Triangle Box

by Beate Johns

Create a triangle shaped box out of a cardstock rectangle.

Supplies

  • 5" x 10" piece of Cardstock

  • Scoring Tool

  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive

  • Crop-a-Dile™ or other hole punch

  • Stamps

  • Ink

  • Ribbon

  • Pencil

  • Additional cardstock and embellishments

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Stamp your cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Turn your cardstock around.
    Mark the middle of both short sides of the cardstock with a pencil.

  3. Step 3

    Score your cardstock at 5" on the long side.

  4. Step 4

    Line up the mark you made on one of the short sides with the middle of long side.

    Score to create a diagonal fold.

  5. Step 5

    Line up the mark with the other side of the middle fold and score.

    You will now have a triangle of scored lines.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat step four and five on the other side of the cardstock.

  7. Step 7

    Prefold all your score lines.

  8. Step 8 (Optional)

    Add strong adhesive to the edge of one of the long sides.

  9. Step 9

    Assemble the box by bringing the two ends together and securing with the adhesive just applied.

  10. Step 10

    Use a Crop-a-Dile™ to punch through the taped sides.

  11. Bring both of the opposite sides together and punch a hole through them as well.

  12. Step 11

    Fill your box.

  13. Step 12

    Thread your ribbon through the punched holes. It will keep your box closed.

  14. Step 13

    Tie ribbon and decorate your box front.

Video!

Variations

  1. Change the size
    You can make this box in a lot of different sizes. Just keep the length of your cardstock two times the width (e.g.: 3" x 6", 4" x 8" and so on).
    The picture here shows a box made out of a 2 1/2" x 5" piece of cardstock. It holds one Dove chocolate piece.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Triangle Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Wow...I love both of your Triangle Boxes, Beate!! They are sooo pretty, and your tutorial is AWESOME!! Thanks!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 2:46 AM
Fabulous - I'm glad to see that you've made a tutorial about this fab box - I love it!!! I'll be trying it for sure!!!!

Your boxes are so gorgeous - love the embossing on the second one - so perfect for the holidays!!!
Silke Ledlow  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 4:03 AM
I have always made my triangle box 4x8, but I think the little one for the Dove chocolate is sooo adorable! cute, cute!
gail  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 9:09 AM
WOW! I love this triangle box and it's perfect for filling with treats!
I've never seen it before. When I make mine I make it more like a pyramid with the 4 sides that come up and then ribbon threaded through the top!
Marie  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Very nice, Beate! Really sweet box for the sweets.
Franziska  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 10:52 AM
WOW! You made it look really easy! I can't wait to make these for Christmas! Thanks Beate for another great tutorial!
Spike  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 11:44 AM
I've made these many times, but Beate your stuff is always so much more classy. Thanks for the inspiration.
Renee  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 12:42 PM
Beate, you are phenomonally talented. Not only do you produce stunning results yourself, but you also consistently and concisely teach all of us. Thank you so much for your service!
Sarah  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 5:35 PM
Beautiful boxes Beate, can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your design with everyone, Jennifer smile
Jennifer Meyer  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 6:46 PM
Thanks for this project - I love making boxes and this is perfect to add to my collection.
Diane Allen  |  Wed Oct 29, 2008 at 10:49 PM
BEAUTIFUL BOX!
Laura C.  |  Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 3:02 AM
As usual you did a marvelous job!
Muriel Gregory  |  Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 4:01 AM
Hi Beate !!!I love both of your Triangle Boxes, I can't wait to make these Christmas. Thanks for this project !!!!
Magna  |  Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 7:50 AM
Wow, these are soooo pretty! Thanks for the tutorial!
ink blot  |  Thu Oct 30, 2008 at 6:34 PM
I love these little boxes. This is a very good tutorial, but I got lost after step 8. Even with pictures, I'm confused LOL! I'm hoping it will make more sense when I actually do it.
RC  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 2:59 PM
Another great tutorial and samples Beate! Made mine into a mini cupcake holder which you can find in my gallery:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1112717?cat=500&ppuser=50802
Carolina  |  Mon Nov 3, 2008 at 4:50 PM
Love them. Great little gift instead of the usual candycane my children get from friends at Kindy
Shaaron Currie  |  Wed Nov 5, 2008 at 5:08 PM
To RC that got lost after step 8...yeah, I wasn't sure what it meant until I actually made it. You tape one side shut and then use the ribbon to go through that side and then the ribbon goes through the other two sides to hold it shut. They are so cute! Beate is wonderful!
CJ  |  Fri Nov 28, 2008 at 11:15 AM
thanks for sharing. peace
donna  |  Sat Dec 13, 2008 at 2:46 AM
So far I've made about 60 of these boxes in various sizes. I love them and everyone I've given them to so far also loves them. Thanks for a great idea.
Barbara  |  Wed Dec 17, 2008 at 1:03 PM

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