Social Stamping blog host War and Peace

Hello and welcome to our Social Stamping blog host. Today in Australia it is Anzac Day, a day that we honour the very many men and women who went to fight for our country in several wars. Some never came and paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy the freedom that we have today.
Kelly has appropriately chosen the theme of War and Peace nso that we can show what Anzac Day means to us.

Due to Covid 19 and our Social Distancing, Anzac Day this year will be celebrated quite differently. Normally myself and my husband would be attending the Dawn Service in Bunbury, this year, along with our two grand-daughters Alexa and Maddie we will be standing on our driveway at 6am to pay our respects. Many hundreds of thousands of people will be doing the same thing across our beautiful country. This is not the best photo but it is our little family on our driveway.

I decided that I would use my Stampin’ Up products to create wreath made out of poppies using the Painted Poppies stamp set and matching Poppy Moments and Painted Labels Dies, the Leaf and Sprig punches were used to make the leaves and sprigs. As Alexa and Maddie were joining us for the service they wanted to be part of the wreath making process. Alexa stamped the poppies on Poppy Parade, I die cut them and both girls punched out the numerous leaves and sprigs, this was a family project. For the base I cut out three circles using a dinner plate and a side plate and attached all the poppies and leaves. The sentiment is computer generated and attached to the back of the wreath.

I made the lanterns by cutting down a 2 litre plastic milk carton, I then stamped various poppies from the Painted Poppies stamp set on the inside with momento black ink and coloured them in on the outside with my blends.

I absolutely loved this project as it has such meaning – Lest We Forget.

Next on the blog hop is , follow the link below to see what wonderful project has created.



13 thoughts on “Social Stamping blog host War and Peace

  1. Oh I love the stamping on the milk bottles. That looks amazing and gorgeous. What a wonderful family project with so many wonderful memories attached too.


  2. Love that did similar with my milk carton Steve thought to do them with the ink used texta but turned out ok glad you were up As I was a few in our street as we saw light at the other end . Hope all well with you all 🥰🥰

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  3. Such a great family project especially because the kids haven’t been able to do their normal Anzac type craft and remembrance at school this year. Love your poppy wreath and your lanterns and yes great minds do think alike xx


  4. Absolutely Beautiful wreath Sheila, I love the greenery with the punches- perfect. Your lanterns are fabulous, how wonderful to create with your grandkids. What memories


  5. So lovely that you could share such a special Anzac service with the girls Sheila and your projects are just beautiful! The milk carton lanterns are really stunning and clever! xx


  6. Your wreath and lanterns are just fabulous Sheila and a wonderful way to pay tribute. I am glad you were able to commemorate with your gorgeous grandies. x


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