3D projects, Classes, Stampin' Up!


I have a special gift box and 4 cards at this week’s class.  I hope you can make it (ie if you live local!).  This box will be great with Mother’s Day coming up but would be great for any special friend.  Here are the details.


WHEN: Friday 29th April 10am or 7.3opm.

COST: $20  Please bring your scissors and adhesives.

RSVP: Wednesday 27th April.

Here is the gorgeous box and cards. (Includes envelopes as well).  You can change the greeting to suit you.

box    box and card

Don’t forget to let me know by the RSVP date.  I hope you can come.


3D projects, cards, Tutorials


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.


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.



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)


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


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,


3D projects, cards


I am loving playing with the new Envelope Punch Board.  It is so easy to use and makes such great little boxes and treat holders.  This was one of the first projects I made using the Punch Board. Forget the envelopes (although it is fantastic for that) I thought I would make a box.



I had seen a few card boxes using the Envelope Punch Board but being US sites they don’t fit the Australian and New Zealand card sizes,  SO  I played around with the measurements to make them fit our cards.  For all my Australian and NZ friends I thought I would share them with you.  Here goes.



Cut card 25.4cm x 25.4cm.  On the Envelope Punch Board line the left hand edge of the card to the 12.7cm mark.  Punch and then score.  Move card along to the 9.5cm mark and punch and then score.


Turn card 90’.  Line the score line up with the score line notch on the punch.  Punch card and then score.  (See the photo). Move along and line up the next score line, punch and then score.


Turn card 90’.  Line up score lines and punch and score as before.  Turn 90’ again, line up score line, punch and then score.

Round corners using the corner rounder of the punch.   Place the card so a flap is at the top.  Cut off the small tabs at the top.  At the bottom, cut up on the small score line on the small tabs.  Trim off the bottom flap to straighten the edge.  This gives a neater appearance when you fold it up.  Add Sticky Strip to the tabs and under the sides on the bottom flap.


Stamp the card box before assembling if you wish.  The Belly Band around the box to hold it closed is 5.5cm wide by 29.8cm.  You could use a magnet to hold the box flap closed if you wish.

For this box I used the set Mixed Bunch and stamped it in Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  It is hard to see but I also stamped over it with Illuminate too.



Here is a close-up of the card too for you to see.  It is a little blurry as I just cropped the photo from above.  Sorry,  I realised I hadn’t taken a photo of the card by itself.


I stamped the Whisper White card with the Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  I stamped a flower in Coastal Cabana on scrap white card and punched it out and also punched out a flower from Pistachio Pudding Card.  These were raised up off the Whisper White card which had been layered onto a Pistachio Pudding mat with a Coastal Cabana card base.  The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.

I hope you can make up a card box yourself.  With Christmas fast approaching it might be a nice gift idea.

Thanks for visiting me today,


3D projects, cards, Stampin' Up!


I am a little behind with my blogging lately.  Life is busy and with Josh studying on the computer a lot at the moment with the HSC I have had little access to the computer. BUT I am here now.  Just squeezing in a little time while he is still in bed!

By now you would have known about the wonderful new products released just this past week.  I thought I would show you what I have been doing with them.

Firstly, have you seen the new Thinlets Card dies??? These make fun, interactive cards in no time.  Check them out.


These come in the Labels shape or  the circle and come with lots of other fun bits to add to your cards.  They are $55.95.  I had a chance to play with Leonie’s circle thinlets the other day as I am still waiting on mine to arrive.  (Thank you Leonie). Here is a fun, birthday card to create.



I have used the set ‘Sketched Birthday’ and the paper is from ‘Birthday Basics’.  This is really a great pack of paper.  I think it gets lost in the catalogue.  Leonie kindly gave me a piece.  (Thanks again Leonie!!!).  You are a star 🙂

I think it was the 1 3/4″ circle punch I used to punch the circle in Summer Starfruit card and the Whisper White scallop circle is the 1 3/4″ scallop circle.  I added a little bling to this too.


Now on to the Envelope Punch Board.  I have been having so much fun with this new little gadget. You MUST have one of these.  Not only does it cut up to 66 different size envelopes BUT there are so many other fun boxes and projects you can do with it PLUS it has a corner rounder punch on it if you need one for any of your projects.


Here are some little treat pouches I have been making with them.


Made with the ‘Sweater Weather DSP’ and ‘Label Love’ stamp set.  I added a little Burlap Ribbon. Add a little treat and this might be a good one for the men in your life???

How about a Christmas one with the ‘Season of Style’ DSP.


The label is from ‘Chalk Talk’ and stamped in Gumball Green.  The ornament is one from the ‘Best of Christmas’ sets and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  You could add ribbon and hang these in the Christmas tree with a special Christmas treat.  These are the right size to hold a Gift card.  If you want to make one you can use the Gift card size shown on the Envelope Punch Board.  The original idea came from Angie over at Chic N Scratch here.

Here is a little sneak of another project I created using the Envelope Punch Board.  If you are on my Facebook Business page you would have already seen it.  (BTW: You can click on the link in the right hand column and ‘LIKE’ my page to see my projects I show there).  I will show you the rest of this project in the new few days.


So I hope you grab yourself the Thinlets Cards Dies AND the Envelope Punch Board.  I can tell you they are essential 😉

Have a good day however you spend it.