3D Rockin' Giftcard Box Tutorial

Create this terrific and unique gift card box
for your favorite teenager, musician, rockstar relative
or other recipient who is "young at heart".

Step 1. Identify and cut the parts you will need.

Step 2. Layer and glue the accent pieces to the guitar base shape.

Step 3. Position and glue the guitar onto the accent lid shape.

step 4. Identify the LID (larger) and BOTTOM base shapes. 

Step 5. Center and glue the accent lid to the box LID.

Step 6. Identify the LID boxing strips (narrower) 
and BOTTOM boxing strips.

Step 7. Fold strips on perforations at sides and all tabs.
Attach first strip by matching and gluing side tabs to underside
of LID. Take care that fold edges and lid edges line up exactly.

Step 8. Attach second strip at end tab, attach in similar manner,
then overlap final end and tab.

Step 9. This is how the LID should appear.

Step 10. Repeat the process to attach BOTTOM boxing strips.
This is how the bottom box should look.

Step 11. Prepare the card platform by folding back attached
"boxing". Overlap edges over tab perforations and glue each.
Insert the card into the corner cuts, now or later.

This is how the completed platform should look.

Step 12. Slide platform into box bottom.

Step 13. Place lid over the card inside the box bottom.

This is how your completed gift box should look.

3D Present Boxes tutorial

Construction for each size box will be the same.

1. Identify and cut the shapes. 

2. These are the shapes needed for the BOX.

3. Fold the "coffin" shaped SIDES shapes 
with inward folds on all perforations.

4. Join ends with tab 
(shaped ends will be at opposite ends
from the joint).

5. Fold shorter side sections with all inward folds.
Join tab end to center section of previous
side assembly.

This is how the assembly should look at this point.

6. Fold one "shaped" side and two tab sides 
upward to form a box,
then glue and attach the tabs to the
adjacent box side edges.

7. Apply glue to the inside bottom "liner" piece . . .

. . . then insert into the bottom of the assembly and secure.

This is how the assembly should look at this point.

8. Attach the tabs of the remaining two side "seams".
Apply adhesive to the inner surfaces of the end "liner squares".

9. Fold each side "liner" into the box completely
until it "snaps" into place against the side and
lower assembly edges.

This is how the box base should look.

10. Construct the LID section in a similar fashion,
joining sections to form a center panel, 
then joining the side sections,
folding sides upward and joining tabs to form rim
with reinforcing inner rectangle,
then folding inner sections to the inside of the lid.

11. Fold and attach the "cross" ribbon shape to the lid.

12. Place the lid onto the base.
Attach the side ribbon strips so that they
align with the lid ribbon shape ends.

13. prepare the box. Shape the loop pieces by
"curling" over thumb or fingers.

This is how the loops should look after shaping.

14. Fold side loops over, align and attach end
"rectangle" tabs.

15. Overlap and join end loop tab to end tab
of center loop shape.

16. Overlap and join end tabs of final side loop,
with long end "rectangle" tab extended and folded as shown.

17. Slip the center end tab into place and glue.

18. Bring first loop tab and second tabs together
as shown and glue.

This is how completed bow should appear.
with extending tabs for right and left.

19. Apply glue to tabs, position and align
over "cross" ribbon on lid.

This is how finished lid should appear.

Here is the assembled box with lid in place.

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