If you have a Pinterest account or follow any papercraft blogs, then you’ve probably seen the card-in-a-box doing the rounds. I’ve made several of them now from an 80’s theme to a 1st birthday to a giant Angry Birds version. I’m going to share the latter two in these next couple of blog posts. The card-in-a-box is so awesome in that it’s a box with 3D embellishments poking out but can also be folded flat for easy posting. It is defintely a WOW for the recipient. I’ve seen quite a few tutorials now but the one I’ve used is from Tanya Bell as she tweaked the measurements to fit a standard Australia sized C6 envelope. You can find her blog post and video tutorial here.
My first project was made for my very favourite 1st cousin once removed. Little Mr Q turned one yesterday and I wanted a bright, party type card to mark the occasion. I went straight for the Birthday Basics designer series paper coupled with the Sketched Birthday stamp set. I added in some Silver Glimmer Paper for a bit of sparkle and even some corked ribbons for the finishing touch. I love that I could still have these teeny, tiny, thin balloon strings by stamping onto acetate with black StazOn. The acetate also allows you to place objects higher out of the box for extra effect.
I’m officially addicted to making card-in-a-boxes! See below for the products I used to create this version (and click through to purchase) and make sure you check back tomorrow to see my Angry Birds mega card-in-a-box. It was definitely a labour of love for my own little treasure.