Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cats and Butterflies: Card-in-a-Box and Envelopes by Judi Kauffman for The Queen’s Ink

I am crazy about Card-in-a-Box projects. They’re so much fun to make, impressive but easy. They fold flat for mailing. Unless the embellishments are heavy or extra thick, they don’t even require a special envelope or extra postage! 

I am also crazy about Laurel Burch stamps. I keep adding to my collection. And whenever there is a matching die set, that goes into my basket, too. (It’s all Patti’s fault! She keeps ordering them and I can’t resist…)

And while we’re talking about my favorite things, I love decorating envelopes.

Put it all together and what do you get? Today’s blog post! Mix the cats with the butterflies, or not. Color the butterflies, or not. Incorporate stamps you already own, or not. Before you know it, you’ll have a batch of cards for birthdays and other occasions. Matching envelopes? Of course!

Do some stamping, coloring, die cutting and fussy cutting. Arrange and rearrange the elements till you like what you see, then glue everything in place as shown or as you prefer… I have two dividers (cross-bars) in my cards but you can fit in more if you’d like. For added stability, I use an extra layer on the back of the upright panel as shown in the one back-view photo in the gallery that follows.

Use these photos and the two at the start of the blog post for inspiration or duplicate the cards if you prefer. A supply list follows the pictures.

  • Laurel Burch stamps and matching dies available at The Queen’s Ink (Stampendous
  • Sentiment stamps
  • Inkpads in colors of choice
  • Markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Gold paint pen
  • White opaque ink pen
  • Double-sided adhesive tape
  • Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tabs
  • Non-stick scissors to cut Tabs
  • Cardstock in solid colors
  • Scrapbook papers
  • Envelopes
  • Wire
  • Washi tape
  • Card-in-a-Box die or template
  • Assorted die cuts (hearts, oval frame, wildflowers)


  1. I love these cards! I keep seeing more cat stamps that I need. :) Box cards are so much fun.

  2. These are adorable, Judi! What a great pattern for a fun card, and it's so perfect for the Laurel Burch images. Great job!

  3. These are so fun. I received one recently... ty Judi. They are a real treasure!

  4. Love the card in a box with the gorgeous Laurel Burch images. All I can say is Wow!

  5. The butterfly flying out of the box is great!

  6. I love these - cats & butterflies are a favorite of mine!

  7. WOW, you have been busy. Everything is so lovely. The butterfly card in a box is such fun, they look like they would just fly away. Kitty's birthday items are also so beautiful.

  8. Awesome box cards! Love the butterflies and cats!