Building Box Frames

October 18, 2015 — 15 Comments

Watcha mush! (hehe). So I’ve been having a mixed designing/making day today (which has been fabulous I must say) and have come up with a new box frame card front set that I would like to share with you.

First let me show you what I have made …

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Did a whacking great happy dance when I had completed this one I can tell you!

Anyways, I had enough time to catalogue the steps for this one so here goes a quick overview…

First I cut out the box file card front set (including the mat/layer) with my Brother Scan N Cut.

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First I stuck the inner flaps to the back panel and pegged whilst the glue dried.

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Then on went the outer edges.

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Which were again glued and pegged.

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Once the edges had all dried I then applied the front of the box frame, to which I had already applied the layers.

The waste from the front frame was used to fill the background when I applied the frame to the four inch card.

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A little strip of green paper was then chippy-chopped to give it a grassy look, folded in half and suck to the bottom edge of the frame.

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To prepare the embellishments I reached for the More Than Words kits from Craftwork Cards.

Two love hearts (with words on) were stuck to two cocktail sticks that I had coloured in with a black alcohol marker.

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Flowers from the kits were also shaped using the Tonic Flower forming tools.

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I also found a little swishy banner that I thought would look lovely at the top of the frame.

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It was then down to the Pinflair glue gel and a pair of tweezers (and a steady hand) to arrange all of the bits and pieces into the frame – and hey presto! Done!

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So what do you reckon? Not bad is it?

I am most proud that I designed the three dimensional box frame – it’s involved various computer software programs, much testing and much changing – but I did it – hurrah!!!

But listen, I must let you get on with your day.

Don’t forget that you can get these box frame card fronts from my shop – – if you would like to have a go at one of these. There are various sizes to choose from if you prefer bigger.

Thanks once more for visiting and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

J :)

15 responses to Building Box Frames


    Just bought this John – it looks great! I am thinking it will make lovely keepsakes for new babies that can be put on the wall :). Love it xx



    Love this John! The design is gorgeous – love frame cards and the fact that you have also used Craftwork Cards More Than Words – well it is just quite simply stunning!
    Julie x



    Have just bought the box frame and am looking forward to getting down and using them. I have been very happy with all the other files I have bought and wish to Thank You very much for designing them for us all.



    Christine Baines. In Bulgaria. October 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I love this very much, and will be shopping tomorrow. Well done you. X

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    bought mine. Thank you johnx



    lovely john, well done again. Never tried a box frame yours looks fab, you never know I m ay try something like that. Thank you for the inspiration again. Maria.



    very cool John! I have been shopping…the new website looks very professional :)



    Very cleaver



    Hi John

    That would have taken a lot of work, well done! I have tried many types of frame design over the years using mount board- mixed media or as a frame for X stitch. How I wish these machines would cut mount board lol but for that I have to stick to mount cutting knives. This is a very effective frame, I think it’d be stronger than the all in one type (where the shaped card folds in on itself to make a frame). It makes for a lovely card altogether, will share.


    T x



    WOW! This is great! Well done John. Think I might be popping over to your emporium at some point!! It’s good for that something special card!

    Happy crafting

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