Gift Tag Box Tutorial

Hand-stamped Christmas Gift TagsMany of you asked for a tutorial for this box when I posted it on the Holiday Blog Tour.  Your wish has been granted!    I hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and see how this fun box is made!

Serene Snowflake Stamp SetYou will need the following

  • (1) 9″ square piece of cardstock (mine is embossed with the Serene Snowflake Stamp set.)  Score in 1″ on each of 4 sides
  • (1) 3.5″ x just short of 7″ piece of cardstock – score lengthwise at .75″, 1.75″ and 2.75″
  • (2) 3.5″ square piece of cardstock – score at .75″, 1.75″ and 2.75″ from one side
  • (1) 8.5″ square of Window Sheet – score just shy of .75″ in on each of 4 sides
  • Sticky Strip

Night of Navy Stampin' Up! CardstockFold on the scored lines of your 9″ square piece of cardstock.  See the squares that are in each corner after you fold it?  Cut in to the scored line on just one side on each of the four corners.  You’ll want Sticky Strip on those little corners.  Put the Sticky Strip on the “good side’ of your paper.

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Stamped Gift Box Tutorial

Adhere the corners tucking in the little tabs like this to make the base of your box.

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Gift box tutorialFold your 3.5″x7″ and 3.5″x3.5″ pieces of cardstock on the scored marks accordion style making  a W shape.  Use some adhesive to close the middle fold making the dividers into upside down T shapes.

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box tutorial with Stampin' Up! suppliesAfter the fold is adhered shut put adhesive on the top of the T’s so you can then place these in the box for dividers.

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divided box tutorial

You’re going to divide the side of the box into 4 sections.  To do so, you need to have one of the short pieces close at hand so you can adhere the long piece first and in the right spot.  The short piece is to insure you’re putting the long piece in the right place but don’t adhere it first.  If you don’t get the long piece placed correctly the other two pieces won’t fit correctly.

Divided Gift Box with Stampin' Up! CardstockHere’s what it looks like with the dividers.

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Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Becky Jensen

If you are planning to put tags in one or two of the spaces, you may wish to build a platform to make the space more shallow so it doesn’t take as many tags to fill it.  You can make the spacer with a 4″ square piece of cardstock scored at 1/2″ on all 4 sides.  Form it just like the bottom of the box but then turn up like this and place in Stamping Gift Box Tutorialthe square you wish to adjust.

For a clear lid you’ll need a piece of Window Sheet (or an overhead transparency which I used here from a Office Supply Store.)  Score the ends just shy of .75″ on each side.  Cut and fold the edges to shape the lid just as you did the box.  Use Sticky Strip to adhere it.

Gift Tag Box TutorialIf the lid is too tight to fit over the box, you may need to tuck it into the box.  I used Brocade Blue Wide Grosgrain Ribbon to tie up the box after placing in the contents.  In my box you’ll notice I have placed 12 3″x3″ cards (6 each of the 2 designs) and 20 tags (10 each of the 2 designs).

You know, making a tutorial is always easier said than done.  I hope this makes sense.  If not, please leave a comment with your questions!  If you do that, I’ll be able to answer your questions and then everyone can see both question and answer.  If you have found this tutorial helpful, I hope you’ll leave a comment to that effect as well!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a Christmas card made with the Holy Family stamp set!

Comments

  1. I love, love, love what you have done. Thanks for the post.

    Carey
    pedstamper at sbc global dot net

  2. Becky

    Love the gift box and I will surely try once I get back from vacation! Thanks for a great tutorial…

  3. Great job! Very easy to understand. Thank you so much.

  4. Jackie Pritchett :

    Will definitely be using your idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Great job ! I have been looking for a great tutorial explaining this and yours is just perfect! Thanks so much.
    Debi Pippin

  6. I was looking for a pattern to make some pretty paper bento boxes for the candy sushi program – with a traditional japanese sushi box pattern in lieu of snowflakes this will be perfect! Very clear and easy to follow. Thanks.

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