Criss Cross Decorated Tall Box Tutorial using Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Pootles – Criss Cross Decorated Tall Box Tutorial

Oh I had so much fun making this box!

It was a totally happy accident (you’ll see the actual project I was aiming for in a couple of weeks time) and that’s okay by me.

I wasn’t looking for this kind of decorative pattern, and in all honesty, the criss cross effect serves no physical purpose in the build of the box, but oh my does it look lovely!

I promise you, it’s no where near as complicated as you think it might be, in fact, it’s so easy that my 9 year old has had a go, and made a really good job of it!

I’m not sure which I prefer, the blue or the pink, but I find it curious that although they are identical and the bits that press ‘in’ are the same on both, there seems to be a sort of optical illusion over the 2 of them, and that they look as though different parts are in and others are out. I think those rhinestones have a hand in that little illusion!

Anyway, have a great Wednesday, and if you make one of these, please feel free to share it with me, or on the public Pootles Craft Forum group on facebook.

S x

Cardstock – 11 x 7-1/2″ (28 x 19cm)

Score on the LONG side score at 1.75, 3.5, 5.25, 7, 8.75, 10.5″ (4.5, 9, 13.5, 18, 22.5, 27cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.75, 3.5, 5.25, 7″ (4.5, 9, 13.5, 18cm)


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Sam Hammond Donald

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  1. Anne Lumsden says:

    Wow, Wow, Wow. You have really excelled yourself with these two beauties!!
    Love the rhinestones. TFS

  2. I’ll say like Anne . . . wooooowwwww, woooowwwww, woooowwwwww!!! Just some more lines and a completely different box . . . beautiful!!!!

  3. Love the quilted look of this. And there is a bit of illusion going on with both. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Karol Hall says:

    Oh yes this is a gorgeous box can’t wait to make some. I see some black ribbon on the pink box and maybe the black rhinestones, don’t know will have a play with it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Absolutely gorgeous boxes. WOW, love that look. It definitely is an optical illusion. It’s funny how our eyes can play tricks like that.

  6. Annie Jasper in NH says:

    I had to make a beeline to my craft table when I saw this clever and beautiful box, Sam! Being lazy, I dragged out my sadly retired diagonal score board. I love the added bling of the rhinestones. I wish I had enough enamel dots on hand because I would love to see how that would look on the masculine version. Thank you so much for this wonderful box, Sam!

  7. LOVE! TFS!

  8. Yes love the box ,Will have ago xx

  9. Zeny Lucey says:

    Love the box! Thank you for sharing your new creation!

  10. Absolutely love this box, so pretty, yet the blue one is masculine. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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