Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

September 21, 2015

Box for a Box ...

Hi Everybody,

If you have seen the new videos I have added recently then I am sure you have been wondering how you are going to give this to your recipient

No matter how hard you squeeze you will never get this into an envelope

So I have been busy with a ruler and pencil working out the measurements for a box to put your box into and this is the result ...  Create a Gift Box

In the video I give you the option to leave the box plain and all I have done to it is added some of the extra flowers that I had left over from  making the  Spellbinders Pop Up Box  

I think that this would make a really pretty gift for anyone and it would need to be hand given as it won't fair very well in the post.

But it must be for some one special or you wouldn't be going to these lengths to make it.

This plain variation can be used with either of the pop up boxes that I made
But being me I wanted more so on this one I  have added in  some pattern to the panels and lid

I have dressed  it up with some of the same flowers used in the making of the  Pop Up Box  and this is the version created without using any dies to make it

The flowers on this one are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I have trailed them from the lid down the side of the box.

I have used  dies in the decoration for the outer box and  I have used   Interlocking Love  for the side panels and Majesty for the lid  and then I have lined them with Acetate

Both variations are so pretty once completed and both are easy to do.

The die will save you the bother of measuring as it cuts it out perfectly each and every time but if you can't get the die for whatever reason then you can still get the look yourself without one.

So there you have several links to products I have used and there are three tutorials here also. Click the links to go to the pages and I will also add them to the Video Tutorials tab at the top of the blog

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Christina, I think both yesterday's pop up box without dies and today's ox for it are really good. Thank you so much, Ann

  2. Thanks a whole lot Christina for all your tutorials. All have been wonderful and this is no exception. Its enlightening and it widens my thinking ability.

  3. Morning Christina,
    Lovely boxes for the pop up card, thanks for taking the time to work out the measurements.

  4. Thanks Christina for your 100% help. xx

  5. Good Morning, Christina,
    I actually managed to make the gift box yesterday and it turned out a lot better than I thought I'd be able to manage, all thanks to your great instructions. I left mine blank, mainly because I forgot to cut out a design before I glued it up lol but seeing your picture on this blog, I think I'll put some flowers on the lid as that really finishes it off well. Thanks again for thinking of the gift box as I was wondering how I was going to deliver the pop up :). Bxx

  6. Hi Christina. Words fail me. These are amazing.
    Love Val in Spain x

  7. Stunning crafty project, will watch the video later.


  8. What a wonderful box for a pop-up gift box instead...
    thanks for sharing your talent with all of us
    Well done Christina

  9. Spectacular! I am in love with these! Definitely going to try to follow the tutorial to see if I can make one of these!! TFS!

  10. Hi Christina,
    Just watched your video, thanks to you and Griff for taking the time to do this for us crafters, you make it so easy to follow, it is really appreciated, I love your flower boxes and though I have made them in the past I am following your design they are so much better and being able to have a box for them is the icing on the cake, many thanks.
    Regards Liz.

  11. Wowzers...this is such a beautiful box for your amazing card!! LOVE it!

  12. With these tutorials Christina no excuse for not getting down to do the project....they are beautiful...thank you for sharing with us, kind lady....luv Ursula xx

  13. The boxes for the box cards are wonderful. I pinned them both.

  14. The boxes are gorgeous. Thank you for showing us this project.

  15. Boxes are just as pretty as the pop ups.. Thank you for the tutorials I couldn't do without them :))

  16. Hi Christina, what a great idea to make boxes for the pop up boxes, I love your last box with all the beautiful flowers. Take care Melody xXx

  17. I was hoping I would find directions for the box in inches but I see my comment was not even posted, so sad. Please can we get directions in inches if its not too much trouble and Thank You.

    1. The box is in centimetres because that is my preferred way to work but it is very easy for you to convert these for yourself by either buying a ruler with both measurements printed on it or download to your PC a free conversion chart and it's a lot easier than me doing a whole new video

  18. Thank you for your reply. I guess I will purchase myself a ruler with both measurements on it.

  19. Christina,
    I am so behind in viewing past posts. Life is busy. :) I love this idea of making a box for the pop up box. Never enough time to try everything I want to make. So thankful I can go back and view your cards and tutorials. For some crazy reason I am wide awake at 2 am so I get to enjoy a few of your posts. ~blessings, Louise

  20. That is a beautiful way to give this, I made one for my sister in June and had to send it in the mail in a cushioned envelope, it made it there but it wasn't as full as yours, thanks for sharing


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