Time for a Blog Hop ~ Mixed Medley

In Love With Stamping Blog Hop

Hello dear reader

It’s coming to the end of the current catalogues and so over at ILWS we are having a blog hop.  You may have just been to visit Jo and seen what lovely creations she has made. Now it is my turn.

Going through my ‘box stock’ I have been running low on some little gift boxes – great for a pair of earrings – and so I have made some more and used the modern medley dsp for this one.

These are really easy to make and all you need is your trimmer/scoreboard and a piece of patterned paper or cardstock 6.5″ x 4.5″

Using your scoreboard or the scoring blade on your trimmer, score along the long edge at:

1.25″   /   2 5/8″   /  3 7/8″ and 5.25″

Mini gift box tutorial

Next, score along the short side at 1.25″ rotate the paper and score again on the opposite edge at 1.25″

Mini gift box

Then you cut the score lines along the long edges to the score line on both edges.

Mini gift box tutorial

Now it is time to stick!  I used my tombow to stick my flaps down. Then decorate away.

Stampin' Up! mini gift box

As I was using the mixed medley papers, I got one of the card blanks I made the other day (here) to create a little card.  I used the illuminate ink pad and some white embossing powder for the sentiment. Layered this on a partial die cut from the lattice die and hey presto!

 Mixed Medley Stampin' Up! blog hop

In case you get lost, here is the list of everyone taking part in today’s blog hop:


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Stampin Up Halloween Witches' Brew

Ribbit – Ribbit – Time for a Blog Hop ~ Halloween!!

I love taking part in blog hops, for one it kicks the mojo that goes hiking now and then back to where it belongs! Over at ILWS, we are having a look at the new holiday supplement that was released on 29 August.  Some had mixed feelings about it, me, I’m more than happy since it has snowflakes in it and I do like snowflakes.  Plus, if you are like me and also like Halloween, well you should be happy as a bunny just like me.  I am loving the dsp in this supplement, so much I am still at the stroking phase 🙂 Now, if perchance you haven’t yet got your mitts on the supplement or perused it online, never fear.  You can look at it here and you can buy a copy here.

You may have come to the blog hop starting with little ole me and so I hope you enjoy the project that I have created.  You may have also come to me via the lovely Margaret and I hope she has spurred you on to get the paper and glue out.

I was naughty and got two packs of the witches’ brew dsp and have made a cascading card to show you.  These cards look like they are hard to make but they are really quite simple.  I created a tutorial to make them in 2012 so do head over and check it out if you want to play along.  The bats are created using the elegant butterfly punch and I’ve added on some little pennants.  My other card is made using the honeycomb embossing folder and the hexagon punch.

Stampin Up Halloween Witches' Brew Stampin Up Halloween Witches' Brew

I hope you like them, I also got extra rolls of the washi tape – don’t want to run out huh!

Stampin' Up! witches brew dsp Stampin up witches brew designer washi tape

And here are the snowflakes.  I’ve used the festive flurry stamps which have coordinating framelits, stamped with pool party.  Using these on the magnetic platform make it much easier!

Stampin Up Snow Flurry

Add some of the glimmer paper to give it a real sparkle.

Stampin Up Snow Flurry Stampin up

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and I will now send you on to visit Sandra’s blog.  Have fun and may the crafting mojo be with you 🙂


Sarah Keerie Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator trifold card

Retiring – The End of 2012-2013 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Blog Hop ~ ILWS


Welcome, I hope you are going to enjoy this little blop hop.  Myself and other Stampin’ Up! demos over at ILWS are having a little blog hop to celebrate the forthcoming release of the 2013-2014 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue and to have a bit of a sob as we say goodbye to products that we have enjoyed playing with.

You may be starting the hop with me, or you may have come here via Leanne.  Here are my projects that I have made to show you using some of the retiring products, and, if you like any of those that are retiring the motto is, want them, order them today as I cannot guarantee how long they are going to remain in stock.  The online store is still having its teething issues fixed so if you would like to order simply send me an email with your requirements (item nr, what it is and how much) and I will get back to you asap re payment.

Tweet, tweet ~ one of my favourites is the Aviary stamp set and this is set to retire this year (boo hoo).  Here is a card that I have made using this set.

I have made a tri-fold card and if you want to have a go too, here’s the how to:

You need a piece of cardstock measuring 12″ x 5.5″ and then using your scoreboard, score at 2″ /  4″  /  8″ and then 10″ from one edge:

Sarah Keerie - Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator tri-fold card

Now you are going to do some measuring and then some cutting.  Place your piece of cardstock so that it is portrait on your scoreboard.  Measure in 1.5″ from the left and mark a line from the 2″ line down to the 10″ line.  Do this again at 4″.

Sarah Keerie - Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator tri-fold card

Then, cut the two lines which you have just made (you can of course skip the marking step and go straight to cutting) so you end up with this.

Sarah Keerie - Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator tri-fold card

Finally, create your folds.  I thought it easier to show you this rather than explain!

Sarah Keerie, independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator tri fold card and your piece of card should look like this.

Now all you have to do is decorate.

Sarah Keerie Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator trifold card

Aviary (clear mount) 120462
Curly cute (clear mount) 120510
Twitterpated dsp 125406

I’ve also made a selection of 4″ cards and made some envelopes to go with them.  These are using the Easy Events stamp set.  These are really cute and idea for making something quick, especially if you have forgotten a birthday!  At a recent craft fair a load of baby cards that I had made were all purchased so this is an excuse to make more 😉

Stampin' Up! easy events

Do check the retirement lists, with the moral of the story being if you want, get them now.  I have popped links on to the post I made yesterday for both the retiring stamps and retiring accessories – click here to open a new window.

Here are some other projects using Tea Shoppe, Four Seasons.

20130420_210507 Chock full of cheer

The ornament punch & bigz elegant bird die

Ornament Punch


I hope you have been inspired, do leave a comment so I know you have popped by.  Now it is  Michelle‘s turn to show you what she has created.

May the crafting mojo be with you.