Sunday, July 13, 2014

Card Box Tutorial

Several have commented and emailed me that they would like to have directions on making the 12x12 Card Box.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Scroll down below this tutorial to see the box.

I used plain paper for this tutorial, but the box is so much prettier using double side paper.
I really love the Anna Griffin paper as it doesn't crack when scored.

First of all. cut a 12x12 paper to 8.5 x 12.
Lay the 8.5x12 paper on your score board and score at
2.75 - 5.5 - 8.25 - 11

 Cut off 2 inches of the paper that has been scored.  The nice thing about having had scored it, the score lines are perfect for the supports later.
Put the paper back on the score board and then rotate the paper 90° so the unscored side is at the top and score at 3.75
Cut 4 strips of the shortest score lines stopping at the 3.75 score line.
Make sure you stop at 3.75 inches deep.

 At the 11 inch score line make an angle cut and cut off the shortest piece as shown above.
Add double sided tape to the tab which holds the box together.

Fold at all the score lines.  This is how the box looks before taping it together.

Attach the Double Sided Tape to the inside of the box.
Now fold the box shut in both directions to make sure your box folds flat.

Lay box flat, both directions.

Using the 2 inch strip cut off earlier, place on the score board making sure the scored edges match the earlier score lines.  Score at 1.75, 6.75, 7.25 .  Now cut on these new score lines.

You will be left 2 strips

Fold back these tabs on both ends, applying glue on both ends, both ends.

Slip down into the box for additional support and also a place to add the embellishments.

By the way, I added the embellishments to a strip of clear acrylic that I cut out of Spellbinders packaging.  This allows them to wave in the air when the box is opened.


Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to make one of these boxes for a while now. Thanks for posting the instructions.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Very good instructions Joan, I sure a lot of people have been wanting to do these but didn't know how. Thanks for sharing.

Pssequimages said...

Love this tut, Joan, ---thank you for the great shots and the clear directions.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to do this tutorial Joan. Your box came out so nice. I can't wait to make one for myself now.

Mihaela said...

Very clear tutorial, Jaon. I will also try to make an box, I love how came out your.

barbara macaskill said...

Awesome tutorial! Even a lame brain like me should be able to make one of these on the first try with these directions! !Thank you!