I’ve been seeing these fantastic little cards in a box all over Pinterest. A hostess requested one for a party on Thursday night so that prompted me to put one together. I found a quick tutorial out on Heidi Baks’ blog and you can see it here. The box that Heidi created fits inside a standard A2 size envelope, which is awesome! The base box goes together really quickly and you can decorate them as much or little as you’d like and I’ve seen them done with everything from cupcakes to flowers and butterflies. But I will warn you, they are very addicting…once you start making them, you won’t be able to stop! :)
I started with a 4-1/4″ x 12″ panel of card stock and I used my Simply Scored Scoring Tool to score it at 2-3/4″, 5-1/2″, 8-1/4″ and 11″. Then I turned the panel 90 degrees and scored it again at 1-3/4″ and used my Paper Snips to cut from the top down to the 1-3/4″ score line.
I adhered panels of Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-bration item) to the lower part of the box and to the flaps with SNAIL, then followed the tutorial that is linked to Heidi’s blog (you can see links to it here) to put the box together. The two strips inside the box that hold up the cupcakes and balloons are 1″ x 4-3/4″ and are scored at 1″ from both ends.
I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to punch out the pieces for the three little cupcakes and the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and the foot of the Owl Builder Punch to create the balloons. I added a little Whisper White Baker’s Twine and adhered the balloons to thin strips of Window Sheets. I added a few star punches using the punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack to the sides of the box.
Then I stamped the sentiment from the Label Love stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in StazOn Jet Black Ink on Whisper White card stock, punched it out with the matching Artisan Label Punch, layered it over an Artisan Label Punch from Coastal Cabana card stock that I’d cut in half and slid apart about 1/8″, then adhered it to the front flap of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This is what the little card in a box looks like when it’s all folded and ready to go in the envelope, they’re really fun to make! The little group did get a little sticky from adhering all of those tiny pieces together but did have a lot of fun. :)
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this card:
Stamps: Label Love (130619 wood, 130622 clear)
Punches: Merry Minis Punch Pack (126882); Artisan Label Punch (130920); 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861); Owl Builder Punch (118074); Cupcake Builder Punch (121807)
Embellishments: Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262)
Card Stock: Coastal Cabana (131297) – 4-1/4″ x 12″ panel, two 1″ x 4-3/4″ strips, Artisan Label Punch, two Merry Minis Punch Pack punches; Summer Starfruit (126839) – two Merry Minis Punch Pack punches; Crisp Cantaloupe (11298) – two Merry Minis Punch Pack punches; Whisper White (100730) – Artisan Label Punch; Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration item – 133521) – four 2-3/8″ x 2-5/8″ panels, four 1-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ panels, three 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, three Owl Builder Punches, three Cupcake Builder Punches; Window Sheets (114323) – three 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ strips
Ink: StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad (101406)
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)