Tutorial – Flap Box

Hi there blog friends, you’ll laugh!  I’ve had this box on the side of my desk so long that each time I’d sit down to make the tutorial, I’d have to reteach myself how to make it.  Finally, I’ve made some samples and a video to show you how to make it too!!  You’ll love it.  I find myself reaching for this box when I want to do something quick.  Just imagine it filled with candy or some sweet enclosure cards.   For yours you will want double sided cardstock but don’t assume that it needs to be ultra thick — a medium weight cardstock will do!   For my first sample I used Spellbinders Ironworks Motifs to create a flower and added some lace and ribbon around the box, as well as pearls.

For my second sample I layered Spellbinders™ Damask Motifs and Spellbinders™ Ironworks Motifs and finished on the side with embellishment using Spellbinders™ Ribbon Buckles.

For my third sample I used two Peg Maker Bows – one in satin and one in seam binding. 

Lastly, I wanted to give you an idea of what the box looks like when it is opened.

Here’s the video to show you how:

Stamps: None
Paper:  My Minds Eye – Lush
Ink: None
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Damask Motifs, Spellbinders™ Ironworks Motifs, Spellbinders™ Ribbon Buckles, ribbon, pearls

I hope this inspires you!  The box is a blank canvas – make it uniquely you!!  See you soon!

  • Jeannine SavardFebruary 17, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Hi Becca
    Thanks so much for sharing your ideas, I find your tutorials, cards and creativity inspiring. I follow your blog on a daily basis and appreciate all that you do. Today I used your blog on making bows which I enjoyed tremendously. I got it!…. My mother use to tell me that all of us have a gift, one just has to find it. You obviously have found yours. But the best part is that you are sharing your gift with others and encouraging us to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. Thank you for that.

  • Judy McMullenFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Wow! Wonderful boxes, Becca, and you’ve decorated them with your luscious embellishments too!! Looking forward to viewing the tutorial. Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra MontgomeryFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    STUNNING!!!! Just Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy CrawfordFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    so beautiful, can’t wait to watch the video and learn how to make them. thanks for sharing your blessings.ReplyCancel

  • ColleenB.February 17, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Gorgeous. Cute little boxes to put a small gift or whatever.
    Will be back later once the video appears.
    Thank You in advanceReplyCancel

  • Gloria FlowersFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Love the boxes, looking forward to the video. But in the meantime where did you get that dressform? Please don’t tell me you have had it a long time.


  • Carole (FibreJunky)February 17, 2012 - 4:54 pm

    Gorgeous, Becca! Looking forward to watching the video!ReplyCancel

  • Nan GFebruary 17, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    Beautiful little boxes! Can’t wait for the video to be ready. Your staging for your pictures is always so elegant! Thank you for sharing your talents with us! God bless!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene LeBelFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    Hi Becca, You are so talented. I just wish I could do half as well as you. I have a question. I ordered the bow maker and I haven’t heard a word from the web site. Do you know how long this is going to take? I’ll be patient.

    Thanks and again your work is so beautiful.
    Take Care,

  • FrancineFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    It is so beautiful!
    I would like to have one always ready,it can be fill with so many things.
    Just beautiful!
    I am waiting for the video.

    Many thanks! FrancineReplyCancel

  • Gabriela (Gabi with an Eye)February 17, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    Becca, these boxes couldn’t be any prettier. They are impossibly beautiful.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to make the tutorial. Much appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie DunhamFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Wow! These are beautiful…can’t wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:39 pm

    Becca! Becca! Becca!
    WHAT A GREAT LITTLE BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW, you need to work on a BOOK with ALL your ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) This is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (By the way, is that a “pan scraper” you’re creasing with???? ) :)ReplyCancel

  • MarianFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    Just love them. Am thinking about getting some nice Easter papers and making them for my grandchildren and filling them with little chocolate eggs.ReplyCancel

  • Diana CrickFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    I am so gall darn proud of you. Absolutely amazing video.The way you turned a 12 x 12 sheet of paper into such an adorable box is MAGICAL. I loved watching it come to life.
    hugs, DianaReplyCancel

  • Sabrina JacksonFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    Oh, Becca, what a fun little box!! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and putting this tutorial together!! I am going to give this one a try for sure!!

    Hugs and blessings, SabrinaReplyCancel

  • Rachel BrooksFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    Love the box and your tutorial, but in order for me to actually create it, I’d need step-by-step directions because my computer is UPstairs and my craft room is DOWNstairs!ReplyCancel

  • KathyFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:49 pm

    LOVE THE BOX!!!!! Just as much as the detailed top!!!! Those Motifs are fabulous… I want them so badly! I LOVE the ironworks one as well as so many others… Becca you always use them so spectacularly! Thanks for sharing all of your creations!ReplyCancel

  • Carol GeorgesonFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    Becca, You make it look so easy. I can’t wait to get my supplies out and try this while watching the video again. Thank you for all your creativity and elegance you put into your projects. You amaze me every time I get your posts.ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisFebruary 17, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    Beautiful projects Becca, they are all so elegantly sweet. Thanks for the tutorial, your directions are easy to follow. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • chaunFebruary 17, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    I love your tutorials! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly SasFebruary 17, 2012 - 6:19 pm

    I am going to go into my craft room shortly and make one right away! Your going to join me right? You’ll come with me if I bring you along in the computer right? I can’t do it without you! OK, I know I’m a little crazy, but I love taking you in my craft room making bows and now boxes with you there to help me step by step. Thank goodness I can pause you! Thanks Becca for another great tutorial!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn JosephsFebruary 17, 2012 - 6:28 pm

    going to try it- thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • CindyFebruary 17, 2012 - 6:34 pm

    Thank you Becca, this is a wonderful project and your tutorial is very clear. I’m going to try one right now!ReplyCancel

  • Shellee MackeyFebruary 17, 2012 - 6:49 pm

    The box is beautiful. Thank you for the tutorial. Will have to try real soon…ReplyCancel

  • PJFebruary 17, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    What an ingenious creation. You are quite the paper engineer,extraordinaire. Your examples are all stunning, and your video is excellent, from beginning to end. Very professional.. love the intro with the album cover. Thank you so much for generously sharing your ideas. I have a long week-end coming up once I get past Sat noon and I am definitely going to give this box a try!ReplyCancel

  • Diana StewartFebruary 17, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    Hi Becca,

    Your boxes are beyond adorable. Your are a special person to share your knowledge with us. P.S. I have been a crafter nearly all my life too. I began on sewing cards then handmade potholders which we went door to door and sold.
    I enjoy your site tremendously.
    Hugs, Diana StewartReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOFebruary 17, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    Thanks for the great tutorial. The box is really cute.ReplyCancel

  • ~Maz~February 17, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    Hi Becca!
    Thank you so much for the darling box. I have just made it and love it.
    My first attempt didn’t line up. I did something wrong but the second attempt came out beautifully. I just have to decorate it now. So much fun.
    Okay off to decorate and see what challenge I can put it in. I will give you credit for the box of course.
    God bless

  • PatsyFebruary 17, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    Hi Becca.
    Just love this box. This tutorial is just wonderful. I love all the different
    things that you make. Helps me get ideas. I loved your bow tutorials.
    You are just so talented. Also great ideas on the spellbinders etc.
    Pat AsaroReplyCancel

  • Alice LukasikFebruary 17, 2012 - 7:40 pm

    Just gorgeous – as always.ReplyCancel

  • LizFebruary 17, 2012 - 7:41 pm

    very pretty boxes!ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:02 pm

    Oh Becca, this is darling!!! Of courseI love pink and lace and pearls and everything you make. Now, I have to order 2 more spellbinders, thank you very much. I love it when you show how to make your projects. You are so generous and thoughtful that way. You don’t keep it to yourself and allow others to create from your designs. Just lovely!

  • Johanne L.February 17, 2012 - 8:04 pm

    Great tutorial. I enjoyed it very much. Nice little box. Thanks for sharing,ReplyCancel

  • BeckyFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:15 pm

    Amazing!!!! I watched the video and you do such a wonderful job of explaining how to make this box! Thanks so much for doing this :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jean HempelFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Such adorable boxes all so different, just so beautiful.. Thank you for taking the time to do the video… You are just too sweet to us…
    Hugs, JeanReplyCancel

  • Sylvia JohnsonFebruary 17, 2012 - 8:47 pm

    Wow Becca your boxes are so pretty! I will definitely be making some. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne NFebruary 17, 2012 - 9:30 pm

    oh so sweet, I love this.

    You’re in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • Diana E.February 17, 2012 - 9:48 pm

    Beautiful Little Box. Becca will there be a written tutorial ? Loved the video, but computer is so far away from where I play. Thanks for sharing such a unique box….plus the beautiful decoration.ReplyCancel

  • lydia torresFebruary 17, 2012 - 9:55 pm

    I saw, I scored and conquered the box…. love, love, love your designs… when the mind is quiet, ones gifts become real and the beauty is shared…

    thank you and god bless…ReplyCancel

  • LorettaFebruary 17, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    Thank you for the pretty box and great tutorial. I’m going to attempt making several for Easter. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • MarilynFebruary 17, 2012 - 10:16 pm

    Beautiful box Becca. What a gorgeous gift this would make.
    Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisFebruary 17, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    This little box is delightful! The ways to decorate are endless. I can’t wait to give them as gifts with little delights inside. Thank you so very much for taking the time to make this video so we may learn better by sight.ReplyCancel

  • SharonFebruary 17, 2012 - 10:57 pm

    Thank you again Becca! I made the box and I must tell you not only do you make the prettiest bows and cards around….your tutorials are spectacular!!!
    There is no hemming and hawing around. You take each step and make it perfectly clear and plain as to what is to be done!!! I love them!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 17, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    Wonderful!!! That is just the best little box ever. Thank you so much for the tutorial to help us figure out how to make one. You are beyond generous, Becca. Thank you so very much!ReplyCancel

  • GinnyFebruary 18, 2012 - 12:00 am

    What a great little box! I love that there’s no glue or other adhesive to fuss with. Definitely going to share this one with my daughter, who used to do origami, and recently said she wished she hadn’t gotten rid of her supplies. I think this will be perfect for her to try, or at least to make with me. Thank you for your wonderful tutorial.ReplyCancel

  • Nadine IllingworthFebruary 18, 2012 - 2:17 am

    Thanks Becca just what i needed for the fund raising this Easter at the church . Fill with goodies and good to go. Wonderful. Mini eggs i think. What’s your favorite sweet? YumReplyCancel

  • BernieFebruary 18, 2012 - 2:39 am

    OMG Becca given a million years I’d never ever have come up with this, you simply amaze me. Waht a fabulous box and fantastic tutorial. Of course your decorations are spectacular and beautiful.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • patricia p.February 18, 2012 - 2:55 am

    Dear Becca
    great job..a visual is so important for some of us..this really helps to bring it to life. Thank you so much for showing us this clever little box..


  • CarlaFebruary 18, 2012 - 3:33 am

    Hello Becca,

    Origami is still my favorite craft since 25 years and I’m still amazed to see ‘new’ things, like your wonderful box and the great video.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Greetings from the NetherlandsReplyCancel

  • HeatherFebruary 18, 2012 - 3:52 am

    Wonderful Becca – your boxes are beautiful and your video is very professional – how can we fail!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
    Heather W

  • Anne DaviesFebruary 18, 2012 - 4:00 am

    Love these boxes and what clever use of Spellbinder dies. Great video tutorial. Welsh AnnieReplyCancel

  • MaryannFebruary 18, 2012 - 4:42 am

    Thanks so very much for another awesome tutorial here Becca, this box is absolutely gorgeous. I´m a huge fan of all kind of small cute boxes and this one is definitely going into my collection to make of new ones. I love how it looks. Thanks so much for always sharing your great ideas and big talent here with us hun. Have a wonderful week-end ahead.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKFebruary 18, 2012 - 5:48 am

    Hi Becca, I’ve just watched your video. Oh wow, that is amazing! You certainly live up to your name. I am now going to raid my paper/card stash and have a go. I can’t wait. You asked earlier in the year about our resolutions/plans etc. I said I was going to make a scrapbook for my sister from her son’s wedding. Well, I actually did it and she loved it! I have also started a scrapbook of my parents lives – using some of the gorgeous papers I won in your candy! They are both now with the Lord so I thought it would be lovely to scrap my memories. I decided that 2012 was going to be my year to achieve things and I certainly have made a really good start. You have truly been my inspiration and I await your daily posts eagerly. Thank you for everything! Christine xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy SchultzFebruary 18, 2012 - 5:57 am

    Love Love Love this little box Becca! Thank you for the video on how to make it. I think these little boxes will make great end of the school year thank you gifts for my grandkids teachers and bus driver. Thank you so much! I am sure I will make this little box often.ReplyCancel

  • EileenFebruary 18, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Thank you Becca for another wonderful tutorial, you make it look so easy and I’m sure it will be if we do it in front of the computer with you telling us at each stage what to do next <3 You are such an inspiration to us all.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Debbie BFebruary 18, 2012 - 7:36 am

    I can think of so many uses for this box. It is adorable. Thank you so much for figuring it out for us. It is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • JoannFebruary 18, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Wow Becca this box is so adorable!!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and step by step instructions! I cannot wait to try and make this!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaFebruary 18, 2012 - 8:18 am

    That was fun! I did it as you did it. I had to pause it occasionally, but I did it. And I marked all the folds. Very cute little box. Of course, I think I’ll have to come watch it again to make it again! My memory is old! lol TFSReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterFebruary 18, 2012 - 9:11 am

    So Elegant and neat! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • RobertaFebruary 18, 2012 - 10:16 am

    What a beautiful BOX!! I can’t wait to try one!! Also the tutorial is perfect!! If I can’t make one following this tutorial then something is wrong with me!! You did a fabulous job. One of the best tutorials I have seen!! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret MorrisFebruary 18, 2012 - 10:26 am

    Thanks so much Becca. I got it on second try–Woo Hooo!!!
    So very kind of you to share. You are wonderful. Blessings to youReplyCancel

  • ElaineFebruary 18, 2012 - 10:31 am

    Everything you make is just stunning and it always has that special ‘sparkle’ that shines from the inside! Look forward to checking your website every day. It always brings so much joy!!ReplyCancel

  • Holly YoungFebruary 18, 2012 - 11:28 am

    THAT is too stinkin CUTE!!!!!!!!! I love it, and I can’t WAIT to try it,,,,

    Is there any reason that you used the stylus to score rather than the tool that comes with the scor-pal??? I have a stylus, but I just wondered :)

    off to make a box now!!!! I imagine it gets simpler every time! thanks so much for the fantastic tutorial!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • NancyFebruary 18, 2012 - 11:57 am

    What a cute box! I had to make one right away! Your tutorial was very well done! Your talent is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing. This is going into my “Favorites” file!

    God BlessReplyCancel

  • LilsFebruary 18, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    How cute is this!?!! I can’t wait to try it! Awesome tutorial…thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • CarolFebruary 18, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    Becca – Can I PLEASE have just a little, wee bit of your brain? I promise to take good care of it!
    Love you and all of your inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Holly YoungFebruary 18, 2012 - 1:28 pm

    WOW, that was so much easier than I thought it would be,,,,,,Becca, this tutorial is awesome,,,,,,,you took something complicated and made it easy for us! AS USUAL!

    Another way to close the box, if you don’t want to slip one side into the other side, is to make a belly band,,,,,I made one out of lace and then built up my embellishments on top of the belly band,,,,,,Love love LOVE this little box! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy RailsFebruary 18, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    Brilliant, as usual!ReplyCancel

  • SuziFebruary 18, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    I will play this over and over until I get it all! Thank you! I love boxes!ReplyCancel

  • RockyFebruary 18, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    Terrific idea. Thanks for the demo, it’s good to know I can come back if I get stuck!ReplyCancel

  • Terri SFebruary 18, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    What a clear, precise tutorial!!! Think I can even do this! Thanks, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • SusanFebruary 18, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    These boxes are stunning Becca. You are so creative and so kind to share with us.ReplyCancel

  • lorraine krywyFebruary 18, 2012 - 6:12 pm

    Fantastic tutorial. You are AMAZING and a great instructor. I can hardly wait to try this. A friend of mine is going to host a Victorian High Tea…..can make some wonderful gift boxes for all those attending. Thanks for the continous inspirationReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryFebruary 18, 2012 - 7:32 pm

    Becca oh I just love this little box you have made. Thank you so much for all your instructions. This is something I want to have a go at.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • Val WFebruary 18, 2012 - 8:11 pm

    Becca, this box is so pretty! I can’t wait to try this. I’ll probably bring my scorepal right to the computer, and do it along with the video. The first one will be made with one of those unloved sheets of patterned paper that is left from a paper stack–to “learn” on. So many possibilities for this cute little box, and a great way to use more of my stash. Thanks for making this tutorial. I’m off now to get my supplies to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Starr TimmonFebruary 18, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    I did it! Just finished my 1st box following your directions with not one problem and you are right, it’s just the cutest box ever!!! Thanks, StarrReplyCancel

  • Laura with Layers of ColorFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:25 am

    Spectacular project, Becca!! Thank you for the tutorial and always being such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:35 am

    Hi there Becca,
    Your box is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I watched your video (twice), pausing to follow along the second time…my box did not turn out well, but I think the cardstock I used was too thick/heavy. I also used my scor pal, but it must be an older version (I don’t have all the dimensions on mine that you used…hmmm). I am going to try again with a lighter weight cardstock/paper, and use my paper trimmer and stylus for more accuracy, and will let you know how it goes.
    Sorry for the long post ~
    Thanks so much for always “Showing us your magic”! You are AMAZING!!!
    Keeping you in my prayers…(((HUGS))) to you, Barb G.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaFebruary 19, 2012 - 11:37 am

    I did it!!! Thanks to your wonderful instructions I was able to make this cute box!!! Thank you so much, Becca! I had such a fun time making it, and I know I will make many more. You are just THE BEST!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa FolleyFebruary 19, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    Hi Becca, Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial with us! When I read your post I completely fell in love and got up this morning and got right to creating! Your work is so inspiring to me and I so enjoy your posts! I can’t remember a project that I enjoyed so much! Thank you for helping me to have a fun Sunday morning project!
    All the best!
    Lisa :)ReplyCancel

  • PeggyFebruary 20, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Great Box. I can’t tell you how much I admire you, your creativity is quite amazing. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • AnneFebruary 20, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    What a super little box. Your video was easy to follow as your instructions are always so clear.
    Thanks so much for another great project.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Rosa Ann SmithFebruary 22, 2012 - 7:51 am

    Wow, I am so impressed with peg bows. My bows always look so sloppy I think this idea might work for me. Do you sell the pattern for the ribbon/peg bow holder? I would purchase one if you do.

  • EllenFebruary 23, 2012 - 10:34 am

    Beautiful!!! TFSReplyCancel

  • Stella WFebruary 26, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Thanks Becca so much for sharing your ideas!!ReplyCancel

  • Germaine Ferrao-LennMarch 5, 2012 - 6:32 am

    Hi Becca,
    I love coming to your site, you inspire me with your art work – Thank you for sharing your talent with me and teaching me a lot of artwork! Wishing you health and happiness. Hugs always! GermaineReplyCancel

  • MonaMarch 5, 2012 - 8:27 am

    Hi Becca,
    This box is so wonderful and looks so elegant- every present given in t looks much more valuable! Thank you for the tutorial. I´ve made one at once and it came out so great!

    Thank you, gracias, merci, danke
    Best wishes MonaReplyCancel