Card in a Box

How to make a Card in a Box


This is the project we made during my live stream on Saturday .... a Card in a Box.

I've had several requests to demonstrate how to make these and to be honest I was a little intimidated because of all the steps .... But ... it's not as hard as I thought!  In fact it's not hard at all ... it's just a little time consuming ...but very worth the effort!

Here's a picture of how it really does fold flat to mail in an envelope.


After my One Sheet Wonder Class I'm still hooked on the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper so it was an easy choice to start with it.  

We used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set along with Another Great Year stamp set.  And .... the balloons were made with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits (yes, they are available).  Item #127816  

You will use Window Sheets to hold the balloons (3 x 1/4) or we decided you could also use toothpicks, coffee stir sticks, or you can cut up a old stamp case (but be careful ... sharp edges) or you could use transparency sheets ... just make sure they are really thick .. otherwise they'll flop over.

Instead of listing all the measurements on my blog I've added them to the Project Supply Sheet (it's posted right under the video).  Did you know I've been including those with every project that has a video since January?   Here's an example .... 


Here's the video on how to make the Card in a Box:

If you're reading this blog post in your email (via google) please visit My Blog to watch the video.


Click here to download the Card in a Box Project Sheet. (updated Feb 25th)

Click here if you would like to watch the Live Stream version of this box being made on Saturday (video is over an hour long).

Stampin' Up! supplies:

  • Stamps:  Another Great Year 133038(w) 133041(c), Teeny Tiny Wishes 128748(w) 127802(c)
  • Ink:  121174 Baked Brown Sugar, 126978 Soft Suede, 131263 Subtles Collection Markers (So Saffron & Calypso Coral), 131260 Coast Cabana (In Color Collection)
  • Card Stock:  132993 Retro Fresh DSP, 131297 Coastal Cabana, 101650 Very Vanilla, 131296 Baked Brown Sugar, 122925 Calypso Coral
  • Accessories:   114323 Window Sheets, 127816 Holiday Ornaments Framelits, 119246 Rhinestones, 104199 Linen Thread, 119861 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 119860 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 119854 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, 103683 Glue Dots, 104294 Sticky Strip, 126189 Paper Piercer, 122334 Simply Scored Scoring Tool, 126889 Stampin’ Trimmer, 101610 Sponge, 104430 Dimensionals, 113439 Big Shot, 130658 Magnetic Platform


Thanks & have  a great day!

Congrats to these people  ... their names were drawn to win a free pack of Rhinestones after the Live Stream on Saturday.  (If your name is listed please send me your address.

  • Damar Osica
  • Dori T
  • Susan Timchack
  • Charlene Carlos - won a Stampin' Up! ruler

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Congrats NanaMay! … your name was drawn to win the Card in a Box. Please email my assistant at and we’ll get it shipped out asap.

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Date: 10:37 AM | Permalink | Comments (37)


  1. Marian Gonzalez

    love it….going to make this (card in a box) for my dad, his bday is on mar 2!!! thank you

  2. mary

    So very cute 🙂

  3. Diane T

    Very cute. I will have to try this one for sure!

  4. Ilena Christman

    Sorry I missed the live stream, but I am so excited to try this box/card. What a great card for a child. Love them both, but my favorite is the 5 balloons.

  5. xiomara

    Very cute boxes. 🙂

  6. Nadine Motes

    Love Love this idea–gonna make some of these for my co-workers on their B’days they will adore them as much as I do!!! Thanks Angie

  7. Nadine Motes

    Such a cute and adorable idea –Thanks Angie!!

  8. Casey Thrush

    This is so cute and I am glad you are hooked on the retro fresh because I am too and love seeing all of the things you create with it. Super cute!! I wasn’t going to make one of these either but now seeing yours I am going to HAVE to!! Too cute.

  9. Denise Bryant

    Love your card in a box! I’m going to have to give this a try… very impressive!

  10. Lisa Sylvia

    WOW Angie, I missed the USTREAM due to having to work but I LOVE this box. The balloons make it so cute. I love them both.

  11. Connie

    Another impressive project!

  12. Fay Marie Gardner

    I love this project! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Nancy Holland

    Love this . Angie you designed it Amazing. Thank you

  14. Linda Mohler

    I just made one of these, and they are adorable. I think there is one misprint though. The 3 pieces of DSP that are 2 x 3-5/8 should be 2 x 2-5/8, at least by my calculation. Thanks for this wonderful project!

  15. Denise Heredia

    I love the card box! I will be making these for sure!! I like the one with five balloons!

  16. Arleta Bagchi

    Love this project. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Belinda P

    A card in a box. How cute is this. Love how easy you made it look, because I would not have even tried it if I had not watched your video. Love the 5 balloons, but the 3 balloons was also very cute. Thanks again.

  18. NanaMay

    Oh my heavens! This is too cute!

  19. Buffy Scott

    This box was really cute but seemed like a little more work. But that is ok for some special people. The special ones know exactly what time & effort & LOVE you put into making the card or project! Nice card, thanks for sharing!

  20. Kimberly

    Cutest ever!

  21. Dianne H

    This is so darn cute!

  22. Damar Osika

    Sending you my address here – couldn’t send it the other way.
    So excited that my name was drawn!
    Damar Osika
    84 Walsh Road
    Lagrangeville, NY 12540

    Enjoy all your hard work!!

  23. Patti J.

    I love this, Angie! Your videos always make me less intimidated to try something new. Thank you!!!

  24. Rita

    Love it! I know I would love to get one of these for my birthday…who wouldn’t love getting this in the mail!!!

  25. stamping sue

    Fabulous video!!! I want to try to make this box pop up card. thanks so much for sharing.
    stamping sue

  26. johnnie sexton

    Wow! Angie…like you I wasn’t going to try this and you made it look so easy and I made one and I love it. Thanks so much for helping step outside my comfort zone.

  27. Carmen M

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this project! So many themes running through my head.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas Angie!

  28. Merrily

    My mom turns 95 in March and I’m going to make her this card…I wouldn’t make a bunch of these, but for a special birthday it is perfect! Thank you for the tutorial. I don’t think I could make it without the visual and you are such a wonderful teacher. Merrily

  29. Cynthia Tuttle

    You made it look so easy that I am going to make one now!! The toughest part is deciding on a theme and color choices!! Thanks for all of the videos that you’ve made because they are a great help to everyone!!

  30. Susan

    WONDERFUL tutorial; thanks ever so much for making & sharing everything; off to make1!!

  31. Mary Ann Guerena

    Love this card. I am going to use it for my 80 Easter invitations. Instead of balloons I will be cutting out eggs. Thank you.

  32. Nylin tennessee


  33. i really love your stuff, and hope that one day I’ll be as good as you 🙂

  34. Janine

    I love this box card!! It took me a few times making it because, like you said, the placement of the inside pieces were the hardest things to master with this box. I tried making the inside pieces in a different way and it turned out easier to attach these two inside pieces. I cut my two interior panels at 3 1/8 x 2 3/4—actually just a tad under 2 3/4. I cut two of these pieces for the inside (instead of one piece at 3 1/8 and cutting it in half). It worked out better to get the placement right as the 2 3/4 length makes it to the bottom of the box and you are able to keep the box standing upright on the table as you attach the two inside pieces. I don’t know if this makes any sense (?)….lol but it worked out easier.

  35. Janet

    Awesome card ….I think it would make a great Mother’s Day card with flowers. Can’t wait to try it.

  36. Mariyn

    Thank you for posting directions, you don’t know how hard I had to look for these! Love it

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