No Cut, No Stick, Long Slim Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – No Cut, No Stick, Long Slim Box Tutorial

Pootles 12 Deals of Christmas

Yay, it’s back! The 12 Deals of Christmas from the last 2 years have been so popular that I couldn’t not bring it back to you again this year….!

Details are down at the bottom…!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - No Cut, No Stick, Long Slim Box Tutorial

Okay so I’m super dooper excited about today’s box. This was not at all what I was planning to make when I got out my scoring tool and started experimenting, and it was as much a surprise to me as anyone, that it holds itself closed. Don’t ask me how it does it, it’s some sort of weird sciency type law that’s beyond me, but I do love it!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - No Cut, No Stick, Long Slim Box Tutorial Overhead

I’ve got the two boxes here on my desk and at the time of writing, it’s the 1st of January, the date of build was December 15th. They’ve been opened, closed, moved on and off my desk, and are still holding themselves closed without any issue whatsoever. I tweaked the blue one a little after filming was completed. I hadn’t scored sharply enough on the diagonal creases, but it will make sense when you see the video!

I hope you have a go at making one, they’re honestly a lot easier than seems!

S xx

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Pootles - No Cut, No Stick, Long Slim Box Tutorial OpenDimensions when finished – 2 x 7″ (17.5 x 5cm)

Cardstock – 8 x 11″ (20 x 28cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2, 9″ (5, 23cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1, 3, 5, 7″ (2.5, 7.5, 12.5, 17.5cm)

Score diagonal lines as shown in the photo and video

DSP Panels

2 each of – 1.75 x 1.75,     1.75 x 6.75,     0.75 x 1.75″      (4.5 x 4.5        4.5 x 17        2 x 4cm)

1 of – 0.75 x 6.75″ (2 x 17cm)

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

12 Deals of Christmas.

So, what’s this all about? Well, I don’t do sales, and I don’t do discounts. In my professional opinion, Stampin’ Up! offers the best quality products at the best prices around (and with over 10 years crafting experiences, trust me, I’ve tried ‘em all!). So you won’t ever see me offering to reduce the prices of products, or sharing my discount. But what I want to do, as a one off, just for Christmas, is offer 12 extra goodies that go into the regular Thank You Gift Pack that I send out to all my customers.

Each ‘deal’ will only be available for the stated day, and will vary in price, product and value.

I get an immediate email notification of all orders that come in, so you don’t need to worry about getting in touch, or emailing to say you want to take advantage of the deal, I’ll send it out automatically. 

Please note, if you select NO CONTACT, I cannot, by law, send you anything. Please make sure that you deselect that button….

Today’s Deal is –

All orders over £90 will receive a pack of Birthday Bouquet DSP (from today’s video!) from me, inside their regular Thank You Gift Pack. It will come direct from me, as this is an offer direct from me. It will not come with the order you place. If you use the hostess code for the month, it will still count for Both!

Fine Print. This is not a catch, there is no single winner, this is not a competition. Please do not add it to your order, (unless of course you want duplicates!) as I will be sending this separately.

All Thank You Gift Packs will be posted after the 12 Deals of Christmas have finished.

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code shown in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If your order is over £150, please do not use this code as You become the hostess and get the Rewards!



Sam Hammond Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. I do like that floral paper Sam and it looks beautiful with the pool party card, very pretty. A jolly clever box too, i shall have a go at this! Thank you.

  2. Good morning and have a wonderful week ! This is indeed a unique slim box. Thanks for all the sharing Sam x

  3. What a fabulous box. Love it, and that ribbon is so beautiful. You are so clever as always Sam. Xoxo

  4. LOVE this box! Leaving Wednesday on a 3 month vacation so can’t make it now but saving it to do when I get home in April. Such a nice size too! Thank you as usual for your creativity and sharing. 🙂

  5. Great box & I love the glitter ribbon & papers 🙂

  6. Lety Cruz says:

    Excelente trabajo me encanta felicidades. Me gusta su trabajo

  7. Sam – thank you for sharing. Such a cute box. I had the same trouble getting mine to close. I went back and firmly re-burnished the long score lines and the diagonal score lines. Now my box stays closed. I used Bermuda Bay CS and a black and white swirly dsp from the Paper Studio (from Hobby Lobby) here in Idaho. Not sure what I will put in it but Mom’s bday is coming soon. hmmmmm

  8. This is a cracking box, love the idea of no glue, will be on my to do list for 2moz!

    Ian 🙂

  9. Lovely! What a cool box for sure! I love that it doesn’t require adhesive. I had to laugh though; that darn box was getting away from you. I could almost hear it saying “nope, I’m not gonna stay closed, just because you’re doing a video”. LOL Anyway, I also MUST tell you….. you have the prettiest nails. I’ve always wanted to say that. LOVE the color! Hope to meet you at Convention one of these times in the U.S. Hugs and Happy New Year. I must have a go at making this box.

  10. My daughter works in w retirement village and every year she and two other staff members makes little take home gifts for the residents ,many of whom don’t have visitors or relative coming to see them at Christmas. Last year I help[led her make over 60 small boxes wrapped in cellophane and containing Christmas sweet, chocolate and a candy cane, I used a template from the internet and whilst it worked really well .I just saw this one on your page.I wonder if you have written instructions as I am not very good at interpreting instructions from Youtube and such ? thank you for a wonderful idea . Will have to keep my eyes open for other gems such as the one above. Kate

  11. I really love these boxes and made a smaller version for some chocolate myself. In combination with a little giftbox for tea it was my “bring along instead of flowers” for a friend’s birthday.
    Maybe you like to see what I made of your idea? (
    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspirations with us!

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