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How to create boxes for any size dimensional card

Have you created a dimensional card that you absolutely love and then realize that you don't have a box that it fits in? We often start out planning to make a standard size card and then wind up with something totally different. Today Janet has the perfect formula for you to create a card box for any size card you make.

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All you need to so is measure your card and then add 2 1/4" to that measurement and cut your cardstock for the box bottom. For the box top, cut your cardstock about 1/16" larger than the bottom. I created this Celebrate The Season Foldout pocket card using the Celebrate the Season Collection. You can see how to make one too HERE.

For this 6" x 7 1/2" card, add the 2 1/4" to each measurement and cut the cardstock for the box bottom at 8 1/4" x 9 3/4". Add 1/16" to each measurement and cut the cardstock for the top at 8 5/16" x 9 13/16".

TIP Don't get too technical here. As long as the top is just slightly larger than the bottom, it will fit perfectly. Use the Scor Pal and score the cardstock at 1" on all four sides.

Use scissors to cut a slit in each corner.

Next cut an angle on each corner to create tabs.

Fold on all of the score lines and burnish with the bone folder.

Use Dries Clear glue on all of the tabs and adhere the tabs on the inside. Use clips to hold the tabs closed until the glue dries.

There are so many ways to decorate these boxes and here are just a few.

Sample number 1

Cut paper from the Celebrate the Season collection as follows: one piece 6" x 7 1/2", two strips 7/8" x 7 1/2" and two strips 7/8" x 6". Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and adhere to the top and sides of the box top with dries clear adhesive. Use a Quickie Glue pen to trace the design on the poinsettias and leaves and add Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. This simple design is perfect to slide into a padded envelope for mailing.

Sample number 2

(Wait to fold and adhere the corners on this one so that you'll be able to run it through your die cutting machine.) Cut paper from the Celebrate the Season collection as follows: one piece 6" x 7 1/2", two strips 7/8" x 7 1/2" and two strips 7/8" x 6", one 6" x 6" card panel from the paper pad and two of the Regal Borders and Pockets die. Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and adhere to the top and sides of the box top with dries clear glue.

Use the die from Cut Mat Create 1A and run it through your die cutting machine to cut an opening in the center. Cut a piece of Clear Cardstock 6" x 7" and adhere to the inside of the box to create a window. Fold at all of the score lines and adhere the corner tabs. Stamp the leaves of the poinsettias with the Celebrate the Season and the the Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Sets using Teal Zeal Ink, color with Teal Zeal using the Stack and Store daubers, cut with the coordinating die and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.

Stamp the Poinsettias from the Celebrate the Season and the Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp sets with Sweet Plum Ink, color with Sweet Plum and Lilac Posies, cut with the coordinating dies and shape using the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit. Adhere two of the same size petals together and then adhere to the leaves. Add a little Dries Clear Adhesive to the flower centers and sprinkle with Minnie Pearls Prills. Use a sponge to add adhesive to all of the petals and leaves and glitter with Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

Sample number 3

Cut paper from the Celebrate the Season collection as follows: one piece 6" x 7 1/2", two strips 7/8" x 7 1/2" and two strips 7/8" x 6". Ink the edges with Teal Zeal Ink and adhere to the top and sides of the box top with dries clear adhesive. Use the Ornate Sleigh and Presents dies to cut the sleigh and presents from the paper pad.

Use the Cut Mat Create 1A die to cut the sentiment from the paper pad. Use the Luggage and Tags Die to cut the tags from the paper collection. Ink the edges of the sleigh, presents and tags with Teal Zeal and ink the edges of the sentiment with Lilac Posies. Add Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter to all. Add ribbon to the tags and adhere everything to the box top with dimensional dots. Add poinsettias as shown. (See sample 2 to learn how to create the poinsettias.)

Remember this simple formula for creating your boxes (Measure your finished card and cut your cardstock 2 1/4" inches larger for the bottom and 1/16 larger than that for the top) and have fun creating all size cards because now you can also create a beautiful box to present the card to the lucky recipient.

TIP These are also great to use for those "hard to find the right size" gift boxes.

We love to see your projects, so make sure you share what you are making with us on our Facebook page HERE.

Tutorial by Janet Saieva

Here are the supplies Janet used for her project!

Ornate Sleigh Cling Stamp Set

Ornate Sleigh and Presents Die

Celebrate the Season Cling Stamp Set

Celebrate the Season Die

Celebrate the Season Paper Pad

Cut Mat Create 1A Die

Cut Mat Create 2A Die

Luggage Tags and Die

Regal Borders and Pockets Die

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Stack and Store Daubers

Crystal Clear Powder

Crystal Ultrafine Glitter

Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

6" x 6" Foldout Cards - White

12" x 12" White Cardstock

Minnie Pearls Prills

Sweet Plum Ink Pad

Teal Zeal Ink Pad

Lilac Posies Ink Pad

Tool N' One

Scor-Pal

Funnel Tray

Other Products: White Ribbon, Misti, Big Shot Plus



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PEGGY WHISENHUNT
Thank you for this post. I like paper envelopes instead of plastic
Saturday 18th of November 2017 07:56 AM
OLGA JEWELL
Fantastic tutorial!!!
Saturday 18th of November 2017 08:00 AM
MARLA
Thank you for this superb tutorial for a much needed product. The formula is easy to follow. The photos are done perfectly to compliment each step. I will be referencing it often!!!
Saturday 18th of November 2017 09:25 AM
ANA FAURE
very pretty and joy full. Ana
Saturday 18th of November 2017 12:32 PM
KATHY/NORTHCAROLINA
Such a wonderful project and a clear, easy to follow tutorial too! Thanks, Janet!
Sunday 19th of November 2017 08:34 AM
ANTONELLA
I have never seen anything like this. It is absolutely beautiful. Your creative mind keeps me waiting for the next priject you will come up with.
Sunday 19th of November 2017 09:12 AM
GERI
Absolutely Tutorial, I have always wanted to learn to make boxes for my cards. Thanks for sharing the box tutorial, I've always wanted to learn how to make boxes for my cards.
Sunday 19th of November 2017 11:45 AM
DORIS
Thank you for that tutorial. I should never be stuck for the right size to fit my cards again!
Sunday 19th of November 2017 03:37 PM
GLENNA
Your cards are absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!
Tuesday 21st of November 2017 06:23 PM
EVELYN HAUSSMANN
Thank you for the pattern and instructions. Love it now I will be able to mail my cards in the perfect card box.
Tuesday 21st of November 2017 11:03 PM
BRIDGET WILLIS
Thanks so much for showing us with this tutorial how to make our envelopes for really any size card. It will be handy this Holiday season for me.
Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 01:07 AM
LILIANA HURST
Thanks for your great tuorial, I have all the requirements for doing this box , bt I will try to adapted to other stamps and dies.
Thursday 23rd of November 2017 01:42 AM