You can DIY a Christmas card box with a lid and fill it with handmade cards; it makes a great gift. Think it’s hard to make? Not at all!
Christmas Card Box Video Tutorial
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The math is actually pretty easy! Just measure your Depth and DOUBLE it. Measure your Length and add the doubled Depth for your first measurement. Measure your Width and add the doubled Depth for your second measurement. Put the two together and BOOM you have the size of cardstock you need to make your Christmas card box!
Now you’re ready to create a shim for perfect box making!
CREATING THE BOX SHIM
- Window Sheet or Acetate from a Photopolymer stamp set – 2″ x 8″ (can be more or less but keep it between 6″ and 8″) – score at ½” and 1 ¼”
- Cardstock – 1″ x 8″ (or the measurement of your Window Sheet) – score at ½”
Do you prefer a full depth lid like this one? Here are the measurements:
- Box – Cherry Cobbler – 8 ½” x 10″, score at 2″ on all 4 sides
- Lid – Evening Evergreen – 8 ½” x 10″, score at 2″ on all 4 sides WITH BOX SHIM in place
- Card Front – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
Want a lid that is narrower and shows off the bottom of the box? Try these measurements:
- Box – Cherry Cobbler – 6 ½” x 8″, score at 1″ on all 4 sides
- Lid – Evening Evergreen – 6 ½” x 8″, score at 1″ on all 4 sides WITH BOX SHIM in place
- Card Front – 4 ¼” x 5 ½”
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Wasn’t that the best packaging idea ever? I love to make boxes and when I use my favorite card idea as the ‘decoration’ on the box, it’s a win-win!
I hope you will give this box idea a try and if you don’t have the shim, DEFINITELY create one! You will love having this tool in your stash of supplies.
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Connie -Great video! I still use my “original” shim from when you first showed it to us. The greatest idea!
Thanks so much for the box too! I can never seem to get my measurements right. This should help.
How do I pin this post to my Pinterest account?
You should be able to click on the picture and go to pinterest.
You are a great teacher, very clear instructions
CONNIE, THIS BOX TUTORIAL IS THE ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS, I COULD NEVER FIND A WAY TO FIT CARDS WITH BOWS AND A FEW LAYERS IN BOXES THAT ARE NOT DEEP ENOUGH BUT THANKS TO YOU NOW I CAN REALLY FIT MY CARDS IN THESE BOXES TO GIVE AWAY THIS CHRISTMAS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING.
STAY HEALTHY AND SAFE.
Thanks for sharing. I really wanted a decorative card box for my Christmas Card gifts. Super instructions and video;
If you are using heavy weight cardstock does your shim need to be made with the heavy weight also?
I’m using Stampin’ Up! cardstock and it’s pretty heavy but I would say use the same cardstock on your shim that you think you will use on a box.
Lovely idea, thanks for sharing. Gail H
I finally have the time to watch this video. OMG, you are the best!! I donate card packs and give them away as gifts. I have been using the punch board to make a 1 inch envelope box as the gift holder. This is so much better and uses 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock instead of 12 x 12. Thank you so much for this master class. I cannot wait to make my first box.
Connie, you are a jewel! I usually wind up making 3 to 4 lids trying to get one exact to fit a box I make and NOW, you my dear, have made it so easy for me. THANK YOU!! The shim will be a life saver, now I need to go over the beginning of the video and watch it closely to make the shim. You are so awesome to show us this fantastic technique!!
Duh!! I just now saw the shim instructions, thank you!!