Easy Card Box With The Diagonal Plate

Today, I have another fantastic project using the new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!  You're gonna LOVE it!  This may be my favorite Diagonal Plate project yet!

Card box - full

It's a card box that is perfect for giving your beautiful greeting cards as a gift to friends and family! 

Card box - open  Card box - back

The box will hold approximately 6-10 cards with envelopes depending on how many layers and embellishments you have on them. 

My Soft Suede card box is decorated with the beautiful Paisley Petals Designer Series Papers on the front triangles, as well as on the back.  (Oh, look how the paper matches my River Rock painted wall in my Too Cool Stamping Studio.  Yes, I did that on purpose!)

Card box - flower

Paper Flower Closure: The front flap tucks in neatly behind the scrunched paper flower to close the box.  The flower is made from the same Paisley Prints paper.  I punched six 2-3/8" Scallop Circle layers from coordinating paper, spritzed them lightly with water, then crumpled them.  After un-crumpling the paper, I layered them and poked a hole through the whole stack and the box front with a Paper Piercer.  An Antique Brad holds it in place. 

Diagonal Plate Card Box How-Tos

  • Start with a 11×11" sheet of card stock.

Card box - score 1

  • Score on opposite sides diagonally at 3-1/2" and 5-1/2".  TIP: Score from the ruler along the top and the ruler along the side and you don't have to turn your paper.

Card box - score 2

  • Turn your card stock 90° and score both sides diagonally at 4-1/2" and 6-1/2".

Card box - all scores cuts

  • Look for the widest side of the box and snip along the score lines to the inside-most intersection of the score lines.  You'll do this on both wide sides.  Refer to the photo above.
  • Snip off all of the mini triangles that are created by the overlapping score lines.  They'll be two on each tab.
  • Fold all the score lines to get the basic box shape ready to adhere.
  • Optional: Trim the point off the bottom flap, so it looks more like an envelope opening.  I didn't do this, but it probably looks nicer when it's trimmed off.  I would score diagonally at 1", then trim along the score line.
  • Add Sticky Strip Adhesive to the bottom two tabs (but not the top two, that's the box opening).
  • Adhere the two side flaps together at the center with Sticky Strip.
  • Adhere the bottom flap to the side flaps with Sticky Strip.
  • Add the flower, or another embellishment at the bottom to tuck the top flap behind to close.

I found this awesome project idea from Jackie Topa at Addicted To Stamping.  If you need more of a visual, check out her Diagonal Plate Card Box Tutorial.

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4 thoughts on “Easy Card Box With The Diagonal Plate”

  1. I have tried to make this about 5 times now and i still cant make it right!!! someone please help me. I am a hands on person and a video on how to make this would be great… I really love this box to store my home made cards in and i cant find a video to make one like this on youtube… thanks!

  2. Melanie, I have a link to the tutorial that Jackie Topa did, and that’s where I got the project idea. It’s link is posted immediately before the Complete Supplies list. Hope that helps! ~Angie


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