Gift Tag Box Tutorial For Christmas

By on December 6, 2011

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You 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

tutorial 3 Gift Tag Box Tutorial For ChristmasFold 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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Adhere the corners tucking in the little tabs like this to make the base of your box.

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tutorial 5 Gift Tag Box Tutorial For ChristmasFold 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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After 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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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.

tutorial 8 Gift Tag Box Tutorial For ChristmasHere’s what it looks like with the dividers.

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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 the square you wish to adjust.tutorial 1 Gift Tag Box Tutorial For Christmas

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.

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If 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).