Friday, September 26, 2008


I saw so many variations of the Frankie project that I just had to make one! And it's one of the best, easiest things to make too - a 2-4-6-8 box. It's actually one of the first projects that I learned how to make when I became a demonstrator. First, check out Frankie:

Stamps: NONE
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Scoring Blade, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Black Marker, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

NOW - How do you make a 2-4-6-8 box? It's very simple!

2-4-6-8 BOX
8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade
Sticky Strip


Cut the 8 1/2 X 11 Cardstock in half at 5 1/2".

Turn the cardstock, so it is the long way. Score the piece at 2", 4", 6", and 8" (next two pictures).

Turn the cardstock again, and score the piece at 1 1/4".

Bend the cardstock along ALL score lines.

Snip at the score lines up to the 1 1/4" score line. (This will be the bottom of your box.)

There should be one narrow strip along your cardstock (next to your 8" score line). This is where you will apply your sticky strip (since my sticky tape has a white backing, it's hard to see here - on the right).

Peel the back off your sticky strip and stick to the inside of the opposite side to form your box (as shown below).

To form the bottom, fold in two opposite flaps.

Fold in one more flap, and put sticky strip on the last flap. SEAL.

You have your box!

With these directions, you can get two boxes out of one sheet of cardstock, HOWEVER, the beautiful thing is that you can make these boxes as tall as you want to! You could cut your cardstock to 8" X 8 1/2" and have a much taller box or 6 1/2" X 8 1/2" and have just a little bit taller box. See?

Now just decorate it and see what you can come up with! Frankie? I've seen Frankie's bride. Usually I just decorate with stamps and put butterflies or flowers on it - pretty favor boxes. If you pinch the top together, you can use the hand-held rectangle punch and punch out the sides and wrap ribbon around it. SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH THIS BOX! I could go on and on! Tell me what you've done! Send me a picture or a link to what you've done.


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