I wanted to create a 3 1/2 box with a separate lid to put 3 x 3 notecards in as a gift for my neighbor, who is moving soon.
I searched around, never finding exactly what I wanted, so using another box template that was the right idea, but the wrong size, I experimented a bit and came up with my own, that I thought I'd share with whoever wants it. For the box part, you will need a 7.5" x 7.5" piece of cardstock or sturdy paper; the lid needs a piece of cardstock or sturdy paper
5 5/8" x 5 5/8".
I like this box, because the walls are doubled, which makes it very neat and sturdy.
For the box, score at 1" and 2" from the left side; turn a quarter turn and score again at 1" and 2". Continue until all four sides are scored. Following my diagram, cut out the portions in red. Cut along the blue line in the direction indicated. For the flaps, cut a snippet out of each corner as shown by the dotted green lines. Make sure you fold and crease all lines before gluing down for the crispest box. I experimented with zip glue and atg adhesive and found my atg adhesive worked best, but your mileage may vary. Be sure to put some adhesive on flaps
The lid to the box is made the same way, only scoring at 1/2" and 1" all the way around.. It is designed so the center is actually 3 5/8", so it is just a tiny bit bigger than the box, so it fits nicely.
"A" is from Plantin Schoolbook cut at 1 3/4"
Flourish is from Elegant Cakes cut at 2 1/4"
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink twill in Fine Linen
Ink is Close to My Heart in Cranberry