Hello!  Today I am sharing a really fun “Card in a box” that I made for Tombow.  It is super easy to make and will be a fun surprise for your Valentine!


To make your Card in a Box, start with a piece of 8.5″x5.5″ Cardstock.  Score it at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″.  Turn 90 degrees and score in half.  Cut the lines to the middle on one half of the paper.  Cut the half inch piece off of the side you cut only!  You need the other half inch for a tab.  Just like in the picture above.

Use the Mono Multi Glue on the tab and fold the card to the center.  Take the other side and fold to the center so you glue your card in a box together.  Using Mono Multi liquid glue lets you move the box if you have to, to get it even, but it dries fast too.  Then cut a 3″x3″ piece from the cardstock and cut it in half.  Fold a half inch flap on each side.  Fold these papers so they look like a “Z”.  Add Mono Multi to the flaps and attach them inside the box part of the card (you can see them in the first picture).  You will attach the acetate to them later.

Cut your patterned paper.  Cut a large piece for the back of the card ~ 5.25″ x 2″.  Cut 3 more pieces 2″ x 2.5″.  Adhere all 4 pieces to the card back and top flaps with Xtreme adhesive.  This adhesive is 5x stronger than standard tape runners!

Next, use the 3D Foam Tabs to attach some fun Valentine embellishments to the 3 flaps.

I used the rub-ons on white cardstock and cut them out.  I cut some acetate 2 1/4″ x 1/2″ and attached the cut out cardstock to them with the new, super awesome, adhesive dots.  Then, add an adhesive dot to the bottom of the acetate and adhere them inside the box.  The big ones in the back, smaller ones in front.

Here is a view from the side of the card in a box.  You can see inside the box and the acetate sticking to the inside paper.

The view from the other side.  I think this is sooooo cute!!

Here you can see that when you fold the card in a box in half, it fits inside a standard A2 envelope.  And when someone opens it, it’s a PARTY!!  

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