Foldup Box with Matching cards & Envelopes

Foldup Box set

I found this Foldup box on Pootles and had a blast making it. Then I thought, “What can I put in it?” Candy comes to mind as an initial option but after Easter I am candied out. “Who can I give the finished gift to?”, was my next consideration. I love to make cards. I have friends who like to send cards but don’t make them. Hmm… I know, I will put cards inside. But wait… the outside dimensions are 4″ by 6″. If I go with cards, I either need to design cards to fit my box or redesign/resize my box. So I decided to design cards and envelopes to fit my box.

Foldup Box

Making the box itself is easy. First, cut your cardstock to 8″ x 11″. Next, score on the LONG side at 1″, 2″, 6″, and 7″. Then score on the SHORT side at 1″, and 7″. After you have all your scoring done your box will look like this: Foldup box template

Now cut out the small sections on my template I have labeled with an X. Next use your corner rounder to round the corners of the flap you have created. Corner round tabNext using a ruler and your scoring tool score 4 diagonal lines as shown. Then fold up the narrow flap and using a ¾” circle punch -punch a half circle in the middle. punch in tab Now you are ready to Foldup your view of hole punch Tuck the diagonals into the center as you fold the rest of the box up and roll it together. tuck corners and rollFinally the notched flap is the bottom front and the narrow tab will tuck into the top.tucking in front

Box Decor:

To decorate your box cut the following pieces:

Cardstock- 3-3/4 x 5-3/4
Designer Paper 3-1/2 x 5-1/2″
Cardstock Mat 3-1/4 x 2-1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock 3 x 2-1/4″

Once you have the cardstock and Designer Paper cut, it is time to stamp and sponge your pieces. For my box, I used Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock for the box itself. I used the Succulent Garden DSP from the Occassion’s catalog. My cardstock mats for the stamped sentiment and the Designer paper are out of the soon to retire Mint Macaron cardstock. Why is it that some InColors never catch your attention until just before they retire?

In keeping with the colors in the DSP, I sponged the designer paper and the cardstock with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink using the Layering Love stamp set. The DSP and its mat were glued directly to the box with snail and the Sentiment and its mat were added with dimensionals. Last I added 3 Enamel shapes in Pear Pizzazz and tied a bow on the Foldup box using the Succulent Garden Ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum.


Creating the cards is pretty simple. I designed them to match the Foldup box decor but fit inside. Cut your cardstock for your base to 7½” x 5¾”. Score the LONG side at 3½” , fold and burnish flat. You now have a 5¾” by 3½” landscape card. Decorate as you did the top of the box leaving off the mat on the DSP. Cut the DSP and Cardstock as follows:
DSP 3-1/2 x 5-1/2″
Cardstock Mat 3-1/4 x 2-1/2″
Whisper White Cardstock 3 x 2-1/4″

The Foldup box holds 4 cards and 4 envelopes. I made 2 using Sweet Sugarplum as my base accenting with Pear Pizzazz an Mint Macaron. The other 2 used Mint Macaron with Sweet Sugarplum accents. Finally I finished my cards by decorating a scrap (5⅜” x 3⅜”) of my envelope paper to the inside for writing on.envelopes & interior


For your envelopes you can use a standard size envelope but if you do, the envelopes won’t fit in the box so I designed envelopes to fit both the cards and the box.  I like to use a text weight paper when I make envelopes. Copy paper or ‘envelope’ paper is very flimsy and cardstock is stiff and bulky. Text weight paper is easy to find at most office supply stores. If not,  use what you have. (28 lb. printer paper works.)

To create your envelope, cut a piece of text weight paper or cardstock to 7⅝” x 7⅝”.  Using the Envelope Punch board score at 3⅛”, turn 90º, score at 4916”, turn 90º, score at 3⅛”, turn 90º, score at 4916”. (If you want to use the Stampin Up Scoreboard and Diagonal Plate use these directions instead. – Score at 2¾”, turn  90º, score at 4¼”, turn 90º, score at 2¾”, turn  90º, score at 4¼”.) Burnish your score lines well.

cutting the flapFold up one of the short points and place the folded edge on the bottom of your cutter with the point of one of the long edges on the 1″ mark to the right of your blade. Now cut off at the 1 ” mark. This is now your bottom flap.

Next using your snips or your envelope punch board, cut out the overlap triangle at the center of each side. Now fold in the short sides on the score lines. adhesive on flapThen apply adhesive ( I prefer snail) to the bottom edges of the side flaps and fold the bottom flap up securing it in place. Carefully apply tear-n-tape to the edges of the top flap and leave the backing paper in place until you are ready to seal the envelope closed.

Last I stamped some images from the Oh, so Succulent stamp set to the outside of my envelopes to match the interior of the cards. The finished card set looks like this.Full set of box and cards

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