Peek-a-boo Box

by Brenda Quintana

Create a darling box to showcase small treats.


  • One piece 4” x 9 1/2” Cardstock or patterned paper
  • Scor-Pal™ (or other scoring tool)
  • Scor-Tape™ (or other strong adhesive)
  • 1 3/8” Circle Punch
  • Cutting Mat
  • Hobby Blade
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Medium Window Sheet


  1. Step 1

    Line the piece of 4” x 9 1/2” cardstock or paper with the short side along the top of the Scor-Pal, then score at 1” and at 3”.

  2. Step 2

    Turn the cardstock so that the 9 1/2” length is at the top of the Scor-Pal.

    Score at 1”, 3”, 4” and 6”.

  3. Step 3

    Keeping the 9 1/2” length along the top of the Scor-Pal, shift the cardstock to the 15/16” mark (between the 7/8” and 1” mark) and score at 8” and 10”.

    If you are not using a Scor-Pal, score cardstock at 7 1/16” and 9 1/16”.

  4. Step 4

    Keeping your cardstock oriented as it was in step three, cut away the pieces along the score lines as shown.

    Scored lines were traced with a black marker for this tutorial. The solid lines indicate additional places to cut. The tab on the far right side is ¾” long.


    Use a ruler and measure, then draw the tab with a pencil to make sure it is centered.

  5. Step 5

    Angle cut each of the four tabs. The blue arrow is pointing to one of the four tabs.

  6. Step 6

    Cut a centered, 1” slot with a hobby blade on the second score line from the left.

    The black line indicates where the slot should be cut. Use only one stroke of the hobby blade; the slot needs to be narrow.

  7. Step 7

    Punch a 1 3/8” centered circle in the second segment from the left.

    Draw an ‘X’ from corner to corner with a pencil to help get the circle centered (the blue dotted lines represents the pencil marks).

  8. Step 8

    Flip the cardstock over to the back side. Apply adhesive around the circular hole as shown.

    Remove the adhesive liner and place a piece of window sheet (slightly smaller than 2” x 2”) over the circular hole.

  9. Step 9

    Flip the cardstock over to the front side.

    Apply adhesive on the four tabs as shown.

  10. Step 10

    Flip the cardstock over to the back side and bend the cardstock inwards along score lines.

  11. Step 11

    Remove the adhesive liner from the four tabs and assemble the bottom of the box.

    Tuck in the circular window piece.

    Close the lid of the box by slipping the tab into the slot.

  12. Step 12

    Embellish your box as desired and fill with a little gift or a sweet treat .

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Peek-a-boo 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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Great directions, I am a visual person and this is crystal clear.

Kathi  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM
LOVE this....I've been wanting to make one for some time now..LOVE these directions! Thank you!
Yvonne  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM
Oh, that is adorable ... and so simple! I will fill my little box with home-made chocolate hearts.

Thank you so much for this one.
Joan  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 10:17 AM
love this cute box tutorial! expecting my score-pal any day, too...perfect timing for a fun project like this:)
Stacey Schafer  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 10:43 AM
What beautifully clear directions! Thank you for making the time to add in the score and cut lines - so very helpful!!
Christine Kurtz  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM
I just LOVE this. I do some boxes but this one just takes the cake. I am going to try this one tonight. Thanks so much. - Jeannette
Jeannette  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 11:46 AM
Have you this box before, and really like it, so easy to make! TFS!
Mary  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Cute, cute cute!!! Don't have a scor-pal, will have to try it out on a scor-it. TFS!
connie  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 12:26 PM
I love this so much I had to stop what I was doing and make it right away! It came just in time because I needed an idea for a guest incentive gift. This holds a mini promotional stamp perfectly. Thank you somuch.
Kayleen  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 1:10 PM
Well, the scor-it worked just fine! Will upload my box as soon as I figure out how.
connie  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 1:32 PM
Has anyone made this without the score pal or score-it?
Susan  |  Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 1:37 PM
looking for crayon christmas and christmas classic stamp sets. Can anyone help me with information on how to purchase these sets. Greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jodi Sergeant  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 1:13 AM
Thanks a lot. I will try one of these today if I ger a chance.
Jean Saporito  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 5:32 AM
What a cute box, will give it a try.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Mary DuBois  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 5:54 AM
very cute. great idea.
Patty  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 8:43 AM
Adorable treat box, can't wait to have a go smile

Thanks for a great tutorial.

Alex x
Alex  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 2:31 PM
I can't wait to try this! I signed on as a demo last night! I am so proud to be associated with SU! and fantastic artists such as yourself! Excellent instructions and tips!
Leslie Jones  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 4:19 PM
Just made myself a cut file to cut this on my it! Thanks so much for the easy to follow tutorial. I am off to cut!
Diane  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 4:42 PM
If you want it to be even easier, Sizzix has a die for the BS that cuts this box. I love mine.
Carmen  |  Thu Jul 16, 2009 at 5:08 PM
I too have a cricut, I don't know how to use it to it extent.

How did you make a cut file for this box???? I would love to know how to do more with mine?

Please advise, thanks in advance.
Tami R  |  Fri Jul 17, 2009 at 8:00 PM

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