Thursday, February 13, 2014

Card in a Box Valentine

Geesh, the time has flown so quick.  My last post was before Christmas!  Honestly, I have been creating almost everyday but have been to lazy to do any posting.  Today changes that with this gorgeous card!

 This is called a Card in a Box, folds up flat for mailing and can be totally, over the top, decorated.  I've put the directions at the bottom of the post so you can make your own :-)
 For this lovey, I used my trusty Cricut to cut all the hearts and the quote Love you.  The paper is from Prima's 6 x 6 Divine Collection.  Love it!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit.  If you make your own Card in a Box, I'd love for you to share with a link in the comments.
Enjoy your day!
  • Take an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock and score on the long side (11” side) at 2.5”, 5”, 7.5” and 10”.Cut off a 2 x 11 strip and set it aside. This will be used later.
  • Turn the now 6.5 x 11 panel a quarter turn (so that the unscored short side is at the top of your score board) and score at 2.5”.
  • Cut down to the 2.5” score line along each of the 4 perpendicular score lines. At the 10” score line cut in at a slight angle from the edge of the cardstock to create a tab.
  • Cut the 2 x 11 strip at 4.5” from the end with the 1” score line. Cut the strip in half long ways to create two 1 x 4.5 strips for the inside of your box.
  • Decorate each panel.
Assemble box and finish decorating accordingly.


  1. Can't believe mine is the first comment on this! Beautiful!


  2. it is truly beautiful

  3. I LOVE your card ! The design is AWESOME !
    You have inspired me, thank you so much for that.
    Blessings, Holly

  4. I just found this on a Pinterest sight. I don't understand the directions. Your diagram is for the box right? How do you get it to fold flat? How many hearts did you cut? At what sizes? How did you attach them to the box? Or to each other?
    Please let me know I do love this design and would love to make some for next years Valentine's Day.

    1. Hi Judi. Yes, the diagram is for the card in a box. There are loads of videos on how to make a Card in a Box that will help you figure out how to make the card. As for how many hearts, I don't recall. I just made a bunch of them and attached them to the box and then to each other to give the height. Good Luck!!