My stampin' up! blog - Stamping Scene

Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Advent Boxes for Thinking Outside the Box Blog Hop

Welcome to Thinking Outside the Box's second blog hop. If you've just arrived from Yoshiko's blog a special hi to you. Her project is just gorgeous.  This month we are all sharing a tutorial on Advent Candle or treat boxes.  So we've gone up to 4, but you could make 24 to make an advent calendar or just four to mark the weeks of Advent. 

I've made mine in order that you could add treats or battery operated tea lights enabling you to turn on each candle for each week of Advent.  

Here is a pictorial tutorial to also help with measurements. 
So first of all you need a piece of card stock cut at 13.5cm by 29.8cm (A4) and you can then score on the landscape side as shown.
Stage One
Follow the images to work through the tutorial
Stage 2
Stage 3

It should now look like this

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6
Now to put the box together

To decorate the boxes I've used the bow builder punch from Stampin' Up! and also added some stamped holly and berries from the stamp set Carols of Christmas which I coloured with marker pens and then die cut with the Card Front Builder dies. 

Now you you're off to see Annette's fab design. Remember to visit everyone on the hop as we all have different ideas on a similar theme to inspire you.  Any products that you see you can contact the demonstrator on the hop from your country to buy.


Here are the others on the hop

1. Shannean Moncrieff - Australia 
2. Tanja Kolar - Germany
3. Yoshiko Endo - Japan
4. Zoe Tant  You are here
5. Annette Elias - The Netherlands
6. Dena Plummer - USA
7. Sharlene Meyer - New Zealand
8. Beate Wacker - Austria
9. Aude Barbara - France
10. Barb Stewart Canada

Thanks for popping by Zoe x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

WOW - What a weekend

Stampin' Up! ONSTAGE
Stampin' Up! runs biannual demonstrator events where we get to see and play with new products.  It's  lots of fun as it a great time to meet up with old friends and make new ones and for me I love meeting up with my team which is usually spread across the UK and The Netherlands.  At these events we share ideas in the form of 'swaps' and the card above was my general swap that I shared with others there.  I also run a friendly Facebook group for demos from various teams and those of us going to the UK event took part in a swap also. I'll share that one with you later this week. 

The night before the main event team leaders who have reached a certain level are invited to attend an additional event known as Centre Stage and there we get some great advice on moving forward with our team as well as a lovely dinner and this time we received a fab t shirt which you can see me modelling below.  We also received a very nice stamp set from the 2018 Spring catalogue which you will see in due course.  I'm a tease I know. 

 The weekend continued when Martin and I drove from Solihull where Onstage took place down to London as we were invited to attend the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.  We had the most amazing grand tier seats and were then also invited to the reception after the show.  If you saw the event on TV you'll know that Mel C, Alfie Boe, Emilie Sande and Lesley Garrett all sang and a personal highlight for me was to see the Royal Marines Band play and the drum routine was brilliant.  It was an awesome evening, but very moving too and we both felt very honoured to have been invited.  I was so pleased to be there as Women in the Forces were celebrated in this 100th anniversary year of the WRNS.  I loved my career in the Royal Navy and it was wonderful to revisit the memories this past weekend.

I'll be back soon with more swaps and pictures from the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by Zoe x