At the request of Kim R.--Enjoy this QUICK project!
2-5-7-10 Boxes are SO simple! They get their name from the scoring lines on an 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock, and they really take about five minutes to stamp and assemble. I used Lovely Lilac CS and ink, Whisper White Craft ink and narrow Grosgrain, and the versatile and cute new Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.
The instructions below are for a box that ties shut, but you can also use a self-adhesive Velcro tab to close it. The final picture is two more versions of this box, one that would be cute for your son's sports team and a pink and rose one made by my upline Patti, which would be SO cute at a shower!
The BEST PART about these boxes is that they are large enough to really hold something--so many paper boxes are tiny and only hold a single candy. These are actually big enough to put a 10-cup coffee sampler in them, which is usually what I give out. Caffeine Fiend, that's me!
Instructions for Flight of the Butterfly 2-5-7-10 Box
1. Score a sheet of Lovely Lilac cardstock at 2,5,7 and 10 inches. Flip and score at 1.5 from one side and 2 inches from the other.
2. Trim on score lines as indicated, leaving one of the largest flaps on for the top closure.
3. BEFORE adhering box, stamp as desired with the Flight of the Butterfly set and Lovely Lilac and Craft White inks.
4. Add a saying to what will be the box front if desired, making sure it will not be covered by the flap when closed.
5. Adhere the bottom and side of the box using Sticky Strip.
6. Scallop punch the flap that will hold the box shut once you have pinched the sides together.
7. Punch out a tag using the Scallop Square punch and stamp as desired. Using the Crop A Dile, punch a hole and set an eyelet in one corner of the tag.
8. Holding the box shut, punch through the two layers of the side and the lid at the same time to make a hole through which you will thread the Whisper White grosgrain ribbon.
9. Using the Crop A Dile on the JUMBO setting, emboss a dot in the center of each scallop along the border and on the corners of the Scallop Square tag. PRACTICE on scratch CS first!
10. Attach tag by threading onto the ribbon before you tie the box shut.
Thanks for posting such great instructions. I've seen these before but have never made one, after seeing yours (love the pink one!) I'm going to give it a try. Thanks!
Posted by: Carol Matthews | 09/05/2008 at 09:08 PM
cute boxes. Would you believe just the other I made my very first one of these! TFS
Posted by: hope | 09/06/2008 at 11:46 AM
These are so cute!! They are useful too, which makes them even better. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions. I can't wait to try one!
Posted by: Traci Gentry | 09/06/2008 at 07:18 PM
So cute! Would you believe that I'm using this model as the 3d project for my 3 clubs? I love making them and I hope my clubs do too. Have a great weekend.
Posted by: Brandi Wiggins | 09/07/2008 at 12:29 AM
These are super cute!
Posted by: Latisha | 09/09/2008 at 02:13 PM