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A sturdy gift box

I love making gift boxes when we get together for a card class and today I wanted to share with you this gift box. I first saw it on Pinterest and loved the look of this box so had to give it a try. Sadly I cannot give credit because I cannot remember where I saw it. This adorable box could be made up with all different colours of card stock and different stamped images to suit any occasion.

To make the lid of this box

Stamp across the paper to create a pattern.  I started in one corner then continued to stamp at an angle down the paper.  Repeat your stamping all across the paper, stamping over the card stock edges as well for an overall even pattern. I used the COLOR & CONTOUR stamp set to create this pattern. I also stamped one image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out for the front of the box.

Once you have completed the stamping, score your paper as follows;

  • On the long side, score at 1 5/8”,  5 ¼”,  6 7/8”  and 10 ½” 
  • On the short side, score at 1 5/8”  and 4 ¼”

For the black box base, score your paper as follows;

  • On the long side, score at  1 ½”,  5”,  6 ½”  and 10”
  • On the short side, score at 1 ½” and 5”

To create the box for both the lid and the base

Fold and burnish all the score lines. With the small score line on the right hand side, cut the bottom and top rectangles on the right hand side to create the narrow flap. Cut the vertical score lines to the horizontal score line on both the top and bottom of the paper. Wedge all the flaps as shown in the picture below.

Add Tear and Tape to the middle of each of the larger flaps on the inside.

With the small scored flap on the right, remove the double sided paper and fold down three flaps to secure in place, leaving the fourth flap alone. Center the DETAILED TRIO PUNCH in the middle of the two largest pieces you just folded down, and punch a hole. (Picture does not reflect the holes). If you don’t have that punch, you could use another type of hole punch.

Flip the card stock over and add Tear & Tape to the small flap.  Close up your box by adhering the small flap to the other edge, lining it up to match the score lines & making sure your corners are square. Remove the T&T paper and fold down the remaining flap to secure in place.

To close up the bottom of the box, Fold in the large rectangle, then adhere the two middle flaps  with a little glue.  Add T&T to the last rectangle and fold to close. 

Repeat the steps above to create your lid in the exact same way.

To Finish it off and add your ribbon

Fold your ribbon in half and place the black box in the centre of the folded ribbon.  Thread each ribbon end, through the holes from the outside in.  Gently pull your ribbon through the holes and pull up so the ribbon ends are even.  Then position your lid and thread the ribbon ends from the inside out.  

TIP:  It’s works best if you hold your lid at an angle when doing this.  

Now is a good time to fill your box with treats or a small gift.   Pull your ribbon ends up so both sides are even then gently push the lid down.  The ribbon will get shorter as you do this.  Tie your bow to secure.  Add your flower to the front with a dimensional, making sure it is adhered to the lid only. 

Optional:  Make a small tag with a string/thread.  Loop it through the ribbon at the top before tying your bow at the top so the tag will hang down. You could also add DSP to the panels of the lid for a different look. I’ve included the measurements should you wish to do that.

Below are two alternative gift boxes I made, because they are just adorable and so easy to make.

For the Yellow Box, I used the FRIENDLY HELLO stamp set which will be in the new January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue in January, just in time for the Sale-a-bration promotion.

For the Santa Box, I used the BE JOLLY Stamp set from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue which will be expiring by Jan 3rd so there isn’t much time to grab certain products before they disappear.

Supplies & Measurements


  • Card stock measuring – 6 3/4” x 11”
  • Scrap for stamp the flower
  • Optional DSP (instead of stamping images)
  • 3 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (cut 2)
  • 1 3/8″ x 2 3/8″ (cut 2)


  • Card stock measuring – 8 1/4” x 10 1/2”

Black Glitter Organdy Ribbon – Approximately 30”

Stamp Set used – Color and Contour

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tear & Tape double sided adhesive

Detailed Trio Punch

Time is running out!

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The Kisses & Hugs kit is not just for Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round such as anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. You’ll be all set for the upcoming year’s worth of celebrations!


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Happy Crafting!


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