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Project of the Day and Giveaway: Cardstock Gift Box

National Craft Month is still going strong and today we’re bring you one of our favorite projects from PurpleCows. This Handmade Gift Box is perfect for storing little treasures or giving a personal touch to gifts for your friends. You can choose your favorite scrapbook paper or make a different box for every gift-giving season!  Add your own special touches to each box for creative and personalized wrapping. Dawn for Purple Cows brings us today’s crafty tutorial.

Cardstock Gift Box

If you’re buying a gift to give for a family member or a friend, a handmade gift box is a great way to add just a touch of personalization to that gift. This way the person the gift is intended for will know you took that little bit of extra time and effort to make something just for them! How special is that?

 Gift Box


The Purple Cows CraftGeek Stamp It
The Purple Cows Smart Trimmer
Brown, pink, and purple cardstock
Distressing tool
Eyelets (optional)


1. Trim Core’dination cardstock to 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

2. Score at 2 1/2″ and 5″ both ways. Fold all score marks

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3. Fold the corner in to make a triangle, then cut off the bottom of those pieces.

Gift Box Tutorial

4. Trim Purple and Pink cardstock to 2 1/4″x 2 1/4″.

5. Cut each pink square in half.

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6. Distress each piece with your Distressing tool.

7. Stamp each piece using the Purple Cows CraftGeek Stamp It

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8. Adhere each stamped piece of pink cardstock to the purple cardstock.

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9. Adhere each square to the box sides as shown below.

Gift Box Tutorial

10. Trim cardstock to 4 1/4″x 4 1/4″ for the box lid.

11. Score all 4 sides at 3/4″. Fold each score and snip only one side of each corner.

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12. To add eyelets to the corners use the crop o dile. I really recommend adding eyelets you could make holes but the eyelets keep them from tearing.

Gift Box Tutorial13. Run ribbon through the holes as shown below.

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Here is my finished box and ready to be filled with a treat. I sure hope I shared all the steps clearly.

Gift Box Tutorial


We are giving away a prize a day every day here on our FaveCrafts blog for National Craft Month. It is so easy to enter and be sure to check back each day for our Project of the Day post like this one to comment to enter! You have 31 chances to win and a new special prize each day.

Today’s Prize is…. the Purple Cows Stamp it and Spring Stamps set!

Answer this question below in the Comments Section of this post for a chance to be today’s winner:

What’s one craft you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t yet?