Hello, everyone! I will be constructing a chipboard box, covered in cardstock - perfect for Halloween. This box is complete with magnetic closure and is perfect for storing A2 cards and envelopes. It also makes a great gift - you can easily stuff it with candy to give to a friend. Our box will measure 6 x 5 x 2 inches. I love how it resembles a cigar box! The supplies and video below can be adjusted for any size box!
- Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
- Vino Sirio Color 80lb
- You can use 65lb or 80lb paper for this project. 100lb will work, but 65lb and 80lb are easier to work with.
- (1) 12" x 12" Medium Weight Chipboard
- BasicGrey Magnetic Discs - Small
- Scoring Board & Bone Folder
- Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper
- Paper Trimmer
- Liquid Adhesive
It is much easier to show you how to make this box than to tell you, so there is a video below showing you exactly what to do. Use this cutting guide to cut all of your pieces, then follow along in the video to learn how to assemble them.
Cutting Guide (width x height):
- (2) 2” x 6” - Box Sides
- (2) 2” x 5” - Box Sides
- (1) 6” x 5” - Box Bottom - note if using thick chipboard you may want to increase 1/16” on each side
- (1) 6 ⅛” x 5 1/8” - Box Top - may need to be adjusted based on the thickness of your chipboard
- (1) 6 ⅛” x 1.25” - Box Flap - round corners on one side
Cardstock (Vino Sirio or color of choice) -
- (2) 3” x 11” & (1) 3” x 4” - Outside Sides
- Score portrait at ½” and 2.5”
- Adhere together overlapping 1” on each piece of cardstock to approximately 3” x 24” and score landscape at ½”
- (1) 5” x 6” - Outside Bottom
- (1) 4 15/16” x 5 15/6” - Inside Bottom
- (2) 1 15/16” x 5 15/16” & (2) 1 15/16” x 4 15/16” - Inside Sides
- (2) 1.5” x 6 ⅛” - Hinges for Cover
- Score portrait at .75”
- (1) 6 ⅛” x 5 1/8” - Box Top Outside
- (1) 6 1/16” x 5 1/16” - Box Top Inside
- (2) 1 3/16” x 6 ⅛” - Box Flap Inside & Outside
Our box will measure 6” (L) x 5” (W) x 2” (H).
Tips and Tricks:
- Want to resize this box?
- In general, the chipboard top/lid will be at least 1/16 larger than the box's original length and width to accommodate the depth of the chipboard.
- I always start with ⅛ extra and trim down as needed before attaching hinges.
- Before you adhere your lid hinges and front flap, make sure your chipboard box top fits appropriately.
I decorated my box with Halloween papers and embellishments. I love the little metal feet on the box! The ones I am using are from Amazon, and instead of using the included nails, I just glue them on using a strong liquid glue like E6000.
Once you have your box decorated the way you like, you can fill it with cards or candy! A2 cards and envelopes fit perfectly in these boxes.
Are you ready to make your own box? We'd love to see! Show us your creations on Facebook or Instagram. Use hashtag #cardstockwarehouse for a chance to be featured in our stories!
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Love the presentation Traci is so good at explaining each step and the video is an enormous help when following along so you understand exactly what she is doing. Traci really makes it look easy so you are very willing to try and make your own box. Thank you, Traci