It has taken me a while to finally get this Card-in-a-box tutorial finished, but I finally got it done! There have been some wonderful tutorials available by great demonstrators, but several of them have been for box cards that do not quite fit into our Stampin' Up! envelopes. And believe me, when I have gone to all the effort of creating the perfect card, I want to deliver it in the best possible and highest quality envelope - and that is definitely our SU! envelopes.
Don't get me wrong, you can also use the Envelope Punch Board to create a custom-sized envelope - but I prefer to use the high quality, readily available ones that SU! provides. So here is how I constructed this Card-in-a-box. you can watch the video, or look over the written/illustrated steps below. Or better yet....do both!
|1. Score along the 9" edge of your paper, at 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8 and 8 1/2 inches|
|2. Turn the paper and score again at 2 3/4"|
|3. Now cut the paper so it is 5 1/2 inches wide - save the piece you cut off|
|4. Cut one small tab from the side and add sticky strip to the remaining tab. Cut 3 other score lines just to the midway point and fold as shown|
|5. The assembled bare box|
|7. This is the strip that was leftover from cutting the box at 5 1/2" earlier|
|8. Cut this at 3 1/8" with the small "tab" on one end|
|9. End up with 3 1/8" piece|
|10. Cut this piece in half. Fold ends in "Z" pattern|
|11. Add Sticky Strip. Make sure both Z's are facing same direction (see arrows)|
|12. Insert Z's into box to form Bridge (Make sure tabs are facing in same direction, see arrows)|
|14. Pop-up elements (Balloons or candles or butterflies or Flowers, etc) can be adhered to inside front or back of box, and to either front or back of each bridge piece.|