Friday, May 25, 2012

Box Top Fold Card (April Class Project)

Inside View

I am totally at a loss as to where I found the design for this card. It's a small card (only 3-1/4" x 3-1/4"), but the front is folded over like a box top, so it's perfect as a holder for cash or a small gift. You can also make a matching envelope!  Unfortunately, some of the materials are no longer available, but you can easily substitute different stamp sets and Designer Series Paper to make this card.


Stamp Set:
* Rue Des Fleurs* (125485-w $29.95; 125487-c $23.95; Set of 8) ** (Sorry -- this stamp is no longer available -- it was featured in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog) **

* Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad (115657, $5.95; Refill ink, 115663, $2.95)

* Soft Suede card stock (115318, 8-1/2” x 11”, 24 sheets, $6.95) (3-1/4” x 3-1/4”)
* Very Vanilla card stock (101650, 8-1/2” x 11”, 40 sheets, $8.50) (6” x 3” ; scrap for Label die)
* Attic Boutique DSP (125407, 12 sheets) (6” x 3”; 5-1/2” x 5-1/2” for envelope) ** (Sorry -- this paper is no longer available -- it was featured in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog) **

* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439, $99.95)
* Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die (114508, set of 4, $21.95)
* Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334, $29.95) **
* Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate (122586, $11.95) ***
* Any Square Punch
* Stampin’ Sponge (101610; 3 sponges; $3.50) (I cut mine into 4ths for sponging)
* Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (122967; 20 15 yds., $6.95)
* Mini Glue Dots (103683, 300 dots, $4.95)
* SNAIL Adhesive (104332, 472”, $6.95; refill 104331, $4.50)
* Sticky Strip (104294, 10 yds., $6.95)


This card is actually much easier to make than it looks . . . the basic card is created by cutting two 3" x 6" pieces of card stock or DSP and scoring each of them at 1-1/2" from each short end, creating a 3" square in the center of each piece. Glue just the center of one piece of paper over the center of the other piece so it forms a plus sign (+). Fold the flaps up and and fold like you would fold the top of a box (one flap over the other all the way around, and then tucking the loose end under the first flap). For this card, we added a 3-1/4" base and inserted a length of ribbon between the back of the 3" square and the 3-1/4" cardstock before gluing together; this was then tied in a bow to hold the card closed (it also will stay together just fine without the ribbon).

The matching envelope was made from a 5-1/2" square of DSP. Using the Diagonal Simply Scored Plate, the DSP was scored at 2-1/2" on all sides.

For information on making envelopes with the Diagonal Simply Scored Plate, see the section labeled "Make Your Own Envelopes" on Jackie Topa's website. Just above the first photo under that heading, you will see a link to "Download Diagonal Score Plate Envelopes." Jackie has put together measurements for making envelopes to fit 28 different size cards! If you go a little further down the page, you'll see that Jackie also has provided a video showing how to make the envelopes. Great info here!

I hope you enjoy this sweet little card.  Note:  This card is not large enough to meet minimum postal requirements; it's intended as a gift enclosure or small card to hand to a favorite someone.

Cath  ;D

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