Accordion Gift Box with Special Message

A few weeks ago, I had to opportunity to present at my dear friend and upline, Brian King’s Spring Stamp-Along! The presentations were centered around a “We’re Having a Party!” theme and I shared different kinds of invitations!

So, I thought I’d share one of those projects with you today! It’s an accordion gift box, which contains a special message/question for the recipient!

When you lift the lid, it reveals the following question:

“Will you be my bridesmaid?” How fun is that?!?! The box measures 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ x 1-5/8″ – an adorable size that’s perfect for surprising the recipient, because they won’t expect what’s inside! And both the box base and the lid are double-walled, so it’s a really nice, sturdy box. I got this idea from perusing Pinterest and decided to come up with my own accordion box using Stampin’ Up! products!

The accordion is a total of 7 panels – both the top and the bottom panels adhere to the box – one to the lid and one to the inside base of the box. 6 of the 7 panels can have images or readable text on them. I was able to get a 7 panel accordion from a 1-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of cardstock, scored in 1-1/2″ increments.

Here’s a closer look at how the accordion works:

This box was a lot of fun to make! I’m happy to do a video tutorial – just let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed day!


  • Box Base – 8-1/8″ x 8-1/8″
    • Scored at 1-5/8″ and 3-1/4″ on all 4 sides
  • Box Lid – 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
    • Scored at 5/8″ and 1-1/4″ on all 4 sides
  • Accordion – 1-1/2″ x 10-1/2″
    • Scored at 1-1/2″, 3″, 4-1/2″, 6″, 7-1/2″ x 9″




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19 thoughts on “Accordion Gift Box with Special Message

  1. Such a cute little box, Julie! Would make a great little Valentine, too. Yes, please…I would love to see a video!

  2. Yes, Julie, please count me in. I would love a video on this lil box. I think I would have to make my whole family one, thinking of what to put inside already.

  3. I couldn’t love this little invitation more than I already do, Julie! it was such a joy to have you present – your projects are amazing! This little box is ADORABLE!

  4. That’s adorable, Julie, super cute (in a ring-type box), I love it! How awesome to have been a presenter for Brian’s event, also! xoxo 🙂

  5. Yes, please do a video—You could put a Christmas message in this little box as well at Christmas time. I love it!

  6. What a great little gift! I’m thinking of making these for my students for the end of the year with “I-will-miss-you” and then “Have a great summer!” on the bottom panel!!

    Thank you so much for sharing! A video would be lovely.

  7. Good morning! Love all of your projects! I make most of them!
    This one I made and the lid fits on the inside of the box! What am I doing wrong!
    I think your picture shows that it should fit on the out side!
    I did check to make sure that I cut and scored right! Help!

  8. Do you have a template on how to cut the box…of course love a video put your measurements help with scoring but need little help on cutting

  9. PLEASE do a video! This box is just too cute! What a great idea!
    I can also see pictures on the panels…perhaps a tiny picture of each school year from first grade to 12th grade graduation using both sides of the 6 panels. That would be a sweet graduation keepsake.

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