Gift giving day is around the corner, and we are getting close to that corner every morning. So we make gifts. And because we, here, love doing stuff, we make easy die-cut boxes for them too.
This butterfly-lock gift box was made with the Xcut Butterfly Box die. The die is part of the Xcut series of A4 die sets and may require the larger die-cutting machines to use, such as the A4 Xcut Xpress. If you are using the A4 Xcut Xpress, simply set your pressure knob according to the thickness of your paper medium, and it's good to go.
Here I have used different weight paper and have adjusted the Xcut Xpress knob as needed, shifting points anywhere between #4 and #5.
Once you have the die-cuts, there is very minimal assembly required. Just fold along the embossed lines, glue the protruding side tab to form the basic box shape, link the bottom flaps together, then slot the top flaps together to form the butterfly lock.
Xcut dies are made from highest grade carbonised steel, and are always tested to deliver a superior cut. We not only love the great cut results from these thin dies every time, but also adore the Xcut range of amazing, well-thought of collections and designs.
After you have assembled your butterfly gift boxes, embellish as you wish or as you see fits the theme. I personally love textured paper. Feel free to experiment with embossing your medium or choosing textured or printed ones. As you probably already know, I always keep my projects minimalist, but there are just so many things you could do to better your DIY boxes, so let go and do them.
The finished box is approximately 6.5 x 7.5 cm (base) and approximately 6.5 cm in height.
They are so pretty and easy to do, perfect for those little trinkets to give away.
The range of Xcut A4 Gift Boxes Die Sets also comes in other designs: Snowflake Box, Christmas Tree Box and Star Box. Pick one or all!