I have another tutorial for you tonight!! The cost for me was $1.50. That's it for a beautiful gift, and my Grandmother loved it. So get a sheet of CS and some scrap patterned paper.
Your CS should be 8.5 X 11. On the short way, score it at 2, 4, 6, and 8. Yep, it is a 2-4-6-8 box, but with a twist. Then turn your CS and score it at 2 inches. I used my Scor-Pal from All That Scraps.
Fold on all the score lines, and then cut the bottom 2 inches on the 3 score lines, and cut the little tab off, as shown in the first picture. Then, flip to the other side and cut off 2 inches, going all the way to the last score line, starting on the side of the smallest flap. The top should look like the picture on the left.
At this point, I used the scallop edge punch on that flap.
Adding your sticky strip to the 1/2 inch flap, adhere the box together, folding in the bottom flap. The top needs to be folded in like the second picture. The long flap standing should be at the back of the box.
Adhere the scrap DP (it only needs to be 1 7/8 wide) to the font and back of the box. I only put enough on the back to cover to the fold line on the flap, that way it would stay white. Then, fold it shut and punch your holes with the biggest one on the crop-a-dile (you are going through 5 layers).
This is the $1.50 gift that I got, and I matched the DP to the bottle, so it looks like it all came together! Put it inside, and weave the ribbon through starting at the back, as pictured. Here is the finished gift box.
Fold the flap down, and pull the ribbon through the front, tying it in a bow. You could add a tag to the front, but I didn't have enough time. I made this about 15 minutes before I was to leave for my first family gathering of the year. So that shows how long it takes to make, considering I took pictures at all the steps. That means not really any time at all, to make a cute gift for $1.50. Run to Michael's to make sure you get yours!
Have fun and happy stamping!!