I was tidying up my craft desk the other day and found all these little bits left-over from recent Christmas Card making.  I couldn’t let these little bits go to waste so I made some quick cards with them.

For this first card, I had a strip of the Candlelight acetate.  It is so gorgeous I couldn’t throw it out.  It did take me a little fiddling to work out where to put it though!!  So much for a quick card!


On this second card I had a piece of Very Vanilla card that I had embossed with the Holiday Frame Embossing Frame at Heartfelt in Sydney in November.  This has been sitting on my desk since then waiting for some inspiration.  I had a left-over ornament already cut from the Candlelight DSP.  This didn’t take long to put together.


Christmas Cards are done and dusted for this year so at least I have made a start for next year!!!!

Thanks for taking time to stop by.  It is such a crazy time of year but I do appreciate you visiting my little corner of the blogosphere today and anyday.  🙂

Jenny x

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Did you enjoy the Christmas boxes I shared with you last week?  I hope it might have inspired you.  If you missed them just head back to the previous posts.  I showed a different box each day for a week.  Today I want to show you a Christmas Ornament I recently made.


I quite like all the curls on this.  I found the idea originally on Pinterest.  The directions for making this can be found here.  (Just a note: It is in Chinese but it has photos and is fairly easy to work out).

This was made with the “Be of Good Cheer” DSP. I added some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and Lace to finish it off.  I have been debating whether it needs a Christmas sentiment but I didn’t want to hide the curls.  Maybe a little one down the bottom???

I hope your plans for Christmas are coming together well.  Most of the presents here are wrapped.  A couple of things I ordered On-line still haven’t arrived, so I think I will be making some ‘IOU’ tags.

Thanks for stopping by,


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We come to our last box for the week.  This box today is based on the box I showed you yesterday.  So you can get the template from the link in the last post.  This is another version.


This box is created using the gorgeous acetate sheet with the flocked swirly finish.  It is so soft and velvety to touch.  You get 2 sheets of this in the Candlelight Specialty DSP found in the current Seasonal Mini Catalogue.  It makes up such an elegant box.  I have cut an ornament from the Ornamental Keepsakes set and then run it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  You can’t tell but I also sprayed this with Champagne Shimmer Spray so it sparkles in real life.  The centre sentiment is from “More Merry Messages”.  An adhesive Rhinestone in the centre finishes it off.

Here is the top view.


I adhered a piece of the Candlelight Specialty DSP on top of the lid and some white Organza Ribbon around it to finish it off.

Well, that finishes off my Box Week.  I hope you liked the projects.  There is still time to get creating some before Christmas.  Why not share a photo or a link to your creations?  I would love to see them.  Have fun creating!

Jenny x

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Have you been enjoying the different boxes this week? I hope so.  Today I have another box for you.

This one is made using the Fancy Favor box.


This is another easy box.  I have wrapped a strip of the “Be of Good Cheer” DSP around the box and then ran some of the Gumball Green Satin Stitched ribbon around the DSP.  The greeting panel was cut from Very Vanilla Card using the Apothecary Framelits.  I pierced an edge around this with the Piercing Pack.  The greeting is stamped in Gumball Green and is from the “More Merry Messages” set.  The cute little penguin dude is from “No Peeking” and coloured with the markers.  I love that little guy! I added some Rhinestones just for Bling factor.

Here is the side view.


All you need to do is add some chocolates in a cello bag or add a little gift and you are done.  It wouldn’t take long to whip up a few boxes like these.

We are over half way through the week now.  Stop by again tomorrow for Day 5 of Boxes.


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This gift box today is an idea that has been around the blog world for years.  I thought I would give it a Christmas touch.



This gift box is known as a Sour Cream Box or as we know it downunder as a Sunny Boy Box.  You can find the instructions here.  They are just too easy!

I have created a medallion using the Simply Scored from Gumball Green card.  The greeting is from “More Merry Messages and coloured with Markers.  It was then punched out with the 3/4” circle punch.  I cut a strip of the Cherry Cobbler Tulle and wrapped around some cotton thread in the middle to gather it up.  This was all adhered together and added to the box with Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by for Day 3.

See you again tomorrow.


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Here is a little pocket for your Christmas treats.  This is using the Petite Pocket Die again.  I found this idea for the Sparkly flap from Dawn here.


The DSP is from the Candlelight Specialty pack from the Seasonal Mini.  I have cut circles with the Die to create the circle tie-downs and wrapped twine around them.  I cut the flap again from the Silver Glimmer Paper.   I think it is quite classy!

This is just the right size for a Chocolate treat or as a money holder – or even a Gift Card 😉

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you tomorrow.


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Welcome to ‘BOX WEEK’.  Every day this week I will show you a different Gift Box or Treat Holder to help inspire you for your Christmas Packaging.  I have been busy making these fun projects and can’t wait to share them with you.  So, let’s get on with it.

BOX #1

This is a cute Treat Holder made using the Petite Pocket Die.  I found the idea from Tanya here.  It is so easy to make.  Tanya has a link to a video so you can easily recreate this little box.


I have added a strip of the “Be of Good Cheer” DSP. The greeting is from ‘No Peeking’ and coloured with the markers.  You can’t see it very well but I have added a Rhinestone to the centre of the ‘O’.  Then you can tie it off with some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

Here is a side view.


Thanks for stopping by for Day 1.  Make sure you visit again tomorrow.  I have another version using the Petite Pocket Die.


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Where has the last week gone to??? I can’t believe they are flying past.  Already it is mid November!!!  I am here to finally show you my projects for the Inspiration Board at Heartfelt Stampin’ Up! event in Sydney last week.  I had been thinking about what to do for some time but when it came to it and there was one week to go, there was not a lot of time left.  So, what was I going to do??? I decided to make some Card Candy.  I don’t know about you but I am always on the lookout for these ideas.  They are great to quickly add to a card front or a tag and as a Demonstrator they can make great gifts for your hostesses.  So, with that I got creating!  Also, I thought I don’t have a lot of time, so these would be quick to whip up.  Well I was wrong on that count.  They probably took longer than a card because there were so many bits to them, but I had a lot of fun making them.  Once I started there was so many ideas coming.  Ok, so here they are for you.

Since Christmas is nearly upon us I thought Christmas Card Candy would be good.  Here is the Christmas one.

Here is a close-up of some of them.

Stamp Sets Scentsational Season,  Merry and Type, Four Frames.

Ink   Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Soft Suede.

Card Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper, Be of Good Cheer DSP.

Punches Curvy Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval, 1 3/8”  Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch.

Big Shot Snow Flurry Die, Holiday Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Folder,

Accessories Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Adhesive Rhinestones.

Then since I had the ‘Tea Shoppe’ set on my table from another project (which I will show you another time), I decided to use that.

I will show close-ups of these ones.

Stamp Sets Tea Shoppe, Tiny Tags.

Ink   Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Crumb Cake.

Card Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Very Vanilla.

Punches Modern Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval, Scallop Oval.

Big Shot Labels Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Designer Frames Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder,

Accessories Blender Pen, Linen Thread, Rose Red Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Trim, Adhesive Pearls.

I have just adhered these to a sheet of clear acetate with glue dots.

So maybe you will be inspired by these little projects.

I hope you have a wonderful Inky week ahead,

Jenny x

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On Saturday I went to the Stampin’ Up! Regional Event in Sydney.  These days are always full of inspiration and awesome creativity.  I wanted to show you some of the happenings.  Silly me though was so busy chatting and checking out all the different demonstrations I didn’t take any photos of the overall displays!!!!!!!  Still somehow I managed to take over 500 photos.  Seriously how can one person take that many photos of paper and card!!! I think I have a problem!  There was so much to take in and my head is buzzing with all the new ideas.  I can’t wait to try them out.  There were so many fantastic presentations by some very clever people.  I want to be clever like them when I grow up!

I will show you some of the ideas I saw.

Check this wreath out!  This was created by Sophie, one of the team from Stampin’ Up!  This is created with various different flowers and then with buttons and bit added and all attached to a foam ring.  It looked even more spectacular in real life!

Aren’t these stars gorgeous?  They were created by Tania Willis.  She will have a tutorial on her blog in the next few days on how to create them.

Look at these awesome ideas on using the Lattice Bigz die.  These are fantastic.  They were created by the very talented Teresa Dabrowski.  (Sorry I couldn’t find a blog for Teresa).

Here is a close-up of one of them.  This is cut from the silver Shimmer paper.

I think I will be making some of these this Christmas.  How clever are they??  Little chocolates wrapped in the Lattice Bigz Die made to look like little puddings.

Apart from all the creativity, these events are fantastic for meeting up with stamping buddies.  One special person I FINALLY managed to meet was my very loyal blog friend Lynda.  Lynda has faithfully commented on my blog for over 3 years and we have swapped many a late night emails.

Thanks Lynda for all your encouragement and friendship over the years.  Hopefully it won’t be so long next time until we meet again. x

Come and visit again very soon.  I will show you my project I made for the display boards.

Until next time,

Jenny x



Here is the Tunnel Card we created at my Sparkly Christmas Class last week.  You might have seen these around your Blog Travels.  I am going to share the instructions below so you can create your own version, so read on!

Here is the inside of the card.

I have used the Framelits Labels to cut the centre out.  I stamped the cute greeting from ‘More Merry Messages’ and cut it out with a smaller Labels Framelits.  The DSP strips either side are from “Be of Good Cheer” DSP.  The little pinecone and leaves from ‘Lovely as a Tree’ are stamped in the corners.

You can see a top view how it opens out. Isn’t it cool!!

Here is the front of the card.  I kept it plain as we were focusing on the inside.

I cut a larger Labels Framelit in Old Olive and ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.  I really think the tree could have some Dazzling Diamonds on it to give it some bling.  I think I will add that later.  The greeting is from ‘More Merry Messages’.

So, here are the instructions for you to make your own.

TUNNEL CARD (This is in metric).

Cut a standard card size base:  ie 14.8cm x 21cm, score this at 10.5cm.

For the inside: Card size is 14.4cmx20.6cm.  Score this at 5.2cm, 10.3cm and 15.5cm.

If you wish to add Patterned Paper strips, these measure 4.7cmx14cm.

You can create any shape window in the centre of the inside card, either cutting a square or using the Big Shot with the Framelits (the Big Shot is much easier!!).

On the inside card piece, adhere only the 2 outside sections onto the card base.  Don’t add any adhesive in the middle section or it won’t pop out!

*This card can be decorated any way you desire.  The inside piece could be entirely of Patterned paper.  It’s all up to you!!

So off you go and make your own now.

Why not show me your version.  I would love to see it.

I am heading off in the morning to the Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Event in Sydney.  I can’t wait to meet up with some stamping friends and be totally blown away with all the inspiration there.  That’s always what happens anyway!  I will  tell you all about it next week.  I will show you my projects I have created for the Inspiration Boards too.

Have a good weekend,