Gifted card box with tutorial

By Theresa Calderini on February 1st, 2013 »

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Hello blogger friends. After a few months of creating cards, writing up descriptions and settling on prices, I was able to get my Etsy Shop open this week! I’m so thankful that I am able to create and share my things with others, including, this tutorial for card boxes which I hope you enjoy and use!

Many of my cards are larger squared creations that have a lot of elements on them. They can’t be placed in envelopes as that would smash them or make them fall apart. I was perusing other Makers blogs a few weeks back and came across a beautiful card made by Becca Feekan at Amazing Paper Grace which came with a box. I loved the design idea she had but knew I needed boxes that allowed more depth so I sat down and figured out how to make card boxes with the depth I needed!

Lord cares with box1

Many of the cards I make are sold in my Etsy Shop and because of their depth, they require an accommodating box that is also beautiful. This is what makes them “gifted cards”!

I worked up an excel spreadsheet with measurements for 6 sizes of squared boxes. If you leave me a comment below I’ll email you a copy of the spreadsheet so that you don’t have to figure out the measurements yourself! If you subscribe to my blog on the right, you’ll know when new tutorials are posted as well. I’m working on a few new types of boxes which will accommodate non-squared cards as well as gift tags so be sure to stay tuned!

Here’s the video tutorial to make this type of box. I do hope you enjoy it and it stirs the creativity in you to make your own boxes!

If you make a box for your card, please come back and post your link so we can all ooggle over your creation!

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25 Responses

  1. Alyce Witry says:

    Theresa- I have tried to make my own boxes for cards because like you I like to put embellishments on that won’t fit in an envelope, but can’t seem to get it right. Thank you for putting something out for others to use as a guide.

  2. Angel says:

    please send me the spreadsheet!

  3. Linda White says:


    You boxes are great. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

    I have try to come up with something to send my cards in
    and you have solved my problem.

    Thanks again.

  4. Geri Hibst says:

    Your boxes are beautiful! I would love to have a copy of the spreadsheet. So nice to see something to send special cards in.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Maggie S. says:

    Love your Etsy shop. I’ve been trying to open one of my own. You inspire me Theresa. I’d love to have the directions for your boxes.

  6. Thanks for the tutorial. I really love your card and boxes. I’ve been to Becca’s too. She’s great. Please send me your excel sheet. I could really use it. NONE of my cards are ever flat.

  7. Eleanor says:

    Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Janice Carney says:

    Thank you for sharing this valuable information!

  9. Sassy says:

    Theresa… Gorgeous cards and boxes… Beautiful presentation! I would love your SS.

  10. Mary Senn says:

    Thanks so much for your tutorial. It was easy to follow! I would love the other measurements.
    Thanks, Mary

  11. Nina Garcia says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. This is going to be a very handy tool.

  12. Phyllis Scotland says:

    I’m so happy to have discovered your website! I am enjoying looking at your creations. Your boxes are beautiful! I love to make cards, but have been hesitant to even add a bow because of the thickness added. Your tutorial is great! I hope I am not too late to request a copy of your spreadsheet. I would very much appreciate receiving it. Thanks, in advance.

  13. Barb W says:

    Hi Theresa! I popped over from Pinterest. I love your box tutorial! Your creations are just beautiful. I think it’s very clever of you to make your cuts right on the scoring board. That is BRILLIANT!! I would love to have a copy of the spreadsheet. I look forward to making some of these…maybe for Mother’s Day. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

    ~Barb 🙂

  14. M. Noriega says:

    Love your box for the cards. I been wasting paper trying to make envelopes where my card fits, and had no luck.

    Can you give mesurements for cards 5 1/2 x 5 1/2.

    Thank you for your great idea.

    M. Noriega

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