Box Card

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This is a 3-D card that is a greeting card plus a box to hold a gift. It uses one sheet of 12x12 cardstock for the card and the 3x3 cards inside.

Start with a piece of cardstock measuring 6"x12". Place it horizontally (landscape orientation) on your Simply Score Scoring Tool with the wrongside (will be the inside of the box) facing up. Score at 3.5", 4", 7.5", 8", and 11.5".

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Turn the cardstock 90 degrees so it is vertical (portrait orientation) on your Simply Score Scoring Tool. Score at .5", 1", 5", and 5.5".

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This is the tricky part, so make sure you understand what you are cutting before you start. You want to end up with a piece of cardstock that looks like this picture by using your Stampin' Trimmers or Snips to cut away the excess cardstock.

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You will want to cut off a very narrow piece of cardstock from the far right side (the end with the flaps remaining). This should be less than 1/32 of an inch, so you don't need to be too precise since this edge will be folded inside the card.

Fold and crease all the score lines.

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Use a corner rounder or circle punch to round off the edges of the top and bottom flaps making it easier to open the box and giving a neater appearance.

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Use your favorite Framelit to cut an opening in the cardstock on the right end. It can be any shape you wish, but make sure it fits within the fold lines.

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Fold the farthest tab onto the box. Add some Sticky Strip to the tab.

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Remove the backing paper from the Sticky Strip, then fold the left side of the cardstock towards the right side. The score lines at 3.5" and 4" should be laying on top of the flap at 11.5" that has the Sticky Strip; Folding the box this way should allow you to align it easily and will form the basic box shape.

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Trim the little taglets to make them easier to slip into the box for closing.

Add treat or 3"x3" Love Notes (made with the remaining 6" x12" piece of cardstock). Close the ends (no need to secure with adhesive. Add some embellishments to the outside of the card and you're done. This is a modification of a project presented by Beccy Muir on her blog: Becky's Place http://beccysplace.blogspt.ca

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