3D projects, Christmas


Did you enjoy the recent 12 Weeks of Christmas projects?? There were a lot of awesome projects by the team. What was your favourite project do you think???  I would love to hear what you thought.

I was looking at my projects the other day and noticed a theme.  I didn’t plan it like this though. These are my projects I created over the 12 Weeks.  Do you notice anything???


I seemed to have a theme of using the Nordic Noel DSP and different Gift Packaging that Stampin’ Up! has available.  I have to say it is so great that there are so many different sizes and types available.  These do make dressing up gifts and treats quick and easy.  For these projects I used the Tiny Treat Boxes (only available now until January 5th), the Kraft Gift boxes and the Tag a Bag Boxes.

If you missed these posts you can find them all here.

Tiny Treat Holder

Clear Ornaments and Gift Box

Tag a Bag Box Treats and matching card.

If you want to check all the projects from our 12 Weeks of Christmas then just click on the tag below of “12 Weeks of Christmas” and all the posts should come up.

It might be a bit late to make any of these projects for this Christmas but maybe they will be useful for next Christmas or another occasion.

Have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by the ones you love and may you take some time to reflect on the Greatest Gift we have been given.

I am taking a break from blogging for a week so I will see you with more creative projects in 2015. Thanks for being part of my journey this year. 🙂

Jenny x

Merry Christmas manger

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Can you believe it.  It’s Week 12!! Where have those weeks gone??  They have certainly flown by. Today’s project is brought to you by Libby.  She has some quick and easy gift giving ideas.  They are so cute. 🙂

Christmas is only one week away and if you are looking for some quick stocking stuffers these projects will fit the requirements.

All you really need for these projects is the Envelope Punch Board and a few punches including the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Project 1 – Candy Cane Treat Box

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These little pouches are quick and easy to make with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, some Jiggle Eyes, ribbon, Blendabilities ( to colour the Rhinestones) and some Candy Canes of course. They easily fit 2 Candy Canes inside and could fit more if you wanted or some other treats. If you don’t want to give sweets, it would fit some coloured pencils inside or other small gifts.

Project 2 – Reindeer Poop (M & Ms Peanuts)

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This little treat is made using the Envelope Punch Board, some Jiggle Eyes, the Bird Builder Punch, ½” Circle Punch and the White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen for highlights.

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It fits 1 small packet of M & Ms inside quite neatly and on the back I have adhered the Reindeer Poop Poem (available in the pdf).

Project 3 –Maltesers Pouch

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This treat uses the Envelope Punch Board again. It’s a pouch with a Belly Band and fits 1 of the Merryteasers in it. It would also fit individual chocolates such as Freddo Frogs, Caramello Bears, and Santas etc.

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Of course we have a bundle for you.

Latte Girls Week 12 Bundle –

Just $90 plus postage. (RRP $101.85 + postage). Save over $10!

Bundle 1

Or Upsize your bundle and get the Santa & Co DSP as well for the special Latte Girls price of $105 + postage (RRP $120.80 + postage).

Bundle 2

Remember you will need to contact me to get this bundle at these prices as it’s exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team! 

Do you want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment here with your email address and I’ll send you a copy!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Enjoy creating these cute treat pouches.





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Week 10 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas.  That can only mean that Christmas is getting very close – which is a scary thought!  Today I bring you another project in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series.  I hope you like this project.

Today I bring you a Tag A Bag Gift Box and matching card.  


When you are looking for gift packaging ideas Stampin’ Up! offer an assortment of bags and boxes that with some simple decorating they can make your gift very special.  To hold some yummy treats you can’t go past the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes.  These assemble very quickly without any adhesive at all.  These boxes can be found on p 201 of the Stampin Up! Catalogue and come in a pack of 8 for $11.95.  Great value!!

Here is the box for you.


For this I have punched a strip of Real Red Cardstock with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, wrapped around a strip of the Nordic Noel DSP and tied around some Real Red Satin Ribbon.  I have the tutorial below. The cute tag is simply a number of stars cut with the Stars Framelits from Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red.  In the centre of the smallest star I added a single Gold sequin and added a small pearl coloured with the “red” colour in the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities pack.  I added a length of the Gold Sequin Trim behind the star. The greeting is from Petite Pairs and cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.

I made a matching card to go with the box.


I cut a large star from the Whisper White card and adhered some of the same Nordic Noel DSP behind it.  Then layered stars in Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red to match the box although these were slightly smaller.  The smaller red star is punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.  I added a single Gold sequin and coloured Adhesive Pearl to this too. The greeting is from the Bright and Beautiful set stamped in Real Red.  I wrapped around some Real Red Satin Ribbon and added a bow separately.  So much easier to add the bow separately.  It sits so much better.  I always have a tussle with the card and the ribbon. 😉  I finished it off with some single Gold sequins around the card.


Cut cardstock to measure 9.5cm x 28cm (3 ¾” x 11”). Punch along both edges with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. 


Cut DSP 3.5cm x 28cm (1 3/8” x 11”). Adhere slong the centre of the punched strip.

Run adhesive along the back of your card strip with adhesive of your choice.  I used Fast Fuse. 

Place the middle of your card strip at the centre of the top surface on the Acetate sleeve for the box and adhere down.  Wrap the cardstock around the sleeve adhering each side as you go.  TIP: When you wrap the cardstock around each side run the Bone Folder along the edge to give a crisper fold. Check it out  in the photo how I have done it.


Adhere the ends together at the base of the box.

Wrap your Red Satin Ribbon around the box and tie in a bow.  Create a tag of your choice to finish.

I am sure you could think of a few friends/workmates that you could whip up a few of these for?? Fill them with some chocolates, cookies even a small gift.  Decorate them as you like.

Of course, as with our past 12 Weeks of Christmas projects we have a special bundle for you and receive 10% off.

Tag A Bag Boxes   (130927)                                   $11.95

Gold Sequin Trim     (132983)                                 $8.95

Confetti Stars Border Punch (135861)                    $37.95

TOTAL    $58.85.  Your price with 10% off is $53. Only available by ordering through me directly not through my Online store. 

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Thanks for stopping by today.



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These weeks are just flying by! Week 9 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas projects.  Today’s project is brought to you by Virginia. These are great little boxes using the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlet.


This versatile little Thinlets set creates the sweetest gift box in a shape that can be hung on a Christmas tree, used as holders for party favours or bonbonniere boxes for weddings/engagements/christenings etc.  They can even be used with Vellum for a table decoration by putting a little battery operated tea light inside to make it glow.

The first sample is a gift box that shows you how you can use both sides of patterned papers to create a unique customised Keepsake boxes.  You do not have to have larger sheets of pattterned paper or cardstock either.

You can see how much they will hold by these photos below as well. Two standard tea light candles, or one Votive candle.


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The tutorial  that you can request will show you exactly where to place your sheets of paper/card on your Big Shot machine’ magnetic platform so that you can make the most of smaller pieces, or, as in these samples, use two different patterned sheets from the Trim The Tree Double Sided Patterned paper stack (page 7 of the Holiday catalogue).


For the next samples, Wirg has used translucent Vellum sheets (page 193 of the annual catalogue). You can cut out both pieces from an A4 sheet as well as stamp the little baubles from the Cheerful Christmas Stamp set (page 15 of the Holiday Catalogue) – or any stamp set of your choice.

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For the Christmas one, Wirg has used Cherry Cobbler and stamped the pieces before gluing them together.  When assembling you can put them together so that the stamping is on the inside of the closed box. Doing this gives a more subtle look. If you put a little battery operated tealight inside, it’s gives a beautiful effect as you can see.


The 2nd Vellum sample uses stamps from the Stippled Blossom stamp set, Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss ink pad.  Isn’t it pretty!

Here is another sample. The Four Feathers stamps and matching Framelits are brilliant for this.

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FYI the battery operated tea lights can be picked up at most Discount stores and are quite inexpensive.  Check your local discount stores. At this time of year, they are quite popular.

Tip 1: Remember, you can cut your A4 sheets of vellum in half and cut the two pieces you need at the same time as the Vellum is quite fine and you can do two sheets at once.  Don’t do this with cardstock and thicker papers as Framelits are quite thin so you may not get a clean cut right through.

Tip 2:  As ink can take a little longer to dry on Vellum, give it a blast with your heat tool to dry it. And please be aware, when using a Blackberry Bliss inkpad, it’s a very strong ink. The slightest bit still on your fingers or craft work area can transfer onto your vellum without you realising.

This week’s bundle deal, (which you will not find in my online store), is as follows;

  • White Vellum, A4 cardstock $10.95
  • Trim the Tree Paper Stack $11.95
  • Linen Thread $7.95
  • Gold Sequin Trim $8.95

That’s a total of $39.80 + SHIPPING. However, if you order the bundle from me then you only pay $35.00 (+Shipping) + also receive a free bottle of Tombow Multipurpose glue!

REMEMBER: if you want the pdf tutorial sheet with how to place your dies and using two different patterned papers to make these OR if you want to place an order then drop me a comment or email me. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you stop by again soon,


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We are now up to Week 8!!! Today’s project is brought to you by Libby.  This is very cute!  Libby has made a bag with a shaker frame on the front, a Star Gift Box and two cards to pop inside the bag.This would make a lovely gift to give someone before Christmas. 


Here is a closer look at the bag.  What a great idea having the Shaker Star on the front!

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The shaker frame is made using the Stars Framelit Dies, ‘Many Merry Stars’ Photopolymer Stamp Set, Confetti Stars Punch with Red Glimmer Paper and Frosted Sequins.

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The bag itself is made using the ‘Under the Tree’ Speciality Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue.

The Star Gift Box has a small Kit Kat Chocolate inside it and would be great as a stocking filler or a teacher gift, teamed with a bottle of wine or a coffee voucher etc.

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The two cards also use the ‘Many Merry Stars’ Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Stars Framelit Dies with the Big Shot.

This card uses layering of stars and Dimensionals to give depth and dimension. Both cards are stamped inside and the envelopes are also stamped.

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The last card uses the nesting of the Stars Framelit Dies again to make a frame of Gold Glimmer Paper which adds some sparkle to this card along with the Frosted Sequins.

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If you would like the full instructions for this set of projects then drop me an email or a comment. 



Now you can order this bundle through me personally at this special price

$65 + Shipping.

Many Merry Stars Photopolymer Stamp Set

Confetti Star Punch

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’re getting your Christmas crafting on this weekend 🙂
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We have another great project for you for Week 6 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas.  Today’s project is this very cute Advent Calendar by Narelle..  It is such a clever idea!  

Advent Calendar

Now this Advent Calendar is a little different to your normal Advent Calendar that is filled with sweets and small treats. This one is made up of little pouches, each with a tag inside. You can write anything you like on the tags, or you could add Gift Vouchers etc into the pouches. Now because there are little pegs to hold the pouches onto the bakers twine, you will need to make sure you don’t put anything heavy in them.  And for the big day, Christmas Day, there is a gorgeous box which can contain a small gift.

Advent Calendar box

In my Advent Calendar I have written something on each day that corresponds to the day number. The idea is that the child takes out the tag each day and on it is written things they can experience and claim throughout the year. For example, the tag may have on it “10 trips to the Movies”. They keep the tag and throughout the following year they can claim these 10 Movies. They simply keep count on the back of the tag how many times they have claimed it already.

Advent tags

I love this idea as it is a gift that keeps giving throughout the year and it isn’t all about buying gifts. A lot of the tags are about experiences and spending time with the child. And let’s face it, it also eliminates a lot of sweets that children really don’t need at this time of the year with all the extra treats around already.

Advent bags

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Aren’t these little pouches cute that Narelle has made.  And what a great idea to have little “gifts” that aren’t sweet treats??  I know that this is not how Narelle wanted it displayed as there was sickness in her house this week but I think it is a cool idea – and she has done an awesome job 🙂

If you would like to get instructions on how the different elements were created like the box and the little bags, then just drop me an email or comment and I will get that to you.

If you want some ideas of some “non-sweet” gifts then here are some ideas. Narelle tailored these to her daughter and include a lot of her favourite things but they might just work for you too. 

1  trip to the Zoo
2  friends sleep over
3  favourite restaurant visits
4  trips to the drive-in
5  dates with Mum
6  dates with Dad
7  pizza cooking nights
8  trips to the beach
9  bowling games
10  baking sessions with Mum
11  trips to the local pool
12  trips to the Movies
13  shopping days with Mum
14  popcorn and movie nights at home
15  sightseeing drives
16  Youghurtland frozen youghurts
17  stories read by Mum
18  stories read by Dad
19  games of UNO
20  Ice Cream Sundaes
21  craft sessions with Mum
22  trips to the Library
23  family board game nights
24  trips to the park

Now as always we have a special bundle available for purchase. This bundle comprises some of the items used to create this Advent Calendar. So here it is:-

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You get this product bundle for the special price of $89, AND get these FREE.

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So not only do you get the items above at a reduced price but you also get the Clothespins added in for nothing.

Drop me an email or comment to order this and I can take care of it for you.  Orders can be sent anywhere in Australia. You can not order this bundle through my online store, you must contact me to purchase.

Have a happy day,



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We have another project in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series today. This project is brought to you by Narelle.   Check this project out for your Christmas entertaining.  This is a lovely Table Setting.

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This table setting consists of a cutlery bag, a bonbon and a name place card.  I think these would really dress up your Christmas table and make it something special.
Here are some photos of the individual items and also some videos showing how to make the key components. For full instructions and a complete list of supplies, please email me for a detailed pdf.


cutlery bag

I just love this Cutlery Bag. I know you could just put the cutlery on the table next to the plates, but that would be boring, right ? Making this bag gives you a reason to create and show off a little to your guests. I am sure they will be appreciative of the effort you went to and the table will look so festive and special.

Here are a couple of videos showing you how to make the rosettes.


bon bon

Bon Bons are a fun thing to have at Christmas time aren’t they?? The cute hat and funny jokes and the little novelty inside. But once they are pulled apart they are thrown away. With these Bon Bons not only are they a lot of fun but they will look pretty having them on the table. The bonus of these is that you can fill them with wrapped chocolates or something as an extra treat, and the guests get to keep them as a memento of a wonderful gathering with family and friends.

Here is a video how you can make them.


name place card

Can you see this on your Christmas Table this year?? It would make all your guests feel pretty special.

The full materials you need for these projects are in the PDF that I can send you but here is some special products put together for the Bundle this week.

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We have these 4 products on offer in our Latte Girls’ 12 Week of Christmas Bundle Three(3). You can get all these products for the fantastic price of $77. That’s a saving of 10% . Gotta love that !

Contact me with  your order. This deal is not available online.

Don’t forget if you want the detailed instructions and a complete list of supplies used, please email me to get the pdf.

You can purchase everything you need to make these items and more, from my online shop.

I hope this helps you with your Christmas preparations.

Thanks for dropping by today.

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It’s Thursday and today I bring you the second week of our “12 Weeks of Christmas”.  Today it is Virginia’s turn to bring you the project that I am sharing.  Check this out!


It is a cute little Christmas Village scene in a Card in a Box.  How sweet is it??? These are great too as they fold flat to fit in a standard size envelope.

Virginia has used Basic Black and Very Vanilla A4  cardstock. The Designer Series Paper used is the ‘Typeset’ pack from the Annual Catalogue.  The cute houses are from the set ‘Holiday Home’ from the Holiday Catalogue.  They have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured with Blendabilities. The gold stars have been punched from Gold Glimmer Paper and some have been ‘suspended’ by gluing them to strips of the Window Sheet.  The Christmas trees are from the same Holiday Home stamp set, stamped in Mossy Meadow while the brown trees were double stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake inks.  Virginia added some accents on the trees by dabbing on Versamark ink and sprinkling Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat setting with a heat gun. Here is a close-up so you can see them.


You can create any scene in these little “Card in a Box” type cards.

Now how would you like to get all the goodies to make this card in a box and pay a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle price?  Here’s what you’ll get …

Latte Girl’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle Two (2)
Purchase this bundle for $85.90 and you will get the Glimmer paper for Free!

You can drop me an email (or add a comment and I will get back to you) with your order OR shop Online at my store HERE.

Want to know how I made the base for this?  You can get the instructions by dropping me an email or a comment.

Thanks for stopping by to see this week’s project.


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I have some exciting news for you.  Over the next couple of months.  I will be bringing you ’12 weeks of Christmas’.  I have teamed with some other creative ladies in our team to bring you some exciting projects to help you in your Christmas preparations.  Each week I will share a project with you that either myself or one of the other clever ladies have made.  Today is the first project!

Today’s project is brought to you by Leonie Schroder.  Here is the project and then I will tell you about it.


Leonie has created a Star Box Stack.  This stack comprises three Star Gift Boxes all tied up with the gorgeous Silver Satin Ribbon and star frame tags from our Foil Cardstock. These would be great to give to someone if you were giving them small things like jewellery or chocolates, Or maybe use it as a Table Centre piece or Decoration.  These could be made any time of the year for any occasion.

Do you want to know how to make it???  Here is a video for you.

We have a special bundle put together to create your own Star Box Stack.

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Buy this Bundle now and save 10% – pay just $78 plus shipping!  Contact me with your order.  Plus, receive the written tutorial for Free as a Thank You for your order.

Stay tuned for further projects in the coming week.