Monday, 10 March 2014

Tutorial: Card box with Envelope Punch Board - Part 1.

A thing that makes the Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers fantastic is the possibility to make a card box. So not only can you make your own envelopes, but you can also make a box which you’re your handmade cards & envelopes. The idea and tutorial comes from Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer has also made a video tutorial and you can see it HERE.
We do know that the americans uses inches and not centimeters. Also their card sizes are usually different from European and Scandinavian sizes. In Jennifers video tutorial the card box is in inches and she only shows the sizes fitting A2 and 4Bar cards. The most common card size in Scandinavia is the A6 card (11,5 x 16 cm).
To make it much more easy and to make sure my card box fits A6 cards, I have adjustet the measurements to centimeters. Also I gave me the opportunity to test my Envelope Punch Board. Untill now I had only made envelopes with it.
Measurements for a A6 fitted card box:
Card base must be 9 ¾ x 9 ¾ inch. It is important to cut the card base as precise as possible! You can use any kind of card stock or thick paper. For my card I used a 12 x 12 inch Bazzill card stock, which I cut according to the above measurements.
The first score lines must be at 3 5/8 inch and 4 5/8 inch. When these two lines are scored, then you continue with the normal technique using the Envelope Punch Board.
You can read my Tutorial in Danish HERE in The Paper Crafting Scandinavian Edition, which is a online magasine & forum for Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
Good advice & Tips:
·         Make sure the score lines are well scored. Depending on the thickness of the card stock/paper, you may risk flossing when folding the card stock. The better score lines, the less flossing.
·         It is a very good idea to use the Bone Folder to press the folds.
·         Be careful, if your card base is larger than the Envelope Punch Board. If your Bone Folder ”falls” out over the edge you may risk damaging the card stock/paper. This I have learned the hard way!
By following the above measurements you will end up with a card box of W:17 cm, H: 12 cm og D: 1,8 cm. In this box there will be room for about 6-10 cards with envelopes. Of course, this depends on how many layers your cards have and the thickness of embellishments.
I have chosen to keep my card box very simple without any embellishments. Of course, this is only a personal choice.
In order to close the card box I have cut two slits on the bag side of the box, one at the top of the back and one at the bottom of the back. This makes it possible to slip through a ribbon which can be tied on the front of the box. This is also shown in Jennifer McGuires video tutorial.
I have not been asked to promote this product. This is only my personal opinion. I have only bought the product, tried using it and loved it!
Hope you can use the Tutorial :o)
Pia xx


  1. Hej Pia. Ville det være til for meget besvær, hvis du kunne fortælle alle målene i cm, for jeg har ikke helt styr på inch og jeg har lige bestilt en envelope Punch board og venter bare på den kommer :)
    Og jeg vil meget gerne lave de der kortbokse :)
    På forhånd tak :)

    1. Hej Karina. Tillykke med det nye Envelope Punch Board. Når du modtager dit Punch Board vil alle målene i inch give mening for dig, da alle mål markeringerne er på inch på boardet. Men det kan være en hjælp for dig at få målene til grundstykket i centimenter. I min tut er kortbasen 9 3/4" x 9 3/4", hvilket svarer til 24,8 x 24,8 cm. Så hvis dit grundstykke er skåret jf. nævnte mål, vil du derefter kunne følge inch markeringerne på Punch Boardet. Håber det giver mening. Ellers så skriv til min email (ses under Contact Me) hvis det driller dig :o)

  2. Super, tusind tak for hjælpen, jeg prøver når jeg får den :)
    Hav en rigtig god aften :)

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