A Gift within A Card – Secret Box Section

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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Idea-ology Paper Stash Vintage Shabby :  TH92824

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Glassine Stash : TH92916

Shimmerlux Canvas Bronze A4 240gsm :  40320

Umount Design Elements A5 Stamp Plate : UMDESIGN

Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms :  WIZS5-086

Spellbinder Foliage :  WIZS4-328

Classic Frame Spellbinder Die :  WIZS5-012

Double Sided Pale Blue Shimmer Card

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder : CSEPCLEAR

Archival Sepia Ink Pad :  ARCHSEPIA

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT – Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Double Sided Tape : Tape2s


Step by Step Instructions

1 Take an A4 piece of card (The bronze card has been used in the project but the pink just shows up better for the step by step) Score down the A5 gate mark on all 4 edges of the card.

Cut a straight line on all 4 top & bottom score lines located on the top & bottom of the landscape card. Go in & cut a diagonal cut to create the notch for the corner tabs.


3 Turn the card to a portrait position & mark at the A5 half fold position.


4 Fold the side flap in & turn the card so that a score line can be lined up to the bottom corner of the rectangle that is being worked on.


5 Repeat this working from the same centre point to the other bottom corner to create triangle fold. Crease both lines into place & repeat on the other end of the box base.


6 With the triangle pieces folded into the box base & the tabs all facing outwards, place double sided tape to all 4 tabs.


7 Remove the tape backing & close the side of the box over the triangle & secure the taped tabs down. Repeat on both edges.


8 Now the box base will be complete with the spring ends which will open as the gatefold parts of the card are pulled.


9 Cut a sheet of A4 card in half to make 2 A5 pieces of card. Keeping the width of the A5 card score each piece at the A5 Gatefold point & trim along the bottom edge to make the card 19.5cms deep. Do this on both pieces of the A5 card.


10 Place double sided tape on the top side of the smaller edge & stick the panel to the closed box side section.


11 Ensure the top & bottom edge are covered by the card to create a nice finish to the piece.


12 Repeat this process with the other panel making sure the 2 pieces are matched up perfectly in the centre of the gate fold.


13  Place a strip 2” x 12” across the front of the card & score down the edges to make sure the correct width is made for the wrap closure.


14 Now make another score line ¼” to the outer side of the just made score line. These marks will create depth to the wrap. This will allow items to be added to the box.


15  Cut panels of bronze card to fit the front panels. Make sure they are slightly smaller than the gatefold to create a border of the blue card. Cut 2 panels of the small Tim Holtz Square paper to mat onto the bronze card.


16  Either glue or use double sided tape to attach the panels to the gatefold sections of the card.


17  Now add an off cut of the bronze card to mat onto the wrap panel.


18  Repeat this by adding 2 sections to the reverse of the wrap. Here is the view of the back of the project.


19  Cut a classic frame & mat it onto a piece of the shabby vintage paper. Place 2 small holes towards to bottom of the frame & add the earrings through the holes. Attach the necklace over the frame & secure on the reverse.


20 Add the earring set into the box using a small amount of silicone glue or even a glue dot so the set can be easily removed later. This will ensure it stays in place whilst sending the card.


21 Add 3 small pieces of the shabby vintage paper & place the bitty blossoms die over the paper. Place 4 sheets of the glassine paper & add 3 of the scalloped circle dies over & cut out.


22 Trim on each of the scallops toward the centre of the circle making sure the centre is left uncut. Curl the petals up with the edge of the scissors.


23  Once 5 assorted sizes of the petals are made glue them 1 on top of another & place a bitty flower in the centre.


24 Stamp the feather image onto the vintage paper using the sepia ink & emboss with the clear embossing powder.


25 Place the feathers & 3 more of the bitty blossoms onto the wrap & add a stamped sentiment. Add the glassing flowers along with some glassine foliage leaves to the corner of the card.


26 So here is the completed project with the earring set inside & the decorated wrap that keeps the project closed.


27 Here is a close up of the earring set & the glassine flowers.


28 Stamping the feathers onto the vintage stash paper gives a lovely varied effect to the stamped image.


29 The glassine flowers with the bitty blossom flowers made in the matching paper to coordinate the piece together.


30  Here is the closed finished piece showing the gatefold card & how it would first look once the card is opened.

Why not make use the design to add secret messages, gift vouchers or decorate with a stamped image inside the box.



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3 Responses to A Gift within A Card – Secret Box Section

  1. Rachel Brooks says:

    What is A4 cardstock?

  2. Suzanne says:

    It is a measurement of card – one sheet of standard size card in the uk – 210cm x298mm

  3. Paper Junkie says:

    Another brilliant idea Suzanne. It never fails to amaze me the things that can be made with some card, paper and ink! The glassine flowers are a triumph and I love the sepia ink – it’s fab!

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