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Playful, yet elegant gift boxes
Gift boxes are always nice to give away or to receive. What could be inside this time? The surprise effect is a wonderful thing. Craft this playful, yet elegant 3D card to surprise someone.

You can craft this card for many occasions, depending on what kind of wrapping paper you use. Christmas wrapping paper, Easter, Valentine.. Whatever you like! :-)

Tip: Use white cardboard or put wrapping paper on both sides of the cardboard to make it look more elegant. Brown cardboard makes it look more organic.

Posted by Crea Bea Cards from Rotterdam, South Holland, The Netherlands • Published See Crea Bea Cards's 15 projects »
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  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out a square from the front side of the card with a craft knife and a ruler.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Make 6 holes in the fold edge with a needle. Make them in pairs of 2 and leave 0.8 – 1.2 inch (2 – 3 cm) in between the pairs.

  • Step 3

    (Repeat the following steps 3 times to craft 3 gift boxes in total.)

    Grab a piece of cardboard and cut out a piece of 0.8 inch (2 cm) x 3.8 inch (9.5 cm).

    Fold it along its width by every 0.8 inch (2 cm). You should get 5 sides in total. The last side is a bit shorter (0.6 inch / 1.5 cm).

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue all sides or use double-sided adhesive tape. Carefully put one side at the time on wrapping paper and fold it like a cube in the meantime. This way you’ll be able to flatten the cube when you put the card in an envelop later.

    Cut off the waste paper

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Make a hole on the top side of the cube by using a needle.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use the same needle to lace a white thread through one of the three pair of holes in the fold edge. Lace from the card inside and go back through the other hole.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Curl a 1.2 inch (3 cm) piece of curling ribbon with a scissors and pull the white thread through it.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now pull the thread through the hole of the cube.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 9
    Step 9

    Adjust the thread till you found the right height, so the gift box will float in the air. Put a sticker or sticky tape on the inside of the cube onto the thread to “lock” it. Cut off the remaining thread.

  • How to make a 3D greetings card. 3D Gift Boxes Card - Step 10
    Step 10

    Put a piece of double-sided adhesive tape or glue on the short side of the cube and put the cube sides together. Now please repeat step 3 till 12 to create two more gift boxes and your 3D card is ready!

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Jules K.
Jules K. · Manchester, England, GB
This is so gorgeous thanks for the inspiration! i shall have a go
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Jules K.
Jules K. · Manchester, England, GB
This is so gorgeous thanks for the inspiration! i shall have a go
Reply