Elegant Pink and Brown Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! UK demonstrator Pootles – Elegant Pink and Brown Box Tutorial

Stampin' Up! UK demonstrator Pootles - Elegant Pink and Brown Box Tutorial

There is something exciting about a plain coloured box with elegant ribboning that just calls to me.  I think it’s the whole ‘Tiffany effect’ that comes from seeing those lovely little blue boxes with their simple styling.


Stampin' Up! UK demonstrator Pootles - Elegant Pink and Brown Box Tutorial Stamping Detail

I decided to do a take on that, but mix around the colours. Using Blushing Bride with Early Espresso and Very Vanilla for one box and Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White for the other, I’d definitely be a happy lady if I received one of these! I don’t think I’d care what was inside, the outside is pretty enough for me!

I hope you like the video and my little tribute to those pretty blue boxes.

S x



Dimensions when finished 1.5 x 1.5 x 3.25″ (3.5 x 3.5 x 8.5cm)

Cardstock – 11 x 6.25″ (27.5 x 15.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1.5, 4.75, 6.25, 9.5″ (3.5, 12, 15.5, 24cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.5, 4.75″ (3.5, 12cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette. Scraps in Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso

Ribbon – Satin Ribbon in Whisper White and Very Vanilla

Stamp Set – Circle of Spring

Embossing Products – Embossing Buddy, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

S xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. So pretty Sam.

  2. I do believe that the satin ribbon does like you ! My son coloured his feet too, with a red Sharpie, clear to the dimple on his knee, he didn’t miss a spot ! Rubbing alcohol 91 % removes it, quickly and quite painlessly – just in case. I really like the second version – Understated elegance !

  3. Lovely box, I like the satin ribbon. Makes it look elegant for sure. tfs! My son painted both his arms completely with bright yellow paint once. It was so cute, and he was just laughing and laughing. Luckily soap and water removed it. 🙂

  4. Once again such a lovely box. Easy to make with only one difficulty: the bow! May all ribbons always love us! ;-))

  5. I like this box! mainly because it is a box with and a lid in one!!!
    stamping sue

  6. It’s so elegant both colours ! Thank you

  7. Sam, I like your stylish boxes! There are so elegant and perfect for a pink themed wedding. Pink is my favorite color and always think that combining pink and brown is beautiful…these 2 colors are like good friends 😀

  8. This is such a cute box!! I love it! I remember when my youngest granddaughter decorated herself with ink. She looked like some beautiful DSP! She was so proud of herself!! WE laughed and laughed. i so enjoy your videos – one question – when scoring does it matter which end of the score tool you use? I’ve tried using both and like the larger end. Was curious! Thanks!

  9. Marthea W Aust says:

    Beautiful colours in the second box Sam.
    Loved your comment “a vague attempt at summer”
    I am currently holidaying in the UK and on average have had one day of summer each week of my holiday. And I have put in an order with you just so I can get an ‘original Pootles card’
    PS, colour is easier to wash off feet than walls.

  10. Oh dear, these measurements aren’t right, Sam. I’ve made the box twice now, one with the imperial and one with the metric measurements and the width of the page is wrong. I think it’s meant to be 6.5″ wide, not 6.25??

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