Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Twist & Close Rectangle Box

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Twist & Close Rectangle Box

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SpringWatch Giveaway for today – Sealed With Love Stamp Set – details on how to enter at the bottom

So on Monday, I shared the first of my Twist and Close boxes with a little teaser of more to come. Well, here you are with a Rectangular Box! Yes, four sides, four points of closure, but just as gorgeous!!!


And today I have a Love Theme going on. It’s the First of February today, the love month for Valentine’s Day, so if you’ve not yet made a goodie box for your significant other, now’s the time to make a gorgeous box and stuff it full of goodies!

My first sample was made using the Pool Party cardstock and ink that Stampin’ Up! has used in their visuals, but I decided to shake it a little by bringing in Tempting Turquoise instead. I think it works!

And the top of the box has a slight difference in the finish with the punches with the corner rounder. Just a slightly different look, but I love it!

Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone, and please do share photos with me if you make one of my Twist and Close boxes. Oh, and just as a tease… there’s a 3rd style coming your way on Friday!!!

S xx

Cardstock – 10.5 x 8″ (28 x 20cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10″ (6.5, 13, 19.5, 26cm)

MARK on the LONG side at 1.25, 3.75, 6.25, 8.75″ (3.25, 9.75, 16.25, 22.75cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2, 6.75″ (5, 16.8cm)

DSP – 2.25 x 4.5″ (6 x 11.3cm)

Stamped Cards – 2.5 x 1.75 AND 2.25 x 1.5″ (6.5 x 4.5 AND 6 x 4cm)


Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Giveaway

New Gift Every Day!

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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  1. Maureen Warke says:

    Love your tutorials you have taught me so much.. Big thanks..

  2. I adore these easy to close boxes. I really do… and it is always good to know when I am looking for a box, I will most probably find the instructions for the best fitting one on your blog. Thanks.

  3. Donna Golby says:

    Great tutorial and fab little box.


  4. Anne Lumsden says:

    another fabulous box. love it Sam. TFS

  5. Jannicke Tærud says:

    Oh! I wish I lived in the UK, so I could be a part of your team ☺️

  6. Janet Carey says:

    This box is so interesting and so very quick to put together. I think this might just be my new go to box for whenever I need to give a gift. Thanks very much yet again Sam. Cheers from Janet in Melbourne, Australia.

  7. Cathie Gillespie says:

    You are such an inspiration! I love 3-d projects – you never disappoint. You nails are gorgeous!

  8. Love these tutorials, so easy to follow and can always find something different

  9. I love your tutorials which I do exactly the same and/or adapt to what I need. Thank you for the inspiration and just the variety of styles. This self closing box is so easy.

  10. Love your tutorials, I already treid several of them. 🙂

  11. That had to be tried of course. 😀

  12. Hi Sam, another interesting closure on this box, how do you come up with these different ideas? I look forward to your next videos.

  13. I like the box what a Nice closure. I look forward to the video of tomorrow .
    Ik have already make a lot of your video’s.

  14. Nicky Levy says:

    Thanks for taking the time to share, you are my first point of reference whenever I need to make something xx

  15. Love it! I’m making this one as well! Thanks for also figuring out the metric dimensions!

  16. Sylvia Maunder says:

    Love your work, Sam. You inspire me to greater things, in NZ.

  17. Jessie Crew says:

    Another great project Sam.
    Many thanks for your time and patience in showing all of us your ‘artisanal’ and inspirational projects.
    Congrats / muchos gracias.
    PS – Hope your house move is relatively stress free (is that possible?)
    Another Aussie, but originally a Brit.

  18. Lynda Arnall says:

    Very pretty colours on this box. The tutorial is easy to watch and absorb. Thank you.

  19. Lee Allison says:

    Loving the bit of turquoise with the red, I’d never think of that combo! Great wee box

  20. Love your tutorials, your site is my go to for inspiration.x

  21. Love the closure on this one too! Another good sized box to use, thank you!

  22. Glenys King says:

    Another useful box Sam Thank you for this tutorial

  23. Ooo I really love this little box Sam, have to have a go at making myself. I follow your posts by email and love all the inspiration. My 90 year old Dad is still crafting and loves making boxes to fill with sweeties for his nurses and friends, he also enjoys your posts and is a great fan of SU! Products.
    Hugs Wynneth x

  24. Judy Collins says:

    Lovely! I need to make one of these in a small size to fit an OPI nail varnish for a gift for my mom. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas and inspiration Sam. Love Jude xx

  25. KAREN GARTLAND says:

    Love this stamp set so much…excuse the pun lol Love this box thanks xxxx

  26. Thanks again, this is another that I MUST make now. I think I prefer this one to the 3 sided version, can’t wait to see what you have for us next.

  27. Gloria Westerman says:

    Love this box…so usual and unique with a little cleverness….stamp set is one of those must have sets…tfs

  28. Nat Eastop says:

    So much housework to do but had to try this box!
    I love it! I put a ribbon round mine, just right for a friends birthday gift!!

  29. Loving your tutorials Sam and this box is gorgeous. Perfect for giving something special not only for Valentine’s but birthdays and anniversaries too.
    Really missing my craft but 45 days and counting to when I can play again.
    Christine xx

  30. Thank you for sharing you videos with us. Such wonderful and creative ideas.

  31. Another lovely box thanks Sam

  32. Fabulous box Sam, you have done it again. Thanks for another great idea and tutorial, will definately be making this one

  33. Amazing project, as always!

  34. wow! Thank you for all the inspiration. I’m loving them all.

  35. Jeanne Hall says:

    You made me fall in love with paper crafts. I love your quick, easy to follow instruction. Each evening I make another one of your creations.

  36. Melissa Beattie says:

    Both are gorgeous but I think I actually prefer the Tempting Turquoise combo. It seems to pop more.

  37. Love this cool little box!

  38. They are brill love em,you are so clever ,another box to my collection thanks to you x

  39. Love these boxes! Can’t wait to make some.

  40. Tana Lewis says:

    You are a breath of fresh air just when life is starting to close in.
    I so enjoy and can manage to follow your directions on the videos.
    My family has enjoyed many surprises found in your boxes and bags.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  41. Lisa Sylvia says:

    I love this one too.

  42. Pauline Long says:

    Great box again Sam, love all your ideas. thanks for sharing.x

  43. I don’t do much in the way of cards but a box is another story entirely! Thanks Sam X

  44. Birgit Kjær says:

    Hi, Sam Love the box. I got a lot of good ideas from you.

  45. Love that box-shape, too. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Berlin again, Claude

  46. Hi Sam, Great video! I’ve just recently found your blog and immediately subscribed to your newsletter. You explain everything very clearly and your measurements and instructions are easy to understand. Thank you

  47. Jennifer Newell says:

    Adorable box. Love how it closes. Your videos are so easy to follow along with. Thanks for sharing.

  48. Wanda Ciabattoni says:


    I know this is your full time career but two weeks of boxes, one each day for fourteen days, when do you find time to sleep.

  49. Gabriele Hortner says:

    love your videoI’ll try it tomorrow first. greetings from tirol gabriele

  50. Sam love these twist close boxes! no punching holes for ribbon to keep them closed! not commenting for prize just wanted to let you know… great job thanks for the easy to follow tutorial!

  51. Sam, I love your boxes. Your instructions are always so clear and very easy to follow. I plan to make these for Christmas.

  52. Patricia Oliver -Rutherford says:

    Another great project with easy to follow instructions. Thanks again Sam

  53. Daggi Mosler says:

    Such a great box! Love it! Hope I find time to try it myself!

  54. thank you for the inspiration, love love love it

  55. Nannie Annie says:

    A lovely box. Thank you.

  56. Ann Lauzon says:

    Great Box, love how it closes

  57. Love it! Might make these to fill with some goodies for Valentine’s day for my family. Thanks!

  58. Gemma Spencer says:

    Loving the closure of these boxes will definatly be making all of them

  59. Cute box, thanks for the chance to win the stamp set!

  60. Sunday mornings will never be the same, will be making all the boxes. Lovely
    Thanks Sam

  61. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the pretty dsp you used! Awesome boxes!

  62. Beautiful

  63. Oh I love what you have come up with to close boxes Sam. The corner rounder punish in this one really is the finishing touch. You cleaver lady. I love making boxes and most of the time come to your blog for inspiration, which I get loads off. Thank you so much Sam.

  64. Fabulous box and the papers are so lovely, purfect for my projects this week.

  65. Patricia Forward says:

    Love both of these can’t wait to case them

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