SpringWatch 2018 Happy Easter Yankee Candle Egg Punch Board Box Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 Happy Easter Yankee Candle Egg Punch Board Box Tutorial

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – SWEET SOIREE EMBELLISHMENT KIT – details on how to enter at the bottom

Oh my, I was so lucky to spot these Yankee Candle Easter Eggs on Amazon. They are actually from last year, but they’re at a super bargain price right now at £7.99 for 4 of them, and each holds 3 Wax Melts for a tart burner. How fab to get such a great bargain!

And as I love yankee candles anyway, I couldn’t leave them behind!

So I bought them and put them into a box for you!

It was quite a lot of trial and error to get the box exactly the right size with the insert in, but it works, hurrah! Then I had a lot of fun and games making sure that the insert would work and after a few discarded pieces of cardstock, that too now works.

I do the hard work so you don’t have to!

I did consider punching a hole in one side somehow, to show what was inside, but decided that a little mystery would work….

Sweet Soiree wasn’t my first paper of choice, I was thinking originally more along the more traditional ‘eastery’ type paper, but realised that though this suite seems pitched at cakes, weddings, birthdays, it could also work simply for Spring. So that’s what I did!

But as it does hold and Easter Egg, I had to use Hello Easter and that huge egg shape, yes I do fussy cutting… eek!

Have a great day everyone, and grab the bargain eggs while you can!

S x

DSP = 12 x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5cm)

Punch and Score (FOLLOWING THE VIDEO!) at 5-4/8″ (6.7cm)

You will need to watch the video for the flip and score that I teach….

Insert – 8-1/4 x 4.5″ (21 x 11.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 0.75, 3.75, 4.5, 7.5″ (2, 9.5, 11.5, 19cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 0.75, 3.75″ (2, 9.5cm)

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. Oh my gosh – that’s stunning! – love!

  2. Irma Hueber says:

    What a great project, can’t wait to make this one.

  3. Carla vdM says:

    What a lovely box for your egg-candle. And great to see you are using the EPB to make it…….super!
    I have some chocolat children surprise eggs lying on da shelve, will give your idea a try with them.
    Thank you again for the video, always a great help.

  4. Adore this box and your use of the Sweet Soirée embellishments. A must CASE! Thanks for the inspiration and scoring tip.

  5. O my what gorgeous box love it ,you are so clever ,will make one today ,And try to get sum eggs thanks Sam Xx

  6. Hey Sam, thank you for the daily inspiration you share with all of us.
    Neat idea to use a glue dot to fix a corner that pops out!
    Wish you a great day and I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s video.

  7. Just ordering the eggs now,what fantastic value especially if they are for presents!

  8. Lovely box great for Easter or any time of year. Love Envelope Punch Board projects it’s just such an amazing tool !!!

  9. Anne Lumsden says:

    Fabulous project Sam. I found you by searching for EPB ideas and could not be without that tool. TFS.

  10. Helen watson says:

    Beautiful boxes, going to get the Yankee Easter eggs if any left thank you for sharing your lovely project

  11. Lovely!!

  12. Love it, Will give it a try someday. 🙂

  13. Linda Worth says:

    loving the box to match those eggs what a great idea, mind working overtime now x

  14. Terri Esham says:

    Sam – Note: In the video you say to punch at 2 5/8 but in your directions it says 5 4/8.

    Love the box and plan to make it. Love the tip on how to remove some of the strength of the magnets. I never would of thought of that. Thanks for sharing all your talent with us each day.

  15. Margaret Page says:

    Supper box. So pretty.

  16. Hi Sam. Always love your projects, seeing the kitties and hearing about the boys! My female cat, Lady Liberty, sits on the back of the sofa and watches your videos with me as I warm up my arthritic joints in the morning with the heating pad in the mornings. Thanks for all you do-on days when the pain won’t let me play and create I can always count on you and my other great blogs to entertain me until I can! Blessings to you and your from across the pond!

  17. Winifred Kennedy says:

    Would love to be a winner.

  18. Can’t wait to start this project.

  19. Love this box but am thinking it is the perfect size for candles too 🙂 x
    Thank you as always for showing us your amazing creations x

  20. That is a beautiful box! Thank you for solving all of the problems first so that we can craft without fuss! I am going to try to find some large chocolate eggs that will sit perched inside as nicely as the ones you demonstrated with.

    Thanks very much for all that you do…your ideas and creativity are inspiring!


  21. So delicate with those pastel colors . . . it’s incredible!! . . . soon we will start Lent and this beautiful box will help for Easter gifts. Thanks a lot!

  22. I LOVE this! It is so springtime and fresh! Definitely needed to see this post today as it is -5 and snowy this morning here in Pennsylvania! Blah! Thanks for sharing, Sam!

  23. Cynthia Cole says:

    Such a lovely box for the Egg candles!

  24. Jean Hobbs says:

    Another great idea & ideal for my daughter who doesn’t eat chocolate! (Don’t know who she takes after ) Thanks Sam

  25. Geraldine says:

    Lovely box and the embellishments are beautiful too. Really enjoy all your projrcts.

  26. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Gorgeous boxes Sam. Looked on Amazon here, those eggs are not available. I can picture those boxes filled to the brim with all sorts of goodies.

  27. Camilla Fisher says:

    Another great project. Where do you get your ideas?

  28. Cilla Simms says:

    Great project, will try this one for Easter ❤️

  29. Dagmar Mosler says:

    Such a great idea to put a candle in! Really love it! And it is possible to adjust the size of the box to the size of the egg/candle or whatever needs a help to be in the right position!
    Thank you so much!

  30. Bette barnes says:

    Like be your videos! So inspiring.

  31. Lynn Lipchak says:

    I am far away [USA] but I have never found anyone who does boxes the way you do. Can’t believe how much I have learned here. Thanks so much. Please enter me into a drawing for some things you have made.

  32. alison gibson says:

    another lovely project, another lovely gift xxx

  33. Corinne van Bruggen says:

    What a lovely spring eastern box.
    And the sweet soiree dsp hou beautiful is that.
    xx the Netherlands

  34. Marthea from Western Australia says:

    Great idea and lovely box for the ‘egg’
    PS if I win I have a UK address too

  35. Olwen Balfour says:

    Thank you for this lovely project Sam. I immediately went on Amazon but the offer has 3xpired. However I did source these on another site, albeit doubl3 the price bit I still feel it was good value for such an unusual gift. My nieces are getting too old for Easter eggs, so this is perfect. I’m just away to spend my Saturday afternoon making the boxes. Have a lovely weekend everyone x

  36. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    Lovely box for easter eggs….or else… I love the idea using the envelope punch thank you for the measures always useful….. 😉

  37. Kathy Swift says:

    Love it love it love it.

  38. Very pretty boxes and yes, very springlike. Thanks!

  39. Cute, cute, cute. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. TFS

  40. I really love this, and what a lovely idea with the envelope punchboard

  41. Beautiful DSP + Envelope Punch Board + Sam’s magic = win, win, win. Thank you so much Sam.

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