Monday, 6 December 2010

Free template - easy gift box


Here are three easy 'pillow' gift boxes with free templates at the end of this post.

The 'watermarked' background on the large and medium boxes are stamped using
VersMark Dazzle watermark stamp pad 'Champagne' and
Inkadinkado clear stamp set 'Bold Damask'

Sentiments are from Kaisercraft clear stamp set -
'Christmas Sentiments'.
The holly leaves were made using a punch -
Woodware 'Large Holly Leaf'.
I've also drawn one for you on 'template one'.

On the small box I traced over the word 'joy' with Art Institute glue, using the fine nozzle,
and glittered with Art Accentz 'Moss'.
The background is spritzed with Adirondack Acrylic paint 'Pearl' diluted in water.

The inside flaps need a finger hole so I used a 22mm (0.9") circle punch.
You don't have to match the size drawn on the template
but I wouldn't recommend any larger punch than the one used here.

The most difficult part to these boxes is scoring the curve accurately.
You can use the guide on the template
or the off cut from cutting your curved edges - see image below.

A fine scoring tool is helpful.
Run a tumble drier cloth over the dotted line first -
this helps the scoring tool glide nicely and it smells good too!
Always use wet glue to glue box flaps,
it's much stronger than double sided tape.

Finished box measurements are:
Small ;
78mm long (3") x 60mm high (2.4") x 20mm deep (0.8")
98mm long (3.9") x 75mm high (2.9") x 25mm deep (0.9")
148mm long (5.8") x 110mm high (4.3") x 40mm deep (1.6")

Easy Gift Boxes (small & medium) download sheet one
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Easy Gift Boxes (large) download sheet two
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I'll be giving you details of the flower in my next post.

Thanks for popping by and your comments are always appreciated.


  1. Elaine -

    These are gorgeous! Thank you so much for posting the templates for us. How very sweet and generous of you! Happy Holidays!!

    Elaine Allen

  2. Fabulous templates Elaine and gorgoeus examples you have shown us! Thanks so much!

  3. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tut/download today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward

  4. Your boxes are very classy. Thanks for sharing the templates.


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