Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Gift Card Boxes!

Hello Stampers and Friends!
When you buy Gift Cards for the Holiday's...They are in a
sleeving which protects them from being scanned, illegally.
BUT then they won't fit into the little boxes they sell at the store.
Now you have to remove the protective sleeving. Nope, don't want
to have to do that! What are you supposed to do?
I threw this question out to some of my 'Stampin' Pals' and
on woman got back to me with a 1 piece flip top box. I had given her the measurements. BUT, I wanted a box that I could wrap as a gift that could be placed under a tree. Small, but a gift nonetheless!
After mulling this over for a few days...I finally took one of the gift cards and placed it on the 'Grid Sheet' from Stampin'Up! and then
it hit me! I knew what I wanted, but translating from my head to
paper, sometimes there just isn't a connection! BUT I did get a connection! Also I could get 2 box bottoms from one piece of Cardstock! AND 2 box lids from one piece of 'Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
This is what I came up with!
Here are the pre-cut box Bottoms!
Here is a close up of the measurements!

This is the Gift Card in the box!

The lid fits right on the box bottom!

Cut and score the box bottom, and then fold over and burnish all folds with your 'Bone Folder'.

Cut your tabs. Don't forget to make little wedge cuts on
the tabs...box folds up neater when you do this!
Using your 'Silicon Craft Sheet' apply 'Fast Fuse' to the four tabs.

Adhere the four corners.

Et Viola! box bottom done!

Now to make the lid! I am using for this box, 'Tin Of Tags' Stamp Set. I picked 2 of the stamps to use!

Stamped the Lid (also used different color Classic Stampin' Inks
for the stars) Punched two half moons on the sides with the 1" circle punch. Adhered the 4 tabs with 'Fast Fuse' and stuck the box together!
I needed 15 boxes! Here they are! Bottoms done, Lids stamped,
all ready to put the lids together!

Here is the stack I have to make!

This one is the 'Hang your Stocking' Stamp Set. The large snowflake is from the 'Tin of Tags' Stamp Set!

Here are 4 of the boxes close up.

Here is the other 7 boxes, stamped and ready to be assembled!

Divided the above pile into 2 so you could see the stamped lids
a bit closer.

Here are the others from the large pile.

Here are all 15 boxes assembled!


Here are some close ups!

Yes they are all different! No two alike!

I am thrilled, how they turned out!

Used some 'Clear' and 'Gold' 'Wink of Stella's' on some of the covers...but then I got an idea!

Wait for it!

It's almost here!

Yup! Had to add BLING! Grabbed the box of
'Stickles' and went to town!

Pretty much every box got 'Blinged'!

Several more pictures!

 I hope this helps you to make your
'Gift Boxes' for your 'Gift Cards'!
Any questions...e-mail me and I will get back to you...
my e-mail address is:
I am going to wrap, cut down pieces of 'white tissue paper around the Gift Cards in the box. I am also going to tie pretty Ribbons around all the boxes! Maybe on some I'll use some 'Washi Tape'!
So many different ways to tie these pretty little packages up!
Then I will put then into the mailing boxes I have set about to fill, and mail off to my Children and Grand-Children!
I am also working on some Cards to give my Dad for Christmas too! I got him a roll of stamps and a photo box
full of cards for him to have for mailing to his friends,
kids, grand-kids, and great grand-kids!
I also got Dad a Gift Card to go out to dinner.
He can take my Baby Sister out for Dinner!
She is the one who is really taking care of Dad up North.
Getting him to his Dr.'s Appt.'s, taking him grocery shopping, etc.,.
This is the one thing I miss having moved.
I miss my Family.
Thank God for phones, FB, Skype, Face time,
and yes, even snail mail!
It's about as close as I can get without being there!
Next year...I will go up and visit!
Until the Next Post...Blessings and Gift Wrapped Love
to you ALL!


Susan Mac Donald said...

thank you for this share; so well done & no excuse not to make a box. Happy Holiday to you & your family.

Theresa said...

Great tutorial, Cheryl! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful boxes! So clever! It's nice that they hold the card without having to take it out of its' packaging. I will be making several of these for sure. Thanks for sharing the measurements.
Have a wonderful holiday and a blessed Christmas! Kate

Anonymous said...

You are a lifesaver! I have been struggling trying to make some special size boxes without much success. Thank you so much for the measurements. Happy Holidays to you and yours.