Bold Butterflies Big Box. Amended on Camera…

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Bold Butterflies Big Box. Amended on Camera…

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Bold Butterflies Big Box. Amended on Camera...

So a little like yesterday’s honest share, I am doing the same again today.

When I completed the box, there was something not quite right about it and I struggled to put my finger on it until I was watching one of my downline’s videos and she mentioned about creating her own patterened paper rather than using DSP.  Now if you haven’t come across her yet, she’s Crafty Caroline Creates and has a great youtube channel linked into her Blog.

And it was her saying this that then gave me the idea to try something different on the box.

And I took the plunge and did it while filming. Talk about risky. But it worked!

I have only recently got into using Watercolour Wings. I’m not sure it and I will be the bestestestest of friends, but I know we will definitely become better acquainted over time!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - Bold Butterflies Big Box. Amended on Camera... Framelits

However, Garden in Bloom is definitely one of my best friends, and I think that is why it saved the day!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video. Oh and this is the last outing for the sherbet…. I had bought a massive bag of it, used it in a number of video projects and left the half used bag tied up (tightly, or so I thought) in my ‘inspiration drawer’ where I keep candles, melts, lip balms and all those things that make their way into my projects.

Do not do this with sherbet…. Sherbet infused with Eau De Yankee Candle is disgusting. Bleurgh!!!

Anyway, have a great week, my first full week at work with the boys all back at school!

S xx



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

Cardstock – 10 x 8″ (25 x 20cm)

Score on the Long side at 4, 6″ (10, 15cm)

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


Products used and showcased

Cardstock – Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette

Stamp Set and Framelits Bundle – Watercolour Wings and Bold Butterflies Bundle

Stamp Set – Garden in Bloom

Ink – Rose Red, Perfect Plum,  Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette

Other – Magnetic Platform, Big Shot, Gussetted Bags

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Velda in California US says:

    Sherbet here in the U.S. is a frozen dessert product made with fruit and milk, somewhat like ice cream. I gather that is not the sherbet you meant ?!!

  2. Linda Snyder says:

    Hi Sam, love this little box and all your other projects. I had a thought when watching your video in regards to the cut out part on the sides when using the framelit on the box front. Instead of ending up with the sides partially cut up, would this work better? Don’t fold the sides under before cutting. Place your framelit where you want on the front of the box and secure it down with a couple of post it notes. Then place it on your cutting pad and then fold the sides over the front section instead of under. There will probably show some embossed look to them, but you won’t lose any stability on the sides when assembling down the box. So this is the sandwich: cutting plate, cardstock, framelit, side flaps, then top cutting plate. I only suggest the post it notes because you won’t see if the placement is right since the side flaps will be covering the framelit when you cut. I didn’t try this out, so I don’t know for certain how it will turn out, but just thought of this while watching. Another thought that just came into mind. Instead of using the open framelit, use the lacy one and add a window sheet inside the box front and adhere the lacy butterfly over the cut out. Hope you enjoy these little ideas. Thank you again for sharing all your projects. You are my favorite person to get emails from. I love your videos! My grandma moved to America in 1906 from Oldham, England and I love hearing your English accent! It makes me think of her. She lived to be 92 years old and died in 1985. You bring back memories of her! Thank you and may God bless you!

  3. Hi Sam, Just an idea that may be useful. When you have a warped old scratched plate, get your hubby to cut it through the centre and you get two long skinny plates, then you can wrap the flaps around the plate to avoid cutting them. Handy too when cutting out inside a paper bag.

  4. Hello Sam, Just a dash to say I so much enjoy your Blog posts. Can’t miss them and have made so many of your projects. Thanks ever so for sharing and giving such great directions. I made the Butterfly Box and when I put it through the Big Shot, I folded the flaps over the top of the Framelit which when run through, did not cut the flaps. Just a thought and tip if you don’t want to cut the flaps. Have a joy filled week.

  5. Love your videos. I always enjoy watching them, and when Fennel shows up it is an extra treat, like the other day. When you cut your butterfly out and then stamped the body afterward, initially I thought you did it that way on purpose. That is what I do, because I can’t be sure I’ll stamp it in just the right place so that when I go to cut it out it is just right. If I stamp afterward, I’m SURE it will be in the right place!

  6. Susan Miller says:

    Love the box and can’t wait to make it. But, I’m in the USA. What is the sherbert you are putting in the box. Here sherbert is like ice cream.

  7. Absolutely cute box Sam! And I have to say, I have seen you create your own DSP many times in the past. But I get it — when I’m stumped, I can’t even recall the simplest techniques I’ve used in the past. In fact, I did it just yesterday! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial as always!

  8. Hi where can I get the puncher and stamps from butterfly ones.plz.tx

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