Pink & Black Secret Box

Click Below for an A4 Printable Worksheet

Pink & Black Secret Box


Shopping List

Unmounted Create a Swirl Elements A5 Stamp Plate: UMCREATE

 U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion: UMREPOST

 Distress Ink Pad – Victorian Velvet: DPVICTORIAN

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Heat Resistant Acetate: HEATEMBOS

 Curved Rectangle Mega Nestibility Die:WIZS5-0006

                       Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

         Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler: TH92481    

Acrylic Block: 6″ X 4″ : BLOCK3

 Wonder Tape: WH2 , WH4, WH8 or WH10


Cosmic Shimmer Mallow Flame Aurora Embossing Powder: CSEPMAL

 Anti Static Bag: ANTIST

Archival Jet Black Ink Pad: ARCHBLK

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue: CSGLUE

 Ribbon: Various Ribbon Codes Available.

Black & Pink 285gsm Card,  A3 Card Stock,  Embossing Tool , Hole Punch & Low Tack Tape


Step by Step Instructions

 1 Take a sheet of black card and trim to 264mm x 196mm. Score on all 4 edges  of the card using the ` box 2` score line on the Eazi – Score board. If making without the score board then score all 4 edges at 2.5cms.


2   Fold in the 2 scored side edges. Take the 3rd from largest die and place the die cut side down and secure using low tack tape.


Flip the card over and place onto the magnetic mat. Place the card and die through your chosen die cutting machine to cut an aperture in the box lid.


Trim 6cms off the short edge of an A3 sheet of card . Score the top , bottom and one side edge using the A4 gate score line. Alternatively score at 74mm in.

Fold under one of the top or bottom shorter edges to allow the card to fit into a large guillotine then trim 7mm off the unscored long side edge. Now score down the side at the A4 gate line.


6 Stamp a random swirl design using the Victorian Velvet ink pad and allow to dry. Crease all 4 edges back, which will make the corner squares stand out .Starting from the shorter top and bottom edges trim in a straight line to the crease line. Then in the small corner square cut a diagonal line to the same point to make the corner tab. Repeat on all 4 corners and place wonder tape on the outside corners.


7 Remove the red part to the wonder tape and secure the corner tabs inside the box.


Repeat the cutting of corner tab process for the lid but keep the lid flat at this stage. Cut an acetate solid shape with the 2nd largest die. Now cut a pink hollow frame using the 2nd and 3rd largest frame. Swipe the acetate with the anti static bag and stamp the swirls around the edges with the archival ink and emboss with the mallow flame embossing powder.


Lay the design ruler with the `0`of the ruler in the centre of the box lid side and pierce a hole at every inch mark, continue this around each side. Then use the markings to punch a larger hole to make a feature for the ribbon on the lid.


10 Fasten the box tabs to create the box lid, then go back and punch through the corner edges where the tabs have covered the holes. Attach the acetate to the pink frame with a clear adhesive and have the pink frame on the underneath.


11  Fix the acetate panel to the box lid and allow to dry. Take the organza ribbon and cut an inch down and across to create a needle effect, then starting at the front thread the ribbon in and out of the holes. TOP TIP Make sure the ribbon isn`t too tight around the corners as this will prevent the lid from closing.


12 Measure & cut 2 pieces of black card to 201mm x 110mm. Score 4cms from each side edge to make the depth of the secret compartment and apply wonder tape to the 4cm part .Punch a semi circle half way down to add detail, then attach the flaps to the inside of the box wall.


13 Here you have the secret compartment to house a gift. Co-ordinate the gift by stamping the swirls onto some pink tissue paper and tie a ribbon around the gift.


14 Make a pretty flower card to go into the top section of the box as this will be seen under the acetate lid. The flower is made using the same style flower as in the  `Golden Flower Workshop` but using pink paper and the Victorian Velvet ink  instead , this can found under in the  `Workshop Index for Easy Reference` section  on this Creative Expressions Weekly Workshop site.


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4 Responses to Pink & Black Secret Box

  1. AliceH says:

    Good morning, Suzanne. This is absolutely stunning and I just love the little secret compartment- another great tutorial!

  2. Sheila aka Ginger says:

    WOW! This is absolutely exquisite Suzanne!! A great tutorial
    too. many thanks for sharing it with us. Your talent is endless.

    Love Sheila xx

  3. Ger says:

    Another lovely project Suzanne!

  4. Paper Junkie says:

    What a beautiful project and another idea to use the spellbinders curved rectangles. So glad I invested in them!

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