Saturday, 3 December 2016

Monthly Jems Blog Hop- A Review of 2016

Welcome to the December Blog Hop - with the theme of a "Review of 2016"
I decided that I would just let the number of blog hits on my year's posts define what I would share today... so here are the Top 10 most visited posts throughout the year... click on the photo to go to the actual blog post... most of which have tutorials or tips...

So starting with the Top Visited Post of the Year... over 18,000 views and still rising! Wow!
Definitely the card fold of the year! Large Square Pop Up Z Fold card and direct link to Tutorial here
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A variant of the above...along with Tutorial for the Staircase...

Couple of Double Z Joy Fold Cards ... direct tutorial link here

The Rose Wonder Extra Large 7" Square Card...
The Dress Up Bears on a Small Square Pop Up Z Fold Card...
Gift Bag Punch Board Small Box Card...

Cantilever Box... 
Botanical Blooms Trio Card...
And finally the 6" Square Pop Out Swing Card... 

And now it is time to pass you onto the fabulous Sarah Jane and her 2016 review.
Or if you are working backwards or have missed one - here is the lovely Tracy and her year's review... 


  1. Amanda I absolutely love your creations.

  2. I think I may have been responsible for about 20-30 hits on at least two of these projects as I have visited your tutorials time and time again. I would have struggled if I was you to narrow down your favorites! I say it may times but Thank you for sharing all your projects and all the Inspiration , its appreciated.

  3. Fabulous selection Amanda & there are definitely some if my favourites in there. I've visited your Z Fold card tutorial many times fir classes & personal use. Thank you for always being so generous with your talent & tutorials.

  4. 12 selections Amanda, which mush have been hard but I wonder which one is your top favourite? Love them all. k x

  5. Well done Amanda, your creations are always inspiring, and if I am struggling for inspiration I know I can pay you a visit and find something suitable for my latest creation! Great selection of projects xx

  6. As always Amanda your makes are on point and an inspiration to myself and the whole team and Stampin community! Hears to a crafty 2017 x

  7. A whole year of inspiring creations and generous tutorials, thank you for sharing x

  8. What a fabulous collection! And so varied too, I love them all! Thanks for your inspiration in 2016, no pressure or anything but I'm totally looking forward to 2017 ;-) xx

  9. What lovely clever 3D creations x

  10. A real feast of amazing makes-really inspiring as always Amanda!

  11. Brilliant makes, i especially love the cantilever box!

  12. What brilliant projects, you inspire us all


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