Tag Box

by Valerie Stangle

This divided box was inspired by one in the SU! catalog and is perfect for tags or other small goodlies.


  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool

  • Scor-Tape™, or other strong adhesive

  • Scor-Mat™, or paper trimmer

  • Ruler and Exacto Knife, or paper trimmer

  • One 8" x 8" piece of cardstock for box base

  • One 3" x 3 15//16" piece of cardstock for box divider

  • Two 17/8" x 5 7/8" pieces of cardstock for box divider

  • One 4 1/16" x 11" piece of Acetate for box cover

  • Ink and stamps (Our Craft Lounge Jolly Ornaments used here)
  • Additional cardstock and embellishments for tags and to embellish your box


  1. Step 1

    Align the 8" x 8" square to the top fence of your Scor-Pal, left side, and score at 1", 2", 6" and 7".

  2. Step 2

    Rotate 1/4 turn and repeat, scoring at 1”, 2”, 6” and 7”.

  3. Step 3

    For illustration purposes, I've used plain cardstock with pencil lines indicating the score lines.

    Using a craft knife, metal edged ruler, and your Scor-Mat, cut as shown on the orange lines.

  4. Now, cut as shown on the blue lines.

  5. Step 4

    After cutting, this is what you will end up with.

  6. Step 5

    Notch 4 small tabs, then take a sliver off each side of the 4" flap; 8 cuts total, from the edge of the paper to the first score line.

    This will ensure the box folds together nicely without binding in the corners.

  7. Step 6

    Attach a small piece of Scor-Tape to each tab.

  8. Step 7

    Turn cardstock over and attach 4 strips of Scor-Tape to outside edge of flaps.

  9. Step 8

    Pre-fold all scores.

  10. Step 9

    Adhere tabs to inside to create box form.

  11. Adhere flaps to inside to create box, burnish sides with your Scor-Tool to create crisp sides.

  12. Step 10

    Align the 3" x 3 15/16" piece of cardstock to the top fence, left side, and score at 1/2", 1 1/2", and 2 1/2".

  13. Step 11

    Pre-fold all scores and attach a piece of Scor-Tape, as shown.

  14. Adhere together.

  15. Step 12

    Align one of the 1 7/8" x 5 7/8" pieces of cardstock at top fence, on the 1/16th (midway between the 0" and 1/8") at the left side, and score at 2", 3", and 4".

    Repeat with second piece of cardstock.

  16. Step 13

    Pre-fold both pieces and attach a piece of Scor-Tape, as shown.

  17. Adhere together.

  18. Step 14

    On the longest of the 3 inserts, place 2 pieces of Scor-Tape as shown.

  19. Remove Scor-Tape liner and attach the 2 smaller inserts to larger insert.

    Attach to one end and then the other, finally to the middle, this ensures all edges line up; burnish with the Scor-Tool.

  20. Step 15

    Align the transparency sheet to the top fence, left side, and score at 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 7-1/2", and 8-1/2".

    Even after scoring, transparency sheets can be hard to fold. I line up a metal edged ruler to the scored lines and fold over the ruler, and then burnish with the Scor-Tool to get a hard edge.

  21. Step 16

    Attach a piece of Scor-Tape™ to one edge and wrap scored transparency around the box.

  22. Step 17

    Slide clear cover off, insert stamped tags, replace clear cover and tie a ribbon around the box.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Tag 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, and perfect project for this time of year!
Alyssa B  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 5:48 AM
Loved the tag box and tags.........
Thanks so much for sharing ....
God Bless
Susan Delozier  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 5:50 AM
LOVE it! I will be putting the Scor-Pal cutting mat on my gift list!
olivia  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 6:21 AM
This looks like something I might be able to do. I really like it.
Jan  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 8:40 AM
Great tutorial on the tag box. I am off to make one this very minute. Thank you for all the details. Happy Holiday.
Holly  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 9:53 AM
This is awesome Valerie!! I'm curious, about what size are your tags?
chickadee3357  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 9:56 AM
I want the scorepal so bad for christmas its not funny this tool seems to a perfect tool for somelike me who has a hard time with numbers. im getting one.
Michele Kline  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 10:20 AM
Wow, this is fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing. Everything is perfection.
Pat (mspfd)  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 10:55 AM
Watch the video and found out the size is 1 3/4" for the tags. Thanks again Valerie!!!
chickadee3357  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 11:00 AM
Great tutorial. It's one I will try. Hope you have some more tuts to share.
Judy  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 11:20 AM
I love this tutorial Val; thank you so much (and PLEASE, keep them coming)! You're Scor-pal tuts are the best!
kathyc  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 12:49 PM
Awesome tute, Val!! I am sooo making one of these, and I just love the colors, so I just might have to copy those as well!

Hugs to you!
Amy rohl  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 2:09 PM
You read my mind.
I want to make give tags for my children teachers, that makes the perfect presentation.
Thank you for sharing.
Rosie Kessler  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM
Perfect for Christmas! Thanks for sharing. Love the video and the great tutorial. I be waiting for more. Thanks.
Maria  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM
great video Valerie.. love seeing what a wonderful tool that the Scor Pal is. I too need to add the mat to my list of things to get.

Thanks for sharing this awesome project.

~ Pam
airbornewife  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 3:45 PM
thank you, thank you, thank you!! SU featured a box like this in their catalog but I was just too dense to figure out how to make one! This is a GREAT tute - and just in the nick of time. Great job!
vicki  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 4:28 PM
Very cool! What an awesome box. Thanks!
Sandra K  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 7:06 PM
Fabulous idea! TFS!
Dawn Easton  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 9:34 PM
Radha  |  Wed Dec 9, 2009 at 10:32 PM
What a splendid idea. I just love it. Thanks
Sally V  |  Thu Dec 10, 2009 at 1:33 AM

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