The Crafter’s Companion - Creating Boxes

by Beate Johns

Creating boxes is easy with The Crafter's Companion.



  1. Step 1

    Align cardstock or paper for your box bottom on the side that says box base.

    Here, the cardstock measures 7" for a box with a 4" square base and 1 1/2" high walls.

  2. Step 2

    Run your score tool over the cardstock in the groove of your choice.

    The grooves are spaced 1/2" apart. The score lines you make here will create the height of the sides of your box.

  3. Step 3

    Turn cardstock 90 degrees and score again at the same score line.

  4. Repeat until each side is scored.

  5. Step 4

    Prefold all your score lines and cut each corner as shown to create your glue tabs.

  6. Step 5

    Add Scor-Tape (or other strong adhesive) to each glue tab.

  7. Peel off tape liner and assemble box.

  8. Step 6

    Line up the cardstock/patterned paper for your box top on the edge of The Crafter's Companion that says box lid.

    Score your first score line.

    The box lid side in this sample will be 1" high so you can see the box base. For that, start with a 6" square and use the second score groove.

  9. Score each side in the same groove.

  10. Step 7

    Prefold your score lines and cut score lines as shown to create glue tabs.

  11. Step 8 (Optional)

    Punch the edges of the lid with a decorative border punch.

  12. Step 9

    Add Scor-Tape or other strong adhesive to the glue tabs.

  13. Remove tape liner and assemble box lid.

    Place lid on box bottom to finish your box.

  14. Step 10

    Fill your box and decorate.


Questions and Comments

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

je voudrais savoir lequel des 2 plaques utilise t'on le plus entre l'ultimate et scor-tape
merci d'avance pour votre réponse
tout ce que vous faites est vraiment magnifique on a du mal a fermer l'ordi tellement c'est beau et interressant
amicalement brigitte
brigitte Benais  |  Sun Nov 22, 2009 at 2:18 PM
Where may I purchase the 2 sided spool of tape that you used to make the box on the tutorial video? Thank you.
Yvette  |  Thu Jan 21, 2010 at 7:29 PM
Hi Yvette,
That tape is called Scor-Tape. You can find it in a lot of online stores. Just type it into your search engine. Or you can buy it directly from
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 12:21 AM
What's the sieze of the c/s you are using?
Emmy  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 8:50 AM
The size of the cardstock doesn't matter as long as you use the same size for both bottom as well as top.
I listed the size I used for this sample in step one.

Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 10:05 AM
hola quisiera comprar el producto donde lo puedo hacer ? espero su respuesta
Patricia  |  Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM
¡Hola! Usted puede comprar sus productos aquí
lydia  |  Mon Jul 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM
quiero comprar su producto y si me pueden mandar en español la guia y en cuanto tiempo me manda el producto y en cuanto me sale en peso mexicano
espero su respuesta
Susana  |  Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 5:32 PM
Hola Susana! Usted debe ser capaz de comprar directamente desde su sitio aquí:
Lydia  |  Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 5:36 PM
Hi, could you please tell me what brand of cardstock you use to make your boxes? I am having trouble finding patterned paper/card that is heavy/thick enough to make a strong box.

Thanks! smile
Rachel  |  Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 3:51 AM
Where can I buy the crafters companion?
And how much does it cost.

Yvonne Groen
Yvonne  |  Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 6:16 PM

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