Fabricate Friday – Gate Fold Top Box

Hello everyone.  I hope you have your craft on this weekend.  This is a super pretty and elegant project I have to share with you today.  I hope you enjoy it.

Please note here…I have corrected the measurements and double checked them with a ruler and everything is accurate.  Previously I had a brain fart and I had swapped some numbers (I believe I have told you that I am not great with fractions??? now you know it’s true).  Anyway, perhaps my wording was in bad English as well so I tried to add notes to the details below.  If you have any questions please reach out to me.  I will try my best to try to figure it out in a short amount of time.

Thank you to Kathy a follower, who caught my mistakes.  I appreciate the help.  This box was a doozie.


Product List

Simply Scored

Bone Folder

Paper Snips Scissors

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper

Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Silicone Craft Sheet

Stampin' Dimensionals

Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

The Details:

  • Bottom Box Card stock sizing:  8 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches.

Scoring on the long side at 1 1/2 and 7 inches, and the short side at 1 1/2 and 5 3/4 inches. (or 1 1/2 on all 4 sides).

Bottom layer 4 1/4 by 5 5/8 inches. This piece is for looks and stability on the very bottom or underneath of the box to hide the tabs from the other cardstock…makes it pretty.

  • Gate tops: 2 pieces of cardstock sized at :  7 3/8 by 5 3/8 inches.

Scoring on 3 sides only… the long side at 1 1/2 and 5 7/8 inches, the short side at 1 and 2 1/2 inches.  Note: the one inch tab adheres to the bottom of the box and creates a hinge for the box.

Patterned Paper sizing & mats:

  • On the very top:  Mat – 2 3/8 by 3 5/8 inches.  Whisper White card sized 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches.
  • Long Sides:  2 pieces for mats sized at 1 1/4 by 4 1/8 inches.   2 pieces of DSP sized at 1 1/8 by 4 inches.
  • Short Sides: 4 pieces for mats sized at 1 1/4 by 2 3/4 inches.  4 pieces of DSP sized at 1 1/8 by 2 5/8 inches.
  • Tops:  2 pieces for mats sized at 4 1/8 by 2 3/4. 2 pieces of DSP sized at 4 by 2 5/8 inches. Note:  When adhering the top mats/papers to the gate box tops…I pushed the mats to the very edge of the free side.  Which means the that there was only 3 sides that have a border and the opening or the free edge does not show the box…it was flush.   If you want borders on all four sides you will have to reduce your mat and patterned papers differently than I did.








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