Thursday, December 31, 2020

Social Stamping Blog Hop - Oh 2020!

Hello again and welcome to the Social Stamping Blog Host where I am joined by a group of talented crafters from around Australia and New Zealand.

The group was started by my lovely friend and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kelly Kent as a way of keeping connected, creating and sharing while we are all being socially distant.

You may have arrived from seeing Nicole's gorgeous creation but if you started here, click the 'Next' button at the bottom of this post to continue hopping.

The theme Kelly has chosen for us this month is 'Oh 2020'.

 My favourite class this year was the Box Of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit. With many people in Isolation and Lockdown, Stampin' Up! created a special Paper Pumpkin Kit which was also available here in Australia. The kit came with extra products to decorate the box and and then fill with treats and goodies to gift to someone. My ladies came to class with all the yellow/sunshine-themed goodies they had collacted and we filled our boxes after we had made the cards in the kit. We had so many laughs and such good fun!

I really loved the idea of sending someone a 'Box of Sunshine' to brighten their day. After I had gifted my box, I realised that there were lots of others who were deserving of a little sunshine in their life, so I started to make mini boxes of sunshine!

 I have made various outer decorations and used whatever papers I could find in my stash. For this one I used a sponge brayer to colour the box and then I used used a very old mask for the sunburst which I sponged with Daffodil Delight. For the sentiment, I used a piece of Shimmery White cardstock which I sponged with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and then splashed some drops of water to create a textured background for the sentiment.

Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

Box filled with goodies and ready to go
It's amazing how much you can fit into one of these cute little boxes
Tea Bag Holder

Sunflower Seed Matchbook
Mini Lego Brick
Chocolate Bar
The following photos are other mini goodies which I made for the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes and for my large Paper Pumpkin box
Bag of Smarties (we ate the other colours during class!)
Merci Treat Box
Mini Curvy Keepsake Beehive
Lip Balm Holder

I am still enjoying making up boxes and thinking of new treats I can put in them.

 I hope you have enjoyed seeing my project today. Click the 'Next' button to see what my very talented friend Lisa has created for you.

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us today. If you get lost or if there's a broken link, you can find a link to the next blog in Kelly's main post here



  1. This is gorgeous and would have been a wonderful ray of sunshine in what has been a crazy kind of year. Thank you for joining in with Social Stamping and adding pretty to the blog hop! Happy New Year, Kelly x

  2. WOW Denise this is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and So bright and cheery, the perfect way to end 2020. Cheers Shaz

  3. This really is a box of sunshine-so many beautiful and bright ideas here. Happy New Year 🥳

  4. WOW, this is stunning! I loooove the splashed greeting. And all the yellow elements are divine. Brilliant way to use the mini pumpkin boxes.

  5. I love your box of Sunshine Denise and all the stunning sunny yellow elements. I'm sure the recipients of your boxes of Sunshine would have been soo delighted. Thanks for the inspiration. x