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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

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Stampin' Up! Alphabest Lego Organizer for kids and kids at heart! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you about the kids and/or kids at heart in our lives thus the Never Ever Grow Up theme.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

Today's project was so much fun to create!!!  It was specifically created for my son who is a LEGO® enthusiast.  In our previous home, we had a very special Lego room in our basement.  It was a dream come true for this LEGO® lover!  Yes, I guess you can say that I love playing with Legos, too.  The Creator series are my favorites... especially the modular buildings.  My son loved to play with my creations as he created his own original vehicles and trains to run about the streets our LEGO® town.

When I first saw the Gone Fishing Dies, I smiled from ear to ear and knew what I was going to make one day.  Well, today is the day that you can see the card I couldn't wait to create!

Stampin' Up! Alphabest Lego Organizer (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Inspired by the multitude of clear fishing tackle boxes filled with LEGO® pieces sorted by size and color on IKEA® KALLAX shelves in our LEGO® rooms, the Gone Fishing tackle box die was the start of my creative process.  Two Basic White Cardstock die-cuts were fussy-cut along the inside edges to remove the sectioned dividers. A piece of Vellum Cardstock was adhered with Tear & Tape Adhesive between these two die-cuts to create the lid of the organizer.

Stampin' Up! Alphabest Lego Organizer (left corner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Strips of colorful cardstock were embossed with the 3D dot embossing folder creating various lengths of faux building blocks.  The blocks were adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the die-cut panels from the tackle box die.  Two additional Basic White tackle box die-cuts were adhered to two Basic White Thick Cardstock tackle box die-cuts.  

The stacked tackle boxes were adhered at a slight angle to the debossed Basic White card panel which resembles the backside of large LEGO® base plates. The building blocks panels were slid into the corresponding slots.  The lid was adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The custom Alphabest sentiments were stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink on strips of Basic White Cardstock, trimmed and adhered onto the lid with Tear & Tape Adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Alphabest Lego Organizer inside of card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped, embossed and layered to compliment the card front.  An extra strip of adhered as an underscore leaving plenty of room for a special note to my son.  The envelope flap was debossed to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up! Alphabest Lego Organizer with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Would a "Inspire Create Organize" sentiment inspire him to start reorganizing his bins full of blocks just waiting to be sorted?  Hmmmm, wishful thinking mom, I am, as it would definitely bring back some fun mother/son memories!  **WINK**



This is Us! The Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Sixteen (16) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you to create a fun LEGO® organizer for someone dear to you!  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her fun project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks A, C, I; Grid Paper; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue


  • Alphabest Photopolymer Stamp Set 


  • Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin' Pad


  • Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Lemon Lolly, Azure Afternoon, Granny Apple Green, Pretty Peacock, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Oasis, Blueberry Bushel, Basic White Thick and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Basics 3D Embossing Folders (Online Exclusive)

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 4" x 5-1/4" (x8) for die-cutting and embossing; scraps for stamping
  • Basic White Thick - 4" x 5-1/4" (x2) for die-cutting 
  • Vellum - 3-7/8" x 5"
  • Blueberry Bushel - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); scraps for embossing
  • Assorted cheerful colors from the Brights, 2023 New Core Colors and 2022-2024 InColor  packets - 3/8" wide strips  


  1. Oh Angie, What a super fun card ... and very clever use of the Embossing Folder. Fabulous!! x

  2. I just love all the details of this card and your inspiration behind it Angie. Especially the debossed side of the EF - brilliant! xx

  3. What a clever card, Angie! Your son will love it!!

  4. This card is so fun! I have been calling that embossing folder the lego folder in class! It's perfect for your project.

  5. So very clever! What a perfect interpretation of this theme. I know so many young ones that would love to get a card like this!

  6. What a clever way to use the tackle box and folder! I love that this card has such a personal genesis and is just right for the theme too.

  7. So inspiring to imagine you and your son creating buildings. My dad is a big fan of model trains and building around them. I've spent hours with him, it's such a lovely memory! And your card is so inspiring! Thank you for this slice of life!


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