Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Watch Us Wednesday with Debbie Carriere: Card Set Box Tutorial

Hello!!  Debbie Carriere here today to share with you a simple box you can make to hold a set of cards.  I don't know about you, but there is one thing I always have on hand - plenty of cards!  I am going to show you a very simple way to package a set up quickly for gift giving.  The required supplies are minimal -  cardstock, your scoring method of choice, & strong adhesive.  If you have a few extra minutes, you  might like to have a die cutting machine/oval dies and paper/embellishments to dress up your box a bit. 

I used Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock for this box.  You will need two pieces - one at 6" x 11" and a second piece at 4-7/8" x 6-3/8".

1.  Score the 6" x 11" piece as follows - at 5-1/8" and 5-7/8" on the long side and at 3/4" and 5-1/4" on the short side.  Trim along the long side score marks to the short side score marks.  Fold at all score marks.  This is what you will end up with.  This will become the box.

2.  Score the 4-7/8" x 6-3/8" piece as follows - at 7/8" and 5-1/2" on the long side, at 2" and 2-7/8" on the short side.  Trim along the short side score marks to the long side score marks. Fold at all score marks. This is what you will end up with. This will become the lid.

3.  Optional - Create an oval cut out at the top of the box front by positioning a steel die as desired, secure in place with removable tape, and pass through your die cutting machine.

4.  Place adhesive on long flaps and secure box and lid together. I used red line tape.  This is the finished box & lid.

At this point, you could simply tie a ribbon around or as I have done add a bit of paper to pretty it up.

The ribbon is Black Twill Tying Tape and the sweet little tag is from the Designers Special Natural Tag Assortment tied on with a bit of Earthy Hemp Cord.  Here is how a card set looks inside the box.

This box is 3/4" deep and holds four minimally embellished cards and envelopes.  These instructions can easily be adjusted to make a deeper box by cutting a wider piece of cardstock and adjusting your score marks.  I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will visit my blog for more details.  Have a wonderful day!!


  1. I absolutely love it!

    And I am thankful for the link to KO- I love the kraft paper look on all of these blogs, but can never find it in stores. (I am a newbie!)

  2. great tutorial Debbie! You dressed this box up beautifully, with one of my fav paper lines!


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