Friday, February 10, 2012

Debi's FREE Gable Box Template

I have designed a Gable box from the same scoring and dimensions of the Tea for Two template. You just cut it a little differently and don't cut any pieces off. Start with a 12 X 12 piece of sturdy DSP or Cardstock. Cut off 3.5 inches so you have a 8.5 x 12 piece.
On the short side score at 2.5 inches and again at 6 inches with your simply scored from Stampin' UP!
Turn paper and score on the long side 1.25", 2.5",5",7",9.5" and 10.75"

Cut into the middle scores at 5 and 7"up to the 2.5" score on one side and then 6" score on the other side. Then go to the outer edges and score up to the 2.5" score on the 2.5 and 6" score lines then go to the other side and cut back to the 9.5" score line at both 2.5" and 6" score lines.

Clear as mud right?? how about a picture

you can take your oval punch and punch into the middle rectangle on each end this will be your handles so make sure you go far enough in up to the edge of the first score line is good.

Then you are going to fold and crease the squares next to the middle cuts outward toward the handle section. Do all 4 squares.
Here is another picture for you.

At this point you are going to reinforce your folds in the middle and flip up those flaps and you will roll each side towards the middle. It will be kind of fuddlely (is that a word?) but you can do it.
Here is another pic

The two flaps should fit together and fold them at their first score from the edges and tip downward inside the box the other score will lie flat across the top area and the handle piece gets tied with the ribbon. If you wish you could glue those top side pieces together you can but I never even have to use adhesive with mine.
Hope you enjoy this fun project. Here are a few more pictures

here is another size that has been a big hit with many of the demonstrator friends I have and have traded with at many regionals and conventions
here are the  dimensions and scores
I call it a mini lunch box and it will hold a hersheys nugget perfectly
cut card stock 3 1/2" x 5"
on 3 1/2" side score at 1" and 2 1/2 "
on the 5" side score at 1" 2" 3" and 4"
you need to use the itty bitty punch that has the fancy oval to cut the handles in the ends
then cut the two scores on the ends up to the first scores on each side
then on the long side do the same to the middle score
don't cut anything off
but you will fold the 4 squares that are on each side of the middle 2 sections
they will fold toward the outer sides
then when you fold the box  the middles fold inward and the folded sides towards each other  do one side then the other and it  works best if you fold in one top side then the other  fold the handles in and give it a little press. tie a ribbon through the handle and you have a cute little gable box,


  1. Very clever and cute! Thanks for sharing, you are very generous. Teresa Cisneros

  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful template. I can't wait to try one. I think it will make a wonderful box for my son's Valentine's Day gift. Have a wonderful day.

  3. This is so cute, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love this, thank you so much for sharing

  5. Great box and the tutorial is wonderful and very self explainatory! The pictures helped a lot, too! TFS!!!!

  6. Thanks so much Ladies. I will be trying some new stuff out and hopefully will be able to figure more out soon. Can't wait to get my hands on our diagonal scoring plate!

  7. Awesome project! This is a great box and I love that you shared the tutorial with us! Thanks so much!

  8. Thanks so much for both tutorials classes loved the tea bag pouch (I did too) and sure appreciate your sharing. Blessings,

  9. What a fun box Debi!! Thanks for the tutorial and photo, LOL it's always hard to verbally explain all those cuts to score lines.. you did a fine job! Can't wait to try it!

  10. Love this and going to try it soon! Thanks for sharing, Terry

  11. Thanks so much for this. I popped over to Sharon's blog and saw her sample, so just had to stop by and say a huge thank you for sharing your gorgeous creations