DIY Gift Box and Tag | with Video

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! During the holidays, or really any time of the year, I often find myself in need of a gift box for a small gift. Out of necessity, I created a DIY gift box and tag that is my “go-to” for literally any occasion. Today’s project is special, as I have created it as a Guest for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop! Special thanks to Brian King for inviting me to join him and his amazing Team of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in this month’s Blog Hop. I’m honored and grateful for the opportunity to create with them all and hope you will visit all of the blogs on the list below.

DIY Gift Box and Tag

DIY Gift Box and Tag using #stampinup products with Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #scrapbooking, #giftpackaging #petalgarden #memoriesandmore #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhallstampinup #cardmaking #papercrafts


Design Details

measurements for this project

Year of Cheer DSP: 5″ x 5″ (top of box)
Whisper White Thick card stock: 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ (for bottom of box)
Petal Garden Memories & More card + Whisper White card stock strips: 2″ wide

Petal Garden Memories & More card pack stickers for decoration

All products used are available in my Online Store

Petal Garden Memories & More card pack

As the Blog Hop Banner implies, this event is all about gift packaging. Creating a DIY gift box and tag are as easy as 1  2  3, when using the right products. Often at my fingertips is a pack of Memories & More cards. This pre-printed card pack is ready to use in cardmaking, scrapbooking or any necessity… even a gift tag!

DIY Gift Box and Tag using #stampinup products with Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #scrapbooking, #giftpackaging #petalgarden #memoriesandmore #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhallstampinup #cardmaking #papercrafts

Year of Cheer Designer Series paper box

Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper is gorgeous, sturdy and perfect for creating a DIY gift box and tag. In fact, when getting my first glance at Year of Cheer Specialty DSP, I imagined making gift boxes. Our family is always in need of packaging for teacher gifts, bus driver thank you’s, and I even made a box once for a Cookie Exchange!

This is a small box, it is 3″ wide by 1″ tall and perfect for a gift card or special trinket. To alter the size of the box to suit your need, add the desired height, twice, to the finished size of the box and it’s a quick go-to solution. (Example would be I desire a 3″x3″ box that is 1″ tall…. so I cut paper to 5″ (3+1+1))

Step 1: Score the paper for the top and bottom. (This project scores at 1″ from the outside edge on all four sides)

Step 2: Burnish the folds with a bone folder, then snip one fold at each corner. (FOR A VISUAL DEMONSTRATION OF THIS PROJECT, PLEASE CLICK THE VIDEO LINKS BELOW) Directly beside the snip, cut a small wedge.

Step 3: Glue the flaps at all four corners with preferred adhesive.

TIP: The bottom of the box is initially cut 1/8″ smaller than the top, to allow room for the top of the box to fit easily over the bottom portion.

DIY Gift Box and Tag using #stampinup products with Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #scrapbooking, #giftpackaging #petalgarden #memoriesandmore #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhallstampinup #cardmaking #papercrafts    DIY Gift Box and Tag using #stampinup products with Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #scrapbooking, #giftpackaging #petalgarden #memoriesandmore #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhallstampinup #cardmaking #papercrafts

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For a visual demonstration of this project, CLICK HERE to view on You Tube.


Here is a list of participants in the Blog Hop, I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects! You arrived here from Brian King‘s fantastic Blog and Candy Ford‘s beautiful Blog is up next.

Brian King at Stamp with Brian

Jenny Hall at Jenny Hall Designs (that’s me!)

Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie


Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you for your support with your purchase 🙂

DIY Gift Box and Tag using #stampinup products with Jenny Hall at for #cardmaking #scrapbooking, #giftpackaging #petalgarden #memoriesandmore #jennystampsup #jennyhalldesign #jennyhallstampinup #cardmaking #papercrafts

Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.

-Jenny Hall

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  1. Such a beautiful project, Jenny! I love how you’ve used the Memories and More card for a quick-and-simple tag. So smart! The photos of your sweet project are quite beautiful, too. So glad you could hop with us today!

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