Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday--Stand Up Box Card

It's that time again-Tutorial Tuesday! Today I'm showing you how to make the stand up card like Logan made last week. It's really simple and everyone will love it. I made these cards as birth announcements when Logan was born and put a picture of Logan and all the details like time, date etc under the picture. It was so cute.

So here's what you'll need. The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 11 score it on the 11 inch side at 1, 2 3/4, 3 3/4, 5 1/2, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, and 10. The inside piece of you card (Night of Navy piece in this card) needs to be 2 3/4 x 5 1/4. The white piece is 2 1/2 x 5. Mine is a little shorter in the picture but it works too. I've already pre-stamped all my pieces so all we need to do is assemble. I'm using sticky strip, it works the best for this card. I used the new hostess set Kind and Caring Thoughts for this card.
Fold on all your score lines. You should have a shape that looks like an 'M'.

On the 5 1/2 inch score line cut a slit about 3 inches wide down the center of it. You can use a hobby blade or your paper cutter to do this.

On the two 1 inch strips on the edge of the paper put sticky strip.

Peel off the sticky strip and place the inside piece on it. Place it near the bottom. If it sticks up to much it won't fit in a normal envelope. NOTE that the 1 inch strip has been folded up on the inside. So your insert should be laying on the non decorated side of your cardstock. Hope that makes sense.

Slide your insert into the slit and fold the other half over and glue the sticky strip ends together.
It should look like this from the side with everything glued together.

The bottom will slide down and make a stand for the card.

For my greeting I put dimensionals on only the bottom and attached it to the base/stand part of the card.

It folds up and fits in an envelope.
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow!

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Great card! Beautiful colors! Thanks for the tutorial. I am inspired to try this now! Blessings to you!