Sam’s Stampin’ Up! Fresh Fruit Birthday Giveaway

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Sam’s Fresh Fruit Birthday Giveaway

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It’s my birthday today! I am such a kiddie when it comes to birthdays, particularly my own, and I love sharing it wherever I can! My lovely boys tend to buy my edible gifts – they like to ‘help’ me enjoy them. And that’s ok by me! I’m writing in advance so I’ve no idea what they’ve bought for me, but I know I’ll be very happy with everything! And in the sharing spirit, I have a little giveaway to share too. More details at the bottom!

My youngest son Oliver is 5 years old and he’s the biggest crafter in my house besides me. And he loves making boxes and packages of treats. We were inundated with pretty boxes in the run up to Christmas! And he knew my birthday was coming up, so he asked me to make a box so he could put a treat inside it for me. Bless his little heart!

So he chose the colour and the stamp set and twine, and asked me to make a square box. I did, having no idea what he was going to be putting inside, but it turned out to be a perfect fit for a Yankee Candle votive! I have a set of drawers with lots of things inside that I use as inspiration and one drawer is entirely devoted to candles of many sizes. So he rummaged about and found the lovely Raspberry one. I haven’t got a photo of his box here unfortunately (he took it back off me!) but you will see it in the video!!

Once he’d made it and stamped it, he asked me to put it in a video for you all! So a little modification on the closure and inspiration further taken from his ‘fruity’ candle choice and I made the box that you’ll see in the video.

I had fun stamping my own cardstock and it is always nice to create our own designs. Fresh Fruit made this very easy, so that’s why I’m giving away a stamp set to everyone who places an order over £100 (€120) in my online shop today (Monday March 13th 2017 from midnight to midnight). However, I am also giving away a pack of the Bow Paperclips to everyone who places an order over £50 (€60) too. I can take orders only from the 5 following countries – The UK, Germany, France, Austria, The Netherlands. And this is a gift from me to you! I’ll order in the stamps and gifts tomorrow and send them on ASAP!

S xx

Cardstock – 8.5 x 6″ (21.5 x 15cm)

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

Score on the SHORT side at 2, 4″ (5, 10cm)

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

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on the right hand side, or within this blog post.

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!

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as a Guru with my account name as PootlesPapercraft, however, I’m scattered everywhere as Pootles!


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  1. Happy birthday. May you have many more!

  2. Happy Birthday dear Sam, enjoy your day.

  3. Hppy Birthday Sam, have a great day

  4. Happy Birthday Sam. Congratulations and enjoy your special day.

  5. Elena Matusiak says:

    Happy Birthday Sam!!! Lots of Love from California, USA

  6. Rebecca V. says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, Sam! Have a great day! By the way, Oliver did an amazing job!

  7. Feliz cumpleanos! Happy Birthday, Sam! God bless you today and always!

  8. A very Happy Birthday from sunny Sheffield. Hope you have a lovely day xx

  9. Monika Gallard says:

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    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ BIRTHDAY♥
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    hope you have a great day cheers Monika ….Australis

  10. Susan Prinsloo says:

    Happy Birthday my God bless you have a nice dayi am loving your post.Thank you for shearring we do not get your products her and our exchange rate is so poor but i still love your pst Regard Susan

  11. Judith Dee says:

    Happy Birthday Sam! My husband has his birthday today too!

  12. Doreen Collins says:

    Happy Birthday Sam! have a lovely day!love what you made here to match the candles..x

  13. Happy birthday. Great that your son thought of it in this way.

  14. Marian Fleming says:

    Happy birthday Sam. Have a wonderful day.
    From Marian (Australia) xxx

  15. Happy Birthday from New Zealand Sam, Monday has just about ended here, enjoy your day!

  16. Happy Birthday Sam
    Hope you have a great day with your family

  17. May your day be filled with lots of love, laughter, presents and cake.
    Lots and lots of chocolate cake!

    Happy Birthday! xxx

  18. Glenys King says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Hope your day is awesome You certainly deserve a great day Cheers

  19. Patricia Oliver -Rutherford says:

    Best wishes to you on your special day Happy Birthday Sam. Thanks for another lovely little box to create.

  20. Cindy Smith says:

    Happy Birthday Sam!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Thank you for all you do for us.

  21. Carla vdM says:

    Congratulations on your birthday from me too Sam.
    Hope you have a wonderfull day.

  22. Happy Birthday ! May your birthday be filled with everything that you love!

  23. Peggy Moberg says:

    Happy Birthday Sam! I love hearing about your boys. My kids are all grown so listening to you tell of your sons box was heart warming.
    Enjoy your day

  24. Stempeljunky-Monika says:

    Have a wonderful birthday, dear Sam! March is a good month to celebrate. Mine was just 2 days ago, so I know that for sure. 🙂
    Keep it up!

  25. Hi Sam, I hope you have had a wonderful day for your birthday and that all your boys spoilt you with lots of treats, hugs and love.

  26. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sam may all your dreams come true ,have a great day,sounds like Oliver is following in your foot steps ,bless him,he love you lots,as we all do have fun xxxx

  27. Gill Lee says:

    Happy birthday Sam – have a great day

  28. Happy Birthday from Florida! Have a fabulous day. My husbands is tomorrow. Hugs

  29. Happy birthday Sam
    Have a nice and lovely day.
    Xx the Netherlands

  30. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Sam x

  31. Happy Birthday from Scotland, dear Sam! Have a fab day with your boys!

  32. Irma Hueber says:

    Happy Birthday and many healthy years to it. Have a great day.

  33. Sylvia Maunder says:

    Happy birthday, Sam. Love the inventiveness of your wee boys. I wish I’d known about paper crafting when mine were that age.

  34. Happy Birthday Sam! Oliver’s box is very sweet! I miss my son crafting with me, he’s almost 11 now. But, he used to always make stuff too 🙂

  35. Daggi Mosler says:

    Have a very happy birthday, dear Sam! Lots of blessings to you and many good years to come! Enjoy your day with your family!

  36. Leslie Denton says:

    Have a very Happy Birthday!

  37. Happy birthday, Sam. Thank you for all your great projects, love watching your posts.

    Patti, USA

  38. Happy Birthday and lovely boxes…they are so cute…and the stamps?? Amazing!

  39. Happy Happy Birthday ❤
    Have a wonderful day!

  40. Sabrina Shangle says:

    Happy Birthday to you! Love the little box

  41. Kelley Hooker says:

    Have a delicious birthday!!

  42. Charline Thijsen says:

    Happy Birthday Sam (Pootles). love the box

  43. Mary Gaves says:

    Happy Birthday, Sam! I hope you have fabulous day, and a blessed year

  44. A very Happy Birthday from South Florida USA

  45. Debbie Wicklund says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your talents. I follow you from Forest Lake, Minnesota USA.

  46. Gloria Westerman says:

    Happy happy birthday!!!! Hope your having the best one ever….it seems Oliver wanted it be the best ever too…such a sweetheart…tfs

  47. Jennifer Newell says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to tuning in each day to your blog.

  48. Happy Birthday, Sam. I look forward to your posts each and every day. You make such lovely things and are so gracious to share them with all of us. Oliver seems to enjoy making things like you do, so sweet. Enjoy your special day!

  49. Happy Birthday Sam hope you have a great day . thanks for sharing

  50. Happy happy birthday have a fabulous day!!!

  51. Happy Birthday Sam….wishing you a great day!
    What a special and thoughtful candle holder from your son.
    I like that you picked a fruit theme for your candle…well done

  52. Such a cute little box. I might have to make some for our girl’s crafting weekend coming up.

  53. Oh Sam…how wonderful that your Oliver is so close to you. He obviously loves you a lot. Happy birthday from San Francisco, California.

  54. Just fixing my email address

  55. Peggie Sue Jackson says:

    Hello from Georgia, USA ~ Happy Birthday! Such a sweet little stamp set! Adorable box. My b-day is this Friday! It’s St. Patrick’s Day, but my mom always called St. Peggie’s Day. Oliver is a little sweetie pie!

  56. Happy Birthday Sam ,pass a good day with family.Your box is very

  57. Bobbi Hudson says:

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

  58. Happy Birthday Sam! Have a lovely day celebrating you!

  59. Patricia Owens says:

    Happy Birthday Sam! Have a wonderful day & make a memory!

  60. Sharon Kent says:

    Happy Birthday Sam. Hope you have a fabulous birthday. Today is my son’s birthday also. I love Oliver’s little box and your box as well.

  61. Tana Lewis says:

    Happy Birthday Sam! Hope it is full of joy and laughter.

  62. Happy Birthday,Sam! I love your videos. You really inspire me to get out of my box……….Lol, no pun intended! Have a wonderful birthday! Hugs

  63. Sharon Maxwell says:

    Happy Birthday Sam‼ from Southern California!

  64. Valerie Barker says:

    Happy Birthday to You Sam! from Canada.
    Love that your boys are so involved in what you do.

  65. Carolina Ramos says:

    Happy birthday Sam! Enjoy your special day. Good job Oliver!

  66. Brenda Lentz says:

    Happy Birthday. May you have a super special day. I love your boxes. My 80 year old mother in law is visiting and is loving your tutorials. Love from Brenda South Africa

  67. Happy Birthday Sam!! Hope that you have a wonderful day.

  68. Happy Birthday!. Hope you have a fantastic day. Oliver did a wonderful job on his birthday box for you.

  69. Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you fantastic day full of joy and laughter.
    Love both boxes, and enjoy all your projects. From Williamsburg Virginia USA.

  70. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Happy Birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day. Cute box.Your son is sweet.

  71. We too have a family birthday today, it must be a special day. Many happy returns Sam, have a great birthday.

    Dionne xx

  72. Wendy Beebe-Chavolla says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday, Sam!!

  73. Linda Dube says:

    Happy Birthday. Hope you continue to be blessed in the coming year. Love this little box. Hugs

  74. Diane Young says:

    Happy Birthday! Your projects are always inspiring, thank you.

  75. Judie Lawson says:

    Lovely box. Oliver, you did a marvelous job. And Happy Birthday to you Sam. I hope you have a wonderful day. I really enjoy all your projects.

  76. Happy bday Sam! You are my favorite blogger – as a hobbyist/demonstrator, I have used SO many of your ideas for projects for my kids/their school/etc. Thanks for all the inspiration and instruction. Blessings to you & your lovely family on this day and throughout the year to come!

  77. Linda Mohler says:

    Happy Birthday, Sam! I love all of your boxes and look forward to them. Have a blessed day!

  78. Judith Handziak says:

    I just love to see all the beautiful boxes you make, i follow you and do them for my elderly ladies and they are always looking for something different. I tell them I follow you and that is where i get the great ideas. Thanks so much. you are a blessing and Happy Birthday and your son did a great job.


  79. Happy birthday! It’s my birthday today, too. I just recently discovered your videos and blog and love them. I’m in the US, but enjoy your creations and tips for how you do what you do. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  80. Twila Franklin says:

    Happy Birthday!! Thank you for all you do for stampers. I love your items and look every day for your site. I hope you have a wonderful day. Twila

  81. JEAN STAYTON says:

    happy birthday to you happy birthday to you and many more
    Have a fabulous day

  82. HAPPY, HAPPY BLESSED BIRTHDAY! Your birthday and our anniversary are the same day! Well, you get to celebrate a couple of hours before us, but the same date is still the same. This year we are celebrating 46 years. I still feel like it was last year, not 46. Anyway, have a blessed birthday and keep on with your wonderful shares! Brenda West and husband Bobby

  83. Happy BIrthday Sam
    I live in California and love watching your videos. I am obsessed with making your boxes. I hope your birthday is full of lovely surprises with many more birthdays to come.

  84. Dixie Rice says:

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Sam. You deserve a very special day as you are a very special woman and so willing to share your inspiration with all. Love, love, love your videos. Thank you for all you share.

  85. How sweet Oliver made a birthday gift box for you! Happy Birthday Sam! My birthday is this Saturday!
    Way to go March babies!

  86. kimberly robson says:


  87. Sabrina Radican says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  88. Love this cute little box, how sweet of Oliver to give you that lovely gift.
    Happy Birthday! It’s my friends birthday today too, unfortunately, she is celebrating hers in the hospital. But she’s doing well and may be home tomorrow.
    Thanks for this fun project and video.

  89. Happy Birthday, Sam! Thanks for sharing!

  90. Happy Happy Birthday Sam!!!! Hope you had a great day.

  91. Hope you had a great day and everybody spoilt you rotten,love both boxes ,especially Oliver’s xx

  92. Randee S says:

    Happy Birthday snowy Michigan, USA! Hope you had a day full of fun and surprises. Love the boxes. TFS

  93. Happy Birthday!!!! Thank you so much for your awesome projects. I love watching the videos and have even made some nice boxes — shows how good your instructions are!

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