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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Thank you for the great tutorial. The little box is so easy to make and such a fun way to give a gift card... and candy, too. Thank you, Brenda!
Elaine  |  Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 8:07 PM
What a great gift card box. I have already made three. The instructions are easy and it comes out so cute! Rachel
Rachel Rodriguez  |  Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM
I was looking for something to hold a gift card and came across this. I really like this box! I went over the instructions a few times and will attempt to make it this afternoon. It was just what I was looking for!
Kathy  |  Wed Dec 4, 2013 at 9:37 AM
I need to give a try... TFS
Susy Côté  |  Mon Dec 9, 2013 at 11:44 PM

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