H ow to make a 2 x 2 x 5.5 gift box from one sheet of 8.5 x 11 card stock.
Cut a piece of card stock 8.5 x 10.5
On a standard piece of letter size card stock you would just cut 1/2" off one end
Use Paper Trimmer or Score Pal board
Place the card stock on the board in landscape mode and score at 1/2, 21/2, 8, 10
Turn the card stock to Portrait mode and score at
1/2, 2 1/2,4 1/2,6 1/2
Cut an angle on the center "flap" and then cut away the tabs from the outside edge to the tab
Cut the side flaps from the outside edge to the score mark, there will be 3 cuts on each side of the box creating 4 flaps on each side
Cut away flaps as shown, two on each side will be cut to half, one on each side will be completely cut away and two on each side will remain.
After they are all cut angle all the corners of the flaps.
All the box flaps should be trimmed at a slight angle
Place liquid glue or Stampin' Seal Plus on box flap
Lay it down and fold the other half of the box over the top press and hold till dry
Cut 4 decorative panels 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 and attach to the four sides of the box
Cut one decorative panel 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 for the top flap and attach
Make sure you have trimmed the box lid tabs at a slight angle
close up the box
Some tips, I typically use Aileenes Quick Dry tacky glue to glue 3D projects because I know it will hold long term.
In these instructions I suggested using Stampin' Seal+ from Stampin' Up! It is supposed to be a stronger adhesive. I am still testing it to see if it will hold.
Also on the finished box I used the Poinsettia Flocked specialty designer series paper which is actually flocked vellum. Adhesive will show through and you might not like that. I don't so there are two different ways to overcome this. One is to place double sided adhesive on the back of the paper before cutting it out so it covers the entire back. I used my Xyron Sticker maker and applied adhesive to the entire back of the pieces. This did not adversly affect the look at all and it eliminated the adhesive showing issue.