3D Gift boxes card

Gift boxes are always nice to give away or to receive. What could be inside this time? *shake shake* The surprise effect is a wonderful thing. Craft this playful 3D card to surprise someone by yourself.

This card design was originally crafted for my mother. I wanted to try something new like 3D effects. For her I used Christmas wrapping paper to decorate the gift boxes.. because her birthday is on Christmas Day! 😀

Craft supplies

  • Craft knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Graphic ruler
  • Cardboard (an old product package for example)
  • Wrapping paper
  • Clear tape / small piece of labelv
  • Glue / Double-sided adhesive tape
  • White thread
  • Curling ribbon
  • Needle
  • Scissors


Instructions – step by step

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.

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.

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

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 3-4
Step 3: Grab a piece of cardboard and cut out a piece of 0.8 inch (2 cm) x 3.8 inch (9.5 cm).
Step 4: 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).

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 5-6
Step 5: 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.
Step 6: Cut off the waste paper

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 7
Step 7: Make a hole on the top side of the cube by using a needle.

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 8
Step 8: 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.

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 9
Step 9: Curl a 1.2 inch (3 cm) piece of decorative ribbon with a scissors and pull the white thread through it.

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 10
Step 10: Now pull the thread through the hole of the cube.

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 11
Step 11: 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.

3D, gift, boxes, card, step 12
Step 12: 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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