Pinch Close Flat Topped Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles – Pinch Close Flat Topped Box Tutorial

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Now, you need to go and watch the video to find out that at the point of filming, I had no idea what to call this project. Well, it would be nice for you to watch the video anyway, but you know, I do like to add a little bit of light entertainment to your day!

I saw the project a while ago on Pinterest, and then it recently reappeared, but when I had a look at the project, it was made using an ECutter. And you know me by now, not only do I not have one of those, I also understand that I’m not alone.  And heck, if I can make it by simple maths and a scoring tool, then it’s good enough for me!

It’s rather lovely, and yes, you can use a variety of different tools to close it, not just brads.  Magnets would work well, but if you’re going to use velcro coins, please stick them together and pull them apart maybe half a dozen times before adhering them down. I’ve trashed too many projects in the past to do a high recommendation of those little blighters!

Anyway, so my video is HERE for you, and of course, dimensions etc are below!


Stampin' Up! UK Demonstrator Pootles - Pinch Close Flat Topped Box Tutorial


Cardstock – 8 1/4 x 11″ (28 x 21cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2, 5 1/4, 7 1/4, 10 1/2″ (5, 13.5, 18.5, 27cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 2, 6, 7″ (5, 15, 17.5cm)

DSP Panels 3 x 2 1/2″ (8 x 6.5cm) AND 3 x 1″ (8 x 3cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Lost Lagoon, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

DSP – All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack

Stamp Set – Garden Party

Ink – Strawberry Slush, Lost Lagoon

Punches – Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Little Labels Punch Pack

Other – Antique Brads, Paper Piercer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool


Sam xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Love your boxes and your tutorials are so easy to follow. I would like to make a 555 2 1/2 inch wide box. The pinch close flattop would you be so kind as to give me the cutting and the scoring measurements Thank you in advance Vickie


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