Box card


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″.

Never ending card

To start out this card I will tell you how to fold it to read it, then I will take you through a few steps to make the base.
First you will press down on both sides of the card.


Then you will press on the top and bottom, to fold.

Now once again you will press on both sides.

Your almost finished. Press on the top and bottom for this fold. Then you can just keep repeating this because the more you repeat these folds the more you enjoy the card and it is relaxing.IMG_0969

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.

Place the two with the extra score lines down on your work table. To make it a little easier I put a small piece of tape to hold these together.

Now only put glue in the four corners. Match up the corners of your other two pieces, making sure they are laying cross ways.

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.

The Never Ending Card

I am just going to post pictures of how this card just keeps folding until you get back to the front. It was a puzzle putting together but once you get started you will go crazy wanting to make so many of them.
To get printed instructions and watch a video go the and search Never ending card

Spellbinders Top Hinge Card

I had so much fun making this card, as I do all of them even the simple ones, anyway to start I used Spellbinders Romanic Rectangles 2, I cut one just like is should be cut. then I cut another one after folding down the top of the cardstock about 1″.
Now line the fold up in the middle of the Spellbinder die. I some times use a little tape to hold it in place. You may have to run it through the Cuttlebug a couple of times.
Now that it is cut, line it up with the front part of the card. Now decorate. I used the Orchid die from Dohickeys once again and made the flower pot by cutting a shape that looked like a pot. I tend to be a rebel and not follow all the measuring rules.

Cascading Card

This card I made for my sister’s birthday.
I started out with 2 5 1/2″ X 12″ pieces of cardstock. Score each at 2″ – 4″ – 6″ – 8″ and 10″. On one end of each piece measure down 1″ and mark, now draw a line from this mark t.o the top corner of the other end, cut. This will give you the angle at the top of your card. Now that you have your angles mark from the bottom of the pieces, on the wider end measure up 2 1/2″ and at the narrow end measure up 2 1/4″, now draw a light line from one mark to the other. On one piece cut up to the line at the 2″ – 6″ & 10″ score lines. On the other piece cut down to the line at the 2″ – 6″ & 10″ score lines. Slide the two parts together at the slits.
On this card I cut a piece of cardstock to stamp my message on to fit the back of the card. I decorated it with hand made flowers and butterflies
On this card I put the message on the front of the card. There is no limits to what you can do with this card. The good thing is it folds flat for mailing. Like most of my card with all the embellishments you will have to add extra postage.