I'm always looking for cute ways to give little, thoughtful gifts.  Today I want to share how I create simple boxes made from cardstock.  These boxes are simple to make and mass produce, and can easily be adapted to the size you need.  The finished size of this sweet little box is 3" high x 2" wide, squared.


I gathered my supplies:

First I cut my Black Muscletone cardstock to 8 x 8.  I scored three inches in on each side.  I chose the Muscletone 140# for this project because it is extra sturdy and scores really well, without and cracking or splitting of fibers.

Then I cut up to the score marks on the top and bottom edges, not the side edges.  I did trim some of the side edge tabs away, leaving enough area for my sticky adhesive tape to fit and create a nice grip.

I assembled the bottom of the box and added some pieces of patterned paper to create the look I wanted.

On to the top.... basically all the same steps.  This time, I cut my red cardstock to 4 1/8 x 4 1/8.  I scored in 1 inch from each side and cut up to the first score line again on two edges.  This created the tabs for me to add my adhesive tape to and assemble the lid.

I finished off with the 5/8" Organza ribbon in white.... a lovely little box to fill with special somethings.  Wouldn't this make darling favors for a wedding or shower?

CutCardStock products used in this project:

   


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