Technique Tuesday – Tent Boxes

Happy Tuesday, everyone! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! It is super cute and fun to make for all occasions. I honestly think it is one of my favorite boxes to make!

Tent Box,

There is a little box inside that adorable decoration and you don’t have to ruin it in order to get the goodies inside!!! Let’s get started so you can see the inside!!!!

First you will start with a piece of cardstock color of your choice measuring 4″ x 11″. You can get 2 boxes out of one sheet of cardstock! I used the Simply Score Tool for the next few steps! Along the 11″ side, you will score at 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″, 8-3/4″, and 10-1/2″. You will also want to make a little mark with your stylus, bone folder, or a pencil at 4-3/8″ and 9-5/8″. These will be the marks that you will use to line up your ruler and make a diagonal score line. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees to the 4″ side and score at 2-3/4″.  Now you will need a ruler or straight edge and score from your mark that you created to the 2-3/4″ score line. This triangle that you are creating is for the sides of the box to pop in so it fits in the Designer Series Paper Tent.


Score Tips,

Now you will fold on all of your score lines. Be sure to fold your triangle opposite of the way you are folding the sides. You can see in the photo below that the triangles pop up/in while the sides are folded the other way. Once it is all scored, you will cut off the little tab on the bottom left side. You will also cut up to the score line on each of the tabs along the bottom. These tabs will fold in to create the bottom!

Scored Box,

Apply Fast Fuse Adhesive along the left side tab to create your box. The best way to get your box to line up correctly is to lay it flat and allow the adhesive to grab ahold of the inside. When you try to line it up in your hand, it can sometimes stick before you are ready and be unforgiving. For the bottom, you will place the side tabs in first, then one of the long tabs. Place some Fast Fuse along the final long tab and seal it shut!

Fast Fuse,

Once it is all together. It should look like this!!!

Tent Bag,

I was able to put like 5 mini candy bars in there or lots of mint. It would be perfect for jewelry, sweets, a giftcard, and much more. Now for the outside decoration, you will need a piece of Designer Series Paper measuring 3-1/2″ x 8″. I didn’t actually score this piece of paper. I just place one end in the middle of the bottom and wrapped it around the box lightly. Then I took it back off and folded stronger on those wrapped folds. This makes for a good fit on each one individually. I used Fast Fuse to adhere the bottom together and then you will slip the box inside the tent!

Snowflake Box,

All of these boxes use the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper. I used Lots of Labels Framelits for all of the greetings! The greetings are from the Berry Merry Stamp Set, Peaceful Pines Stamp Set, and the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set. The Snowflake Punch punches out the snowflakes and I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to add them to the box with a little Rhinestone in the center. Also, I added a few Home for Christmas Enamel Dots for a little POP!

Golden Box,

This box is my favorite I think! I love the shiny Gold! I used Gold Foil Paper on this one!

Gift Box,

You can always go simple with a To:/From: for all of those special people in your lives!

I got this idea from Sam Donald (Aka Pootles) and she created a Video Tutorial so you can check out her’s here! Since I didn’t do a video on this box, I thought I would share with you a video on the Stampin’ Trimmer! This is such a handy tool that is always used for all of my projects but always behind the scenes. I thought I would bring it out and show you all of the benefits and features of this amazing product! Check that out here! Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it!

Happy Stampin’


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