Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Easy Stick Fold Flat Urban Underground Box

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles SpringWatch 2017 Easy Stick Fold Flat Urban Underground Box

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SpringWatch Giveaway for today – Urban Underground Speciality Designer Series Paper – details on how to enter at the bottom

The delight of creating a beautiful box is one that we crafters love. We create pretty things and then don’t want to give them away. Or we create them ‘just because’. But sometimes there are too many boxes floating around in the craft room. Step forward and fold flat box! You can make all the pretties you like, and then you fold them flat to bring out at another time!


Or if you’re like me and you plan ahead with everything, you could make a bunch of these for say a kiddies party or a wedding shower, then pull them out when you’re ready to fill with treats and gifts.


My box colours came about by accident. When I’m building my designs and creating a prototype, I always use our cardstock. Anything else won’t necessarily meet my exacting standards! And I do rotate which colour I grab to start designing with – mostly so I don’t use up the same colour over and again. On this occasion, I had grabbed the Elegant Eggplant and was so happy with my first attempt that I decided to keep it as it was and then add to it. And that’s where the Urban Underground DSP came in!

And then a little foil was added along with the butterflies, with a bit of another nod to the suite with a star embellishment. But pretty don’t you think?

S xx

Cardstock – 8 x 11″ (20 x 28cm)

Score on the LONg side at 2-5/8, 5-1/4, 7-7/8, 10-1/2″ (6.5, 13, 19.5, 26cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1/2, 3-1/8, 4-7/8, 7-1/2″ (1.5, 8, 12, 18.5cm)

DSP – 1-1/2 x 12″ (3.5 x 30.5cm)

Panels – 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″ AND 2 x 2″ (5.5 x 5.5cm AND 5 x 5cm)

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. Désirée Paulissen says:

    Really adorable

  2. I think this is a usable box for many projects.
    Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  3. Lynsey mathewson says:

    This is just sooooo brilliant Fabulous darling!!!!! Such a handy wee box. Thanks again Sam for giving us great tutorials x

  4. Glenys King says:

    Hi again from Australia Thank you for this box tutorial Having spent over an hour trying to make one similar this morning without success I was rapt to see this! Love the papers you have used It’s given me ideas for my box Thanks again!

  5. Kathleen Whitfield says:

    Fabulous little box, loving how it fold down flat too!

  6. Donna Golby says:

    Great box. I’m really enjoying these tutorials


  7. I Love it . Great box.
    from the Netherlands

  8. Nice colours. I would not come to the idea to Combine dark and pale blue.

  9. Wow just love it, where do you get your inspirations from x

  10. Christine Reid says:

    Definitely functional, versatile and wonderfully usable! Great!

  11. Jannicke Taerud says:

    What a gorgeous box! I love that it folds flat. I am going to make a few of these to have at hand:-)
    Have a good day!

  12. love the masculine papers, work great for my workmates

  13. I like your top decoration and the wrapped dsp. Thanks for another great box!

  14. Wanda Ciabattoni says:

    I also make multiples to put away, at least six or more. Then I have a large box with nothing but premade small gift boxes, so that way I may use all the same
    or dig thru my stash box and use a variety of small gift boxes.

  15. Nat Eastop says:

    Lovely lil box for goodies

  16. Hi! Sam. I am from Australia and a subscriber to your newsletters. I just cannot wait each day to check my emails to see what inspirational tutorial you have for your subscribers. Your latest box is such a delight. I will definitely make a few of these to keep as gift boxes. Thank you.

  17. gabriele hortner says:

    Hi Sam, Gabriele here from Austria. I like your small box very much and can not wait to see the next. You are great, greetings Gabriel

  18. Love your newest box! Need something for a bridal shower, now have to decide between this and the 6 sided box from the other day. You make it so hard to choose.

  19. Sarah Schullstrom says:

    Oh my gosh Sam, I really like the idea of fold flat for later use. Also I think it is great to “mix it up” and use other elements and colors. Thank you for sharing!

  20. Debbie Wicklund says:

    I do love the box, especially the fact that you can make them and fold them flat so you have it ready when you need it. I use the butterfly punch all the time. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win something. I live in Minnesota, USA.

  21. Another great box Sam and thanks for the brilliant tip on how to punch the butterfly right in the centre!

  22. Love watching a new “Sam” design on Saturday morning. Like the size of the box dimensions, so I’m already thinking of other variations, but love yours. Thank you!

  23. Love this box Sam! My craft room is filled with tons of boxes I have made from your videos. Ha Ha. I am addicted to making them. Thanks for the easy way you explain everything.

  24. Ronda Bullis says:

    Love the stuff you make. I check your blog every morning.

  25. Sharon Dillon says:

    Hi, Sam. I’ve been following you so long you’ve become part of my morning ritual! Always looking forward to your daily project. I’ve been a SU demonstaratir for ten years but more as a hobbyist. I’m in Washington State, USA. I love all things British, so just hearing your voice makes me smile.

    I love how you give all the details. It makes everything so easy. It also makes me more aware of the products so I get the most use out of them. You inspire me to be more crafty, like I used to be!

    Please disqualify me as I really don’t need anything. Just wanted you to know how much you have come to mean to me!

  26. Lovely box. will use the one loads. So versatile

  27. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful box! Love the papers and the color! Love that pretty butterfly punch!

  28. Made one made one brill xx

  29. might actually get ahead of the game with this one easier to store won’t get bashed…….hopefully thank you for this project

  30. Daggi Mosler says:

    That’s a beautiful box! Love the idea to build and fold it flat until use! Great!

  31. Ann Lauzon says:

    Hi Sam,

    Great box, I made one along with you. Like you I like to make ahead, so love that it’s a flat box…Ann in Canada

  32. Judy Collins says:

    Lovely, lovely box. I’ll be making lots of these. Thanks Sam.

  33. Great box. It can fold flat so it will not get damaged while waiting to use it. Perfect.

  34. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Gorgeous box, love it.

  35. cecilia montanez says:

    I love your boxes. Follow you every day
    Thanks for sharing

  36. Patricia Oliver -Rutherford says:

    Another great little box. Thank you for this design I have already made one as I needed a small box for a little gift! Patricia

  37. This box is lovely! Thank you for sharing this.

  38. Ali Marshall says:

    Great box,thanks for sharing…skipping off to make one now!

  39. Anne Lumsden says:

    well, you certainly have a spring in your step this year Sam. Another fabulous box…..

  40. One of your boxes + butterfly punches = perfect combination.

  41. Christine Bettany says:

    Another WOW project Sam. Love that this box folds flat. Love your colour choices and the use of butterfly punches.
    Right up my street.
    Christine xx

  42. What a great project for a guy would love this thank you for sharing with us

  43. Lovely little box. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  44. Fab box. Thanks for sharing.

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