Stampin’ Up! Gift Card Box with Sweet Talk DSP

Hello again! It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything… life obligations kinda got in the way. It’s all good, just too much going on and something had to give. Unfortunately it was my crafting :O(

Hubby and I are in a choir and our concert was Sunday afternoon ~ with orchestra and a full audience! WooHoo!! It was… spectacular. Not to brag too much, but it really was good, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it.

Today’s project is a gift card box made with some fabulous new Designer Series Paper. It’s called Sweet Talk 12 x 12 DSP. Of course the DSP has two sides.

Coordinating colors for this paper pack are: Real Red, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party and Highland Heather. Which piece do you think I chose to make the box lid? Well, I’ll tell you… the Highland Heather stripe. I love this paper! The small hearts with the combo of Real Red, Petal Pink and Highland Heather are another favorite, as is the other stripe. Ok – I bet you want to see the box … here it is.

Gift Card Box.1

And I used the Highland heather 1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon to tie a bow. For the base, while it isn’t listed as a coordinating color, I used Blackberry Bliss card stock and it looks great with it! See the darkness in that stripe? Yep – it totally goes with it. Instructions? You want instructions? 😁


  • Cut gift box base from card stock – I used Blackberry Bliss – 6 1/2 x 8 and score all four sides at 1″, burnish well.
  • Trim each corner, cutting through the center of the burnish to the 1″ score line. Make a right ‘V’ cut to that same tab, trim same tab end on the right side.
  • Rotate to the left and trim next tab. Continue to rotate left and trim each tab end. See photo.
Gift Card Box. bottom

Here i added Tear n Tape to each tab end but you can easily use liquid glue. Adhere together.

Gift Box Top:

  • Cut box top 6 1/2 x 8 (again, I used the Sweet Talk 12 x 12 DSP)
  • Use a Box Lid Shim attached to the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. This shim allows for the lid to fit the box base without making the base buckle – and it is key for a perfect fitting lid. Make your own shim following directions below. I found these directions on YouTube by Connie Stewart.
    • Using a window sheet, cut a panel 2 x 8 and score @ 1/2″ & 1 1/4″. Burnish heavily.
    • Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight 1 x 8 & score at 1/2″ on the short side. Burnish. Add Tear n Tape to both sides of the 1/2″ length. Add to the window sheet on the INSIDE 1/2″, making certain the card stock fits all the way to the burnished score of the window sheet. Fold card stock over edge of window sheet and attach to outside 1/2″ edge.
    • Label shim: Box Lid Shim 😏 This way you will not forget it is only to be used for the lid.
  • Score lid @ 1″ on all sides using the Box Lid Shim.
  • Trim and adhere together the same as the box bottom.
Gift Card Box. top

Now, fill this box with some pretty cards/ envelopes for a special gift – four to five will fit nicely, depending on embellishments or thickness of the cards. And I guarantee folks will love this gift!

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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Send someone a handmade box filled with a lovely card or two.

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2 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Gift Card Box with Sweet Talk DSP”

  1. So pretty! Love the striped paper with the shimmery ribbon. I bet that your performance was amazing! It’s a crazy busy time of year for sure. 🙂


  2. Wonderful gift box – wonderful new papers!! Thanks for the great directions! I bet your performance WAS good!! And I know you had fun. I remember choir days with fondness! 🙂


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