Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Greeting Card Mini Boxes

Many moons ago when I was a younger child I would visit my grandma on her farm during the summer. My grandma is very creative and always liked to take time to teach me new things. Today I want to share these boxes with you:

Start by cutting the front and the back of the card apart.

Next measure the shortest side of the card front and cut the other side the same size so that you have an exact square (you may want to decide where you want your measurements before you cut so that you have the design you want). This will make the top of your box. Repeat with the back of the card except make it a bit smaller than the front of the card.

Find the center by drawing two lines to opposite corners to make an 'X' (this is with the wrong side facing up),

Fold one corner to the center, then fold it in half again, and open flat again. Repeat this with the remaining corners,

Put a dot on the four corners of the small square you will see in the middle of the card. Next choose 2 corners across from each other and make 2 cuts on the creases stopping at the dots on. Repeat this on the other side. You will have 4 cuts total.

Fold the corners of the triangle flaps to the center,

Fold up the wings,

Stand up the side walls,

Fold up the ends and tuck the flaps down. Put a piece of tape or glue dot to secure the tips if you need to. This is the top of your box. Repeat these steps for the bottom.

You could also use pieces of wall paper or card stock.

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  1. That is a fabulous pictorial! It sure beats a wordy tutorial. What a great way to upcycle old cards...I will be hoarding them now!

    I'd LOVE if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Party starts @ 7pm CST. Get your crafting shoes on. Hope to see you there...

  2. Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you back this week!