Let’s have some Old Fashioned Christmas Fun creating some easel card gift boxes!
Last year I created a kit called: Old Fashioned Christmas Easel Card Box that was a HUGE hit. The printable sheets included instructions on them but I thought it would be nice to add instructions online as I’ll be making some more of these projects this year.
Here’s a look at the kit that can be created as a treasure or ornament box, advent box, or easel card . . .
The project can be created with paper only – or – with the addition of medium weight chipboard for a longer lasting project. Other supplies you will need are: tape type adhesive, a button or bead and distress ink.
The following tutorial is only for the Easel Card Box. I’ll be making the advent box later, with a new kit version so keep watch for that!
Let’s begin . . .
1. Start with the sheet for the outside boxes. First print the “backing paper” sheet then flip it over in your printer and print the outside box on the opposite side. Do this 6 times for the easel card box project. Cut the boxes out and construct as indicated on the sheet.
2. Next you want to create the inside boxes, making the same amount of these as you did for the outside boxes. Construct the boxes and slide them inside the outside boxes. If you want, you can use the backing paper on the opposite side of these boxes as well.
3. Now you want to connect three boxes together in a row, do this twice, then connect the two rows together – back to back as seen below. You might also want to distress all edges at this time.
NOTE: If you want, create more boxes, connect them as you did these, and then stack on top of this set. You could have the box be two, three or however many rows upward as you like.
4. Print the sheet with the box bottom and top papers once. Cut the two papers apart. One paper will be for the bottom of the box set you made earlier, the other will be for the top, as seen below.
Add the papers to bottom and top with tape adhesive and distress all edges.
NOTE: For a sturdier box, cut a piece of medium weight chipboard the same size as the top and bottom papers. Add paper to one side of the chipboard then attach the chipboard to the top and bottom of the boxes unit.
5. Next you want to make up the easel card. Cut out the card parts and embellishments and using pop dots or dimensional tape, create the card front. Cut out the Card Easel, fold where indicated on the sheet and add tape adhesive as seen below.
Attach the card front to the card easel paper as seen below.
Now attach the card to the Card Base
Then attach the card base to the top of the boxes. Add a button or bead to use for the card front stopper as seen below.
EASY PEASY!!!! You’re done!
Hope you had FUN!! Just think how much fun it will be to give gifts in this card box!