Fold Over Box

by Liz Walker

Combine gift and card in one with this beautiful covered box.


  • Scoring tools
  • Paper cutter
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock for box base
    2 pieces cut to 6" x 9"
    1 cut to 10" x 10"
  • Decorative paper to embellish box and cover
    4 pieces cut to 6" x 6"
    2 cut to 6" x 3"
    1 cut to 4" x 4"
    8 cut to 4" x 3"
  • All-purpose glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (stamps, papers, and dies from Heartfelt Creations used here)


  1. Step 1

    Score both 6" x 9" pieces of cardstock at 3" along the long side.

  2. Step 2

    Fold on the score lines. Adhere the 2 pieces of cardstock together with the 3" scored sections overlapping.

  3. Step 3

    Cut two lengths of ribbon, enough to adhere to the box, tie in a bow, and be able to retie.

    Adhere each length to the center of each end of the white card.

  4. Step 4

    Adhere two 6" x 6" papers and a 6" x 3" piece over the sections of the white card and ribbon.

  5. Step 5

    Turn over the outer box and adhere the other two 6" x 6" papers and 6" x 3" paper to the card.

  6. NOTE:
    Ensure the matching paper to the lid is placed onto what will be the base.

  7. Step 6

    The outer box is complete and will sit like this when the inner box is in place.

  8. Step 7

    Score the 10" x 10" piece of white cardstock at 3" along each side.

  9. Step 8

    Cut into the corners of the white card to create tabs to form a box.

  10. Step 9

    Fold in along the score lines and adhere the tabs with hot glue to form the box.

  11. Step 10

    Cover the box with the 4" x 4" paper (inside bottom) and 4" x 3" papers (sides, inside and out).

  12. Step 11

    Center and adhere the box to the base of the outer piece.

  13. Step 12

    Fold over the outer box and it is ready to decorate.

  14. Step 13

    Complete the project. The sample was completed using a Christmas sentiment, embossed die cut poinsettias and holly swirls.



  1. You can easily change the dimensions and closure of the box. Decide how large or small you want your inner box base to be (where you will put the gift). For the outer cover, add on at least 1/2 to the width and length measurements of the box. When cutting the card, double these measurements, and add the depth of the sides for the middle scored section of the outer. On the outer box piece, score the width, then the depth, and then the width along the long side of your card for the size box you require. Cover in exactly the same way.

    For an alternate closure, cut a width of paper. For the sample, the paper is 1" X 12". Adhere to a topper and fold around the box, adhering to the topper on the other side. This creates a band that holds the box in place and slides on and off the box.

Your Turn

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

This is so pretty. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for the inspiration Liz.
Annette  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM
Gorgeous box Liz!!! Love both versions!!
Pam Loris  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM
very pretty box, and it looks easy too! Thanks
Paula DiGiovanni  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 8:56 AM
This is stunning!
Jukie  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Thank you, thank you!! I've been hoping to spot a tutorial on this box style for a long time ... and today is the day! Great job on including the just-right photos in your step-by-step written version. 'Visual me' adores such stuff!
Bev Gerard  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Fantastic tutorial Liz, TFS!!
Olga  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM
I love this! Will definitely be making one or more very soon. Thanks so much for sharing.
Shelly Hickox  |  Mon Nov 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM
Wonderful Instructional Viedo! Great Job Liz. Liz, you have inspired me so much to get crafting. I Love this box and now I want to try it for myself. I will absolutely make one for Christmas this year and I will be sure to post it for you to see. Thank you Liz and Splitcoast Stampers!
Diane Shull  |  Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 11:16 PM
Love this card box.
Ann De'Ath  |  Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 8:58 AM
I really love this fold over box It is just beautiful I am going to try and make it after christmas when I have more time . Thank you fo the brilliant video Mary x
mary kelly  |  Thu Nov 20, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Thankyou so much for these great instructions. I have one just about finished but I'm having a problem with it warping. I have put it between 2 cookie sheets for the night. The box part is fine. I used one of my sizziX dies and made fancy corners for the box to finish off the edges. Will send pictures when I'm done.maybe you have some hints on why I have a problem when I use glue to put things together. Thanks again
Diana George  |  Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 10:13 PM
Looking forward to making this beautiful box card
Mary McCulloch  |  Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 10:27 PM

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