Little Boxes on the Hillside

I remember singing this song, when I was in Grade 2 – way back in 1973. It was a song that STUCK in my mind, like forever!

“Little Boxes on the hillside

Little Boxes made of ticky-tacky

Little Boxes, Little Boxes, Little Boxes all the same

There’s a blue one & a green one & a pink one & a yellow one, and

They’re all made out of ticky-tacky, and

They all look just the same”


There more to the song, but that’s all I remember. lol!

I was requested by a good customer of mine, to find out how to make these gorgeous Fantasy Stepper Boxes.

I knew exactly what she meant – but I couldn’t find the instructions, as I didn’t know the name – so I asked my Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator friends for their assistance – they knew exactly what I was after – it’s amazing they understood what I wanted by how I described it. Amazing ladies, these Stampin’ Up! Demosntrators are! lol!

Below are two creations – the first one was my very first attempt – I am really pleased at how well it turned out.

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White

Other: Kiwi Kiss DSP, Rub-Ons – Bright Delights, Flower Fusion Too &  Rhinestone Brad

This one I added Rhinestone Brads to the boxes – to make them look like draws.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze

Other: Urban Oasis DSP, Rhinestone Brads, Black Grosgraine Ribbon, Velcro Dot & Flower Fusion Too

Upcoming Classes:

Monday 10 May – 10am-2pm

Tuesday 11 May – 10am – 2pm

Friday 21 May – 7.30pm-11.30pm

Cost is $20 per person (everything is included)

Email me on if you are interested in attending. I live in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.

Thanks for stopping by!

Margaret  xxoo


Non-Convention Go-ers Projects

There was a SPECIAL  group of ladies who didn’t attend the Stampin’ Up!® Convention in Canberra this year – BUT WE WILL BE THERE IN 2010.

We participated in Group Challenges – the following are some of what we made.

Card Sketch No. 1


Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Sahara Sand & Pumpkin Pie

Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes

Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand & Pumpkin Pie

Other: Level 1 Hostess Patterns Pack 11, Scallop Punch, Pigtails Ribbon Originals & Dimensionals


Acetate (Vellum) Box


Cardstock: Riding Hood Red & Whisper White

Stamp Set: Always

Ink: Brilliant Blue

Other: Vellum, Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP, Scallop Punch, Valet Ribbon Originals, Dimensionals


Lunch Pail Box


Cardstock: Pink Pirouette & Whisper White

Other: Sweet Always DSP, Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, Bright Delight Rub Ons, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop A Dile, Dimensionals


I have also made some wonderful friendships over the weekend with other Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around Australia. I’ll be adding their Blogs to my Favourites later on today.


Thanks for stopping by!


Margaret  xo