Square Box

Start with a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/2″ x 2″. Score at 2″, 4″, 6″, and 8″ on the long side. Turn cardstock and score at 1″ along the short side. Fold on the score lines, cut out the area marked with an ‘x’. Slit the bottom as shown to form the box bottom.

Fold and tape the box side and bottom.
It should look like this.

The box top is a book shape cover. Cardstock is 5 9/16″ x 2 1/4″. Score at 2 1/4″ and 3 5/16″.

Fold on score lines and attach to the box by taping the bottom and the back side.

For the latch, cut one piece of cardstock 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Score at 1″ and 1 1/8″. Cut three pieces of designer paper to 1 3/4″ x 3/4″ for the decoration around the box. Cut two pieces of designer paper 2′ x 2″ for the decoration on the cover and the bottom of the box to cover the latch.

Fold the latch piece on the score lines and tape to the back of the box. I cut the corners on the top of mine to look like a tag. I used a Basic Gray sticky back magnetic closure for mine. You can also use Velcro.

Embellish the top any way you want. I used the Happy Heart Day set, scallop punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch and 1 3/8″ circle punch. Tape the final piece of 2″ x 2″ designer paper on the back to cover the latch.