Using the measuring and scoring guides on the Punch Board, I created a box from Champagne Petallics Cardstock. I measured the size needed for a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4-inch card, and then I added 1/2-inch of extra space on all sides to create a box. The box can fit a set of cards and envelopes. (Or one very lumpy card!) I embossed a piece of Coral Pink Petallics Cardstock with several embossing folders to create a French-inspired pattern. I matted the pink cardstock with Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock and attached the panel to the front of the box.
I stamped a sentiment onto Champagne Petallics and trimmed it out. I matted the sentiment with a piece of Coral Pink Petallics and then with a die cut frame cut from Wine Cup Petallics. (When stamping onto the Petallics Cardstock you may need to heat emboss the ink or dry the ink with a heat tool as the Petallics is on the glossy side.)
I embossed four panels for the back of the box. I embossed the Coral Pink and Wine Cup Petallics Cardstock with embossing folders, and then I traced the shape of the envelope box onto the back of each embossed panel. I used a ruler and craft knife to trim the embossed panels to slightly smaller than the envelope box.
I created an "envelope seal" with more Petallics scraps and a French postage image.
I used hook and loop tape (otherwise known as Velcro) to close the box. This is not that pretty, but I could not find my tiny magnets and I did not want to do a "belly band" as this project was for a trade show. People handle the projects a lot at trade shows and a belly band would have been destroyed the first hour of the show!
I hope this inspires you to not only make some card boxes, but to pull out your embossing folders. If you need to get your hands on this beautiful, heavy weight cardstock, call WorldWin Papers at 888-8436455 and ask who carries the paper in your area.
~ Gloria (Scraps of Life)
Petallics: Champagne, Coral Pink, Wine Cup
Embossing folders: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Eiffel Tower, Postmarks, French Script
Circle punch: Stampin' Up
Die cut shapes: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Timeless Rectangle
Stamps: Fiskars (postage); Hampton Art Studio G (sentiment)
Envelope Punch Board: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Clear
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Velcro hook and loop dots