What you will need to make my Gratitude Box:
- 2 pieces of cardstock cut 7 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (for the box)
- 1 piece of coordinating cardstock cut 6 1/4 x 3 5/8 inches (for lid)
1 piece of coordinating cardstock 8 1/2 x 1 inches (for strap, if you would like to add one....I did not add a stap to this box)
- 2 1 inch circles (optional)
- 2 brads
- sticky tape, cutter, scoring blade
- Assorted cardstock/ images for decorating (I used Tart & Tangy & Summer Picnic Paper)
Step 1: Score your box pieces at 1 1/2 inches on each of the 7 1/2 inch sides. Score again at 1 1/2 inches on the 7 1/4 inch side.
Step 2: Cut along the scorelines on both pieces as shown. (Note: it’s better to cut UP from the bottom as this will reinforce the bottom of your box).
Step 3: This is important! On the piece you designate as the back piece (you choose), you will want o cut a 1/16 inch strip off the top (the side that isn’t scored) as this will ensure that the box fits snuggly together and lines up properly.
Step 4: Apply sticky tape to the flaps and fold under to make each 1/2 box.
Step 5: Line the 3 inside edges of the front piece with sticky tape and slide them together. I position the pieces together so they line up properly, then smooth them out from the inside.
Step 6: Score your box top piece at 1 inch on all four sides.
Step 7: Cut corners to create flaps as shown. Apply adhesive and assemble
Step 8: If you were adding a strap add one now with brads, so that the strap can be moved to take the lid off.
Step 9: Decorate your box!
Step 10: Box complete!
Inside of Gratitude Box