Cardstock, designer papers, scissors, cutting mat, adhesive, desired dies (shown Spellbinders Grand Labels) scoring tool.
Cut a piece of solid cardstock 7 3/4 inch width x 7 3/4 inch length. Score at 6 3/4 on all four sides. Snip the ends to form the box. Add adhesive and form box base. Set aside for now.
Cut a piece of matching cardstock 2 inch width x 10 1/2 inch length. Score at 1 1/2, 2 7/16, 8 1/4 and 9 5/16. Here I pre-folded the score lines for you to see
Die cut large Grand Label in matching cardstock. Decorate box flap if desired. I have added designer paper to match the inside of the box base
Take the flap piece and add adhesive to the end piece that measures 1 1/2. Adhere close to the edge of the die cut piece as shown. I place the box over the die cut panel to line it up and then added adhesive so it was snug
Add adhesive to the 1 inch scored portion on the flap and the rest of the box base BUT, don't go directly to the edge and leave a 2 inch gap on the right as shown. This is where we will tuck our end flap into the box to secure the contents.
Add the box base and secure to die cut panel as shown
Fold the flap over and secure under the right side. You can snip the ends of the flap (shown on the right) if you want. Or in my case I didn't leave enough room with the glue so I had to snip the ends. EEK! ;-)
Now you can open and close as you add cards. Finish decorating as desired.
My final gift box using Lilac Time
for my cards. The sentiment panel I added is from Nice Things to Say
. Added a button and a few pearls to the inside cards. Enjoy!