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I found this adorable template on the website of Susan Itell. She is refreshing and always a treat. She is very talented and she shares simple designs in the most elegant way. I was honored and blessed to have met her and let me tell you her radiant smile and kind spirit just shines through on her website and through her designs. Thank you Susan for your friendship and inspiration!!! I hope to see you again soon! Visit Simple Stampin’ ~ Susan Itell
Here you go! This fun gift box tutorial you’ve been waiting for…
First, cut a Piece of Designer Series Paper or a stiffer card stock to 11″ x 11″. Using a Simple Scored diagonal plate and starting at the top and scoring in a downward diagonal… score your card stock on a diagonal at 4.5″ and 6.5″. Now using the left side of your simple scored… score your paper in a downward diagonal 4.5″ and 6.5″.
Next, flip your paper 90 degrees and your ready to add the next set of score line. Again using a Simple Scored diagonal plate and starting at the top and scoring in a downward diagonal… score your card stock on a diagonal at 3.5″ and 5.5″. Now using the left side of your simple scored… score your paper in a downward diagonal 3.5″ and 5.5″.
Find the coated side of your card stock if you have one and use StazOn black ink and the stamp set of your choice to begin stamping your decorative box. You have 4 larger triangles… find the two smaller ones and start at one size and make your way all the way across the box. Its Ok to stamp over the score lines. This will give your box a professional feel as the image wraps around the box. No fold and prep your box.
You’ll want to trim all the tiny corners… there are 8 total. You will also want to cut your flaps as shown. (Picture Coming). Determine which end of your box is the bottom flap and trim the little corner off at 3/4″ so its neat and tailored when opened. Now your ready to assemble your box. Don’t forget to watch my video so you can see placement of your magnetic clasp.
The black piece for the top flap of your box and the bottom flap of your box measures 6.5″ x 5-1/2″ and score the 6.5″ side down at 1-3/8″ This will cover both your top flap and box flap of your envelop. After adhering the top of your 6.5″ x 1-3/8″ to the top or bottom flap you can then use the box template to trim your triangles perfectly.
The “SMILE” sentiment was included in the Stampin’ Up! Happy Day stamp set and I used left over card stock to stamp on. I centered it on my box and glued it down. Trim off the remainder. If you’d like to learn more about the matching card click here for the tutorial.
I must say that visiting Susan’s website is refreshing and always a treat. She is very talented and she shares simple designs in the most elegant way. I was so excited to meet her and let me tell you her raidant smile and kind spirit just shines through on her website and blog. Thank you Susan for your friendship!!! I can’t wait to see you again soon!!!
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- #368826 Magnetic Snaps 6/Pkg-Large 5/8″
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- Black Card Stock
- Whisper White Card Stock
- Stampin Up Happy Day Stamp Set
- StazOn Black Ink
- 5/8″ Magnet Clasp
- Matching “Happy Day” card tutorial ~ Click Here!
You are a very talented lady who holds the attention of those watching your videos.. Thank you so much both the card and box tutorials were amazing. Great ideas and well done.
I loved watching this video of you making the box ., I cant wiat to try to make this ., you make everything so easy ! and you have a really nice clean desk too …. Thank you , I hope to try to make that box too and give it away like you do , Wish I would have one of your cards but I know that you cant send them to every one , Ill keep watcihing you , you keep up the great work! Robyn
Hi Brandy. I’m a crafter Mamaw that loves crafting with paper to make little boxes. You were such a fun and bubbly demonstrator. You mentioned on one of the videos I watched , that it was your first video, but it was awesome . Thanks for sharing your talent. You really are very good at it. Sandy
Hi Brandy. I’m a 66 year old Mamaw that loves crafting with paper. I came across your video on making boxes and loved it. You are such a fun bubbly demonstrator. One of your videos you said was your first and was awesome . Keep up the good work. You are so real. Thanks Sandy Mericle
Brandy,Just wanted to know, if you don’t have any DSP board , what other paper can I use and what would the weight, have to be of the paper?? I just made one as a sample with regular card stock——-and your right….it is a little light weight…Also, I didn’t have a magnet so I put two brads on it and wrapped some cording around them with a flower on the top flap. Turned out really neat. Sorry, but I haven’t conquered the art of taking pictures and putting it on the internet yet so I could send you a picture….just have to take my word for it……..Oh,,I think I did what you said to do about getting a copy or print-out of the directions for the box…….don’t know how I did it, but I got a print-out sheet for the box…………Thank you…..Love the box….will be making more now…Also LOVELOVE the new one with the toilet paper…will be trying that one next. Thanks Brandy, you have been a Great help…..Look forward to your tutorials ….Keep up the Great work….
Love it!!! Can you do the scoring using the new envelope punch board? If so which dimensions would I use.
I just sort of fell over your 10 cards in 20 minutes tutorial and loved that one! Together with this box it is a great gift for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Regards from Germany
Hello Brandy, I live in near Ottawa, Canada and have just discovered your website. Love, love, love it. I also viewed your 10 cards in 20 minutes tutorial as well as the tutorial for the gift box. I will definitely try both. Tks for the inspiration.
I discovered it website about 2:00 this morning! Love it and love your style!!! As soon as I get my email issue resolved I can complete my subscription!
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have wanted to make gift boxes for my cards and did not
know how. I truly appreciate your instructions! Love your videos. I would love to learn how to
make matching envelopes with envelope liners…….something I have never tried.
What a great idea! So love the heavier duty paper to use for this, never thought of that. Will be making these for Christmas gifts for the bus driver and teachers this year. Such a beautiful gift when everything matches. Thanks for all your work and sharing.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind note. Yes, the heavier paper is the key. I’m super excited for you to share your handmade gifts. I know your friends and family will love them. Sending Hugs and Blessings your way! Brandy
love it !!!!
Love it, i will make one for myself, lol great video, thanks again
Where is your red sticky tape from?
You do an awesome job on your videos. I really like the box and will be making them for my office staff.
Thanks for stopping by! Your office staff will love you 😉 I love giving cards and stationary as gift. Yay!!! Have a great day. Brandy
I really enjoy your videos. You speak plainly and slow enough that I can follow your instructions. I really love this box and will definitely give it a try. I would love to see you do a video on envelopes. I am always looking for instructions for making my own envelopes. Thanks for sharing.
Hi there, I just love your video’s. Although we can’t buy any Stampin up stuff here in the United Arab Emirates, I try to adjust and use what I have. I am still hoping that one day we would be able to buy it here. I have a friend, American expat, who used to buy some Stampin up stuff in the US, when she went for her vacation, and she got me hooked! They have AMAZING products! So wish she was still a Stampin up demonstrator, but she gave it up. Thank you for sharing your video’s with us. My husband also keep’s asking me why I have to keep everything, lol! I am also a “hoarder”.
Hi Brandy I love your tutorial on your box,you inspire me to make my own went thru my stash of dsp and pulled out the back of the card and made my own creatino of my box using the 12×12 card without cutting it to 11×11.and my box came out great just wainting for my 5/8 magnets.thank tou .if you would like I will sent you the dimentions for the box and the box will fit in 20 cards.thanks again.
Such a great box! I love how it uses paper we already have. I can’t throw out stuff either. Love your upbeat videos and it’s obvious you know exactly what you are talking about cuz you’ve done it several times. Thank you.
This box is absolutely precious!
Perfect! I don’t have the diagonal scoreboard, will try and figure it out. I so love your videos! Thanks for sharing your talent.
I so enjoyed watching you make this box. Oh my, it would make wonderful Christmas Gifts with cards to match inside. Please continue making things that would be good ideas for Christmas Gifts since it won’t be long until the holidays are here.
Love your tutorials! I am fairly new to card making so I like the way you ‘show’ how things are done. I especially like how you continue to talk us throughout the whole project!
Just wanted you to know I’m so happy I found you on Pinterest!
I love your tutorials and all your ideas. Very inspirational.
Thanks for sharing!
Love your tutorials Brandy, they are so easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I can’ wait to try this.
Just to let you know where your audience is …..I live in Perth West Australia and currently on holiday in Portugal when I watched this.
WOW! I love this little box and it is definitely on my list to give as gifts. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas with all of us.
Brandy I absolutely love the card gift box – I can not wait to try it!! Thank you so much for your video’s – it is so much easier for me to follow what to do when I actually see it being done and of course posting the measures on your site is so helpful so as we watch we don’t have to try to write those measurements as your demonistrating. Again thank you for sharing and for taking the time to post the video’s!!!
WOW Brandy…Great idea! I love that you thought of using the thicker cardstock that comes with the DSP!!! Gorgeous!!!
I was wondering if you have done the video on how to make the Apothecary Card? I know you have been very busy.
Very cute box. Love it. It looks so elegant.
Hi Brandy, I am a SU hobby demonstrator. I did attend the 2013 Convention and I am now motivated to get my SU business started. I just found yor web site today and I love it!! Thank you for all your sharing, and your videos are amazing! Congratulations on your awards at convention! I can’t wait to make the box and the cards.
Thank you for such a wonderful video! You always teach me something new with every single lesson. Love the set of cards–black & white is one of my favorite ways to decorate cards. Good job on the timing!
WOW! Love this box, I think would be great for Christmas as gifts to my husbands associates. Thank you so much for great video!
I knew I was saving all those 12X12 pieces of Heavy card stock for a reason… This just became part of my goodies I am making for my Christmas baskets this year…..Thanks again for sharing… Oh and it took me 2 times to get the box just right…Thanks again.
FABULOUS! I can’t wait to try and make this myself 🙂
Absolutely LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing this video with us… can’t wait for the instructions so I can try it too! I am hoping to do card sets for Christmas and these boxes will be the perfect finishing touch! Soooo hope mine turn out as beautiful as yours!! 🙂
Love it sooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!! Thank you….
So beautiful! What a wonderful gift idea!
Love this box! Thanks for the tutorial! Also, I love the cards done in the different colors…great idea!
When would you use Staz on vs SU inks?
I, too, have been looking forward to this video. Just love this and the accompanying cards. Pick me! For future video, how about “lining envelopes”? I have read Susan’s idea, but really need your visual expertise here. Thank you. Congratulations on your awards at Convention 2013 – well deserved. Part of those are your husband’s; he is so supportive to you (he is your cameraman, right).
Love it! Bet I know what my SIL will be getting for Christmas this year. Thank you.
I love the box and am headed over to my craft room right now to give it a try. Thank you for all your great inspiration. By the way, I love that you use the word “perfect” when you do your videos. It is my favorite word! Hope my box turns out “perfect!”
I just love the box and cards. I have a baby gift and a wedding gift and this is great for them with a book of stamps. I all so well de making some for the shut ins and Christmas. Please keep the awesome videos coming. I look forward to them. GOD BLESS YOU. Tracey
Fabulous box! I love 3D projects! You also create fantastic tutorials! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Since I watched your tutorial on the 10 cards in 20 minutes, I’ve been waiting for the box video. It is gorgeous and I’m dying to make the set. What a great gift!! Thanks so much! You do a great job explaining and make it look so easy. Congratulations on your Founders Circle award! You deserve it!!
Your videos are great as are the projects. Love them.
Hi Brandy, Loved this tutorial. I look so forward each week to view them. I plan to try making this box and the matching cards.
I know there is a back order on the Magnetic Platform and still waiting on mine. But, I would love to see you do a tutorial on a card using The Out of the Box Tech. I have seen someone else’s tutorial, but when I tried it, it just didn’t come out the same. Not sure what I was doing wrong.
Also, I am trying the By the Tide card, but having trouble finding the correct size of gel bags, closes I have found is 4 by 3. Any suggestion on finding the 4 1/2 by 3?
Thanks so much, Jackie.
Enjoyed the card box tutorial, but couldn’t find the picture to print off for future reference. I know you said in the tutorial that you would have one coming. Am I missing it somewhere? Please keep the tutorials coming!
Me again. I would like to see you make a card using the chalkboard technique. Thanks.
Omgosh I just love this box…it’s just so cute yet elegant….but I don’t have the scoreboard you’re using.I have the martha stewart one. Can i still use that one instead of the one by stampinup? I too save the back piece from the designer paper! I’m glad I did…now I can make some to give as gifts! Thank you so much Brandy…You’re creativity is amazing!
What a great box for cards. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.
This box is great! I keep everything also so I have that heavy card stock. I have given cards as gifts before, but never could figure out a big enough box for them. This helps me tremendously. Thanks for sharing.
Your box is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it. It’s the prettiest box I have seen. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas.
Wow! This is fantastic!! I’m making that this evening! Love all your videos. You’re so enjoyable to watch and you explain wonderfully!! Thank you, Kelly
Too cute, Brandy!!! Your tutorials go by quickly because you make them so interesting. Thank you for sharing and teaching! I will absolutely try this out for myself!
Beautiful !!!! Willbe trying this out. and thank I know now for special friends what the y are getting for Christmas. Thanks for sharing 🙂
You’ve done it again Brandy…a great video tutorial. I loved your “10 Cards in 20 Minutes” and now here is the “Gift Box” to match. What a creative and beautiful gift for someone special. I really love the magnetic closure. I think this box, scaled down in size would be great for giving someone a gift card too. Thanks Brandy…you’re the best!
love it, and congrats on your accomplishments at convention 2013.
Hi Brandy, I too have been saving the back piece from the designer papers thinking I might use it sometime, and now is the time. I hope mine turns out as good as yours did. I have made other boxes that hold four or five cards but none I like as well as this one. Thanks for showing us how to make it. Oh yes, Welcome Back.
its a wow project…. just love it……….
omg Brandy , love that Box , yep I’m surly going to try it , thanks for sharing!!!
and again CONGRATES on your Award …….
an you back …..
Hi Brandy. absolutely love this card and box set. Your tutorials are so easy to follow. Can’t wait to make this, will make such a cute gift for teachers and friends. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us.
I have been watching you make all of your cards and now this box to put them in. I love it so much. Also I like using the Tombow glue also now from watching you use it on you card bases. It works so much better and I know it will not come apart. I was wondering where you get your sticky stripe? Thank you again for all the great tips.
Love it…Love it…Thank you so much…..Thanks for sharing it with us…
Wow again!!!! You are so good, I just love watching you. Thanks for sharing!!!!
SERIOUSLY SUPER CUTE Brandy! LOVE how you walked us through all the steps in making this box…..and helped us out with some important tips when we give this cutie a try. Thanks for sharing girlfriend!
Awesome project, can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing.
Hi there Brandy, have just watched the SMILE box video tutorial and rushing through this mail to you so I can get to make this box, I am sooo excited, cant wait to get to it, Thank you very much, youR video as usual was STUNNING!!!!
Thanks so much for posting this tutorial!! Have been watching for it to be posted to go with the card set you made. This is great and will make wonderful gifts!! Thanks again!!
Thank you so much for this great box tutorial! I love it!
I can’t wait to make one or two or maybe even three. HEhehe!! I am going to order the clasps. Thank you Brandy so very much for sharing this beautiful Gift card box!! t truly is Gorgeous!!
I love how you repurposed the back of the DSP packs! What a sturdy box that will make! I can’t wait to give this a go ! Thank you so much for sharing this!
Love it and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the tutorial.
Love this box tutorial- can’t wait to try it and give it away to friends!!:)
I was so hoping to run into you at converntion…you are so gorgeous I knew I would spot you but in that mess of humanity, I couldn’t even find my own group half the time…LOL…. Your videos are absolutely THE BEST and I end up casing most everything you do…. Thank you so much for sharing…just wish I lived near but Colorado is a far distance from you…. Thanks again ….Careen Porter
Thanks Brandy….I love your easy explanations of your projects. Also, CONGRATS! for your a ward at Convention.
I went last year as as demo with our daughter and what a great experience.
Welcome home from convention Brandy and thank you so much for sharing your fun and excitement, it was so much appreciated.
Oh my!!!!! I absolute love this card box! Your tutorials are so well done – thank you for those too.
I love this box and the coordinating card!! Thanks Brandy for the great videos! They make my day!!!
Love this box!! Thank you for sharing.
Love this box. Have been waiting for this tutorial ever since I saw you do the “10 Cards in 20 Minutes Video”. Can’t wait to try it.
Yay!!! I’m so glad you are excited to give it a try. Thank you Shannon for commenting and for subscribing to BrandysCards. Have a great day! Hugs, Brandy
I will have to make this awesome box for Christmas. I give cards to my family and now they will have a place to store them. Thank you for all your effort in making your wonderful videos to share with the rest of us. I’m so happy for you to be in the Founders Circle. ? Lynn
Wonderful video tutorial! You are an excellent teacher. Thank you for all the hard work you put into your blogs.
I love this!!! Seeing an email with a new video from you is like getting a present, I look forward all day to going home to watch it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!