Monday, January 19, 2015

Creative Inkers SAB 2015 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Inkers SAB Blog Hop for 2015. Once you have checked out my post click the "next' Button below to see what wonderful things Ria has to show you.

Remember to check in again next Monday ( the 26th January) for our Blog Hop featuring the new Occasions Mini catalogue.

I have two projects for to share with you today.


The first is a quick and simple card using the SAB "Irrestistably Yours" DSP as the mat on Basic Grey base card. I have sponged over thre DSP with Pear Pizzazz to reveal the embossed leaf pattern. The image I have stamped is from the 3-step stamping SAB reward, stamp set "Lotus Blossom". I love the monotone effect achieved by stamping the first stamp in Basic Black ink, the second in Basic Grey ink and the third in Smokey Slate ink. (By the way, if you were wondering which is stamp one, two or three: they are numbered on the plastic cling sheet within the set.)

I have stamped the leaves from "Kinda Eclectic" (main cattie) in Pear Pizzazz and sponged the edges with the same colour to finish it off.

And the second project is a box made with the Gift Box punch board from the SAB reward "Irrestistably Yours" DSP that I have spritzed with Bermuda Bay reinker to reveal the embossed star pattern. This DSP is cardstock weight so it is ideal for boxes and other 3D paper craft.

I have stamped the Happy Birthday from the SAB reward stamp set "Big Day" using the new chalk ink and Chalk board paper. Then attached a little Bermuda Bay sequin trim, some White Jute Ribbon cut lengthways and coloured with Bermuda Bay blendies (thanks Julia Leece for that tip:)), some linen thread, a rhinestone coloured with the Bermuda bay blendies and held together with a silver peg.

See inside...

You might notice that the box is not the usual shape you get from the Gift Box Punch board. I worked for a couple of days to find a way to get a box that would accommodate a small box of chocolates with a rectangular base while still having the Gift Box closure, and this is the result:)

If you would like to know how to achieve this yourself, check back in a couple of days and I will load a tutorial.

Now click here
to check out Ria's beautiful creation(s)

or here
to go back to Lisa's amazing project.

Remember to check in again next Monday ( the 26th January) for our Blog Hop featuring the new Occasions Mini catalogue. 

If you should get lost, come back to this page and click on one of the names on the list at the bottom of my page.

1. Narelle Hoggard

2. Alicia Yap

3. Kathryn Tyrrell

4, Bernie Collins

5. Jacque Williams

6. Rachael Knight

7. Paula Reid

8. Sally Williams

9. Delys Cram

10. Lisa Bullock

11 Heather Stewart   (YOU ARE HERE)

12. Ria Kaire

13. Sharon de Vos

14. Kathe Oldham


  1. Love your projects Heather, Lotus Blossom is a fabulous stamp set.

  2. Love the combo of the softness of the green and the boldness of the greys :)

  3. Gorgeous work as always Heather! I have been trying to decide whether to get some of that jute or not. Now that I have seen it coloured, the chances got a lot higher!

  4. Wow, those are AWESOME Heather! I love the box you made, and the tip about the jute is something I will have to try ;-)
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks Ria. I love that we stampers can find alternative things to do with our "stuff".

  6. I'm in love with that card Heather. One of my favourites of the hop. Everyone is making me want to get that paper with their fabulous projects :o)

  7. Absolutely gorgeous projects Heather..I love the colours you have used for your card and just love the box.

    1. Thanks Delys. Hope to have the tutorial for the box up on my blog tomorrow some time:)

  8. Your card looks fab :) I'm in love with that paper - it's amazing the different looks you can get with it. 10 out of 10 for your box :) Love the decoration on top - and of course the chocolate inside :)

  9. Well done, clever cookie! Beautiful projects.

  10. What a clever box Heather! Love the wee embellishment on it.

  11. Thanks Paula, Michelle and Lisa for your lovely comments:)

  12. WOW - lovely projects and great job on the chocolate box.

  13. Love your projects Heather!
    The "Lotus Blossom" stamp set is my favorite from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I now own 2 sets!
    I really like the way you paired it back with the "Kinda Eclectic: stamp set on your first project.
    And as for the gorgeous"Irresistibly Yours" Specialty Designer Series Paper, I am so in love with this gorgeous cardstock I now have 3 packs!
    Love how you featured the "Irresistibly Yours" DSP in both of your projects, and in two different ways.
    Thanks so much for sharing Heather :-D