Happy Monday and hope your week ahead is full of all things good and bright!

I’ve been working on this post for a few days. It’s a 3-D gratitude gift box. Something I don’t ordinarily do, but I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together. This is one of my tutorial posts and they do tend to be a little wordy.  I did make every effort to shorten the talking and adding more visual!  This was inspired by Sally Byrne who was inspired by Julie DiMatteo. Julie does beautiful packaging for everything she finds.  Sally gave Julie’s project a little twist, and I gave mine a little twist. Sally did call her project the “2020 Survival Kit”, and I loved her title so much I am calling mine “My 2020 Survival Kit”.

Sit back, get your coffee and take a look.

Below is the inside of my 2020 Survival Kit – Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer, Hand Cream and Chocolate!

I’m not going to waste any additional reading time for you.  Below is a quick and easy “how to” to create this beautiful Fall Gratitude Gift.

Project Overview:  It’s so easy… really it is!!

  • This project involves making card stock cuts, scoring and gluing.  I used a piece of Brushed Gold card stock from my years ago Stampin’ Up! stash.  It has a beautiful matte gold finish.
  • To make the box, cut three pieces of card stock:  Cut one 7″ X 9 1/2″  – This is your box baseCut the second piece 1 1/2″ X 6 5/8″ and the third piece 4 3/4″ X 5″. The second and third pieces are your dividers.
  • Score the 7″ X 9 1/2″ piece at 1″ and 6″ on the 7″ side and on the 9 1/2″ side, score at 1″, 4 1/4″, 5 1/4″, 8 1/2″.
  • On each 1″ score line, cut and notch only to the first score line on both 9 1/2″ sides.
  • See photo below:

  • Fold in toward the center on each score line and burnish with your bone folder. See photo below:

  • Add your glue or adhesive choice to the outside of each 1″ tab and attach the glued 1″ tab to the inside of the side flaps forming the box lid and bottom. See photos below.
  • If you look at the center bottom of the following picture, you can see the glue on the outside 1″ tab.  All the 1″ tabs are glued on the outside of the tab and attached on the inside of the corresponding flap. You will see the box start to form.

  • Below is the finished box.  Just about in the center of the top lid I used my 1/2″ circle punch to create a notch to open the box.

  • To create the inside dividers, take the 4 3/4″ X 5″ cut card stock and on the 4 3/4″” side score at 1 1/2″, 2 3/8″ and 3 1/4″.   Fan fold on the score lines to create the long divider.  It will fit right into the box.  I added a little glue to mine just to be sure it stays in place.  See the next three photographs below.

  • To create the second smaller divider, score the 6 5/8″ X 1 1/2″ cut card stock on the longer 6 5/8″ side at 2 3/4″, 3 5/8″ and 4 1/2″.  Fan fold this piece and insert it into either side of the divided box.
  • See the two photos below:

Here’s a view of the inside of your finished box…

  • Put in your 1 fl. oz. hand sanitizer; 1 fl. oz. hand cream, and two Hershey’s Nuggets. As I recall, Sally used four Hershey’s nuggets. They fit nicely on their side.

  • To decorate your box top, cut a 3 1/8″ X 4 7/8″ piece of patterned paper.  For this project, I used the gold foiled pumpkins from the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

Please don’t hesitate to comment or email me with any questions you might have. I’d be happy to help.

A LITTLE NOTE BEFORE I SAY GOODBYE:  I’ve used other scoring tools and by far, Stampin’ Up!’s Simply Scored Scoring Tool is the easiest to use. It’s in the Annual Catalog on page 151.

So, pull out your Simply Scored Scoring Tool, grab some card stock, score a few lines, fold, glue, fill and create something sweet for someone special!!

The only limitation is your imagination!