Envelope Gift Box

by Valita Reynolds

Create a box to give away bulky cards.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool
  • One A4 Sheet of cardstock (8 1/2" x 11 5/8")
  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Stamps


  1. Step 1

    Score the 8 1/2" side of the cardstock at 1" and 7 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Turn the card on the horizontal and score at 2", 3", 7 1/2" and 8 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Fold all score lines.

  4. Step 4

    Cut in at the 1" line on all four scores added in step 2.

  5. Step 5

    Have the wider end facing down. This will be the pocket.

    Fold in the 2 small flaps and place Scor-Tape&trade on them. Place adhesive on the two larger flaps below these also.

  6. Step 6

    Remove tape liner and stick the smaller flaps up and attach to the inside edges of the box.

  7. Step 7

    Bring up the bottom and wrap around the edges of the box.

  8. Step 8

    Make sure this lines up with the edge of the box.

  9. Step 9

    Fold in the small flaps and wrap down around the box to close it.

  10. Step 10

    The box will hold a bulky card easily.

  11. Step 11

    Hold closed with a ribbon and decorate to match your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Envelope Gift 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.

Nice box; but I'm really interested in how that flower was made. It's beaurtiful and looks down right real!!!
Carike  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 6:27 AM
This is perfect for the overly ornate Valentine I just made! I was wondering how I was going to put it in an envelope. Thank you for sharing!
Connie  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 6:38 AM
Great idea to send your cards with bigger embelisments.

I am also interested in how to make that beautiful flower. I really like this kind of flowers, but i am allergic for them. So this is great to make them from paper. Please can you make a tutorial of these flowers?
Sientje  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:09 AM
Thanks for the tutorial! I'm sure this will come in handy the next time I make a bulky card.
Karen  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:09 AM
This is great!!!! Sometimes you just don't want to send those beautiful cards that you work on so long....so this is a prefect box.....thank you great tutorial....
Gloria Westerman  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:19 AM
Thank you, I can't wait to try this. You've solved a problem that I've had for years....How do I present such a card? Plus, your sample is simply breathtaking. I'm with several of the previous posters....sure would love to know how to make that Fushia bloom, pretty please?
TxAngelDee  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:26 AM
I love the box, but the flower is absolutely beautiful. How did you make it.
Frannie  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:26 AM
Super great way to present those beautiful cards.
Well done video! Thanks for sharing!
Kristine  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:30 AM
This looks like a great presentation box to put 3-4 cards in and give as a gift. Thank you for sharing!
Donna  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM
Yes -- must.see.flower.!!
Christine  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:41 AM
Thanks, what a great idea. Enjoyed making the envelope. Also would like to make the flower.
Kathie  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 7:46 AM
I've used this same idea for a box of cards I gifted this year. To close I added a scalloped circle to the center front flap and glued on velcro so it could be opened and closed easily. I'll see if I can add a photo to the gallery...
Ronda A.  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 8:18 AM
Valita's tutorial for the fuchsia flower is found at http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com/2010/07/fuchsia-punch-art-card.html
Really pretty!
dlbk  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 8:26 AM
Beautiful. This is so useful. I will do this.
Thank you.
Tinalouise  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 8:34 AM
Valita, thank you for both the card box and fuschia flower tutorial. So beautiful ! I can't wait to try them both.
Leanne  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 8:44 AM
Love this AND the card you're putting inside! The receiver and even re-use the box for something or someone else. I always get stuck, though, when I want to actually mail a card like this to someone and don't want to put it all in a cardboard box just to mail a birthday card, you know? Any suggestions?
StampinCatMom  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 9:07 AM
GREAT video Valita! Quick, succinct, and easy to follow. I'm definitely going to favorite this one. How about a blogspot or anywhere else to get a tutorial on your amazing fuchsia? As you see from the comments, we're all drooling over it!
Bernadet Rodakowski  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM
I'd love to know where you got the mini crimper you used in making the flower on your website tutorial! Love the envelope, love the card - thank you!

Joni  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 9:43 AM
Simply gorgeous! Thank you for including the tutorial for the fuchsia. I have always loved those flowers, but they don't grow here. This is the next best thing to growing one. Thank you!
athomesusan  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM
Wow -- I have just been visiting Valita's blog! It is amazing... the lovely fuchsia blossom, and so many other wonderful ideas! Thanks, Valita, for sharing your tutorial here, and all the lovely work you do!
Plain Jane  |  Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM

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