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


Mojo Monday 122

Hello & Welcome to my Blog!

Below is my Mojo Monday card – I ‘ved used colours I wouldn’t normally use. But I love the way they work well together.

The flower design isn’t actually a stamp – it’s a sheet of Designer Series Paper & I’ve just trimmed it to suit. Quite effective, don’t you think?

Cardstock: Whisper White & Basic Black

Stamp Sets: Inspired By Nature & Butterfly Prints

Ink: Basic Black

Other: Urban Oasis DSP, White Gel Pen, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Butterfly Punch & Gold Brads


I really enjoyed making this easy card – hope you enjoyed looking at it.

Thanks for passing through!


Margaret  xxoo