Pretty English Garden Pen Pot Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Pretty English Garden Pen Pot Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Pretty English Garden Pen Pot Tutorial

Cute, cute, cute!

I love this paper, you all know that because I may possible have mentioned it once or twice recently… or perhaps a little more.

It’s definitely one that I have, and will, use all the patterns from and these 2 shown here are the two I reach for most of all.

Pens are also very much part of my life. I have a diary that I schedule my full working life into, and separate each job-to-do by colour, and as such, have dozens of pens all over the place – car, kitchen, office….

Put it this way, if someone was to gift me a pretty box full of multicoloured pens, I’d be the happiest girl around, so I decided to gift myself some (oh, any excuse!)

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Pretty English Garden Pen Pot Tutorial Punch Detail


So I hope you enjoy my chattery video, and perhaps you’ll gift yourself some pretty pens too!

S xx


Dimensions when finished – 1.5 x 1.5 x 6″ (4 x 4 x 15cm)

Cardstock for BASE – 6.5 x 7.5″ (17 x 19cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1.5″ (4cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6″ (4, 8, 12, 16cm)

Cardstock for LID – 4-9/16 x 4-9/16″ (12.3 x 12.3cm)

Score on ALL sides at 1.5″ (4cm)

DSP Panels for BASE – 1.25 x 4.25″ (3.5 x 10.25cm)

DSP Panels for LID – 1.25 x 1.25″ (3.5 x 3.5cm)


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Melon Mambo, Mint Macaroon, Whisper White

DSP – English Garden Designer Series Paper

Ribbon – Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon


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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. love them Sam, so pretty, I’m still a pink girl at heart! Like you, i have a bit of a pen thing going on so i shall definitely try these soon. Thank you.

  2. Love your pen box, would love to get a gift like this too!! 🙂 tfs!

  3. very cool box. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue

  4. Leslie Markland says:

    Love it, don’t need one, but am going to make one anyway.

  5. Love these! I am a pen girl too. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea. Perfect for the new school year also.

  6. LOVE this little box. I have the English Garden DSP, so pretty. Would be a good box for Christmas with Christmas pencils & pens inside. ( for the craft sale ☺ )
    Also love your nail polish ♥ Lynn

  7. Bobbie Nivens Thompson says:

    Made a couple of these!!! Love them!!! So pretty!!! Thanks as always!

  8. Sam oh Sam, I think you must have made all the boxes to be made and then you come up with this wonderful pen box. I’m madly making so many of your ‘inspirations’ for a Father’s Day Stall at the junior school and now will have to add this pen box in as well. I keep thinking you must run out of inspirations soon, but no they keep popping up. Congratulations on your trip to Arizona, earned through hard work, and enjoy. Celia in Australia

  9. Marilyn Brown says:

    Hello there. .from TX..USA
    I rarely write comments. This tutorial gave me several ideas. I’m retired and semi new to craft world.
    I’ve been watching loads of your tutorials and I’ve made many of your ideas, projects. You are a gifted soul. I love UK. many moons ago.
    Your instructions are on my top 5.. I notice UK demonstrators are more precise.
    I just made pen pot holder, however I increased the length 9.5 inches. It’s a prototype for
    my son to put his Ecigarette in. Tomorrow’s my birthday, I’ll see how it fits. In addition I decreased for two votive candles placed a divider between. Even decreased for one votive. Also I placed small shampoo, conditions, etc ..
    Thank you

    Enjoy your day

  10. this is a really good box and I find it so very helpful when you put things in your boxes or little bags to give me a visual about the size of goodies it may hold

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