Box Card Using Handmade Papers

I have jumped on the box card bandwagon in a big way!! I love three dimensional projects, and this twist on a greeting card really resonates with me. Box cards look extraordinary, but actually, are quite simple to make. I sized this box card to be appropriate as a gift enclosure card.

I used regular solid colored cardstock for the box card and the insert base. The decorative side and flap panels are handmade papers. After cutting the pieces for the flap panels, I embossed them using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The flowers were cut with an embossing die.

Adhere the decorative panels to the box card base, then form the box and glue the tab in place. Next, position and adhere the flowers to the box card and the insert base. The insert base is glued to the inner sides of the box midway from the front and back.

Here's my finished box card with decorative panels made from handmade papers.

I've included a PDF file you can download to make your own box card.


  1. Carole - this should be in a magazine! Love the pretty box nestled among coleus. How did you emboss the flowers, was it before or after you dried your seed paper? Just gorgeous, thank you!

  2. I love this box! Can hardly wait to try it myself :-D Thank you for sharing!

  3. Love the project, Carole! So many themes could be used to create this!
    Love and light,


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