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Monday, July 23, 2007

2, 4, 6, 8 Box & Instructions

I saw these cute boxes on Split Coast Stampers. They are called 2-4-6-8 boxes. I tried to find them on SCS but couldn't locate them again.

So I'll tell you how I made mine. My card stock was cut 8 1/2" x 9". Score at 2" on the 8 1/2" side. This forms the bottom flaps of the box.

Stamp your design on before or after you score, it really doesn't matter. I usually stamp after I score in the event I score wrong and have to scrap it.

Turn the card stock to the next edge and score at 2", 4", 6" & 8" (hence the name of the box!!!!). You will have a half an inch left to glue the box together. Before you glue the box together you need to snip the bottom flap pieces so you can fold them (flap over flap) and tape or glue them shut. Once you tape or glue the side and the bottom pieces you will fold the front and back top pieces towards each other. This will create a buckle in the sides, which is what you want. Notch the sides near the top and tie your ribbon on. Notching it helps the ribbon stay in place.

For the design on this one I used the Spook Skyline wheel and a round background stamp for the moon. Quick and easy!! These look like they would hold a fun size candy bar and a few pieces of other small candy. Great party favors! Imagine these with a baby, bridal or wedding motif???? Ok, I gave you some ideas, get cracking on it. Email me with your finished project and I'll be happy to post it here for you (giving you full credit). Any takers???

Thank you for stopping by,


Anonymous said...

Such a cute box - I love the moon glowing in the background!

Anonymous said...

Love it, I just may have to case it. I have seen 2, 4, 6, 8 boxes before, but his is the cutest!!

Corie said...

OOOO I was plannin on doing these for my September Stamp class. Thanks for the inspiration -- Yours are FANTASTIC

Jessica said...

Thanks for the directions! Very cute halloween box!

Diane said...

Wow! that's wonderful! Love it!