Monday, August 16, 2010

2-4-6-8 gift box

Hi, Kathy here. I'm going to show you one of my favorite packaging items to make. I first made one of these 2-4-6-8 boxes at a stamp camp about eight years ago. It's named for it's equal 2 inch sides, but you can make the sides any width, as long as all four are the same you will end up with a square shape. I've been putting them together ever since for easy gift packaging. I'll show you how I did this one.I cut my card stock to 8.5 x 10.5. Then I scored it along the long side at 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 inches. I turned the card stock and scored one of the short sides at 2.5. Then you snip the scores along the short side (from the edge into the first score line).
Fold along all score lines. Apply a strong adhesive to the bottom squares and along the .5 inch edge. Fold up the box and tape together.Here is what the undecorated box will look like. I squeezed in the sides a bit to bring the top together.
Now the fun part! I decorated my box with some striped paper and Rubber Romance Judy (the atc sized one). I colored her with copics and cut and mounted her with some nesties.
I used a scrap of yellow card stock to make the topper. I punched a decorative edge along the bottom. Then I put it over the box and punched holes through all the layers with a crop-a-dile. Tied a bow and done!
Here is a look at the completed box again. I think it makes a cute little gift or party favor presentation.

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great day!

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