"Christmas Brownstones"

Candy Boxes

A tutorial by Diana Crick

Copyright 2007 all rights reserved



 Cardstock 8 1/2 x 11 Gingerbread color

 Small pieces of cardstock for doors, windows etc.

 Crop-a dile (CAD)

 Embellishments, ribbon, brads, punched shapes

 Scor-Tape or Zip Dry

 SU Key Tag Punch, Punches for windows


Step 1:

With the 11" length along the top of the Scor-Pal score at 2 1/2", 5", 7 1/2" and 10".

Step 2:

With the 11" length along the side fence. score at 2 " and 7 ".

2 1/2"





Step 3:

Cut the bottom slits (1 1/2" panel)

For the top slits cut first slit on the outside edge of the score line and a second cut on the other edge of the score line. You are cutting away a very small strip of paper. Cut off the small tabs on top and bottom as shown. Angle cut the narrow panel.

Step 4:

Angle cut the two tabs to create a roof line.

If you wish to add paper as in the middle brownstone, do it at the very beginning before Step 1.

Use your CAD to punch holes where indicated. This is to close the box with a ribbon.

Step 5:

Fold your box together, glue side tab to the inside. Fold in the bottom, the last one being the one extending from the front of the box, glue. Embellish as you wish.


On the end house I decided to add siding grooves. After completing the scoring in Step 1 and 2, score between the top and bottom score lines at every half inch. Move the edge of the paper

to the 1/4" line and score again at every half inch. This creates 1/4 panels.

The windows are punched out cardstock with cellophane behind. Color a piece of white cardstock to represent lights. I used Copic Markers YR15 and Y15. The pine boughs are a punch by McGill. Vary the cuts to represent different roof lines.

I chose to make my goodie boxes as brownstones. Decorating as true Gingerbread houses

Would be adorable. Most important of all is to have fun!