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!

Questions and Comments

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

Hi Jessie,
Sorry you are having trouble with the tutorial.

In Step 4, you have to cut off all 2" pieces but the one next to the glue tab. That will be your fold over lid.
Beate  |  Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 4:11 AM
For those having trouble, I think you may be making the same mistake I did. When you turn your paper to score the second time, make sure your 2" score is on the end with the small flap on the left. I hope that made sense. I had to play around with it because my first one was scored starting on the wrong end. Because you end up with a 2" section and a 3" section, it's important that they go on the correct ends. I hope this helps some of y'all.
Dawn Murphy  |  Fri Jun 4, 2010 at 10:39 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate all the help I can get.
Bonnie  |  Fri Jun 4, 2010 at 2:24 PM
OK, I admit I've been spoiled, but is there a video version of this? It really helps me to "see" the directions more completely.

Lisa  |  Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 4:17 PM
I can't wait to try this project!!
Katrina  |  Fri Jun 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM
Would this work with a piece of 12X12 cardstock? I have made this box and it's too small for what I want it for, what would the measurments for the score lines on a 12X12?
Linda  |  Thu Sep 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM
The folding part of the tutorial is great, as well as where to score. But, for me, all the in between instructions on cutting are greek. There is one photo for several steps. I am more "visual" when learning and would love to see the cutting, flaps, etc, done on video. Just a thought. Thanks for taking the time to share this with us!
Ruby Taylor  |  Wed Oct 13, 2010 at 7:29 AM
Cute, cute, cute.
Bambi Pro  |  Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 2:53 PM
Just ran across this box and it was perfect for two gifts I needed to give today. Quick and easy to make with the the instructions given. Thanks so much!
Caroline  |  Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM
Hi - I tried 3 times and still couldn't get it. I obviously need help with written instructions! I too benefit from video tutorials - is there one anywhere?
Love the idea though. I might have to get my husband to help!!!
Wanda Wright  |  Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM
WOW! I made this, and it is AMAZING!! I really need to visit the Resources section more often!
gotthebug818  |  Sat Apr 9, 2011 at 6:47 AM
This was so easy and yet so pretty, not to forget it's economical. It can be decorated for boys too, and it seems hard to find projects appropriate for boys. Thank you for sharing this project.
Susana  |  Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 12:21 PM
Hi! I featured you beautiful tutorial on my blog!
Sara  |  Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 6:58 PM
Darling little box. Tried it and had good results.
Ada Fry  |  Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 2:33 PM
What is the boxes bottom size? I am guessing 2 inches by something, but I was just wondering before I make it for cookies.
Jessica M.  |  Sat Dec 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM
I love this idea, however I do not have a paper trimmer with scoring blade. Is there a way to do this without one?
Dawni  |  Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 6:48 PM
Just discovered this great little box.
My Girl Scouts are using this for making Cocoa/Tea and Cookie packs for an event with a Senior Center.
The box is just the right size for a packet of cocoa or a bag of tea with a couple of cookies (in baggies).
Thank you!
Jeanette  |  Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 8:49 AM
Hello, I live this box but I need one a bit larger to fit a pair of knitted baby booties. Do you know what size paper I would need and how to cut it? I only need it to be about an inch or so bigger on the sides.
Rebecca  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 12:39 AM

To make it a 3" x 4" box you will need to score at 3", 7", 10" and 14". So you would need 15" wide paper.
Beate  |  Thu May 31, 2012 at 7:13 AM
Love this little box. Can't wait to try it out.
Susan  |  Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

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