Pootle’s SpringWatch Reinforced DSP Lidded Box Tutorial

Pootle’s SpringWatch Reinforced DSP Lidded Box Tutorial

Pootle's SpringWatch Reinforced DSP Lidded Box Tutorial

Did you know, making a box with a reinforced lid is a lot easier than you think?

I’m on a one girl mission to demystify crafting and I love every minute of it! I think I’m happiest when I’m doing this and I’m taking complicated and making it simpler.

And of course, as a fan of bags/boxes and a fan of paper, I wanted to do that exercise here today!

This is my pretty lidded box that’s lidded with paper that’s reinforced. The easy way…

Pootle's SpringWatch Reinforced DSP Lidded Box Tutorial Inside Lid

What do you think? Fancy having a go?

Pootle's SpringWatch Reinforced DSP Lidded Box Tutorial Blossom Bunch Punch close up

I wasn’t sure how the finished look would come out, but I rather love the new Blossom Bunch Punch – it’s so cute!

Anyway, I hope you like my video today, and the little bonus tip included!

S xx


Cardstock BASE – 7 x 7″ (17 x 17cm) Scored at 2″ (5cm) on all 4 sides

Paper LID – 6×6″ (15 x 15cm) Scored at 0.5, 1.5″ (1.5, 4cm) on all 4 sides using the method/tip shown

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Sam Hammond

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Love this box, especially the finish out on the lid! Oh and that little piece of paper is called a shim. 🙂 I work as a field engineer in commercial construction & we use shims often … albeit they’re usually made of wood, not paper! Lol

  2. Doreen Collins says:

    love this with the reinforced lid…thanks Sam x

  3. Love it !! Thank you for sharing !!

  4. What a gorgeous box Sam. I do miss seeing your South Hills jewelry lol, hope you’ll be wearing it again soon 🙂

  5. Gloria Westerman says:

    This is the best box I’ve seen made…the others are so flimsy….but with the reinforced side makes it stronger plus it looks so much more professional…absolutely love it…I will so miss your videos everyday …your are so funny and beautiful but mostly I learn so much…please think about doing this more often …thank you so much for sharing with us…

  6. Hi Sam! Everyday I see your project and think, That’s my favorite! Today is no exception! Love the boxes, the paper, the colors, the ease of the lid! Thanks so much; I have loved a video every day!

  7. Marthea W Aust says:

    Love the boxes and their sturdy construction. Love the embellishments too.
    Thanks sooooo much for sharing. Your videos are both instructive and entertaining.
    Congrats on your team building too.

  8. Marilyn from USA-TX says:

    Hi Sam
    How you and your family?
    Thank you.
    I emailed recently requesting another or repeat tutorial to your Nordic Lidded Box Dec 14, 2014.Thank you so much..This is revised version..LOVE LOVE LOVE this box.
    Absolutely lovely,


  9. Oh these are beautiful Sam, the inside of the lid is as lovely as the outside, i am deffo going to have a try of these. Thank you.

  10. Gayla Hunt says:

    Hi Sam, I am a huge fan from the State of Washington (USA) and I stay up late each and every night waiting for your posts :-)) No I am not a stocker…Ha! After seeing your video about using a box top shim, I though you could share this device with your UK people. It works great!

  11. Julia Dawn Mason says:

    I would like to see a shallow box for a pair of gloves . I need to have the box for a pair of knitted gloves I am presenting to a friend on the 20th of this month. I have the card stock , I just need the measurements of where to score it for the bottom and top of the box

    • Julia Dawn Mason says:

      I am in the US and I do not have a punch machine.

      • Gayla Hunt says:

        I am also in the US and this “punch machine” you reference is actually an envelope punch board. Stampin Up sells them as well as We R Memory Keepers. I believe they manufacture them for Stampin’ Up. You can buy one off of Amazon if you want that brand or contact your local Stampin Up demonstrator. You can locate a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in the US by going to this website and finding a demonstrator closest to you:
        You can make tons of boxes with this punch board or envelopes for the unusual sized card. I make a lot of 3-D envelopes for those cards that are especially thick and put in a thin piece of bubble wrap. I would highly recommend this punch board over all others.

  12. The colors are amazing!

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