Friendship Box

Hey everyone.  Today the  designers for Scor-Pal  and May Arts are coming together in a blog hop.

Check out what everyone has been creating with their Scor-Pals and some beautiful ribbons from May Arts.

My project is a Friendship Box.

Cut blue cardstock into a 9” square.
Score at 3” and 6”.
Rotate cardstock 90 degrees and score at 3” and 6”.
Turn cardstock so that the points are at the 6” spot and score from the point to the first score line.
Repeat for each corner.
Fold on score lines, folding the corners inward.

Using a floral rollagraph wheel, roll over white cardstock with Pinkolicious Ink.

Cut floral cardstock into 5 squares – each 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”.
Ink edges with Pinkolicious Ink and adhere 4 of them to the outside base within the scored lines.

Using a wordy rollagraph wheel and Squash Ink, roll across white cardstock.

Cut cardstock into a 9” square.
Score at 3” and 6”.
Rotate cardstock 90 degrees and score at 3” and 6”.
Cut out the 4 corners, creating a "T" shape.
Cut the corner pieces on a diagonal and trim to fit the corners of the base.
Ink edges with Squash Ink and adhere with the words showing.
Using the white side of this piece, ink the edges with Squash Ink.
Trim to fit.
Add Scor-Tape to the center panel and adhere, leaving the other flaps free.

Stamp 6 assorted sentiments on white cardstock with Very Berry Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.  
Cut, ink edges and mount 5 sentiments on blue cardstock.
Add 4 sentiments to the interior white flaps.
Stamp flourish on the center flap with Squash Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
Die cut a sentiment into a circle and add to the center with foam adhesives.

To create the box top:

Cut blue cardstock 5 1/8" x 5 1/8” and score 1” around this piece.

Adhere the remaining floral panel to the center.
Cut along score line to the next scored line on each side. 
Add Scor-Tape to the smaller flaps and fold in to create the box top.

Add Scor-Tape around the edge of the box top.
Add Eyelet Trim  lace around the edge.
Clip at the corners so the ribbon lays flat.

Add Scor-Tape to the pink ribbon.

Place pink ribbon on top of the lace ribbon, pulling off the Scor-Tape in sections as you work.

Adhere the final sentiment to the box top.
Stamp a butterfly with Very Berry Ink and emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
Add dots of color to the butterfly with Smooch Ink.
Adhere to the top with foam adhesives for dimension.

Add pearls around the box to finish.

Here is today's blog order. Don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog.  I would love to know what you think!

Charlene Driggs
Lori Williams
Christina Colon
Steph Ackerman - HERE
Deedee Catron
Toni Storie
Emily Lanham
Tyra Smith
Erin Thiem
Virginia Niebel
Gini Williams Cagle

Scoring tool:  Scor-Pal
Adhesive:  Scor-Tape
Ribbon:  May Arts
Ink, Smooch, Rollagraph, Embossing Powder:  Clearsnap
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Stamps:  The Stamps of Life, Hero Arts
Dies: Sizzix
Pearls: Hero Arts



  1. Wow! Such lovely work! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  2. Quite simple yet gorgeous...!! liked it.thanks for sharing.

  3. Cute box! I really like how you trimmed the edges with the eyelet ribbon.

  4. Beautiful box Steph. Amazing work TFS!

  5. So many ideas today...I am not sure I want to go to work!

  6. Aww I love boxes, who wouldn't want one of these. Thank you for sharing, it looks easy enough for even me to make. LOL

  7. A pretty box that would hold lots of treasured pictures or memories. The lace makes it so delicate looking. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a sweet box for a friend.

  9. What a beautiful box for gift giving. I love the decor you used on it too.

  10. Love those ribbons, who can go wrong with metallic velvet? What a great little box.

  11. these boxes are so neat-can't wait to make one.

  12. such a pretty box. I need to break out my rolling stamps again - they've been collecting dust for much too long!

  13. Great Project. Love what you did with the rollagraph wheel!

  14. Beautiful gift box! Mary L Schreiber

  15. What a sweet box . thank you Steph for the great tutorial .

  16. Great project and details. Wonderful gift. Thanks so much.

  17. Very cool and the tutorial was very well done. I am so going to make one of these. Thanks so much.

  18. I make small rectangular boxes with my scorpal. Will try to move up a level to trying this.

  19. This a great box and I love the inside verses. Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing!

  20. love that pink ribbon- there is def a box theme on this hop!

  21. Beautiful box project! Great use to feature the Scor-Pal and May Arts ribbons and trim.

  22. Such an adorable box! I'd love to try this some day.

  23. Yeah! Somebody besides me uses their Rollagraph stamps.

  24. Great job. I love the colors you used.

  25. Cute box... love the use of the script stamp on the box.

  26. that is so cute, thanks for sharing

  27. What a wonderful box! Thanks for the tutorial.

  28. Simply beautiful Friendship box. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

  29. This is such a pretty box. I really like your color choice. TFS

    Cheri - John 3:16

  30. I like how you added the ribbon and lace. :)

  31. Love the lace and butterfly!!

  32. Another beautiful explosion box. Love the trim and ribbon you used.

  33. Great box, I don't think I've seen the "explosion" box before

  34. Wonderful box! I love that you used a rollograph wheel to stamp the pattern.

  35. Amazing. I like how you noted to remove the scor-tape backing slowly as you work around. I need to remember that

  36. I love this exploding box. Thank You for sharing