by Vicki Hook
(this box is my original design, the card is not)
Edited to add:
Just a note - the card I've shown here WILL fit in an A2 envelope (it's 4" x 5 1/2" when folded). I only created the box to allow for bulky or frilly embellishments on the front.
Also, the two 1 1/2" score lines on the card aren't functional folding lines. They simply give you a line to cut on.
Hope this clears up any confusion!
Have a great day!
1. Cut cardstock to 7 3/8” x 10 5/8”.
2. Score at 3/4” on all four sides. (With a Scor-pal, one way to do this is to place the left edge of the cardstock on the 3 1/2” line and score at 4 1/4”.)
3. With the long side of the cardstock across the top of the Scor-Pal, score at 4 7/8”. (Place the left edge of the cardstock on the 1 1/2” line and score at 6 3/8” which is marked by a dot on the Scor-Pal.)
4. Flip the cardstock around so the other short side is clear to the left and the other long side across the top. Score at 5”. The distance between the step 4 and 5 score lines should be 3/4".
5. Use a 1” circle punch to cut a 1/2 circle notch out of the edge so you’ll know this is the lid of the box (lid should be 1/8” larger than the box bottom). See diagram below for score lines and placement of the notch. Click on the diagram if you need a larger view.
6. Before assembling the box, I used my Scor-bug to make 3 rows of “piercing” on the lid of the box. It may also be easier to add any other embellishments at this time, depending on your plan. See next two pictures for Scor-bug use:
Place cardstock anywhere on the Scor-pal (I did mine face down so on top will look more like bumps than piercing, or mountains as opposed to valleys). Place the Scor-bug at the bottom score line, applying slight pressure to make sure you're in a groove of the Scor-Pal, and run the bug up to the top score line. Now you have a row of little bumps on the bottom of the cardstock that will help keep the cardstock in place. You can tell by sliding the cardstock slightly back and forth whether or not the bumps are lined up with a groove or not. Then I did another line 1/2" over, and another one 1/2" over from that. Do as many lines as you want.
Mine look like this on the bottom of the cardstock.
7. Cut on the vertical score lines in to the 3/4” line that goes across the top and bottom. (See the blue lines in the diagram up at step 5.) This creates tabs that you will adhere to the inside of the box when you fold it up. For the center tabs, I adhered them to the inside of the lid, as opposed to the box bottom.
8. Embellish the box as desired.
1. Cut cardstock to 5 1/2” x 12”.
2. With a short end across the top of the Scor-pal, score at 1 1/2” from each long side. (Two score lines total.)
3. Now with a long side across the top, score at 2”, 4”, 8”, and 10”.
4. Using a craft knife or paper trimmer, cut on the 1 1/2” score lines from the 2” line to the 10”. (See the blue lines in the diagram below. Again, click on the diagram for a larger view.)
5. Look at the picture below to see the mountain/valley folds of your Tri Shutter Card:
6. Here are the measurements I used for cutting decorative paper for the sections on the card and how many of each:
(2) 1 1/4” x 3 3/4”
(4) 1 1/4” x 1 3/4”
(2) 1 3/4” x 5 1/4”
(1) 2 1/4” x 3 3/4”
(2) 2 1/4” x 1 3/4”
7. Embellish the rest as desired!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. As always, feel free to leave a comment with any questions you may have. If something doesn't make sense, I need to fix it, LOL!
If you make one of these using my tutorial, be sure to leave a comment your direct link - I'd LOVE to see it! (Please leave the DIRECT link to your project post. Thank you!) I can't get my Mr. Linky code to work today, so just leave your link in a comment.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!