Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Twist & Close Triangle Box

Stampin Up! Demonstrator Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Twist & Close Triangle Box

Oh I am so excited! It’s my annual SpringWatch series and you are in for a treat! There are 14 video projects coming out to you for the next 2 weeks and they all focus on the Spring and Sale a Bration catalogues. This year, I have a twist in that there is a giveaway each day too. And a different one! There are more details at the bottom of this post!

And you will also see that I have a new visual format for you too…. Not only do I have the photos and videos that I share anyway, I now have an interactive image for you, so you can ‘spin’ the image to see the whole project in anyway you want!

Click it for a 360° view, pin it for later! 


Click it for a 360° view, pin it for later! 

See, this is why I’ve been like an overexcited bunny for the last 2 weeks while I’ve worked on it all behind the scenes!

Anyway, today I have the first of 3 matching projects that are in a collection now known as Twist and Close. I have a dedicated facebook group for my team of demonstrators, but also one for those who’ve been demos in the past, mostly hobby demos, who I still want as part of my Stampin’ Up! family. Well, I went to that group of ladies and showed them one of my 3D visuals and asked them what to call it. Collectively they came up with Twist and Close! And I love it!


So this one is my Twist and Close Triangle Box. So much easier to make than you’d ever think!!! I don’t do complicated, you know that… but I do do pretty! And I think this is a rather pretty box!

I love how it holds itself closed, and I love the shape. Making triangular boxes has always been one of the more ‘complicated’ crafting techniques, I think, I hope, I’ve made it a whole lot simpler!

S xx

Cardstock – 9.5 x 8″ (23 x 20cm)

Score on the LONG side at 3, 6, 9″ (7, 14, 21cm)

MARK on the LONG side at 1.5, 4.5, 7.5″ (3.5, 11.5, 17.5cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.5, 6.5″ (3.5, 16.5cm)

DSP – 2.75 x 4.75″ (6.5 x 12.5cm)

Stamped layers – 1.75 x 2.25 AND 1.5 x 2″ (4.5 x 5.5cm AND 4 x 5cm)

Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Giveaway

New Gift Every Day!

Today’s Gift – So in Love Stamp Set

2 ways to enter

  1. Leave a comment here on my blog or on the YouTube video related to this project, get 1 entry into the draw *no purchase necessary!*
  2. Place an order with me and receive 5 entries into the draw

Orders can be placed from the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria.

I can only send the product gift to the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria, as per my demonstrator agreement

If you live outside those locations, please feel free to enter by leaving a comment. Should you win, I will send you a selection of handmade goodies made by me!

  • *winners drawn at random
  • *winner notified by February 15th 2017
  • *You can enter every day should you wish
  • *multiple orders on the same day will each receive 5 entries into the draw
  • *prizes are supplied by me – Sam Hammond Donald, Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator
  • *all purchases will automatically get my wonderful goodie pack that I send each month

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

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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You can also join Stampin’ Up! through similar links too! I have various FAQ and joining Stampin’ Up! pages on the blog, so do click around!  

I cover the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria with my shop, but also my team too, so you can join me in those countries also!

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  1. Gemma Spencer says:

    Love it another amazing project thank you Sam

  2. Love this! Thanks once again for a fantastic project.

  3. Janet Carey says:

    Oh boy Sam, I haven’t seen you so excited since weellllll, this time last year. LOL. But I do love this self closing Box, it is something quite different. Love all your work. From Janet in Melbourne, Australia.

  4. Charlotte Moore says:

    This box is amazing a self close box with a flat base. just what i have been waiting for

    looking forward to the rest of springwatch

  5. Woo hoo!! It’s spring watch time!! Gorgeous box Sam. Thanks for sharing. Marian from Perth, Australia xx

  6. Hi Sam,
    What a great box! I would love to have your brain, coming up with so many different and unique projects. I would love to win a little pack of your cards or whatever – I live in Australia.

  7. Carla vdM says:

    Ooooohhh….what a wonderfull box with a super closure. You have used your magic want again Sam.
    Love the 3d version toooo.
    I ‘m so pleased that you are doing the Springwatch again.


    Wow!! I love it! Simple and so different..deffo gonna give this a go soon. You are so clever x

  9. I’m always excited for Springwatch, and of course, you never disappoint! Love this triangle twist and close box. Such a charming project.TFS

  10. Cindy Smith says:

    Oh my gosh. I know why you’re so excited. I can’t wait to try my hand with this box! I love it!!

  11. Anne Lumsden says:

    always innovative, full of enthusiasm which is infectious to all your fans!!!
    MMMM, I see mini Toblerone to fill this..

  12. Sam, you know I love your videos anyway – but this one is spectacular! I love triangle boxes. I desperately need a gift box to “wrapp” a litte gift. I love self-closing boxes. So 3 “goodies” for mw today. Thank you so much, I love it!

  13. That if just lovely and the glitter adds real class to the design. Really looking forward to the Springwatch series. Having an operation tomorrow so will have plenty of time to craft when I get home and this will be top of the list so will have to get my order in as soon as I get back

  14. I just started with making my own packaging materials and your you tube channel was the first I found when looking for “how to’s”

    I love all the products and I will definitely purchase one or 2 in the future.

  15. Daggi Mosler says:

    I love this box! So easy, so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  16. Love the box ,going to make one with my new falling in love paper an embellishments they are very pretty thanks Sam x

  17. How clever is this box !!!!! Can’t wait to have a go. Thanks Sam x

  18. Lynda Arnall says:

    It is a wonderful idea. Thank you for the inspiration.

  19. Another great box Sam – thank you for this. I was just looking at all your awards in the sidebar – wow, haven’t you done well and I can see you even further up that Global one this year! Well done. Margie x

  20. Christine Reid says:

    Unique. Just like you!
    Thank you.

  21. Patricia Oliver -Rutherford says:

    Great new project for me to try. Thank you for inspiring me to craft again. I have enjoyed watching lots of your you tube videos over the last few months and I look forward to many more to come. Patricia Australia

  22. Love the closure and shape! Thank you for doing this series again!

  23. Ooohh!!! I love looking at your really clever ideas for boxes and then I go and try them out for myself – and they work! Thanks for the ideas for the idea-challenged like me.

  24. Oh WOW!! Sam, this is such a beautiful and fun box, love the way it closes by itself, pretty cool.
    I live in the USA so I can’t win the set but I would LOVE, LOVE the chance to win a set of your hand made cards, thank you!!
    Big hugs.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  25. Connie Turner says:

    Loved seeing and hearing Fennel! That box is awesome!

  26. SUCH a cool box! I am definitely making that one today!! (US visitor)

  27. Pilar Hale says:

    Love this box. Thank you for sharing!

  28. Hi Sam, I don’t know how you keep coming up with all these clever ideas but I’m glad you do. Must try one of these boxes. Thank you

  29. Melissa Beattie says:

    Such a unique wee box – will definitely have to give it a try. I also love that 360 degree gif. It gives a great view of the details of the box that regular photographs don’t.

  30. So cute!!!

  31. Kay warren says:

    Loving the first box in the twist and close collection! Looking forward to tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day etc etc……

  32. Bev Slaunwhite says:

    Thank you for such a cute box

  33. Thanks for another amazing video xx just love it xxx

  34. Faith Marlowe says:

    I love your projects. The box is cute.

  35. Lee Allison says:

    Fab, love how it closes

  36. What a fabulous box, I just love it, great size too! Thanks Sam for all your inspiration. I would love to be included into your give away. xx

  37. Loved this project! So original!
    Love from Canada!

  38. Yet another lovely, different box from you, I’ve just got to try in NOW.

  39. Barbara B. says:

    This box is beautiful…wonderful DSP. Anxiously awaiting the next 13 projects. TFS

  40. Love your project! Another “easy with a wow factor” one!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  41. Very cute box, love all your 3D projects.
    Yvonne, Ontario, Canada.

  42. Jayne Wilkinson says:

    Yayyy Spring Watch us back, love this little box, I cant wait to try it later this evening. Thank you Sam for sharing a super cute box

  43. Helen Wainwright says:

    I live in USA and I check your blog everyday. I love your videos and all the neat projects you do. You are an inspiration to all of us!!! Excited about your Spring Watch series.

  44. Jennifer H says:

    Wow! This cute little box holds almost 6 ozs (175 gms) of pecans. Can you have large and cute? Looking forward to the rest of the videos.

  45. How refreshing to find something totally new and with 360 degree view 🙂 Love how you have made this self closing box Sam. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and your talent.

  46. This is adorable!! Love your videos-

  47. Marthea from Western Australia says:

    Hi Sam,
    Your blog is the first one I check each evening and I am never disappointed. You are very talented and generous sharing with all of your fans all over the world.

  48. Love the self closing box. The DSP is wonderful. Thanks

  49. Saw the Gif 363 degrees,that’s brilliant

  50. Lisa Sylvia says:

    That is awesome, love the 3d feature. Very clever.

  51. Fay Marie Gardner says:

    A very clever idea! Love it, Sam!!!

  52. I love your boxes, and this Twist & Close Box is so wonderfully unique. Cannot wait to see all of the SpringWatch projects.

  53. This is such a cute box. I love your videos – you are super creative!

  54. Christine Bettany says:

    WOW Sam, these is gorgeous. Love those papers and your box is stunning. Really looking forward to seeing your Spring Watch Tutorials
    Christine xxx

  55. Love this project, it’s so different and the stamp set you used is so pretty. xxx

  56. Love the new view option.

  57. Wow, so unique. Thank you for sharing your awesome projects.

  58. love the clean lines and clever closure brilliant !

  59. Lynsey mathewson says:

    You never fail to impress, I too luv luv luv, look forward to the next 13

  60. Gabriele Hortner says:

    I like this box so much. Grettings from Austria gabriele

  61. Diane Welch says:

    You never disappoint! Lovely box and so unique! Blessings from the USA, Diane

  62. Love the box and the video is great.Ali

  63. What a nice box and I Love you video’s
    I enjoy the video’s ever day.
    Love from the Netherlands.

  64. Valerie Barker says:

    I love your boxes and look forward to your videos. Hi from Canada.

  65. Another winner design Sam. I love cute boxes, thank you for sharing your ideas..

  66. I live in the USA but I just want you to know that I subscribe to your YouTube and love your projects. I share them with all my friends! Thank you for taking the time to share. I especially love that you give measurements in imperial, making it easy for me to follow! Your sense of humor is wonderful as well!

  67. Oh my gosh Sam, that is the coolest self closing box…ever! You have truly out done yourself! You are so enthusiastic about it that it is catching!

  68. Stunning box as always Love spring watch x

  69. Ann Lauzon says:

    Hi Sam,

    Love the box, it’s so colorful, and also love your new visual format, it’s so cool…
    Ann in Canada

  70. Hi Sam, great as always. Just loving your enthusiasm! Great box, love it, love it! Can’t wait for the 6 sided box now lol xx


  71. Denise Wisdom says:

    You are so talented to have made this twisted box. I’m going to subscribe to your blog for now and see what else I can learn.

  72. Love love love your video! I will be making this box! And I’m looking forward to see the other videos. Also like to enter my name for the giveaway 😉 Lots of love from the Netherlands

  73. Nat Eastop says:

    Fabulous box!
    I enjoy making all your beautiful cards and boxes. They make awesome gifts!!
    Look forward to more fab videos!!

  74. Jennifer Newell says:

    Fabulous box. Love that it’s self closing. Can’t wait to make some. Looking forward to your upcoming projects for Spring Watch.

  75. What a clever box, can’t wait to see what else you have to show us for Spring Watch. Love this paper, so pretty. Thanks!

  76. Wrenn Kelley says:

    I love love love this project!!

  77. I love this box and all of the other projects you share with us. Thank you.

  78. Hi Sam another triumph I think it’s brilliant and I love the closure and you are spot on it looks so complicated but it is easy once you get the score lines in. your projects are very inspirational so please keep them coming. Thank you.

  79. Darralea ensby says:

    Really enjoy your projects. Have made many if you treat boxes and bags for gifts. Hi from brisbane australia.

  80. Nannie Annie says:

    Must try this. Looks a gorgeous box. Thank you.

  81. FAB ONCE AGAIN !! Lovin this Spring watch, look forward to the rest. Thanks Sam

  82. Christine Geary says:

    Sam, I found you about 18 months ago and have been an adoring fan ever since. My week doesn’t feel complete if I haven’t “visited” you at least twice. You always come up with the greatest ideas! You’ve inspired me and I have learned from you to have confidence in my own abilities in the paper crafting realm. For that I give you a huge “Thank You”. BTW, my personal opinion is that the “D” block is the most versatile block

  83. Denise Bryant says:

    Love these beautiful triangle boxes! Pretty colors and papers!

  84. This is such a gorgeous box and the designer series paper matches it so well. Thank you for sharing this!

  85. Wow, what a start to Spring Watch. What a fantastic box and closure. Can’t wait for the 6 sided version. Thank you so much for all the work you put into all your projects, it is very much appreciated Sam.

  86. Fantasic-super-wow-box!!!
    Thank you Sam, you made my day – every day! 🙂

  87. Lovely idea. I’ll give it a try.

  88. Amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.

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