Tutorial Recipe Thursday – Box Card

Welcome to Tutorial Thursday or as I fondly like to call it – Recipe Thursday for The Stamping Chef — shall we see what’s cooking????

Today, I have whipped up a box card complete with step-by-step pictures and instructions. If you follow this, you too will have a super card to place a super digital design by The Stamping Chef. The Stamping Chef is having a super duper sale going on right now — Buy 3 Get 1 Free. Also, there are always freebies to try before you buy!!!!

Here’s the finished product, just be patient with me with all the little steps (almost 100 – ok, just kidding!!!)


Supply List:

8-1/2 x 11 inch piece of double sided patterned lightweight cardstock – do no be a doofus like I was and use a paper with sparkle as it has a tendency to cause hair pulling out!!!
Score Board – I used Martha Stewart’s
Digital design- The Stamping Chef Hold On
Border punch – I used Martha Stewart Eyelet punch
Complimentary cardstock for oval mat and insert
Rubber Stamp


Alrighty, do we have our supplies??? Let’s get started

I used a 12 x 12 double-sided piece of paper and needed to trim to the necessary 8-1/2 x 11 inch


Place the patterned paper into the score board with the 8-1/2 inch on top scoring at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8 inch



Place the patterned paper with the 11 inch on top scoring at 1-1/4 and 3-3/8 inch.

Repeat this step on the other side of the paper
Prefold the long score lines


Unfold your paper and keep the side that you wish to be the outside of the box facing you

Fold the two (2) score lines on the 8-1/2 inch side up. Flip the paper over and fold the second set of score lines down showing the pretty edge


Fold the short sides up

Take the upper corner of the just folded side and carefully fold it down diagonally – be careful not to rip the paper — this is where you really notice that I was a doofus and using the paper with glitter and it is harder to fold


Repeat this step on all four (4) corners
Unfold everything and you can see the box shape forming!!!


Adhere the decorative strip to the un-scored sides trimming to 4-inches that it is only placed in the center



Cut the corner rectangles diagonally from the long, un-scored sides toward the edge NOT completely but just on a slight angle. This ensures that parts of the side won’t show after you fold your box and eliminates a lot of bulk!!! (Gee, I wish I could do that with my body!!)


Take one of the corners next to the decorated side and fold it over to the long side
Repeat on the other corner of that SAME long side
Fold the long-side down
Repeat these steps on the other side

Fold sides down carefully — ***HINT: this is actually a bit difficult without getting the added bulk but found that it works if you unfold and refold as the thinner the paper, the easier the folding


Now, we are going to add a belly band which is purely decorative and optional

Cut a strip to compliment your paper 2-inches by 10 inches adding adhesive to the one end – you would want to wrap the strip around the card keeping it loose enuf to slide the belly band off and on



Cut a piece 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches of a complimentary piece to place on the inside of your box. I chalked around the edges after I used my oval corner punch. A sentiment may be placed here and then glued to the center of the inside of your box



I cut a scalloped oval using Little Scraps of Heaven Scalloped Shapes Pattern Set with the larger piece 4-inches tall. The inside of my oval was chalked around the edges and glued to my scalloped frame.


This was then glued on my belly band covering my over-lapped seam
My digital was then glued on my oval.


VIOLA …. A finished box card!!!!


Now, you may ask what use is a box card — WELL, you can use it to put a gift card, little treasures such as diamond earrings (LOL, just wishful thinking), memory card for a camera or cell phone, or this one is going to get a few Action Wobbles, buttons, and lace to mail as a belated birthday gift to a friend!!!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. My apologies for the length but I have found from prior experience each step is necessary or you have not only wasted your paper and your time!!!!! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to assist you!!!!!!!!

Bling Challenge

Hi and welcome to another challenge at The Stamping Chef.  We  want to thank you all for taking the time to participate in our very first challenge and we hope to see you all from now on.

Before we get into the details for today’s challenge we have a winner and top 3 to pick, so with out further adu, the winner of the celebrations challenge is…..


congratulations you are the lucky winner of 3 digis of your choice from the store.  Please email Tamara at info@thestampingchef.oo.gd to obtain your images.  Also please grab your badge below to place on your blog :)

and now for our top 3.  Please grab the badge below your names to place on your blog.  Great job everyone!!



Margaret D

Congratulations everyone!!

and now on to this week’s challenge.  This week’s challenge is BLING

Let’s see you bling up your projects 🙂

and here are some amazing projects from our sous chefs











New Release day!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you are having a fabulous week so far.  This post is very exciting for me as we are not only releasing 2 new images but we are introducing you to a few new sous chef additions.

But before we get to them, here are the two images for today 🙂


Now it’s time to introduce our newly appointed Sous Chefs


Crafty and Green




and of course we can’t forget our  “master” Sous Chefs




Freebie Friday

First another big Happy Birthday to Miss Tamara!  we love you girl!  In celebration of her birthday there is a ton of awesome things happening….First, we (the dt girls and friends) have a birthday blog hop, there is a new challenge going on over on Facebook, a new freebie and who knows what Miss Tamara has up her sleeve.

So on to today’s freebie…..

and here is what some of the girls have created for you today



Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to our very special birthday blog hop for our Queen, Tamara. Today Miss Tamara is celebrating her “21st” birthday and the family wanted to celebrate with a surprise birthday hop.

To help us out in the celebration, we asked a few of our loyal followers to join in with us. I hope you all enjoy the hop and don’t forget to leave lots of Birthday Wishes for Tamara here on the blog

The hop will end on February 24th. One lucky participant will receive the digi used on the families projects, Gwenavere, all you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs and at the end (which is the stamping chef blog) comment that you have left some love for all . The winner will be posted on February 25th.


Here is the order for the hop.  If you get lost along the way just come back here 

The Stamping Chef- https://thestampingchef.wordpress.com


New Release Day!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I am very excited sitting here typing on my brand new Mac, no more waiting or getting stuck with my desktop!   Woot Woot!!

Anyway on to today’s new release, which I’m sure you’re all waiting for right??? 😉

Are you ready for a little sass??  Well this is one of the 2, that’s right 2 new releases today!  Make sure you hop on over to the store to see what the other one is…think 80’s flash back LOL


and here is some inspiration from the Design Team