Love Is In The Air!

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One of this month’s stamp club projects is an adorable Valentine box card. It is easier to put together than you might think!

My color scheme is Strawberry Slush. Of course, you can add many embellishments; clubs are doing 2 lengthy projects this month so did minimal for time’s sake.

Steps: Cut cardstock for card base to 8.5″ x 12″ (Sahara Sand used here – it has become my “go to” neutral color for so many projects; it looks so different depending upon what other colors you use). Score on the long side at 2.75″, 5.5″, 8.25″ and 11″. Cut off a 2″ x 12″ piece and set aside for use later.

Turn the 6.5″ x 12″ piece a quarter turn to the left and score at 2.75″. At the 11″ score line, cut in at a slight angle up from the edge of the cardstock to remove the excess above the score line, which creates a “tab”.

Cut the 2″ x 12″ strip at 4.75″ from the end with the 1″ score line; then cut the strip in half the long way to create 2 strips, each 1″ x 4.75″. Fold tabs back.

Measurements for patterned paper that is used to decorate each “panel”:
1 for inside back panel – 2.5″ x 6.25″; 3 for lower panels (outside) – 2.5″ x 3.5″; 6 for upper panels (sides and front), inside and outside – 2.5″ square.

Fold the decorated box on the 5.5″ score line and attach the tab to the inside (I used Mono adhesive for the entire box). Apply adhesive to the end tabs of each 1″ x 4.75″ piece and adhere them to the inside of the opened box, making sure to align with the top of the opening.

Fold the box down in both directions using a bone folder (do this several times) to ensure your box will lay flat for mailing.

I used the Heart Punch and Heart Framelits to cut out pieces to decorate my box. The transparent heartin the front (just peeking out) is punched from the Quatrafancy Specialty Paper…who would think this could be used for a Valentine’s Day card?

Questions? Email me and I’ll be glad to help! There is also a great tutorial on SCS!



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