2 Boxes from one piece of cardstock, with Connie Stewart VIDEO

Well, this box has come about by way of international conversation and relations with the very lovely Connie Stewart from Simply Simple Stamping.

She’d spotted last week’s box video and mentioned about tweaking the measurements. I had just a few hours earlier altered them for a regular client of mine who makes boxes for her products, and then passed them back on to Connie. It was an inch versus cm thing, I think the altered measurements took out the 3/8ths and what not!

Anyway, in our conversations back and forth, Connie had pondered what to do with the left over cardstock. Not quite enough to make a second box, but hmm… what to do.

And then of course, throw in that we here in the UK have standard cardstock that measures 11.75×8.25 and the US standard is 11×8.5; shorter but fatter, we were then into a whole brand new cardstock size that would work for both our parts of the world.

11×8.25…. I think we ought to rename it as a standard size for both markets. A Cootle or a Ponnie?

So, back to the box, well, it was one of those maths things that wasn’t going to defeat us, and working at funny hours of the day and night, it was a labour of love, but Ta Da!

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2 boxes, from one sheet of cardstock that meets both our cardstock needs!

AND, the finished boxes BOTH measure 3x3x1″ (7.5×7.5×2.5cm)

I hope you like it, and although I said it a few times in the video, Connie, it was a true pleasure working this through with you, my new friend across the pond.

Sam x



CONNIE’S BLOG POST HERE! –  And an enormous hello to all the lovely folk who’ve come across here from Connie’s blog, it’s a delight to have you here, and I hope I’ve made you feel welcome! xx


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Measurements for box 1 –


cardstock – 8.25 x 6

Score along length at 3,4,7,8

Score along short side at .5, 1.5, 4.5, 5.5



Cardstock – 21 x 15.3

Score along length at 7.6, 10.1, 17.8, 20.3

Score along short side at 1.3, 3.8, 11.3, 14


Measurements for Box 2


Cardstock – 8.25 x 5

Score along length at 3, 4, 7, 8

Score along short side at 1 and 4



Cardstock – 21 x 12.7

Score along length at 7.6, 10.1, 17.8, 20.3

Score along short side at 2.5 and 10.2


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Basic Black

Designer Series Paper – Eastern Elegance and Modern Medley

Inks – Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Black Stazon

Stamp Sets – Bring on the Cake, A Round Array, Cycle Celebration, Mosaic Madness,

Punches – 7/8″ Scallop Circle, 1″ Circle, Decorative Label, Large Oval, Artisan

Ribbons – Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Natural Trim, Whisper White Taffeta

Other products – Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Stampin Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Tombow


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