Twist Close Cross Top Box with Stampin’ Up! Festive Paper

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles –  Twist Close Cross Top Box with Festive Birthday Paper

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Well today’s project is a happy accident! I was working on a variation on my Twist & Close boxes, there’s still a 4th to come next week (squeee!) but while working on changing the top a little, this came about. I was aiming for something different, but this one is so much better than the one that was rattling about in my head!

I love the look of it when it’s closed, I love that it’s crazy easy to make, I love that the effect is stunning but simple!

Yes, you can tell that I love it!

It’s a good sized box when finished too, measuring 4-1/8″ (10.2cm) tall and 2″ (5cm) around. So yes, loads could be popped inside!

Oh and how gorgeous is this Festive Birthday paper on it? Definitely a lot of fun for a fun box!

Do take note when you’re scoring though, where I usually start on the long side on this project I start on the short side. Don’t get caught out!

Have a fantastic Wednesday everyone!

S xx

Cardstock – 8-1/2 x 8″ (22 x 20cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 2, 6-1/8, 7″ (5, 15.2, 17.5cm)

Score on the LONG side fully at 2, 4, 6, 8″ (5, 10, 15, 20cm)

Score on the LONG side to the FIRST horizontal score line at 1, 3, 5, 7″ (2.5, 7.5, 12.5, 17.5cm)

DSP – 4 panels of 1-3/4 x 3-7/8″ (4.5 x 9.7cm) AND 12 panels of 3-4 x 3-4″ (2 x 2cm)


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Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Anne Lumsden says:

    Another winner!!!!Congratulations on your award too.

  2. Wow, I love this box! What a good idea , thanks for the video. Have a good wednesday

  3. So pretty!!! I understand why your blog has been chosen as the best blog in the UK . . . CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  4. Very clever closure, another stunner box. Thank you!

  5. Can’t wait to try this. Your boxes are incredible and your instructions are perfectly understandable. Thanks for the written measurements under the video as I can’t always turn on my speakers. I highlight them and print out….. Then when ready to make it——- I head for the craft desk to have fun.

  6. Your projects are always amazing!!

  7. Gloria Westerman says:

    This looks like it’s fun to make a doll fun to open and close…love it…tfs

  8. Another great idea. I’m going to try (using the word try strongly here!) to adapt to make a square version.

    Massive congratulations on your award 🙂

  9. Lisa M Sylvia says:

    Oh, I love this box, very cute. CONGRATULATIONS 🙂 You deserve it!

  10. I would like to see the twist and close at both ends to make it look like a Christmas cracker.

  11. This is so darn cute! I made several of the twist and close boxes for Valentines goodies and they turned out so cute, everyone loved them. Here is a link to my blog post showing them. I even figured out a 5 sided one. Pop over and have a look. Thanks for another fabulous project.

  12. I like the efforts you have put in this, thank you for all the great articles.

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