This week I thought I would bring you a tutorial on how to make a boxed envelope card. The last tutorial I did was Christmas, so I thought its about time to share!!
You will need to begin with a 12x12 paper, which is doubled sided. On the side which will become your inside, you will need to light mark the design in pencil. Once you get the hang of it, you can do this using dots as markers, but for your first few, I would use light pencil to make it nice and clear.
You need to mark four parallel lines: at 2.8 inches, 3.2 inches, 8.8 inches and 9.2 inches. Turn your paper round and do the same again, so you end up with cris-crossed lines as in the diagram below.
Then, on each of the four sides mark 4 inches and 8 inches. Once this is done you can join up the 4 and 8 inch lines to the previous ones, which will leave you with the design below. As you can see, the pieces which will become flaps are now apparent.
This next step is slightly more tricky- you need to cut along the two diagonal edges (your 4 and 8 inch lines) and the the small little box shape. This gives you the base, the box sides, and the flaps of the envelope top. You should be left with a shape like this:
And four spare bits like this .....
To decorate the inside you can design it however you like now the structure of the box is completed. What i did was a square white card base, with Natalie: Happy Birthday written on the top. I glued with double sided tape and hi-tack glue a 'u' shape on the front...
And stuck down plain card to make some little pockets. I love the put pockets in cards so that I can fill them with little notelets!
After embellishing with ribbon and more patterned paper, I adhered the square into the box.
And the added a little insert where I wrote my birthday message ...
I then folded the box up, and used a Tim Holtz die cut on the front and stamped 'sweet birthday wishes' in black ink
And lastly, I added a glittered flower and a few diamante gems.
This is one of those projects that takes a little focus to begin with, but once you have made one, you will find it so much easier to go on and make more!!!
I hope you enjoyed the boxed envelope card tutorial; I love making envelope cards, and this one turned out really well. And the recipient- my Auntie Natalie really liked it too!!
Now, to bring my blog post to a close, I'll leave by reminding you that I had a competition running on my facebook site, that the first person to leave me a comment on the blog would get a greetings card sent to them, so if you are the first person to leave the message, please e-mail me your postal address at:
Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to reading all your comments soon.
Love Shelly X