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Box with Tuck Flap Closure

After creating the small holder in the previous post, I got to thinking that I could use this closure for other projects. How about a small box with flap? We always struggle with keeping the flap/top closed. We could tuck the whole flap in… but I liked my idea better.

Here are a couple more views to see how it works.

I love it! And, of course, it has an adorable image from Time for Tags. 🙂

It can hold 7 Hershey’s Nuggets, with room to “float” a gift card on top. Oh, two of girls’ best friends: chocolate and shopping! 🙂

Want to make one, too? You can make 2 from a sheet of A2 cardstock.

Cardstock: 8-1/2 x 5-1/2

On 5-1/2″ side, score at 1, 4-1/2.

On 8-1/2″ side, score at 1, 4, 5, 8.

Along the 8-1/2″ side that has the 1″ score line, make a pencil line about 1/8″ from the edge. Also mark 2″, centered, along this line.

On the opposide side, mark 1-1/2″ along the edge, centered.

At this point, you can also start trimming score lines along the 8-1/2″ side. The 3″ sections will be cut straight along the score line except next to the skinny section. (The box will not close well if this corner is not cut off.)

Along the pencil line with the 2″ measured, insert into the Classic Label punch. Center points along the line, and center the 2″ inside the punch.

Trim off a small triangle on each edge, to form a trapezoidal opening.

On the other side, adhere DSP (3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″, scored at 1/2″ along one edge).

Trim from corner to marked points to create a trapezoidal flap.

Add Tear n Tape to flaps. Fold along score lines.

Assemble box.

You may have to trim the flap down until the top fits flush with the rest of the box. I ended up with 1-1/8″ on the bottom edge of the top flap.