Pentagonal Treasure Chest Keepsake Box VIDEO

My happy accident!

When I was developing the 3×3 hinged box a week or so back, I was folding the multiple score lines quite absent mindedly, and suddenly found myself holding a pentagonal box! Wow, what a light bulb moment!

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It did take some adaptation to make the box fold properly, and it took quite a long time to work the sides so that they’d fold up attractively, and still be able to open the box properly. In fact, I ended up with at least a dozen prototypes in the bin before I was happy.

Pootles Stampin Up UK Pentagonal Treasure Chest Keepsake Box Tutorial

This was a real labour of love, and I’m really proud of the creation, I hope you like it too!


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The measurements are ridiculously easy to remember, you can’t possibly forget them!


Cardstock – 10.5 x 8″

Score along length at 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10″

Score along short side at 2 and 6″

DSP measures 1.75 x 3.75″



Cardstock – 26.5 x 20cm

Score along length at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25

Score along short side at 5 and 15

DSP 4.5 x 9.5cm

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It appears to be complicated, it really isn’t. But do stop and rewatch the video to properly see how to do this!


Products used and showcased are as follows –

Cardstock – Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar

Designer Series Paper – Epic Day This and That and Etcetera

Ink – Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar

Embellishments – Naturals Designer Buttons and Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Other products used – Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Tombow, Snail, Sponge Dauber, half inch circle punch


Sam x

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Eron Flemens says:


    I am continuing to view your creations on YouTube every evening when I get home from work. I have made SO MANY gift boxes for my family and friends! Last weekend I made 5 of the EOS lip balm boxes but decorated them differently than you did (as I did not have the same supplies you had). Let me tell you, they were a big hit! You will have many more hits to your website as I have lauded your name all over the place!

    This week I am attempting your treasure box for my grandchildren to keep some goodies I’m sending. Thank you so much for inspiring the creative side of me!

    Keep up the good work. I love what you do!

  2. I like your treasure chest keepsake box, but what’s your designer’s papers name?

  3. What’your designer’s papers name?

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