Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2-4-6-8 boxes

One of my favorite things about the Stampin Up Regional in Milwaukee last weekend was the demonstration on the 2-4-6-8 boxes. They are so simple to make and can be so versatile! So I thought I would try a few of my own.

Here are the ones I came up with - a variety of sizes and uses. The basic instructions are to cut an 8 1/2 piece of card stock 2 inches longer than the height of the finished box. Score across the 8 1/2 inch length at 2 inches. Score along the height at 2, 4, 6 and 8 inches (hence the name!) Then you trim out the 2 x 1/2 inch section along the bottom - and fold to assemble.

This one had an insert to hold an Easter egg - or could take that out and fill it with jelly beans.
Card Stock - Lucky Limeade, DSP Daffodil Delight
Tools - Simply Scored, Eyelet Border punch, 1 1/4 inch circle punch (for the insert)
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments - Blossom Builders, Daffodil Delight 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon

This could be for Easter or Mother's Day (filled with chocolate of course!)
Card Stock - Lucky Limeade
Tool - Simply Scored
Embellishments - Pool Party seam binding, Blossom Builders

The one on the left had windows punched in the card stock with a layer of Window Sheet. The one on the right has a lid that is stamped with an image from Up in the Air (hostess set available until April 30) and a little butterfly added). The brad is part of a set available during Sale-a-bration (until March 31) These would have to be filled with chocolate of course.
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip patterned DSP
Embellishments - Scallop Dotted ribbon, Baker's Twine, Printed Designer Brads
Tools - Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, 1 1/4 inch circle punch, Paper Piercer

A decorated flap gives this one its unique character. The Fresh Vintage stamp set is available during Sale-a-bration. You can see some cards using that stamp set on my previous post. For some reason I think this one should be filled with some tea bags or loose tea.
Card Stock - Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
Stamp Sets - Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools - Eyelet Border punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch
Ink - Versamark, Tangerine Tango

I envision this one with some bath salts or other toiletries. The paper is retired but any of the beautiful Designer Series Papers would make lovely boxes.
Card Stock - Certainly Celery, Poppy Parade - retired DSP
Embellishment - Poppy Parade 1/2 inch stiched poly ribbon
Tools - Butterfly Punch

What ideas do you have for the 2-4-6-8 box? I would love to see them.


Queenie Jeannie said...

Seriously awesome!! I'm still very confused on how to make them though! I'm more of a visual person.

Mary Cavalier said...

I will most likely post a tutorial (photos) of the steps. You can find my tutorials blog by clicking on the link on the right hand side of the screen. I may work on that tonight (these are very addictive!)