Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Card Set Holder Tutorial

This is a pizza box. There are directions all over for a small one, but I wanted one to hold 5 by 7 cards. So I adjusted the measurements and created my own. It took me 6 tries (or 6 sheets of cardstock) to get it right, because I am analytically challenged.

  • One 6" x 11" piece of cardstock                                                                                          
  •  For 5 by 7 cards: 9 ½”  by 14 piece of cardstock, and a 2 ½” by 9 ½”  piece to make it 14 inches long (if you score this very lightly at ½” it will give you a nice line to keep your piece straight when gluing it to the end of the 12 inch side, making it 14 inches long.  There will be a seam on the bottom of your box.
  • Scoring tool
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Additional cardstock and embellishments to decorate your box
Step 1
With the short side of a 6" x 11" piece of cardstock at the top of the scoring tool, score at 1" and 5"
For 9 ½” x 14” cardstock:
1” and 8.” The length of the scoring board is 12 inches right? So turn the cardstock to complete scoring the 14 inch length.
 Step 2
Turn the cardstock, and on the 11" side, score at 1", 5”, 6” and 10”
Turn cardstock, and on the 14” side, score at 1”, 6 ½”, 7 ½“, 13” (to do the 13 inch you will have to turn the cardstock and score at 1 inch) The add-on piece is on the right, then turn so the add-on is on the left to score at 1 inch.
 Step 3
Following the scored lines along the 11” or 14” side, use scissors to cut flaps. Be sure NOT to cut on the seam line.
Begin each cut on outer edge of paper and stop at the perpendicular scored line as shown. Be sure NOT to score on the seam line.
 Adhere flaps to inside of box.

Now comes the fun part, decorating the box!


  1. Cute box and thanks for the tutorial. I made one with a separate lid once. I like the idea of a once piece box!

  2. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Very nice. Thanks for the tutorial too. I will have to try this!

  4. Excellent tutorial!! Beautiful box! :)

  5. Awesome idea for a gift. Thanks for trying so many times yourself and doing the right measurements, now probably I can make it with only one try... LOL!!!. Great tutorial!!!

  6. Such a nice way to package cards Carol! Your box is fantastic! Hope your mother's day was a fabulous one!!!


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