Card Box FREE Tutorial


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this little box.  I make so many cards and I am always excited to find a cute way to package them.  So love the Simply scored tool too!  I whipped these up in no time!

Here’s how you make it!

Island indigo Card stock: 6 x 10.25, scored at 4-1/2  and 5-5/8

Melon Mambo card stock:  4 x 11, scored at  2-1/4, 3-1/4,  7-3/4 and 8-3/4.  Turn and score the long side of the melon mambo at 1″.  Then Punch the other long edge with the scallop trim border Punch.

Snip the short score lines as shown below.

Fold the melon mambo to form a box as shown below. The seam will be in the back.   

attach it to the Island indigo as shown with the paper seam in the back.  

now attach the side of the cover to the side of the box. (optional)  

this box holds 4-6 lightly embellished cards and envelopes

an open shot: 

and another version that uses this Months club card!  

Leave a Comment and let me know if you like it.  a Big thanks to Stampin Connection for the inspiration!

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  1. Karen
    October 6, 2011 / 12:53 pm

    Thanks, Jill! This is a great little gift box. I'm going to give it a try!

  2. Tawnya Bonnell
    October 6, 2011 / 12:54 pm

    These are great! TFS and for the easy-to-follow directions.

  3. Andrea
    October 6, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    You're right Jill – that is a SUPER cute box. Simple but really perfect. Thanks SO much for sharing!!!

  4. Cliffie
    October 6, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing, Jill! Way cute & way simple…that's what I like 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    October 6, 2011 / 5:52 pm

    These are great and I was looking for directions!Thanks so much.

  6. Jennie Maier
    October 6, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    This is too cute and looks really simple. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Janet
    October 7, 2011 / 4:48 am

    Can't wait to try it. SO cute!

  8. sylvia ruthven
    October 7, 2011 / 9:28 am

    Excellent — you're the best. hugs, sylx xxooo

  9. mindy gray
    October 7, 2011 / 11:06 am

    LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing how you made this cute little box.

  10. Kristi
    October 7, 2011 / 11:52 am

    What a great and easy to assemble box! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

  11. Snowmanlover
    October 7, 2011 / 1:57 pm

    Love it!! Think I will make one today! Thank you!

  12. Michelle
    October 7, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    dentaxicLove the box!!! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!!!

  13. Beth McAlexander
    October 7, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    Great box! TFS and for the great directions!

  14. T2
    October 7, 2011 / 6:52 pm

    Wowza!! This is adorable and so awesome! Thanks for the free tutorial, just in time for Christmas gifts. 🙂

  15. Sandi
    October 7, 2011 / 11:52 pm

    What a darlying card box Jill! Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial — I also love to make boxes for my cards and always looking for something different.

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    October 11, 2011 / 2:40 pm


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  18. Dina Lanzendorf
    October 17, 2011 / 1:02 pm

    Love the box Jill! TFS!

  19. Lizy
    December 30, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    This is brilliant Jill! I saw someone use this tute elsewhere and I thought I'd come have a look….I'm so going to be trying this!Have a wonderful New Year!Lizy x

  20. Crafty by Nature
    November 12, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    These are fantastic! I think they would make wonderful gifts. 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    Hi! Stunning! Love your work! Please can you give metric measurements?Michelle

  22. basketluvr
    April 27, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    thank you jill .. for sharing your inspiration and the directions. they were very easy to follow.

  23. Zulita Matamoros Ruiz
    June 24, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    Gracias Jill, está muy bonito tu trabajo, gracias por compartirlo, está muy fácil de realizar y elegante…..

  24. Ann King
    June 4, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I love it! Like you I make so many cards and need a gift box for ghem; Have been looking for something that's quick and easy. This does it! Thanks for sharing!

  25. Barbara M Kwoka
    October 3, 2023 / 4:39 pm

    Thanks Jill. Just ran across this today as I need to make a box to hold cards for my swap next month. these are beautiful and I will add one card to each box to show them.

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