Book Box 3D Card

Hello crafty friends, Sabiha here!

Hope you all are doing fine. We all make cards now and then but today I have come up with a totally different style of card which is a card as well as a beautiful gift. Its a “3D BOOK BOX CARD”

I have used Little Birdie paper pack “SONGS OF THE SEA” for this card. Also some coordinating Little Birdie handmade flowers, embellishments and sentiment chippies.

First have a look at the card ….

Top view of the closed card
Inside view of the open card
Book style 3D effect on the inside (right side)of the card
Left side of inside card with a pocket for journaling cards and personal messages
Side view of book style box

Step by Step Instructions to make this beautiful book style 3D card

#1 First take a thick white cardstock with dimensions 6.75″ by 12″  and score it at 5″ and 7″ to make a book like fold.

#2 Next take four white card stock measuring 5 1/2 ” by 11″ (2 Pieces) and 4″ by 11″  (2 Pieces) . Score them at 1/2″ interval and fold them in an accordion or zigzag style as shown in the pic.

also distress the raised edges to give a finished look. I have used Broken China distress inks to distress the edges.

#3 Now choose different pattern papers to adhere on the front, back, inside and on the spine of the card. The sizes are shown in the pic.

#4 Now comes the tricky part of making the 3D book style frame. Take the two pieces (one big and one small) of the folded paper and insert them in-between the grooves applying some glue inside the paper, you definitely need some patience here. Make a rectangular frame as shown in the pic. Also adhere the pattern paper on the card surface along with a ribbon to be used as the card closer.

I have also used the scalloped pattern from the element sheet to decorate the edges of the frame. Also cut some acetate sheet strips as shown in the pic.

#5 I also used the element sheet from the same paper pack to cut few beautiful images of fishes, mermaids, shells, star fish and sea weeds.

#6 Now take the acetate sheet strips and adhere them on different levels inside the book box frame. Next adhere all the cut elements on the acetate sheet strips to create a beautiful 3D scene on the right side of the card.

#7 On the left side of the card made a pocket n embellished it with some beautiful pre-punched doily , Little Birdie flowers and leaves. Also used journaling cards to keep inside the pocket.

#8 Finally, I decorated the front cover with a pre-punched doily, some beautiful flowers, ribbon, elements from the element sheet, cheesecloth and also a beautiful sentiment chipboard which says “You are awesome”.

Hey, the 3D book style box card is ready. Hope you all get inspired to try this while staying home safe and healthy. Don’t forget to take part in our current blog challenge of using Little Birdie handmade flowers in your project.

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Happy crafting


Products used :

Paper pack :  Songs of the Sea 12″ * 12″

Handmade flowers : Jessica Arctic Ice 14 Pcs

Sentiment chippies : “You are awesome” chipboard

Cheesecloth : Cheesecloth 1M * 1M

Glue : Double sided tacky tape

Silicon glue : silicon glue 100 ml

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