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