Eastern Medallions Pagoda Topped Box

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Eastern Medallions Pagoda Topped Box


Spin it, then Pin it!

So today I’ve got a box project for you where I show off the stunning new Eastern Medallion Thinlits. I will confess, there was something troubling me about my original Berry Burst and Powder Pink sample, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. However, while filming the video, it was like a little light bulb pinged on top of my head! I’d put too many flowers on there.

Don’t you just love those moments of clarity?

I definitely much prefer my Soft Sky/Night of Navy version, and with the fewer flowers and lack of sponging, this one’s definitely the winner. And of course, it shows off how lovely those dies are.

I love the pagoda style boxes and most definitely, they’re a quick ‘n simple box to make, leaving you to decorate as you wish.

Have a super Friday everyone!

S x


7.5 x 10.5″ (19.5 x 27.5cm)

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

Score on the SHORT side at 2.5, 5″ (6.5, 13cm)

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Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. My thank you gift arrived today Love it
    thank you Sam

  2. I think you are spot-on with your self-critique as to why the first version didn’t quite seem to be making the grade — too busy; sponging all the sides of a relatively small project seemed to detract from rather than subtly enhance the box. I have a question – could one colour the faceted dots with a sharpie, as we did with the rhinestones and pearls? The colour might settle too much in the grooves; yet that might add to the interest.

  3. Anne Lumsden says:

    Cute boxes, but I agree the soft sky one is the best. Love your honesty…

  4. Me too, I go for the soft sky . . . the way you wrap the ribbon is great! I had seen it before, but this time I will start practicing it, in particular with the scalloped tag topper which has the rounded top over the slit and makes the ribbon move.

    Thanks so much! By the way, I missed you yesterday!

  5. Carolyn says:

    Less is more! Soft sky one is lovely

  6. Leigh Ann Crowley says:

    I would have to go with the Soft Sky also . Love all your creations .

  7. I like the boxes, but maybe the pink one has too much sponging. The high contrast between the colors are a bit too much maybe? I think any color combo would work with this, and keep it in the style of the blue one.

  8. Beautiful flowers! I love the gems!

  9. Robbye Hamilton says:

    Great use of this suite. I’m in love with the dies.?

  10. Ginni Berg says:

    I’d put an outer ring of navy on the big flower

  11. Brenda Lentz says:

    Love the blue one.

  12. DIANE ALLEN says:

    Sam because you have even number of flowers on your box that’s why it looks odd

  13. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Sam, I love the Soft Sky one better also, but I do like the pink too, maybe if you did the pink over the same way you did the blue one, and no sponging, it would look better. Trial and Error, we all do it 🙂

  14. I do love the colors of the first one, but it was just too much. The blue one is much more subtle and very pretty. Thanks for another great video and project.

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