Gift Card Box

by Brenda Quintana

Create a box to hold a gift card and a sweet treat.


  • Cardstock

  • Scoring Tool

  • Scissors

  • Sticky Strip™ , or other strong adhesive

  • Decorative Punch, Stampin' Up!'s Decorative Label Punch used here

  • Embellishments

  • Stamps, optional


  1. Step 1

    To make the box, start with a piece of 9" x 7" piece of cardstock (Stampin' Up!'s Coastal Cabana used here). On the 9" side, score at the 1", 4", 5" and 8".

  2. Step 2

    On the 7" side, score at the 1" and 6".

  3. Step 3

    Cut along the score lines in the eight places shown by the yellow highlights. Cut just until the score lines intersect.

  4. Step 4

    Place two strips of Sticky Strip on each of the six tabs.

  5. Step 5

    Flip the card stock over and fold inward along all the score lines.

  6. Step 6

    Remove the Sticky Strip liner and bring the tabs together to form a box with an attached lid.

  7. Step 7

    To make the gift card insert, start with a piece of 7" x 5" cardstock (Silver Foil Cardstock used here). On the 7" side, score at the 2 1/4", 3 1/2" and 4 3/4" marks.

  8. Step 8

    Fold the cardstock in half along the middle score line. Punch a hole in the folded center with the Decorative Label Punch.

    The punch should only go half way in along the fold.

  9. Step 9

    To make the gift card slot, flip the cardstock over to work on the back side. Draw a pencil line across the short width of the cardstock at the 3 3/4" mark (see blue line). Then make a mark along the pencil line 3/4" in from each side (see red dots).

  10. Step 10

    Cut a slot on both sides of the punched space just until you reach the pencil marks from the previous step (see yellow lines).

    To make the slot wide enough for a gift card, make a cut on either side of the pencil line and then nip off the little strip of card stock that remains.

  11. Step 11

    Place a line of Sticky Strip along each of the short ends of the insert piece.

  12. Step 12

    Fold the insert piece along the remaining score lines. Remove the Sticky Strip liner and attach the insert to the inside of the box. Make sure the side with the slot faces up.

  13. Step 13

    This box has a small space near the front (approx 1" x 1" x 5"), to put some candy. If you put candy elsewhere your box might not close.
    Cut a 1" x 5" strip of cardstock and adhere 5 Hershey’s kisses or other small wrapped candy to it with mini glue dots.

    A roll of Rolos wrapped in cardstock also looks nice.

  14. Step 14

    Adhere the strip of kisses to the front of the box and insert a gift card. Decorate the inside of the box as desired.

  15. Step 15

    Decorate the outside of the box with ribbon (this will help the box stay closed) and other embellishments.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Gift Card 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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Josie Welsh  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 6:07 AM
This will be great under the tree -- flat gift card holders get lost there. Thanks!
Royce Butler  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 7:51 AM
So excited to see you as the featured artist with a tutorial Brenda!!! I love your project and your easy to follow instructions. Happy holidays!
Meg McAlister  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 7:54 AM
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 7:56 AM
Love this! Just in time for the holidays! So simple, and so practical. I love that the gift card pops up when you open the box - and that you can put a sweet treat in the package as well. Wonderful, easy-to-follow instructions.
Teresa  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM
Fantastic video and great tutorial Brenda!!!
lydia  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 8:09 AM
Love this tutorial. I am always looking for new ideas to use for unique packing. Thanks for the easy tutorial. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.
Christy Scherbarth  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 8:10 AM
This is great timing! I was trying to come up with token gifts for Christmas. I am going to substitute the gift card with a message card. Thanks so much for a great video that solves my dilemma.
Cathy DiBlasi  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 8:26 AM
Terrific gift box Brenda! Great video, thanks for sharing, perfect for the holidays!!!
Kris  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Wonderful video. A tiny coupon book or little tickets might work as well.
Elaine Fitchpatrick  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 8:54 AM
Great video! I can see using this for birthdays too! Love the idea of adding a little extra treat!
Nancy Kruger  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 10:40 AM
I love it, great job! Thanks for sharing.
Donna Whitten  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Very nice presentation. Can't wait to make a few boxes myself. Thanks
Lynn Kiedrowski  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM
This was a wonderful tutorial. You spoke so clearly. I am going to make at least 2 or maybe 6 of these boxes; depends on how much time the 1st one takes me. Love the kisses factor. Thank you.
Claudia  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 1:17 PM
Brilliant will be giving this one a try!
Kath Robertson  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 1:28 PM
Thanks for another wonderful 3D project, Brenda, and your terrific, detailed instructions!
claudia zimmerman  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 1:35 PM
This is wonderful. As usual Brenda, your projects are so easy to follow. Can't wait to make one of these.
Effingham Stamper  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Great idea! Wonderful video!
Joyce B  |  Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM
SUPER cute! Can't wait to try it out!
Patti MacLeith  |  Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 2:13 PM
Hi Brenda,
You voice is very pleasing to the ears and tutorial is perfect in every way. I must admit it is one of the best videos I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing this great treat box with gift card. Just what I am looking for. Hugs, Patti
Patti McDermott  |  Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

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