3″ x 3″ Card Box Tutorial

card box with cards inside 
I’ve had a number of people ask me how I made this little gift card box, so I decided to create a picture tutorial for it. 

Step 1 For the base of the box cut a sheet of cardstock to 5 3/8" x 8" and score along the short side at 1". Flip the cardstock 180 degrees, then score on the other end at 1"

. Card Box Picture 1

Step 2 Flip the cardstock 90 degrees, then score along the long side at 3 1/4".  Rotate 180 degrees, then score the other end at 3 1/4". 

Card box picture 2

Step 3: Fold along the score lines, using a bone folder to help achieve a crisp, clean edge.  Then cut along the 3 1/4" score lines just until you reach the 1" score line as shown in the picture below. 

card box picture 3 

Step 4: Place a small strip of double sided tape or sticky strip along the outside top edge of the small flap.  Keeping your box bottom flat on the table, fold up one side of the box.  Place a strip of double sided tape or sticky strip along the edge (on the inside) of each of the long flaps. 

card box picture 4

Step 5: Again keeping your box bottom flat, fold up the other side of the box.  Note that the box flaps do not overlap completely.

card box picture 5

Step 6: For the lid, cut a sheet of cardstock to 4 – 3/8" x 2 – 9/16".  Score at 1/2".

card box picture 6

Step 7: Score at 1/2" along the remaining 3 sides.
card box picture 7

Step 8: Fold along the score lines, again using a bone folder to get a crisp, clean edge.  Cut on the score lines along the short side of the cardstock, just until you reach the intersecting score line as shown in the picture below.

 card box picture 8 

Step 9: Fold the smaller flaps to the inside and tape to the side flap as shown below. Repeat on the other side.

card box picture 9

Step 10: Your box is now finished and ready to decorate.

 card box picture 10

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial.  This is the first step by step picture tutorial I have ever created so any feedback would be appreciated!