I LOVE it when each first and third Sunday comes around and it is time for my mmm…Stampin’ Time class, especially when I have the chance to SHARE ideas and projects that feature new products from Stampin’ Up! and we get to ENJOY a few hours on a Sunday afternoon creating together before the work week begins.

Our July 16 class was all about CLIMBING ORCHID BUNDLE

I found the gift box on Pintrest [below] and it was created by German demonstrator Nadja []. I was able to watch a tutorial for this giftbox made by British demonstrator Keila Calver to recreate this Tricky-Cube-Box/Little Platform Giftbox … thank you to both of these demonstrators for sharing their amazing work.


Here are the three projects we made during our Climbing Orchids class … two cards and a giftbox.

I was surprised by the variety of orchid colour combinations nature has produced … endless options to make this bundle so versatile.


This was the first time we used the Ruffled 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and it looks amazing when you use Shimmery White cardstock.

All three projects use the tree branch from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

The giftbox looks elegantly simple but is a bit tricky to achieve the peaked corner … persistence is needed, but well worth the effort.



I love the versatility of Stampin’ Up! products …

The WOODCRATE FRAMELIT [143730] makes such a cute 3D gift/card holder … I wanted to see if I could use it differently.

Here is the result … a square crate … filled with my felt mini-pumpkins.

I used the new VERY VANILLA A4 THICK CARDSTOCK [144238] for additional stability. The HARDWOOD BACKGROUND STAMP [133035] gave the crate that wood grain effect to finish up the project.


A group of us enjoyed the first STAMPIN’ TIME CLASS since the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and we created three projects featuring the CRAFTING FOREVER stamp set.

The classes planned for the rest of this year have now been updated on the calendar – just go to the WHAT’S ON @ STAMPIN’ TIME tab.

Hope you can join me!