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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Card in a Box!

I hope this post isn't too long!  My sister's and I are doing a Craft Fair in two weeks!  
We have all been working on many different projects - so I thought I would share my newest project! 
I found this technique on Pinterest (of course)  -and fell in love with it!  Monica Gale does a fabulous video with great instructions!  She does do the measurements in Centimeters.  I will give you the measurements in inches below.  At least it is the measurements I used.  Check out her video first to get an idea of how to make this adorable card/box!


Side View    
I used a piece of 12 x 12 card stock and cut it at 5 7/8.  You will score on the 12 inch side at
2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 inches.   Then turn your card stock so the short side is at the top of your score board and score at 2 3/4.   You can follow Monica's instructions from here.  I didn't add the measurements for the decorative paper since I think everyone may have a different idea of how much of a rim they like to have showing around your decorative paper.
For the inserts measurements - I used 3.75 inches x 1 inch and then scored each end at 1/2 inch.

I used the owl punch to make the little penguins.  Their little flippers are the ears of the owls. I love that Stampin Up punch!

Back before sentiment is added

 Here is another peaceful scene that I made using a bunch of different tree dies and a Memory Box die of deer.  I don't think you can see all the glitter I used on the trees.  This box is one of my favorite. 

 I love how these boxes fold and can be mailed quite easily!  I will be making some envelopes with my Envelop Punch Board.

Close up
 I think if we have any cat lover's at the fair- they will like this card.  You can't see it but there is
also a cat sitting on the window sill.  I used the Madison Window from Memory Box.  I did cut it down a little so it didn't stick up quite as high.  The tree is from a Martha Stewart punch. 

Close up

 Here is a shot of all three!  I am going to make a few more and then start on something else. We only have 2 weeks!  Yikes!  Next year we will plan to start earlier!!


  1. I had seen the video several weeks ago, but didn't want to bother trying to figure the conversion from cm to inches. But low and behold you did the work and it was so nice of you to share the measurements. You did an amazing job on these. As a matter of fact, I like yours much better than the ones in the video! Great job and thanks again for sharing! Best, Curt

  2. The pictures don't do your Card in a Box justice. They are so awesome. They should sell like hot cakes... at the fair. Love 'em and I love making them.

  3. Hello Chris: these are just gorgeous! what a fun idea love the link to Monic'as blog for the video too ! TFS!
    I have not being here for a while, but I see that you have done such marvelous easel cards...I have a video on a triple one maybe you will be interested...we met through SCS with the Bendi fold, do you remember?
    ok keep in touch and Hopefully I will see you at my blog
    bye bibiana

  4. Thanks for converting the measurements for us! Can't wait to try them! Yours are so darn cute!! They are sure to be a hit at the fair. Love them!!!

  5. Another thanks for converting to inches...much appreciated! These cards are really interesting and beautiful. What price were you able to get for them? Hope you had a successful show! Happy New Year 2014 and keep creating!

  6. Your cards are beautiful ..... Thanks for the measurements this is so helpful.

  7. Did you give the tutorial or a how to on the penguins . I would love to make this for our church craft fair

  8. Do you have a tutorial for the "Away in the Manger" box?

  9. what font was used on the let it snow? love the swrils!

  10. They are exquisite! Could you tell us what papers and card you used, please?