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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Trading a Little Art on a Block

This week the Stampendous Design Team is playing along with the Inspiration Team of Eileen Hull Designs and we're creating art on all side of a block!

We've been sharing some designs from the Stampendous January Catalog using a box die designed by Eileen Hull for Sizzix. It's an amazing little crafty circle of fun, but here we are and having a grand time of it.

See a full supply list with instructions at the bottom of this post, but to see a glimpse of some fun steps click on step by step photo below.

We have prizes to go along with this "Block" Party!
Three (3) winners will be randomly chosen from comments on all the blogs during our collaboration posts. Then from those three we’ll randomly pick a GRAND PRIZE winner! Two of the winners will receive Stampendous PenPattern Petal and PenPattern Flutter cling stamps. They’ll also receive enough pre-cut, premium matboard from Sizzix to make two boxes of your own, plus some extra pieces for fiddly bits! The Grand Prize winner will receive the stamps as above, a whole package of matboard, AND the Sizzix die to cut your own ATB boxes! Uh, WOW! 

If that weren’t enough, eligibility for these amazing prize packages has expanded to include our international fans too!

We know you won’t want to miss a single creation in this hop, and the Eileen Hull Designs Inspiration Team has several members that live outside the United States, so it took a while for them to get their products from us. We need to give them time to post and you time to comment, so the comment deadline will be Sunday, March 8th. A whole extra week! We will continue posting links as we receive them from the Inspiration Team, so be sure to keep checking back. You get one entry for every comment, so you don’t want to miss the chance to leave a thoughtful comment on each project. For those who tend to get lost, we’ll post a “cumulative” link list of links so far on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th. Then you can check your progress.

Thank you for stopping by today. Here are more designers that are playing in the block party.

Stampendous Blog

Asia King

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!

Pam Bray


From Stampendous:
CRS5074 Build a Bouquet Stamp Set
CDS5074 Build a Bouquet Die Set
NKCRS06 NK Studio Marks
EJS06 Spoonful of Pixie Dust
EP200 Stamp N’ Bond Heat-Activated Adhesive Powder
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
STF082  Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko®
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
VM001 Versamark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

White tissue paper
Little Sizzles Cream Matboard by Sizzix®
Sizzix Eileen Hull Designs Large 3D Box Die
Acrylic Paints by DecoArt®
Double-sided sticky tape by ThermoWeb®
Bubble Wrap
Matte Decou-Page by DecoArt®
Heat Embossing Tool
Craft Knife


  1. Cut Little Sizzles matboard with Large 3D box die and add double sided sticky tape to flaps using die cut instructions to assemble.
  2. Create a monoprint with the acrylic paint on the Creative Palette. (If you need help getting starting with your Creative Palette go to http://youtube.com/stampendous and look for the Creative Palette video)
  3. Brush paint onto bubble wrap and stamp onto monoprint. Set aside to dry.
  4. Cut monoprint out to fit five side panels of box.
  5. Position panels in the manner you will be adhering to the box and tape together with removable tape.
  6. Sponge acrylic paint onto a stamp from NK Studio Marks set and randomly add to panel squares.
  7. Stamp hydrangea from the Build A Bouquet set with Onyx Black onto white tissue paper. Set with heat tool.
  8. On a craft mat paint stamp flowers and leaves with acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.
  9. Cut out painted flowers and leaves with dies. Make sure the paint is completely dry or the paper will stick to diecut.
  10. Apply flowers and leaves around the edges of the panels.using Decou_Page as glue and sealer.
  11. Stamp Relax stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a side panel, heat set.
  12. Score between the panels so the tissue paper will be cut. 
  13. Glue panels onto box.
  14. Create feet from leftover matboard and paint. (Optional)
  15. Sponge watermark ink around the edges of box and sprinkle Stamp N' Bond over it tapping excess off.
  16. Sprinkle Spoonful of Pixie Dust over it and tap off excess. Heat set.

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  1. Such a beautiful design on the paper!! And I love the relax sentiment...it's perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fabulous block Janelle! Love the colours and the cool feet/stand :)

  3. Thankyou Jannelle for your lovely atc block creation! The florals are perfect for springtime and love them so very pretty on your atc box!

  4. This is so pretty. Love the "feet" you created.

  5. love this block and it is so cool that it's on a pedestal. looking at this it gives me an idea to use my gelli pad to do some prints. what a wonderful idea.

  6. OOOOOO! I love this!! So very pretty! I don't think I would have thought to use the bubble wrap with the flowers but they go together like peanut butter and jelly! Spectacular ATB!!! Great colors too! TFS!

  7. Lovely ATB, love the background and gorgeous flowers. Thrilled to be a part of the hop with you x

  8. Oh my gosh! This is so gorgeous, Janelle! Love it!

  9. Stunning creation! Thanks so much for showing us how you put it all together too.

    Snoopy :D

  10. Gorgeous! Your bright and cheery colours have just transported me to a warm summer day! Stunning! :)

  11. Very pretty and love
    the colors and stamps
    Carla from Utah

  12. Just lovely, Janelle! You're Pinterest photos are really nice to have, thank you for creating with us during Block Party week with ATB's and the Inspiration Team.

  13. This would be a beautiful Mothers Day gift. Very pretty and elegant.

  14. Love the box. The flowers make me think of spring and summer - which will be here soon (I hope). The colors are so pretty and I love that you colored the edges before applying the flowers. Sometimes that step gets forgotten until too late.
    thanks for sharing a beautiful box.

  15. What a perfect box for Spring!

  16. Thanks for not just showing a pretty end product but also for showing how you did it. I can see it come together and enjoy that. Great Box

  17. Great. Love the beautiful colors you used.

  18. Beautiful box. Thank you for the detailed instructions. Love the pixie dust finale!

  19. Beautiful ATB and love how you added the feet- lots of great techniques sprinkled in! Thanks for creating with my die :-)

  20. Very pretty!! I love the little feet you made for the box.

  21. Oh my goodness, I love the depth you've created on these panels. Very pretty indeed. Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Cheery & Colorful....Love the added touch with the FEET!!!
    Great Detail!!

  23. What a lovely ATB! The colors are so pretty.

  24. Gorgeous! Thx for the detailed instructions... bookmarking for future reference!!

  25. really like this one. Thanks for sharing.

  26. This is fantastic! I love the colors. So dreamy.

  27. Very pretty box, Janelle! Thanks for sharing.

  28. So beautiful - love the soft, pretty colors.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  29. Fun fun box - I live the RELAX quote and I love the Spring colors esp purple. Sending tradewinds of sunshine, balmy breezes, and the scent of the Pacific to warm your Winter.

  30. I love the mixed media feel of your ATB! Love it!

  31. Very pretty! Thank you for putting the tutorial!

  32. This is so pretty. Love the colors.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  33. Really lovely ATB, makes me think of a garden in Summer.

  34. Your block has such a wonderful feminine feel to it - it really is beautiful. Great tutorial too!

  35. A really pretty feminine atb - lovely x

  36. Gorgeous!! I love your palette, and those hydrangea stamps....those are going on my wish list!! Thanks so much for the step-out and instructions - I am new to this world :-) And so glad to have discovered you through this blog hop! xx Lynn

  37. Sweet block. Very pretty colors.

  38. This is so pretty - love your color choices!

  39. Great block ^.^ love the colors ! Thank you for sharing and the tutorial ♡

  40. Simply beautiful! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  41. Lovely box, enjoyed the tutorial. Love how you did the flowers.

  42. Great box. Love the colors and they are calming which supports your sentiment. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.

  43. Finally! Instructions. So pretty.

  44. My goodness the hop just keeps getting better and better. I think this is so very pretty. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  45. Wow... What a gorgeous box! Love everything about it.

  46. Love, love this. So soft and pretty.

  47. Perfect ATC for spring. Love the colors and sentiment.

  48. Very spring-like!


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