by Wendy Weixler

Create a darling gift box out of one sheet of cardstock.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • Bone folder
  • Hobby knife
  • Ruler
  • Temporary adhesive
  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive
  • One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • Big Shot, or other die cutting machine
  • Embossing folder, Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Wallpaper Impression folder used here
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Additional cardstock and embellishments, to decorate your box


  1. Step 1

    Print out template.

    All in One Box Template

  2. Using a temporary adhesive, adhere template to cardstock and cut with hobby knife and ruler.

    If you are using double-sided patterned paper, place the paper face up on the table with the side you would like to be the bottom of the box facing you. The face-down side will make the top of the box.

  3. Step 2

    Score along the dotted lines.

  4. Step 3

    Remove the template from cardstock. Use a bone folder to burnish the score lines – fold all blue dotted lines as mountain folds and all red dotted lines as valley folds.

  5. Step 4 (Optional)

    Emboss the bottom half of the box by running it through the die cutting machine twice (once from each end to cover the length of the entire piece of cardstock). Line the embossing folder up so that the edge of the folder comes to the top edge of the lower half of the box.

  6. Step 5

    Place adhesive on the tab on the bottom half of the box. Adhere to underside of opposite edge of box, as pictured.

  7. Step 6

    On the bottom of the box there are four flaps – alternating tall and short ones. Place adhesive on the underside of the triangular portion of the tabs on the taller flaps. Line up the score lines on the tall tab with corresponding score lines on the short tab immediately to its right. This creates two bottom flaps.

  8. Step 7

    Tuck the flaps over and under one another to close the box.

  9. Step 8

    Place adhesive on the top side of the flap on the top of the box. Adhere to underside of opposite edge of box top.

  10. Step 9

    The all-in-one box is now assembled.

  11. Step 10

    Embellish as desired.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for All-in-One-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.

Love this box! Made it by looking at the video you provided. Very helpful!!! Thank you for sharing.
Elizabeth Harmon  |  Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 9:48 AM
Awesome! Thanks for the easy tutorial!
Joyce  |  Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM
fabulous! love it very much. Must make one oneday.
Debbie Buckland (NZ)  |  Sat Jun 26, 2010 at 10:08 PM
How did you place the card stock without embossing the top part when you ran it through the Sizzix machine? Did you fold it over the embossing folder?
Yvette P Camisura  |  Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 7:18 PM
That is totally, totally awesome! Love it! It's soooo clever. Must make one as soon as possible!!! Thanks so much. Excellent video too - as far as I'm concerned, no problem about the quality. Everything quite clear.

I'm so excited by this!

Shoshi  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 3:54 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this - It made
me feel good as I followed your instructions
and made this in about 2 hours - which is quick
for me. I thought your video was excellent too

I am very pleased with the result and am going
to share this with some friends - with an acknowledgement to you of course.

Sylvia Yeomanson  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 7:06 AM
I can't print it either. If it helps, for some reason it says I must install a printer. (and it is installed) Great project!
SUMaryEllen  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 7:52 AM
I tried to download the template and can't. Could you please send it to me? It is so cute I can't wait to try it with my stamp club! thanks for your help
Kathleen S Jones  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 11:00 AM
Yvette ... I did just fold the top down over the embossing folder (you can see how I did it in the video ... we couldn't include pix of EVERY step or the instructions would've gone on for days and days!). Let me know if you have any other questions ...

Kathleen ... have you tried downloading the latest version of Adobe Reader? That could be why you are having problems downloading the template. If you p/m me with your email address I would be happy to send the template to you ... smile
Wendy Weixler  |  Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM
I made this, and I was so impressed with the results. Totally cool, and easy to make.
Page  |  Wed Jul 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM
Hi Wendy,
I love the box! I downloaded & I'm using Sure Cuts A Lot to cut it. My question is what length & width do you suggest I use? Again, thanks for the template. Liz
Liz Hodge  |  Thu Jul 8, 2010 at 2:31 PM
Love the box...was a bit intimidated but I cut it out with my cricut exprssion, using Sure Cuts Alot program. I reajusted the size to so that it just cut out the template...I think down to 14.10 for width and clicked on the keep proportion box. SO EASY!!!!
UPallnite  |  Thu Jul 8, 2010 at 9:55 PM
I have never seen anything like this box before! But, I am thrilled. I am planning to make this box for my sister's birthday, and she will flip when she sees it! Thanks so very much!
Deanna  |  Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 8:41 AM
I agree with Athena, SU or Sizzix need to make a die cut for this. Adorable little box and only takes one piece of card stock where most take 2 or 3.
Would make adorable boxes for Christmas. Have 5 young granddaughters that would love them.
Lynne Ingram  |  Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Have made it - it's great! Vid on my blog.
Shoshi  |  Wed Jul 14, 2010 at 12:20 PM
thanks for the lesson, I tried it first then realised there was a video - made it a lot easier to fold the base after I watched....thanks for sharing....I'd like to use 1 sheet of DSP and make the box a bit larger.....I'll have to get my drawing board out and enlarge the template you so kindly provided....thanks again
make it an awesome day.
Colleen  |  Tue Jul 20, 2010 at 4:53 PM
Love your box, just thought I would check to see if you have any instructions for a larger box?
Rose  |  Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 9:29 AM
When I try to download the svg file, it says it is an unrecognzed svg type. I'd like to be able to import it to SCALto cut on the Cricut.
Margo  |  Mon Aug 23, 2010 at 10:36 PM
Hey, Margo ... smile
After you download the file, change the file name so that it only reads "favorbox.svg" ... you need to remove the "xml" extension, then it should work just fine. Just be sure to click the "svg" button in SCAL when you want to open the file.

Then, on the right-hand side of the screen in SCAL under Proportion and Size, click the "Keep Proportions" button and change the width to 7.5" ... you should be good ta go after that! smile
Wendy Weixler  |  Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 2:55 AM
As soon as I click on the download link and click run, it says "unrecognized svg type. Image might not display correctly." The file does not open. I'm not sure what the problem is, but my other svg files open ok. I can cut the box from the template, but it would be nice to use it in SCAL. Thanks for a great tutorial.
Margo  |  Tue Aug 31, 2010 at 6:33 PM

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