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.

Thank you for sharing - I have seen this particular technique.
Arlene  |  Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 9:48 PM
Anyone know how to easily adapt this for 8x8 cardstock? I'm not sure how to adapt the measurements to basically have a shorter box...
Allie  |  Sun May 17, 2009 at 5:36 PM
I very knowledgable when it comes to following tutorials, but this one has me completely bamboozled!!! Do you have an oral demo on www.wordpress through youtube? I am desperate to make this card
Pam Roundy  |  Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 6:18 PM
I am quite knowledgable when it comes to following tutorials, but this :"Magic Card" has me flummoxed. Do you have visual/oral instructions on youtube using www.wordpress or another one? I am desperate to make this [email protected]@@ Help!!!
PS: If you've never done a youtube tutorial, I can direct you to a fellow SCS.
Thanks!! Pa,
Pam Roundy  |  Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 6:23 PM
very exellent
thank you
bernadette  |  Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 12:03 PM
What are the finished dimensions of the box? I'm thinking of making 100 of these for wedding favors--with goodies inside, of course!
adele  |  Sat Sep 26, 2009 at 10:31 AM
Thanks for such a great Idea. I have started to make these boxes for little gifts for Christmas with a Christmas theme on the front.
bluebyou555  |  Thu Oct 15, 2009 at 9:59 PM
This project is great! As a teacher, I like to thank volunteers in my classroom. I've made them with chocolates inside to accompany thank notes and people love them! I also make them to put giftcards in, so it looks more like a "present." Now I'm making them for wedding favors for my cousin's wedding. Thanks so much for the great directions!
Kerri  |  Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 4:50 PM
This is an amazing tutorial ansd thank you so much!!!
I just wanted to know where can i find this roller stamp you used for the background.
Also can you tell me the weight of the paper?

Thanks again

Sivylla  |  Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 6:13 AM
Hi Sivylla,
The roller is called Whimsy. You can purchase it from any Stampin' Up! demonstrator or order it directly from the Stampin' Up! website.

The cardstock used in the sample is also from Stampin' Up! It is 80lb cardstock.

Hugs and smiles
Beate  |  Mon Nov 23, 2009 at 6:20 AM
Hello Beate,

Thank you so much for your fast reply. grin
You're super!!!

have a beautiful day
Sivylla  |  Tue Nov 24, 2009 at 1:43 AM
Hello again Beate,

I saw so many things at the stampin up's page i got confused. Can you tell me what items i need to have in order to use this rolling stamp ( the Whimsey)? I would really appreciate it grin

Thank you again so much!
Sivylla  |  Tue Nov 24, 2009 at 4:03 AM
Well, it seems i can't buy any of these Stampin up items because i don't live in any of the countries they sell... :-(
But thank you for your infos, i'll try the project anyway grin

Have a great day
Sivylla  |  Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 6:37 AM
I love this bag, Can you tell me please if it will fit 5 cards 6"x 4" ?
jogry  |  Sun Dec 6, 2009 at 10:22 PM
It won't fit cards that size. The bag is 3" wide and 2" deep.
beate  |  Mon Dec 7, 2009 at 5:57 AM
I love it! It was so easy and very fun to make. :D
Sierra  |  Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 7:19 PM
Thanks for sending me this box. It is much appreciated.
jogrybali  |  Mon Dec 14, 2009 at 10:17 PM
Thanks Jenn, I love it, you made it easy to follow!!
becky Connell  |  Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 2:13 PM
hermoso, dos bendiga sus manos, no hablo ingles sorry, soy colombiana y quiero ser participe de sus enseñanzas
monik  |  Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM
I can't figure this out either..the wording is funny and I end up cutting off the wrong part have tried it three different times..sigh..just can't get it!
Jessie Collins  |  Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 7:02 PM

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