I have been asked several times how to make a box for those cards that are too 'embellished' to fit into an envelope. A box is a lovely way to present special cards,, wedding for example. It is also really good for all the easel cards that are so popular at the moment !! :-)
This is how I do them ,,, I do not profess to be an expert box maker :-) This will make a box 1 1/2 cm deep.
For my box I used card that was printed using Funky Fairys Papercraft download. It is fabulous to be able to make everything match perfectly. I really find digi paper downloads fantastic !! :-) The card I made for the Funky Fairys Challenge and you can see more details about my card here
STEP 1,,, meaure your card
STEP 2 For the top of the box cut your piece of card 4cm bigger than the card itself
STEP 3 For the base cut your piece of card 3.7cm bigger than the card itself.
STEP 4 score both pieces of card 1.5 cm from the edges on all 4 sides. mark the center on 2 opposite sides of the box lid.
STEP 5, Fold along all edges using a bone folder to get a nice crisp fold. using a circle punch, punch out 2 semi circles on opposite sides of the lid where marked . This will give you a finger pull to make it easier to open the box.
STEP 6 Trim little triangles from the corners of the top and base of the box
STEP 7 using a strong wet adhesive glue all the tabs onto the inside of the box . The extra strong sticky tape does not work ! I tried !! :-)
It should look like this ,,, I am adding this piccy because on a recent workshop one of my ladies glued them to the outside !!! :-/
The card will sit in the box just perfectly ,, leaving a .5cm gap on all 4 sides so it is easy to remove.
So there it is finished . A simple box ,, you can decorate it ,,, or not !! It's up to you :-)
If you do happen to make a box following this tutorial will you please just let me know how you got on ,,, and could I do anything to improve this ?? :-) I will appreciate all feedback :-