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Holiday Homes Card in a Box

This Fall, I had a lot of fun teaching “How to make a Card in a Box” at the Ottawa Public Library! The “card in a box” can lay flat to fit in an envelop and than becomes a “box” when you open it! It’s an amazing surprise every time!!! I made this Christmas theme “card in a box” as an example to show at my class. I used the Holiday Homes stamp set and matching framelits to cut the houses. I colored the houses with the Blendabilities Markers. The box was decorated with the “All is Calm” Specialty Designer series paper.


Holiday Homes card in a box

Holiday Homes card in a box1

Here’s the basic instructions to make a Card in a Box.

Create a card that lay flat when closed but open into a 3D card.


  1. Cut a piece of card stock of 5-1/2” x 9”.

  2. Score vertically at 2-1/8”, 4-1/4”, 6-3/8” and 8-1/2”. Score horizontally at 2-3/4”. Cut along the vertical scored lines up to your horizontal scored line. Cut off the small rectangle at the end. Form your box and glue the flap in place. (see picture)

  3. Cut three 1-7/8” squares of Designer Series paper. Adhere on the “open flaps” on the box. Cut one 1-7/8” x 4” rectangle of Designer series paper. Adhere on the inside back of the box.

  4. Add 2 inserts in the box: 1” wide x 3” long. Score at 1/2” and at 2-5/8”. Fold on scored lines and glue in your box.

  5. Decorate with some embellishments, stamps, etc.

Card in a Box template-001 (2)


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