gift box tutorial: part 1

Today I have a tutorial up on the Copic Marker Blog and their theme for May is Weddings. I was asked “to do something paper crafty that goes along with it.” Let’s just say I had a lot of wiggle room XD  So the pic above it the finished project of the tutorial. I am starting out the tutorial here bc frankly I did SO many things with it that it all couldn’t fit there, I already had to get uber creative with my photos (I took a ton) lol. So part one of my Custom Wedding Gift Box is how to make the box then on Copic’s blog is how to customize it. What’s in the box?! (get the movie reference? I can’t talk about any box without that quote poppin in my head. Not funny in the movie but its funny now).

So to make your own box to go with this tutorial, that is 5x5x1.5, you will need:

2 12×12 sheets of cardstock
(a color to match your scheme and one for the top mine is a Heidi Swapp resist paper the copic portion of the tut needs that but any sheet will do for the box)
Paper Trimmer
Xacto Blade
Paper Scorer
Tape Runner 

The first thing to do is to cut both of your 12×12 cardstock sheets into an 8×8 square. If you use the same resist paper I do I cut it out of the top right corner to avoid the printed pattern. You might like the pattern, it just wasn’t for me, I just wanted the resist. After you have both sheets cut down score on all 4 edges 1.5″ in on both sheets.

Then take your ruler and blade and cut the lines at the top and bottom that run vertically just to the first horizontal line they meet.

Now we have the flaps of our box. Fold your flaps up along the score lines until your box looks like this:

Flip your paper over and apply your adhesive to the front of just the little flaps we cut earlier then assemble the box. I’m applying to the flaps vs the back of the side to make sure I don’t tape runner too far and have sticky residue inside where whatever gift goes in. I think things thru on occasion 😉

Now you have your box! Easy Peasy! Now hop over to my tut on Copic’s blog to see how I took it from plane jane to what was at the top 🙂 Lots of different ways to use your copics! 

  • Annette Allen says:

    what a great gift box…thanks for the fun tutorial…I will have to try this..

  • Danni says:

    Very cool!

  • Alyce says:

    Great tut Kristy! I love the finished result…it is so classy and pro! 😀

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