Let’s learn a fun way to package easy cards! Presentation is everything and this DIY gift box is perfect for homemade stationery or for your DIY card.

A handmade Mother’s Day card is always appreciated. Perhaps you’re DIY card making blesses aunts, cousins, sisters, neighbors or outreach programs. Regardless of who your card is sent to, this gift box idea is quick and easy to put together. It’s a great way to use your Stampin’ Up! designer papers to create an elegant and polished finish to your cards.

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Gift Box Video

Whether creating homemade stationery, Mother’s Day gifts or cards for friends, use the DIY gift box ideas I share in today’s video to package them. 

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Gift Box Details

Years ago I created this box for stamping retreat. I forgot all about it until I ran across an old file and decided to reinvent the idea. Don’t let this gorgeous box fool you. It’s easy to make! 

diy gift box ideas

The top and bottom are comprised of two separate pieces, each with simple score lines. I’ve included a template in today’s project sheet which contains all the cutting dimensions.

gift box

Gift Box | Card Details

The Abstract Beauty Designer Paper is on the Last Chance Products list and only available while supplies last through May 2. The designs include artsy swooshes, splotches, brushstrokes, and patterns for incredibly unique paper crafting projects. The paper includes a mix of small and large sized patterns so you can mix and match for different looks and combinations and it’s perfectly sized for card fronts or cut into shapes and strips for card elements.

handmade mothers day card

Another favorite is the Tasteful Labels Dies. This 10-piece die set includes a variety of shapes and sizes that are perfect for both greetings and images. It’s also on the Last Chance Products list and on sale through May 2 while supplies last. 

handmade birthday card

The Gold foil accents in the Abstract Beauty Designer Paper provides the perfect opportunity to play up the shine! I used the Gold Foil Sheets to die cut the leaves and a few of my flower centers. It’s the perfect added pizzazz without competing with these abstract designer papers.

handmade thank you card

When creating your gift, consider keeping all the cards the same layout as I’ve done here. This not only makes it easier to create a uniform appearance and direct to the cards you’ll include but cuts down on design time. Change up the designer paper patterns and greetings to provide an array of cards the receiver can use throughout the year.

diy cards

Click on the red tutorial box below to view and/or download the card measurements and the supplies. Click on any product in the download and it will redirected to my online store where you can view them larger and/or add them to your cart. I offer exclusive and generous online ordering REWARDS, too!







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