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Inside-Outside Box

Inside-Outside Box

Meet the Inside-Outside Box

This little box has WOW written all over it.

Totally Awesome, the Inside-Outside Box consist of 2 boxes that fit together like a puzzle. There is 1 inside box and 1 outside box.

Are you ready to amaze your family and friends with this unique gift box? Let them be amazed. Let them stare and try and figure it out.

This is a fun and easy box that goes together quickly. You are going to love it.

Let’s get started.

Inside Box Assembly

The Inside Box is pretty much your basic box, but with a locking bottom. I love the locking bottom boxes because they are much stronger than the regular flapped closures. This is actually my preferred box closure and I will put it in the designs when possible.

Closing the Locking Bottom

Closing the Lock Bottom can be a little fiddly, but it is worth it. Follow these steps and you will be fine.

Start by closing first tab down, see picture below.

Then you will want o fold in the 2nd set of tab. These tabs will fit under the first tab.

Take your time, remember, it is worth it.

Those 2 tabs fit perfectly. There won’t be a lot of wiggle room left.

This is what it will look like when the tabs are tucked under.

Then all you have left to do is tuck the final tab in the slot.

You got this!

This is what it will look like when the locking box bottom is closed.

Outside Box Assembly

The Outside Box Assembly is very easy.

Just like a regular box assembly, put the side together first. Take time to make sure you everything aligned. I didn’t have any problems getting the box aligned. But I did take my time and I did double check the top and bottom alignment.

Once the sides are put together, it is time for the bottom of the box.

Notice that there is a slotted tab on the bottom. You can use this if you like. I thought it added some character to the box.

Once I secured the tab, I added a dab of glue. I did this because as I was closing the bottom of the box, the tab bent and wanted to stay bent. Okay, so I added a dab of glue and that was the end of the bent tab issue.

The Magic Begins

Now that the Outside Box is assembled, it is time to put the Inside Box inside.

Just fold back the top flaps of the Outside Box, and the Inside Box slides right in, see pictures below.

Nesting the Boxes

Supplies Used

The Designer Series Papers used to make these boxes is called Woven Threads by Stampin’ Up.

I bought these papers from the clearance section. I love the Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up not just because there is such a variety of colors and designs, but because there are so many coordinates that go with the papers. There are matching inks and markers. There are matching ribbons and embellishments.

I am glad to be a part of the Stampin’ Up family.

You will find the links for Stampin’ Up at the end of this tutorial.

Materials used for the Inside-Outside box were from the Woven Threads Collection. Woven Threads is a Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up.


My favorite glue is Tombow. I use the Tombow Mono Liquid Glue for all of my boxes.

You can find the Tombow Liquid Glue in my store, along with many other Tombow Products.

Where can I get this file?

You can download this file from my shop at Creative Fabrica.

Here is the link.

Inside-Outside Box

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Happy Crafting !!

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