Softened Floral Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Softened Floral Box Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Softened Floral Box Tutorial

I love flowers on boxes. There’s something rather elegant yet dramatic about them. Particularly when there’s absolutely no other decoration going on.

And you can say that there’s absolutely nothing else going on here, it’s all about those flowers.

Well, and a little bit of sponging (okay, a lot!) on the box edges.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Softened Floral Box Tutorial Flowers

I did at first think that I’d use the spiral flower die for the flowers, but I loved the look of the punched flowers from my Valentine’s Wreath, so decided to create them the same way again but mixing up neutrals instead.

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What do you think?

The box is simple to make, and you can see in the video how much fun I have sponging edges…!

S xx


Dimensions when finished – 2 x 2 x 4″ (5 x 5 x 10cm)

Cardstock – 9 x 8″ (22.5 x 20cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2, 4, 6, 8″ (5, 10, 15, 20cm)

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

PART Score as per the video at 1, 7″ (2.5, 17.5cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder

Ink for Sponging – Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate

Punches – Fun Flower, Pansy Punch, Petite Petals

Other – Antique Brads

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. nina m.m. says:

    Good Morning, so cute and useful is that box Nice work, TFS

  2. Hi Sam! I love the idea of how you arranged those flowers. Never thought of doing them that way. So pretty! Thankyou for sharing! Might be an idea that I would like to pick up on! Take care and enjoy your day! Greetings Iris xxxx

  3. Karen S says:

    This is my new favourite! I love these boxes, they are elegant & classy. I know what I’ll be doing later today – well it beats tidying the cupboard under the sink!?! Absolutely beautiful Sam, I love them, my personal favourite is the Smoky Slate/Wisteria Wonder. Thanks for sharing Sam, I appreciate it. x

  4. Beautiful boxes, beautiful flowers !!! I think I must have pansy punch ! Thanks for sharing honey x

  5. Love the box shape, and of course the gorgeous flowers!! tfs!

  6. Gorgeous! I love the flowers, the brads…the colors, the box! Perfect! Thanks for sharing, Sam!

  7. Very nice, Sam! 🙂

  8. Love, love this little box, specially how it closes. I always picture your boxes as party favors for showers, weddings, birthdays, holding all kinds of goodies.
    This particular box, with those gorgeous flowers and brads are just lovely and the sponging makes them look vintage and elegant.
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Debbie Perry says:

    Love this project! The flowers are beautiful. My mind is going to Christmas boxes for my family. Can’t wait to start on them! I case your projects shamelessly. We have a similar style where less is more. Thank you for sharing with those of us that are not as creative but when I see your projects I think “that’s exactly what I was trying to come up with”.

  10. Just love these beauties!! So elegant….thanks for sharing.

  11. I wish I could post a pic. I love this box but I sm having a problem. When I close the box the bottom half has a kind of ripple in it. It is not even.

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