Paper Pad Card Box
Let’s create a Paper Pad Card Box!
Are you like me and have a billion half used or even full paper pads in your card making stash that need using up? Most of mine don’t have matching die cuts either. Well here is one great way of using up of all those 6×6 paper pads (or 6 1/2″ pads in the case of Kaisercraft) you have lying around.
For this tutorial I have created a cute Card Box that fits 5 C4 cards and envelopes. It is a great gift to give to someone who loves stationary so they always have a card on hand for any occasion.
You will need
You’ll need some basic items to create this :
A 6×6 Paper Pad (used or unused)
Embellishments at hand ie stamps, die cuts (if you have any)
Card stock – a base colour 12″ x 11 1/4″ and coloured scraps that match your paper pad
Ribbon – enough to tie a nice bow
Score board & Paper Creaser
Let’s Start Creating your Card Box
Place your 12 x 11 1/4″ piece of card stock on your score board so that the long side (12″) is at the top. For my project i used Kaisercraft Snow Weave card stock but you can use anything you like.
From the left side score your card stock at 21/4″,23/4″,91/4″ and 93/4″
Rotate your card stock so the 111/4″ side is at the top and score at 3″, 31/2″, 81/4″ and 8 3/4″
Next take your scissors and cut the shaded areas as seen in the picture below.
Cut the squares in each corner diagonally and then cut the triangle on the longest side out to create tabs for the box to sit nicely.
You can round off your long edges with a corner punch or leave straight. The edge that is 21/2″ is the top flap of the box.
Punch holes 1 cm from the top at 2 3/4″ and 3 3/4″ for your Ribbon to secure the box together
You can now have some fun and decorate your box however you like. I kept mine simple adding plain pink card stock I had in my scraps and a sheet of 6×6 pattern paper from the Echo Park Beautiful Life Paper pad. Adding a sentiment cut as well.
Next you can create your cards, try to keep them relatively flat and simple so you can get all 5 into the box, otherwise you can do ones with flowers etc and may only add 2 or 3. I went simple and used various papers in my paper pad and attached a thank you sentiment cut to each.
Finish off your Card Box and Handmade Card Set
To finish simply get a piece of Ribbon and starting from the inside of the botton tab of the box thread thorough each hole. Fold in the flaps at the side and then through the top holes from the bottom. Tie into a box to secure your box together.
The great thing about these is you can make an entire stack of them and then put together as you wish. If you enjoyed this tutorial show it some love by sharing to others. Tag @kerry_cards on Instagram or @kerryscraftycardsandcuts on facebook with what you have made!