I’ve said it before... Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! And by now if you’ve been following me on the Cardstock Warehouse Blog, you know it’s because I love pink and red candy! In this post, I am going to show you how to create a QUICK and EASY DIY gift box! This box is perfect to fill with candy (lots of it!) or any small gift items for your Valentine.
- Cardstock Warehouse Paper
- Cardstock Valentine’s Day Paper Collection
- Lavender Colorplan 100lb
- Hot Pink Colorplan 100lb
- Bone Folder & Scoreboard
- Liquid Adhesive or Scor-tape
- Ribbon and/or Bakers Twine
- Manual Die Cut Machine (for decorating your box) & Valentine Dies
- Lawn Fawn Candy Hearts
- Cricut Machine and Design Space File
- we have included this if you don’t want to cut and score the box by hand!
The box will measure 5 inches in length, 3 inches wide, with a depth of 2.5 inches. To create the box bottom, I cut a cardstock panel from Bubblegum cardstock to 10” x 8”. I scored my paper at 2.5” on all four sides. I then folded inward on all four score lines, using my bone folder.
Using scissors, I cut along the right side of each tab created by the scoreline to the 2.5” measurement (see photo). Using liquid adhesive, I glued each of the tabs to its adjacent right inside of the box, making sure to get sharp right angles on my corners.
To create the box top, I cut a cardstock panel from Hot Pink cardstock that measured 7 1/8 by 5 1/8 inches. I scored my paper at 1” on all four sides. I then folded on all four score lines as we did with the bottom of the box. Using scissors, I cut along the right side of each of the 1” tabs. Using liquid adhesive, I glued each of the tabs to its adjacent right side of the box.
To complete the box, I embellished it with Lawn Fawn Candy Heart die cuts and a “Be My Valentine” sentiment in Wild Cherry and Bubblegum.
Tips and Tricks:
- Don’t want to measure, cut, and score? We have included Cricut files. The assembly process is the same!
- If you are using a liquid adhesive that takes a while to dry, you can use binder clips or small clothespins to hold your box and lid together.
- You can resize this box - just be sure to consider your paper size and cutting surface! I made my lids 1/8” bigger in length and width than the center of the box.
- Switch it up! Incorporate patterned cardstock for your box top, use die cuts to embellish your box, add a pretty ribbon, etc! I do recommend at least 100 lb cardstock for your box bottom! My favorite box was made using our Lavender cardstock with accents in Cotton Candy.
Happy Crafting! Traci Selig
Blog: Traci Crafty
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