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 Tutorial. Each step is presented very clearly. I too like very visual instructions.
Bonnie  |  Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 6:03 AM
I LOVE the box, but I always find the measurements (especially these ones: 7 1/16 and 9 1/16, 15/16") sooo difficult. Is there any chance for the future to write the measurements in cm as well (in brackets)??? It would be so unbelievable helpful.
Nessie  |  Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 6:55 AM
I love this box too but would love to know how to make a cut file on the cricut. That would make this so easy to make a bunch for my students as a welcome to school gift. How about it Diane, can you share!
Cheryl  |  Sun Jul 19, 2009 at 8:28 AM
Love the easy follow instructions. Thanks for a great project.
Natalie B  |  Mon Jul 20, 2009 at 3:10 PM
I would also like to know how to make a cut file on my Cricut Expression to make this box.
This sounds like the neatest idea. I plan on making this box tonight.
Diane:  |  Mon Jul 27, 2009 at 12:00 PM
Now I had a try on the box! Made it with other measurements to fit my crochet cake. It worked out just fine!! I blogged about it just now, feel free to take a peak!
ScrapLinda  |  Fri Apr 9, 2010 at 3:48 AM
Thank you for sharing this pattern...I have a group of ladies that that has been looking forward to making this box.....
Paulette  |  Sat Aug 14, 2010 at 4:54 PM
I too would love to be able to cut the box on my cricut. please help!
Janelle  |  Tue Oct 19, 2010 at 4:56 PM
Brenda, this is such a nice tutorial and easy to follow. I made one the size that you have and another one which measures 3"x3"x1". I will post them as soon as I take pics of them.
Thanks  |  Tue Mar 8, 2011 at 6:05 PM
Cute, cute, cute!
Thanks, Brenda!
Bev Gerard  |  Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 6:13 PM

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