How to make a box cardSee more from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
Sometimes it makes a fun change to create a card that is a little bit different, and a box card is perfect for making your stamped scenes the star of the show.
Top tips for box cards
- Cards that have the folded edge at the top are more stable than cards with the folded edge at the side. Bear this in mind if you want to use embellishments, as these can be heavy and may cause the card to fall over.
- Making templates from scraps of card and writing down sizes for layering onto them will save you time. They can be used for reference again and again.
- Don’t use card that is too thick or thin. Card that’s too thin may tear or fall over and card that’s too thick will be difficult to fold well. A good weight is 220gsm as it stands up well but will still fold and crease nicely.
- It’s worth taking a little extra time to measure and fold accurately, as this can affect the end result of your card base, especially on cards such as the diamond fold. Mark measurements lightly in pencil, then rub out for a neat finish.
- When you send your card, pop a layer of bubble wrap over it, or use a card box rather than a standard envelope. Shaped base cards are more fragile than standard cards and it would be terrible if all your hard work got damaged in the post!