Triangle Box

by Beate Johns

Create a triangle shaped box out of a cardstock rectangle.


  • 5" x 10" piece of Cardstock

  • Scoring Tool

  • Scor-Tape™ or other strong adhesive

  • Crop-a-Dile™ or other hole punch

  • Stamps

  • Ink

  • Ribbon

  • Pencil

  • Additional cardstock and embellishments


  1. Step 1

    Stamp your cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Turn your cardstock around.
    Mark the middle of both short sides of the cardstock with a pencil.

  3. Step 3

    Score your cardstock at 5" on the long side.

  4. Step 4

    Line up the mark you made on one of the short sides with the middle of long side.

    Score to create a diagonal fold.

  5. Step 5

    Line up the mark with the other side of the middle fold and score.

    You will now have a triangle of scored lines.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat step four and five on the other side of the cardstock.

  7. Step 7

    Prefold all your score lines.

  8. Step 8 (Optional)

    Add strong adhesive to the edge of one of the long sides.

  9. Step 9

    Assemble the box by bringing the two ends together and securing with the adhesive just applied.

  10. Step 10

    Use a Crop-a-Dile™ to punch through the taped sides.

  11. Bring both of the opposite sides together and punch a hole through them as well.

  12. Step 11

    Fill your box.

  13. Step 12

    Thread your ribbon through the punched holes. It will keep your box closed.

  14. Step 13

    Tie ribbon and decorate your box front.



  1. Change the size
    You can make this box in a lot of different sizes. Just keep the length of your cardstock two times the width (e.g.: 3" x 6", 4" x 8" and so on).
    The picture here shows a box made out of a 2 1/2" x 5" piece of cardstock. It holds one Dove chocolate piece.

Your Turn

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

I made these for my daughter's class Christmas party and they were such a hit! Thank you for a great tutorial.
Lori  |  Wed Feb 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM
this is a nice tutorial and really helpful...thanks for sharing it..thumbs up!
sydney  |  Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 7:41 PM
I did not end up with a triangle. Next try I'm going to get the kids to help!
Jackie  |  Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 10:02 AM
Very cute box! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!
Elena  |  Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 7:16 AM
I was so surprised how easy and cute this turned out. Thank you for making the directions so easy. I usually need hands on instructions for everything.
Shay  |  Sun Oct 4, 2009 at 12:21 AM
What a so simply box !
I've just made one

Kiss from France
servane1966  |  Wed Nov 18, 2009 at 11:10 AM
Beatte, could you please tell me what Nestabilities set you use to make your scallop for the sentiment?

There are many out there, so I want to be sure to get the one you use.

I love all of your videos on YouTube. I watch and save most of them. Thank you so much for your beautiful work and easy to follow instructions!

Angie  |  Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM
Hi.. Wonderful Tutorial.. On seeing this I made some boxes. I really loved doing those cute little boxes. Thanks for sharing . I am planning to make these king of boxes for this Christmas.
Merlyn  |  Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 11:18 AM
I made triangle boxes out of paper with calligraphically written words. Easy & superb result!
Isabelle  |  Mon May 21, 2012 at 8:20 AM
I made these boxes. They are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial. I am also going to share this tutorial with my friends.

Thank you!!
Vishu  |  Thu May 24, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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