Birthday Box…

This box being posted today was started last week with the hope it would be finished and posted before leaving for our big family long weekend…but that didn’t happen!

But it’s just as pretty today and there are tons of pictures to show you how it was made so that hopefully you’ll be inspired by the end of this post to create your own gift box.

The actual box portion excluding the lids measures 4″ x 4″ x 2″ deep.  The top and bottom pieces are 4 1/2″ square.

Here’s a pic of the cardboard pieces you will need…


I used the cardboard piece in a DSP package to cut and score these pieces.  Once you have the box base cut, scored and the tabs trimmed, add tear tape to each tab and fold to the inside to create your box base.


The 4 1/2″ squares are the bottom and lid and the 4″ square scored at 1″ and 3″ is the hinge that allows the top to open and close.

Here’s a pic of the DSP pieces you need…


The pink stripes measure 5 1/2″ square, the 4″ DSP are the inside of the top and bottom lids and the six 2″ x 4″ DSP pieces are the inside and outside side pieces for the box base plus two pieces for the inside and outside middle of the hinge piece.

Here’s a pic of the bottom lid being glued together with Tombow glue…


The corners have been snipped so the fold over will be neater.  Here’s a pic with the 4″ DSP cover…


This ribbon was cut 32″ and 12″ was left on one side which will be your front.  Cover the hinge piece in the center section with DSP on both sides and glue to box base with Tombow.  Now glue 2 x 4 DSP pieces to inside  and outside sides of box base.  Glue box base to bottom lid right over the ribbon being sure the hinge is opposite the 12″ piece of ribbon.


Cover the lid the same way as the bottom gluing the 5 1/2″ square DSP on one side and then the ribbon to the lid center. Then glue the hinge and last adding the 4″ square DSP layer.



Your box should not look like this…


Here’s your box!  Now let’s decorate the top…


On this box top are flowers made with the Botanical Builder Framelits using Mossy Meadow for the leaves, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Whisper White for the blooms and Basic Black for the stamens.


Isn’t it just sweet?  This particular box has a special place to be, but I see many more in my mind…can’t you?

Hope you enjoyed this project and you are inspired.  I’d love to see what you create…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Yep, that’s the truth!

Come on and get inky with me…Be HaPpY!






    • Really? I’d love to see your creation Norma. Were there any parts of the instructions you felt weren’t clear? Thanks for stopping by today!…B!