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.

Made this over the week-end. Super easy and fabulous for little treats
Mette  |  Mon Sep 17, 2012 at 4:42 AM
What a darling project. Thank you for sharing step by step directions and the "bonus video"!
It is obvious that you have a good deal of experience and talent as an instructor.
Sharon Turner  |  Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Hi there,

Thanks a lot for sharing! The box is great! Could you please tell me the final dimensions of the box? I'd like to get an idea of how big it is once it is made.

Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.
Cocotte  |  Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 2:59 AM
Hi Cocotte,

Here are the box dimensions:
width: 2"
length: 3"
height: 5"
beate  |  Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 5:12 AM
love this, will give it a go!!!
Jasmine Patrick  |  Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 1:04 AM
Thank You this is perfect for little treats
Tahnaykay Sweetland  |  Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Hi jenn-which paper trimmer are you using for this project? Thanks for your great videos.
Liz Bowles  |  Thu Aug 1, 2013 at 10:09 PM
I love this. Wish I had a roll stamp like used here. Never seen anything like it in South Africa. Could use this for so many things - little thank you cards, candies, bath salts - the mind runs with possibilities. Thanks for sharing.
Sheryl Venter  |  Tue Jun 2, 2015 at 3:40 AM
Love this! In scoring, you do the 2-5-7-10 & then how far do you turn the card for scoring the 2 & 7". Is it the top & bottom of the paper?
dolores  |  Sat Jan 28, 2017 at 8:53 AM
This has been my "go-to" box for years now and I love it. I am currently teaching a craft class to some of our clients and they absolutely love these things. Especially when I told them we would be putting candy in them! Thank you so much!
Judy  |  Wed Aug 1, 2018 at 8:11 AM

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