Technique Tuesday: Portrait Card in a Box

This month’s technique is for a Card in a Box. It has been around for quite a while now. This is my version of a portrait card.

My first sample is for Christmas and uses the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and the matching Snow Flurry Punch. Instead of using DSP, I have used the Softly Falling TIEF to add texture to the top layers.

Flurry of Wishes Portrait Card in a Box Pool Navy

As you can see from the next photograph, the card folds flat for mailing. It will fit into a standard C6 envelope.

Flurry of Wishes Portrait Card in a Box Pool Navy FLAT

Here is a birthday version.


The photographs in the following instructions use retired cardstock and DSP. The supplies use current products as shown in the above photograph.

Daffodil Delight cardstock – 21cm x 14.8cm for base card, 8cm x 5cm for balloon supports
Whisper White cardstock – 14.3cm x 4.5cm for back of card to write message, scraps for balloons
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper – 3 pieces each 6.9cm x 4.5cm for front top of box, 1 piece 8cm x 4.5cm for front of box behind balloons
Cucumber Crush Designer Series Paper – 3 pieces each 6.9cm x 4.5cm for bottom front of box
Window Sheet – scraps to attach balloons to card
Balloon Framelits

Celebrate Today

Bermuda Bay
Cucumber Crush
Watermelon Wonder


Card in a Box Portrait measurements

  1. Cut A4 cardstock in half – 21cm x 14.8cm.
  2. Score on the dashed lines and cut on the solid lines as shown in the
    above diagram.
  3. Cut out the hatched piece.
  4. Add tape to the blue piece.
  5. Attach DSP layers for bottom half of box and back of box. Fold cardstock in half and attach tape.20150930_233815
  6. Fold cut pieces along score lines and add layers for top of box.20150930_234956
  7. Take the piece of cardstock 8cm x 5cm for the balloon supports.
    Score at 1.5cm and 6.5cm and cut in half lengthways at 2.5cm.
    Fold score lines in opposite directions.20150930_233646
  8. These two pieces are put into the box to attach the embellishments.20150930_235244
  9. Attach embellishments directly to cross pieces or on small pieces of acetate.20150930_235723

Contact me if you would like further details on this project.

If you have a technique that you would like me to showcase, please let me know.


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