Card In A Box for Teens

It’s occurred to me that while I’ve made a bunch of these “Card In A Box” cards, I haven’t shared any with you!  Ahhh! I hope I’m forgiven.  So here’s one I made recently for one of my sons.  I usually make a ‘fandom’ card for him based on some TV show or video game that he enjoys but this year he said he would be happy with a ‘regular card’. I was really pleased with how this turned out and loved the smile on my son’s face when he pulled this card out of the envelope and it popped up right into this cool box. Credit goes to my friend Monica Gale in the UK.  I used her video to make this card in a box and then decorated it to suit the look I was going for.  Click here to see Monica’s video and make sure you take time to look around her blog while you’re there, her work is absolutely amazing.

Stampin' Up! Card In A Box for Teens

I will say that the first time I made a Card In A Box I found it was a bit of a learning curve, but that’s because I tend to make regular cards more than anything.  Once you’ve made one though, then it’s easy to see how it all works and they become pretty fast to make.  The decorating part takes the longest for me, so you’ll want to have some sort of idea of what bits and pieces you’d like to add to your card. Here’s a view of some of the “bits and pieces” I’ve used.

Side view of Card in a Box

And a view of the other side.  A little Card In A Box tip for you:  When you’re punching out shapes or die cutting bits of cardstock, etc, make some extras and keep them in a little container on your desk.  This will make it so much quicker next time you want to make a card in a box as you can dip into your stash of embellishments to add to your card.  A tackle box with some stars, “Happy Birthday” images, letters and numbers will make it quick and fun to create future Card In A Box birthday cards.

By the way, if you’re wondering how I got those silver stars – I just stamped the stars from the Simply Stars stamp set on the back of my Silver Glimmer Paper then cut them out.

Right view of card in a box

I know I’ve used a tonne of products and stamps and stuff on this card but it gives you an idea of some things that you can use on your own cards which you might already have.  Or maybe you might see something there that you know is going to be versatile for you.

If you have any questions about how I made the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email meOr you can just click the button below to shop now 24/7.

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And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:

Rubber Stamps: Simply Stars (Woodmount: 130889) (Clearmount: 130892); Memorable Moments – numbers (Woodmount: 132039) (Clearmount: 126682); Starburst Sayings (Woodmount: 133182) (Clearmount: 133185); Perfect Pennants (Woodmount: 133227) (Clearmount: 133230)

Inkpads/Markers: Coastal Cabana inkpad (131175); Tangerine Tango (126946)

Cardstock & Paper: Chocolate Chip (108599); Retro Fresh patterned paper (132993); Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags (133526); Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)

Tools: Big Shot  (113439); Starburst Framelit Dies (132967); On Film Framelit Dies – arrow (132969); Magnetic Plate (130658) for the Big Shot is optional but super handy when using Framelits; Simply Scored (122334)

AccessoriesHung Up Cute Clips – arrow (129389); Candy Dots Brights (130931); Basic Metal Buttons (133319); Essential Wooden Elements (132258)

AdhesivesSNAIL, Dimensionals, Glue Dots


  1. Donna Zammit says

    I just love cards in a box….I’ve made quite a few. I love seeing how everyone embellishes theirs. Yours is super and great for those boys in our lives. Monica Gale is fabo, I love her blog too!Have a great weekend. Cheers Donna Z :)

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