Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop: Sale-A-Bration

Hello and welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This week we are featuring Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. Each Artisan will be featuring the SAB stamp set that came in their box of goodies!

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So, my designated stamp set was: Any Occasion...
and by the look of my project, you probably think I've lost my mind... 
I haven't...
Not fully... yet. 

But If you have younger children, then you know exactly what this is all about: Good ol'Minecraft! It's a video game that is made up of blocks and allows you to build, dig and create to your heart's content!  My boys are OBSESSED with it. In fact, if they haven't mentioned it at some point in the day, I start to wonder if they're coming down with something! HA! 
So it's really no wonder that I was drawn immediately to the teeny, weeny, itsy, bitsy, little block image in this set. It's actually suppose to be the bottom of a birthday present, but I couldn't help but think of all the fun Minecraft things I could do with it. So, I went for it and created little treat boxes that would be perfect for any Minecraft party. 

The three boxes you see are the iconic "ground block", the "TNT block" and then a Creeper's head, but trust me, I could have kept going. The possibilities are endless.

The great thing about the way I stamped these, is that, you don't have to be perfect in your stamping. Seriously! Stamping around the outer edges and giving just the "idea" of the block texture, means you don't need to worry if your lines, line up. I will admit though... that I did dosome serious Stamp-A-Ma-Jigging with the "TNT" letters and the Creeper's Face, but that's only because I wanted them spaced apart, but that's it.

One piece of advice for this project: use a NON permanent black ink, such as Momento. It is soooo much easier to stamp the tiny squares together if you can see through the stamp... and yes, I learned this the hard way. Lol


Thanks for hopping in today. I hope you like my really different inspiration for the Any Occasion Sale-A-Bration stamp set! Up next is the Talented Mercedes Weber's blog! Enjoy!


  1. Wow! Are the cool boxes!
    Very impressive!

  2. Fabulous! My boy is still playing Minecraft 12 years later! Thanks for sharing such a great idea....

  3. Now that is a totally different and unique use for that stamp set - I never would've seen this coming! Really clever, Martha.

  4. Well aren't you little miss clever. That's a lot of work but you totally pulled it off. Love it.

  5. Ok, these are amazing! My nephew was a huge minecraft fan and would love these! Filing away for later since I have a little boy ;-) You are TOO clever!

  6. This is pretty darn genius. My kids use to be addicted to Minecraft and this would have rocked their world. Love it.

  7. Awesome! So now I have got to order more stuff to get this stampset, haahahah! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Haha, so many people who's kids have played minecraft... my son is too little still... but I started playing minecraft back when it was still in beta! These boxes are so clever and do useful for parties! Great idea!

  9. Martha, your cleverness strikes again!! And my adult boys (and hubby) would love these too :)

  10. I have never seen the Minecraft game itself, but have heard of it. I knew what these genius boxes were as soon as I saw them, they are just THAT good! What an incredible way to use this set!

  11. That is seriously genius!!! Thank you for sharing!

  12. Bwhahaha Now That's Some Serious Creativity Right There!!! TFS!