Friday, October 14, 2011

Box Card w/Imagine More Cards Cartridge

Welcome again to our little space in the blogging world.  I thought today I would show you how to make a box card.  I like doing different variations of cards and this one is not hard.  You can find the original tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.  Beate Johns posted the original.  I would suggest practicing on a piece of printer paper before you try it on your pretty patterned paper.  This is the finished product.  This card is for the Cricut Circle Blog Weekly Challenge and several others.
 Supplies you will need.

8 1/2" X 11 piece of patterned paper - the thinner your paper the easier the folding.
Scoring board
Embellishments, cardstock to decorate card
1/2" X 10" strip of coordinating printed paper

Put your paper on your scoring board with the 8 1/2" side at the top.  Score at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8".  Turn the paper so the 11" side lines up with the top.  Score at 1 1/4" and 3 3/8".  Turn paper around to the other 11" side and repeat.
 Pre-fold the long score lines.

Unfold paper.  Keep the side you want to be on the outside of the box facing you.  Fold the first  two score lines on the 8 1/2" side up. 

Flip paper over.  Fold the second score lines down.

Fold one end up,
 then the other.

Take the outer corner of the just folded side and fold it diagonally.  Be careful to not rip the paper on top.

Repeat on the other corners.

Unfold everything.

Adhere a decorative strip to the long un-scored sides.  I used cream colored cardstock and punched the edge with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  You could add lace or trim of some kind if you like.

Cut the rectangle diagonally from the long, unscored sides toward the edge, just a slight angle.  This will keep parts of the sides from showing after you fold the box.

Take one of the corners next to the decorated side and fold it over to the long side.

Repeat on the other corner of that long side.  Fold the long side down.

Repeat on the other side.

Fold sides down carefully.
You don't have to, but I added a band around the card to keep it together.  You can leave it as is if you like.  I made the 1 1/2" wide X 10", wrapped it around the card leaving it loose so you can slide it off easily.  

I used the Imagine More Cards Cartridge to make the embellishment for the band.  I cut out an extra rose and added it to a card for the interior of the box.  This box card would be good for giving a gift card too.  

Challenges for this card:
Cricut Circle Weekly Challenge - Feeling Gifty
4 Crafty Chicks - Color Combo*
Freshly Brewed -  #68 fancy folds
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires - Punches/diecuts
Anything Goes Challenge -Diecuts/Punches or Both 2nd Week
Paper Take Weekly - Get In Shape (use three different shapes base card can be one)
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E -Use Design Papers

Thank you for joining us today.  If you try this card, be sure to let us know.  I would love to see it.  Send me a picture.  If you all like I will get one of those linky tools and add it here so you can post them.  Just let me know.  We love your comments.  God Bless You!!!!  Peggy


  1. Wow Peggy! I love the folding technique that you used. That alone is very cool, but WOW! The design that you did with it makes it SO beautiful! Love the flowers you chose and that round label is just fantastic on the front. The lace border it perfect too! I have to try one of these!

  2. OH PEGGY!!! I saw this on Splitcoast and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your version girly! Beautiful colors and I love the lacy trim! Oh my and don't you just adore Imagine More Cards!!!? I love it - truly gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial!!!

  3. I've seen this, but yours is just lovely!!!

  4. Beautiful!!!!! Love it, great job as always! Happy weekend!

  5. Wow! Fantastic tutorial and box. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Thanks for playing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs for our "fancy folds" challenge.
    :) Gale

  6. Wonderful card - thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  7. Very nice tutorial and you make it seem so easy! Beautiful :)

  8. Great tutorial, it looks really fancy. Thanks for joining our designer papers challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

  9. Great project and what a good tutorial!
    Glad you joined us at Whimsy's Inspirational Challenge and hope to see you next time too.

  10. Thanks for the great step by step to recreated this fun type of card. Yours is very pretty

  11. Peggy this is awesome! How pretty. Thanks so much for the tutorial too :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.

    Carol x

  12. Hi Peggy, I found you from the Outlawz and love, love this box and especially the step by step tutorial. I am adding you to my Google Reader as I don't want to miss anything you post. I would love it if you would follow me back.

  13. Hi Peggy. thanks for visiting my blog and taking time to leave me a comment today. I've just been having a look around your blog and see so many cute things you've made. I love this box card, and your tutorial is great! I've become a follower so I'll be back!

  14. Congrats on being chosen as "Project of the Day" for the Circle Message Board! Your card project is beautiful!

  15. ohhh Peggy, thanks for this great tutorial! Your folding card looks fanatastic and I will definitely give this one a try in the near future!
    I'm a new follower of your blog :-)
    Sylvia xx

  16. ohhh... and I've just noticed that I'm follower #500 :-)))))))))
    Congrats on so many followers, Peggy.. well deserved :-)
    Sylvia xx

  17. Lovely blog! This tutorial was great, it looked so easy when you did it, love tutorials!
    Thanks for following my blog hun. :)


  18. WOW!!! you make it look so easy!!!!

    hugs :)

  19. Hi Peggy! This is such a lovely card And I just love your wonderful tutorial! Take a bow!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "Fancy Fold" Challenge!
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  20. Peggy, this is GORGEOUS! I will have to try this one out myself! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am now YOUR newest follower! I love your cards and can't wait to see what you come up with next!


  21. I love this. Thanks so much for showing this. I'm going to use this for Christmas gift cards and couldn't find the instructions.

  22. Lovely job, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, Gaynor DT :)

  23. Nicely done, thanks for playing our color challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. TFS!

  24. Wonderful box card. I love that you showed it on your little crafting space as you call it. It is a beautiful creation which is so filled with inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Love it :)

  25. What a fabulous project! Thank you for such a great tutorial as well! ;D

  26. Awesome card/box! Thanks so much for sharing how you made it.


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Peggy T.

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