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Gift Box

Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Have you ever wanted to make a Gift Box to show someone you care and are thinking about them? Valentines Day, Birthdays, Christmas, all sorts of occasions call for special gift wrapping and treats.

What about making a special token of appreciation for your workmates?

These little containers can be made to fit any small-sized, flattish treat. You could fill yours with wrapped chocolate thins, coffee bags, or in one case, I chose five herbal tea bags for a gift.

"The greatest gift is a portion of thyself".
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Valentines Day Gift Box

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Easy Valentines Gift Box..

Make a quick and easy Valentines Day present with the Sure Do Love You Big Shot dies and stamp set (now retired).

Relationship Hint: Why not start a new tradition, giving inexpensive paper favours to each other every day from the 1st to the 8th of February? How romantic that would be.

I discovered a few hints and tips while using the dies for this project, including two different option for closures,  so made a video to show you how to take advantage of them, just in case you have a set of these dies:

Here's a close up of the tab closure:

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Alternate Gift Box closure..

Let me know if you make one of these boxes. I would love to see some all decorated!

Heart Shaped Gift Box

Here's how to make a heart shaped chocolate box.

I think it would be great for Valentines Day or Mothers Day

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A Heart Shaped Gift Box..

Handmade Gift Box for Tea Bags:

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Custom Made Gift Box..

The first project I made I followed Beate's instructions over at SplitCoastStampers

Then I decided to adapt those instructions to show you how to make this little gift box fit your own brand of candy or whatever it is you want to give.

How to Make a Gift Box for Tea Bags


  • 1 piece cardstock 107mm x 203mm (4 1/4" x 11 3/8")
  • 1 piece 76mm x 210mm (3" x 11 3/8")  of designer series (patterned) paper
  • Additional Cardstock
  • Tea bags or inserts of choice
  • Strong adhesive like Tear and Tape 
  • Foam Adhesive Strips or mini glue dots

Papercraft tools:

Here's what to do:

  • Measure the width of one of your tea bags or other favour, place one tea bag in the centre of your cardstock strip (on the bottom of one short side as shown) and score the short side of the cardstock to match that width.

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  • Use your bone folder to crease all your score lines really well
  • Cut the 20mm (3/4") score lines on both sides
  • Add double-sided tape to the freshly cut tabs as shown

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  • Flip the box over and apply Tear and Tape to the 20mm (3/4") tabs as shown

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  • Remove the tape backing and fold the end sides and the tabs inwards so they can be stuck together, as shown (make sure to stick the tabs INSIDE your box, not outside, for a neater finish). In the picture I almost placed the tabs outside my box! Lol!

  • Remove the liner from the longer strips of Tear and Tape and bring the sides together to form the box

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  • Trim your box flap to the desired length. Here I cut it to measure half way down the front of the box, at 40mm (1 5/8")

  • Your basic box is now finished.

  • Now for the decorations:
  • Using the designer series (patterned) paper, adhere it around the body of the box so that it overlaps

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  • Score the short edge of your patterned paper the width of your Tear and Tape for a neater finish (stick it to the box with this scored margin) and score the patterned paper where it will wrap around the box edges too.

  • When you have wrapped the patterned paper all the way around the box and overlapped the ends, trim it off there to neaten the finish

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    This time I decided to cover the rest of the lid with patterned paper as well. It's up to you how to finish your box off, of course. It would still look nice if you left the lid uncovered and decorated the edge of it instead, for instance

    I then stamped and punched some images for the catch and used some ribbon to make the front even prettier.

    I popped the punched image up on two Stampin' Dimensionals, leaving the top free so it could act as a catch, as shown below.

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    I finished off with some more corner punches and rhinestone bling.

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    Hmmm. I think I'll go give this little Gift Box to my sweetheart right now.

    How will YOU use this idea? Please do share with us if you make a box, especially if you decide to make it a Valentine!


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