Puffy Box

by Brandy Whisman

Create a lovely box by tracing a CD onto your cardstock.


  • One piece of 8 1/2" x11" Glossy Cardstock
  • Scrap Paper big enough to trace a cd
  • Scissors
  • Sponge
  • approx. 30" of Ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Bone Folder (optional)
  • Black Marker
  • Stylus
  • CD
  • Stamps
  • Ink


  1. Step 1

    Trace cd onto scrap paper and cut out.

  2. Step 2

    Fold circle in half one way, then the other, dividing the circle into four equal pieces.

  3. Step 3

    Place template on CD and pull back slightly.

    Make a mark with a black marker at all four points.

    Remove the template, then use ruler to draw lines all the way across.

  4. Step 4

    Stamp glossy cardstock as desired, covering the whole sheet, then flip over.

  5. Step 5

    Trace the CD, then arrange the CD so that two of the lines are lined as shown and trace again.

    You should have two circles that are intertwined at this point. If you lay this out correctly, you can get two boxes out of one sheet.

  6. Step 6

    Move the cd around each circle, lining up the two lines and tracing again.

  7. Step 7

    Cut out around just the outside circles.

    Using a stylus, trace each of the inside lines.

  8. Step 8

    The box should look like this at this point.

  9. Step 9

    Starting with the inside area of the box, creasing at impressed lines. A bone folder can be used at this point.

  10. Step 10 (Optional)

    Set empty box aside and dye some ribbon.

    Let this dry completely.

  11. Step 11

    Fill box with a small treat or surprise and tie a ribbon around it to close.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Puffy 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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wow! that's freakin' awesome! i've never seen anything like that made in such a way! you're brilliant! tfs!
mirabella  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM
Holy cow!!! Very cute Brandy! LOVE it!
Debra  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM
This is too fun! Going to have to try one of these!
Marisa  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:05 AM
This is so cool, and it looks so simple, I can't wait to try this. I have just started up with Stampin Up! and I can't wait to try this and show it at a workshop. Thanks
Becky  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:06 AM
Super cute this would make great party favor boxes!

Thanks for the great idea!
Melissa Sunde  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:24 AM
This is really great, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tutorial!
Marlena  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:27 AM
How clever! Thanks for sharing that tip, now I don't have to buy a die cut for the puff box!
athomesusan  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:29 AM
EXCELLENT tut, Brandy! These look so cute and I'll bet quick to make up when you get the hang of it...
MSBetsyZ  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:30 AM
It just amazes me how you can come up with an idea such as this one. I'm going to have to try it for sure!
Tanya  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:49 AM
Back when I first started stamping, we made these using the lid from a Cool Whip bowl. It was a great size!
Jana Emmert  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM
Oh my gosh I so love this. How awesome! smile I can't wait to go home and make this!! Thank you!
Lauren  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 12:01 PM
Thank you!
This is fun project!
Rosie Kessler  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 12:12 PM
WOW!!! Thanks for the great project!!!!!
Jodi Clausen  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 12:24 PM
Neat treat boxes! My granddaughters will love these.
Marcy  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 12:25 PM
Oh, I haven't made one of these in ages!! Gonna have to do another...they are just too cute to pass up!
Jen (genie1314)  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 1:02 PM
Pretty darn clever!
Twila Davis  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 1:32 PM
You cleaver little cookie!I'm going to make one of these as soon as I have finished reading the rest of the weekly inkling! Just what i needed for a wee gift this weekend too! Cheers!
jennmonty  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 2:21 PM
Such a cool idea - and what a great way to recycle those old CDs! Thanks for sharing!!
Victoria Mary  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 3:04 PM
WOW Brandy this is such a fab idea! Thanks for sharing that with us! Love Keesh x
Makeesha Byl  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 3:16 PM
What a great tutorial - you have made this pillow box so simple to make - thanks heaps.
sandie carter  |  Wed Jun 3, 2009 at 3:37 PM

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