Maria’s Treat Box

by Maria Bell

Create a darling treat box.


  • One 8 1/2" x 10" piece of cardstock

  • One 2" x 8" piece of patterned paper

  • One 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper

  • Scoring tool

  • Round corner punch (optional)

  • Strong adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Score the 8 1/2" x 10" piece of cardstock on the 8 1/2" side at 1/4", 2 1/4", 6 1/4" and 8 1/4".

    Turn cardstock to 10" side and score at 5 1/2" and 7 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    On the left side of the cardstock, starting at the 2 1/4" score line, cut to the 5 1/2" horizontal score line and cut off the 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece. Repeat this step on the right side.

  3. Step 3

    Turn the card stock to the 8 1/2" side and cut at the 7 1/2" score line to the 2 1/4" horizontal score line. Do not cut off the piece.

    Repeat this step on the other side.

  4. Step 4

    Fold the cardstock at the score lines as shown in the picture

  5. Step 5 (Optional)

    Round the corners of the 5 1/2" flap.

  6. Step 6

    Score the 2" x 8" piece of patterned paper at 2" and 6".

  7. Step 7

    Fold at the score lines as shown in the picture.

  8. Step 8

    Adhere the 2" x 8" piece of patterned paper to the first 2 1/2" flap on your cardstock base.

  9. Step 9

    Apply strong adhesive to the 1/4" flap and the second 2" flap on the outer side of the flap.

    Repeat on the right side of the box.

  10. Step 10

    Assemble the box as shown in the picture.

    Round the corners of one end of the 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" patterned paper piece.

    Adhere the patterned paper piece to the inside of the 5 1/2" back flap of the box to create a box lining.

  11. Step 11

    Decorate your box as desired and add treat bags.


Your Turn

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

***Please note - Internet Explorer/Edge is not a supported browser, and will not allow you to see the videos. Please use Chrome, Firefox or Safari to view our tutorial videos.

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a wonderful little box! I cant wait to make some of these for giving out homemade goodies. Wonderful tutorial, very clear directions!
christi hicks  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM
I love this cute treat's perfect for the holidays! TFS this tutorial!
Danielle  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 12:55 PM
Thanks for sharing this video! I now know how I can hand out treats to party guests and friends smile
Lana  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 5:39 PM
Super cute!
Sandra K  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 1:21 AM
Thnx 4 sharing! Since I saw your tutorial, I have made already 4 boxes!
JeTa  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 2:47 PM
Hi Maria, I love your box and just uploaded mine!
Patty B  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM
Very cute, Maria!!! TFS!
Dawn Easton  |  Sun Nov 7, 2010 at 7:09 AM
I stumbled across your little treat box when was looking for instructions for the 2-4-6-8 box, I will be making it instead, it is so cute, TFS
Stampin Deva  |  Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 1:36 PM
OMGosh I so can not wait to make those now. Sooo cute and simple just elegant and awesome!
Laurie CT  |  Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 10:31 PM
That is gorgeous, thank you.
Dawnie401  |  Wed Dec 28, 2011 at 4:59 PM
Maria, your step 2 is repeated is it identical or is it to be something else, are we missing out on something?
Maggie  |  Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 12:43 AM

I LOVE your project however, I'm having trouble with the project my front piece is coming out way too big. its measuring 3 1/2 from the scrore line up. (front of box.) does that make sense?

Can you help what I may be missing or maybe measurements are off?

thank you
cynthia Duran  |  Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM
ADORABLE!! Thanks for sharing!
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Dec 3, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Page 1 of 1 pages

You need to be logged in to comment


Splitcoaststampers's privacy policy