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TUTORIAL: Cooking up a cute little recipe box....with Carrie Walz

by Carrie Walz | March 21, 2013

Hello RRBF fans! Carrie here today with a quick and easy tutorial for making a cute little recipe box (or a card box or whatever you decide to make it).

First the supplies you will need:


                                  6 x 11”,6 x 7”, 4 x 10” (2), 4 x 5 ¾” (4), 1 ½ x 11”

                                                             Patterned Paper

                                   3 ½ x 10” (2), 5 ½ x 9 1/2”, 3 ½ x 5 ½”, 1 x 11”

                                                   2” circle punch (or smaller)

                                                      Round Corner Punch

                                                   Glue or Double Stick Tape





Punch one end (left/right side) of 6 x 11” cardstock and 5 ½ x 9 ½” of patterned paper...

Apply glue or tape to 1/3 of the rounded side of the patterned paper and adhere to the 6 x 11” card stock as shown in the picture. Do not apply glue or tape through out the back of the  patterned paper when adhering to the cardstock, I reccomend going about 1/3 of the way down.

Starting at the non-rounded side, score the 6 x 11” cardstock at 1”, then score at 5” and 8”

Fold the scored cardstock as shown in the picture

Apply the 1 x 11” designer paper to the 1 ½ x 11” cardstock in the center


Score at the 1inch mark on both sides

Flip the non-adhered part of the 5 ½ x 9 ½” patterned paper and adhere the 1” fold of the 1 ½ x 11” strip under the patterned paper. You can now adhere the whole piece of patterned paper down now.

Adhere the 3 ½ x 10” patterned paper to the 4 x 10” card stock.  Repeat this step with the second piece

Score the 4 x 10” cardstock starting at 1” and 1” thereafter...

creating 5 folds

Score the 6 x 7” cardstock on the 7" side of at 4”

Adhere the 3 ½ x 5 ½” designer paper to the 4” panel of the 6 x 7” cardstock

Apply glue or tape to the 1” panel of the scored and folded 6 x 11” cardstock

Adhere the 1” panel of the 6 x 11” cardstock to the inner part of the 3” panel of the 6 x 7” cardstock to create one piece. This will be your main piece of your box

Apply glue or tape to the left and right outer panels of the folded 4 x 10” cardstock

Adhere one side of the 4 x 10” cardstock to the back 4” panel of the main piece, repeat on the other side

Punch a slot using the 2” circle punch to the center of all four of the 4 x5 ¾” cardstock (this is optional, you can make tabs on your dividers if you prefer) Apply glue or tape to the sides of the dividers and adhere them to the center folds inside your box. Apply velcro to the inside flap and bottom piece of your box for secure closing.

Decorate the front and you are finished!

Here is a close-up of the front of my box...


This whole project took me about a half an hour to make...making this a really quick and cute little gift if you can part with it!

Supplies used:

Cook 12x12 Cardstock - Tokens

Cook Trimmings

Cook Diecut Pack

Bella! Bling - Borderlines - Pink


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