Card Box Tutorial

Hello everyone!

It’s Sue and I’m going to share a fun tutorial to make this quick and easy hostess gift.

To start, you’ll need patterned paper scraps; a sheet of coordinating cardstock (8.5 x 11 or 12 x 12); a scoring board or blade trimmer and stylus; scissors, your favourite myStamp BOX stamps; coordinating inks; punches; a strong wet adhesive; dimensional foam adhesive; twine or ribbon.

Start by cutting your cardstock to 4.75″ x 10.5″  This will create a box that is slightly larger than 3″ x 3″ x 0.75″.  Turn your cardstock as shown below.  Beginnning at the left side, score your cardstock at 2.5″, 3.25″, 6.5″ and 7.25″.

Turn your cardstock and score at 0.75″ and 4″.

Fold along scored lines and crease sharply, using a bone folder or the edge of a ruler.  Turn your cardstock so it is lengthwise and cut along the scorelines just to the vertical lines.

Repeat on both sides.

Using your border punch, trim the 2.5″ flap at the end of the cardstock, as shown:

Using your patterned paper, cut the following: 2 pieces that measure 3″ x 3″ and 4 pieces that measure 3″ x 0.75″.  You will also need two pieces for the sides of the lid that are 0.75″ wide and one that is 3″ wide – the length of both will depend on the punch that you used.  Attach them to the cardstock and assemble your box, using a strong adhesive.

I punched a circle from patterned paper and stamped it with the “just for you” sentiment from the Itty Bittys stamp set.  On a scrap piece of white cardstock, I stamped and embossed a butterfly from the Colorful Companions stamp set.  I cut out the butterfly and attached to the side of the circle just down the middle.  I then folded up the wings for a bit of dimension.

I added a line of foam adhesive horizontally to the back of the circle and attached it to the box.  I then wrapped twine around the box several times, sliding it under the circle and tied it in a bow.  Voila!

I also created very simple, coordinating 3″ x 3″  cards to slide inside the box.

I used the Border Lines, Colorful Companions and Symbols stamp sets

The sentiments (from left to right) read:  ”You Make My Heart Flutter”, “You’re SWEET!” and “You’re tea-riffic!”

This project can be adapted to house any size of card or occasion.


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  1. The punched edge on the box is what makes it for me. What a great gift!

  2. jill says:

    What a cute little gift to give away. The box looks super easy and so much fun. Also LOVE the scalloped detail.

  3. linda says:

    this is super cute

  4. Janet Zeppa says:

    Anyone would love to receive this…too cute!

  5. Jona Panesa says:

    so cute!!! what a great idea!

  6. wendymorris says:

    Wonderful technique & cute projects!!

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