, I used a circle punch to form the top of the corset. Using red thread to stitch down the center of the corset. Adhere to the center inside, only gluing the sides and bottom.
After putting the center piece in close the card and punch with the circle punch to form her waist. I sort of trimed it to round it alittle.
With white card stock punch a scollop punch, just cut alittle from two sides to make the collar. Once again black marker to add detial. Center a 12″ piece of ribbon, glue only in the back, bring around and tie a bow.