SpringWatch 2018 Kawaii Pen Tutti Frutti Sleeves

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles -SpringWatch 2018 Kawaii Pen Tutti Frutti Sleeves

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – FRUIT BASKET BUNDLE – details on how to enter at the bottom

You should have heard me squeal when I spotted these adorable pens on facebook. They popped up as a sponsored post at the end of October and as soon as I spotted the Tutti Frutti suite in the catalogue we received in November, I knew I had to go back to the online shop and buy them (adding in some really cute cat pens while I was there…!)

I will give you a warning, while they do offer free international shipping, don’t expect them to arrive anytime soon, it took a good 6 weeks for them to arrive with me….

But they’re so worth it for the cute factor!

I decided to put them in a 2″ (5cm) cello sleeve rather than hide them away in a box. I wanted to show off the little charm! And yes, I am ok with the writing on the side, you barely notice it when you cover your sleeve with punch out shapes and all sorts of fruity loveliness!

My cardstock inserts are cut to 8 x 2″ (20 x 5cm) and the DSP is layered at 1.75 x 6″ (4.5 x 15.25cm) to make full use of the DSP length. You could cut your sleeve down and then cut your cardstock down, but I think our lovely matching Washi Tape works well to fill in the blanks.

Now who else is in need of some fruit to eat right now?

S x

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. Alexis Smith says:

    I love all the bright colours in this DSP! Lovely little project xxx

  2. Really sweet. Look very summery on a cold winters day. xx

  3. Wow loving this quick project very clever papers are amazing

  4. I’m also a fan of pens – bit of a collector . Love this idea, would make lovely gifts x

  5. Oh my gosh – love these! if I dont win the set please can I win a pen!!! ha ha! Nice one Pootles! x

  6. Barbara Ford says:

    Love stamping up Stamps & co-ordinating Punches, you are an inspiration Sam

  7. Linda Castree says:

    I love the pens and paper! This is a lovely quick project, thanks Sam.

  8. What a cool project!
    Thank you for showing

  9. Another cute project, Sam! Thanks for this great idea. I always struggle with washi tape in that I don’t know what to do with it.

    I ordered this bundle and the DSP last week but I may just have to order the sequins and washi tape too!

    Thanks for sharing another great project!

  10. Carol Butler says:

    Brilliant tutorial as usual – I love it and the clever packaging to show off the pens! The punched strawberries are adorable xx

  11. What a great project! I am also a “collector” of a variety of pens for my teachers gifts. Thanks for all the great ideas and videos.

  12. Harriett Goddard says:

    Lovely, ordering the pens they will be here just in time for spring and teacher presents!

  13. Hi Sam, another sweet project. I love cute pens and stuff like that and could spend hours and lots of money in that section in the shops.

  14. Linda Worth says:

    In the catalogue this did nothing for me but you gave changed my mind showing the suite off in this tutorial x

  15. Cilla Simms says:

    Love the papers, quick and easy project. Thank you

  16. ha!ha!ha! I loved your “on line shop” comment for the pens BUT . . . what shop???? A little gift becomes a beautiful gift !! Thanks Pootles!!

    • Patricia Sukow says:

      Look forward to getting your videos they are so fun and inspiring to watch. What company did you order the pens from? I would like to give them to my co-workers for Mother’s Day…need to make around 50. Have blessed day.

  17. Lovely project!!
    The Pens are so cute!

  18. Wendy Pickersgill says:

    These are gorgeous !!! Thanks for all your hard work over Spring Watch. We do appreciate it xx

  19. A lovely bright project on this cold and Frosties day xx

  20. Hey there, Sam! Thank you for showing this very quick and simple idea as an alternative for boxes. The Tutti Fruity Suite is growing on me with every inspiration!

  21. Such cute pens, and the perfect paper to match! The cello bags are a great way to gift them.

  22. Victoria O’Meara says:

    Lovely cheerful paper. Especially like the dinky little punches.

  23. Irma Hueber says:

    beautiful pens and a great project

  24. I’m always surprised how you manage to make anything normal – like a pen – to look absolutely fabulous by decorating it in your very own style. Simple but effective.

  25. Jean Hobbs says:

    Another great idea & ideal for my children’s crafts, thanks again Sam x

  26. Lynda Arnall says:

    Oh how pretty, they make a lovely gift. Adorable x

  27. What a lovely idee. I go make it for my grandsons
    4 birthday to take it to school .
    xx the Netherlands

  28. Those pens are fun! 🙂

  29. Angela Brice says:

    Love this project Sam – just looked at the pen shop and the pens are no more!!! I was thinking of doing these for my WI Craft Fayre in May. Will have to look elsewhere, but they do still have cute pens! I think they look they Japanese symbols?

  30. Camilla Fisher says:

    Oooh, got to get some of those pens; they’re gorgeous! And, as you say, a great little seller at a craft fair. Best project yet.

  31. Jane Hiscocks says:

    Lovely little summery gift on a winters day.

  32. Cynthia Cole says:

    Adorable little pen sleeves!

  33. Not sure it will work on your new pens but sometimes you can remove the writing with rubbing alcohol. Just a thought. The project is a keeper!

  34. maggie litlle says:

    That is adorable!!

  35. Cute and cheery project on this snowy day in Michigan. TFS

  36. Jannicke Taerud says:

    Soooo sweet and adorable <3

  37. So sweet, adorable great as gifts for kids or colleagues

  38. Sweet project Sam!! Love all your video’s.

  39. Wendy Parker says:

    What a cute project – great idea to take something as basic as a pen and turn it into a stylish,simple gift

  40. What a sweet idea. Love it.

  41. Hi Sam, what a great gift. Thanks for everything.

  42. Sheila Klimas says:

    What a cute idea…I am always looking for cute ideas for gifty items for favors for our grand daughters’ birthday parties and school swaps for holidays…you make everything so cute and amazing…I love all your projects and you are definitely the queen of gift presentation. you make simple items like candy or candles or a pen look WOW…thanks for all you share worldwide.

  43. This brings summer to our cold wintery temperatures!

  44. Geraldine says:

    Hi Sam

    A lovely idea and such a useful stamp set and punches. TFS

  45. Very nice,you are full of surprises ,And we love it Xx

  46. How lovely!! x

  47. Lisa Sylvia says:

    How cute is that project, love it. Those pens are adorable. You should have showed your cat pens. LOL

  48. Christine says:

    Great way to show off a simple gift- lifts it to another level

  49. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    I don’t know How you come up with all those great ideas…. but thanks for me because I just have to watch your videos an get the inspiration from you…. 😀 I’m always talking about you to my friends…. 🙂
    I love pens as well those are really cute… and the little gift bag is just perfect… with this paper and the fruit basket set you feel ready to prepare your spring and teachers presents. Thank you Sam ***

  50. Debbie Ravenhill says:

    Oh how cute are those pens. I definitely could not give them away!! Lovely project very bright and sunny.

  51. Wow,what a find. Perfect match with that yummy DSP. Yet another of your wonderful ideas Sam, be great for my grandson’s school fate. Thanks for sharing. Take care.


    So simple but so fabulous. Thank you.

  53. Cute project. You find such neat things online.

  54. Very cute little gift project. Thanks for another fun video.

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