3D projects, cards, Personal Ramblings, Tutorials


Last post I showed you some photos of Craft Alive the show we attended a few weeks ago.  If you missed that post with some of the highlights then head back a post.

Today I want to show you some little treats I created.

First off I made these little Easel calendars for the 3 other ladies on our show team.  I invited each of them on this crazy ride with me and wanted to give them a gift.  I made this for their little gift pack to say Thank You to them.

These were so easy to make.  Without giving you specific measurements I will tell you how they are made so they can work for metric or imperial measurements.


Take a sheet of card and cut it in half vertically.  Put one half aside. With the other length you have, score the piece in half. Then score one of the sections in half again.  Then fold on the score lines.  Fold it firstly in at the half way line, then fold the other score line inwards. The larger section is the base part.  The smaller equal sections are folded.  Does that make sense?

You will also need an additional card piece that can be adhered on to the front.  This piece is the same width as the card and you can make it any height.  I made it the same height as the base length.  In other words, the other piece of cardstock you put aside at the beginning, cut that in half and it will be the right length.  I hope that all makes sense.  Really it is the idea of it.  The actual measurements are entirely up to you.  Decorate as you like.  I had pieces of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper that I decorated the front with and a butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

I also needed to make some tags up for the prize gifts.  Stampin’ Up! were very generous in donating a box full of retired products.  We made up so many prize packs and gave away several per day.

I have one of each colour of the tags I made using the lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the Amazing Life stamp set.

I hope you like these.  I think everyone who received one loved the tag…. or maybe it was all the lovely Stampin’ Up! products they received.  They were very excited anyway.

Thanks for visiting me again today,


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2 Weeks ago I joined 3 other Demonstrators to hold a booth at the Craft Alive show in Penrith.  This is a HUGE craft show that travels to regional centres on the Eastern states of Australia.  Over the 3 day weekend over 5000 people visited the show.  We spoke to lots and lots of people.  They enjoyed making a card with us and seeing the display we had put together.  I thought I would share some of it with you.

This is the full view of our display.  There was lots of inspiration for everyone to see.

This display certainly showcased the How Sweet It is Suite.

Butterflies are always popular and these ones are with the Butterfly Gala stamp set and Punch and teamed with the lovely Gingham Gala Paper.

Lovely samples with some of the Sale-A-Bration products.

This is our team.  Donna Williams on the left, Di Barnes, Sarah Crittenden (one of my team members) and Me.  We had such a fun time together.  It was months of hard work and discussion and preparing but it all came together well.

Donna and I joined in Craft Chat Sessions each day.  Our topic was the Time Poor Crafter.  We were sharing tips on our to make the most of your craft time.

Thanks for indulging me in sharing this.  Thank You to Donna, Di and Sarah for sharing the fun venture and Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stand.  It was such a great time.