Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Hey everyone, it's Hilary here today with a fun tutorial showcasing the new Card in a Box die by Lori Whitlock.  I'm so excited to play with this die, I just adore box cards, they are so fun and interactive, and can be adapted to fit just about any celebration.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

I decided to keep the theme pretty summery, considering summer is already here in South Florida, plus the little windmills are so adorable all tucked inside.  How fun would this box card be as an invitation to a pool, or children's party?

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

I love the layers upon layers box cards offer, and believe it or not, but they do fold flat for mailing too, just try to keep additional elements to a minimum to reduce bulk.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Looking down on the card you can see the three rows, each containing a cloud and a fun windmill.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

...and neutral wooden buttons tied with twine was the perfect embellishment to finish them off. I'd love to show you how easy it is to create such a fun card, using this one die, so let's get started.

You will need the, Card in a Box, Bigz XL die by Lori Whitlock, your Big Shot die cutting machine, a Premium Crease Pad Extended, Extended Cutting Pad and of course pattern paper.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

To die cut your card, first lay an Extended Cutting Pad down onto your Big Shot, followed by the Card in a Box die, (cutting side up), followed by the pattern paper you choose to use, then finally lay a Premium Extended Crease Pad on top.  Slide this sandwich through your Big Shot.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Continue die cutting till you have all of your pieces. I cut 1 box, 4 sides, 3 windmills, an assortment of clouds, and 3 dividers. Lay out all of your pieces.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Next, add the contrasting panels of patterned paper down on the box die cut, using a good permanent tape runner.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Once all the panels are adhered, fold the box card along the creased lines, and secure at the tab in the back using a bead of hot glue.  You can now fold down your sides, leaving the back panel to stand tall.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Next, fold the 3 divider tabs at the scored lines and adhere using a bead of hot glue to the inside of the box, keeping the tabs facing backwards, (it's just prettier that way).

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

The next step is to fold your windmills using the tabs that are cut and scored for you, toward the center of windmill.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

I then secured the tabs by adhering buttons to the center using hot glue.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Next it's time to adhere everything to your card.  Starting with the front row, add a windmill and a cloud, then as you work back, I wanted to elevate them, and I did this by adding the windmills to small wooden sticks then secured them with hot glue to the divider tabs.  You can hide the sticks by covering with clouds. Decorate the inside any way you want, the possibilities are endless.

Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer

Finish by adding a sentimental die cut to the front panel of the card.

I hope my project inspires you to create some box cards of your own.  They are so much fun to make, to give and most importantly...to receive.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Hilary Kanwischer

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Other Supplies Used:

  • Pattern paper, (I used the "Playful" collection by Authentique Paper)
  • Small wooden buttons
  • Twine
  • White cardstock
  • Hot glue
  • Permanent tape runner
  • Small wooden sticks

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3 thoughts on “Sizzix Tutorial | Let's Have Fun Box Card by Hilary Kanwischer”

  • Connie

    Beautiful, but for those who do not have the BigZ die the measurements would be great. Love the colors you did an amazing job

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  • Barbara Minton
    Barbara Minton Aug 09, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks for explaining this. Size seems to have left us hung out to dry on their more intricate die construction projects lately. Remember when K. Burniston made You Tube videos for every die she designed? Anyway, this was very helpful, no thanks to Sizzix or the new designers.

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