SpringWatch 2018 4″ Cube Box Tutorial with Reinforced Lid using Sweet Soiree

Stampin’ Up! #1 Demonstrator Pootles – SpringWatch 2018 4″ Cube Box Tutorial with Reinforced Lid using Sweet Soiree

SpringWatch Giveaway for today – CAKE SOIREE BUNDLE – details on how to enter at the bottom

Well today is the last of the 2018 SpringWatch series and I have loved every minute. I’ve adored reading all the comments and chatting to you all. It’s been a humble privilege to welcome so many of you as brand new customers and loads of new demonstrators to my team.

So I’m ending with a pretty stunning box of a size I can’t recall ever making….

This one is a 4″ cube (10cm) and the lid is reinforced on the sides. Got to love that haven’t you!

I’m so happy with how it turned out and I don’t think it needs very much extra in terms of embellishment. The paper is stunning enough to stand up by itself with just a bow and a little die cutting. Just make sure you check your die cut shapes haven’t fallen on the floor during the video…. Oops!

So did you enjoy SpringWatch? Do you have a favourite tutorial? I’d love to know.

S x

Cardstock BASE – 12 x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5cm)

Score on ALL sides at 4″ (10cm)

DSP LID – 12 x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5cm)

Score on ALL sides at 1.5 AND 4″ (4 AND 10cm) BUT please do follow my video tip to make sure you get a snug fit rather than a tight/no fit lid….!

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. Stampin up has guided me to some of the most beautiful boxes.
    Now I need to find the perfect things to go into them………..

  2. Gloria Bradbury says:

    I’ve loved this year’s Spring watch, all projects have been great. Really like today’s project especially when you destroyed the flower but just laughed and carried out.

  3. I don’t want Spring Watch to ever end! I have loved seeing your beautiful daily projects Sam! Thank you so much for all of them. You have inspired me!

    Thanks again!

  4. Love it. So many boxes to choose from. A challenge to make it work with out stamp it up products, but challenge accepted

  5. Barbara Burton says:

    I have enjoyed every one of spring watch .I always look every morning while having breakfast not just spring watch. I have made lots of your box’s /bags I did a tombola for charity and dressed things up people gave me by using your ideas and tips .people remarked how nice the table looked and I made £150 for our comuinity centre. So a big thankyou Sam for all your help and ideas. I just love the envelope punch board. Thanks again x

  6. Lovely colours and a good sized box.:)

  7. Jenny Smith says:

    Wow thanks Sam, I’ve changed my mind about this suite now – love the size of this box too. Thank you

  8. Carmen Sawers says:

    Really like this box and the papers are lovely.

  9. loved every project thank you for taking the time sam

  10. Sylvie frame says:

    Really enjoy watching your videos. Can’t wait to try it

  11. Lovely boxes looking forward to getting some off that paper Xx have a great Sunday

  12. Another great project love the papers you used really good size box and as always you make it look so easy and pretty. Thanks so much for all the time you’ve spent on all your projects giving all of us loads of inspiration.

  13. Brigitta Gaisser says:

    Lovely every ohne of the spring watch. Thank you so much for your Tutorials. I take a lot of Inspiration. Kind regards from Germany

  14. Great project with lovely colours!

  15. Anne Lumsden says:

    You never fail to deliver fun ideas with such flair, you make us feel we can all be experts. But there is only one Sam , so thank you for everything you do to inspire your loyal followers. Spring watch may be over but I know you will continue to delight us…..

  16. A lovely big box in a lovely colour on the last day of your awesome Springwatch 2018.
    My favorite is the bag-in-a-box.
    Thank you Sam for all the inspiration and great tutorials.
    Have a nice Sunday.

  17. Linda Worth says:

    Lovely box made one recently but in different cardstock but I love your colour combination.
    So sad that this is the last one I have thoroughly loved this spring watch, so thank you x

  18. Irma Hueber says:

    I adore this paper. Thanks for all your Springwatch project.

  19. Hi Sam, as usual, Spring Watch has been fabulous! Thanks for all your hard work and sharing with us xx

  20. Is it the last one already!
    I loved seeing all you your projects.
    This one too. 🙂

  21. Wendy Parker says:

    Springwatch has been great – thank you for all your hard work in bringing us such brilliant projects and brightening up my day 🙂

  22. I have adored spring watch,every single creation has been incredible. My favourite is todays as I love the sweet soiree suite, and who can’t love a miniature box! I will really miss spring watch, I have enjoyed every moment. Thank you can’t wait for the winners to be announced!!! (fingers crossed)

  23. Victoria O’Meara says:

    Lovely large box. The whole two weeks have been great – lots of ideas to make use of in the future.

  24. I absolutely loved this one – my fave so far. do love the box with candle and pen gift. too. thank you x

  25. I must admit I haven’t been a fan of the sweet soirée set much… but this box?! So lovely!!! I might check my “to buy” list now and add a few things

  26. Think this is what’s called ‘going out on a bang’. Tanks to your tips I really must make a lidded box. Of Sam, what a wonderful SpringWatch. I can hardly believe it’s possible but each year they just
    get better and better, and I’ve been with you from the very first. I need to say a big thank you to you Sam for all you work and all the hours you put in are so very appreciated Sam and I sincerity say a big thank you. Take very good care x

  27. Carol Butler says:

    I have enjoyed all of your SW tutorials but this one for me was the best! It’s absolutely stunning – the paper is beautiful. It was you who inspired me to make my very first box and I haven’t stopped making them since. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be making next xx

  28. Cilla Simms says:

    Lovely box, have enjoyed watching the springwatch tutorials, plenty of ideas to try ❤️

  29. Made me laugh in early am. Love the box and DSP you used. Thank you for sharing.

  30. Have really enjoyed the SpringWatch tutorials, your ideas are always beautiful, creative and inspirational.
    Love the fact that you share you knowledge and tips to help me improve my own papercrafting skills.

    Many thanks xx

  31. Jane Hiscocks says:

    I think you saved the best for last. Beautiful box.

  32. Angela Harnett says:

    Such a lovely, large box ,even though the smaller boxes are gorgeous it’s nice to have a larger box for the bigger gifts . It’s my birthday and my husband took me to a stamping exhibition , it’s was lovely of him to take me but it showed him the quality of stampin up products . He now understands why I buy stampin up products . Thanks for all the springwatch videos . I’m new to stampin up and you have taught me so much . Thank you Sam x

  33. Hi Sam
    I think I love this box most from Springwatch, it’s beautiful.

  34. I truly enjoy all of your videos, your instructions are so easy to follow! I gave you a mention at our recent team meeting when i did a little demo based on the tiny treat box for the hearts candies. You are my inspiration, thanks Sam!

  35. Have loved all the projects for Spring Watch and so enjoy watching you making these projects. You are so good about sharing ALL of your tips and tricks and lovely items you make. You are so talented, thanks for all you do.

  36. Lois Tworkowski says:

    A beautiful box. Great inspiration in each and everyone of your posts.

  37. Beautiful box Sam
    So sad it’s the last spring watch video in the series
    When’s the next occasion for a video marathon.
    You are very generous sharing your talents and it is appreciated

  38. Cynthia Cole says:

    Springwatch has been great. Lovely sized box!

  39. Camilla Fisher says:

    Fabulous box; I’m off to have a go right now!

  40. What a lovely and very good sized box – Made in paperheaven (by Sam…)!

  41. Lisa Sylvia says:

    Oh my goodness Sam, that box is gorgeous. Love how you put the beautiful die cuts, I’ll have to remember to do that. You are so funny, I saw it go flying and wished I could have told you, LOL I have loved every project and learn so much from you. Thanks for everything you do. 🙂

  42. PS: maybe you should shout yourself some new scissors
    And use them just for ribbon. I have ribbon on the handles so I know they are for ribbon only
    Cheers again

  43. What a lovely box , Thank you for sharing.
    Have a nice Sunday Sam.
    xx the Netherlands

  44. Greetings from Canada Sam!! I had a good laugh with that flower bit. Thanks for all the great videos. I must say I have made every one of your boxes.

  45. Katie Mayer says:

    Oh goodness me! Super cute…lurv these

  46. Just put in a liner and can now give presents of ‘Stroopwaffels’ Result
    Thanks for a wonderful series

  47. Greetings from snowy SW Michigan. I have really enjoyed your Spring Watch series. All of your projects have been ones that I would make, so it is hard to pick a favorite. Have a wonderful day. TFS

  48. Linnet Belcher says:

    Fantastic series thanks for sharing

  49. Loved that box got to have some off that paper ,Have really enjoyed Spring watch very much ,I don’t have a favourite they are all wonderful BUT i did like the sweet soirée box ,Think you need some new scissors ,you do make me laugh ,you do brighten my days xx

  50. Charlene Itamura says:

    Wow!! What a stunning box!! Love the colors you chose. Also glad to have a 4″ box.

  51. Argh! I only just found your Spring Watch today, totally loving what you’ve done. It’s really nice that you show your mistakes too Glad it’s not just me that makes them! Your instructions are nice and clear. It’s lovely to have some inspiration to make something other than a 2,4,6,8 box. This particular one is so pretty. I now have a pair of scissors that I keep just for ribbon as I too have had issues in the past.

  52. Fabulous box for the final SpringWatch project. Love these colours. Thanks for all the inspiration. x

  53. Have really enjoyed all of your creations and this one is brilliant even with the cute funny bits, when you thought you had cut right through the flower, then finding it after you had cut another.

  54. Have loved Spring Watch!! This box is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your incredible talent!!!

  55. NELLY BOUTIN says:

    What a lovely box…. I made it today….and it just looks beautiful….!!!
    I’m very sad that spring watch is already finished I had such great moments watching your videos and discovering all the nice give away every day…. <3
    Like a lady said already, for sure you explain very simply and clearly your tutorials and it's very easy to follow. What I like the most it's when you're having fun…. it feels like you are in the same room talking with us…..stay the way you are… 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I really like the big cube box from today and Oliver's painted mother's flair milk carton but it's hard to make a choice because every projects were interesting.
    Thank you Sam for this nice adventure and for your big generosity.
    I'm looking forward for the next projects.
    Take care xxx

  56. Harriett Goddard says:

    Hiya just wondering what did/are you planning to put in these? Thankyou

  57. Alexis Smith says:

    Wow! This is such a useful size box for all sorts of gifts. The bundle would be great to own too! I have enjoyed your Springwatch projects so much Sam, thank you xxx

  58. Christina Schofield says:

    Just lovely.

  59. Penny Laschanzky says:

    wow, such a stunning box! I love the paper, the ribbon, all just gorgeous!

  60. This is a wonderful project. Love that the top is so secure and it’s such a great size. Thanks!
    I’ve loved Spring Watch, thanks for doing this. The more projects I can see the better.

  61. Julia Cording says:

    Morning Sam,
    Hope this is the correct place to leave comments and enter the draw for the 4 inch box. I have made 2 orders in the last 2 weeks and hope this counts but in any case just wanted to say that it is not enough to have amazing ideas as you most certainly do; it is your teaching skills that also set you apart ( as a teacher I know what I am talking about!) -they are outstanding! To cap it all you have a charm all your own and I think you deserve all your success. Well done indeed.

  62. Love this box! The dsp lid makes this box pop! Thank you for all the ideas during your spring watch series!

  63. Jannicke Taerud says:

    I think my favourite this year was the Kawaii pen sleeves. But it’s hard to choose, so many great tutorials 🙂

  64. Lovely box and the DSP is beautiful; thank you for sharing!

  65. Jennifer Newell says:

    Lovely box. Thanks for sharing.

  66. Sam, you explain everything so well and it is a pleasure to hear your voice which is so calming and gives me the confidence to have a go. Thank you

  67. Sam, You are my “go to” person for making boxes! I love all of your videos on making boxes, candy holders, etc. I’ve got you bookmarked and I’ve subscribed so that I can always find you when I need a special little box. Thanks for your clear instructions and excellent videos. Sandra

  68. Harriett Goddard says:

    Have the watch winners been announced yet? Thankyou!


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