Long Thin Tuck ‘n Fold Box Tutorial using Stampin’ Up! Coffee Break

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Long Thin Tuck ‘n Fold Box Tutorial using Coffee Break

How cute is this project? It’s made with the Coffee Break suite, but not a coffee bean or pot in sight!

It was one of the girls in my team (thank you Vicky!) who got me onto the blue shades in the paper when we were at my team retreat in June. I had been so taken by the beans and coffee icons that I just didn’t notice the blue. I know, I know, bad demo, must see all things in everything! But she created some projects from one of my make and takes and used the blues and that totally inspired me to make a couple of boxes that weren’t coffee related at all.

I still used the elements and papers and embellishments, but instead of using the matching stamp set, I went for Orange Blossom instead. Yes, I had a bit of an issue with my stamp set on camera, but you know me, I leave it all in, bloopers, errors and all!

And of course, the box itself is a little quirky in that it’s one of my no-glue tuck-n-fold boxes that will fold totally flat for storage. Got to love a space saver!

Have a great week, I’m celebrating with my son Luke today as it’s his 12th birthday. He’s requested pancakes for breakfast (British crepe style), and pizza for dinner…. wish me luck with the early morning pancakes!

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Finished dimensions – 1 x 2.5 x 9″ (2.5 x 6.5 x 23cm)

Cardstock – 8 x 11″ (20 x 28cm)

Score on the LONG side at 1, 10″ (2.5, 25.5cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1, 2, 4.5, 5.5″ (2.5, 5, 11.5, 14cm)

Large cardstock panel – 2.25 x 8.75″ (6 x 22.5cm)

DSP Panel – 2 x 8.5″ (5.5 x 22cm)

Small cardstock panel – 2.75 x 1.75″ (7 x 4.5cm)

Whisper White panel – 2.5 x 1.5″ (6.5 x 4cm)

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Sam Hammond

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Great box, love the video really made me laugh glad to know you gave off days too. Keep them coming, love your projects

  2. Love the colors in this paper. Sweet box. I’ve had stamps that just won’t stamp correctly before, frustrating. Makes you feel like your doing something wrong 🙂

  3. Nannie Annie says:

    Lovely project. It was an amusing video. Glad I am not the only one this happens to.

  4. You are my favorite YouTube subscription! Love your projects, your voice, and your laughter when you have a stubborn stamp! Thumbs up for me!

  5. Love the box and thank you, thank you, thank you for proving that persistence pays off when stamping. I’ve had too many days of giving up when things don’t go right. Love your videos…always a thumbs up from me!

  6. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Love the box and the colors. Happy Birthday Luke. Today is my birthday also

  7. Marthea from Western Australia says:

    Loved the video and watching you struggle. Nice to know it happens to everyone.
    Just a point tho’ a piercing mat under your paper might have made a difference, it does help with photopolymer stamps

  8. Linda B says:

    I love your boxes. Made me hoot with laughter when you were trying to win against that stamp…lol. I usually use the piercing mat and I usually win against those stubborn stamps.

  9. Greetings Sam!
    Thumbs up for a great video. Bloopers & all!
    I’m glad you leave the things in that don’t cooperate. Makes it real. Love it! Helps me to keep going after waaaay too many of my own, lol.
    You ALWAYS make my day! Have a great week, Hugz

  10. Charlotte Arutunian says:

    Love the project. You do such amazing work. Have you tried using a stamp pad when using photopolymer stamps? It really does work.

  11. Mary Stolaas says:

    Love the box. I am glad to see I am not the only one to have problems with stamps occasionally.

  12. What kind of goodies did you put inside-I love these fold flat, tuck and fold.

  13. Love this style of box! So simple really, once you know how to do it. No worries on the problems you had, I like seeing that you pro’s have problems now and then too. It turned out lovely in the end anyway. Thanks for another wonderful project and video.

  14. I too have trouble with the stamps stamping in the middle sometimes and I have applied pressure and gotten a squish on my cardstock! Ugh! I figured it was because I never use the spongy piercing mat. It can be frustrating, but you handled yourself wonderfully and I enjoyed the video, as always!

  15. Leslie Lavallee says:

    Love your posts, Sam. This one was the best, seeing you struggle with the stamp set. Makes me feel better when things like that happen to me. Keep them coming, please.

  16. So glad I am not the only one who fights with stamps! Great box.

  17. Norma Jean Suhr says:

    This project turned out GREAT for me! And guess what? The finished box holds two 9″ dinner candles beautifully! Thank you for an excellent tutorial!

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