Thursday, 6 March 2014

Masterboard Card Ideas.

Hi Bloggies here are the instructions for the box card I made.
So many people have asked me about this box and also about Masterboards.
I first read about masterboards in a Stampington magazine (probably the best craft magazines in the world, though that is just my opinion of course lol!).
They are just background papers that you make yourself and can be used for die cutting, matting and layering, punching etc.
It also allows you to make a collection of items, greetings cards, ATC's, wall panels, journal pages, tags, wrapping papers etc. all with similar designs without having to buy costly papers.
I generally make mine A3 but it could be any size.

Anyway, here are the instructions for the box card.
I began by making the card blank. 
I have posted this before but for anyone who has missed it this is the pattern that I came up with.
You will need to click on this and open it as it is hand written.
These instructions are for a card which fits a 6" envlope and is made with an A4 piece of card.
The card I made here actually fits a 8" envelope and was made from an A3 piece of card, just adjust the measurements.

 Next, cut out the mats from the masterboard and matching coloured card.
I have cut out some of the leaves which I will use later.

After cutting and creasing the card blank, I started the matting and layering of the box.

 I used ribbon to add interest to the matting.

I decided to emboss the flowers once they were die cut, swiped over the embossing with distress ink using a blending tool, added embossing powder and heated this to give the flowers a shine.
I layered the flowers and attached a brad to each one.

Next glue the box together and attach the flowers and leaves.
Take care when doing this to just check that when it is layed flat that the flowers are enclosed within the box or you will be unable to get it into the envelope.
I also stamped out some hearts and butterflies which were attached amongst the flowers and side of the box.

 I added text, including a sentiment at the front and completed it by adding stickles glue.
On this box, I have put the back lid in an upright position but it can also be left down like the others if wished.
And here is the finished box.

 Hope you like this card and if there is anything I have not covered sufficiently please leave me a message.
 Back soon,
Angela x



  1. What a fantastic project, your finished card/box looks beautiful.

    Sherry x
    WoYWw #87

  2. A beautifully designed and co-ordinate nix full of wonderful spring like flowers. Xx

  3. I never tire of seeing this box card idea and your card is just stunning. I love the leaves and flowers and I love your masterboard techniques so much that I now make them too. You are so very talented my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Wow.... that is an amazing card and whole lovely to see it spring into action.

  5. That's a great card in a box - love the spring feeling.


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