3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Stampin' Up!


Not a lot of time left to get everything done for Christmas.  If you still need some quick treat boxes and you have the Home Sweet Home Thinlits then I have a very speedy box for you.



I cut 2 pieces of the house Framelits shape from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  It was then simply adhered together by folding on the score lines and placing your adhesive on the side tab and the bottom tabs to assemble.  I used Fast Fuse for this as it is strong.  Punch 2 holes in the top section and then you can thread some Real Red Baker’s Twine to close it.

I had a left-over detailed tag in the Merry Tags Framelits cut from Red Glimmer Paper. I could then quickly stamp a ’25’in Real Red from the Merriest Wishes set and I cut that out along with a circle from Early Espresso.  These were raised up off the box with Dimensionals.

You could easily make a few of these  in no time.  They might make nice place settings at your Christmas Dinner Table.


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Wednesday night was the last Team meeting of the year with a Christmas Party.  This is the larger Inky Fingers Team I am in with Vanessa Webb.  We are a funny bunch! 😉

Each month we get to share swaps although not everyone gets around to it.  (I know I don’t!) I think being the last meeting and our Christmas party most people made a special effort.

These are the tags I made for a swap.  I was pressed for time for anything too complicated. They are based on some tags I made recently and shared here.  These use the ‘Holly Jolly Greetings’ set and some scraps of the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  So quick to make. 🙂


These are most of the swaps I received in return.


What a fantastic selection of cards and little treat holders. (Oops! I forgot your gift bag Katie!). Look at that gorgeous Dragonfly card given to me by Vanessa.  That’s a beautiful stamps and dies set coming out soon. 😉

Here are some of the crazy Inky Fingers Team.  It is a very creative bunch of people.


I have to show you the little make and take we made.  I have been wanting to make one of these for ages but haven’t had a chance to.  Barbara surprised us all in getting us to make it.  So cute! Just the size for a little Ferrero Chocolate or a Lindt ball.  Something nice to add to a table setting or as a simple gift.


Thanks for visiting.  How are your Christmas celebrations going?  It has been a little crazy this end.  I think we are now at the end of the end of year activities and presentations, classes have finished and cards have been sent out.  Still to put up the tree and finish shopping.  I feel it is never going to end!  Never mind.  We still have a week.  🙂

Have a wonderful day and stay sane,


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Some quick cards using the Holly Jolly Layers stamp set (which is a Hostess set from the Holiday Catalogue).  I made them a few weeks ago and used one of the versions for a Stamp-A-Stack.


I kept the layout the same on both and used different stamps in the set. On both of the cards the base is Real Red. Then a Crumb Cake mat on which I stamped the string of lights down the bottom in Crumb Cake. The piece was then run through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  Once adhered to the card base I added a strip of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.


For the card on the Left: I stamped the greeting in Real Red and cut the piece with the Layering Squares Framelits.  A larger square in Chocolate Chip was cut with the next size up square in the Framelits and then a Scallop Square from the Layering Squares was cut from Real Red Glimmer Paper. They were all adhered together and then raised off the base card with Dimensionals.

For the card on the Right: I stamped the circle greeting in Real Red and cut this out with  a Scallop Framelit from the Layering Circles Framelits.  After cleaning the stamp then ink it up with Garden Green BUT BEFORE stamping use your Blender Pen to wipe off the “berries”in the centre of the holly.  This is done by wiping off the ink on the stamp and then wiping the tip of the Blender pen on to scrap paper to take off excess ink. It might take a couple of goes. Once it is clean you can use your Real Red Marker to colour in the berries.   THEN, you can stamp the image on to Whisper White card and cut it out with (I think) the 1 1/4″ Circle Punch. (Just check the size.  It could have been the 1 3/8” Circle punch.  It was some time ago that I made it).

These pieces were then adhered together with Dimensionals in between and then using Dimensionals to raise it up off the card.

Hope all your plans are coming together for Christmas.

See you again soon,


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This Merry Mice set is so cute don’t you think??  I had fun colouring this little mouse.  I Cased this card from my friend Leonie whom I think had Cased it off Pinterest.


I stamped the cute mouse on Thick Whisper White cardstock and have coloured some of it with the Aquapainter and inkpads.  The smaller areas like the bauble and the leaves and also the ears and stars I used the markers.  This piece was matted on Real Red then layered on to strips of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper. This is a great way of using up some of the scraps of patterned paper.

I meant to tie around the twine around the paper and the white card mat but forgot before I stuck it down.  There was no point even trying to lift it without destroying it so I just went with a bow with the both twines.  That’s all good though right.  🙂

Thanks for visiting.


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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.


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. 🙂


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. 🙂


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Last Saturday I had my Holiday Catalogue Review where everyone could come together and have some fun trying out these wonderful products from the new Holiday Catalogue. It was such fun and craziness.  I wanted to share some of the happenings with you.

Sorry it has taken so long to get this together.  I have had a really stressful week with our dog.  Last Sunday we woke to find he couldn’t walk and he was vomiting foamy stuff.  It was really bad.  We took him straight to the vet and I am sure he was nearly gone. We thought Monday we may have to make a tough decision for him.  It was a scary time. He had a little stay at the hospital and he was treated so well that incredibly he has made a full recovery.  We still don’t know what caused it but he has enjoyed some extra attention!!

So now as things have settled a little I can get back to creating and sharing with you.

Firstly, I will share a couple of photos beforehand.  I missed taking some photos with all the busyness but you can get a bit of an idea.

(NB: I do apologise for the  photos with different size watermarks. Funny things were happening with my editing program!)

The room was set up ready for guests to arrive.


Apart from the usual tea/coffee and snacks I made these special treats.  I got the idea from a fellow Demonstrator on a Facebook group I am on.

Some little Santa hats (marshmallows and strawberries on Toothpicks), Some Gingerbread men (we only had Tiny Teddies at the time), and some reindeer noses.   I punched out some Cookie Cutter characters to go with them.


I made a little banner with the Cookie Cutter stamps and punches too. It was only small to fit where I was hanging it but silly me forgot to take a photo of that before I packed everything up.  Here is the Banner though.

I cut some strips of Real Red card.  I think they measured 5cm x 10cm (2″ x 4″)?? and cut the end with the Banner Punch.  I ran the card through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.  I punched holes in the top to thread through some Real Red/White Baker’s Twine.  Then added the characters.


These were little treat boxes I made for everyone.  They were very simple boxes.  I will tell you how I made them in another  post.  They are decorated with some Candy Cane Lane DSP and a tag made from the ‘Merry Tags’ Framelits. The sentiment is from the ‘Merriest Wishes’ set. I filled the boxes with a little cello bag with lengths of different twine and a small pack of M&M’s.


Now for the projects everyone made.

This is the first card we made.  It’s a cute Spinner card.  I didn’t show the other side but the front character is the Santa and then the other side was the Eskimo.  They could make them whatever they like.  We had Santas and Gingerbread men and Eskimos all happening.  They loved this card.  I did CASE this off a Demonstrator friend on a group.  (yes it was the same person who did the Character treats above).


This was another of the Make and Takes.  We created a little tag using the Paisley Framelits.  The sentiment is from ‘Tin of Cards’ stamp set. The tag was finished off with some of the Ruched ribbon.


Thanks for letting me share these pics.  Hope you have a great day,