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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Box card tutorial

There have been quite a few utube videos on this card...but I like it in steps for me to copy...so doing the same here...the one I am quoting is from Tanya Bell (Aus) demo's site....I just took  pictures of the steps...my card is in brown...the tutorial is red...thought the espresso was too hard to see picture wise....I did case some of my backyard basics on the card from Tanya's sample....I have two friends that lovvvvveee animal prints, so that is the only non SU product in my sample..will post a new one after Valentine's ...working on it for my honey, Orlando, and do not want him to see the sample BEFORE he gets its...lol This is the sampel of the one I did...it fits in a regular card size envelope....we call it an A2 envelope ...In AUS..Tanya mentioned that it was an A6 (may be in her country..not sure)
                                            
This is the sides of the made box...will reverse the prints when I make the other one, as the bottom paper is more vivid...shouldn't be hidden...
   
If you fold it like this...making sure that both the back side and the one flap next to it are flat...will fit in the envelope...just don't make things too high so it won't close...this fit, but I should have double checked the flowers in the middle and scooted them over.....

Card In a Box Tutorial

Start with a 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock...
 on the 8.5 side, cut off 1/4 of an inch...
on the 11 inch side...cut back to 9 inches...you now have a piece 8 1/4 x 9 piece of cardstock

 Sorry...I should have written the score lines with a black marker...with the 9 inch side at the top of the score board...score at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8 and 8 1/2

 turn the paper 90 degree and score at 2 3/4

With the 2 3/4 inch score on the left of your cutter...trim to 5 1/2 inchces....Tanya had 6 inches but that is too long for our A2 envelopes....this is updated as of 1/29/14...sorry for the error (it would have been nice if I tried it in the envelope first....lol...aren't we always a "work in progress"....lol


 with the cut off piece...cut a piece that is 3 1/8 inch, making sure that the 1/2 inch tab is on your left....you can see the tab in the photo...very important...
I used the gel pen so you can see the lines of the tabs after the piece is cut...
 turn this small piece and cut it at 1 1/8 inch...these will be the two inside tabs for the objects to stick out of the middle of the box...in my sample...it is the backyard basics  pieces...they are attached with sticky tape..
 two tabs after cutting ....
Go back to the other piece (bigger one)...with the smaller squares at the bottom and cut all score lines from the bottom  to the 2 3/4 line....cut the corner small tab off as shown below....

 after doing this fold all vertical lines with bone folder...only vertical lines..the tab piece is on the left hand side..
 put sticky tape on the tab area and glue it together...
 we still haven't folded the tabs back...the flaps...
 this is looking down at the box...the flap with the tab glued to is NOT bend down..the flap stays up..this is important to your card shape...other three flaps are folded down with bone folder...should be just the back one up...
 this is what it should look like;....
 back to the tabs we cut from the scrap earlier....fold on the scored lines....
 space them and glue with sticky strip on the two tabs...equally space them ...you can line one of the up with the edge or both with opposite edges..make sure the pieces are not sticking above the score lines...
 the card box is finished...all you have to do is decorate with whatever you like...this is what is looks like folded to go in the envelope......if you have any questions or comments...please leave them on my blog or group page.....




3 comments:

  1. Fran,

    Lovely of you to do a step by step for people! Thank you for the 'shout out' and glad you were able to follow my instructions well enough to get a very easy to follow set of instructions here.
    Cheers,
    T

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    1. Always enjoy your tutorials..not that mechanical..lol....did change the 6 to 5 1/2 because that is what we need for our envelopes in the states....you must have some engineering background...lol...you are so quick at figuring out how to redo something smaller..can do it but it take me forever...lol

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  2. Thank you so much for the picture by picture step by step, it is appreciated!!!! These look so lovely!!!thanks

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