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Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Box with Flap--Review and Modification

Updated on August 14, 2013

I owe the Sizzix BigKick (the periwinkle machine) and so far think it has proven to be quite useful. I bought a few box die templates because I wanted a box options for gift giving and donations. However, when I received the Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Box w/Flap (2 5/8" x 3 3/4" x 7/8"), I realized that it looked too much like a crayon box. Further, I tried it with regular cardboard and it did not crease. The only explanation is that my cardboard must not be thick enough. So, I decided to make it work anyways, my way. I was so pleased that I decided to share it on Hubpages.

Tools You Will Need

6 inch ribbon

a bead

12" x 6" cardboard

12" x 12" gift wrap


small hole puncher




Sizzix BigKick or BigShot Machine

"Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die, Box with Flap" die cut


1. Measure the front side and crease it at 2 3/8".

2. Since my cut-out did not score, I divided the size into thirds and creased it.

3. Trim off the sides to 2 3/8".

4. I eyeballed where the creases to the flap and fold.

5. At the 2 3/8" mark from the back side, cut across.

6. Slide the flap to fit and then staple on both sides; also staple the sides to close the box.

7. Fold the bottom flap, tuck in, and tape.

8. Trace decorative wrapping paper, cut, and glue.

9. For the bottom, just tape it closed like gift wrap.

10. Punch a hole on the flap and also on the corresponding front side.

11. Cut a ribbon and loop a bead into it.

12. Pull the two ends of the ribbon through the hole on the front side.

13. Wrap a small gift such as earrings and tuck inside the box.

14. Pull the two ends of the ribbon through the flap and then tie a bow. Voila!

Last Words

The box now reminds me of a gum box, but the new gum boxes have not been around as long as the crayon boxes. The crayon box is still useful for longer objects, but if you want a smaller box, this is how you can do it.

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    • formosangirl profile image

      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Teaches12345, thanks for your comment. The setup (machine and cutting pads) adds to the initial cost, and then you have to buy the die cut templates. Most schools and non-profit organizations have one of these machines, and they have discounts for schools. As for me, I am a lefty who can only use righthand scissors, and I cannot make intricate cuts or cut thick surfaces for a long time. If you have a lot of shapes to cut out, it is definitely handy. I ordered this template when it was being cleared. I don't think the manufacturer offers this template anymore, although other places are still charging full-price for it. With anything, one has to think twice about returning a product (postage and re-stocking fee).

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      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      WD Curry 111, thanks for your comment. I am old enough to remember one of those mimeograph machines while I was in elementary school. It's the same concept, you push the die cut through, and there is no cylinder.

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      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      RNMSN, thanks for your comment. What a great idea using Pellon, and it would be a lot more durable.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This makes some really pretty boxes. It would be well worth the investment. Love your creations!

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      I wish I knew about this when I was a vocational instructor. This would have been perfect for one of my old classes.

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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      this is the first time I have heard of such a machine...I love the box pattern though and I bet you could make a cool box out of material and interfacing (pellon) using that pattern!

      the box is very pretty and I love the embellishments you added! very creative way of solving a potential problem.