Box in a Card

By | December 4, 2018

Hi there

We had a ‘fun’ morning here in Auckland –  a storm passed through with amazing thunder, lightning and rain.  I was glad I’d already reached the office before the heavens opened.  And what a transformation by the evening – sunny and warm.  Now that’s Auckland weather for you.

Today’s post is a project I’ve wanted to make for ages.  It’s called a Box in a Card because that is what it is.  You make a box and then put it into a card base.

The original design I saw got you to cut the ‘hole’ in the card base with your paper trimmer but I have found an easier way to do this using the Layering Square Framelits.  I used the 6th largest Square die to cut through both layers of the base and it worked a treat.

For the insert I did the same thing but used the 7th largest die.  To make sure I had the correct positioning I placed the insert on the back of the card base and made pencil marks where the ‘hole’ was.  I then placed the die on the outside of the pencil marks and ran the insert through the Big Shot – you get a nice mat of the card base showing through.

The measurements (mix of inches and centimetres) for my box are:

Lid – 9.5cm x 9.5cm card stock, scored at 2cm on all sides

Base – 6″ x 6″  DSP, scored at 5cm on all sides

I’ve used the Festive Farmhouse Suite for these cards – Festive Farmhouse DSP, Elements and Twine and coordinated it with the Takeout Treats Bundle – stamp set and dies.  The card base and box lid are Cherry Cobbler.

This would be a great card/gift holder to give at any time of the year – just change your DSP and sentiment to suit the occasion.

Unitl next time …

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