Die-cut gift box

Surprise your family and friends with this bright and cheery gift box. All you need is cardstock, a sentiment die and some acetate! Fill with all sorts of goodies; we’re thinking something sweet…

Base

1. Cut a square from your cardstock measuring. 8¼ x 8¼". Create a score line 1⅞" in from all four sides. 

2. Snip a slit in the bottom left-hand edge of the square, just up to the score line (1⅞" up). Repeat on the right-hand side and do the same for the top of the square. You will be left with four flaps. Fold around and adhere to create the box shape. 

Lid

1. Cut a square from your cardstock measuring 7⅝ x 7⅝". Score ¾" in from each edge of your square and then ¾" in from your first score lines.

2. Line up the Xcut Just For You Topper Die in the centre of the square and run through the Xcut Xpress Die-cutting Machine. Use a Sailor 1 in 1 Glue Pen to adhere a 4⅝ x 4⅝" sheet of acetate to the back of the die-cut sentiment.

3. Cut up the first vertical score line, up to the second horizontal score line, on the bottom left-hand side. Cut up the second vertical score line, up to the second horizontal score line, on the bottom left-hand side. Snip across the horizontal score line from the left-hand side, to meet the first vertical cut line. Remove the corner. Cut off the lower square of the remaining flap, to create a square tab. Repeat on the bottom right-hand corner, and the two top corners, so you are left with four tabs. 

4. Apply glue to all four tabs, and stick in the same way as you did for the base. Fold over the remaining scored flaps and fix to the inside of the lid to reinforce it. 

Project and how-to instructions by Samantha Clayton. Originally featured in the June issue (83) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

To see the construction in action, visit Sam’s Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEmcxyaXQAk

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