Template for Card in a Box

If you're interested in making one of those adorable Cards in a Box, I'm including the template and added instructions so that you can easily make it to fit into one of our standard envelopes (to fit 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card).

Begin with a piece of cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".  Score at 1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", and 6 1/2".  Then score along the other edge, beginning at the end without the 1/2" score line, score at 3" but end the score line after three of the scored sections as shown.



 I've written the measurements on the template.  Please note that the red dotted lines mean cutting lines.  The remainder of the lines are scoring lines.  You will note the absence of a line on the last section, right by the tab.  This section remains unfolded while the rest fold over as shown below.




This is how the paper looks folded.   You will also require one additional strip of cardstock measuring 1" x 5".  Cut this in half.   The two pieces will be 1" wide and 2 1/2" long.  Each one is scored at 1/4" and 2 1/4" and then the ends are folded in a "Z".

Put double sided tape along the tab for the box and also along each of the 1/4" tabs on the small pieces.


This is how the box will look assembled.  There is no bottom to the box.  The inside dividers (small "Z" folds) are approximately equally spaced.

And after that it's all a matter of decoration.  Be careful not to have too much of an overhang at the top or sides or it will make it difficult to fit the collapsed card into the envelope.


If you run into any difficulties, just drop me a line and I'll try to help you through it.  Have fun.

NOTE:  You can also make this box out of a piece of 5" x 8 1/2" cardstock.  This will allow you to place some of your embellishments a bit higher out of the card and still allow the folded card to fit into the envelope.  In this case, follow all the directions above, but score at 2 3/4" instead of the 3".  This will give you a base that is proportionate to the top.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks Heidi for posting this where it can be easily found. Not to mention for the details so it will fit in a standard envelope. Perfect! Stamp camp here I come with my own version. Hugs - Jean

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  2. Thanks for sharing the instructions! My class will love this.

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  3. Heidi - Thanks for this. The other instructions I found are too big. I need something that is standard size so I can make it for From Our Hearts.

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  4. You're welcome, Candi. That's what I had been struggling with, the larger sizes I found elsewhere. I prefer things to fit in our SU envelopes.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing these dimensions. Glad to have found one that fits into our standard envelope.

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  6. Thank you for the great template! You are awesome!

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  7. I love your tutorial--it is so easy to follow. I so want to make one of these card in a box. But, I can not find where to get your template.? Again thank you for sharing your time and talent ctn29275@centurytel.net. Thanks again, Sandy

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  8. Awesome! Love when people share; email me? wjkuchta@shaw.ca

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  9. Awesome; love when people share anything and everything stamping! wjkuchta@shaw.ca

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  10. So nice of you to share, thank you, from Western Australia

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  11. the things that go in the box, are they glued?

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    1. I used double sided tape and window strips, but you can easily use strips of paper and glue. I wouldn't use snail, however, because it won't hold.

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  12. Thank you so much for the pics and the measurements/instructions. I appreciate your help. I'm anxious to get started!

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    1. I know you'll enjoy making yours. People are always amazed when they open the envelope and get one of these cards.

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  13. Such a fun card - Thanks for sharing the instructions!

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    1. You're very welcome, Tara. It's such a fun card to make and give away.

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  14. Hi Heidi, thank you for your easy to follow instructions. I hope to give it a try. Big Texas Hugs, Antoinette

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    1. Thanks, Antoinette. I hope you have lots of fun with it.

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  15. Heidy, thanks a lot for sharing this card box tutorial, and make it so easy!!! Blessings!. Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana. It's so versatile and is fun for all ages, masculine and feminine, depending on how you deck it out. :)

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  16. Thx Heidi !! I am going to use this concept as a pop up project for my daughter.. Hope all will appreciate it..Thx

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    1. I'm sure your daughter will appreciate it. Enjoy!

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