Scor-Pal Octagon Box

Hi Everyone,

I am totally excited to be with you over the next few months as a Guest Designer for Scor-Pal.  I am a HUGE fan of all of their products and if I have to pick the one thing in my craft room that I could not possibly do without it, would be my Scor-Pal!

I want to start by introducing myself, my name is Joann and I still consider myself fairly new in the crafting world but I absolutely ADORE all things paper and glue!  I dream that someday I might be able to retire from my full-time job to my craft room.  Hey, it’s an ambitious dream but a girl has to dream, right?

Well enough about me… Today,  I want to share with you a fun little box to make.  There are thousands of boxes out there and I got the idea for this one mainly as I looking to make a box with something other than a traditional shape but still keeping it fairly simple to make.


and here it is open


To make this fun little box follow these simple steps:

For the base (you will need 2 of these)

Cut a piece of card stock 8 ½ x 6 inches and score on the long side at 2,  4, 6 and 8.  Then flip on the short edge and score at ½ inch.


For the top (you need 2 of these)

Cut a piece of card stock 9 x 2 ½ inches and score on the long side at 2 1/8, 4 ¼, 6 3/8 and 8 ½ inches.  Then flip on the short edge and score at ½ inch.


To trim the base I cut 8 rectangles 1 ¾ x 5 ¼ inches and if desired you can repeated the same with a different DP for the inside.  I did both.

Attach all the DP paper to both sides of the base before assembling since it is much easier to do so now.

Fold on all the score lines and use your boning tool to get a nice sharp line.

Cut the score marks on the long ½ inch flaps since these will be glued to the top and bottom of the box.

Attaching the ½ inch short flaps to the opposite side of the other piece of base to form the base of the box and repeat for the 2 top pieces

To make the box easier to shape, I cut two – 5 inch Octagon’s to use as the top and bottom of the box.

For the handle cut a strip of paper 1 inch wide and cut it to the desired length for the shape of the handle you like.

I hope you enjoyed this fun little tutorial as much I liked making it.  I hope you can come back and visit again soon!

joann sig

About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

12 responses »

  1. Love this box and how you have decorated it . The instructions on how you made it are so easy to follow and I think I may try one . Congrats. on being a guest designer for Scor-Pal sure you will serve them well .
    Hugs Marilyn


  2. Absolutely love your box Joann. Such a lovely shape and so pretty. Judy x


  3. This is just beautiful. Love this type of creation & how easy you make it look. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs, Janie


  4. what a pretty box that would be so great for a mothers day gift. thanks for sharing God Bless.


  5. what kind do you used Heavy cardstock this project.


  6. Oh Wow that is just Gorgeous, Congrats on showing your gorgeous creations through scor-pal! Love the papers you used and such a pretty shape!


  7. THANK YOU, Joanne, for sharing your beautiful project! I saw it on your recent HC blog post and had to come and thank you for the tutorial! crafty hugs, de {Creative Smiles}


  8. How did you cut the 5″ octogon shapes to keep the shape


  9. Hi Joann! This is the first time I’ve seen your work and I just love the octagon box. I will definitely be trying it out later today.

    Two things………Turn your dream into a plan and get at ‘er
    I lived in the Maritimes way too long ago. My dad was stationed at Base Gagetown and we got to see lots of the area. The last time I was in Halifax was the summer of 1982 so I expect it has change at least a little since then…..Maritimers don’t believe in speedy 🙂


  10. très belle boite, merci



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