Valentine’s Box Cards

I have been busy the last few weeks making kids Valentine’s cards, treat boxes, cards for the flower shop, and hosting my first card class.  Today I wanted to spend the day working on something new, something I had never seen before until I came across one on Instagram: a box card.  It is a little card that fits in a standard A2 (invitation) envelope that pops out to become a 3D box card!

Valentine's Box Cards - Birdwing Paper Designs

This was the cutest idea and I had to find out how to make one!  I searched Pinterest and found numerous tutorials.  I ended up combining the ideas of a few tutorials and customizing the size of mine to fit in a medium Stampin’ Up! envelope (5-3/4″ x 4-3/8″).  I also hate wasting cardstock so these are sized to use 1/4 of a sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.

Valentine's Box Cards - Birdwing Paper Designs

The box is made from an 8-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock that is scored at 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″ leaving a 1/2″ at the end for adhesive.

Valentine's Box Cards - Birdwing Paper Designs

I stamped the bottom of the paper with hearts in Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Flirty Flamingo.  I also cut two pieces of cardstock measuring 1 1/4″ x 3″ each and folded 1/2″ on the ends in opposite directions.  (This will help the box fold nice and flat.)

Valentine's Box Cards - Birdwing Paper Designs

Next, the box was assembled and the two extra pieces of cardstock were adhered with a strong adhesive, Tear & Tape. The two inserts should be spaced evenly to divide the box in thirds.

To decorate the box card, I used stamps and elements from the January 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, Be Mine Valentine.  This was such a cute kit and there were so many leftovers once all the pillow boxes were made!  I cut hearts, stamped sweet sayings, and assembled all the decorations that would be needed.

Valentine's Box Cards - Birdwing Paper Designs

Some of the hearts and the kangaroo were taped right to the box, while other hearts were first attached to clear strips and then added to the box.  This gives the illusion that they’re floating above the box.

As you make the box card, just ensure that all the decorations will fit inside the envelope before attaching.  I kept an envelope handy and double checked as I went.

Valentine's Box Card - Birdwing Paper Designs

Valentine's Box Card - Birdwing Paper Designs

Valentine's Box Card - Birdwing Paper Designs

What a cute idea!! I can’t wait to give my kids one of these cards on Valentine’s Day!  They will be so surprised!!

Here is the second one I made that also has a coordinating envelope:

Valentine's Box Card - Birdwing Paper Designs

Valentine's Box Card - Birdwing Paper Designs

I can’t wait to make more of these!  Let me know if you try this project – I would love to see them.

Leah

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