3” x 3” Notecard Box

by Laurie Schmidlin

Create this beautiful box to hold your 3" x 3" notecards.


  • Scor-Pal™ (or paper cutter with scoring blade)

  • One 7 1/2" square piece of cardstock (for base of box)

  • One 5 5/8" square piece of cardstock (for box top)

  • One 5 1/8" square piece of patterned paper A

  • One 1 3/4" x 12" strip of patterned paper B

  • One 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" strip of patterned paper B

  • Corner Rounder punch

  • Bone Folder

  • Sticky Strip™

  • Scissors

  • Stamps, Ink, Ribbon (or other embellishments) to decorate box


  1. Step 1

    Score 7 1/2" square cardstock at 2" on all four sides.

  2. Step 2

    Score 5 5/8" square cardstock at 1" on all four sides

  3. Step 3

    Score 5 1/8" piece of patterned paper at 3/4" on all four sides

  4. Step 4

    Prefold all scores with Bone Folder.

  5. Step 5

    Using scissors, make vertical cuts (following the scored line) on all four sides to create a flap in each corner of the 7 1/2" square cardstock piece.

    Repeat this step on the 5 5/8" square piece of cardstock and the 5 1/8" piece of patterned paper

  6. Step 6

    Add Sticky Strip™ to each corner flap on the 7 1/2" square cardstock and fold into a box.

  7. Step 7

    Adhere 1 3/4" x 12" strip of patterned paper around box so that both ends start and end on same side.

    Adhere 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" strip of patterned paper to the side with the gap.

  8. Step 8

    Using scissors, cut each flap of the 5 5/8" cardstock in half at an angle.

    Create a scalloped edge around the 5 5/8" piece of cardstock using the Corner Rounder punch. Click here to find a tutorial on scalloping edges with the corner rounder punch.

  9. Step 9

    Add Sticky Strip™ to each corner flap of the 5 1/2" cardstock and fold to create box lid.

    Adhere the 5 1/8" square piece of patterned paper to the box lid.

  10. Step 10

    Stamp and embellish your box as desired.

  11. Your finished box is perfect to hold a set of coordinating 3 x 3 Mini Note Cards and envelopes!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 3” x 3” Notecard 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.

Ohh, I can't wait to give this a try! The box is beautiful!!!
Amy  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 8:19 AM
Thanks looks great!
kanaka  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 9:39 AM
Was so glad to see this pattern. I made these for money gifts at one time and can't find the pattern. Love the sample!!
Lois Butts  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 9:41 AM
lily  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 9:42 AM
Your box is gorgeous, Laurie!!! Thank you for the fantastic tutorial!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 9:45 AM
Great idea - I think I can actually make this and see it as a great gift idea (complete with cards inside) for my friends that love the home made gift from the heart.
Clarkieskc  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 9:49 AM
Really gorgeous; love your choices in paper!!!
Marge  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 10:01 AM
So pretty! This will be a perfect Christmas gift idea for the gals in our stamp group. Thank you for sharing!
CreativeCrazee  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 10:14 AM
Oh my gosh is that adorable- I love the papers you choose for it- I can't wait to make this one..Wonderful job..
Betsey Gould  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 10:38 AM
Cute, cute, cute!
Laurie  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 10:49 AM
Your box is gorgeous! I love the papers, stamps, etc.
Basurok  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Ooooh -- so yummy, I love it!! Great gift idea and stamp camp project -- thanks for writing this great tutorial for us.
vmaduzia  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 10:51 AM
Love this box. Easy to follow instructions. Thanks Pam B
Pam Barnes  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 11:13 AM
You did such an awesome job. I am totally in love with this project. Thank you for sharing and the colors/papers/everything is perfect. Thanks again.......................
Debi  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 11:14 AM
This is beautiful!!!!! I love the new Bella Rose paper from SU and it works so beautifully with this project. Now all I need to see is the cute little cards I'm sure you made to go in this!
Jill Haddad  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 11:23 AM
ahh I love it..what a wonderful gift idea this projects is! TFS
Lydia  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 11:37 AM
I have so many 3x3 cards made, this will be a great way to give them as gifts!
laurie  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 11:47 AM
Beautiful box, Laurie, and great instructions!
Sharon Harnist  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 12:10 PM
Love the box and the new designer paper! I can't wait for my order to get here to make some!
laurie  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 12:14 PM
So cute! I have to try this one.. thanks! smile
Harley  |  Wed Aug 13, 2008 at 12:32 PM

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