SpringWatch 2018 – Myths & Magic Candle Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 – Myths & Magic Candle Box Tutorial

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – MAGICAL DAY BUNDLE – details on how to enter at the bottom

Welcome to SpringWatch 2018!

If you don’t know what this is, this is my annual 14 day tutorial series focusing on the Spring and Sale a Bration catalogues. You get 14 video tutorials and projects, back to back to back and this is the 5th year I’m doing it! By all means, click on the Category Options at the very bottom of this page and you’ll see the 4 previous years.

I have so much fun creating this series and it’s the most ‘intense’ series of tutorials I do each year with a full 2 weeks of videos without a break in between!

This first one though is so much fun to make. I spotted these candles as a pair on Amazon UK at Christmas and just had to have them. I knew I wanted to use them in a project and here it is!

The colours of the candles themselves don’t match the papers that we have, but I think I made it work ok.

They smell pretty good too, so even if you don’t fancy gifting them both away, you could make a gift with one and keep the other….

The Myths and Magic suite has totally swept me away this year. I’m not really a ‘mythical creature’ fan normally, despite having small boys in the house with wild imaginations, but I can’t stop using this suite. Can you tell?? Past projects tell you that!

I hope you have a fantastic day and that yours is full of magic too.

S x

Cardstock – 12 x 8-1/4″ (30 x 20.1cm)

Score on the LONG side at 3.25, 6, 9.25″ (8.3, 15, 23.3cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 2.75, 5.5″ (6.7, 13.4cm)

Dimensions when finished – 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.25″ (6.7 x 6.7 x 8.3cm)

Sale a Bration Details HERE

Pootles SpringWatch 2018 Giveaway

New Gift Every Day!

2 ways to enter

  1. Leave a comment here on my blog or on the YouTube video related to this project, get 1 entry into the draw *no purchase necessary!*
  2. Place an order with me and receive 5 entries into the draw

Orders can be placed from the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria.

I can only send the product gift to the following 5 countries – The UK, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Austria, as per my demonstrator agreement

If you live outside those locations, please feel free to enter by leaving a comment. Should you win, I will send you a selection of handmade goodies made by me!

  • *winners drawn at random
  • *winner notified by February 15th 2018
  • *You can enter every day should you wish
  • *multiple orders on the same day will each receive 5 entries EACH TIME into the draw
  • *prizes are supplied by me – Sam Hammond Donald, Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator
  • *all purchases will automatically get my wonderful goodie pack that I send each month

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 Donald

#1 Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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  1. Woo hoo!! SpringWatch!! I too love this bundle. Thanks for sharing.
    Marian x

  2. Alison Murphy says:

    Wonderful find and your box is perfect for them. Never miss your videos!

  3. Alexis Smith says:

    I think……no, I know I have buy this suite! Love it Sam! Xx

  4. Brilliant Box and the candles look super, love your tutorials as they are simple for simple headed folks like me !!

    Hope you’ve settled into your new abode the cats are well

  5. Doreen Collins says:

    just love this Sam..right up my street! and what lovely stamps…

  6. Irma Hueber says:

    What a great project, I love the unicorn and mermaid.

  7. I absolutely love this set – will be on look out for your other springwatch goodies! Thanks pootles x

  8. What perfect candles for this suite! Adorable boxes for them!

  9. Carol Butler says:

    Love this! Oh and there are dies too Always love watching your brilliant tutorials xx

  10. What a great find, love the box Xx

  11. simone mcloughlin says:

    fun box! i left tabs on the sides of the lid which eliminates a bit of a gap on
    the sides of the top.
    have to get those candles! lovely!

  12. Hi Sam!
    I just discovered you about a month ago and I am addicted to your projects and blog! I live in Canada so I am unable to order products from you but if I could, I most certainly would!

    I wasn’t too keen on this suite when I first saw it in the catalogue but you have won me over and I have just ordered it! Thank you for your inspiration and for sharing your craft knowledge and creations with the world. I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s project!

  13. Tania Godwin-Evans says:

    Sam I always love your projects and have been following you for years. This one is simple but effective as always. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  14. Woohoo, it’s Spring Watch again!!!

    Wonder if I will be one of lucky winners.
    Love the stamp set btw. 🙂

  15. Cute

  16. Hi Sam, I love all of your projects. I think I have pinned them all! I am excited to see these new projects. Thanks for all that you do!

  17. Yeah…Springwatch…just LUV it, thank you for doing it again Sam.
    Lovely box for that candel.

  18. maggie litlle says:

    Howdy from Texas
    I love your videos, you are an amazing teacher THANK YOU!!

  19. Love this! It would be a perfect little gift, your work is so inspiring.

  20. Kathleen whitfield says:

    I so look forward to your YouTube demonstrations they are really inspiring, I adore candles so this project is a winner for me! x

  21. Cynthia Cole says:

    Lovely box for the candle! Thanks for the tutorial.

  22. Hi Sam! I think today I am commenting a little late . . . so many comments . . . of course, everybody would like to win those beautiful stamps and dies; but I know I will win . . . positive thinking — ha!ha!ha! I love your boxes, I have quite a big collection now. Since I discovered your blog I have made them ALL!!! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and inspiration with us.

  23. Linda Worth says:

    Love how the boxes blend with the candles. Those candles are to die for ❤️

  24. Harriett Goddard says:

    Great box for a present and a Fantastic competition!

  25. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Love Springwatch, look forward to your videos every day. Love the box and the candles. I only ordered the DSP

  26. Another awesome tutorial. You are so talented and creative xx

  27. Cilla Simms says:

    Love watching your videos, lots of lovely ideas

  28. Thanks to you my craft collection is now a National Treasure. It needs to be protected for posterity…….
    Love Susan

  29. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    Love it, love it, love it….. cute little box for a nice present… I’m just a fan of this lovely set that I’m going to receive at the end of the week….yeah!!!!!
    20 minutes it’s nothing when we spend time watching you, thank you Sam for this nice video….

  30. absolutely too cute thank you for spring watch

  31. Very nice little box. I’ll have to measure and adjust if I do this one for candles. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. alison gibson says:

    When i saw this stamp set in the new catalogue i thought not for me, the more i see it the more i want it you are doing some amazing things with it.

  33. Hannie T Lopez says:

    Love the mermaids in this set!

  34. Kathy Swift says:

    Love this project. I have a work colleague who is mad about mermaids so the stamps and dies are going on my shopping list.

  35. Kathy Swift says:

    Me again – just went onto Amazon and the candles are unavailable and they don’t know if they will be back… 🙁

  36. Jennifer Newell says:

    Very cute box. Thanks for sharing.

  37. I am new to crafting with card but I have enjoyed making this box. Thank you so much.

  38. My granddaughter would love the box. She adores anything mermaid – well she is only three ;>) Great video, as always. Many thanks Sam Take care.

  39. Sweet project. TFS

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