Sunday 30 September 2012

Toreads easel card box instructions

Well with the launch of the stunning little Toreads well under way here are the instructions on how to make the box and easel card that I showed on one of my sneaky peeks;

To start you need 2 pieces of 14X14 centura pearl card. Using the ultimate score one piece of card on box base at 5in on all 4 sides. With the other score at 5in on box lid around all 4 sides. Fold and burnish all the score lines and cut out small sections in the corners and apply wet glue and fold to create the box.Use paper clips or pegs to hold in place. Leave on one side to dry. You can make the box as big or small as you like but for demonstration purposes for the launch I went with a big box.

The easel card was made using 3 pieces of centura pearl all cut out using the largest scalloped squares die for the grand calibur. Again you can make this as big or small as you like depending on how big you wanted the card to be.
I chose the backing papers and toppers from the CD and matted and layered onto one of the die cut pieces of card , added some ribbon and my image. Some flowers and a epiphany round on each corner just to finish.

With the 2nd piece of card I scored it at approx 3inches and then 0.5 inch. These lines were then burnished and folded over with the 0.5 inch section been attached to the base layer of the card and the 3 in section to the back of the section you have just decorated. That forms the easel part of the card.

With the base section I again matted and layered some papers from the CD and created a little stopper for my easel with another piece of card that was decorated to match and added with some foam pads to give it height. A heart shaped epiphany in the right corner and a sentiment and flower and thats done.

Attach the whole card to the lid of the now dry box. With some papers I had left over I decorated the front and back of the box again with simple matting and layering and there you have it.

If you have any questions please get in touch. Happy crafting xx


  1. Thanks for a super tutorial Cathy, am going to have a go at something similar for my friends birthday :)

    Elaine xxx

  2. Thank you it is great. i might have to have a go at this.xx