"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

November 29, 2010

Gift Box Card

I have made gift boxes and I have mande gift cards....but today, I'm making a gift box card! whoa!oh yeah, I've got it going on....well, actually, the idea came from Maya, see it here .  So let's head to the craft room.....

Here's what it will look like:

Here's what you'll need: variety of heavy cardstock (scrapbook paper), scissors, glitter, glue, paper punch with snow flakes (mine is Martha Stewart brand), ruler and a bone folder to fold the paper (or you can just use your fingers).

before I go any further.....I'll have to apologize to my international friends, I'm a Dodo Princess with the metric system so I'll leave the converting  to you.

cut your first piece, this will be the drawer box 8 1/2" X 8 1/5":
notice that my paper is double sided with a mustard color on the other side, that will be the inside of my box:

fold the paper at 1 1/2 inch on all sides, and cut along the four black lines:

glue the cut sides together:
to look like this:
do all sides:
set it aside and now take a piece of paper and glue an extension with glue or double sided tape:
here's my long paper:
this piece is also double sided
you'll need to cut it with the following measurements (15" X5 5/8"):
The dotted lines are the fold lines, it should go over the box, fold at 5 1/4", 1 5/8", 5 1/4"

then glue the ends together:
to look like this: it will be open on both ends for the drawer to pull through
add a strip of paper to strengthen the area where the ribbon will pull through and punch two holes.  This will allow you to pull the drawer out
now, let's make the card that will sit on top: cut your paper at 9 3/4"X 5" and fold in half

notice my paper is double sided but it doesn't have to be:

next, glue this card on top of your box:

add some embellishments:
and a message inside, I added white paper for my message:
place a small gift inside and wah-lah!
you can place an item inside or you can line it with wax paper and fill it with cookies or chocolate!

Hope you're having a fantastic day!

----------A Giveaway Coming Soon------------

Check back on Friday December 3-11th 
A friend of mine made a beautiful bracelet for me to give away to a lucky reader.  She also donated an e-book for jewelry making and a few other things, so don't forget to check back.

I'm sharing this at:


  1. Beautiful gift box, I lake it!!!
    Kisses and regards from Croatia.

  2. Awesome!! as usual!
    Great instructions too, thank you:)

  3. This is awesome! I love that the gift is soo perfectly wrapped with the card and the box! Hope you will share it at my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/11/pink-hippo-party-5.html

  4. sounds like a great giveaway later this week, Maria! And what a cute idea with the gift boxes. I could see, if one had time, to make them and fill them with cookies or even wrapped candies as a little gift for a teacher or other classmates!

    Enjoy the day!


  5. So nice! I love the little gift boxes!! You do a beautiful job...

  6. Great idea! Wish I'd had this over the weekend while I was struggling to make six boxes for a gift exchange. Too late to do now, but I'll keep it in mind for the next one.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. This is a great and easy to follow tutorial! I love how it turned out! I would love for you to link up to my party too! http://polkadotsandpizza.blogspot.com/

  8. How neat. I've missed poppin in. My allergies have been reakin havoc and my Zoomtown has been down. Hope you had a great Thanks.

  9. Cute, cute, cute! I don't think I'd be disappointed if someone gave me an empty one. :)

  10. This is one of the most interesting things I've seen - how long did it take to make - wouldn't that be great to make as a gift? Awesome. sandie

  11. This is the prettiest hand made box I've seen! Thank you for the step by step instructions too! Even 'I' could do this with those great 'how to's... :-)

    You have the cutiest crafts ideas!!

  12. what a lovely idea. :) Thanks for sharing, Debb

  13. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love what you have going on here - the microfiction made me laugh out loud, and I always love tutorials. Besides having names in common, I also own that stamp set in the tutorial today and I'm originally from So. Cal. (La Habra, to be precise). Isn't the blog world funny?
    Rinda aka Maria

  14. This is seriously clever. I wonder....

  15. I love this idea, but, well... I'm not too crafty so I don't know. (My daughter is the crafty one so I may get one of these yet-LOL!)

  16. What a great idea! My daughter is the crafty one in the family. I'll share this with her :-)

    Thanks, ~Ron

  17. Wow! This is a beautiful gift box and great instructions! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Maria,
    I thought you did a great job with your tutorial, it looks very easy to make the way you've laid it out and described it. Beautiful idea for gifts!


  19. That is so cute Maria...I loved your easy to follow tutorial too.



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