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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15 thoughts on “Essentials Kit in a Box”

  1. Thank you for this perfect little box. I am making some for the flight attendants on our flight to South Africa in a few weeks. The items inside are perfect too. Love it!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


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