Gable Box

by Regina Andari

Create this adorable box with a few scores, cuts and punches.


  • One 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Cardstock
  • Paper Cutter with scoring tool
  • Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Punches
  • Corner Rounder
  • Crop-a-Dile™
  • Embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score 11” side of cardstock at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5 3/4", and 8 3/4".

  2. Step 2

    Score the 8 1/2” side at 3" and 6 1/2".

  3. Step 3

    Fold the bottom of the card stock (the portion with the short scored sections) under and stamp across the exposed area of card stock.

  4. Step 4

    Cut each score line up to the intersecting score line to create flaps as shown.

  5. Step 5

    On one edge of the card stock, you’ll have 1/2” flaps.

    Cut off the two 1/2" flaps on the ends, leaving the center flap.

  6. Step 6

    Place Sticky Strip™ on the 1/2" flap.

    Be sure to place the adhesive strip on the front (stamped) side. Leave the liner on the adhesive.

  7. Step 7

    Place Sticky Strip™ on the other flaps as shown to createl interior sections of the box.

    Leave the liner on the adhesive.

  8. Step 8

    Center punch over panel and push the cardstock all the way into the Wide Oval punch to create handles for the box.

  9. Step 9

    Use the corner rounder on the corners of the handles.

  10. Step 10

    Peel the liner from the 1/2" flap on the side of the box (mid section).

    Fold the box into shape so that the ends meet the adhesive. If necessary, fold the flaps out of your way.

  11. Step 11

    Peel the liner from the side flaps and adhere them to the interior sides of the box for added stability.

  12. Step 12

    Remove the liner from the bottom flaps.

    Fold in the two smaller flaps and then adhere one of the longer flaps to the smaller flaps.

    I fold in the flap that’s on the side where the seam is so the front of the box will be seamless.

    Fold the remaining flap into place.

  13. Step 13

    Decorate the front of the box. Use the Crop-a-Dile™ to punch holes for the ribbon closure.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Gable Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Very nic tutoial, I really like the stamp set you used too
Beth  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM
Great tutorial and I love the finished sample! smile
Dotty  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:20 AM
I love this version using the new big oval punch! Very cute.
Twila Davis  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:28 AM
Love the idea! Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
Nancy B aka Jeanstamping2  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:34 AM
What a cute project and your tutorial was so easy to follow.
Stampin Fanatic  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:50 AM
wow what a good idea now i have to try it and see what happen 's justl ove it smile)
Roberta  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 12:09 PM
Your Gable Valentine Box is absolutely beautiful and your work is exquisite. I've been looking for directions to make my own and now I can use your instructions all year round. Thank you.
Diane  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 12:17 PM
VIV SAWYER  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 12:59 PM
What a beautiful project. I wish all tutorals where this well layed out. I can't to try it!! Tracy
Tracy  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 1:19 PM
OMG - Regina
you rock! This is a great tutorial!
Your Sassy Sister - Lisa
Lisa P.  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 1:27 PM
love the finished product and love the instructions....thanks a bunch
KerriB  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 1:45 PM
This box is great. I am going to make these for my dd's 9th birthday party. She wants to have a stamping party. A girl after my own heart.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Jeannette  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM
What a great idea! I really struggle with following directions but these were so well written that even I could follow them. I did do a couple of things a little differently and that is that I taped the other side of the half inch flap so it was on the inside. (Probably I taped the wrong side in the first place... LOL) and I didn't have the oval punch so I used a square one and left the handles square to match. Regardless of my ineptness and lack of the correct tools, it turned out beautifully. Thanks!
rusti  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 2:37 PM
Omgosh that is super cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I have to try making some of these!
Crystal  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 2:55 PM
Love the way you added the inside flaps for more stability. I made mine look just like yours so I won't post here, but will definitely be posting on my blog to share with a link back here. Thanks!
Renee O.  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 2:57 PM

This is oh so cute and way to simple. Know exactly what I will be doing today. TFS!
suncoast stamper  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 4:12 PM
I always wondered how to do that! Nice tutorial and really pretty box.
Stef H  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 4:12 PM
Hi Regina smile LOVE the fun and easy instructions! Thanks for sharing...

Jennifer smile
Jennifer Meyer  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 7:11 PM
love your box . which stamp set did you use ? keep up the good worl Joan
joan  |  Wed Jan 21, 2009 at 11:57 PM
Thanks so much! I actually was able to make one!!! I just love this site!
I gauger  |  Thu Jan 22, 2009 at 4:00 AM

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