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.

I love your ideas and your videos! Keep up the great job. God bless you.
Kandice  |  Thu Feb 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM
This was a great box. I made some coasters with DSP, this box was perfect for presenting them as a gift.
Jeanette  |  Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM
This is a great box...I'm making jewelry for Christmas gifts and this will be perfect!
Suzy  |  Mon Oct 8, 2012 at 6:34 PM
Hi there can anyone tell me how i would go about making a deep square box with a cover.
I don't have a score pal but i do have the crafters companion pro


cathy  |  Fri Oct 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM
What a fun box for 3x3 cards! I cannot wait to use this tutorial! Thank you for all your work making this! smile
Mindy  |  Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 11:38 PM
WOW! This is a great box...and so pretty. How many 3x3 Cards with Envies can fit in this box?
LM  |  Sat Feb 2, 2013 at 10:18 PM
This is adorable! Love this tutorial!!
lydia  |  Thu May 2, 2013 at 5:02 PM
I just love your boxes and the videos are so helpful. I do have a question, the cards do fit nicely within the boxes, but not so much the envelopes. Could you give the dimensions for a box to allow the 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 envelope to fit within the box with the cards? Thank you so much.
Barbara Newton  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM
oops, also for the 4x4 card to allow for an envelope to go into the box with the card. LOL thanks.
Barbara Newton  |  Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 1:13 PM
beautiful....love the tutorial.....
JoAnne Micon  |  Thu Dec 5, 2013 at 12:24 PM
this is so neat need to get me one of those scrod pal cutting board..thanks for showing
Debra Yates  |  Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 4:48 PM
Can this be done to hold A2 cards? Thanks!
Marie Adamski  |  Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 3:29 AM
Sure, Marie! We have a tutorial for an A2 size box here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/a2cardbox/
dina  |  Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 3:46 AM
Thanks! I know what I'll be doing today!
Marie Adamski  |  Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 7:15 AM
Really clear and easy to follow - many thanks for this smile
Lesley Kilby  |  Wed Aug 5, 2015 at 1:24 AM
Adorable box and would be so versatile.
Brenda Spiers  |  Wed Aug 12, 2015 at 2:27 PM
Love this box tutorial
Roberta Unsworth  |  Thu Aug 11, 2016 at 8:24 AM
I love your tutorials. Everyone I have made is absolutely beautiful. This particular box is one I am sure to make. Love it.
wickwire  |  Sat Jan 25, 2020 at 1:23 PM
How can I get the weeks I have missing (because we moved !!?? I am looking for #s 739, 741 & 743, for now !! THANKS !! "crafty mom "
PJsMusic  |  Wed Jan 20, 2021 at 4:40 PM

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