Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Tutorial for Yesterday's Gift Box

Hi, a few people were asking bout how to make this gift box so I have done a quick tutorial. I have never done it before and and it is not very good, but at least it will give you an idea of how to make the box. My blog friend Elaine, and also Rita, told me that it is actually called a Gable Treat Box - I guess because it resembles the gable end  of the roof. Thanks so much. I checked out the internet and found a couple of You Tube videos and also a tutorial on Split Coast Stampers which were different sizes to mine so here is the link to SCS  

 All you need is one piece of A4 card stock,  some means of scoring it, double sided tape, ribbon and embellishments. As you can see I used  my Hougie because this is in centimetres.  I much prefer my Martha Stewart Score Board but it is in inches.

Along the long edge score at 7cms, 14 cms, 21 cms and 28 cm
Turn the card and score at 7cms and 14 cms.

Click on image to enlarge pictures

Cut away the outer two flaps on the 28 cm score line.
Cut along each of the score lines on the long edges to the next score line.
Use corner rounder to shape the corners of the top flaps

It's easier to decorate the sides while it is still flat - although this one is extremely simple. I just die cut some Spellbinders Lacy Circles and added some flowers so that I could get this done quickly.

Add double sided tape to the tab and stick it together. This just shows how it fits together. You can then fasten the base flaps together  with wet glue or double sided tape.

Fold two of the top flaps in and punch two holes in the remaining top flaps and thread some ribbon in to fasten it together.

Well that's my tutorial finished. I only hope it makes sense to you!! You can fit three or four Cadbury's cream eggs in, or quite a few choccies, and I think it would probably fit a cupcake too.

I like this so much that I might use it for my table gifts next Christmas. Nothing  like thinking ahead!! Although there is  plenty of time to find something else!

Have fun! Love and hugs from Christine xx

PS Note for Desiree - hope this works out okay for your Brownies Pack to make!!


  1. Well all I can say Christine is...well done you!
    Super tutorial, very clear and precise, people won't have any trouble following that.

  2. Good Morning Christine. A fabulous tutorial,and I will definitely try it. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx.

  3. Well stunning tutorial thanks for doing it you are a star may have to try it I will go and have a look at your link .Melanie X

  4. Goedemorgen Christine
    Leuk doosje heb je gemaakt leuke vrolijk kleueren echt een beetje voorjaar
    Gerrie xx

  5. Such a fabulous tutorial Christine, very clear and easy to understand
    I love the pretty detailing you have added to your finished box.
    Sue xx

  6. Great tutorial Christine
    I like the finished box
    jacqui x

  7. Thank you for sharing Christine! I'm gonna add it to my to do list! Hugs x

  8. GM Christine
    Good tutorial thx for sharing might make one later Sue x

  9. Thanks christine, an easy to understand tutorial, thanks aNNIe

  10. Thanks my dear for this useful tutorial^_^
    Wonderful gift box^_^
    Big hug,

  11. Thanks for the tutorial Christine, I've saved it for later. Carol x

  12. Dank je wel voor de uitleg , ik vind hem erg leuk
    groetjes janie

  13. A very pretty box Christine and a fabulous tutorial. Very clear and easy to follow.
    Lorraine x

  14. Fab tutorial Christine great instructions I never use my hougie board I'm going to have to have a go at this huggles hun Sue J xxx

  15. Great tutorial so easy to follow must have a go at this.
    Love that lemon & white card you have used.
    I don`t do cms but if I do, like you I use my Hougie Board.

    Patricia xx

  16. Love the comment above lol, hope you centre your thoughts before fixing your furnace rofl. Brilliant tutorial Christine and the finished box is so cute especially in the gingham.

  17. Hi Christine,
    Many thanks for taking the time to put up this tutorial. I will have a go at it first before letting the Brownies loose on it! By they way, there is a lovely box tutorial on the Spellbinders website at the moment made with their Imperial Gold Dies and a gorgeous tissue paper flower - not one for the Brownies just yet!x

  18. Super tutorial Christine, thank you! carole Z X

  19. Great to see the measurement tutorial, and the finished box is fab. I feel the need to use up some card. xx Flora

  20. Hi Christine - these are really lovely little boxes, and so useful too. Thank you for your tut. I will be having a go when I can get my next bit of crafting done! Hope you are both keeping well.

    Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  21. A good tutorial Christine, a lovely gift box, so useful. Hugs Dee x

  22. Thanks for your continual support Christine, have you put your name down on my candy, I haven't checked. I am doing this tutorial today and hope it turns out as successful as yours...luv annie xx

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