Welcome  to the 12 blogs of Christmas Stampin’ Up! cruise !


If you are a regular reader of my website you may be wondering what is going on, but fear not I will explain all ! Of course you many have arrived here from Elizabeth’s blog if so welcome to Inspiring Inkin’ with Amanda Fowler.

Our cruise is 12 blogs of Christmas, follow the links to 12 websites and blogs and you will find lots of inspiration and ideas for your Christmas paper crafting all using wonderful Stampin’ Up! products.  Please leave comments as you visit, you may find giveaways on your journey, certainly I have one, you need to leave a comment to be entered, details are at the bottom of this post. A big thank you to Carolynne for organising this for us.

So onto my projects, they are both based on the fantastic Simply Scrappin’ kit Christmas Jingle, the first is a set of 7 cards, all straightforward to make, just add a little ribbon and brads to the kit.  I have used only a fraction of the kit to make these cards and they are so quick to do, perfect if you are a last minute Christmas crafter like me!

Here they are in a little more detail

And now to a matchbox advent calendar, a variation of this project was featured in the first issue of Making Gifts magazine ( I’m the Editor and this was one of my projects), it uses 24 match boxes stacked in towers of 3 I have used some more of the Christmas Jingle kit, with it’s diecut stickers it’s a breeze to make.  Some of the stickers have Crystal Effects on them to give them a glossy raised effect. I have used gold brads and a gold pen to detail the numbers 1 -24.


The type of goodies you can fill the drawers with will depend on the size of the matchboxes, mine are perfect for M&M’s, Jelly Bellys ( my favourite) and some small choccies, of course you could use huge match boxes and get whole bars of chocolate in!


And now to my giveaway, to get your hands on a Christmas Jingle kit and a copy of Making Gifts magazine  please leave a comment, I would love to know what is on your Christmas list !

Just to confuse you on my website the comments button is at the top of the post just under the title.

I will draw the names at noon on Monday (UK time).

And now for the next stop on the tour off to Zoe, please click on the logo below


Happy Stampin’


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