Be Merry Gift Box


Today I have tutorial to share. This is a gift box made from a 12 x 12 piece of card stock. I used our Natural Composition specialty DSP because it is a thicker card stock and it has beautifully embossed images on it, so your box is already decorated. After a little scoring and punching with the Envelope punch board, you make 4 simple cuts and then fold your box and tie it up. Add a quick tag for a beautiful gift presentation. The finished box is 5 1/2″ square and 2 3/4″ deep. Enjoy the tutorial!

Begin with a 12 x 12 piece of card stock or dsp. Line each side of the cs at 4 inches, punch and then score as far as you can on the board.

Punchboard Box

It won’t score all the way across. Just score as far as you can, because the next step will finish the score line for you. In the picture below you can see where the lines don’t quite meet.


Flip the card stock over and do the same thing from the back. Line the edge at 4 inches and score down till your lines intersect with the score lines from the other side. These lines will form the box bottom. The lines that extend beyond the box bottom to the edges of the card stock, will form your box sides.

Line the bottom edge of the v punch with the scoring groove on the punch board as shown below and score again to create your box side and flap. You are still scoring from the back.


Cut in from each side as shown to create your flap, which will allow the box to fold in. Be sure to only cut up to the score line.


When you are finished cutting, opposite sides of the box should have 2 side flaps, which will fold in to secure the sides of the box. The opposing sides will not have side flaps, only a flap which will help to form the box top. Add adhesive to each of the flaps and fold in to form the box.


Fold the top flaps in to close the box. You can secure with adhesive if you like. I add a punched circle under the bottom two flaps to make the box a little sturdier. Finish it off with a bow and tag!


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Stampin’ Stuff


Be Merry


Old Olive ~ Red Sharpie marker


Whisper White ~ Natural Composition DSP

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Chalk Talk framelits ~ Basic Pearls ~ Cherry Cobbler 1″ grosgrain ribbon


Perfect Blend Gift Box

perfect blend
I have a quick and easy gift option for you today, but first a little news. Stampin’ Up! has added a lot of new items to the Clearance rack. Go check it out and grab some of the fabulous deals. There are a lot of Christmas related items that have retired, including some great sets, punches, framelits and dies from last years Holiday Catalog! Click the link below to see them.

I used our Tag a Bag gift boxes to hold some Keurig K cups and candies, and slipped in a Starbucks gift card to make the perfect gift for my favorite coffee enthusiasts. You can substitute whatever works in the coffee maker of choice for a great gift for co-workers or teachers. Both of my daughters are crazy for Coffee and Rocket Brothers Iced coffees so they are getting these in their stockings. Of course, the Perfect Blend set had to be included in the mix! I stamped the image 3 times. Once each on Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock and then again on the dsp. I cut parts out and paper-pieced the cup and popped it up on the tag from the Chalk Talk framelits. I love that tag, because it slips over ribbon so nicely!

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Stampin’ Stuff


Perfect Blend ~ Christmas Tagables (photopolymer)


Early Espresso ~ Cherry Cobbler


Crumb Cake ~ Whisper White ~ Cherry Cobbler ~ Season of Style DSP stack

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Chalk Talk framelits ~ Tag a Bag gift boxes ~ Crumb Cake Seam Binding