Sizzix Inspiration | Gift Box Jan Hobbins

Hi everyone!  Jan here today with a last minute Sizzix gift inspiration.  This would be a great hostess, thank you, teacher, or just a last minute, gift.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gift Box Jan Hobbins

These small Sizzix Fortune Cookie Boxes are perfect for sprucing up an empty take-out gift box.  The Fortune Cookie Bigz die is from the Where Women Cook designs and cuts thick materials, including cardstock, chipboard, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, metallic foil, and paper.  I chose glitter and foil cardstock. After assembling the box, there's a little opening left so you can fill your cookie with treats.  I chose to cut out a long strip with a "fortune" or well wishes printed on it and insert the one end in my fortune cookie.  A thin piece of velvet ribbon was threaded through the top of  one of the fortune cookies (knotted inside) and joined to the other cookie, threading it through and knotting the end on the inside.  The embossed "luck" is included on the Bigz die.  I tied on a ribbon bow, attaching the middle of the thin velvet ribbon, so the fortune cookies hang down.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gift Box Jan Hobbins

Your gift box can be filled with baking, treats, gift cards, or even fortune cookies, but I also decided to add in a mini recipe box.  I used the Where Women Cook Mini Recipe Box & Cards Thinlits set.  I die-cut the box using my Magnetic Platform, and Core-dinations Red Kraft cardstock, then embossed it with Sizzix's Tim Holtz Beaded Garland and Snowflakes Texture Fade Set, I lightly sanded the embossed pattern.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gift Box Jan Hobbins

The recipe cards were cut out with kraft cardstock.  These cards are small, so I printed the recipes out just slightly narrower than the cards and folded the long printed strips accordion style, then using the cards as a front and back.  I adhered a picture of the recipe on the front card.  I added a small thin magnet to the flap and front of my recipe box.

Sizzix Inspiration | Gift Box Jan Hobbins

These little favour boxes are  easy to assemble, but if you need further instructions, a downloadable PDF is available for each die on the Sizzix website.  I recommend using a hot glue gun for the fortune cookies, they will hold together better, especially if you are filling them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,


Sizzix Die Cutting Supplies

Other Supplies Used:

  • Gold Foil
  • Glitter
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Core-dinations
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Take-out box container
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun
  • Adhesive
  • Printed recipes
  • Basic Grey thin small magnet

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