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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Happy 50th Birthday

Hi and welcome to Chocolate Sunday!! I decide to make a 2,4,6,8 box to celebrate Jason's Mom turning 50 this year! Instead of closing the box I left it open and made a box top for it. It is filled with Hershey Kisses New flavor Vanilla Cream MMMMM......! So how did I make this! Here are some detailed instructions.

The 2,4,6,8 box was made from a window sheet

2,4,6,8 Box instructions

1. Cut a sheet of card stock to 8 1/2" x 7 1/2".

2. Stamp sheet as desired. Or use a window sheet like I did.

3. Insert scoring blade on paper cutter. Score at 2", 4", 6" and 8" along the 8 1/2" length side of card stock piece. You will have a 1/2" section left over.

4. Turn card stock piece 90 degrees, and score entire length of card stock at the 2" mark. (Your scoring blade will travel 8-1/2" down.

5. Look at your scored card stock piece. Take scissors and trim off the 2" x 1/2" section (not the 5 1/2" x 1/2" section). *Note: The 5 1/2" x 2" sections are the box and the 2" x 2" sections are the box bottom.

6. Cut each 2" score mark along the 8 1/2" side. (You will be making three straight cuts, each along the 2" score marks). Do not cut beyond the long score mark running the length of the 8 1/2" side.

7. Fold along all score marks.

8. Place a section of sticky strip tape along the 5 1/2" x 1/2" flap on the decorated/stamped side. Seal the top part of the box closed.

9. Fold up the four 2" x 2" pieces; this is the bottom of your box. Use a sticky strip on the last 2" x 2" piece to seal the bottom of the box.

For the box top and bottom

1. Cut a piece of card stock to 8 1/2" by 3 1/2"

2. Score on the 8 1/2" side at 2",4",6" and 8" leaving a 1/2" tab.

3. Turn 90 degrees and score 1" this will be your scalloped edge.

4. Turn 180 degrees and score 1/2".

5. Cut off 1/2" tabs on all but one panel.

6. Remove one of the 2" by 2" panels

7. Fold scores and dry assemble box top.

8. Add sticky strip to 1/2" tabs and attach.

9. Repeat for bottom.

Top 10 Reasons why Chocolate is Better than Sex:

When you have chocolate it does not keep you neighbors awake.
You are never too young or too old for chocolate.
Good chocolate is not hard to find.
With chocolate there's no need to fake it.
You can ask a stranger for chocolate without getting your face slapped.
You can have chocolate on top of your desk during office hours without upsetting your co-workers.
The word "commitment" doesn't scare off chocolate.
You can make chocolate last as long as you want it to.
You can safely have chocolate while you are driving.
You can GET chocolate.

Supplies: Unknown Number stamps, Brushed Gold, and VV card stock Window Sheet , Versa Mark, Embossing powder, Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Bow, Corner rounder punch.

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Blogger kathy said...

thanks for the directions...You do a great job but some of us(me) need help

April 21, 2007 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Leslie Springer said...

You are tooooo FUNNY! Thanks for the laugh!

April 22, 2007 2:06 AM  
Blogger Bonnie Weiss said...

I love your "chocolate philosophy". It sure works for me.
The chocolate box is so pretty and I'm sure it will be well-received!

April 22, 2007 4:41 AM  
Blogger Lois Michael said...

This is such a good idea! Thanks. I love your chocolate musings....too funny.

April 22, 2007 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Peggy Maier said...

Love those tutorials! We "visual" people sure need them. (Thanks for the laugh, too)

April 23, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger jmniffer said...

I love the idea of a 2,4,6 8 box made from acetate. I hadn't seen this done before and it looks great. Thanks for the tutorial; it makes creating it myself possible!

April 24, 2007 11:40 AM  

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