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Box a Card Tutorial


Boxed Card Tutorial
This is a doll shaped card in a custom made box.
Doll Card
This Russian doll was inspired from a card I saw on Papercraft Inspirations.Her hair and eyes are hand drawn with black glitter glue. The rose is hand made using hearts [ here is the link to the heart punch flower] and the leaves have been cut from an old Aluminium foil takeaway box[ hence throwing in a bit of recycling]
Doll Card
This Doll card has lots of layers and embellishments and is a birthday celebratory card for a little girl.
Doll Card
The inside of the card has punched butterflies and since I like a bit of a "pop up" added an explosion fold. I stuck tiny punched butterflies in the shape of butterfly wings on the explosion fold. Here is the link to the explosion fold tutorial.
Explosion Fold Insert
If  you make cards with lots of layers and large flowers then fitting your creation into an envelope without crushing it is a big problem!A great solution is to make a custom size box for your card.I saw this idea first at Beccy's blog and was fascinated. This is a short tutorial to make a  customized box for a card.
Box a Card Tutorial
And since I am on a recycling spree I had to make a recycled box using this medication pamphlet! Measure the width of your card and how high you want the box to be.
The central red rectangle is slightly more than the width and length of your card by just a few millimeters. The margins all around this red rectangle are 1 inch [ slightly more than the height of your card]

Boxed card tutorial
Once you have your measurements sorted out score and cut as shown in the photo.
Boxed card tutorial
Glue your tabs as illustrated and you have the base of your box .
Boxed card tutorial
I lined the box with chart paper and drew  hearts and butterflies using glitter pens.You can stamp or use patterned paper. I didnt have any patterned paper big enough to cover my box so created my own patterned paper![Phew it was a chore and not something I will repeat!]
Boxed Card Tutorial
Lay the Box base on thick paper and make your lid similar to the base only the central rectangle is slightly bigger by a few millimeters and the margins are smaller[ margins will be the height of the lid ]
Boxed card tutorial
I cut out an oval from the center of the lid using a craft knife and stuck a floral patterned plastic sheet inside[ a bit of recycling again - the plastic cling was from a bouquet of fresh flowers someone had given us].The red rose is handmade using a 5 petal flower.The green leaves have been cut from a old packet of dates[ the same box I used in my earlier Recycled Photoframe]
Boxed Card Tutorial
Recycled elements in this project
Silver Flower Leaves- Takeaway Aluminium foil box
Card Box base-Medication Pamphlet
Card Lid plastic- Plastic flower wrap
Green Flower Leaves- recycled box of dates.
Though I made this as a recycled project it was a pain to line the box as I didn't have patterned paper so if you dont have any paper to line the box use thick card stock to make the box.
Do tell me how you like this card- box project.
Linking to 365 cards [Beads and A year to remember is the inpiration- the year my daughter was born and hence my daughter is the inspiration],MIM
Edited: This card earned me the Spotlight Designer at 365 Cards!

77 comments:

  1. Hello, its superb ,,, wonderful step by step :)
    thanks a bunch for sharing with us :)

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  2. Sonia,a nice card,lovely idea.Loved that you have shared the tutorial...tutorial is great..will definetly try it..thnks for sharing the tutorial.
    http://morningamerica1.blogspot.com/

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  3. Aah! So cute! you are so creative!

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  4. this is stunning Sonia love the doll card a great creation from you again and yes boxes work really well for bulky cards have a great weekend
    Jacki xx

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  5. очень красивые идеи!

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  6. Hello Sonia
    what a beautiful doll and explaining thank you I love your work
    Greetings Baukje

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  7. Very beautiful and creative!
    I loved it!

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  8. Lovely and pretty Babushka doll card .Good luck in the challenge .

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  9. Hello Sonia,
    thank you for your lovely comment, i am in awe of your work!!
    All your cards are so intricate, and just wonderful!!
    I'm glad i found your blog, i am your new follower ;)
    hugs Zahreen
    xxx

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  10. Sonia,
    nicely done and the tutorial was so helpful!! How do you have time to create and write tutorials?? After spending much of last week at the hospital with my friends son...the doctors seems to be there all the time!!! Hats of to you...glad you can relax with your crafting!! I am running a challenge right now if you would like to play along with us!! --DEB

    www.CardsPaperAndScrapbooks.com

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  11. Hi Sonia,
    This is just so cute, thanks for the tutorial it's great.
    You are just so talented. TFS

    Judie

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  12. Your Russian Doll is so pretty and fits perfect in the pretty box! I love the handmade flowers and all of the embellishments on the doll! Thanks for sharing :)Amy

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  13. awesome project!!!!
    I love it!!!!

    kisses
    Rosana

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  14. oh wow, that is lovely. You come up with the best projects and I love how you find ways to recycle

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  15. Sonia...it wouldn't be one of your creations without a bit of recycling....LOL! I knew I could count on you to stop by and offer some encouragement...Thanks Hun!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  16. Again You astound ands amaze me with your beautiful projects. Your colors are so bright and cheerful.

    I love it! ((Hugs))

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  17. I love this card very much. The cute experssion in doll's face with your creative work makes it an excellent way to wish the special one on their special day. The explosion fold idea is superb! The laces outlining the doll reminds me of the rangoli designs. Superb card! Do we get such punching machines in India? I tried in my local store but it seems they are not aware of it.

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  18. its very eye catchy doc!loved it !!

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  19. You are now the amazing recycling guru! Thanks for the tutorial. The card is gorgeous too!

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  20. doll card is very cute. like the inside also.nice idea of use box .lovely

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  21. The doll looks cute!!very nice one!!

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  22. Like the Russian Nested Doll. You did a wonderful custom job with detail. Especially like the lace.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  23. This is so cute Sonia :) Loved it! And Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  24. This is awesome Sonia! I love the bright colours on your doll-shaped card! What a great idea to create a box for the card! It's like 2 gifts in 1! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Lynn's recycling challenge! :)

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  25. This is so lovely! What beautiful bright colors!
    Shelly

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  26. This is totally superb! So very creative and love that doll :)

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  27. Yet another beauty! i guess you would make me take up paper crafts seriously! Now i need to figure out how to manage time for that alongside sewing!

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  28. Oh! its cute and beautiful!!!

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  29. ahhh!! so cute!! tough time for all the challenge hosts!!

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  30. like i said i the ICR gallery your card is just amazing love all the details and the doll looks superb thanks for the tutorial for the box i think its a fab idea to give your cards in it:)and so easy to make as well.

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  31. Your creations are always amazing and full of surprises like the inside of the card. Love all the detail on the doll.

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  32. Hello Sonia! Another fabulous tute!

    Have a lovely weekend my friend!

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  33. Beautiful card! And another wonderful tutorial.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  34. This is really sooooooo cute dear.....very pretty...

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  35. Lovely lovely Doctor. I am again amazed at your time management . You try such new things and thanks for sharing it with us.

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  36. She's lovely, I like all the embellishments and the box is a great idea.

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  37. Thank You dear friends for all the encouraging words.
    Mira - yes we get lots of punches in India at different price ranges check out the stationary shops

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  38. What a great Tutorial - I love it! Karima :)

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  39. This is absolutely beautiful. What a stunning gift set!

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  40. This is awesome! Love the card and the box is a gorgeous way to showcase it :)

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  41. This is just too cute! Such a sweet card and box!

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  42. This is totally awesome! What a fabulous idea. It drives me crazy when the card is too big and does not fit in an envelope. Sometimes our cards can get so fancy that they are gifts just by themselves. This is a perfect solution. Wrote down all the instructions and will for sure use this. Thank you for another great tip and tutorial:) Sending hugs all the way from the U.S.!

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  43. Wao Sonia... you have put up the whole tutorial... its so pretty! Thanks alot for sharing the details...

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  44. Beautiful card and box. Love the red trim and the pearls you used on the doll. So creative to join the card with an explosions fold. Love the flower on the box too.

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  45. Wow Sonia - I like the dolls eyes and smile. It is so enchanting. Cannot remove my eyes. Thanks dear for the detailed tutorial - even though I do not do these crafts - but it is inspiring me to follow. Please do add your self as my follower I will feel so happy.

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  46. Thank You dear friends for all the appreciative comments

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  47. very impressive..well done

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  48. I love this and the box is a fabulous idea...my cards are always to thick:)

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  49. Yeah, I love your idea of making your own box for the card, which by the way is beautiful. I will have to try this also...I love the recycle. Great job.
    Hugs
    Brenda
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

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  50. Wonderful project- I love the little Russian girl with the pop up fold inners and the pearls- plus the box- amazing!!! How fun!

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  51. Beautiful project Sonia!! I really enjoy seeing your artwork!
    hugs & blessings

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  52. Fabbie project! :D
    Happy Birthday! :D :D

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  53. omg ! thats so cute !
    i have a candy going on ..
    would love if you would enter
    hugs
    mallika

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  54. Cute, love the russian doll and another fab tute, I like the exploding fold out in the middle too,
    Sandy

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  55. oh wow sooooo beautiful

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  56. Dear Sonia
    thats such a cute doll and beautiful card..
    thanks for all your lovely comments dear...ya missing india a lot..we plan to come there just before diwali..hope all goes well..
    love

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  57. Mallika shall surely enter your giveaway
    Thank You for the birthday wishes Spardha
    Thank You for the appreciation dear friends

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  58. Sonia this is sp NEAT and Beautiful! You are soo creative I love ALL your work!!

    divaof5.blogspot.com

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  59. Wow, gorgeous card... lots of work put into it but it's beautiful! Thanx for playing at 365 Cards!

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  60. Absolutely lovely. such a cute doll... the little girl will LOVE it :)

    Thanks a lot for playing along at CraftyJC Challenge

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  61. It is perfect, I love nesting dolls and this box sure did do them justice.
    hugs
    Deanne

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  62. Beautiful card :-) Thanks for sharing it with us at 365 Cards!

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  63. Such a beautiful Russian doll and sure to be cherished by the little girl.

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  64. This is one of my favorite projects of yours, Sonia! Oh my gosh, it is just fabulous! Your creativity is amazing!! :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  65. this one is something beautiful...

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  66. Oh WOW so clever.. I must have a go
    Fab job with the lace x
    Thankyou so much for joining with us this week at Deep Ocean xxx
    Hugs
    Debbie xxx

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  67. Thank You so much dear friends for the encouragement and love

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  68. Oh wow, this is fantastic! The surprises and goodies just keep coming in this card. LOVE how you made her dress with the pearls sticking up inside the open flowers. Your tutorial is great and the pictures are wonderful. :D

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!

    Lisa xx

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  69. Wow, I spotted your project on MIM and had to hop over. What an inspiration. I am always excited to try something new in paper crafting. Thank you for sharing with us. You may want to visit my blog for a little inspiration :)
    http://u-inspire-me.blogspot.com/2011/10/missing-you.html

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  70. Hi Dr. Sonia, I saw your card on MIM and had to sisit and see how you made it. I am so impressed. This is a masterpiece!! I love the colors, the design, the explosion on the inside, the gorgeous red lace and of course the gift box too. I am now follower 425. I don't want to miss any of your wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs.

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  71. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Beautiful doll,wonderful blog and
    such warm person leading us in a passionate quilling world.
    Thank you for coming on my blog and love your comment.
    hugs,aureliaeugenia

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  73. Very nice...nice thought

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  74. awesome!!! simple awesome!!!! you are a person with many feathers on you hat.

    http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/

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