How to Make a Gift Box with Coordinating Cards

The design for the Gift Card Box came from  She has a video and instructions for the box.  If you have never visited her blog it is a must.  Very talented lady, with all sorts of helpful videos.  She has always been an inspiration to me----a must see.
There are many other gift card box instructions out there on the internet.  There are even Cricut cartridges with them on them, I think.  Still, I thought I'd post quick directions here.
I decorated the box before I put it together, that is helpful when you can work on a flat surface.
The measurements for the box are as follows,
Cut 1 piece of paper at 6 1/2" X 6 3/4"     This is the top of the box.
Cut another piece of paper at 6 1/2" X 10"       This is the bottom of the box.
You will now make your score lines to fold into the box shape.
Starting with the 6 1/2" X 10"
Place your paper in the trimmer or score pal,  long side 10" side.
Score at 4 1/2", and then again at 5 1/2" (These are the folds at the bottom of the box.
Turn paper and place in trimmer or score pal, short side 6 1/2"
Score at 1", and again at 5 1/2" This is the side box flaps
With the top of the box, place in your trimmer or score pal at the 6 3/4" side.
Here you will score at 2 3/4", and again at 3 3/4", 
Turn paper to shorter side, and score at 1", and then again at 5 3/4  This is the side box flaps.
Trim away the four little squares at the top and bottom of the box, see picture below.
You will now add your tacky tape to adhere the sides together.
I hope that the instructions aren't to complicated.  Remember you can view a tutorial at
This makes a great little gift for anyone.  Thank you for visiting. If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer them.  Smiles coming your way, Joanie


tjhubner said...

Love the colors. There's just something beautiful about that shade of purple. Love the cards and think the box is great, too. If my memory serves me correctly, Vicki Wuiznik has some box tutorials, too. She's one of several blogs I like checking out... Thanks for the inspiration, Mom! :-) -B

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