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

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FAIR PROJECTS UPDATE!!

Last week was a very busy week.  I had 3 markets/fair events.  It was great seeing some familiar faces and meeting up with new people.  I thought I would share some of the projects I made for the markets.  Having 3 in the week was interesting also to see just how different things sold.  So I will let you know about that too.

A little while ago I picked up some lip balm balls and sticks reduced at a local store so I grabbed those to make some cute holders for them.

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The tutorial to make your own Lip Balm Boxes can be found HERE.  They are so quick to make.

Here are some tiny Lip Balm Purses.  Both of these created some interest.

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Here is a close-up from the side. (sorry I realised I hadn’t met the tops together neatly before I took the photo!)

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These are cute little purses. It was great to use up some retired papers too. You can make your own from the tutorial HERE. 

Now I made these fun little packs too.  There is a cute  poem on the back of them and I forgot to take a photo of these.  I will add them below.

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The Reindeer Poop was very popular at one event at a school.  It appealed to some boys sense of humour, or was it that there was no other chocolate sold there at the time?? 😉  I made some more bags up but then I didn’t sell one bag at that craft fair. You never know!

Here are the poems. I found these on Pinterest.

REINDEER FOOD

Just Sprinkle on the lawn at night,

The moon will make it sparkle bright.

As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,

This treat will guide them to your home.

 

REINDEER POOP

I heard that you’ve been naughty,

So here’s the inside scoop,

All you get for Christmas,

Is this bag of Reindeer Poop!

 

I have more to show you but that is enough for one post.  Pop back again and I will show you some more in the next post.

Jenny

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS – WEEK 3!

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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

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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

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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

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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.

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS!

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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.

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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.

Jenny

FESTIVE FLURRY WORKSHOP CARD!

It’s been a bit quiet here don’t you think?? Well don’t you worry I haven’t been sitting around doing nothing.  Life is at a super crazy pace.  With the end of year activities, Christmas preparations and family stuff there hasn’t been a lot of time to stop.  I have hardly been on the computer at all! It’s late but I thought I should share something this week.  This is a card we have been doing at my parties over the last month or so using the very popular ‘Festive Flurry’ set and the popular Christmas colours this year of Island Indigo and Pool Party.  It is simply stamping and layering the different sized snowflakes.

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For the bling factor I added a large Rhinestone to the centre. The greeting is from ‘More Merry Messages’ which is on the Carry-over list.

One time when I made this card I stamped the wrong size snowflakes. Ooops!! Not to worry.  No point wasting them.  I just created another card layering them in a different way.

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I will be back soon.  I have some fun projects that I can’t wait to share with you.  I think after this weekend things might be a little clearer – maybe – hopefully!!

Come and visit soon and check it all out.  Have a great weekend everyone. 🙂

For my US visitors, I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with your lovely family and friends.

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MERRY MINIS CHRISTMAS

Happy Thursday to you.  I made this card a couple of weeks ago.  This was CASED off Pinterest and was originally done by Tamara from tamaraspapertrail.blogspot.ca.  I thought it was a bright, fun card to make. Something different to what I have been creating lately.   I used the Artisan Label punch though where she used the scallop square punch.  The little punches are from the Merry Minis Punch set.  Aren’t they cute!!  Lots of ways to use these little punches.  The base card is Whisper White and then a layer of Real Red and then Whisper White.  The greeting is from ‘Wishing You’.

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Thanks for stopping by.  I have lots more that I have been creating.  Just to find the time to take photos and I can share them with you.

Come and visit again soon.  Don’t forget to say Hi though and tell me where you are from.  I would love to hear from you.

Jenny

 

 

LET’S CATCH UP – THINLETS AND AN ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Jenny

CHOCOLATE TREE!!

Ok, one more Christmas creation before New Year.  I just really wanted to show you this one. I found the tutorial for these recently on Brenda’s blog here.  It is really clever. Just after I saw this I found the Kisses and Mini Hershey bars at a local discount store.  I was so excited because they are really hard to come by here and YAY! now I could make them!!

Here is my Chocolate Tree.

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Here is a view from the top.

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Do you like it? Once you get the folding right for the triangles in the middle they are really easy.  They would make a really nice gift to give at Christmas.  A bit late for this year but maybe file the idea away for next year!!!

Wishing you a Very Happy 2013.  Stay safe as you celebrate.  I want you all to be healthy and well for another year of creating and sharing.

See you next year!

Jenny x


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MERRY CHRISTMAS BANNER!

How was your Christmas?  I hope you had a lovely day.  They weather changed considerably here yesterday with rain and much cooler temperatures.  This changed our plans a bit but it all worked out.  Nothing like coziness with all the family on Christmas Day!!!

I know Christmas has now gone but I still want to show you this project.  I have been meaning to make one of these Christmas Banners for months.  I have looked around the internet but just wasn’t sure what to do.  On the weekend just gone I thought I should just ‘DO IT!!’  So I did!

Here is my Christmas Banner.

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It is hard to see it all here so I will show you some close-up shots.

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What I have used:

CARD: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper, Very Vanilla, ‘Be of Good Cheer’ DSP.

BIG SHOT: Timeless Type Alphabet (retired), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Snow Flurry Die, Top Note Die.

OTHER: Scallop Circle Punch, 2 step Owl Punch (centre of Snowflake), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Adhesive Rhinestones.

I hope you like it???? It was fun to create.

Enjoy the rest of your Christmas celebrations and I look forward to you stopping by again soon.

Jenny

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU!!

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Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas however you spend this special time.  Remember Baby Jesus “meek and mild” has grown to be our Saviour.  How we need one!!  Wishing you Love, Joy and Peace at this time and throughout 2013.

From our House to Yours,

Jenny xx