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Good morning
Today is my monthly class in sunny Essex, UK.  I moved to Norfolk nearly five years ago now but I still go back once a month to see my lovely Essex Gals and have a fun crafty day.
Our project for this month is the little box which I featured in my previous posts here and here.
We then make lots of cards, here are some of them for inspiration.
If you have seen anything that you like, you can purchase them through my online shop or contact me.  Alternatively, if you are interested in joining my team then please get in touch and I can talk you through the amazing opportunities from being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Happy Craftin'

Circle Topped Box Tutorial...

Hello crafters, following my recent post for the Kre8tors Blog Hop, I have received numerous requests for instructions on how I made the little box.  You can see the original post here.

These instructions are a slight variation on the box however, it is made in exactly the same way until you make the lid.
I hope the instructions are clear but should you have any questions then please let me know.

Circle Topped Box

Cut four large circles from either DSP or cardstock of your choice, or a combination of both.  I still have the old style circle framelits and used the large plain circle for my box however, you could draw around a bowl, cup etc.  The large framelit measures approx. 10.3cm across.  If you use a smaller or larger circle you will need to adjust the size of the bottom box accordingly (see below *). 
Fold each circle in half, scoring well, unfold and score in half again to split the circle in to four segments.  Cut along one of the score lines to the centre point of the circle.
Glue the two segments, either side of the cut line of each circle to create the four corners for your box lid.  Set aside.
Cut a piece of cardstock or DSP for the base of your box to measure 21cm x 21cm.  Score at 7cm and 14cm on two adjacent side and cut as shown.

Score on all score lines and glue the box together using the small flaps to attach the sides.  To reinforce your box, if you wish, cut four squares to measure 6.8cm and glue inside.  This would look really nice if DSP was used to line the box.
 Turn your box upside down (this gives a firmer base to work with) and arrange the four lid sections either by overlapping each in turn or as I have done with this box, the two plain corners at the bottom and the two patterned on top. Glue in place.
If overlapping the lid pieces, it would look like this:- 

 Decorate your box as you wish.
*           If you are using a circle bigger or larger than the one described at 1 above, before making up your box, arrange the four top pieces as you would in 6 above and measure one side to establish the size of the box you will need to make.
  Alternatively, you can download the pdf here.
I hope you have fun making this lovely little box and I would love to see your creations.  If you have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Happy Craftin'


Colour Combo Blog Hop - June 2018

Good morning

Today I am joining in with a group of lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrators on a colour challenge.

The colours for the challenge are:-
Petal Pink - Blackberry Bliss - Crumb Cake

I love all these colours and they go absolutely beautifully together.
I have chosen to use the new stamp set called Varied Vases which has an accompanying punch.  Whilst I love all the dies I almost cheer when a set has a punch as it makes it far easier in classes!
Here are my cards:-
For the single vase card the shadow under the vase is from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  I used a blender pen to add the colour to the flowers and the Hello is embossed in White Embossing Powder.
For my second card I used Stampin' Blends in Crumb Cake for the vases, a blender pen for the centre flowers and Petal Pink Ink, lightly sponged with Blackberry Bliss for the poppies.
Thank you for dropping by and if you see anything that you would like to purchase then please contact your local demonstrator.  If you do not have a demonstrator then I would be happy to help.
I shall now pass you on to Kimberley.
  1. Jo Blackman - you are here