I made up this gift box using the new in-color Card stock and Matching DSP. The gift box is approximately 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. It holds five 3×3 cards with matching envelopes I left the inside of the cards blank.
I think this would make a great gift for a friend or to keep a stash of cards for yourself so you always have a gift tag on hand. Tuck a few of the cards in your purse and hand out to your favourite hairdresser, a waitress, a care giver or anyone you wish to show appreciation for. They are also perfect to attach to gifts as a gift tag.
Note: The cards are too small to stick in the mail.
To make the cards
Cut a piece of 3 x 6″ card stock, and score at 3″. Fold in half and crease with your bone folder to make a nice crisp fold. I love using the bone folder for that. The DSP is cut at 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and adhered to the front fo the cared.
I added the sentiment to the front. It is cut in white card stock with the 2″ circle punch. I also used the starburst punch in matching cardstock behind the sentiment to finish off the look. Voila! you have a card and really, how easy it that?
To make the envelopes
Cut coordinating DSP at 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the envelope punch board to make the envelopes for the cards, following the punch and scoring lines for the 3×3″ cards. However if you don’t have a punch board (retired now) you could just fold all the corners in so that you have a 3 x 3″ square. Tacking three sides down with adhesive.
To make the card box.
Cut your Card stock at 9 1/8″ x 8 1/4″. This is for the card box.
Score on the long side at 7/8″, 4 1/8″, 5″ and 8 1/4″
Score on the short side at 7/8″ and 7 3/8″
It should look like the picture, when finished.
FYI, I made a couple of these boxes so chose two different colours in the pictures to best show off the score lines
Trim up the tabs as shown then crease all the fold lines using your bone folder. I find trimming is easier before I fold but that is a personal choice.
Adhere the tabs using the Stampin Seal Plus as this gives it a stronger seal for 3D projects.
This is what it looks like when completed. I notched the top of the lid with a 1″ punch to provide a bit of an opening.
As you can see, the notch is slightly off centre because I eye balled it. I recommend you make a small pencil mark for the centre before punching. Live and learn right? It never ends…
Cut a second piece of card stock at 7 15/16″ x 4 1/16″. This if for the insert
Score on the long side at 3 1/4″, 4″ and 4 3/4″
Score on the short side at 1/2″ at ends
Trim ends so it looks like this then fold. The middle score line is mountain and the other two are valley folds. The tabs should be folded outwards
This is what is will look like.
Add adhesive to the tabs on the sides then position it inside the card box, gently placing the tabs to the front and back on the box.
This is what the finished box looks like with the insert and cards inside.
Cut matching DSP at 6 1/4′ x 3″. This is for the top of the box
Cut a mat (Optional) at 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Adhere to the front of the box. I chose to add the same sentiment to the front of the box as the cards inside.
This is a similar design. If you choose to create this card box along with the cards/envelopes inside, a word of caution. They are very addictive to make.