Treat Box Card

by Melanie Schulenberg

Create a card with a built in treat box.


  • Cardstock

  • Scoring tool

  • Patterned paper

  • Adhesive

  • Decorative punch, 1" or smaller


  1. Step 1

    Print out the treat box card template. Cut template out and use the instructions provided on the template to score your cardstock.

    Treat Box Card Template

    If you have trouble reading or printing the template use these measurements:
    Start with a 6 1/2" x 11 3/4" piece of cardstock. Score your 6 1/2" side at 3/4" and 5 3/4". Score your 11 3/4" side at 3 1/2", 7", 8 1/2", 9 1/4", 10 3/4" and 11 1/2".

  2. Step 2

    Trim 3/4" from each of the longest sides up to the first base flaps of the box.

  3. Step 3

    Crease the cardstock at the score lines. Create the end tabs by cutting the 3/4" extensions on each side of the box up to the score line, and totally removing the smallest end tab.

  4. Step 4

    Remove a diagonal piece of cardstock from the opposite end of the box. This will create your front flap.The diagonal line should go from approximately the center of the flap down to the score line.

  5. Step 5

    Cover the inside of the card with decorative paper.

  6. Step 6

    Use a decorative punch to make a window in the top of the box. Use a punch that is 1” or smaller to keep your box stable.

  7. Step 7

    Apply adhesive to the 1/4" fold of the box end. Fold over following score lines to form the box.

  8. Step 8

    Cover the front flap of card and embellish remainder of Treat Box Card as desired. Fill box with treats and secure top and bottom flaps with adhesive.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Treat Box Card. 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.

Hi Melanie, what a great project. I will get busy on some of these for christmas and teacher gifts... how fun! I love the video.. i am such a visual person!!! TFS
shari kinney  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 6:26 AM
What a great idea!!
Qbee  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 8:35 AM
Isn't that the cutest little gift card. Just love it. Great video - I prefer seeing it done first hand too. TFS!
Wendy Moore  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 9:22 AM
I love the "Treat Box" but the template will not print out for me. Could you email me the template please?
Thanks so much.
Linda  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 11:47 AM
I am confused, sorry. The print out of the template shows, 3 1/2, 5 etc the video says to score at 3 1/2, 3 1/2 and so on, which is is?
Cathy  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 11:59 AM
This is SO COOL! It is a perfect economical way to share a little holiday cheer with a personal touch without going broke - THANKS! smile
Crafty Math Chick  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 1:47 PM
What an awesome idea. I love the video, it helps me so much as I am a visual person.
Diane  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 2:16 PM
Great video! Looking forward to giving this a try!!
Joseline  |  Sun Oct 31, 2010 at 2:29 PM
Thanks ladies.

To clarify. You must start out with a 8 1/2" x 12" sheet of cardstock. You can't print the template on an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet, it will come out to small.

You'll hear me say in the video to score at: "3 1/2", 3 1/2" and 1 1/2".

The template shows 3 1/2" then 5". There is an additional 1 1/2" score going BACKWARDS from the 5" mark.

The score coming off the 5" line (backwards) isn't really needed. I only added it as a guide so you'll know where to attach the fold over of your box.

You can simply score the 3 1/2" then 5" and move on to the box allworks out the same. Simply fold your box over so it forms the square shape.

Thanks for you all of you comments.
Melanie Schulenberg  |  Mon Nov 1, 2010 at 6:11 AM
I'm so excited! I recently saw this on someone's blog and can't wait to make one!
Julz  |  Mon Nov 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM
Great Idea, fun for many holidays! What punch is that?
Robin  |  Tue Nov 2, 2010 at 12:49 PM
Great project Melanie!

Robin - The punch is the MODERN LABEL punch (Stampin' Up!). It's one of my favorites!
Gayle Wheeler/Stampingville  |  Tue Nov 2, 2010 at 2:33 PM
What a great idea. I love the result.
Eveline van Heijst  |  Tue Nov 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM
Wow! This is THE most amazing holiday project! I love that it's a sweet gift & greeting card all in one! Thanks sooo much for sharing your creativity & for putting together an awesome video!
Hugs, Vina
Vina  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM
I can't access the template. is this because it's being amended?
Beth  |  Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM
love this made my first one last night, so simple to do, thank you so much for sharing, one question where do I find the punch, we checked different websites all day and went to Michael's can't find it. Please help......
Dena Martinelli  |  Fri Sep 16, 2011 at 5:58 PM
Dena-The punch is available through Stampin' Up!
You can find more info on the punch here:
Hope this helps.
Gayle Wheeler/Stampingville  |  Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 6:14 AM
Hi, Melanie - this is a great project!!! Thanks for sharing! We did it in a group yesterday and I want to do it at our church group next month! I'm from Covington there in La! Where are you from?! Thanks again!
Az Anna  |  Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I was wondering if you could give me dimensions so this would fit a hershey kiss. I would be using the 6 1/2 X 12 most likely.
Denise Wheeler  |  Sun Nov 20, 2016 at 2:58 PM

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