I love typewriters. They are so retro and fun. I have a 1950's teal typewriter in my craft room, it just makes me happy. It's my love of typewriters that made me determined to create a box card based on the adorable little typewriter icon in the Doodlebug Design Love Notes Collection. It took a few tries, but I finally found success... take a peek...
How cute is this card??!! I originally thought it would be great for Valentine's Day, but when I thought more, this card could be used for any number of occasions. I created 3 different typed sentiments. Here are some close-ups...
The card even folds flat to fit into a standard 5x7 envelope.
I created an SVG file for this card, which includes all 3 sentiments (it does not include the envelope). It is available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here
I also put together a quick assembly tutorial.
1) Start by cutting the pieces. The paper with the sentiment is done using Print and Cut. Add the roller bar, paper and paper guide to the main piece as shown. Add the keys and space bar to the typewriter key inserts.
2) Add the dark grey rectangle to the back of the insert with the notch as shown. Add the light grey "keys" to the top center of that piece.
3) Add the front strip to the main typewriter piece to form the "box" for the box card. The tabs are glued on the inside.
4) Add adhesive to the biggest insert's tabs. Insert into the box, aligning the edge tabs with the back of the box. It should be flush to the bottom of the box. Press the tabs to the typewriter sides to secure.
5) Add the front (shortest) keyboard insert. Add adhesive to the tabs, insert towards the front of the box. A good guide is to use the tabs from the front of the box to align. Press the tabs to the side to secure.
6) Repeat with the middle-size keyboard piece. Use the tabs from the front insert as a guide to where to glue.
7) Repeat with the last keyboard piece.
A general note on box cards. You want the tabs for all of the inserts to be folded in the same direction so your card will fold flat.
If you make one of these Typewriter Box Cards, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram! We would love to see your creations! That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!
Doodlebug Products Used
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection