Lidded Box for 3×3 Cards using Stampin’ Up! DSP

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Lidded Box for 3×3 Cards using Festive Birthday DSP

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Well clearly I was channeling all things retro when I made these 2 boxes…. And I make no apology for that! I can however say that with 43 year old eyes whereas when I was a child of the 70s, that fashion did nothing for me…

It amazes me how we dislike a trend 10 years after it’s passed, yet 30 years on and we love it. I’m not sure I’d dress in this floral pattern, but I can certainly enjoy a trip down memory lane with wafts of nostalgia around!

It actually wasn’t my intention to go down the retro route, it just seemed to go that way when the lovely Crushed Curry colour was brought in. I think had I gone Melon Mambo instead, it would have had a very different look!

But I love these boxes and they’re everso versatile! They’re made specifically to be big enough to hold 3×3 cards and their envelopes, but of course, you could put all-sorts of everything in there!

I also have my easy trick in the video so you can see how to get the lid to be a perfect fit.

Have a super Wednesday everyone!

S x

Cardstock BASE – 7-3/16 x 7-3/16″ (18.2 x 18.2cm) Scored at 2″ (5cm) on ALL sides

Cardstock LID – 6-1/4 x 6-1/4″ (16.5 x 16.5cm) Scored at 1.5″ (4cm) on ALL sides

DSP – 3 x 1-1/4″ (7.5 x 3.5cm)

TOP – 3 x 3″ (7.5 x 7.5cm)

LABEL – 2-1/4 x 1-1/2″ (6 x 4cm)


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Sam Hammond

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  1. Elisabeth says:

    So beautiful boxes. Thanks for the video. Have a good day. (It’s raining in Paris )

  2. Love the details of the lid…great boxes!

  3. Love the sweet boxes, and pretty colors and papers.

  4. Oh what a lovely box ,wil have to make one off those thanks Sam

  5. Wanda jordan says:

    I just love all your stuff. This box is so cute. I don’t make 3×3 or 5×5 cards due to it cost us here in the USA 2 times the regular cost to mail. So would need to make standard size like 4×5, 5×7 etc.Our mail has standard sizes anything eles it cost due to having to hand mess with.. Is that possible.

  6. Sheila Klimas says:

    I personally love a 3 x 3 card with envelope…It is so “gifty”…I love presenting a gift in hand and personally presenting it to someone special…It is also a perfect “add on” to a gift…I like tiny birthday and thinking of you cards…and like to add a candy or tea bag with “gifts for no reason’, just because someone is thought of…so the smaller sized treat boxes and cards are amazing. Thrifty on paper & card stock…but huge on thought…The person who was concerned about mailing…I also live in the US…but you can put the mini cards in a standard sized envelope..(can even fit 2.)..I like to do one for now and one for later for opening…in one envelope…Please keep continuing to create directions for amazing small things…I love your blog…and look forward to it…

  7. Oh my Sam, I took these directions to my craft day today. I had my cousin double check and triple check that your measurements and video were what I had written down. It just didn’t come out right. Then it occurred to me how can you put a 6 1/4 lid on top of a 7 3/16 base. It just didn’t come out. so I figured the base was the top and the other was the bottom. But then the score marks were not correct. How did you accomplish this in your video? Three of us looked at it and don’t know how that is possible. Help. Love what you do.

    • Hi Sam,I have just made a 3″x 3″ box following all the measurements and find it did not fit,I checked that I followed the video as stated I just love this project and need to know have I done something wrong ?. Love all you do ,I try to make all your projects ,thank you .

  8. Nannie Annie says:

    Love this box and a great idea. Thank you for the excellent video as usual.

  9. What a lovely little gift this makes. Thanks for another great video, as always!

    • How did you make this fit properly? or haven’t you made it yet? Looking for correct measurements and not getting any response.

      • Pootles says:

        I’ve already made it, hence the video!

        • A 6 1/4 lid does not fit over a 7 3/16 base. I watched the video 3 times and went over the measurements several times. I don’t know how this can work.

        • I don’t know what the problem is, my lid always comes out too big. Guess i will give up on this one. All measurements were checked and double checked but still too big.

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