Five in one Template Box

by Beate Johns

Use an envelope template to create a scalloped lid for this box.


  • Paper cutter with scoring tool

  • Ruler with 90 degree marking

  • Stylus Tool

  • Scissors

  • Sticky Strip™ or other double-sided, extra-tacky tape

  • 7" Square of Patterned Paper (here Magnolia from My Mind's Eye™ )

  • 8 1/2" Square of matching patterned paper or cardstock for the box bottom

  • 4" Strip of matching patterned paper or cardstock for lid corner

  • Stamps

  • Cardstock or Cardboard to make a template

  • Ribbon

  • Five in One Template from Stampin' Up!™


  1. Step 1

    Draw a 4"x4" square on your scrap cardstock/cardboard for your pattern.

  2. Step 2

    Line up the round envelope flap from your template with your 4x4 square and trace it on your square.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat Step 2 on each side of your square.

  4. Step 4

    Trace the flap of the envelope template to make our corner template.

  5. Step 5

    Cut out both pieces. This completes the template for the lid.

  6. Step 6

    Trace your newly made template on the back of your patterned paper.

  7. Step 7

    Cut traced image out. Score your first line underneath one rounded flap.

  8. Step 8

    Line up your ruler with the first scored line and mark your other lines. Make sure you have one line of your ruler lying on top of your scored line to ensure you will have 90 angles.

  9. Step 9

    Score all marked lines.

  10. Step 10

    Prefold those scores and set your lid aside.

  11. Step 11

    Take your flap template and trace it four times on coordinating cardstock (here Pumpkin Pie). These will be your lid corners. Cut them out.

  12. Step 12

    Score the corner pieces in half.

  13. Step 13

    Prefold your scores.

  14. Step 14

    Add Sticky Tape™ to the straight edge of the pieces. Don't use one long piece over the fold, or it will show.

  15. Step 15

    Take the plastic liner off the sticky strip and line the corner up with the inside corner of your lid.

  16. Step 16

    Tape corner piece to inside lid.

  17. Step 17

    Repeat on the three remaining corners. This completes the scalloped lid.

  18. Step 18

    Take your 8 1/2" piece of cardstock for the box bottom and score it at 2 1/4" and 6 1/4".

  19. Step 19

    Turn the paper 90 degrees and score again at 2 1/4" and 6 1/4".

  20. Step 20

    Cut both scored lines on one side of your square all the way to the first horizontal score.

  21. Step 21

    Repeat step 20 on the opposite side of the cardstock.

  22. Step 22

    If desired stamp the sides of your box.

  23. Step 23

    Add Sticky Strip™ on each outer square. These will be your glue tabs.

  24. Step 24

    Tape your glue tabs on the inside of longer inner pieces to form the bottom part of your box.

  25. Step 25

    Add the box top, some ribbon and a tag and you are ready to give it away.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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

My friend in SAfrica sent this to me. I just to always seem to be behind but I do plan to try this as I've never used the template. Had it, lost it, found it and now let me see if I can find it again.
Joan Lowder  |  Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 5:49 AM
This is so unbeliveable I was at a Stampin'Up party last night and said that I have not used this template yet and wow today I saw this and I have as of lately been into finding different boxes and/or cards that have folds. So thank you for this I will just have to try this it looks fairly easy I think I might be able to figure this out.
Shari Croskrey  |  Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 2:29 PM
Great Box! A friend sent this to me. I don't think I have that template. Is it still available? Thank you so much for this tutorial.
Sandy Knecht  |  Sun Feb 24, 2008 at 8:40 AM
I love this box, Beate, thanks! I did mine a little different...the corners are different as I used a scalloped circle first for the corner ends. Will try to upload it soon if I can get thru.
mary leeson  |  Fri Jul 18, 2008 at 2:09 PM
This is so pretty. Is the template still available or can you make your own?
Renee Eanes  |  Tue Dec 9, 2008 at 5:34 PM
You can still order the template from any Stampin' Up! demonstrator. The order number is #106523 for $9.95.
Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Wed Dec 10, 2008 at 11:37 AM
hi. love this. i have been stuck with workshop ideas, and came across this... it is perfect... it uses the template for something other than envelopes so it makes it more appealing to purchase... thanks. gives me something for my workshop and a product to promote for my business.

jenn  |  Thu Mar 19, 2009 at 6:33 AM
Hello! Thank you for putting on this wonderful template! I cannot wait to try and make it. There are some beautiful boxes already. I hope mine is as nice. This will definately help.
Shannon  |  Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 6:10 PM
this is so cool.. i just bought the petal card for the big shot so i should be able to try this... gives me a little more bang for my buck if it works will have to improvise the bottom cause i'm not sure this size bottom would work for that die. but thanks for your tutorial really helped me out
Cory  |  Wed Apr 22, 2009 at 1:08 PM
your tutorial is very good
thank you
babetteclaude  |  Tue May 26, 2009 at 2:40 PM
Just love your box and the directions. I'm going to give it a try!
Nancy Warner  |  Sun Sep 13, 2009 at 6:55 PM
Thank you so much for sharing
Laurie Payton  |  Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 8:16 PM
Thank you so much for sending me the information. I'm so excited, cannot wait to work on this project! This has got to be THE *best* website to go to for ideas!
Charlotte Cooper  |  Mon Oct 12, 2009 at 5:29 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy the stampin up 5 in 1 envelope template that's been retired?
Vivian Sanidad  |  Fri Dec 25, 2009 at 3:54 AM
Thanks for tutorial.
Val  |  Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 5:13 AM
Great Idea! I will have to try it soon.

Juanita Zavala
Juanita Zavala  |  Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 3:06 PM
I love this box!! I tried to locate the Five in One Template on the Stampin' Up web sight but couldn't. Any thoughts on where to find it? If not I'll have to try to wing it.
Beth Brovold  |  Fri Mar 18, 2011 at 8:18 PM
hello, I love the five and one box I was wondering can you tell me where I can get the stampin up template from, its not in the australian stampin up catalogue. thnk you.

cynthia wagner  |  Fri May 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM
Hi Cynthia -

That one is discontinued, but you can put a post in our ISO forum and see if someone will sell you one smile
lydia  |  Fri May 6, 2011 at 6:32 PM

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