SpringWatch 2018 Epic Celebration Chalk Marker Cube

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 Epic Celebration Chalk Marker Cube

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – ANY BUNDLE OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE SPRING SUMMER CATALOGUE – details on how to enter at the bottom

How much fun did I have making this box? Loads of fun!!

I did sort of fall on this stamp set when I saw it in the Sale a Bration brochure, knowing that I have techy/sporty sons. And while the older ones aren’t into white toed trainers, and are more into their all black nikes, I did enjoy making this green box. And then when I was completing it, Jack (he’s coming up 15 in a few months) wandered into my office and told me that I needed to make the next one with the headphones.

So I asked his opinion on how to colour them, and that’s why we now have red white and black ones! Clearly he was inspired by his new XBox headset and mic….

But the chalk markers and same-colour pens work so well with a set like this.

I wanted to show 4 different looks to how you could colour the stamps. I think the green shows it a little better, but it’s nice to have options!

Jack did tell me that the box size was “really good Mum”. this could mean anything from extreme high praise through to ok and all in between. I’m going with the high praise….

Have a lovely day,

S x

Cardstock – 10.5 x 8″ (27.5 x 21cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10″ (6.5, 13, 19.5, 26cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 2.5, 5, 7.5″ (6.5, 13, 19.5cm)

Stamped layers – 2.25″ (6cm)

Top sentiment – 1.5″ (4cm)

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. Nothing square about Sam but she knows how to make great ones

  2. Carol Butler says:

    I love this box – so cute and a lovely male project. Thank you for sharing yet another great tutorial! xx (I love Jack’s colouring!)

  3. Kathy Swift says:

    Another great tutorial Sam. Can’t wait to give this project a go. Thank You….

  4. I wish you can cater to us here in Canada too, I would love to shop on your site , love all the give aways you are sharing. Been a follower since 2016 and I love and enjoyed all your projects 🙂 and thank you for sharing !

  5. Great male construction, well done to Jack. Have a nice day ☺

  6. Harriett Goddard says:

    Really cute box and a very generous gift today! Spring watch has been incredible!

  7. Great idea jack ,I have my grandchildren coming round for lunch Sunday .So will be making treat boxes for them ,They love treats but I have to hide them ,It’s hunt the treat box ,Thanks Sam Xx

  8. Christina Johnston says:

    Love the colours , great idea . Thank you for your inspection .

  9. Alexis Smith says:

    My almost 10yr old granddaughter would love these little boxes and the stamps are right up her street! Xx

  10. Moira Hart says:

    Lovely box Sam , just love that stamp set xx

  11. We get so many ideas from you. I bet everyone would like to buy everything in the catalog BUT . . . Today’s give away is pure generosity . . . somebody will be very, very happy . . . good luck to all!!

  12. The Choice of colour your son made is perfect!
    Little cute boxen!

  13. Cilla Simms says:

    Love the box, the trainers are brill ❤️

  14. Lovely project as always. Very generous giveaway today as has been everyday. Thanks for all your inspirational ideas you never cease to amaze.

  15. Anne Lumsden says:

    Great idea Sam, and praise from teenagers is always a bonus, not that you need it from your loyal followers. TFS.

  16. Love this!! & such a fab giveaway today 🙂

  17. That’s a box fit for a boy, so hard to come up with boxes for boys.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  18. Jennifer Hogarth says:

    The chalk line around the layers really lifted the project, I will remember that for edging dark colours in future. Many thanks, Jen x

  19. love today’s project tone on tone nice ! good to have boys project nice one sam

  20. What a lovely box.
    Give my thanks to Jack.
    xx the Netherlands

  21. Jannie Jansen says:

    Love the box!!

  22. Carla vdM says:

    Always nice to get a compliment from your sons. I too love to hear it even when they are grown ups now ;o)
    Lovely boxes, I like the green one too.

  23. Barbara Gelder says:

    A brilliant project thank you

  24. Irma Hueber says:

    What a great idea. Thanks Sam and Jack

  25. Great stamp set for the boys, love the box and the colored images, thank you!

  26. Hi Sam, great tutorial . This little box has so many great uses. It could easily be used for the upcoming Easter egg hunts and would make dare I say it amazing advent cubes. You give such alot of inspiration to crafters and the give away is amazing. Thank you

  27. Victoria O’Meara says:

    Love the effect of the chalk marker – want some!

  28. Definately one for the boys, great job.

  29. Wendy Parker says:

    Great little box and chalk marker gives brilliant
    effect xx

  30. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Such cute boxes. Your son’s are so cute. It’s nice that they show interest in what you do.

  31. Nice idea for the boys, it’s always hard to think of male themed ideas, so this is very inspiring.

  32. Great collaborative box Sam and Jack! I love the colouring. I got this set free last week and haven’t used it yet. I know what I will be doing today!

    As someone else said earlier, I live in Canada and can’t make purchases from you but I check my email everyday for email alerts from you. I wish I could have joined your team but you did inspire me to join another team here. I thank you for that!

    Thanks so very much for another great project!

  33. Camilla Fisher says:

    Great boxes! Teenage boys are so tricky to make for – this makes it a deal easier.

  34. Jannicke Taerud says:

    My sons are eight and love the trainers with white toes -maybe I’ll make them a box each for Valentines <3

  35. Cynthia Cole says:

    Another wonderful box project!

  36. You make boxes so simple to make, I love it. Thanks for sharing all of your talents with us. Nice job on boxes for boys, too.

  37. Geraldine says:

    Hi Sam

    Lovely box and a great stamp, the chalk marker edge looks good too. TFS

  38. Love it! If only I can get the stamps I have two teenagers that wil love it!!

  39. Love your boxes and that stamp set. TFS

  40. Always enjoy watching your videos Sam and this was no exception. Love your choice of the chalk marker, it is very underused. Thaks for all you do Sam. Take good care


    Great for Guys! Good call Jack.

  42. Twila Franklin says:

    Thank you, Love the little box and what a great way to color the side pieces. Twila

  43. Looks great for teens who often prefer the cool stuff over cute. Well done!

  44. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    Well this is a very cute box for all kind of events.
    Your little man did a very good job…. It’s always nice to get inspiration for boys. My boy is going to be 14 the 22nd (time flies…..) so I will make this little treat box for him and his friends with this great stamp set I just got….. 🙂 Thank you Sam for the inspiration….I’m always having a good time watching your videos… and thank you to spoil a lucky crafter with this fantastic give away…. 🙂

  45. Gorgeous boxes for men & boys
    Love the video feast Sam.
    You are amazing and so generous with your talents
    Cheers Marthea

  46. Sylvie frame says:

    Love all these ideas

  47. Linda Castree says:

    It’s so difficult to find make it things for boys\ teenagers – this is perfect!

  48. Very nice little box. I love how you did the “progressive” kind of coloring. Very nice project. Thanks!

  49. Jennifer Newell says:

    Cute box. Great for teenagers.

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