A SPECIAL FLOWER BOX TO GIVE TO MUM – OR ANYONE!

If you are in Wollongong you can come and create this special project just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.  It would even  be lovely to give to a friend – or keep yourself. 🙂

It’s a Flower Pop Up Box that won’t die.  You get to make a matching card too.  Choose your own colour combination.

Here are the details but you have to let me know ASAP as places are filling very fast.

Friday 12th May at 10am

OR 

Saturday 13th May at 2pm.

COST: $15 (plus an extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 10th (earlier if you want to be sure of a seat)

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.

Jenny

 

 

BEAUTIFUL YOU MATCHBOX AND MINI CARDS!

Continuing on my ‘Beautiful You’ projects this week. I have a cute little Matchbox and mini cards to show you. The sentiments in this set can make great “pick me up” type cards to give to a friend. I have the tutorial for you below so you can make your own.

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A little drawer slides out to hold the Mini cards. I am sure you could fill it with some chocolates or maybe teabags even.

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There are 4 mini cards.

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I have used the ‘Playful Pallette’ DSP pack. This is a great way to use up those little scraps of patterned paper you have around. I inked the sentiments with the Markers. They were then cut out with the Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits. To decorate my mini cards I used the ‘Flourish Thinlits’

Do you want to make your own?  Here is the tutorial in Metric and Imperial. Give it a try.

MATCHBOX MINI CARD BOX

METRIC

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Cut cardstock 13.5 cm x 13.5cm.  Score at 2.5cm and 11cm.  Turn 90’ and score at 2.5cm and 11cm.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 24.5cm x 8.6cm.  Score on the long side at 5.6cm, 8.2cm 17cm and 19.6cm. Fold on score lines.  Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

IMPERIAL (you might like to check these measurements in scrap card first!).

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Cut cardstock 5 3/8” x 5 3/8”.  Score at 1” and 4 ¾”. Turn 90’ and score at 1” and 4 ¾”.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 3 ½” x 9 ¾”.  Score on the long side at 2 ¼”, 3 3/8”, 6 7/8” and 7 7/8”. Fold on score lines. Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

Thanks for looking

Jenny

A CUTE BIRDHOUSE WITH THE HOME SWEET HOME THINLITS!

I can’t wait to share the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration TOMORROW!! How exciting! But before I do I thought I would share this project that I made some months ago but realised I hadn’t shared it with you yet.

I had in my head for a while to create a cute birdhouse with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  It is just another way to use these cute Thinlits.

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To Create the Birdhouse: The house  was cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock to make it sturdier.  It was stamped in Smoky Slate with the Hardwood Background stamp after cutting it out.  Before the house was assembled I cut a circle from the front piece to create a door.  I also cut a thin circle frame from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using 2 different sized Layering Circle Framelits.

To Assemble the Birdhouse: The roof is made from a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  You can make the piece any size you like but this piece measures 5.5cm x 8cm (scored at 4cm).  Or 2 1/8″x 3 1/4″ (scored at 1 5/8″).  It was embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  Of course a Birdhouse has to have a cute bird.  This little bluebird is cut from the Birds and Blooms Thinlits and I added some greenery with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  The sentiment is from the Sweet Home stamp set and stamped on Crushed Curry card.

Hope you like this cute house?  The Home Sweet Home Thinlits, the Sweet Home stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits are being carried over so you will be able to still get hold of these to make your own after today.

Get ready for the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration to start tomorrow!!! 🙂

Jenny

CHRISTMAS TREAT BOX!

In a post or 2 back I showed you a cute little Christmas Treat Box and I said then that I would show you how I made it.  I thought I would tell you about it today. It is so quick to make and seriously you can make up a number of these in no time.

Here is the box if you forgot – and to save you going back a couple of posts.  You can go back if you like to though. 🙂 You can see all the other fun projects I shared from my Holiday Catalogue Review too while you are there.

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These are so Christmas-y.  These are called “SEVENS” boxes.  WHY? Well it is all in the measurements.  I have made a number of these over the years.  I like how quick they are to make and you can fit a fair amount of treats inside.

I  will tell you the measurements and then give you a link to the original creator for the assembly of the box.  On that blog post it doesn’t have Imperial measurements so I have put created one for you my lovely friends if you use Imperial Measurements. 🙂

SEVENS BOX (Metric)

Using a full sheet of A4 card, score your card.  On the short side score at 7cm and 14cm. On the long side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.

Rather than relay the cutting and assembling of the box you can refer to the original blog post which you can find HERE at Marelle’s blog.

2 AND A HALFER BOX (Imperial)

It doesn’t really have the same ring to it as a “SEVENS” box does it but it would be a bit odd to call it that!).

NB: Please try this on scrap paper first before creating it on card to see that the measurements are correct.  This will be a slightly smaller box that the “SEVENS” box but still a good size.

Cut your card to 10 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  On the short side score at 2 1/2″ and 5″.  On the long side score at 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″. Cut and Assemble the box as in the link in the Metric measurements above.

Once you have made one I don’t think you will stop.

Enjoy. 🙂

Jenny

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN JULY WITH SOME STAMPING FUN!

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We are celebrating Christmas in July next week (from 19th – 22nd July) so  come and join in the fun and see some cute projects to get you on your way for the silly season.

Each day I will be sharing a Christmas project that I hope will inspire you.  We will have time to chat and have some fun.  I will have some great specials through the week too.

There are 2 different ways to follow along. 

1) This will run through a Facebook group.  Please Click HERE to ask to join.  Invite friends of yours to join in too.

2) Not on Facebook? You can receive the projects by email. Please email me to ask to join in and I will send you an email each day with the project and the special. You will just miss out on the chatting.

The best part is – it’s all free!!! So come and join in!

Here is a sneak of one of the projects I will be sharing.  I can’t wait to share it all with you.

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Jenny

FRY GIFT BOX!

Just a quick one for you today.  I am heading off tomorrow to Sydney for the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event on Saturday.  Exciting!!! And the new Catalogue will be revealed.  More exciting!!!  🙂  Before I go though I thought I would show you another quick treat box I made for my markets last month.

This was the first time I have used the Fry Box after having it for some months.  I have used some retired paper for them. I have used the ‘All About Sugar’ stamp set to decorate them.

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I thought they might be good for the boys.  What do you think??  Fill them up with some cool treats or small toys.

Thanks for visiting.  I will fill you in on what I can tell you from Onstage when I come back.

Jenny

If you would like your own 2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue mailed to you, then drop me a comment. I know you want to rustle through those pages and make your list.  Stock up on your Post-it notes now. 🙂

PAINTED BLOOMS BOXED SET!

There is only one week left of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue.  I know there are lots of sneak peeks around of the new Catalogue but today I want to share a special project with you.  The Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalogue is just so gorgeous and it saddens me that I haven’t used enough of it yet.  I had this idea in my head last week and just had to get this idea working before the week was out.

Firstly, I made the cards.  In the pack of Painted Blooms DSP there is a sheet with a gorgeous flower garden scene.  What could you really do with a sheet like this??? It just seems too nice to cut into it.  I saw this idea on Patty Bennett’s blog to cut the sheet equally and make a card set.  So I did just that!!  Here are my cards.

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Laying out all the cards like this you can see the lovely image.  It does seem such a shame to cut it up but it does make a gorgeous card set.  I changed the sentiments on my cards to the ones Patty had on her blog.  The bases for the cards were either Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi or Rose Red.  I used ‘Perfect Pennnants’ for the sentiments in the top row.  If you have a look under the sentiment, I punched out a circle using the 1 3/8″ circle punch, cut it in half and adhered that under the sentiment to layer it..  The sentiments for the cards in the bottom row were from ‘Wetlands’ set.  I cut this out with the smallest banner die in the Banner Framelits set and I hand cut a narrow banner to adhere under that.

Now after making this card set I needed something nice to put them in.  I wanted a window gift box. I came across this idea from Chiaki on Stampingpro.  I used the Dressup Card Box listed HERE on the instruction Sheets.  I did change the measurements. (It took a little fiddling!). The Australian card bases are larger in size than the US and the envelopes I had were larger too (mine weren’t Stampin’ Up! ones – shh!). I will tell you my measurements shortly but here is the finished box.

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ABOUT THE BOX

The lid for the box was made using another sheet in the pack of Painted Blooms DSP.  On the bottom of the box inside I adhered a matching piece of that DSP to line the box. I didn’t take a picture of that.  The Blackberry Bliss Satin ribbon is not wrapped around the whole box.  I wrapped a piece over the lid and tucked the ends just inside the lid.  That means the receiver won’t have to undo the ribbon each time they open the box.  I tied a bow with the ribbon and attached that to the top.

I cut a window in the lid – BEFORE ASSEMBLING – with the Deco Labels Framelits.  The width is a little wider than the Big Shot so I had to fold up one side and lay it over the framelit.  I adhered a piece of Window Sheet inside the box lid.  That just finishes it off.  I cut a large butterfly using the Butterfly Dies and adhered that straight on to the acetate.  A little bling never goes astray to finish off a project 🙂

Now for the actual box measurements.  I will give you the measurements I used. For those with Imperial measurements you can follow Chiaki’s tutorial.  I am sure those measurements will be fine.

THE BOX (Metric)

BOX BASE

Cut card 19cm x 24cm.  Score on each side at 3.2cm.  Cut up opposite tabs on both ends and adhere.

BOX LID

Cut card 21.5cm x 16.5cm.  Score at each side at 1.9cm.  Cut up opposite tabs on both ends.  Cut your window before adhering together.

Hope you like this project??  Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

FACETED BOX FOR THE MENFOLK!!

A few weeks ago I saw a cute Faceted box on a Facebook group I am on.  Of course, one must have a go at one of these!  I thought I would show you my version.  Then I will show you where to go to make your own.

I thought for this it would be good to make a male version.

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I have used Night of Navy and Crumb Cake cardstock and used a new stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue ‘Guy Greetings’. This is a good one to tuck some chocolates in for the males in your family.  They are always the ones that are hard to make for aren’t they!

What do you think??  I thought at first it would be really hard to make with all those angled sides, but it was really easy once you got the scoring and cutting right.

Do you want to make your own?? My lovely friend Sam created this box {waving HI SAM] 🙂 Here is the You tube link for you to make it.  Really it is not hard so don’t be scared off by all those angled sides.

Now the funny thing after Sam posted this tutorial things went a little crazy and little Faceted boxes were streaming onto our group page.  So fun to see all the versions.  You can check them out on Sam’s page.  She posted them to show how crazy things were. HERE THEY ARE!

So now go and check the Youtube video out and make your own version.  Why not send me a photo of your version and I can share it with Sam.  🙂

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 10!!

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

TAG A BAG BOX TUTORIAL

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

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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.

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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.

Jenny

 

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 9!!!

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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,

Jenny