Stampin’ Up’s Flourish Thinlits used on a Window Box

Stampin’ Up’s Flourish Thinlits used on a Window Box

Stampin' Up's Flourish Thinlits used on a Window Box

As you know, I’m the kind of demonstrator that shows everything to you. Even the mistakes (well, we all know that I’m hopeless at the ribbon thing), and sometimes I feel it’s okay to share a project that I’m not quite sure about and ask for opinion.

This is one of those projects.

In my head it was one thing, but when I made it, there was something not quite right and I couldn’t put my finger on it. I happened to show it during my Team Live Broadcast last week, and one of the girls suggested it might be the colour that’s not sitting well with me. I think she may be right because I much prefer the Mint Macaron version to the Watermelon Wonder one.

Stampin' Up's Flourish Thinlits used on a Window Box Close Up

But anyhow, I’ve decided to share it anyway, the principle of the build and die cutting is useful even if the finished look isn’t to all our tastes!

It’s actually a lot easier to make than it looks, you just need to remember to adhere well when putting your windows in!

Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone, it’s a filming day for me. Let’s hope the doorbell doesn’t go…!

Sam x


Dimensions when finished – 4.5 x 3.5 x 1.5″ (11.5 x 9 x 4cm)

Cardstock – 8 x 10.5″ (27 x 20.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1.5, 5, 6.5, 10″ (4, 13, 17, 26cm_

Score on the SHORT side at 1.5, 6, 7.5″ (4, 15.5, 19.5cm)

Window Sheet – 4.25 x 3.25″ (11 x 8.5cm)


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Sam Hammond

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  1. Good morning Sam. What a darling little box! I prefer the mint macaroon box as well, but would have liked that one with a white (or silver) die cut shape for a bit of difference. Just personal taste of cause..
    I love the idea of offsetting the shape. Have seen it on cards, but never on a box. Thanks for sharing.
    Love from Scotland, Nessie

  2. Anne Lumsden says:

    Fabulous Box Sam. Yes, I prefer the Mint Macaroon look. TFS.

  3. Christine Reid says:

    You are so good at boxes!! I think the problem is that it’s too busy for its size. I’ve heard you say “Less is more” and with a little bit less going on, this would be stunning.
    Thank you!

  4. I think it might look better if the flourish die-cut was going in the same direction as the cut out one (if you get what I mean). It’s like they’re at crossed purposes facing different directions. I prefer the mint one too. Have a good day. x

  5. Daggi Mosler says:

    I prefer the mint one too, but as Nessie says, I would try it with a contrasting color too – maybe white or even a dark blue? Silver could be fine as well….
    It is a great idea and I guess I’m going to try it myself…maybe with the rosegarden dies…

  6. Very smart project! I like it!

  7. It’s a lovely box, pretty with the die cut window. I like the mint version as well.

  8. Lynn LIpchak says:

    Good for you Sam. I usually always love your boxes but the Watermelon one makes it look as if there is a brown backing at the cut out and the ribbon looks pink. I think it is the color that bothers me. Also agree with Christine and Moira. Carry on!

  9. Kellie Lowther says:

    Love the idea, less is more. Love the die cutting, but the out side die cut over powers the box. Hope this is OK.

  10. Beautiful box Sam, think I need to save up for the big shot. And thank you so much for my stamp set its gorgeous I will get lots of use xx

  11. You are the only reason I watch videos on You Tube. I look forward to all your projects. I was going to make goodie bags using your adorable owl bag for Halloween treats for my co-workers, but now I think I may use this box instead. Thank you so much for your inspirations

  12. Love this box. I quite like the watermelon one. I’m thinking how pretty it would be to inlay the contrasting color into the die cut space in the box. Either way they are beautiful and I’m going to need to make some of these. Boy I have a whole list of little boxes and bags to make, all because of you. LOL Thanks for all the great ideas and videos!

  13. What a pretty box, Sam! I look forward to learning from you all the time. It is nice that you can laugh when you blunder…we can chuckle together..that is what makes you a fantastic teacher! The box…I think I like the mint one the best too! That is such a pretty color! But both are pretty! You don’t know how much I appreciate your videos. I’m a person who learns better by “seeing” things being done! You are great in explaining as you go along! Thank you so much for another unique project!!!

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