These handmade boxes were created using a project in CardMaker magazine.
The boxes are inspired by Noelle McAdams
"CardMaker Magazine", Autumn 2014, pages 44-45
The original measurements in Noelle McAdams project were too small for A2 cards with embellishments and envelopes. I adjusted the measurements and added a step. I enlarged the measurements to create a second box that will hold a Card-in-a-Box and a Cascading Card...with lots of embellishments!
This is a box with 4 A2 cards with embellishments and envelopes.
Directions for creating the Notecard Box...
Step one--Cut a 12 inch x 7 1/2 inch piece of card stock (the heavier the better). For thin paper, I add a piece of card stock on the inside to make the box more substantial.
The paper is laying on a score board.
Step two--Score the paper at 2 1/2 inches, 3 5/8 inches, 8 3/8 inches, 9 1/2 inches. Must be accurate! I have used a black marker to show the score marks for demonstration purposes only. Tip--Make all score marks on the 'wrong' side of paper. This will help to create the box with the desired side on the outside.
Step three--Turn the paper vertically. Score at 1 inch on the left side (this is the bottom of the box). Score the paper on the right side at 1/2 inch. This is the top of the box. I added this step to create a finished opening at the top.
Step four--Add a strip of 1/2 inch adhesive to the top of the box.
Step five--Cut along the score lines from bottom edge stopping at the 1-inch score.
Step six--add adhesive to the edge of the bottom flap of box
Step seven--turn the paper to the 'outside' and add adhesive to the two bottom flaps and along one edge of the back of the box (as shown)
Step eight--fold all score lines. Be sure to fold the top score line, too. I forgot to do it for the picture.
Step nine--remove the adhesive backing and fold the top down to form a 'finished' top. Tip..I find it is easier to do this step at Step four.
Step ten--Create both sides of the box by adhering the pieces together as shown.
Step eleven--Bring the back pieces together. Overlap the edges and press to adhere the double-sided tape.
Step twelve--Remove the backing and adhere the bottom flap to box.
The box is finished and ready to be embellished as desire! Tip--If you wish to use thin paper, it is possible to make the box stronger by adhering reinforcement paper on the inside of the box. Measurements-(cut two) 4 5/8 inches x 5 7/8 inches.
The box is large enough for 4 heavily embellished cards and envelopes.
A set of A2 cards with envelopes and a Notecard Box to match!
TO CREATE A BOX TO HOLD A 'CASCADING CARD'...
Measurements for creating a Box that will hold a Cascading Card. There is enough space to add lots of embellishments.
Step one--cut a strip of card stock at 18 inches x 10 inches.
Step two--score at 4 inches, 5 1/2 inches, 12 1/2 inches, 14 inches.
Step three--score 1 1/2 inches at left (bottom) and 1/2 inch at right (top)
Inside reinforcement for thin paper....(cut two) 6 7/8 inches x 7 5/8 inches
TO CREATE A BOX TO HOLD A 'POP-UP CARD'...
Step one--cut a strip of card stock at 16 inches x 9 inches
Step two--score at 3 5/8 inches, 4 7/8 inches, 11 inches, and 12 1/4 inches
Step three-score at 1 1/4 inches at left (bottom) and 1/2 inch at right (top)