Birthday Card in a Box!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a special Birthday Card in a Box that I made for my younger son’s birthday! He only had two requests for his birthday: 1) I make him a super cool card and 2) send him some baked goodies (he is currently stationed in Hawaii). I thought making him a Card in a Box would be perfect! I’ve made these in the past, however, I always struggled with the inside of the box and adhering the pieces straight and I thought someone out there in the crafting universe had to have come up with a template for the inside that is one piece and not 3. So off to Pinterest I went searching and luckily did not have to go far, thanks to Deb Valder ( who created a super easy template that I CASE’d and are sharing with you today!

The box base for this card is Basic Black cardstock, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and you will score at 2 ¾” on the 5 ½” side of the cardstock. Turn the cardstock to the 8 ½” side and at 2”, 4”, 6”, and 8” you will use your Stampin’ Trimmer to score to the middle score line and then cut the rest of the way down. This will give you a ½” piece which you will create the flap for the card, trimming part of the cardstock off:


The insert for the box is a piece of Basic Black cardstock, cut at 2 ¾” x 8” and scored at ½”, 2 ½”, 3”, 5”, 5 ½”, and 7 ½” (I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool). You will then fold the cardstock into a “Z”:


For your layering pieces, you are going to need one piece for the back of the box (sentiment) cut at 1 7/8” x 5 3/8” and if you are going to have a two piece layer, then the second piece is 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”. For the small panels, you will need 10 pieces of each: cardstock 1 7/8” x 2 5/8” and DSP 1 ¾” x 2 ½” for all 10 panels:


For the balloons, I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut out Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Basic Black cardstock, Gold Foil Sheet, and Gold Glimmer Paper, punching each color twice. I used Black and Whisper White Baker’s Twine for the balloon string, tying it around the front of the balloon and then securing it to the back with a glue dot, a ¾” piece of Window Sheet is adhered with a glue dot and then the second balloon piece is also adhered with glue dots. This will give you 4 large and 4 small balloons for the box:

The numbers are cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper using the Large Numbers Framelits (retired) and the spirals I created from Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the 1 ¾” punch, cutting around (like a spiral) with scissors:


I used Tear & Tape Adhesive for the inside card flap (you want to use a strong adhesive for this) and then folded over to make the box:


I then adhered all of the panels to the box:

For the insert you will need to use strong adhesive on the “mountain” part of the cardstock on each side (I ran out of Tear & Tape and used Sticky Strip-yes, I still have some left! Lol). Put the insert into the middle, with the ½” ends towards a front and back corner, and then “fold” the box over so the two middle pieces will adhere and will fold over when you put it in an envelope:



For the decorating part, I used glue dots secure the balloons, stars (retired punch), and spirals. I punched out some more stars, adhered those to the inside flaps, and the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set (retired) is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder on Whisper White cardstock:


I do apologize for using some retired items that you may not have, however, since I used the Broadway Bound Specialty Paper for this, you could substitute other items from the Broadway Bound Suite!

I hope you enjoyed this card in a box tutorial as much as I know my son will enjoy receiving it!!

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Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle

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Triple W Fold Card

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cool Triple W Fold card! This is a special card that I made for my granddaughter that is officially one years old today! Her birthday party was this last Saturday and I was able to drive to Mississippi for a few days to celebrate her birthday!! I really wanted to go all out when I made this card, and when I found out that the theme was unicorns, the Myths & Magic Suite was a no brainer! The basics for this card is very easy, so let’s get started!

The card base is actually one sheet of card stock, 8 ½” x 11”, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”, in Bermuda Bay:


To connect the two pieces together, I used a 1” piece of Silver Foil, scored at ½” and adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive. When these are connected, it is a typical 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base:



On a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, I used Memento Ink to stamp the unicorn stamp from the Magical Day stamp set. Then I used Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers to color in:


I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out Happy Birthday from the unicorn paper and I cut out Happy Birthday again with the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper in turquoise. I adhered the glimmer paper to the back with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and positioned it so the glimmer paper was sticking out slightly from behind:


I used the cloud framelits from the Magical Mates Framelits and Up & Away Thinlits on the turquoise and iridescent Myths & Magic Glimmer paper and the Silver Glimmer paper:


From the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP, cut a piece of the unicorn paper to 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere on the front of the card:


For the inside, use the cloud DSP and cut four pieces, two at 4” x 5 ¼” and two at 4” x 5”. The two bigger pieces of DSP are adhered to the front and back inside and the two smaller are adhered to the middle pieces with the Silver Foil connector:


Next, cut two pieces of the Springtime Foils Specialty DSP at 1 ½” x 11”. I used a Sponge Brayer and colored with Bermuda Bay ink, wiping off the excess ink with a paper towel. These pieces are scored at 2 ¾’, 5 ½”, and 8 ¼”, fold and burnish making at W:


I adhered the letters with Mini Glue Dots towards the bottom of the letters and spacing them so Happy is on one and Birthday is on the other:


To put the inside together, I cut out some of the unicorns from the DSP and adhered those with Mini Dimensionals and then adhered the clouds throughout the inside. The strips of DSP are adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The front sentiment is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelits, the sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink, the background stars from the Magical Day stamp set in Pool Party ink, and the Large Number of Years Framelits from the stamped and colored paper and the turquoise glimmer paper. The number and circle are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:


Since this card is thick and doesn’t lay completely flat, I used the Envelope Punch Board to create my own envelope using the Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP in Pool Party, the Layering Labels Framelits, some left over unicorns that were cut out, glimmer paper, and the Balloon Banquet Punch:


I am so please at how this turned out! It’s amazing how you will see an idea for a template, such as the Triple W Fold, and just get creative! I hope you enjoy this card and this inspires you to make your own!

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