• Tara Hendrickson

Tutorial - Card Station Box/Stationary Box

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

To start this project, you will need scissors, normal glue such as a tape runner, and stronger glue such as Liquid Glass or a strong double-sided tape. You will need a paper trimmer, a score board (or scoring blade for your trimmer), cardstock and patterned papers of your choice.

Additional supplies you may want include ribbon, glue dots, stamps, blocks, stamp pads, embellishments like glitter gems, card bases and envelopes, a piercing tool (handy for piercing and also picking up embellishments, glue dots, etc.) and a work mat.


To create the lid, you will need a piece of cardstock cut to 10 1/8" x 6 1/8". The extra 1/8" allows for this lid to easily slip onto the box. Score all four sides at 2". Fold along the score lines and then trim all four corners as shown.

Cut 2" in along the score lines of the long edges. Do not cut in from the short edges.

You will then end up with two tabbed short sides. You can apply glue to the outside of the tabs. Fold up the short sides and then fold up the long sides to meet them and form the lid. I then paneled my lid with patterned paper pieces cut to 5 7/8" x 1 3/4" (2 for the front/back), 5 7/8" x 2" (1 for the top), 1 3/4" x 2 7/8" (2 for the sides).

For the base of the box you will need a 12"x12" piece of heavy cardstock. Score the page at 5" and 7". Turn the paper and score again at 3" and 9".

Fold the page on all of the score lines. Then cut the score lines 3" in on both sides as shown. You should end up with two tabs in the middle.

Apply glue to these two tabs. I've used double-sided red tape here so that you can see it. Fold over and glue securely.

You will need to cut cut 1 3/4" off each side on the top. The easiest way is to fold the bottom flaps in to get them out of your way.

Then you will need to score in at 1" on both sides of the bottom.

When all of that is done, it should look like this.

I paneled the outside of my card base with patterned paper pieces cut to 5 3/4" x 4 3/4" (2 for the front and back), 1 3/4" x 4 3/4" (2 for side panels), 3/4" x 4 3/4" (2 for side panels), 1" x 4 3/4" (2 for side panels), and 1 3/4" x 5 3/4" (1 for the bottom to help reinforce it). I paneled the inside of the box with patterned paper pieces cut to 5 3/4" x 4 3/4" (2 for the front and back) and 1 3/4" x 4 3/4" (2 for flaps).


Now you are ready to make the interior pockets. For the main pocket, you need a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/2" x 4 1/4". Score the short edges and the bottom long edge at 1 1/4". Fold on the score lines. Cut the bottom corners at an angle to form tabs.

You will want to put strong glue on the tabs as I've done here.

Line the edge of the bottom tab up with the box base as shown.

When ready, glue to the box base, folding the flaps from the top of the box base over the flaps of the main pocket piece. You should end up with this.

I paneled the main pocket with patterned paper cut to 5 3/4" x 2 3/4". Now we have two more pockets to install. You need a piece of cardstock that is 5 1/2" x 2" and one that is 4 1/2" x 2". Score both short edges of both pieces, first at 1/2" and then at 1".

Apply glue to the most outer sections of both pieces and also on the next section of the left side of the smaller pocket piece where it will join with the other pocket.

Attach these pockets to the main pocket.

I paneled these two pockets with patterned paper cut to 3 1/4" x 1 3/4" and 2 1/4" by 1 3/4". You need a 2" x 3" piece of cardstock for the postage pocket. Score the two short edges and the bottom long edge at 1/2". Fold along the score lines then cut the bottom corners at an angle to create tabs.

Apply glue to the tabs of the postage pocket and securely glue it down to the card base. Panel it with patterned paper cut to 1 3/4" x 1 1/4".

I made the address book completely from scratch, so I won't include a full tutorial here. That's a project all by itself. Here's the short of it - To make the address book cover, you will need a piece of patterned paper that is 6 3/4" x 3 3/4". I scored my piece on the short edges at 3 1/8" from each side. Fold along the score lines to form a book cover.

You will need lined paper or copy paper cut at 6" x 3 1/2" to fill it. Fold the pages in half. You can pierce holes or punch holes in the pages and the cover. They can be attached with brads or stitched in like I did. If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I stitched this book together, let me know! You could also glue the pages in or attach them together with washi tape. Once your book is assembled, glue the back cover securely into the box base alongside the postage pocket.


The pen holder is a piece of patterned paper cut 2" x 1 1/2". I just loosely wrapped it around the pen for sizing and then glued it in place in the box base.


For a closer look inside the box I made, check out my other blog post here.


I found this project on Pinterest. The tutorial I followed was by Jackie Topa. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know if you decide to create this project. I would love to see pictures!