SpringWatch 2018 Petal Passion Bag Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 Petal Passion Bag Tutorial

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – PETAL PALETTE BUNDLE – details on how to enter at the bottom

OK, I have a confession to make. I may aswell say it right here and now. You’re going to see it in the video anyway….

I don’t read instructions.

There, I’ve said it.

Actually, I do read instructions, but somehow I managed to read the size of the paper on my notes that I have to one side of the camera and then just went with what I thought I ought to say out loud… Oops!

But no problem, I had spare paper and was able to pause, re-colour and then start back up again!

However I did get very inky because of the speed issue and not allowing time for my 2nd sheet of DSP to dry. Yes, you read that right, letting the paper dry!

Because today I’m colouring the lovely black and white Petal Passion DSP in green and blue!

Heck, why not! Not everything has to be monochrome, and I so loved the look of my experimental marina mist version that I knew I needed to get it on video for you all.

Worth the little mess up, and you can know confidently that yes, I mess up too!

The dies were my first try with the large flowers and I’m really happy with how the Blends look. Even after I took the photo (which was quite soon after finishing filming), the colours merged a little more. Too pretty!

Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!

S x

Paper – 6 x 8.5″ (15 x 21.5cm)

Score on the LONG side at 2.5, 4, 6.5, 8″ (6.5, 10, 16.5, 20cm)

Score on the SHORT side at 1.5″ (3.5cm)

Finished dimensions – 1.5 x 2.5 x 4.5″ (3.5 x 10.5 x 18cm)

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. Hi Sam! I adore these little bags! Black, white and cherry cobbler are my favourite colour combinations and I can envision this bag with the roses coloured red. Wouldn’t that be lovely!

    I have a question for you. Do you clean the sponge brayers, or do you keep one sponge per colour?

    Thanks ever so much for another gorgeous project!


  2. Kathy Swift says:

    I love the bundles, there is no way I can do fussy cutting. These bags are such a good idea. Can’t wait to get crafting today. Thanks again Sam….

  3. Glad to see you are only human too! lovely project kit – very pretty! x

  4. Love the bags ,And I really like that stamp set. What a good idea with the tag punch ,You are so clever,Have good weekend Xx

  5. Victoria O’Meara says:

    Another lovely project. Thank you

  6. So pretty, I adore little bags they are just so useful and you always come up with such lovely ideas.

  7. Cilla Simms says:

    Great project, I love the little bird, so cute ❤️

  8. Corinne van Bruggen says:

    What a beautiful stamp set and dies.
    And so easy to color the Bird and flowers.
    xx the Netherlands

  9. Every day in every way there’s something to brighten your life !

  10. Alexis Smith says:

    Love this project Sam! Wow! What a fab giveaway prize, you are so generous! Xx

  11. What a cute little bag and a very clever closure using the punch great idea. Amazing giveaway as is your generosity. Thanks for another great start to a new day

  12. It was fun to see you make mistakes too. 🙂
    Love the bag.

  13. The little Bird is beautiful! Love this project!

  14. My God!!! You make coloring so easy!!! I still do not convince myself to giving it a try . . . but . . . I should!! Lovely little bag!!

  15. Katie Mayer says:

    Simply gorgeous! Love them. Thanks again for sharing

  16. Having my 1st cuppa Coffee and watching your videoof making the bag this morning is a great way to start the weekend with a smile……mistakes…..glad you make them tooo Sam.
    And like where is my stamped image? Done that tooo and found it back days later :o)
    Thank you again for a great video and have a nice Saturday toooo.

  17. Linda Worth says:

    The bags are lovely and thanks for admitting you make mistakes — glad it’s not just me x

  18. Wow Sam you’ve done it again, with another fabulous and useful project. Loving the little bird and the colours you chose for the flowers can’t wait to make one.

  19. Irma Hueber says:

    Again a fantastic project. Thanks Sam

  20. Wendy Parker says:

    How do you come up with such brilliant projects every day?? Great giveaway – extremely generous xx

  21. Colouring using ink & a brayer is a great technique. Thank you for sharing and another lovely project. x

  22. Dawn Appleton says:

    Another great idea, thanks Sam. Not sure why, but have never thought to colour black & white paper before…seems so obvious now and a lovely effect. Am inspired! X

  23. Wendy Townsend says:

    Love it, so cute. Xxxx

  24. Jackie Miles says:

    I love this bag, simple to make and using a punched shape as closure, I’ve not seen used in this way before, love the stamp set.

  25. Camilla Fisher says:

    I feel so much better now I know you make mistakes too! Great little project.

  26. Wow. These bags are stunning Sam. Beautiful. Loved you video too, as ever and love you leave EVERYTHING in. What a marvellous SpringWatch . Thank you so much Sam. Take good care.

  27. Love it

  28. Cynthia Cole says:

    Lovely little bags!

  29. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Such cute bags, love the idea of coloring them. Sam, you are too funny. UGH, we all make mistakes.

  30. Really pretty!

  31. What a lovely project- looks adorable!

  32. Enjoyed your project and video today. Cute bags and was to see how you inked the paper. TFS

  33. Harriett Goddard says:

    Absolutely gorgeous idea, the colour on top of plain design paper makes each box unique great as you can add any colour to match! Definitely going to steal this trick so I can use a range of colours. Thankyou


    Wow what a great idea to colour up the black and white paper. Will have a go at this technique. Thank you.

  35. Hi Sam

    Lovely project and amazed at your giveaway for today. TFS

  36. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    Very interesting little box….the technique….the colors….the set….your joyfulness…the little mistakes…. 😀 😀 😀
    I hesitated with this bundle….but I couldn’t resist….I had to order it… 😉 can’t wait to make this nice little project….. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful idea

  37. Sylvie frame says:

    So pretty. Great idea

  38. Angela Harnett says:

    Lovely again. Not sure how you manage it . Thank you for the inspiration

  39. Such a pretty little bag. Thank for sharing another lovely project.

  40. Jennifer Newell says:

    Cute bag. Thanks for sharing.

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