How to Make a Box Place Card

by Andrew Roberts

These place cards make fun table decor for a summer party and a keep sake to take home from the party. Graphic 45 by the sea paper collection is a great summer themed rang of papers.


  • Cream cardstock
  • Graphic 45 by the sea 8 x 8 paper pad
  • Graphic 45 by the sea 12 x 12 paper pad
  • Graphic 45 by the sea card stock stickers
  • Graphic 45 by the sea chipboard 1
  • Glue
  • Double suited tape
  • Corner rounder
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Score board or tool
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Cut base card stock at 5 x 11 3/4 inches

    Step 2

    Score on long side at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4 and 11 inches. Score on short side at 2 1/4 inches.

    Step 3

    Cut 3 card stock support strips at 1x 3 3/4 inches. Then score at 1/2 an inch from each end on all 3.

    Step 4

    On card base card stock cut a tab on the 3/4 inch section as pictured.

    Step 5

    Fold all score lines on base card and support strips. Fold in both directions and burnish with bone folder.

    Step 6

    On long side cut down score lines it centre score line. Ensure you cut on the 2 1/4 inch side of the centre line.

    Step 7

    Corner round the four flaps created In the previous step.

    Step 8

    Cut mats from papers at - external mats : 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 and 2 1/2 x 2 inches ( 4 each ) Internal mats : 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches ( 4 of these ) and support strip mats : 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches ( 6 of these ).

    Step 9

    Adhere all mats into position except the internal mats. Chose configuration as desired.

    Step 10

    Glue created tab into position to form box shape. Use glue as this allows it to be slid into correct alignment.

    Step 11

    Adhere internal mats into position

    Step 12

    Glue in support strips into inside of box. Ensure they are evenly spaced. Apply glue to the flaps on each end of the three strips.

    Step 13

    Cut a card stock mat 3 x 2 inches and paper mat 2 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches adhere together.

    Step 14

    Adhere pervious step mats to the back of the card to make back flap sit up right as pictured.

    Step 15

    Cut and prepare your chosen images to embellish your base card from the patterned papers.

    Step 16

    Adhere your embellishments in the configuration you desire to the support strips. I use glue and foam squares for this process.

    Step 17

    Your embellishments should be adhered to the support strips and give a dimensional effect. You can add a bakers twine bow if you desire. Your box place card is now complete.