Photo Cube

by Rose Ann Reynolds

These keepsakes can easily be folded flat for mailing to your loved ones. The finished cube is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" when assembled.


  • 12" x 12" sheet card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • Paper cutter with scoring blade
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Strip™ and general adhesive (SNAIL or similar product)
  • Photos
  • Any stamps, ink, and embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Score sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock at 1/2", 3 1/4", 6", 8 3/4", and 11 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Turn card stock so scored lines are horizontal, and score at 2 3/4", 5 1/2", 8 1/4", and 11".

  3. Step 3

    Insert cutting blade, and cut along the 2 3/4" score line, stopping the cut 3 1/4" from the bottom.

  4. Step 4

    Turn card stock 90° and cut along the 3 1/4" score line starting 2 3/4" down from the top.

  5. Step 5

    Trim 1/2" off the flap as shown.

  6. Step 6

    Trim off areas that are marked in the photo.

  7. Step 7

    Trim the corners of the little tabs as shown.

  8. Step 8

    Bring the right side of the strip over to form a cube, and adhere with Sticky Strip™ shown in the photo.

  9. Step 9

    Wrap the other "strip" around to form a cube, and apply Sticky Strip™ to the flap. Do not remove the red liner strip or the cube will not flatten for shipping.

    Tuck the flap in and decorate as desired.

  10. Step 10

    Pull the top flap out of the cube and bring flap back around. Decorate cube with stamps, photos, paper and embellishments.

    Flatten as shown for mailing, then attach a little note explaining how to assemble and secure for displaying.

  11. Step 11

    Finished photo cube.

Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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

What an awesome idea - Love the fact that it folds for mailing - very creative and Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!
genescrapper  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 8:30 AM
This is fantastic! What a great gift idea for grandparents or relatives who don't live close by. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to make one!
stampin addict  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 8:43 AM
WOW! I'm loving this week! Great Stuff!
Natalie  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 9:14 AM
How clever is this?!! Hmmm.....thinking this would make a great holiday card for the family!
Starla (star)  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 9:25 AM
Awesome tutorial! Now I don't need those wooden blocks - yeah! Can't wait to try this.
Ali Manning  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 12:01 PM
How cute is this! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial and pictures! Happy Holidays to All!
Susie Q in Avon  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 12:09 PM
Great this project!
All of the projects have been fabulous...but this CAN'T be the last day! More, more, more!! Thanks to SCS and all of the wonderful designers for some great holiday ideas!!
StampinMagic  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 12:33 PM
Wow! Awesome idea. Thanks for putting the tutorial together for all of us!
Ann  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 4:36 PM
This is such a cute project. I couldn't wait to make one! I did figure out a way to fold it flat even after adhering the last piece of Sticky Strip. Can't wait to make more for the relatives! May even do this with my MOPS group. Thank you!!
speanburg4  |  Fri Nov 23, 2007 at 7:51 PM
Can you tell us what stamps/company the word stamps are from? Love them!

Vicki  |  Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 5:11 PM
Rose Ann, this is fabulous! Can't wait to try one soon!
Dawn E.  |  Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 6:04 PM
All of stamps I used are from Lizzie Anne Designs, a member company here at Splitcoaststampers. Thanks for asking, Vicki!

Thanks for all of the positive response, everyone! I hope you have fun with this!
Rose Ann  |  Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 8:03 PM
OMG Rose Ann this is AWESOME! I am soo excited to make this .. your soo S-M-A-R-T !!
way to go girlie ..
Dawn Griffith  |  Sat Nov 24, 2007 at 8:50 PM
I'm loving this!!
Cardgames  |  Mon Nov 26, 2007 at 8:19 PM
This rocks. TFS
Cyndi  |  Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 11:58 AM
Great job Rose Ann, i love it! yOu rOcK!!!!! =)
Catherine Martinez  |  Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 11:59 AM
Do you happen to have a tutorial on the candy holder purse?
Judith Wineland  |  Sat Feb 2, 2008 at 4:39 AM
THANK YOU for having this!!! I just went to three craft stores and couldn't find anything that would work! THANK YOU!
Tanya  |  Tue Dec 2, 2008 at 1:07 PM
Can you please re-post the scoring measurements, I can't read some of them because of a strange A that comes up.


Sue Bishop  |  Wed Nov 4, 2009 at 4:12 PM
This is so awesome.... I really thank Michelle from Pink Paper Paradise, for directing me here..... God Bless u for all the cheers u spread..... smile

AshaLatha R K Prasad  |  Tue Aug 3, 2010 at 7:47 AM

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