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Matchbox style box

I like versatile boxes. This is a really simple one to make and there is not a Christmas element in sight!

You need two pieces of card. I have used Pink Pirouette and Rose Red to give a contrast, but you could use the same colour card for both pieces if you prefer.

The finished box is 6 1/4″ x 3″ (159mm x 76mm). For the cover you need to cut a piece of card at 6 1/4″ x 10″. Score on the long side at 1″, 4″ 5,” 8″ and 9.”

For the box, you need a piece of card which measures 10 3/8″ x 6 7/8″ (260mm x 170mm). On all sides score at 1″ (25mm) and 2 (50mm).”

If you are going to stamp you card do this now. I have used a clear heat embossing powder (something I have a bit of an addiction to) and the Stampin’ Up! Bloom for You stamp which I have used in a random fashion. Score on the side of the card without the embossing.

Once the scoring is done you will end up with four small boxes in each corner. You will need to remove an L-shape by getting rid of the two small outer squares and the small square to their inside (outer edge of the box), then notch out the small square that is left. See subtle (!) diagram below. The bits to cut off are marked “L”.


Then it is a simple job to construct the box. I would start on the short sides. Put sticky strip, or Tombo on the inside of the outer flap, fold in the tiny tabs and line up the sides carefully.

For the drawer pull I have used an Antique Brad which I think are just so pretty. The inner box will slide in and out but you may find it easier to wrap the cover around the box before sticking it together.

If you have any questions, or would like to order any of the items used to make the box, please let me know, or hit the “shop now” button at the top of the page.