Sunday, January 19, 2014

Spreading the Love...Card In A Box Tutorial

I have seen so many Card In A Box ideas out there it was finally time for me to make one. I focused on love since Valentine's Day is closely upon us!! I am spreading the LOVE with this card in a box <3

Here you have it..the finished product!! I really like how it came out. Below you will find a picture and video tutorial to assist you with making one yourself :-)

1. You want to start with a 8 1/4 x 9 inch piece of card stock. 
 2. Next we are going to score the card stock. Be sure the side that is 9 inches is the side we are scoring on. Score the card stock at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8 and 8 1/2 inches. Turn the card stock so the smaller 1/2 is the top part of the card stock and score once at 2 3/4 inches. 
 3. Next place the card stock with the 2 3/4 score mark to the right and cut the paper at 6 inches which will give the extra piece as you see it below. 
 4. You will have the piece below that will be used to construct the box. 
 5. The long piece you have remaining from cutting the card stock at 6 inches was used to make the two pieces below. To get these pieces take the long piece from picture # 3 and turn it horizontally cutting it at 3 1/8. You will have a score on each end from the previous scores. Then cut this piece in half at 1 1/8 inch. You will have two pieces as you see them below. You can discard the piece you have remaining.
 6. With the 1/2 inch side to the left, cut up the score lines stopping at the center score line. There will be a total of 4 flaps.
 7. Cut off the 1/2 section to the center score line. I then angled the edges so I have a tab which will help me when I am lining up the tab with the box when constructing.
 8. Add some doubled sided tape to the tab and fold 3 of the flaps up to the center score line. Leave the outer flap unscored as this will serve as the center standing part of the card.
 9. Fold the score lines, bend to create a box and adhere the flap along the side of the straight tab aligning it to close up the box. Below is a picture of what you should see.
 10. We are back to the two pieces where you will fold on the score lines to make a "Z" type shape. Put doubled sided tape on each end.
 11. Adhered the two pieces above into the center of the box. See the below picture.
 I used a host of stamped images to create this card in a box. Below is a picture of all the embellishments.
 I made two different boxes with variation in the patterned paper and some of the stamping. I used a piece of plastic to extend the hearts which is attached to the back of the owl image. I added bitty sparkles to the eyes of the owls.

Here is a video tutorial that gives you specifics on how to make this box. 
Panel Cutting Dimensions: (I matted all my pieces)
Back Panel - 5 7/8 x 2 inches and 5 3/4 x 1 7/8 inches
Bottom Panels (3) - 2 x 3 1/8 inches and 1 7/8 x 3 inches
Top side panels (4) - 2 x 2 5/8 and 1 7/8 x 2 1/2

White Daisy Card Stock
Cotton Candy Card Stock
Black Card Stock
Cranberry Card Stock
Sweetheart Patterned Paper (retired)
Black Ink
Holiday Red Ink (retired)
Cotton Candy Ink
Double sided tape
3-D Foam Tape
Bitty Sparkles
Artiste Cricut Cartridge 
Creative Memory Heart and Square Punch
Hard Plastic
Red Copic Marker
Metallic CTMH Marker
Laughing Lola Workshop on the Go Cardmaking Kit Stamp Set - ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL JAN 31st!!!! 
Whooo's Your Valentine Stamp Set (retired promotion stamp set)
For Always Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set (retired)

Simply Create Too Challenge #53
Card A Day Blog 
I hope you enjoyed this creation and it inspires you to create one of your own. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!! SHOP WITH ME


  1. These are so darn cute and I'll definitely be back to give the card-in-a-box a go. I love that design. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

    1. Thank you Maria :-) I would love to see your finished project!

  2. Hi, Shalana: Lots of work--TOTALLY worth it----beautiful. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

    Remember, you can enter 3 of your pretty creations in this challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

    1. Thank you Diane! Thank you for providing the additional information I missed I could submit 3. I will keep that in mind.

  3. love it! What a great job and tutorial! Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Kelley!! I can't wait to see your creation with Lollydoodle. I haven't ordered mine yet but I will say I already love the colors!!

  4. I am making one using the new Lollydoodle. I'll show you when I am done. :)

  5. You rocked this card! I tried this at a local club a couple of weeks ago and that isn't an easy card to make :) Thanks for playing along with us at CADB

  6. I absolutely love your version of this new craze!!


Thanks for the comment love :-)