Saturday, 19 October 2019

The Joy of Sets October blog hop

Hello crafters!

Welcome to my blog this month. If you've hopped in from Rochelle, then you're no doubt already brimming with ideas. Once you've visited here, I hope you take the time to hop over to Annette for more fun projects.

Our challenge this month is to choose a stamp set and use it on three different projects. The set I have chosen comes from Stampin Up! and it's called Butterfly Gala. There's a coordinating punch too.

Project 1: a birthday card for my best friend
I wanted to make a larger card than I usually make, this one is A5 size, so ideal for multiple signatures. I also used the Beauty Abounds stamp set using the floral flourish and some text. It's coloured in pink and blue, my friends favourite colours (she loves butterflies too).
And of course, the final touch .... plenty of bling and loads of Wink of Stella!

Project 2: a little gift box ideal for jewellery inspired by some packaging a pretty bookmark had come in!
These lovely little boxes feature my butterfly, layered up this time. The finished box measures 5 7/8" x 3"

For this you need
 8 3/4" x 8 1/4" (22.2cm x 21cm)
Score long side 3/4", 1 1/2" (1.9cm, 3.8cm) at both ends
Score short side 3/4", 3 3/4" (1.9cm, 9.5cm) at both ends
6 1/4" x 4 3/8" (15.8cm x 11cm). Score at 3/4" (1.9cm) on three sides.
8 1/4" x 1 1/2" (21cm x 3.8cm)
Wrap around completed box and pinch at corners
5 1/2" x 2 3/4" (13.9cm x 6.9cm)
2 3/4" x 1 1/2" (6.9cm x 3.8cm)
Starburst Circle Punch
2" Circle Punch

Project 3: a table favour I'm using as swaps at a Craft Retreat I'm attending this weekend.
The finished box measures 3" x 1 1/4" (7.6cm x 3cm) including side handles

For this you will need
DSP 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" (13.9cm x 8.8cm)
Score long side 1/2", 1 3/4", 3", 4 1/4" (1.27cm, 4.4cm, 7.6cm, 10.7cm)
Score short side 3/8" and 1" (0.95cm and 2.5cm) at both ends.
Come back to long side and score to first score line at 1 1/8" and 3 5/8" (2.8cm, 9.2cm)

Please do take the time to go visit the other bloggers in this hop. I know you'll find lots of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by
Karen x


  1. Love those cute little favour boxes!!

  2. Hi Karen. Super projects and I am so lucky to have received the Purple Posy box and gorgeous bookmark. Having a wonderful weekend crafting with you. X

    1. Anne, I'm so glad you like it. Loving every moment of this Craft Retreat! xx

  3. Oh my goodness what beautiful projects! What a fabulous set this is and you've showcased it so well. Just love your colouring.

  4. Sweet projects! Love all three!

  5. These are all gorgeous Karen - I'm going go grab a coffee when I get five minutes and watch your videos - such gorgeous colours on that first butterfly card - thanks for being part of the hop again x