Jumbo Ikea Tealight Box 3 Per Sheet of A4 Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Jumbo Ikea Tealight Box 3 Per Sheet of A4 Tutorial

Jumbo Ikea Tealight Box 3 Per Sheet of A4 Tutorial Cherry Cobbler

Okay, I’m being very British today in my project. Well I’m not, but I’m working with Industry Standard sized cardstock rather than trying to fit a project onto US sizing.

It has come about because of wanting to get as many boxes from a single sheet of card as possible, but also because someone commented that they didn’t realise we Brits have different size cardstock to everyone else.

Well actually, it’s the whole world that has a standard size, and North America that’s all on it’s own! We all work off one size and you’re all different (pokes out tongue!!!) *Wikipedia quote here – Many paper size standards conventions have existed at different times and in different countries. Today, there is one widespread international ISO standard (including A4, B3, C4, etc.) and a local standard used in North America (including letter, legal, ledger, etc.).*

But I do jest! Yes you guys do have a unique size cardstock and where possible, I do try to work a project so that anyone can make it, but today, well, I just had to work with mine in order to get 3 boxes….

Jumbo Ikea Tealight Box 3 Per Sheet of A4 Tutorial Crushed Curry

The video explains more, and I do have a little drawing on my grid paper to show you the difference between the 2 cardstock sizes!

I rather love how it’s turned out, small, pretty, and definitely giftable. Even thought I got my yankees and ikeas mixed up!

Hope you make some too!

Cardstock for one – 4-1/8 x 7″ (18 x 10.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2-3/8, 3-1/4, 5-5/8, 6-1/2″ (6, 8, 14, 16cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 7/8″ (2cm)

Panels are 2-1/8″ (5.5cm) square and 2″ (5cm) square


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Stamp Set – Regarding Dahlias

Ink, Candy Dots and Baker’s Twine – Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry

Other – Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon

Punches – Little Labels, Itty Bitty Accents, 1-3/8″ Circle and 1-1/4″ Circle



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  1. Tricia D says:

    This is so beautiful, Sam! Can’t wait to make it. Thanks for spoiling us Americans. 🙂

  2. Lovely little box, but I think I would have used the crushed curry ribbon, just to brighten it up a little.

  3. The boxes are unbelievable cute. I would have gone with the crushed curry ribbon, but that is just my personal opinion.
    And thanks so much for using A4 cardstock. I would prefer to see much more of European cardstock sizes being used. And why shouldn’t we? On American blogs I have NEVER seen someone using A4 size cardstock why do we always have to use American sizes? I also find it much cheaper to get good quality A4 sized card… But again, that is my personal opinion.
    And again: I love all your videos, but especially all the ones with bags, boxes, etc.
    Thanks for all your hard work.
    Greetings from Scotland, Nessie

    • Shirley says:

      Dear Nessie,
      I am sure you have heard this before but here in the US most of us were never aware that y’all had different sized card stock. Watching these videos is giving me a big eye opener.. I for one enjoy seeing the measurements other countries use. Love all of the fun projects we can share via YouTube!!
      Hugs from Riverton Utah!
      PS Yea I live just 3 blocks from the world headquarters for Stampin Up.. Does me no good though. WE have to order from a designer and pay shipping too!!

  4. Little wonderful box !I would choose the crussed curry chevron ribbon with the grey twine, just to brighten the box. Thanks for sharing it with us x

  5. Love how you decorated this sweet box! If we could buy A4 size card stock in America, we’d be set!!!! Thanks for the project!

  6. Lovely little box Sam, I so love this projects that could make fabulous gifts for showers and other parties, you get two gifts in one, the candle and the beautiful box.
    I also think that the Crushed Curry ribbon would have look fabulous, the color is so bright and beautiful and it matches the Candy Dots. 😉
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. These are so stinking cute Sam. I love the way you always give us dimensions for us here in the US. Your projects are fabulous.

  8. Love it! I do not mind at all if you use standard sized paper from UK. Why not? After all, you give the sizes. Anyone with a ruler can measure in inches or in centimeters, right? Keep the videos and gloriously clever and lovely ideas coming, no matter what the size! 🙂

  9. Beautiful little boxes Sam, thank you! Yes, I am British and live in the States and I so appreciate you giving the US sizes even if you use the UK paper. We all benefit from this, so, thank you loads again!!

  10. Thank you very much, it’s so beautiful !

  11. so cute, thanks for the tutorial

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