Monday, July 8, 2013

Stamped Gift Boxes

I once again combined two crafty things I love; my Silhouette machine and stamps to create a cute little gift box. These boxes are great for holding gift cards, jewelry, or other small gifts.

I started off with this pillow box cut file from the Silhouette store which I cut out of card stock. The great thing about the Silhouette is it not only cuts but creates score lines too. They are a faint dashed line but it's easy enough to see where to make the folds. 

Before I folded and assembled the box, I stamped all over the box. I typically choose two different stamps that work together and two different coordinating ink colors. There's no real pattern to my stamping. I just stamp with the first stamp in one color then fill in with the second stamp in a different color. I always make sure to stamp off the page because I think it looks more natural that way. 

I then fold the box on the score lines and secure with sticky strip, add the gift, and then finish it off with ribbon or baker's twine. 

They turned out cute! I think they'd be really fun for Christmas too!

This post is part of the monthly Silhouette Challenges hosted by Lauren at The Thinking Closet

Check out other posts by Silhouette Challenge participants below: 

DIY Paper Star Lanterns by Me & My DIY
A Jar of Gratefulness by We ♥ Cards
Laundry Room Labels by Unoriginal Mom
Kids Step Stool with Sass by Joy & Gladness of Heart
Magnetic Perpetual Calendar by Everydaypaper
DIY Graduation Gift by Super Sweet Life
A Silhouette Challenge by Home at Eight
Oval Coffee Table Reveal & More! by Give Me a Paintbrush
Stamped Gift Boxes by Coley's Corner

Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month?  We'd love to have you.  Simply contact Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email


  1. Soo cute! I am going to have to learn how to do that! Bookmarking this page so I don't forget!

  2. Very nice gift boxes. I love stamping and this looks like fun.

  3. These are so sweet, Nicole. I've yet to try a box on the Silhouette which is weird because I used to make them all the time. Thanks for the inspiration to try it!

  4. I love these- perfect for that special gift!!

  5. Your little boxes are so cute! And how wonderful that you got to get some stamping in there, too. Really it's the perfect storm for a stellar project. I haven't yet done my own gift boxes, but after seeing your post and Debbie's paper lanterns, I'm tempted to try it soon! Now, to look for a gift to inspire the box....

    The Thinking Closet

  6. Hi Coley, I've made so many of those little gift boxes over the years, but all before the beautiful Silhouette came along. We used to use them at Valentine's Day for the kids to hand out treats at school. My kids would color a design on paper, I would scan it in, and then print it on cardstock to be cut out for the little boxes, which they would then fill with candy. My kids are a little old for that now, but I love that you stamped yours, and especially that you didn't have to cut them out by hand!! They look so nice, and I love the ribbon tied around them. Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Silhouette Challenge!


  7. I love these little gift boxes. I made little santa suit boxes last Christmas using a pillow box from the Silhouette store. I didn't think to stamp on them though. That adds a neat touch!

  8. Awww, these are so sweet. I have never tried stamping before but maybe I should if they turn out this nice.

  9. It's always good to have little goodie boxes on hand! Really cute! ;-}