Saturday, August 31, 2013

Box Card out of 8-1/2" by 11" Cardstock

For my cousin's daughter's wedding, my mom asked for a wedding card to hold a Lai-see (red envelope).  Red and gold are symbols of good luck and fortune.
So, this is what I came up with!  A box card to hold the envelope with a belly band to hold it all together. 
 This is the inside with a gold embossed wedding cake.
 Perfect fit for the envelope to sit in!
I started with a 8-1/2" by 11" piece of cardstock and scored it while it was in Landscape at 1-1/4", 3-3/8", 7-5/8" and 9-3/4".  Note, I just marked the 5-1/2 on the top and bottom to help with the diagonal scores.  Then, I turned it to Portrait and scored it at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"
Then, I used scored the diagonals from score line to score line.
 Fold and crease well with a bone folder all of the lines, including the diagonals just as the picture depicts.

 Fold out the edges, then in the next folds to make it look like this:
 Flip it over and fold in diagonals on both the top and bottom.
 Flip it over again, and this is what you should see.
 Fold in the diagonals on one side, both on the top and bottom
 Flip to the other side and repeat the folding.
 This is what you should end up with. Make sure you use a bone folder and reinforce all the folds.
 And Tah dah!! It should open like this!
 Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measures 4" by 4" to decorate and adhere to the inside.

The belly band is 8-1/2" by 1-1/4" and scored at 2-1/8" fom each end.
 Lay it down and put the box card on top and fold it around.
 Cut out matching Label Framelits and attache it to the belly band.
What do you think?
I'm already thinking I can make Christmas ones that look like Santa with a black belt with a silver buckle for Holiday gift cards...that's next!!!

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