Tutorial | Notepad Holder Box Card


Hi everyone!  My!  It's already the end of April.  I don't know about you but I feel like this month has gone by way too fast!  And speaking of time, Mother's Day is just around the corner!   Need some idea of what to give?  How about a Box card gift? Like this one here.  It's a notepad holder box card I just finished as a gift for my husband's assistant.

Although I made this to hold 4x6 size notepads, you can pretty much use it to hold just about anything...candies, cookies or even gift card, etc.  The tutorial I'm putting for you will create a 6.25" x 4.25" x  0.75" box.  But once you got the steps down, you can basically create any size box you want!  So let get started.
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Basic materials - you will need...

Heavy-weight cardstock paper (at least 100 lb) - for the box
Pattern/textured papers OR any colored heavy-weight cardstock - for the cover 
Double-side adhesive (tape or roller)
Straight cut

Finally...any stamps, dies and embellishments you want to complete the design of your cover.  For mine, I used the following...

Whimsy Stamps:  Butterfly frame die,  Fluttering By sentiment 
Taylored Expressions:  Simply Stamped-Zinnias Dies,  Simply Stamped-Zinnias stamps
Spellbinders:   A2 Divine Eloquence frame die
Impression Obsession: French border die 
Butterfly punch
foam mounting tape - 1 inch

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I'm a visual learner.  So I decided to explain the steps in a template format for you.  I'm breaking this into a "4-Steps" process...Here is STEP 1...

Once you have cut and score as shown in the above template, you then push each corner cut piece inward and adhesive to the side flap to create the box like this...

NEXT STEP...follow the 2 steps below then fold on the scored lines to create the cover.

TIP:  If you want both the inside and outside to have pattern/texture you'll need to cut out 2 pieces of the paper and adhesive the white backing to each other....like I did mind.

STEP 3... Create the pen holder slot

First, cut out a 1"x 3.625" slip of paper.  For a perfect size hole, wrap the paper around a pen...like this...loose enough so the pen can easily be remove and insert back in. Secure the ends with double-side adhesive.

Next, adhesive the end to the center bottom of the box like this...

FINAL STEP: Decorate front cover!  This is my favorite part of all!  This is where I can get creative and make my "card" design.  Once the cover done decorating, it's time to adhesive the box into the inside of the cover...

And that wrap up this notepad holder box card tutorial.   Hopefully it was simple and easy to follow. Here's another look of the finished project.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.

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