Essentials Kit in a Box

Today's project is an Essentials Kit in a Box!

Here's what the box looks like:

Here's a closer look at the top of the box:

And here's a closer look at the compartments:

Wouldn't this be an amazing box for teachers, daycare workers, healthcare professionals, first responders, delivery people… and I could go on and on! Everybody needs these essentials! And what a great little random act of kindness!

Without further ado, here's my video tutorial:

I worked hard at the measurements to ensure this box could be created with one sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card stock, so here's the cutting template:

And here's the template for the box:

If you give this project a try, please share it on social media with the hashtag #paperpixie and I'll check it out! Or you can always email a picture of your project to me – I love seeing your creations!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Today's a big day in Stampin' Up! world – there are lots of new goodies that you can purchase or earn for free through March 31! I'll create a separate blog post with those details! Have a wonderful & blessed day!


  • Night of Navy cardstock for box: 6-3/8″ x 8″
    • Score along the 6-3/8″ side at 1″ and 5-3/8″
    • Score along the 8″ side at 1″, 3-1/2″, 4-1/2″, and 7″
  • Night of Navy cardstock for Insert #1: 2-3/8″ x 6″
    • Score along the 6″ side at 2-5/8″, 3-1/2″, and 4-3/8″
  • Night of Navy cardstock for Insert #2: 2-1/2″ x 4-1/8″
    • Score along the 4-1/8″ side at 3/4″, 1-5/8″, and 2-1/2″
  • Needlepoint Nook DSP – 2-3/8″ x 4-1/4″


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14 thoughts on “Essentials Kit in a Box”

  1. Love this for a winter pick-me-up for a friend. I’m sure you already know this but w/o the inserts, the box is perfect for a purse pack of tissues as well. I made both versions and stacked them with your ribbon belly band. Thanks ever so much for the inspo.

  2. Love your box! Great idea! Where do you purchases the plastic sleeves for your 5 x 7 magnetic sheets? I’ve looked on Amazon and can’t them but I have 12 x 12 for my DSP.

  3. Julie, you make the cutest, “funnest” little boxes, containers, etc!! Just LOVE this one ! You are sooooo talented!. Always enjoy your posts.

  4. Ohh!! I’m in love with this little box, I’m in total awe at your creativity Julie.
    What a wonderful gift for teachers, coaches, co-workers, your hairdresser, your helpful neighbor.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  5. I am a new stampin up demonstrator and was recently introduced to your videos, blog and page. This little box is so cute and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for posting it.

  6. Hi Julie. I’ve had this project saved for a while and finally made one yesterday. While shopping today, I bought the items to go in it but the tiny hand sanitizer I got doesn’t fit. Where can I find the smaller rounded one you used for the demo?
    I just love your projects. Planning early for Easter and birthdays this year.


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