Special Video Tutorial for the Crafting Children AKA Pootlettes!

Special Video Tutorial for the Crafting Children AKA Pootlettes!

Special Video Tutorial for the Crafting Children AKA Pootlettes!

I get endless pleasure when I get emails from people telling me that they too craft with their children. I think you all know by now that my boys are regulars into my office with me, and that many of their creations have made it onto the blog. Just last week, Oliver was involved in punching, and Jack created a project that spun off dozens of CASEd versions!

I love it when they get involved. Mostly. When I’m on a time challenge, well, that’s not so conducive to calm creativity, but I love it anyway!

And I know that so many of you craft with children, whether your own, your grandchildren, nieces or nephews. So today’s project is one for them to do.

I’ve tried to keep it fairly simple with the scoring, but for all the boys and girls, we’re making our own DSP and you can choose whichever stamp sets you like!

Special Video Tutorial for the Crafting Children AKA Pootlettes! close up

As I said in the video, Mums, Dads, Aunts, Nannas, whoever it is they craft with, if you’d like to share their names here and put a ‘shout out’ for them, please do. For security reasons, I’d rather they didn’t create their own accounts to do it. The internet is a wonderful place, but I want these precious people kept safe. So please do share if you’d like.

S xx


Cardstock – 4 x 11″ (28 x 10cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1-1/4, 5-1/4, 6-1/2, 10-1/2″ (3, 13, 16, 26cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1, 3-1/2″ (2.5, 9cm)

S xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. What a great box Sam. Not only for children.

  2. Hi Sam,
    what a lovely idea to create such a cute box for crafting kids! But, sorry, nevertheless I’ve no children and my nephews are too old for crafting, I watched your tutorial. And I also enjoyed it – maybe because “it is never too late for an (own) happy childhood” !!
    Thanks for sharing yours great ideas, I’m looking for your blog every day!!
    Heike (from Germany)

  3. Love it Sam!! My grandchildren are the ones who love crafting and making cards for their parents so, when they are in my craft room, it’s always a party.
    They will love this sweet little box. My oldest daughter’s birthday is coming up on the 19th. so I will get her kids here to make this box tomorrow.
    Thank you so much for the video and for this awesome idea for the little crafters in everyone’s family.

  4. Jackie Tillman says:

    Great Video Sam.You are a natural teacher.

  5. JoAnn Porter says:

    I don’t get the chance to craft with my youngest granddaughter very often but she love to come and work in my craftroom with me when she is visiting. We made her mom and dad an anniversary card a week or so ago when they came to visit so mom and dad could go away for a day for their 15th anniversary.

  6. Marthea W Aust says:

    Charlotte (Charlie) was 4 at the very end of June and she likes to craft with her big sister Caitlyn (6) and me (Gran). We have a great time together and will do this project for our next sleepover. Thank you Sam.

  7. Loved the project. My grand daughters Jessica and Ella craft with me. They will enjoy this also. Thanks

  8. Mary Beth says:

    Great video. All my little crafters have grown up, but I do appreciate your great videos. They are easy to understand and follow. Your blog and ideas are my great find on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Dear Sam ,once again you have a wonderful craft box I know it’s for children but I think I shall try it HaHa I just think it’s so cute ……..I have told you I’m from Australia ….but i love watching you .You have many following you here .thank you love Pat butterworth

  10. I love crafting with my 3 year old grand-daugther Olivia. She has an old SU stamp set and she can ink it and stamp whenever (we have made it clear, paper only). She often will pick out a punch to use to add to her beautiful creation. The only problem is she is drawn to my “good” SU card stock and not to any other. She knows a good product when she sees it.

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