Cute Little Gift Tag Box for Giving to Friends

This past weekend three gals, Janet, Kelly and Christy, joined me in My Country Loft to make their Christmas cards, after which we moved on to some other fun projects, like today’s cute little gift tag box for giving to friends and other lucky recipients.

Warmth and Cheer 6" x 6" Designer Paper (retired 2016-17)

They’re EASY to make.  You’ll need:

If you’re using a “directionally” patterned paper, place your paper with the positioning so that the “upsideright” of the images are at the top of the page (NORTH on a map) and start your cutting on the EAST edge, leaving the top (NORTH) edge un-punched.

Using the punch board, place that now famous east edge at the top of the board, lining it up at the 2″ mark.  Punch and score.  Slide over to the left to the 4″ mark and punch and score again.  Rotate card stock to SOUTH, repeat.  Rotate card stock to WEST and repeat again.  Finally, along the NORTH edge, punch only at 2″ and 4″.

Gift Tag Box - Env. Punch Board
Start punching and scoring on ‘east’ edge


Round the four corners if desired.

Gift Tag Box - Env. Punch Board
Corner round the corners here.


The corner that is not scored will become the top of the box.

Holding the card stock as shown in the photo below, cut off that corner that is not scored.

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Trim top (north) flap.  In case you didn’t know, I’m left-handed so I might be positioning the Paper Trimmer in the opposite way you would.  Adjust accordingly.  😉


On the side below (SOUTH) that cut off corner, snip along the vertical lines to create the flaps for the box.

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Trim vertical score lines


Gently but firmed crease on all score lines.  Add adhesive to one of the overlapping flaps at the front of the box and complete the box front.  (photo below)

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Apply small amount of adhesive to one flap and secure


Attach the end of a 9″ piece of ribbon to the box front with a stapler, catching all layers of the card stock (including front flap) to secure.  Staple so the flat side of the staple is inside the box.  Wrap the ribbon around the box and staple again, to secure the end; then trim any excess.

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Staple ribbon to front flaps of box


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Secure and staple end of ribbon to front of box. Trim ribbon.



Using an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock (Whisper White), attach a 1″ to 1-1/2″ x 10″ piece of Designer Series Paper along the top long edge.  Repeat for the long bottom edge, taking care, if the Designer Series Paper (DSP) has right/wrong or top/bottom pattern,  to ensure that the top of the pattern is at the edge.  Stick with me–you’ll soon see why.  Cut the paper, across the width (longest side), at 4-1/4″; then cut each 4-1/4″ x 10″ piece just shy of 2″ wide so they’ll fit inside the mouth of the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.   You’ll have ten pieces to now cut into tags.  And the design of the Designer Paper will be  right side up rather than upside down.

Using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, punch the top of each piece, punching right through the DSP layer.  Then, using the Envelope Punch Board, slip each tag in the ‘reverse punch’ at the top of the board to corner round the bottom corners of each tag.


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Place 4-6 tags inside each tag box


This project presents a great opportunity to use some 6″ x 6″ pieces of Stampin’ Up!’s great holiday 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog or the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper * from the Holiday Catalog.   Don’t forget the elegant Year of Cheer specialty DSP * for an extra classy gift tag box.  *These are last-chance items (they’ll retired along with the Holiday Catalog on January 2nd) and are available while supplies last.  After January 2, 2018, they will no longer be available.  Just click on any of the links in today’s post to go directly to my OnLine Store to purchase yours.  Make a gift tag box for your child’s teacher/s, your neighbors, friends, grocery store clerks, hairdresser…..the list can go on and on.

3 thoughts on “Cute Little Gift Tag Box for Giving to Friends”

  1. Barbara Brent Grandstaff

    I love this project! But what paper did you use on the gingerbread man tag set? I have seen these papers twice now, and cannot find them anywhere! Am I missing something? Thank you Barbara

  2. Barbara, I thought (incorrectly) that I had stated that the gingerbread man boxes were made with last year’s 6″ x 6″ paper stack which I think is called Warmth & Cheer. My sister had brought it to my house and I used it for the first box (the one you see) I made. I think this year’s Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Stack would work as a good substitute. Also, any 12″ x 12″ Designer Paper cut into 6″ x 6″ quarters would work well too. Just step away from the cute patterns (the one I used wasn’t actually a WOW to me until I finished it) you see and try a different paper. You’ll surprise yourself I think. I’m really sorry to have ‘teased’ you with a retired item. I usually don’t do that and will be careful to be sure to specify it if I do it again. ~Blythe

    1. Barbara Brent Grandstaff

      Thank you, Blythe. Funny thing is I saw ar sample from someone else with this paper, too! I’ll stop looking and choose something else. Not a problem, I just wanted to be sure I wasn’t losing my mind! Barbara

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