I get asked to make lots of cards for special occasions and this week it was definitely all things baby.
My first thoughts were to head towards the “Fastened with Love” photopolymer stamp set by Stampin’ Up!®.
This truly is a great set that you can use for cards, tags or memory keeping pages. My friend asked for a 3D card, so as I love making box cards it was pretty easy to use this stamp set for both a boy and girl card.
I love the soft colours of Balmy Blue and Powder Pink.
Box cards look hard but simply are not. They carry a big “WOW” factor and I will be posting another one later in the week for you to see.
To make the box card I simply used a piece of A4 card and scored on the long side at 7, 14, 21 and 28cm. Then on the shorter side score at 8cm and then cut at 15cm. Keep the piece you cut off and use it for make the two internal flaps for the box.
You can then fold on the score lines and cut down 3 of them to create the front and side flaps of the main box card piece but remember NOT to fold the last section nearest the small tab end. This will eventually form the back of your box card, so that needs to stay strong and flat. The thin skinny section at the end (next to the back section), can be trimmed down to make a tab that you can stick inside the box to hold the card in shape.
You can corner round all the flaps and the back piece to give everything a finished more professional look.
Cut a piece of white card for the back, which needs to measure 14.5cm by 6.5cm. This can be stamped with a sentiment before adhering to the back of the card. You can add a handwritten message later.
The inner tabs are made from the piece you cut off. Simply cut one section down to 10.5cm and then cut again so it forms two strips each approx. 3cm in width. These can be stuck inside the box using multipurpose liquid glue.
You can then cut and stick your choice of DSP onto the main part of the box and flaps to decorate and stamp the images you want to use. You will need 3 squares of DSP measuring 6.5 x 6.5cm and 3 rectangles measuring 7.5 x 6.5cm. If your DSP is directional please make sure you cut your paper carefully.
Once finished your card should simply fold up and pop into an envelope. You can certainly post these type of cards but because of their bulky nature they will cost more to send and for this reason you may choose to give these personally and not mail them.
The main supplies are listed below and if you would like a step-by-step worksheet to make the box card, please contact me so I can send it out to you by return email.
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