French Themed Card in a Box


A long time friend recently celebrated his 70th Birthday.  Since he’s French in origin, I decided to make a French-themed card-in-a-box for him.

I’ve made a few square card-in-a-box cards, and had seen an oblong one so decided to try my hand at that shape.  I found all the instructions and dimension here on Diane Barnes blog.

It was a quite simple (but very time-consuming) card to make. I found this shape easier to put together than the square ones. As you’ll see from the photograph, I added the bars going across the card-box before I closed it all up.  I also added all the bits and pieces before closing it.

In my opinion it made the process so much easier.

Above is the box before I sealed the sides. You can see I’ve begun adding my embellishments. It really was so much simpler like this.


A close up of the finished card – once sealed.

Most of the patterned papers I used were from a Graphics 45 6×6 paper pack I had in my stash.

This shot is from the back. The stamped die cut was just sitting there. I wrote on it before gluing down.

I was extremely happy with the end result, and our friend was thrilled with his very special card, made especially for him.

If you haven’t made one of these facinating cards before, give it a go. There are quite a few videos around with information. This one is for the larger square shape – which is my preferred size for the square boxes.  This post has a video for the smaller square size.  And the link above has the dimensions for the oblong shape.

Have fun making these! I know I do.

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4 thoughts on “French Themed Card in a Box

  1. You did a great job on this Cheryl. I just did one for my grandsons for Easter, and it’s not easy to get all the stuff just right in there. Love your theme and the colors are perfect. Well done!!

  2. Thanks so much, Judy. I loved making it, but it was very time consuming for sure! (But well worth it!)

  3. Wonderful card in a box and you certainly put lots of effort and work into it I can tell. I am not brave enough to try one of those. I guess my clean and simple style seems to just be the way I am and prefer, but I admire those who do so much more with their talents.

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