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Self Closing Gift Box

These are just the cutest little gift boxes! They look tricky but once you have the template they are super easy. I have included the template for you on this post. I thought the ones I had made for my work colleagues were perfect for the last Global Design Challenge of the year! The theme for the challenge is Trees and what do you know? I had the perfect tree tag to go with the Presents and Pinecones designer series paper.

There are lots of fabulous entries. Be sure to check them out HERE.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous tree tag made with the Merry Tags Framlit Dies. I love the layered negative effect showing the Emerald Envy cardstock peeking through. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold.
Self Closing Box | Ella Warren | Jazzy Stamping

I was taught this box by my upline Kristine. I recommend watching one of the many YouTube tutorials before you start. It never ceases to amaze me that what comes up when you look for something that you never even knew existed before! Now I have found them and made quite a few, I feel like absolutely everyone must have seen them before except me. Anybody else have that feeling about the new things they start creating?

Anyway for those of you who have not seen them before, this style of self closing box works like those sunglasses cases you get. You hold them open to get inside and then when you let go, they close by themselves. Perfect for a few sweet treats!

Here are another couple I made while I was on a roll so everyone didn’t get the same box:
Self Closing Box | Ella Warren | Jazzy Stamping
Self Closing Box | Ella Warren | Jazzy Stamping

This template might help you with the scoring. Now, here in New Zealand we sometimes have to convert imperial measurements into metric. This one was a bit of both. I have made mine to fit half an A4 sheet thanks to Kristine’s tips. The side tab that is adhered to join up the box ends up a little skinnier but it still works. If you can get two box’s from one sheet of card stock that’s perfect! So to do that you cut the base at 14.8 x 21 cm and then go ahead and score as per the template. I used my score it tool to make fast work of most of the scoring and then a ruler and the stylus to score the diagonal lines.

Self Closing Box | Ella Warren | Jazzy Stamping

The designer series paper for the front and back of the box is a 3 and 3/4 inch square. You pinch it in half at the bottom and then cut diagonally from the pinch mark to each top corner.

Here are the main supplies I used for the featured box: Click on an image to view in my online store:

I hope you enjoyed these ideas for this very popular box. You know you make my day when I hear from you so please feel free to leave me a comment below.


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  1. Michelle Last

    I love that you used the paper and tag with tree’s on for this challenge, very clever! Thanks for joining us at the Global Design Project in the ‘trees’ challenge x

    1. Ella Warren (Post author)

      Thanks Michelle! Great challenge x

  2. LeAnne

    I’ve not ever seen these before, but they look quite intriguing! THanks for the pattern…I need a favor for an upcoming Valentine’s event…this might just be the ticket! Sweet in Christmas colors too!

    1. Ella Warren (Post author)

      Thanks LeAnne. They are just the right size for favours or treats x


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