Everything Is Rosy Bookstyle Cardbox
If you follow my blog, you know I love to make boxes. All I need is a good reason to make one. What better reason than a birthday gift of several hand made cards. I found this Cardbox by Darby Whittier and immediately wanted to make one. I followed her instructions on YouTube and adjusted the size to fit four A6 cards. If you want to make this Cardbox I advise you to watch Darby’s YouTube instruction.
I chose to use the Everything is Rosy Medley by Stampin’ Up! to make the box and the cards. However, you can choose any paper, DSP or stamp set you want to create this beautiful box. You don’t even have to match the cards with the box. If you have a few cards you want to gift to someone you can just make this beautiful box in any design you want.
Instruction and Templates
To make the box, you need two pieces of card stock, one for the cover and one for the inside box.
Cover: 6 3/4” x 10 5/8”; score on the long side at 4 7/8” on both ends and round all four corners with a corner rounder.
Box: 8 1/8” x 8”, score on the long side at 3/4” – 5 3/8” – 6 1/8”, on the short side score at 3/4” on both ends. Cut the taps as show in the picture.
Before you put the box together and adhere the box to the cover you can decorate the cardstock with extra layers of cardstock or DSP.
I adhered a layer of extra cardstock to give the cover some stability. I matted the cover with the beautiful Everything Is Rosy DSP. On the inside cover on the left I created a pocket with two pieces of matching DSP. You can put a message inside the pocket or a sheet of post stamps.
To close the box I used two mangnets. The first one I hid under the folded DSP on the left side of the inside cover. You can see the magnet in the picture above, just before I adhered it under the folded piece of paper with a glue dot.
Before Putting the box together I added one Layer of cardstock on the 2” wide part of the cardstock. Then, I put the box together and adhered it to the inside of the cover. Before adhering the piece of DSP down I stuck the second mangnet down on the layer of cardstock.
All you have to do now to finish the box is decorate the front.
Everything Is Rosy Cards
The Everything Is Rosy Medley is a wonderful set of papers, stamps, dies, rose gold shimmer paint and embellishments. I had to use them all and make some cards. I made four different cards showing off the products in this medley.
For this card I chose two designs of the DSP and stamped a sentiment using the shimmer paint. Some stamped and die-cut flowers and leaves and a piece of ruffled Melon Mambo ribbon complete this card. Of course, I stamped the inside of the card as well as the envelope. I did this with all four cards.
For the second card I only stamped and die-cut some leaves by stamping in Night of Navy and then without reinking stamping two more times. This is how you get different shades of Night of Navy. The dots I made using my scoring tool and some shimmer paint.
For the third card I stamped the leaves stamp in Balmy Blue on the card front and adhered a Rose gold frame. The embellishments are stamped and die-cut by myself and some are ready made from the Medley. The tag is also ready made.
For the last card I heat embossed with (non Stampin’ Up!) Rose gold embossing powder on vellem. I adhered some pieces of DSP as banners on top of the vellem.
I love how this set turned out and couldn’t leave it at that. I made two more.
Bookstyle Box with Frosted Floral DSP
I really loved the Frosted Floral DSP and saved a few sheets for a special project.
I used two of my favorite colors for the box: Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss.
Again, I made four cards. I used the First Frost stamp set and matching dies.
There are many colors in the DSP, so you can make a lot of different looking cards.
I stamped all the envelopes to match the cards and I stamped a sentiment on the back of the envelopes: “A card is more fun than email.”
Bloom By Bloom Card Box
I really enjoyed making the boxes and made a third one. The last one, for now.
I used the two darkest colors from the DSP to make the card box: Night of Navy and Call Me Clover.
Again, I made four cards to match the box. On this first one I used the Dot To Dot embossing folder.
On the second one I just did some stamping, masking off a strip for the sentiment.
For the third card I used a piece of DSP and stamped and die-cut a matching flower.
For the last card I used a strip of DSP with small flowers on it and punched out the same flowers with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack.
I still have more ideas for making card boxes….