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 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
Instructions – step by step
Step 1: Cut out a square from the front side of the card with a craft knife and a ruler.
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.
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).
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
Step 7: Make a hole on the top side of the cube by using a needle.
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.
Step 9: Curl a 1.2 inch (3 cm) piece of decorative ribbon with a scissors and pull the white thread through it.
Step 10: Now pull the thread through the hole of the cube.
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.
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!