Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stampin' Stars Blog Hop - Spring/Summer and Sale-A-Bration Special

Welcome to the first Stampin' Stars blog hop of the year. We have lots to share with you, so grab a cup of tea, coffee or whatever your preferred tipple is for this time of day, sit back and don't forget those wish lists and pens.

Please note that if you are reading this before 9.00 am some of the links may not be working as we were all supposed to schedule our blogs to go live then.

If you have hopped here from Emma's blog then welcome. I just love her project. If you need to hop back to check it out again, then click on the link below.  If you are starting here, welcome too. I hope you are ready to see all the fabulous projects that people have made. Please feel free to leave comments on the blogs too.


There is a link at the bottom of this post to the next blog, and also a list of everyone taking part just in case you get lost on your travels around the blogs.

So, without further ado here are the projects I have been working on over the last few days. I wanted to feature the new Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper and I thought I would also make use of the fabulous new Scallop Tag Topper Punch plus a few other things of course.

These three boxes were made out of 2" strips of card stock (Baked Brown Sugar and Calypso Coral) and the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. They are so cute and the boxes are large enough (they measure 2" x 2" x 2") to contain some sweets or small gift.

Stampin' Up! supplies used (page numbers relate to the Spring/Summer Catalogue):

Stamp set : Starburst Sayings (pg 34)
Ink : Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar and Tangerine Tango
Card Stock : Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper : Retro Fresh (pg 19)
Accessories : Starburst Framelits Dies (pg 34) , Retro Fresh Washi Tape (pg 19), Brights Candy Dots, 7/16" Natural Trim, Linen Thread, Scallop Tag Topper Punch (pg 35), and 1-1/4" Circle Punch.

The Starburst Sayings stamp set and Framelits are available as a bundle, so you can save 15% by buying these together.

I also made a card using some of the Retro Fresh DSP.  I love the colour combination in this paper collection. I guess being a child of the 60s it bring back lots of childhood memories.

Stampin' Up! supplies used (page numbers relate to Spring/Summer Catalogue):

Stamp set : Starburst Sayings (pg 34)
Ink : Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock : So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper : Retro Fresh (pg 19)
Accessories : Starburst Framelits Dies (pg 34), Circles Collection Framelit Dies, and Linen Thread

You can order online by clicking on the link in the left-hand column or direct with me if you live local and want to save on postage. I will be placing an order on Wednesday evening so don't miss out on the FREE postage and of course those fabulous Sale-A-Bration goodies. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my little offerings. Your next stop on the blog hop is Cayleigh's. Click on the blog hop button below and you will be taken to see her fabulous project. Should you get lost please check back here as I have posted full details of everyone taking part at the bottom of this post.


Cayleigh        http://www.cayleighscards.com
Kim                http://kimfeecrafter.blogspot.co.uk/ 
Lesley            http://lellyjellys.blogspot.co.uk
Cary               http://2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.uk
Nicky             http://nickyjohncock.blogspot.co.uk
Joanne          http://www.toocraftyjo.blogspot.co.uk
Emma            http://coastalcrafter.com

Fiona             http://oakfieldcrafts.blogspot.co.uk - YOU ARE HERE

By the way, if you are wondering why I haven't shown anything from Sale-A-Bration, I have, you just don't realise it. I designed the Blog Hop buttons using the One Big Sale-A-Bration 2014 MDS download. It's another of the free goodies that you can receive for every £45.00 spent during the Sale-A-Bration period (from now until 31 March 2014). Please note, you do however need a full version of MDS on your computer or laptop to be able to download this.

If you want to find out more about Sale-A-Bration and what it's all about check out my special Sale-A-Bration page. Everything you want to know in one place but if you have any questions I would love to hear from you.


  1. Very cute!! I really like these papers ... these would make perfect boy birthday mini party 'bags'
    This tag punch is top of my wish list.

  2. Love the cute boxes and matching card. Just the addition of the twine like that really changes the look of the card. Wouldn't have thought of that. The die almost seems made for it!

  3. They are lovely Fiona. Happy Crafting. X

  4. I love these boxes. Cannot wait to make them x

  5. Cute boxes, and the card is a starburst of colour! Xxx

  6. Love your beautiful projects Fiona - and great blog buttons too! S x x

  7. Love those boxes, Fiona, they are gorgeous!

  8. Love the cute little boxes perfect for valentines me thinks!!! Can you tell us how you made them please ? Tia xx

    1. Very simple Cary. Will post a little tutorial in a couple of days but effectively two 2" x 10" strips that are scored at 2", 4", 6" and 8".

  9. Lovely boxes - they justify ordering the tag topper punches !


Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments about my projects so please feel free to leave them here. Fiona x