Thursday, February 20, 2014

French-Themed Card Box

Today I am sharing a fun project that I made for the WorldWin Papers CHA booth. I had been wanting to try making a card box using the We R Memory Keepers Envelop Punch Board and the WorldWin Papers Petallics cardstock, so this project gave me the perfect opportunity!

Using the measuring and scoring guides on the Punch Board, I created a box from Champagne Petallics Cardstock. I measured the size needed for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch card, and then I added 1/2-inch of extra space on all sides to create a box. The box can fit a set of cards and envelopes. (Or one very lumpy card!)

I embossed a piece of Coral Pink Petallics Cardstock with several embossing folders to create a French-inspired pattern. I matted the pink cardstock with Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock and attached the panel to the front of the box.

I stamped a sentiment onto Champagne Petallics and trimmed it out. I matted the sentiment with a piece of Coral Pink Petallics and then with a die cut frame cut from Wine Cup Petallics. (When stamping onto the Petallics Cardstock you may need to heat emboss the ink or dry the ink with a heat tool as the Petallics is on the glossy side.)

I embossed four panels for the back of the box. I embossed the Coral Pink and Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock with embossing folders, and then I traced the shape of the envelope box onto the back of each embossed panel. I used a ruler and craft knife to trim the embossed panels to slightly smaller than the envelope box.

I created an "envelope seal" with more Petallics scraps and a French postage image.

I used hook and loop tape (otherwise known as Velcro) to close the box. This is not that pretty, but I could not find my tiny magnets and I did not want to do a "belly band" as this project was for a trade show. People handle the projects a lot at trade shows and a belly band would have been destroyed the first hour of the show!

I hope this inspires you to not only make some card boxes, but to pull out your embossing folders. If you need to get your hands on this beautiful, heavy weight cardstock, call WorldWin Papers at 888-8436455 and ask who carries the paper in your area.

Visit the WorldWin Papers Blog for more inspiration!

WorldWin Papers:
Petallics: Champagne, Coral Pink, Wine Cup
Embossing folders: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Eiffel Tower, Postmarks, French Script
Circle punch: Stampin' Up
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Timeless Rectangle
Stamps: Fiskars (postage); Hampton Art Studio G (sentiment)
Envelope Punch Board: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Clear
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Velcro hook and loop dots


  1. Very pretty! I do make a lot of lumpy cards and this would be a perfect way to present them. TFS!

  2. This is gorgeous, G!

  3. Love this design. Now I am going to have to get that tool. Darn!

  4. Oh happy day! I actually have this tool. I will just do what you did and make it dimensional. You are a genius...did you know that?

  5. I was ust looking at a pink die cut from the Spellbinders Timeless rectangles that I did not use on a card. I may have to use it as a nice sentiment base like you did! It looks so pretty against the embossing. Your envelope is spectacular!

  6. Wonderful idea! I just got this tool so this will be another way to use it.

  7. love the embossing on the envelope

  8. Beautiful those papers, too!!

  9. Love this! I finally ordered an envelope punch board this week. Will definitely try this out. Those embossed papers are very pretty.

  10. Have to do that envelope. It is gorgeous!

  11. How wonderful is this? I love all the embossing on the card as well as the envelope box. Girl you just blow my mind!

  12. What a clever way to box up a set of cards!! Love this! I have the SU envelope maker... I wonder if I could do the same thing with that? Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Wow! That's an envelope people will want to hang on to!