12 Days of Krafty Hademade Giving: Day 3

Hello everyone! Tracy here for day 3 of our new series called the 12 Days of Handmade Gifts. For the next couple of weeks, some of the Krafty Girls will be featured on the blog, with fun holiday projects showcasing different Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Make sure you come back to check out the daily dose of handmade gift giving inspiration.

Today, I am excited to share with you, a gift box that I made for my daughter's teacher. I decorated the box with paper from Echo Park Hello Winter and it features the sweet Ice Ice Baby and delicious One Cup at a Time stamp set.

It's the perfect little box for gifting some tasty hot chocolate and maybe a few other yummy treats.

The box is double sided. One side can be created from an 8x10 sheet of cardstock and measure 4 (wide) x 5.5 (high) x 1.5 (deep) inches.

The template below shows my measurements for one side of the treat box. You will start with an 8 x 10 sheet of cardstock. Along the 8 inch side you will score at 0.5, 2, 6 and 7.5 inches. Then along the 10 inch side score at 3 and 4.5 inches (measured from the bottom of the box). The portion (of the template) in grey is scrap. The red lines are where you will cut and the dashed lines are your score/fold lines. For the double sided box, you will cut and assemble two of these.

After you cut and score your box base, decorate before assembling. Keep a close watch when you are adhering your paper, to ensure you have it facing the right direction, once it's assembled (ask me how I know that one).

To create a handle on the box, you can either use a die or your paper cutter. With all the layers on my box, I knew the die wouldn't work as easily. Before attaching the boxes together, on the back of one box, I drew out the handle and cut it out with my paper cutter. I then matched the boxes back to back (they way they will be taped together) and used the cut out portion to mark where the hole would be on the other box. I traced this hole on the back with a pencil, then cut this out. Once the handle is cut out, the back of boxes are taped together and the rest of the box assembled.

I hope I have inspired you, to create a fun holiday gift box for someone special this Christmas. Please come back tomorrow to see the next wonderful project from Marilyn.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and krafty day!



  1. This is completely fabulous!! LOVE it!

  2. So beautiful!!! Great coloring. Thank you for the template !

  3. This is so cute and just perfect for a project. I needed something new to hold some candies and more. So, this is just perfect. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing the fun. Love it.

  4. So sweet project!! Thank you so much Kim and DT members for all your inspiration!!