Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM...

Hello all, 
Here I am sharing my first Box Card. Yeap! You heard it right. These Box Cards have been around for a while and despite I always wanted to make one I never did until now.

I will try to explain as best as I can but you can always search for them online. I bet you can find a better tutorial but for what is worth, here is how I made mine.

The above collage shows the template used, some of the embellishments, how to fold the insert and how it looks inside the box.

You are going to need 2 pieces of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock or one 12 x 12". 
Cut at 10-1/2 x 5-1/2" for the box itself and another piece at 7-3/4 x 2-7/8"- this will be the insert.


(click pic to zoom in)

I am linking two templates: one for a die cutter and one for the template and tut and, as I said before, you can always search for other templates or videos online.
The rest is to make it pretty, right? That is where the fun begins.

This is how mine looks like.
I used the Classic Crest Recycled cardstock for the base as is a 100lbs cardstock and it gives a nice sturdy base for this Box Card. The cardstock I used for the panels and die cuts is the super nice Basis. I love this cardstock too. It has a nice subtle texture and it cuts great with my die cutter machine, the Cricut Explore. I set the dial to cardstock+ because this is a very nice 80lb cardstock. 

A few of the embellishments (die cuts) were made with thin dies or with my die cutter except the boat which is from a clear stamp.

Trusty Tombow was used to adhere all the die cuts and panels, a bit of double sided tape for the 1/2" strip (see template) and a micro glue dot (1/8") for the clamshell plastic strip I used to prop the sun and clouds. Nothing like a glue dot for this part.

This is how the back looks.

I thought they were harder to make but I was wrong. Even the template with all the measurements is easy to follow. It is a fun card indeed.

I think this Box would make a great Father's Day gift.

Thanks for stopping by and please, if you have any questions about the box making tut, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will do my best but I really doubt it because did I mention how easy it is to make? :)





Cut Cardstock Products Used:




Basis Assortment pack  Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue

Micro Glue Dots                                          Neenah classic Crest Recycled 100 Bright White

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