Friday 22 January 2010

Easy Envelope box for Easel / bulky 6 x 6 cards

by Maddy Hill

I love making these Easel cards , but its so difficult to find an envelope to fit them , so i thought i would share how i make my boxes for them and maybe give you some ideas to decorate them or match them up with your cards.

I love the faux leather tabs ... these where made form thick cardstock , embossed with a cuttlebug folder and then i used a nestibility for the tab shape. To get them looking slightly worn i brushed over it lightly with a cream ink .

The flowers were inked on the petal edges and some were coloured using copics.
Image was also coloured with copics.

Box Tutorial to fit bulky 6 x 6 cards .
This is a very easy tutorial ,  and once you get the hang of them you will be churning them out!
Now ive done this in cm - as doing it in inches i find going into 16ths and 8ths just confusing !
So ive made it as simple as possible. 
I used linen cardstock from the Paper mill for mine.

Step 1
Cut your cardstock 20 cm x 20 cm - you will need two of these.

Step 2
                                                   Using only one of your 20cm x 20cm   cardstock

Score your card at 2cm and 18 cm - make sure your right on the measurement line..   Turn your cardstock round and do the same on the otherside , so you now have the same as in the picture.
Step 3

Cut up one side of each corner , then fold all your score lines on your side panels.       Attach doublesided tape to each end square and fold inside the folded end panels. It should now look box  shaped.
The box lid 
step 4

Using the 2nd piece of 20cm x 20cm cardstock , score at 1mm under 2cm and 1mm over 18cm .. turn the cardstock and do the same to the other side. This creates an extra 4mm around the score line  to fit over the bottom box.

Cut up  each corner , as before .
Step 5.
Before folding and attaching sides , use a circle punch to punch out half a circle on two opposite sides - this helps to lift the lid off the box
Decorate the front of the box before folding and glueing the sides.

would love to see any creations you make , so please drop me a line and send me the link !
have fun !
love maddy x


Ruby said...

This is FAB! Such perfect timing for me too, I've just been making thank you cards and couldn't work out what to post them in. Thank you for sharing! Your box looks gorgeous! :o)

Julie Allain said...

Oh Maddy WOW!

Your creations are gorgeous as always and thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Great tutorial Maddy. I could have done with this yesterday! I love making 6x6 cards & having a little box to put them in will make it a lot better for sending. Thanks for sharing. Gez.xx

xeirodimiourgies said...

This is sooo nice! Thanks!

Olga Clemencia said...

Es muy lindo felicitaciones

Bastelfrosch's Kreativseite said...

WOW, this is sooooo wonderful. I love your coloration!!
Greatings from germany.
I´m the 1000. visitor of your blog!

Gaynor Greaves said...

thank you so much for this, really helpful, Gaynor

XxJULESxX said...

Thank you it's so easy to follow!!

Waseem said...

you make it easy to follow...I could do that.Gift Card envelopes.

Plastic cards said...

Captivating, easy to made and chance to show your creative skills...