This tutorial will show you how to make a Box that holds a set of 3″ x 3″ Notecards plus their Envelopes – and it is made out of a single sheet of cardstock…

This would make a wonderful Back to School Teacher gift as all teachers I know use a bunch of cards during the year…it would also make a cute hostess gift and would be a great project for some girls to be able to make over a sleepover…

The cards that this box holds are sized 3″ x 3″ – this is a very cute size and you can fit around 6 of these mini notecards plus their envelopes in this box.  Envelopes?  yes, you really can get them that small!  You can find these Mini Envelopes on pg 171 of the catalog – and for a very cute touch you can attach co-ordinating Designer Series Papers onto the flaps…check out some of the cards and envelopes I made to fit inside my box:

Simply pick your piece of DSP and in pencil trace around the envelope flap onto it – then simply cut out with paper snips and adhere to the flap – a very simply but fabulous finishing touch.   You can find close-ups of these mini cards in my gallery by clicking HERE

And now for the instructions to make the box – you will find the measuring, scoring and cutting guide below and at the end there is a link to print out this tutorial…

Firstly take a piece of sturdy cardstock in the color of your choice and cut it to be 9″ x 4 15/16″…then score it 7/8″ in from each edge on all four sides.  Then score at 4″ in from each short end for the center ‘spine’ of your box.  Finally score, fold and cut along the lines as shown above – you will score along the dotted lines and cut along the solid lines and your cardstock will look like this…

Next turn your cardstock over and apply stick strip to the 6 little tabs that you have made, as shown below…

VERY IMPORTANT – if you wish to stamp images onto your box you need to do so at this point, before you have assembled the box.

Turn back over and stick the tabs to the inside of the larger flaps and this is what you will have…

You can also pretty up the inside of the box if you choose by attaching DSP or cardstock to the top and bottom or adding a little note for the recipient.  Close the lid and this is what you get…

A box perfect for decorating and filling with those cute little cards and envelopes – tie a ribbon around to complete it and your recipient will LOVE it.

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