3D projects


Yesterday I showed you the projects I made for the Stamp-A-Latte Blog Hop using the Snowflake Thinlets.  If you missed it just head back to the post before.  I didn’t have time in that post to show you how I made the Tag Box so I thought I would show you that today.

Here is the cute box to show you again.


Here is inside the box showing the tags I made too.  The green strip of DSP from the Nordic Noel DSP is not a Belly Band.  I just added it to the top of the acetate and adhered the ends inside the lid.


You can decorate this however you want to.  The finished size is 9cm x 9cm x 2cm (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 3/4″). But how did I make it?? Here is the Tutorial for you.


For the Base

NB: If you intend to stamp your box then do so before you assemble the box!!

Cut your card to 13cm x 13cm ( 5 1/8″ x 5 1/8″).  Score on each side at 2cm (3/4″).  

Fold on all score lines and cut up the 2 tabs on one side and again on the opposite side.


Place adhesive on the small tabs and assemble the box.

For the Lid

Cut your Acetate to 13.4cm x 13.4cm (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) and score at 2.2cm (7/8″). 

Fold on all the score lines.  You may want to use the Bone Folder to burnish (press down) the score lines more.

Cut up on the 2 tabs on one side and then again on the opposite side.  Place adhesive on the tabs and adhere together.  I used Fast Fuse or you could use Sticky Strip.

This lid is a little snug.  You just need to jiggle it in but it works fine.

Decorate your box as you like.  I lined the base of this box.  The paper size I used was 8.5cm x 8.5cm (3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″).

These fit the tags in just nicely.  The tags are punched with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.

Don’t just think of them for tags though.  Why not add some chocolates???


Enjoy making them. 🙂


3D projects, Blog Hops, cards, Techniques


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Welcome to the First Stamp A Latte Holiday Blog Hop.  We all have some great projects from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue to share with you today.  You may have just come from Narelle’s blog Here or you may be starting out here. Either way sit back and enjoy your little hop around.

Today I am focusing on the Snowflake Thinlets. I really like this Thinlets set.  They are so versatile for a number of different occasions not just Christmas.  Not only does it contain the Thinlet to create the Flip card but it has a 2 different size snowflakes, a tree, a heart, banner and 3 words (Brrr, Joy, snow).

snowflake thinlets

On to my projects.  I have made a cute little tag box and a flip card.


Firstly, the card…


I have used the Nordic Noel DSP with Baked Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The snowflakes stamped on the card are from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set.  They co-ordinate so well with this die I think.  I cut a large snowflake in Cherry Cobbler and a smaller one in Baked Brown Sugar to layer them together.  The Rhinestone in the centre was coloured with the Blendablilites.

What made this Thinlet die even more useful is that recently I discovered that you can cut the centre large snowflake out.  I was watching the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Thinlet video here and they showed this little tip.  I will show you below.

Cutting a Thinlet Snowflake.

Cut a piece of DSP or cardstock larger than the shape and cut it out with your Big Shot.

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Turn the Snowflake to line it up in the Die the other way to cut it out completely.  I found it easier to lay the Die upside down on a cutting plate and place the DSP or cardstock into the Die rather than try and line the Die over the paper. Then you can just lay the other cutting plate on top and cut it.


This is what you end up with. How cool!



Now on to the box.


Once again layering some cut Snowflakes on the top.  The greeting is from the ‘Good Greetings’ set that you can get for free this month. Check the blog post here if you missed those details.

Now on to the inside.


I used the Nordic Noel DSP again. I added a strip of DSP on the top of the acetate lid but it doesn’t wrap right around.  I lined the bottom of the box too.  This one was the reverse side of the DSP strip used on the lid.  It holds these cute tags I made.  I just made 3 but you could easily fit lots more in there.

Here they are close-up.


I used the 1 3/4″ circle Punch to cut the Baked Brown Sugar circles. The tree and snowflake are cut from the Thinlets.  The Star is one from the Star Framelits set.  These Banners were cut with the Bitty Banner Framelits.  Here is the back. The “to” and “from” is from the ‘Cheerful Tags’ set again.



OK now you have had a photo overload.  I will spare you anymore so you can be on your way.  If you would like to know how I made the cute Tag Box then stop by tomorrow and I will post a tutorial.  I think I have taken up enough of your time.  You need to get on to the next blog now.  Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Remember to stop by and comment on each blog so you can be in the running for a prize.  You will go in a draw for a Trim the Tree DSP Stack and a pack of Rhinestones (Australian Residents Only & Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ineligible for the Blog Candy).  Now on to Virginia’s blog Here.

If you get lost here are a list of blogs you will visit today.

  1. Leonie Schroder     http://www.stamp-a-latte.com
  2. Narelle Fasulo         http://www.simplystampingwithnarelle.com
  3. Jenny Hayward      http://www.astampingjourney.wordpress.com
  4. Virginia Hampson    http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampoutyourartwithvirginia/blog
  5. Libby Dyson           http://www.libbystampz.com

3D projects, Masculine


I was playing around the other day and created this Rectangular style box. I was inspired by some packaging we received on something we bought.  I liked the design so I tweaked it to fit our Australian size cardstock.  Here are the boxes I made. Keep reading too for the tutorial to make your own.



A Cherry Cobbler box ready for Christmas.  I used the ‘Bright and Beautiful’ Stamp set and embossed one of the gorgeous stars with Gold Embossing Powder.  I cut this out and one in Gold card with the Star Framelits.  I coloured a Rhinestone with the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.  BEFORE assembling make sure you stamp the cardstock.  So much easier!  The greeting on this box is from the ‘Good Greetings’ stamp set.  This is the Free set you can get this month when your party sales reach a minimum or $300.  This set is very useful with greetings for all occasions.

The Island Indigo box might suit the men in your life.  On this one I stamped the seaweed from ‘By The Tide’ with White Craft Ink.  The shell was stamped in Pool Party and the Seahorse in Calypso Coral.  I stamped the verse on each side of the box with Island Indigo ink.  For the Burlap trim I cut a length and cut off the sewn edges.  I then frayed the edges by pulling out some of the thread.  I used one of the threads to tie off on the Silver button.

Here they both are individually.

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Here you can see how the end flaps fold in.


So do you want to know how to make one yourself.  Here you go.


(Finished size is 10cm x 4cm x 7cm)

1. Cut cardstock METRIC:  24cm x 20cm.  On the 24cm side score and 4cm, 11cm, 15cm and 22cm.  On the 20cm side score at 1cm, 5cm, 15cm and 19cm.

                            IMPERIAL: 9 1/2″ x 8″.  On the long side score at  1  1/2″, 4  5/16″, 5 7/8″ and 8 5/8″.  On the 8″ side score at 3/8″, 2″, 6″ and 7 1/2″ (NOTE: I haven’t tested these measurements yet so I do hope they are correct! Let me know if I am wrong.  There are some odd measurements!)

Here is the template.  (This has now been updated).


2. Cut off all the shaded areas.  Cut up on the tab lines (filled in line).  Where I have marked “Trim Down” I cut these tabs down shorter.  These are the tabs you fold in on the ends and then I angled the tabs to fold in more neatly.  I hope that makes sense??

3. Fold on all the scored lines.  Stamp the cardstock as you like before assembling.

4. Add Sticky Strip along the narrow tab on the right hand end (the underside).

5. Assemble by lining up the edge of the tab with the Sticky Strip to the other end.  Then fold in the flaps on each of the ends.

Hope this all makes sense.  Please ask if you are unsure.  Enjoy making them.




Don’t you love all the freebies you get when you host a party! What you didn’t know about that??? When you get the qualifying sales (which is very easy to meet), you get FREE products to choose on whatever you want!!! Well, can I tell you that from now until October 31st you get not just these special rewards because you are the “Hostess with the Mostest” BUT you can receive a FREE STAMPSET with $300 minimum in orders OR if you don’t want to party then order $300 of products just yourself!!!  That can be very easy to do especially now with the Holiday Catalogue out!

Let me tell you this stamp set is great.  There are so many greetings in this set that you can use it for any occasion all year. That’s why they call it ‘Good Greetings’.  Check it out below.

Good Greeting promo


You will want a closer look at the greetings, won’t you!

Good Greetings

So many uses for this set – and to think it is FREE! There are quite a few you could use even now as you start your Christmas creating. Now if it has been some time since you had a party OR you haven’t got around to having one yet, then maybe NOW is the time.  If you are not sure how a party all works then check out the website here to help you with your concerns.   If you are local I would love to share stamping with you and your friends.  It’s a lot of fun and I know  you and your guests will have a great time.  Let’s set a date.  We can use this set at your party too so you can see some ideas to use it.  Can’t wait to show you.  🙂