If you're looking for a novel way to give a little gift, then look no further than this fabulous card fold. Easel box cards have a built in "drawer" that can slide open to reveal a little present, gift card or some birthday money, as well as a wonderful easel card secured right on top!
1. To make the easel card, cut one piece of cardstock measuring 4" x 8" and one measuring 4" x 4".
2. Score the long piece of cardstock at 2" and at 4" and make mountain folds on both score lines.
3. Now assemble your easel card. If you need full instructions on how to make an easel card, click here. When complete, set the card aside and start working on the box.
4. Trim a piece of heavy weight cardstock to 6" x 6". Score 1" from each of the four edges and make valley folds along each score line.
5. To make the box sit properly when constructed, I use a sharp pair of scissors to trim out the score line from each of the corner tabs giving the cardstock more room to fold.
6. Place some adhesive on the back of each tab, then fold the sides in and secure the tabs inside the box as shown below.
7. To make a case for the box, trim a piece of cardstock to 4" x 12". Use the box as a guide for measuring the position of each fold line. Use double sided tape or glue to adhere the overlapping ends together to create the case. Remember not to make it too tight or the box won't slide easily in and out.
8. Cut eight pieces of patterned paper measuring 33/4" x 3/4" and one piece measuring 33/4" x 33/4". These are for decorating the box and case you just created.
9. Add one of the strips to the outside front of the box. Next we're going to attach a decorative brad in the middle to function as a tiny knob or handle.
Tip: I like to add some pieces of foam tape to the back of the brad so that it stands away from the box a little bit making it easier to grasp.
10. Pierce the centre front of the box and place your brad through the hole. Flatten out the battens in the back.
11. Now adhere patterned papers to the inside of the box and to the outside back panel.
DO NOT ADD PATTERNED PAPER TO THE SIDES OF YOUR BOX AS IT WILL NOT SLIDE INTO THE CASE.
See... no patterned paper on the sides of my box.
12. All that's left is to secure the easel card to the top of the case with some glue or double sided tape... and don't forget to add a treat in the drawer!
Photos and written instructions copyright Beccy Muir.
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