3D projects, cards, Techniques


How was your Christmas??  Our’s was a little quiet on the day but then celebrating with different family members for the last 3 days.  It’s all done now for another year.  I have packed up my Christmas stamps and cards and ready to move on to some different creating.  I haven’t had a lot of chance to create with the new products from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-A-Bration so I am looking forward to getting them inky.

I have had these projects for a while now and with all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue they got put aside so I thought it was time to share these before we move on.  These are called Fold-Flat (or 3D) Cards.  You might have seen them around blogland.

This one below uses ‘Celebrate Today’ we made this in a class a few months ago.  The original instructions were from HERE. You can follow along in that post.  They are available in English too. I have used the ‘Bohemian’ DSP.  Edited to add: The Measurements for this are just below this card.  The smaller version is further below.


This is a side view.  This folds flat so you can post it.  I did find this quite large so later I made one smaller so it can fit in a standard size envelope.




Large back panel: 15cm x 27cm (6″ x 10 5/8″) Score on the long side at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm, 26cm. (6″, 7″, 9″ and 10″)
Front panel: 8.5cm x 15cm (3 3/8″ x 6″)  Score on the long side at 1cm and 4cm. (1/2″ and 1 1/2″).
Fold each of the pieces.  The card for the back panel is folded up into a box shape and the small tab adhered on to the card.  Check the photos if you are unsure what I mean.
The Front panel piece is folded up.  The small tab is adhered to the back panel about 1/3 of the way down.  Then adhere the larger section on to the “box” shape formed from the back panel.
Decorate as you like.  The Paper pieces are 4mm or 1/8″ smaller for that section.

This smaller one uses the set ‘Something For Baby’.


A side-view for you.


On the back you can adhere some Whisper White card so you can add the message.


I will share my measurements for the smaller one.  Putting it together is the same as the large one so you can follow along in the above link.  It is very simple though.  Just a matter of folding on the scored lines and adhering.  There is a little trick to adhering the front piece so I will tell you that further down.

FOLD FLAT CARDS (Smaller version).

Base: Cut card 10.5cm x 27cm. (4 1/8″ x 10 5/8″).  Score at 15cm, 18cm, 23cm and 26cm.  (6″, 7 1/8″, 9″ and 10 1/4″).

Designer Series Paper strips.    TOP PIECE – 10.1 cm x 9.6cm (4″ x 3 3/4″)                     BOTTOM PIECE – 10.1 cm x 4.6cm (4″ x 1  7/8″)

Back: Cut Whisper White 10.1cm x 14.6cm (4″ x 5 3/4″)


Front Panel: Cut Card 7.5cm x 15cm (3″ x 6″).  Score at 1cm and 4cm.  (1/2″ x 1 9/16 – I hope that measurement is right?? It doesn’t seem right)  🙂

Card Mat: Whisper White – 7.1cm x 10.6cm (2 3/4″ x 4 3/16″).

ASSEMBLING (If you are having trouble following this, head to the link I added above for photos.  I didn’t think I would repeat the photo steps).

For the Base piece.  Add Adhesive to the smaller tab (on the back as it is lying down on the table) and fold up to adhere to the front.  (I added the DSP first so I could line up the fold just below the DSP).

Fold the front Panel on the score lines.  Add adhesive to the small scored section at the top.  Before sticking down the tab fold this under carefully and line up the second score line with the top edge of the base card and then press down on the small tab to adhere this to the base card lower down.  If you are not sure then check the tutorial link above to see the image. Add adhesive to the back of the front panel and then adhere to the folded section of the base card near the bottom.


I hope this all makes sense.  I loved making these and since I had the instructions out still to share these with you I decided to make one of these cards using some new Sale-A-Bration products.   I will post that card next post so come and visit again.


3D projects, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials


A few posts back I showed you some cute tea bag holders I made.  You can see that post HERE. Based on these holders I made up some little Thank You Treat Holders for some special people this week.  Here is one of them to show you.


I have used the ‘Bohemian Designer Series Paper’ on the front flap.  I embossed the front panel with the ‘Boho Chic’ Embossing Folder. The greeting is from the Hostess set ‘You’re A Whole Lot of Lovely’.  This was punched out with the 2 1/2″ (6.4cm) Circle Punch.  The flap can be tucked in behind the circle to enclose it.  Some I added a little glue dot underneath the flap to hold it down as some kept popping up.  I added some little flowers punched from the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Pack and added little dots for the centres with white gel pen.  I added some loops of Gold Cord behind the circle before I adhered the circle down with dimensionals.

This Treat Holder was the perfect size for a little chocolate treat.  I added a glue dot to the back of the Chocolate to keep it in place.


To make them I used the same directions for the Tea Bag Treat Holder that you will find in the above post link except I only scored the card (7 cm x 25cm) at 9cm, 11.5cm and 21cm.  ** If you would like the imperial measurements for these, then check at the above link for the tea bag Holders. Just don’t add the 4″ score line).

These were well received today I think 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,


cards, Classes, Techniques


These are the fun cards we are making at my Saturday Stampers class this Saturday 15th August. (2pm). Cost $15 If you are local to Wollongong do come on by.  You just need to let me know by Thursday so I can have all the card cut.  They might look a bit tricky but they are really not hard to do.  I think you will like them.


cards, Product Share, Stampin' Up!


Do you like some of that lovely ribbon in that catalogue??  Of course, it is so lush.  But I know it can be hard to get through a whole roll of that ribbon.  So I have put together a Product Share so you can enjoy a taster.  Here are the details.  Message/comment to take part.  This is for only Australian residents.

RIBBON  p158-159

Dotted Lace Trim –  This is such gorgeous soft lace.

1.15m of each colour: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder                                                         $13.80

lace ribbon

Metallic Thread – great for those little swirls to embellish your projects.

11.4 metres each of Silver and Gold Metallic Thread               $2.75

metallic thread

Thick Baker’s Twine

3.4 metres of each colour: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla.                                                                              $8.20

thick baker's twine


TOTAL TO JOIN ALL 3                                                              $24.75

JOIN ALL 3 AND SAVE 10%                              PAY ONLY $22.40




12 – 6”x6” squares of each of the following DSP (total of 60 squares)

Everyday Chic, Bohemian, English Garden,  Merry Moments, Timeless Elegance.                                                                                                                 $25.00

bohemian                        timeless elegance


So, let me know ASAP to take part 🙂

3D projects, Stampin' Up!


I have been playing around with the new Bohemian Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I really like the colours and the funky patterns.  Totes are all the go at the moment and I wanted to create a new Tote.  It is not a particularly new design using 2 sheets of the DSP but I thought I would change it up a bit.  Plus I added a little tab to hang your gift card off. I hope you like this one 🙂

P1160789       P1160791



Would you like to make one?  Here are the instructions in metric and imperial.


2 Sheets of 12×12 Designer Series Paper (DSP) I have used the Bohemian DSP

Handles: 2 pieces of 20.5cm x 8cm (8” x 3 1/8”) co-ordinating cardstock

1 piece of 28cm x 8cm (11” x 3 1/8”) co-ordinating cardstock

Card Tab on Handle:   2cm x 10cm (¾” x 4”) co-ordinating cardstock

Inside Base:   4.8cm x 20.2cm (1 7/8” x 8”) co-ordinating cardstock

  1. On each piece of DSP score your sheets at 5cm (2”) on each side. Fold on each of the score lines.
  2. Cut up on the small score lines at the bottom of each piece of DSP.



  1. Add adhesive to the 2 small bottom tabs on one sheet of the DSP on the outside. Adhere this to the inside of the long bottom tab.
  2. Place this assembled piece on to the second piece of DSP which has the right side facing down.



  1. Add adhesive to the bottom small tabs on the second DSP sheet and assemble on to the bottom of the first piece. Add adhesive to the long side tabs on the inside of the second sheet of DSP. Adhere this to the first piece.  Add adhesive to the long bottom tab of the second sheet of DSP and fold up on to the first piece.  So it is like wrapping the second sheet onto the first sheet. (The piece at the bottom would be the front of the bag so just check to see what print you want showing).
  2. On the 28cm x 8cm (11”x 3 1/8”) piece for the handle, place adhesive at each end of the handle ON THE UNDERSIDE. Adhere on the outside of the bag near the top.
  3. Take one end of this handle piece and adhere to the top of the bag on the outside of the bag. Adhere the other end to the other side of the bag on the outside of the bag.


  1. Take one piece of your 20.5cmx8cm (8”x 3 1/8”) cardstock and place adhesive on the back of this piece. Line up the top edge of the piece with the top edge of your bag positioning it over the handle piece. And adhere on to the front of the bag.  Repeat with the other piece adhering this to the back of your back.  NOTE: If you wish to add brads to your bag for decoration ADD THESE FIRST.  (Just so you don’t see the back of them inside the bag).


  1. Fold on the score lines of the small card tab and unfold.  Add adhesive to the ends (on the side facing up). Fold over the piece again and adhere this piece to the front of your bag.



  1. Add your piece of cardstock base to the inside of the card. This provides some extra strength.

Decorate the bag as you like.


Card to hang on the front measures 20cm x 7.5cm. Score at 10cm.

7 ½” x 3”. Score at 3 ¾”


For my card I used the Boho Chic Embossing Folder on the front of the Bermuda bag card.  The Happy Birthday is from ‘Amazing Birthday’. I stamped it first onto Whisper White Cardstock in Blackberry Bliss and then again twice on scrap card with Bermuda Bay and Delightful Dijon.  I cut 2 of the “HAPPY’s” out of each colour and adhered them over the top of the Blackberry Bliss greeting. The Whisper White piece was matted on to Delightful Dijon and the whole piece was raised up with dimensionals.  I wrapped around some Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine and added a silver button that I had sewed with white sewing thread.  This complemented the silver buttons on the bag.


I hope you like this version of the Tote Bag.  It’s a good size for those larger gifts.  Enjoy making them.

Have a happy weekend.  I hope it’s a crafty one for you.  It’s a long weekend here so I hope there is some time to create this weekend.