3D projects, Blog Hops, Catalogues


This month’s Theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is … Easter.  You might have just come from Angela’s Blog -> HERE or starting at my blog here either way enjoy the hop.

Easter time is fast approaching!  I have an Easter Treat Bag to share with you.


I have made the treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White card.  It would be more sturdier than regular white card.  You want it strong to hold that chocolate  in. 🙂  There are a couple of modifications to the bag to make it wider to hold the chocolate bar.  I will outline these changes below for you.

Cut your Treat Bag out with the Thinlits from cardstock.  Emboss the card pieces with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  Adhere the 2 pieces of the diecut bag together as you would usually to have one long card piece. Don’t adhere together to form the bag as yet.

Due to the thickness of the chocolate bar you will need to add an additional piece to your bottom tab. Cut a strip of white card measuring 9cm x 3cm.  Score on the short side at 1.5cm (3 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ scored at approximately 1/2″). This piece will be adhered to the bottom of the treat bag to enable the bottom to be sealed.  To do this, add adhesive along one side of the small scored strip.  Adhere this to  the bottom tab section.  Place adhesive on the back tab and fold over to adhere.  NOTE:  Place your chocolate or other treat in before doing this and wrap it around the treat so it is folded at the right place to fit.  Also, it won’t adhere completely the full length due to the size but will adhere at the top points.


To decorate the front of the bag I wanted to keep it simple.  I had just received the You’re Inspiring set so thought it would be just appropriate for Easter.  Although Easter does not exactly fall in our Spring time when the Daffodils appear but it is still nice and sunny and warm and I think these daffodils are quite bright and cheery.  I coloured the daffodils with the Stampin’ Blends.

Once the daffodils were coloured it was then cut with the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.  The paper for the banner is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  I flagged the end of the strip and raised that up off the front with Dimensionals.   At the top of the banner piece I added a Gold Binder Clip and tied around some White Organza Ribbon. Adhere your stamped circle off the paper with Dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Inspiring You set on Pumpkin Pie and punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  


Thanks for visiting. Now hippity-hoppity to the next blog to see what Easter creativeness beholds.  You will be off to Kim’s blog ->  HERE (click on this to head to it as I have a WordPress blog I can’t add the link within the ‘NEXT’ below). 🙂







3D projects, Classes, Stampin' Up!


Easter is less than 2 weeks.   Yikes! Better get some gift packaging ready.

Class this Friday will help you get some sorted.  Come along if you are in the Wollongong area.

We will be making a gift box ready to fill, a treat holder which includes a mini Lindt bunny and also 2 tags that you can add to your own store-bought Easter treats.

Here are the details.

Come and join us.
Friday 7th April 10am or 7pm
Cost: $20.  Includes all materials and mini Lindt Bunny.
Please RSVP: Thursday 6th April.

Let me know ASAP to reserve your seat.


3D projects, Stampin' Up!


Can you believe it is Easter in a few days?  I have been busy making some Easter Treat Baskets.  Some were for my Easter class last week but I also have an Easter Night Markets tomorrow so I have been getting ready for them too.  I thought I would show you some of the projects.

Here are some of the baskets I have made.


The Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo baskets wereone we did at my Easter Class last week.We made them in the Bermuda Bay. This is made with the Envelope Punch Board.  There are a number of similar tutorials on the internet but the one I used for this basket was by Deb Valder and you can find that HERE.


I stamped the ‘Easter Lamb’ on Sahara Sand and cut it with a Circle Framelit.  Then I coloured the fleece with the white Gel Pen.  I saw this idea on Pinterest which I thought was very clever. The greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and I added a flower punched in Daffodil Delight using the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Punch pack.


I added a mini butterfly punched with the ‘Bitty Butterfly’ Punch too to finish it off.

Now these cute little bags are made with the Envelope Punch Board too. (Have you got one of these punch boards yet? They do more than just envelopes!.  Add one to your next order.)


These little bags are called Bag in a Box baskets by Sam on Pootles.  You can find the Youtube video to make these HERE.  I used some retired Designer Series Paper.

The little flower basket image is from the set ‘Sprinkles of Life‘ which is the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  I stamped the basket on Daffodil Delight and hand cut that out.  I stamped the flowers and punched this out with the punch. Then they were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers. The sentiment was stamped on Tempting Turquoise and punched with the Word Window Punch.  I tied it up with some Retired Daffodil Delight ribbon.

I have some more Easter ideas that I will share tomorrow so come back again. 🙂


Personal Ramblings


Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Happy and Blessed Easter.  I hope that it is surrounded by those you love.  I love Easter, not for the chocolate or Hot Cross Buns but remembering the wonderful act that Christ did for us over 2000 years ago.  I hope that you take some time to reflect on this over Easter.

Isaiah 53:5  “He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities (sins); the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed”




I’m heading away on holidays now for the week.  I don’t know if I will have access to a computer during that time.  I hope you don’t miss me too much.  🙂  I will be back soon with lots more creating.  I can’t wait to get back and stamp.  I am suffering withdrawals already!!

Jenny xx



I thought I would stop by quickly to show you a card we did at my Kids Punch Art Class last week.  The kids had a lot of fun making these.  I had 2 groups during the day, which was pretty full on!! 

This punch bunny was shown to me by my stamping buddy – Leonie N.  I made one for the Easter Hat shown a couple of posts back.  It is so cute and so easy to make.


Body and Head:  1 3/4″ circle          Cheeks: Circles on 2 step owl punch           

Ears/Legs: Whisper White Large ovals and Regal Rose small oval.

Eyes:  punched in Basic Black with the Crop-A-Dile.

The edges are sponged in Regal Rose and then draw in his whiskers and markings on his paws with a Basic Black Marker.

I should have taken photos of the kids creations.  They were very creative.  Most of them also put a little flower on his/her head punched out with the Boho Blossoms Punch.  They looked very cute.  They even stamped inside the card AND the back.  They did a fantastic job.  They also made the chick card I showed here and a puppy dog bookmark.  They were very busy punchers!!

We are heading to Cairns on Sunday for the week.  I have only just caught up on all the jobs I needed to do before I go.  Now I should start thinking of packing – tomorrow though!!

Hope to get back here before I go.  Until then, I hope you get time to stamp because I won’t!

Jenny x



I can finally get around to showing you this cute card.  A few weeks ago at our stamping get together Andrea showed us how to make this!  I love it.  This is so clever!

This card is created using a number of different punches.  Can you guess which ones???

You can tell the egg flowers are the oval punch.  The leaves are created using the oval punch too.  But check out the base of the flowers.  This is created using the owl punch.  How clever!!  Valita is the one who originally created this card.  You can check out the full instructions on her blog here.  There is no need for me to repeat them here 😉

I love being able to use the punches in different ways than punching around a text or something similar.  So much fun!!

Hope to be back again soon.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny xx

3D projects, Classes, Punch Art


Do you want to create some fun Easter Gift Bags for Easter this year??  If you live locally then come along to my Easter Treats Gift Class.  This is what you will make.

I have something for everyone! 

WHEN IS IT???                     Friday 25th March 10am or 7.30pm at my studio in East Corrimal.

COST:                                         $20 in which you will make a great Treat Box, a Treat Bag and Scalloped Envelope Box.  PLUS  as a bonus this cute little Chick tag.  I will show him below. (Bring your own adhesives, Easter eggs not included) PLUS grab a cuppa and yummy morning tea/supper.

RSVP:                                        You need to reserve your seat by Tuesday 22nd  March.  

What about this cute Chick tag???

I found this on the internet somewhere and now not sure where now  (sorry!).  You could use him as a little gift card or as a bag topper.  He is a happy little chappy, isn’t he??

Don’t forget to email me if you would like to come along to the Easter Class.  We always have a good time.

Happy Stamping!

Jenny xx

3D projects


In the last post I showed you the projects we did for my recent Easter Gift Packaging class.  I have put together a tutorial to create the little Treat Cup box.  Measurements are in Metric.

1) Cut card 29.5cmx18.5cm. On the 29.5cm side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm. On the 18.5cm side score at 5cm, 10cm and 17cm.

2) Cut top 3 squares and 3 rectangles from the right. Cut the small square and 1.5cm rectangle at the top left and 1 at the bottom left. Cut at each 7cm score lines on the bottom up to the 1st 5cm score line in the opposite direction.  This is how it should look now.

3) Stamp or use a roller wheel on the middle section to decorate. Fold all score lines to form firm creases.  Don’t assemble the box yet.

4) Punch 1 3/4” circle on the top square. This is your flap. TIP: To centre the circle, punch out a circle on scrap card and place it on the centre of flap. Trace around with a pencil.  Turn the punch upside down and line up the punch over the circle and punch it out.  See the photo below on tracing the circle on the DSP piece.

5) Place adhesive on narrow strip on the sides of the box and bottom flaps and fold it up. Adhere side pieces together and bottom flaps. This forms your box. Use a corner rounder punch on the flap to neaten corners if desired. Remove adhesive strip on the treat cup and adhere treat cup to the  top of the box.

6) Cut DSP square piece 6.2cmx6.2cm and adhere to contrasting card piece 6.6cmx6.6cm. Punch circle out with 1 3/4” circle punch. To ensure the circle is centred trace a circle using scrap card piece before punching. See in the photo below.

7) Adhere this piece to the top flap over the treat cup. Decorate box as desired.  On this box I had stamped the small retro star from ‘Hello Again’ then I punched out ovals using the large oval punch from various pieces from the Kaleidoscope DSP.  I sponged the edges of these and layered them onto the front of the box.  The greeting is from the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Happy Moments’.  This was punched out using the Word Window Punch and mounted with mounting tape.

Here is the finished box!!

I hope these make sense if you have any questions, just ask me!!! 

I’m sure you could whip several of these up in time for Easter or for any occasion.  Enjoy!

3D projects, cards, Uncategorized


Two weeks ago I held my Easter Gift Packaging Classes.  These were the projects they all got to make.

There were 2 Easter cards, a Chocolate Treat Slider and a Treat Cup Box.  I used the Kaleidoscope DSP in the Summer Mini (which by the way, there is only just over 1 week left so you better stock up on this paper and any of the other goodies in the Mini Catalogue!).  I picked out the colours in the papers so it is not the usual pastel colours you might normally use for Easter.  I think they are bright and funky!  I didn’t have any Easter stamps so I had to think outside the square – or oval as the case may be!  LOL

For the first card and the Treat Pull, I used the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Vintage Labels’. 

For the card I stamped and heat embossed the oval frame in Gold Embossing Powder onto Tempting Turquoise and then punched it out with the Wide Oval Punch.  I tied a bow with Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain ribbon.  This was mounted on Whisper White and the edges sponged with Certainly Celery Ink.  It was then matted on Certainly Celery card.  Before adhering it to the base Turquoise card I stamped the bottom edge with the small flowers from ‘Short and Sweet’.  I scalloped the edge of the Pink Passion card strip with the eyelet border punch.  I stamped and embossed in Gold EP the words “Best Wishes” from the ‘Vintage Labels’ set.  Added a strip of Certainly Celery card behind it and adhered it to the base card. 

You might have seen these chocolate treat sliders/pulls around on other blogs.  I found when I made one up it was so tiny you could only fit a chocolate in about the size of the credit card.  Now that is not good enough!!!! So, as usual I adjusted all the measurements to fit a larger size chocolate bar.  If you want the metric measurements for this then email me.

I stamped the cardstock  for the treat pull before assembling.  It is so much easier let me tell you!!!!!  I wrapped around a strip of the Kaleidoscope DSP that I had punched the edges with the eyelet border punch.  I stamped the circle label from ‘Vintage Labels’ in Turquoise on Turquoise card and punched it out using the scallop circle punch.  I stamped it again in Glorious Green onto Gable Green and punched it out with the 1″ circle punch.  These were layered with mounting tape. I punched out a slot with the horizontal slot punch and threaded the Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon through.  This is such a great gift for someone – and so simple!!!

Here is the second card and the treat box.

The second card I punched out 3 ovals with the large oval punch from various pieces of the Kaleidoscope DSP.  I sponged the edges with matching inks and adhered them to the Whisper White card.  The edges were sponged in Regal Rose ink.  This was mounted on Regal Rose cardstock.  I created the fringe to resemble grass from Certainly Celery cardstock and then stamped the “For You” on the strip.  I added a strip of the Kaleidoscope DSP  onto the base Tempting Turquoise card and paper pierced along the top.  It is hard to see that, I know!!! This card is  just like an Easter Egg Hunt card!

The box I created myself.  I wanted to used the Treat Cups in someway for Easter.  It is a very simple box and I added the treat Cup to the top so you can see the yummy Easter eggs inside.  OK, so it is empty.  Believe me they were yummy!!!  Stamp the cardstock before assembling and you can decorate it as you like. 

I am planning to put together a tutorial for this box so stop by in the next day or so.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping!!