Greeting Card Gift Box
This Greeting Card Gift Box was designed for cards with envelopes about 1/4” larger than the usual envelopes for 5-1/2” x 4-1/4” handmade cards. I discovered I needed one when the envelopes from the Color Me Happy Project Kit didn’t fit inside the Acetate Card Boxes. I’ve faced envelope frustration before and conquered it as you can see in my articles, Long Note Card Box-Completed and Easy Long Note with Fall Flair.
The Oh, Hello Greeting Card Gift Box has the same 1” depth for the lid and the box bottom. You can add 1/2” to the dimensions of the box bottom and get a 1-1/4” depth for the with 1” for the lid. This will make it a bit easier to open the box.
Instead of giving you the exact dimensions for the box, I’m going to give you the steps to make a Greeting Card Gift Box for your own envelope size.
- Measure your envelope. Write down the dimensions, leaving room to add.
- Add 1-1/2” both ways for the box bottom.
- Add 1-3/16” to 1-3/8” both ways for the box top, depending upon the thickness of the box material.
- Score the box bottom at 1-1/4” on all sides. Create flaps by snipping from the outer edge to the score line of the longest sides.
- Score the box top at 1” on all sides. Create flaps by snipping from the outer edge to the score line of the shortest sides.
- Decorate your box top as you wish. I recommend keeping the embellishments flat so you can stack multiple boxes.
- Crease all the score lines and adhere the flaps to the box sides. Use strong adhesive such as Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape.
Tip: If you have to piece together your box material to get the size you want, you can adhere a piece of the box material between the join and the bottom edge to get the box to stand flat. The box top doesn’t really need piecing, just decorate the lower side or cover the join.
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