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Simply Sweet Stamping: Sweet Strawberry Custom Gift Box

Need a certain size box for that special gift? For years I thought making my own boxes would be hard. It’s actually super easy! In today’s Facebook Live, I shared a simple formula for making practically any size box (limited by the size of your cardstock, of course). 

Featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle*, I made a custom size box to fit a cute little 3-1/2″ x 5″ framed decor piece I created for an upcoming craft fair. 

*The Sweet Strawberry bundle is currently unavailable but will be back in stock soon!

Cute custom size box featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle!

All you need to create your own custom size box is a scoring tool (I absolutely love the Simply Scored Scoring Tool!)…plus this quick formula.

Each box has a length (L), width (W), and depth (D). The length and width are pretty easy, but the depth must be doubled for the correct size on all 4 sides of your box. 

Custom Box Formula
L + 2D by W + 2D

That’s it! Super easy! Just add double the depth to both the length and width for your box template. Score your bottom and top pieces at the selected depth on all 4 sides.

Box Pro Tip:
Use a shim when scoring your box lid for proper fit.

The measurements of my framed decor piece were approximately:
  • 6-1/2″ long (L)
  • 5″ wide (W) 
  • 1″ deep (D) 
Custom box measurments
6-1/2″ + 2(1) by 5″ + 2(1) = 8-1/2″ x 7″

Cute custom size box featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle!
Cute custom size box featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle!

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