Saturday, 10 March 2018

Stamp 'n' Hop Blog Hop - Round 2 SAB

Hi! - a big fat hello and welcome to my blog.

This week I am taking part in a Stampin Up! Demonstrator Blog Hop, where demos from all around the world get together online to create some wonderful things - this time using supplies from the 2nd release of Sale-a-bration goodies.

For anyone visiting today who doesnt know, Sale-a-bration is a yearly event where during January to March you can claim free craft goodies with a minimum spend of £45 (in the UK). This year, I believe for the first time, Stampin Up! have offered a higher tier of goodies for a spend of £90. If you're reading this, would like to order, or just know more, I would be very happy to be your demonstrator. Please contact me using the link down the side.

Now, let's get on with this months Hop! If you've hopped in from Tracy, I'm sure you're already feeling inspired! She makes some lovely projects. After you've stopped by here, please do go on to Christina, who will no doubt inspire you even more! And do look out for Andre's project further round the hop. I've had a sneak preview and I know you'll love what he's been dong this month.

As seen in the title, I am featuring something from the 2nd release - the Basket Weave embossing folder.

This comes as a bundle with the stamp set and is in the higher tier. The embossing folder is really thick (you only need one plate on your Big Shot), and makes a beautifully deep impression on your card stock.

With Easter almost upon us, I wanted to create some pretty mini egg filled little baskets for the grown ups in the family. The grandchildren will have their usual Egg hunt.

I've been wanting to make some of these baskets after seeing them on Pinterest.

The larger basket is made using a piece of card 6" x 6"
Score @ 2" and 4", turn and repeat creating a grid of 9 squares. Then score down in outer two areas just to first score line @ 5/8", 1 3/8", 4 5/8" and 5 3/8". Turn 180° and repeat.

The smaller basket is made using a piece of card 5" x 5"
Score @ 1 1/2" and 3 1/2", turn and repeat. Then, in outer 2 areas score down to first score line as follows 1/2", 1", 4" and 4 1/2". Turn 180° and repeat.

Please see my YouTube video for more details how to finish the baskets.

If any of my Slimming buddies see this, forget what you hear! I was chatting away forgetting some of them watch my videos!!

Anyway, time to move on to the next blog. You can either click the link or the next person's name after mine.  Hope you're enjoying this quick jaunt around the world
Please do come back soon, but for now

Love, Peace & Happiness always
Karen x

Karen Pearmain - you are here!


  1. These are adorable little baskets Karen, loving the basket weave embossing

  2. very cute project! TFS. I still have one month to get that folder.

  3. What a great project - super cute! Thank you for sharing!

  4. What a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

  5. These are too cute. Thanks so much for sharing them!

  6. Cute! I will have to watch your video for all the details. :)

  7. Cute little basket. Thanks for sharing x

  8. LOVE the baskets!! I already love the embossing folder. Now, you've given me another wonderful way to use it! Thanks :)

  9. I love the colors you chose for the baskets! I have been watching to make one of theses baskets but haven't had time to yet. ~Britney Vanderlaan

  10. Wow! Those little baskets are so adorable! I love how you've used the basketweave folder to really make these projects stand out! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  11. what cute treat baskets! The embossing folder is perfect!

  12. Love your adorable baskets Karen. I must try these now. TFS