3D projects

BIRD BALLAD TENT BOX!

I have this cute little box to share with you today.  It is a Tent box.  I have used the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper.  We made this box at our team meeting last month.  It’s such a sweet size and you can fill the box with some chocolate treats and wrap it up in some gorgeous paper.

Bird Ballad Tent Box

The little flowers from the Free As A Bird stamp set were stamped on scrap white with Memento Black ink and then coloured with the Petal Pink and the Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.  Then they were then handcut.

I love this paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper packThe paper creates a little wrapper around the box.  You could make this style any size you like.

So would you like to make your own little Tent Box.

You can find it on Sam’s blog – Pootles -> HERE. 

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

TIME FOR TEA CARD CLASS!


Join me for Tea (or coffee or water) for a fun class with the Tea Together stamp set. We will be making some cute projects just in time for Mother’s Day or to give to a lovely friend in your life.

The class includes a sweet card, Tea box (provide your own teabags) and a small chocolate box.  A Ferrero Rocher Chocolate is included.

WHEN: Friday 10th May at 10am or Saturday 11th 2pm.

COST: $20 (extra $5 to use my adhesives) – includes a Ferrero Rocher Chocolate
Colours and patterns may vary.  Advise me of your colour preference when you reply.

RSVP: By Thursday 9th – ASAP to reserve your seat. More details of the projects will be given shortly.

3D projects, cards, Catalogues

SILVER GABLE BOXES!

Have you seen the Silver Gable Boxes in the Occasions Catalogue?  These make really quick gift boxes in no time.

I shared in the last post the boxes I made up for the Lucky Door Prize for my launch. Head back to see those.  I made a few more up to show ideas with them.  Let me show you.

Firstly, a simple one with the Hedgehugs set.  Cute!  The paper strip is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  I stamped the hedgehog in Dapper Denim and coloured the centre of the flower with the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  I added a bow with Lemon Lime Twist Mini Striped ribbon with a glue dot.

Here is another Gable Box.  This time decorated with the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

 

The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms set.  I love the Metallic Edge Berry Burst Ribbon.

Here is another version of the boxes.

This time I cut off the top of the Gable Box. So the handle section along the scored line.  Then created a wrap using the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP.  I added a strip of the Berry Burst cardstock and then tied some Lemon Lime Finely Woven Ribbon.

You can grab the boxes in store now -> HERE and decorate them how you like.  They are $14 for a 12 pack.

Grab some and give a little treat to someone to brighten their day.

Jenny

3D projects, cards, Catalogues, Christmas, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 5!

DAY 5

Today’s project is actually a gift box.  It is always good to have little boxes to fill with chocolates or treats.  This is not a new box for me but I will give you the instructions shortly.

I created the sentiment the same way as I did on the card from yesterday.  You can go back to that post to check it out if you like.  This box was just the right size to add the die cut frame on the top of the box.  The ornaments on the side was added as an afterthought.  It needed something there.  I probably should have thought of that before I assembled the box.  So stamping on this afterwards was a little stressful.  I held a clear block to the back of the panel when I stamped – and held my breath. That is an important stamping requirement you know. 😉  It turned out well not just once but twice.  I was so lucky!!

To make the box:

I designed this box a few years ago now.  You can find the Original post with the instructions in Metric and Imperial on this post HERE. 

Here is the card and the box together to see what a great pair they make. Funky for Christmas do you think?? 🙂

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  And receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

If you would like a free copy of the upcoming Holiday catalogue mailed out to you then drop me a comment.  It will be on it’s way very soon.

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So, what has been your favourite project from this week?? Here is a review to remind you.

I would love to know your thoughts.  Drop me a comment and I am going to pick a random winner for a special prize.

Thanks for visiting me all this week.  Do continue to drop by.  I love you to visit.

Jenny

3D projects, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Tutorials

MORE 6″x6″ TREAT HOLDERS!

Yesterday I showed you some more Z-fold cards and they had little treat holders.  I thought I would share with you how to make those particular ones.

Firstly, the Dapper Denim Napkin fold.

These are one of the easiest, quickest treat holder you could possibly make.  I used to make them a lot when I was younger but had forgotten about them until recently.  They are a good size to fit a small chocolate treat in.  Here is how to make them.

Of course, you can make these any size you like.  The principal is the same.  Just be sure that your paper is square.

For this particular version I used the Color Theory paper stack in which the piece measures 6″x6″ (15.2cm x 15.2cm).

NAPKIN FOLD TREAT HOLDER

1. Fold your paper piece in half diagonally.

2.  With the fold towards you, take the left hand corner and fold it to about the mid point on the paper on the opposite side.  See the photo below to see what I mean.

3. Fold the right hand corner so it overlaps the last fold and for the point to reach the mid point on the opposite side.  Place a little adhesive behind the folds to help it stay closed.

4. Take the top point and fold just one layer down over the 2 folds. Place adhesive behind it to keep it closed.

Add a tag or embellishment as you like.  For this version, I used the Dapper Denim marker over just the “smile” word in one of the sentiments from the Colorful Seasons set.  Cut that with the Stitched Oval Framelits.  I stamped a few snowflakes on to the piece too and finished it off by cutting some “snowflake” embellishments from the Layered Seasons Thinlits.

OLD OLIVE MINI BOX

This little mini box is so cute.  You could fit a lipstick or lip balm in it or a small chocolate.  The finished size measures 7cm Wide (2 3/4″),  3.2cm Deep (1 1/4″) and 2.2cm Height (7/8″).

This was made with the Envelope Punch Board.  When I went back to find the tutorial for this I couldn’t seem to find it.  I am sure I used the one by my lovely friend Tanya HERE.  When I made it up again though it was slightly longer.  The tutorial at that link is a paid Tutorial for lots of different sized boxes with the Envelope Punch Board, but for $2 it is not a bad purchase. 🙂  Have a look on Pinterest though for a few other versions.  There are larger ones but I was in keeping with the 6″x6″ paper.

So here are the 4 little treat holders made just with a piece of 6″x6″ paper.  There are so many others too but it is amazing what you can make with such a small piece.

JUST A NOTE: If you want to see the tutorials for the Daffodil Delight bag Head -> HERE (Pootles blog) and for the Berry Burst Bag Head -> HERE.

Enjoy,

Jenny

 

3D projects, Classes, Stampin' Up!

EASTER GIFT CLASS THIS FRIDAY!

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.
When:
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.

Jenny

3D projects, Christmas

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

cards, Sale-A-Bration

THE END OF SALE-A-BRATION 2015!

I can’t believe how quickly the past few months have gone with Sale-A-Bration.  There has been so many great products that are going to be sadly missed.  What has been your favourite???  I have already mentioned a few of my favourites with ‘Lotus Blossom’ and ‘Big Day’.  Then we had some fantastic new additions. Sadly not much time to play with them but the papers were gorgeous.

Here are some projects to share with you courtesy of Stampin’ Up! I don’t know who the original creators are so I do apologise but these showcase some of the gorgeous products we have enjoyed during Sale-A-Bration.

lighten my life

‘You Brighten My Day’ stamp.  We do always have something to be thankful for and today I am thankful for my wonderful customers and my team for a great Sale-A-Bration.

big day bag

Great gift bag with ‘Big Day’.

lotus

The lovely ‘Lotus Blossom’.

boxes

The fantastic ‘Irresistibly Yours’ Designer Series Paper.  This looks stunning in gold!

So have you got your free Sale-A-Bration products yet?? You only have hours to go, so make sure you get them in to your Demonstrator.  I will be adding my last orders in a few hours time so be quick!! I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Tomorrow is another day with a great new special and we can look at the Occasions Catalogue which has been a little neglected lately.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

3D projects, Stampin' Up!

NEW YEAR CREATING WITH BUTTERFLY BASICS!

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you have had a lovely Christmas and New Year celebrations. We had a really nice family time.  I love these special moments.  I have been in my craft room the past week though.  I can’t keep away.  I have a number of projects to share with you over the next week. It has been so nice to ink up some new stamps.  Today I thought I would show you a little gift box I have just made.  This is using the new Bundle ‘Butterfly Basics’.

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I have used Coastal Cabana.  I cut a butterfly from the butterfly Dies from Whisper White and one from the silver foil sheets.  (Read below for some tips for cutting out these little intricate dies). I sponged around the edge of the white butterfly in Coastal Cabana.  The strip under the butterfly is vellum which I have embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and then flagged the ends.  The little postage stamp is heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I added a strip of Rhinestones to the centre of the butterflies for some bling.

For the box I recreated the little box I showed in a post some time back.  You can find all the details HERE.

BUTTERFLY DIES CUTTING TIPS

These butterfly dies are very intricate and like similar ones you might have a few problems cutting them out.  I thought I would share my tips in cutting them to have a nice clean cut.

1. Use baking paper between your die and cardstock. You may have to also add a scrap piece of copy paper to aid the cutting further. So lay your card down on the bottom Big Shot cutting plate, place a piece of baking paper over the card, top with your die face down then add the scrap piece of copy paper. Place the top cutting plate over it.

2.  When running through your Big Shot you might want to run back and forth a few times.  I found I needed to run it through about 6 times.

I had several attempts playing around with this die to cut well.  After some frustrations (and maybe some mumblings under my breath!), I found this to be the best result.  The butterfly lifted almost cleanly off the die.  I just used the Paper Piercer to start popping it in the holes and lift it slightly and then it would lift off quite easily.  See how you go trying this but do persevere as it is such a beautiful die and combines so lovely with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

I look forward to sharing more projects with you so stop by again soon,

Jenny

3D projects, Christmas

12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW!

Did you enjoy the recent 12 Weeks of Christmas projects?? There were a lot of awesome projects by the team. What was your favourite project do you think???  I would love to hear what you thought.

I was looking at my projects the other day and noticed a theme.  I didn’t plan it like this though. These are my projects I created over the 12 Weeks.  Do you notice anything???

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I seemed to have a theme of using the Nordic Noel DSP and different Gift Packaging that Stampin’ Up! has available.  I have to say it is so great that there are so many different sizes and types available.  These do make dressing up gifts and treats quick and easy.  For these projects I used the Tiny Treat Boxes (only available now until January 5th), the Kraft Gift boxes and the Tag a Bag Boxes.

If you missed these posts you can find them all here.

Tiny Treat Holder

Clear Ornaments and Gift Box

Tag a Bag Box Treats and matching card.

If you want to check all the projects from our 12 Weeks of Christmas then just click on the tag below of “12 Weeks of Christmas” and all the posts should come up.

It might be a bit late to make any of these projects for this Christmas but maybe they will be useful for next Christmas or another occasion.

Have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by the ones you love and may you take some time to reflect on the Greatest Gift we have been given.

I am taking a break from blogging for a week so I will see you with more creative projects in 2015. Thanks for being part of my journey this year. 🙂

Jenny x

Merry Christmas manger