Dec 9, 2011

The Special Secret Box

Hello Everyone!!! Wonderful Friday in Sunny Newcastle today.  Today's post is a very special box I made a few weeks ago and then shared with the Craft Group.  We had a great time making it and some loved it so much they are giving it as teacher gifts at school... I do love it when I can share something special with the girls.

 Isn't it gorgeous. The box is made with three drawers inside, that separate when opened.

It is so cute and I just love it.  Took me just on two hours to make and decorate.  The instructions are following later in this blog post.

I have always loved boxes and this would be my favourite so far.  I originally saw this on SCS and immediately fell in love with it.

Secret Box Instructions

All measurements are in inches!

You will need:
  • 6 x 9 inches cardstock (box part A)
  • 6 x 11 inches cardstock (box part B)
  • 3 squares of 4 5/8” cardstock (3 trays for box unit
  • 5 squares of 2 7/8” cardstock (layer one of side decoration panels)
  • 5 squares of 2 3/4"cardstock (layer two of side decoration panels)
  • 5 squares of 2 1/2"patterned paper (layer three of side decoration panels)
  • White cardstock for stamping images
  • Contrasting cardstock for layering stamped images
  • Assorted embellishments like pearls, rhinestones, ribbon etc for decorating box
  • Assorted stamps 2 1/2' maximum size
  • Ruler, pencil, eraser, scissors, bone scorer, paper trimmer
  • Double sided adhesive tape 
Making the Box

Piece A

Piece B

Fold each part  and adhere flaps and joins.

Stand the completed Part A and Part B together and join together with the back flap.

The Inside Boxes

Cut and fold the inside box units.  Place 1 inside box at the top position in Part A and draw a line underneath.  Place another inside box at the bottom position of Part A and draw a line above.  Now take the third box and tape into position between these two lines.

Place the top and bottom boxes into Part B.  Close the box

Embellish as desired!!

Here is a pic of the finished box again, it is so cute!!

Oh go on, have a go at it, I am sure you find it easier than you think!!

Have fun, get inky and do some craft therapy!!



April said...

This is why "Glitzy" is part of your name! Love how you have embellished this treasure box!!

Susan Farrell-Jones said...

As My Fair Lady would say, "Lov-el-y!!!!"