3D Envelope Card

by Helen Gullett

Make an envelope-shaped card using the punch board - it's a fun themed greeting card as well as a cute decor item!


  • Envelope punch board
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Permanent adhesive runner (or double-sided tape, or adhesive glue)
  • 3D foam tape
  • Tissue paper
  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Flowers or other embellishments (stamped, die cut, or printed and fussy cut - Magnolia Branch Mega Digital Stamp Set and You Go Girl Mega Digital Stamp set from Graciellie Designs used here)


  1. Step 1

    Precut cardstock to 8 1/2" square and patterned paper to 8 1/4" square.

  2. Step 2

    You will create the envelope box using the Envelope Punch Board. Punch and score 3 sides of the 8 1/2" square base beginning at 3 3/8” and 4 3/8”. For the first 2 sides, follow the instructions on the board.

  3. Step 3

    Rotate the panel and line up the first punch mark with the scoring groove. Punch and score. Move to the 2nd punch mark. Punch and score.

  4. On the opposite side, line up the score lines with the guide on the punch, and punch twice. There is no score line across the top corner.

  5. Step 4

    Cut patterned paper to 8 1/4" square. Use the punch board to score (do not punch) on all 4 sides, beginning at 3 3/8” and 4 3/8” on the first side and following the instructions on the board.

  6. Cut off the bottom and side triangles on the score lines carefully with scissors or a paper trimmer. Trim down the edges as needed to fit the curves of the base for layering.

    Once one side is shaped, you can use it for a template for the opposite side flap, as opposite sides match.

  7. Step 5

    You will also cut out the envelope liner from the patterned paper. Follow the inner score lines carefully.

  8. Step 6

    Adhere the flap layers to the outside of the box.

  9. Step 7

    Turn over the envelope and adhere the inside liner.

  10. Step 8

    Cut the bottom tabs along the center panel.

  11. Add adhesive and fold the tabs in to adhere them to the inside of the box.

  12. Step 9

    Add more adhesive on the bottom flap.

  13. Fold the sides in, and fold the bottom flap up, adhering it in place.

  14. Step 10

    Fill the box as desired. For the sample, tissue paper was used for filler, secured with the tape liner.

  15. The box was filled with digital stamps, which were printed and cut with an electronic cutter. The flowers were backed with foam tape for extra dimension.

  16. Step 11

    Adhere a 5”x5” top fold card to the back of the box. The card can also act as a stand if you want to use the box for a décor item.

    If you want to write in the card, do so before you attach it!

  17. Step 12

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 3D Envelope Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

I LOVE this!! Such a versatile project that could be adapted to any occasion just by switching out color palettes and images!! TFS
jmhoffmann  |  Wed May 12, 2021 at 4:10 AM
A note too - I added my backing card in step 6, and it was much easier to stick down that way.
dini  |  Wed May 12, 2021 at 7:08 AM
This card is beautiful. Such a wonderful gift on its own. Will be putting this one on my list for sure. TYFS
tiffanyrose  |  Wed May 12, 2021 at 7:21 AM
Love this idea, Helen! Perfect for Mother’s Day or a bouquet for a friend. Maura
onecraftystamper  |  Wed May 12, 2021 at 9:01 AM
Nice idea! Any alternate instructions for us who don't have a punchboard?
Miss Kitty  |  Wed May 12, 2021 at 9:19 AM
I love this project.
I'm wondering if it can be adapted to make a flatter project to put through the post.
Kathleen Mc  |  Wed May 12, 2021 at 6:53 PM
This is gorgeous and so unique!! I love this. Thank you so much for sharing this idea.
cnsteele  |  Thu May 13, 2021 at 8:54 AM

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