2-5-7-10 Box

by Jenn Balcer

Create party favors with just one sheet of cardstock, some scored lines, and some adhesive.


  • 8 1/2" x 11" Sheet Colored Cardstock
  • Cardstock scraps for front of box
  • Corner Rounder Punch or decorative scissors
  • 1/8" handheld circle punch
  • Paper trimmer with scoring blade
  • Scissors
  • Sticky Strip™
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps, Ink, Ribbon


  1. Step 1

    Position cardstock lengthwise. Using scoring blade on paper trimmer, score cardstock at 2", 5", 7", and 10".

  2. Step 2

    Turn cardstock, and score at 2" and 7".

  3. Step 3

    Stamp scored cardstock as desired.

  4. Step 4

    Hold cardstock horizontally with the 2" section at the top.
    Use scissors to cut off all but one 2" tall section from the top of the cardstock as shown. This will be the flap closure for the box.

    Cut the narrow piece at an angle to create tab for adhesive.

    Make vertical cuts at the bottom to create 1 1/2" tall flaps, and cut off the narrow piece. This will be the bottom of the box.

  5. Step 5

    Remove guide from corner rounder and punch along 2" flap to create a scalloped edge on box flap, making sure to line punch up so that scallops connect. Or, use scalloped scissors for a faster decorative edge.

  6. Step 6

    Use a bone folder or other straight edge to sharply crease all scored lines to shape box.

    Apply Sticky Strip™ close to side tab's score line.

    Remove red liner, and carefully construct box.

  7. Step 7

    Fold small flaps toward center of box, and large flaps over small flaps.

    Apply Sticky Strip to outside edge of large flap under what will be the box front.

    Remove red liner, and apply pressure to finish bottom of box.

  8. Step 8

    Line up front of box with back of box at top and pinch together. Release.

  9. Punch two holes in flap with 1/8" handheld punch.

  10. Step 9

    Pull flap down to close box, and use a pen to mark where holes were punched.

    Use 1/8" handheld punch to punch holes at markings.

  11. Step 10

    Thread ribbon through holes on box. Center ribbon.

    Use 1/8" handheld punch to punch holes at markings.

  12. Step 11

    To close box, thread ribbon through holes punched through flap.

    Pull to tighten, and tie bow.

  13. Step 12

    Stamp scrap cardstock (here, the largest layer is 2 3/4" square), embellish, and adhere to box front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

    Enjoy filling and giving!


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for 2-5-7-10 Box. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Thaks for the great tutorial. These would make such cute Valentine's Day treat boxes for my DD's preschool class!
mastamper  |  Wed Jan 16, 2008 at 11:33 AM
I love the butterfly stamp.Where can you get it.
Sandy  |  Thu Jan 17, 2008 at 8:58 AM
That was easy and fun to make. Thanks
Angee  |  Wed Jan 23, 2008 at 10:34 PM
Thank you so much. I was looking for something like this that wouldn't be too complicated. I really enjoyed making these and I'm sure I will make them again. They will come in handy for many occasions and they are so pretty.
Sarah  |  Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM
Love this idea! Perfect for our communion party coming up. I have 1 question, i noticed that the flap is scallop was that made by scissors or punch? If it was a punch where can i get it?
judy  |  Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 8:35 AM
The scallop edge was made with the corner rounder from Stampin' Up!, shown in the Step 5 picture.
For step by step instructions on how to make the scallop border with this punch, check here
beate  |  Thu Jan 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM
Great tutorial, I love this package.
Carol  |  Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 8:26 PM
This is Great - I'm always looking for cute patterns for my club members - to keep them motivated... this will work out great - not to mention it could be good for weddings favours.
Pam Foster  |  Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 7:13 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this!
Jo  |  Fri Feb 29, 2008 at 11:00 AM
Thanks for this tutorial. It really was quick, after I finally read the instructions right LOL. As they say the 3rd times the charm. Will definitely make this again, maybe for my DD upcoming wedding.
Debbie  |  Sun Mar 9, 2008 at 7:06 PM
Oh! que bonito, voy a intentar hacer algo parecido, gracias por el tutorial.
Monika  |  Fri May 2, 2008 at 10:13 AM
Muy Lindo! My son wants a Guatemalan Fiesta for his birthday party. I could do these is vibrant colors for the kids.
Michelle NH  |  Wed May 14, 2008 at 7:15 AM
ooh, perfect for my spring piano recital! And i just bought some adoreable music note ribbon...
lisabeepianolovin  |  Mon May 19, 2008 at 3:01 PM
Nice, easy and beautiful. Great project to teach on are seminar. Keep the go work.
Magie-Anne  |  Thu Jun 5, 2008 at 1:29 AM
I just finished doing several of the boxes. I stamped the front card with Sharing is our cup of tea, two teacups on the stamp and put a package of spiced tea in the boxes. Too cute!!! Thanks
Martha  |  Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 8:48 AM
I really love this box, its really easy and cool. Also I was wondering, how do you submit a tutorial?
Tamara  |  Sat Aug 2, 2008 at 10:44 AM
Here's a neat way to make a similar little bag.
Use an envelop, seal shut.
Score each side 1 1/2 inches -reverse fold in on each side. Take a piece of cardscore the size of the envelope fold in half.
Punch holes through bag and cardstock and run ribbon through punched holes.
so easy.
Bonnie  |  Wed Sep 17, 2008 at 6:59 PM
To Sandy--The butterfly stamp is from Stampin' Up.

To Jenn--LOVE this idea!! Thanks!
Judy  |  Wed Oct 1, 2008 at 2:10 PM
Couldn't figure it out! :( Step 4, do you leave the second-to-last flap on the left? And where do you cut the slits on the bottom? I never ended up with a tab for adhesive!
Judy Walsh  |  Fri Dec 19, 2008 at 5:25 PM
thanks you very mach
Astroloji  |  Thu Apr 16, 2009 at 5:22 AM

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