Ghirardelli® Box

by Beate Johns

Make a box to hold four Ghirardelli® chocolates.


  • One 4 1/4" x 8" piece of cardstock
  • One 2" x 8 1/4" piece of patterned paper, optional
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scoring Tool, Scor-Pal™ used here
  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Foam Tape or pop dots
  • Stamps
  • Ink
  • Additional Cardstock


  1. Step 1

    Score the short side of your cardstock strip at 1" and 3 1/4".

    When using the Scor-Pal™ score at 1", then turn paper 180 degrees and score the other side at 1" again.

  2. Step 2

    Score your long side at 2", 3", 5" and 6".

  3. Step 3

    Cut off the outer strips 3" up on one end. This will create your box flap.

  4. Step 4

    Use a bone folder to crease score lines.

  5. Step 5

    Cut the 1" score lines on both sides.

  6. Step 6

    Add Scor-Tape™ both 1" x 2" strips next to the box flap.

  7. Step 7

    Flip your cardstock over and add tape to the 1" tabs.

  8. Step 8

    Remove the tape liner from the 1" tabs and fold inward.

  9. Remove the liner from the 2" strips and bring sides together to form box.

  10. Step 9

    Trim box flap. Here, it was cut down 7/8".

  11. Your box is done. It's time to decorate it.

  12. Step 10

    Apply adhesive to the back of the patterned paper.

  13. Step 11

    Adhere patterned paper around your box.

    The ends of the paper will overlap a bit.

  14. Step 12

    Create a closure for the box by stamping or punching a small image.

    Add foam tape on the lower part of the back of that image.

  15. Step 13

    Remove liner and adhere the punched piece to the lower part of your box so that the lid can slipped underneath.

    Fill with chocolate.

  16. Your box is finished. You can find it here in the gallery (with a listing of all supplies).


Your Turn

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

I just tried it! I used SU's Certainly Celery DP and Cameo Coral CS, I like them together. And I used the scallop circle "hugs & kisses" stamp from the Love You Much Bundle.
It looks good, I'll try to upload my photo soon, after I eat the chocolate!
Great job once again, Beate.
Stampamajig  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 4:04 AM
Oh my gosh !!! This is adorable !! LOVE IT !!!
Corinne (aka Roxy)  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM
This is absolute awesome.
Kathy Arellanes  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM
Wonderful! What a cute little box. I have to find some European chocolate that will fit into this box...
Nessie  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:08 AM
Way too cute! Thank you for another great tutorial!
Renee Deaton  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:10 AM
Beate, part of your genius is that you make instructions simple. Thank you!

Bernice  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:11 AM
OMG! To Cute! Love it. On my to do list. Thanks for a great tutorial as always.
Yvonne  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:14 AM
I am so going to make these for my next card class (Valentines themed) and give them out to everyone when they leave as a thank you!

Thanks for the great idea!
Andrea  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:25 AM
I love this!
Thanks for such a neat tutorial!!
Peg Smith  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:26 AM
Loved it as always, thanks for all you do!
Charlene Andrews  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:36 AM
This is such a great box! My Stamp Club will love it! Thanks for the easy instructions too...
Anne Browne  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM
SO ADORABLE - I plan to make some for Valentines day for two teenage grandsons.
Thank you for sharing
Gail  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM
This is such a sweet , not to mention perfect little box for these delectible chocolates.

It's soo cute!
Dale  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:05 AM
AWESOME, Beate!! As always!! Thank you!!
Judy  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:07 AM
Oh, I like ghirardelli chocolate!
Send it to me to germany and I will create a lovely box *lol*

Heike  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM
This is awesome, Beate! Great tutorial!
Charmaine Ikach  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:32 AM
I don't often post but I just LOVE this cute box! You truly amaze me with your ever so talented mind. Great tutorial as always. Thanks Beate.
Rene'  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:47 AM
This is so so cute. I am having my first Stamp Club meeting and I will give this to my friends as a thank you for supporting my efforts to have this event. Thank you--I love the cards and projects you make.
Genie  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:51 AM
This is a wonderful,economical way to say I love you this year. LOVE IT! Thanks as always!!!
Theresa  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 10:54 AM
This is just darling! What a great little "something" to give to friends on Valentine's Day! I'll be making them soon.
You do such a nice job on your tutorials - easy to understand and follow.
Thank you very much for the time you invest in these so the rest of us can look really creative!!!!!
Loretia  |  Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 11:17 AM

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