I would first cut the bottom of the box. When cutting the lid, first cut the underside (side without the engraving). Once this side is done, cut the tabs to remove it BUT leave the surrounding piece of stock in place. Once you remove the lid, flip it over and secure it back in the hole from which you took it. I use double sided tape for this and it works very well. The engraving doesn't go that deep so the tape holds well enough.If you make this project I would love to see it on IG.