A Card Box for People Like You

Happy Sunday to you all and welcome to my featured “People Like You” card box and card assortment. I am so excited and honored to be Mary’s guest stamper today and a part of her “Stampin’ with the Stars” week!  There was so much anticipation for today’s post that I changed my mind for the project at least four times. In the end, the new products from Celebrate the Everyday catalog won.  You probably have already received your copy of the catalog from your demonstrator.  If you do not have a demonstrator from whom you purchase supplies, I would love for you to consider me as your creative supply source.  But enough of that… on to the box card set….

Card Box with card set

The front panel of the box features the new People Like You stamp set.  Using VersaMark on the returning Gold Foil Sheets and black embossing powder, the image was set and then fussy cut.  The large flower was embossed once more and the bottom layer of flower petals were cut and shaped and applied to the large flower with dimensionals to provide additional depth (a tip I saw recently on a post by secretstamper.com).  The striped Fancy Gold Foil Designer Vellum was layered over the gold foil sheet base.  A peek of basic black cardstock behind that layer allows the gold colors to “pop”.  The gold striped vellum flower was made utilizing the new Spiral Flower Originals Die.  A piece of the Gold Sequin Trim underneath the sentiment emphasizes the diagonal design. As you cut the sequin trim, you may notice some of the sequins escaping from the length of trim providing opportunities for additional embellishment.  Small pearls finished the look of those added details. You may also have noticed some Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape at the top of the card box.

Here is a closer look at the front panel of the card box…People Like You card box

The cards are single layer, very simple and yet very effective with the gold and black inks.  They were also very easy since I used the Note Cards & Envelopes set, item # 131527 on page 162 of the annual catalog.  The festive banner came from another new stamp set featured in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog called Happy Congratulations. Although I love the sentiments in this set, I needed these cards to be more generic for gift giving.  Four You is featured in the annual catalog and is perfect for sets such as this!  Black StazOn and Gold Metallic Encore pads provided the ink sources.  You may also notice another design of the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape was added to the inside bottom of each card.  A quick but lovely detail!

Happy Congratulations

The Envelope Liners Framelits Dies also returned in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog.  Liners were cut for each of the envelopes from the remaining two designs in the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum (hearts and polka dots).  And to add a little interest to the front of each envelope, I used the lovely vintage scroll stamp in the Best of Shelli stamp set.

Now, are you interested in how the box was constructed?  I used measurements and instructions provided by another member of Mary’s Pretty Pals team, Kerry Willard Bray.  I also used the easel design for the back of the box found in another box post by BeeMyBear.  Her box was based on the retired Scalloped Envelope Original Dies. Using the Envelope Punch Board with Kerry’s instructions gave me “current” product on which to base my project.  The box and the easel flap were constructed from Gold Brushed Cardstock (annual catalog).

Box Construction:

Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Trim a sheet of Gold Brushed Cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″








Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Place the cardstock so that the left side is at the 3-1/8 mark; punch and score.








Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Slide the cardstock to the 4-1/8″ mark; punch and score.







Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Turn the cardstock 180 degrees and repeat the punch and scores at the exact markings as indicated above.








Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and line up the first score mark to the Score Guide on the Envelope Punch Board; punch and score.  Repeat with the other score line.







Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Turn the cardstock 180 degrees and repeat the process with the last side.








Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

In order to assemble the box, take papersnips to the small square corners left on each side by the punches.  You will want to completely remove the small squares on top.  However, just snip the squares on one side for both of the bottom squares. The flaps will provide additional support to the bottom of your box once adhered by sticky strip.





Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin

Burnish the score lines with a bone folder.








Box Tutorial, Katy McGloin

If you would like to change the top flap to a more decorative edge using edgelits, now is the time to add that detail.  This detail is not necessary if you create a box with three dimensional adornments such as my completed box since the flap will not lay down as a closed box.  Instead, I adhered my top flap to the inside of the box.






Box Tutorial; Katy McGloin



Add sticky strip and assemble the box.  This box will look very similar to a widened envelope.

The gold panel that I adhered to the front of my box measured 5-5/8 x 3-7/8″.  The decorated card base measured 5 x 3-7/8″.




Easel Attachment:

Another piece of Brushed Gold cardstock was cut to 5-5/8 x 11″.  It was scored at 4, 5-1/2 and 6-3/4″.  Once folded, the top pieces were adhered using sticky strip.  The side that measures 4 x 5-5/8″ should be adhered to the back of the box aligned with the bottom side.  The slightly off-centered measurements will allow the box to tilt backwards slightly…

Easel Attachment

Easel Attachment

Hopefully the pictures have been helpful.  Should you have any questions, however, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding this project.  I hope this has inspired you to try the new products available January 3, 2014. They are truly awesome!

Have fun stamping,


24 thoughts on “A Card Box for People Like You

  1. Susan Itell

    Katy…this is beyond fabulous! What a great way to wake up to and have such inspiration….your directions are incredible and I can hardly wait to CASE away…..the whole post is just elegant in every way! The richness of the gold creates such a WOW factor…..beautiful post PAL!!!!

  2. Linda

    I am over the MOON with what you have done. I is simply AWESOME – BEAUTIFUL – LOVELY- SPECIAL – well I just love it. I thank you so much for sharing this and I will admit, I’ll be CASEING this project.
    LOVE IT!

  3. Maria Rodriguez

    Hello Katy: What an amazing and beautiful project your shared with us today!!! The gold in all of the cards and the box looks so luxurious, so elegant, it’s like a little treasure chest filled with fabulous finds. Thank you for also sharing the directions on how to make the box and that gorgeously snipped flower, I never thought of heat emboss the gold sheets but now I know it can be done, it looks amazing.

  4. Debbie

    Oh, Katy, this is stunning! The card box makes a beautiful decoration that will keep these cards handy and ready to use. The cards are elegant and oh so CAS – perfectly done. Your tutorial is incredibly easy to follow that even I will be able to do it! lol Wonderful job! Pinning for CASEing!

  5. Cathy King

    Katy this is absolutely stunning. Beautiful, creative use of gold and black which compliment each other in this elegant design. There is someone whom I want to make a special box of cards for and this is the inspiration I needed.

  6. Shelly K.

    So often I find projects that are pretty, amazing, or super cute but yours is all that and STUNNING! Stunning is a word I rarely use to describe any project but your project is nothing short of stunning. The gold is such a WOW color to work with and I love how you repeated the color in your cards and box. The detailed explanation of how to create your project were also easy to follow. I have never had the gold ink pad on my list but I will now. Thank you so much for sharing and I am looking forward to exploring your blog some more as I found it through Mary’s.

  7. Lynn Kolcun

    Katy, I love love love this project. The gold and black are so elegant. I also really like how you have separated the sentiment from the flowers. Very creative. I’m officially inspired.
    Thanks for making and sharing this project.


  8. Crystal French

    WOW has been used a lot by other commenters…but that’s because this project is just WOW!! Awesome in every aspect – I, too, would not have thought to use black embossing on the gold foil but it is breathtaking! The detail embellishments, from background to fussy cutting to sequins all add pizzazz! The cards use the new Happy Congratulations set which I have ordered (as a demo) but I probably wouldn’t have thought to stamp with gold. And, as several have mentioned, the tutorial for the box is easy to follow (aren’t we all LOVIN the Envelope making tool?!) so you know, I’ll be CASEing! Thanks for sharing all your work!

  9. Lisa A.

    Love….love….love this project!! As a new demonstrator, I am having trouble purchasing items that aren’t especially my favorites or that I don’t immediately imagine using in a project. I will now be ordering many of the products you used and CASEing this project. Thanks so much for the inspiration and instructions!! You’ve made the job of this new demonstrator much easier.

  10. Kathy


    WOW! What a beautiful project! Thanks for the Box and Easel Directions. I love the new Envelope Board and am trying to save all directions for projects that use it as I can! This will go in my book for sure!

    Thanks for sharing,


  11. Peggy Noe

    Oh my goodness, Katy, this project is amazing! I’ve studied it twice now and still don’t think I’m seeing all that you did. Your flower is beautiful made from the gold vellum, I’m anxious to try that. So appreciate all the details and helps you gave. Congratulations on a wonderful post and project!

  12. Barbara Story

    You are such a kind person to share your talent with all of us. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your gorgeous
    ideas. The pictures REALLY helped. Thanks again, for the wonderful Christmas present!

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