April Newsletter 2014

Stampin’ Up! UK Elegant Box Bag & Tag Tutorial

POOTLES Stampin' Up! UK Elegant Box Bag & Tag Tutorial

I think that one of the greatest gifts Stampin’ Up! has given me, is a new found love of florals.

I’ve never professed to be a floral kind of girl. I don’t really do small flower prints, and prefer large abstract types. And don’t even get me onto flowers in pots or such like. I can’t see them. It’s as though I’m totally blinded to them. Although interestingly, I can see and register a bunch of flowers on my table (my husband’s email can be provided, incase you’d like to pass this hint on to him…)

But the more I use Stampin’ Up! stamps, the more I’m finding myself drawn to the florals before the others.

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And this beauty in particular. I love it! I think it commands an elegance all it’s own somehow.

But although I do love it, the project wasn’t inspired by the stamp, but by an ornament hanging in Oliver’s bedroom. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture, and as I type this, in a quiet evening, he’s fast asleep in his cot, and the likelihood of me waking to go and retrieve it is a little large, so you’ll have to watch the video to see it (what a good plug!)

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I hope you like the box bag, and the embossing going on. I really do love it too!

Please watch it below, or click HERE to watch it via YouTube!

Sam x



Cardstock – 8 x 11″

Score FULLY on the LONG side at 1 1/2, 5 1/4, 6 3/4, 10 1/2″

Score PART way (as per video) on the LONG side at 3/4 & 6″

Score on the SHORT side at 1 1/2, 7″

Tag = 2 x 4″



Cardstock – 20 x 28cm

Score FULLY on the LONG side at 4, 13.5, 17.5, 27cm

Score PART way (as per the video) on the LONG side at 2 & 15.5cm

Score on the SHORT side at 4, 17.5cm

Tag = 5 x 10cm


Products used in the video and showcased in the sample

Cardstock – Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler

Stamp Set – So Very Grateful

Ink – Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Versamark

Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist Seam Binding Ribbon, Silver Baker’s Twine

Punch – Scalloped Tag Topper Punch

Other – White Heat Embossing PowderHeat Tool, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Sticky Strip

Sam xx

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Sam Donald

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you’d like any of the supplies, to shop, or to get a catalogue, please feel free to contact me, and of course you can shop online with Stampin’ Up! UK directly through me by clicking the ‘shop now’ button above. And if you’re thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and want to join my team of Pootlers (that’s them over there in the side bar!) I’d most definitely like to hear from you! I have a YouTube channel (over there on the right!) and you can find me by searching PootlesPapercraft, Pootles Paper Craft or Pootles Papercraft! (I like the variety!)