Thursday, September 15, 2011

Boxes For Thick Cards

I've posted some cards recently that if I tried putting them in a regular envelope, they would be crushed.  I mentioned in one of my posts I was going to have to figure out a way to make a box for them.  Well, our friend, Bobby of the Cricut Couple, left instructions in a comment he made.  He's so helpful.  So I took his instructions and made these boxes for two of my cards.

The card for the first one is 6" square, so I cut the bottom at 7 1/16" X 7 1/16". 

Score each side at 1/2 inch.  Fold along scored lines.

You will have a little square in each corner.  I cut one side of the square.
 Fold this corner in and glue to the end of the folded edge.

I put little clips on them to hold them until they dry.  There you have your finished box bottom.  For the top, do the same except cut it 1/16" larger so it will fit over the bottom.  VERY EASY.   Thank you Bobby.

I used white cardstock for the bottom and the same patterned cardstock I used on my card for the top.  

This is one of the cards and the link to it.

This is the other and the link to it.    You can see where I tied the decorations on the cards and the boxes together.

The Star Fold card is 7" so I added an inch to the measurements and made the box to fit it.  I am so pleased to have these instructions.  I hope you will find them useful.  I'm sure I will use them over and over.

Thank you for visiting with us today and hope you will come back again and again.  God Bless You!!!  Peggy


  1. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing the box tutorial! So pretty! I love the Star Fold card style--hope to try that soon!

  2. I saw this on the Circle Blog. All of them are so beautiful! Love it!

  3. More beautiful and creative cards! Thanks for the directions to make the box!

  4. Love the cards. I read Bobby's tutorial the other day. He sure makes it easy for us. He's a "gem" isn't he?

  5. Your cards are beautiful Peggy. I love how elegant they look.

  6. It's all so beautiful! Carole Beath had given me those same box directions a while back and I must say, it works out great every time. TFS!

  7. These are just so beautiful, and you did such a beautiful job!!!

    Isn't Bobby just wonderful, I love the Cricut Couple!!!

  8. Thank you so much for making the instruction so easy. Sometimes the instructions need a College degree to understand. I will try this and take it to the post office to check the price-probably need hand stamped??


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