How to Make Surfer Box Cards

LEARN TO MAKE FUN SURFER BOX CARDS ON YOUR CRICUT CUTTING MACHINE

This box card is totally rad, dude!

It is so beachy and fun. I hope you like making it!

In this tutorial, I’ll give you my step by step instructions and tell you what materials I think work best when making this project.

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SURFER BOX CARD – MATERIALS LIST

Surfer Box Card

Surfer Box Card

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This tutorial will show you how to make a fun surfer box card.

Materials

  • My Surfer Box Card SVG Cut File
  • Cardstock
  • Glue or Adhesive

Tools

  • A way to cut out your cardstock. I am using my FABULOUS Cricut Maker!
  • Cricut LightGrip Cutting Mat (blue) or StandardGrip Cutting Mat (green)
  • Cricut Scoring Wheel or Stylus
  • Cricut Brayer
  • Cricut Scraper

Instructions

STEP 1 - PURCHASE & DOWNLOAD THE SVG CUT FILE

You can purchase the SVG Cut file for the Surfer Box Card in my shop here.

STEP 2 - UPLOAD THE SVG FILE TO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

If you aren't familiar with uploading SVG files into Design Space, take a look at my quick and easy tutorial here. Using your smartphone? Click here for my step-by-step guide on uploading SVG files with the Cricut App.

STEP 3 - UNGROUP CARD LAYERS

The file will upload into Cricut Design Space grouped together. You will want to hit the UNGROUP button to separate the layers.

ungroup the design

STEP 4 - CONVERT FOLD LINES TO SCORE LINES

Scroll down the list in the LAYERS panel and find the envelope. Click the fold line.Change the fold lines to score lines by changing the OPERATION from BASIC CUT to SCORE.

find the score line for the envelope and convert to score

Attach the score line and the envelope by highlighting the GROUP the envelope is under and selecting the ATTACH option in lower right hand corner.

highlight the group and attach

Repeat this step for the box piece.

Repeat this step for the inside tab piece as well.

Click the GREEN Make It Button.

click the green make it button

STEP 5 - MAKE YOUR MATERIAL SELECTIONS AND PREPARE YOUR MATS

You will see the mats for this card in the mat preview.

i am using the mats

Click the CONTINUE button.

click continue

For this tutorial, I am using Medium Cardstock. Select your materials accordingly.

make your material selections

Attach your cardstock to the Cricut StandardGrip Mat using the Cricut Brayer.

STEP 6 - LOADING YOUR MATS AND CUTTING YOUR MATERIALS

To load the mat into the machine, press the double arrows button. Do make sure that the mat is positioned under the mat guides.

You will know the machine is ready to cut your material when you see the flashing "C" button. Press that to start the cut.

Follow Design Space prompts to change out the scoring wheel and fine point cutting blade.

Once the cut is complete, make sure to peel the mat away from the cardstock
rather than the cardstock from the mat. This will prevent any curling of your design.

Repeat Step 6 for until all layers have been cut.

STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE YOUR CARD

Now that everything is cut, we can start to assemble the card.

time to assemble

First, fold the box piece along the score lines and burnish with your scraper.

fold the box piece along the score linesburnish the folds with your scraper

Attach the inside cover panel and sun to the inside of the box piece. I have included a Layering Guide within the download to help with this.

add the inside cover panels to the box piece

Add the messaging panel to the back of the card.

add the messaging panel to the back of the card

Layer the inside tab piece.

layer the inside tab piece

Next, fold the inside tab piece along the score lines and burnish. I like the tabs to be facing away from me so I fold them as mountain folds.

fold the tabs along the score line and burnish

Layer the front box piece together.

layer the front cover panel

Add glue to one of the tabs on the inside tab piece.

add glue to one of the tabs

With the box piece opened, attach to one of the side walls. Make sure to line up the edges to ensure everything folds flat.

attach the one side wall of the box piece

Fold the inside tab piece over and repeat for the other side. This time, fold the box piece over to adhere the two together.

Fold the card in both directions to make sure everything is laying properly.

fold the card to other direction

Add glue to one of the front tabs on the box piece and adhere one side of the front box piece.

add glue to one of the front tabsattach the front cover panel

Repeat for the other side.

Add the embellishments to the inside of the card.

add the embellishments

Your card is done.

STEP 8 - FORM THE ENVELOPE

To make the envelope, begin by folding along the score lines and press the folds with your scraper.

fold the envelope along the score linesburnish the fold with your scraper

Add glue to the back of the inlay panel as well as around the cutout.

add glue along the outer edge of the inlay panel

Place the inlay panel over the cutout on the envelope making sure to center it well.

place the inlay over the envelope cutout

With your card inside, bring the side flaps in and add glue to the bottom of the flaps.

add glue along the bottom edge of the side flaps

Bring the bottom flap up and press to form the envelope.

bring the bottom flap up to form the envelope

Your card and envelope are finished!

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  1. This card arrived just in time for our great nieces birthday. Added a pony tail and it came out great. Thank yiu!!

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