Thursday, 9 April 2020

Fold Flat Gift Box

Hi Everyone,

Today I have made a fold flat gift box, these are great for making in advance and then you can store them and just decorate them as you need them.  There are lots of tutorials on YouTube and Pinterest for these boxes and thanks to The Paper Pixie for the inspiration for this one.


1 piece of card stock 7 1/2" x 8 1/2"
DSP - 1 7/8" x 4 3/8" (1), 1 1/8" x 4 3/8" (2), 1 1/8" x 1 7/8" (2), 7/8" x 4 3/8" (1)
Multipurpose adhesive
Two velcro dots for the closure
Detailed trio punch
Scraps of card to make sentiment tags and embellishments
Scrap of scalloped linen ribbon the width of the box
Tear and tape
Label Me Pretty stamp set
Pretty label punch
Terracotta Tile ink
Bone folder
Simply Scored
Paper snips

On the 7 1/2" side, score at 1 1/4", 3 1/4", 4 1/2" and 6 1/2", then turn on to the 8 1/2" side and score at 3/4", 2", 6 1/2" and 7 3/4". Fold and burnish all the score lines.

Lay the piece down in front of you so that the largest rectangles are running top to bottom with two sets of smaller ones on either side.

Cut away the skinny one on either side at the bottom.

Leave the next one, then cut away the next skinny one on either side.

Then remove the top four on either side of the centre and you card will look like this.

Round off the corners on the two side flaps and the very top one which will be the fold over on the lid.

As you look at the piece, there are small squares at either side of the longest strip running side to side (left to right), you need to score a diagonal line from the outer edge towards the inside of the box on each corner. Fold and burnish these diagonal lines, see picture.  Add adhesive to the triangular pieces marked with a X in the picture.

You can now leave this box here if you are making them in advance to store for another day.

Add the dsp layers with multipurpose adhesive and don't forget to corner round the piece for the flap on the lid.

Add velcro dots to the inside of the front flap and then fold over to close the box and press firmly in place.

I've added three tealights to mine as I don't have any treats at the moment but it will hold a few sweets or a small bottle of shower gel or hand sanitiser or something similar.

Add the strip of ribbon to the top with tear and tape and then stamp the sentiment and punch out with the Pretty Label punch and add to the top with dimensionals.

I hope you like this project and will give it a try.

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Happy Crafting,

Karen XX

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  1. This is gorgeous Karen, great step by step too xx

  2. Oops! I posted a comment on your contact form! Two for the price of one lol. A fabulous project Karen - love the papers and thank you for the list of materials and step by step. Hope you are well xx

  3. Thanks Jane, yes I was going to message you to say thank you, I wondered why you had commented that way today. Thank you anyway twice over xx