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!

cards, swaps, Techniques, Uncategorized


Last week we had our first team meeting for the year with Ness’ Inkyfingers.  I love these meetings.  I come away with such inspiration and encouragement.  Each month we have a team swap and although not everyone gets involved,  it is always a great way of getting ideas. 

Here are our team swaps.  This month was Sale-A-Bration.

The ribbon loop on the left is a bookmark by JenniferLeonie has a gorgeous card with the Vintage Labels.  It has the French Script background stamp (Sorry, you can’t see that too well!).   The little cello bag with jelly snakes and the Good Neighbours topper was by Sarah.  I love how Sarah hung the tag from a hole in the eyelet punch border. My card is on the right.  I have more details on that below.  Andrea’s gorgeous card is at the bottom.  You can check that one out further on her blog.  Don’t you love the sparkles!  One day I will get a new camera that will take clearer photos!!!

My swap card was inpired by a card I saw on Splitcoast by stampingwithamy.com.  It is so simple but really lovely.  She had white ribbon along the bottom, but since I didn’t have any I went for the card strip and crimped card strip overlay.  That worked OK I think!!!

The sponged square was using the reverse masking technique.  I cut the shape from scrap card stock.  I used Dotto, a removal adhesive, to hold this piece while I sponged onto the card.  The scrap card can be easily removed to show the “neat” area!!  I then stamped the image with a darker tone of colour and added the greeting.  It was then simply a matter of adhering this to the base card and adding the same colour as the base card for the bottom strip and a crimped piece in the lighter shade on top. 

I had made these cards for my Stamp-A-Stack this month and had several colour combinations.

On the left is Brocade Blue and Night of Navy, The middle Regal Rose and Rose Red, and the right, Tempting Turquoise and Taken with Teal.  Each one was using one of the images from the Sale-A-Bration set ‘Happy Moments’.  This is such a lovely set and is so versatile.  There are 4 images and 3 greetings you can use for any occasion. 

Have you got your free set yet.  You have until the end of March to place an order of $100 and you can choose 1 of 4 great sets for FREE.  So, stock up on your cardstock and ink and grab a stamp set or a punch.  These are great sets and won’t be available after March.  I can have

Blog Hops, cards


Sale-A-Bration starts today!  This is one of the best times of the year!  You might be joining me here from  Gardenia’s blog  as part of the ESAD-SU Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop, or you might be starting from here.  Either way, Welcome to my world!  

If you have just joined in then let me fill you in!  I am a member of  an online YAHOO group – ESAD-SU.  This stands for EXTRA SPECIAL AUSTRALIAN DEMONSTRATORS FOR STAMPIN’ UP!   This group is for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in Australia and New Zealand and provides great support, information and often challenges, swaps and cyberstamps.  If you are a demonstrator and haven’t joined in yet why not stop by.  Leonie S will have all the details there as to how to join.

This blog hop is to showcase the great sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalogue. You can receive one of these sets for FREE with a $100 order.   How exciting!!  Just place your order with your local demonstator. 

On this blog hop there are over 40 blogs for you to visit.  Each one will show a  different project.  Now you can go in the draw to win some great blog candy by visiting all these blogs.  What you need to do is stop by EACH one and leave a comment on EACH blog.  Then email Leonie at leonie@stamp-a-latte.com to let her know you have completed the hop and have left a comment with everyone.  Now I would suggest you grab a drink now because you are going to be here for a while, but I’m sure you will come away with lots of inspiration!!!

Now on to my project.  I am using the “Happy Moments” set.  This is a lovely set with lots of different images and greetings for many occasions.  When I first saw this set, this idea popped into my head and  I don’t usually do “arty” style cards.

This is the card:

I stamped “French Script” background stamp in Creamy Caramel on Very Vanilla Card.  Stamped Baroque Motifs swirl in Chocolate Chip over the card (Don’t you just love that Set!!).  I sponged around the edge in Chocolate Chip ink.   I inked the Birdcage stamp with Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise markers and stamped it on scrap card and cut it out and mounted it with mounting tape.  I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip, punched it out with the Word Window Punch and sponged the edges.  I added 2 silver brads and raised that with dimensionals.  I wrapped twine around the brads and wrapped it around the card.  This card was mounted on Chocolate Chip card base.

I stamped up the inside too.

I made a matching tag:

This is similar to the card.  I inked up the birdcage in Tempting Turquoise and mounted that with mounting tape.  I still think maybe I should do the cage in Chocolate Chip????  I scalloped the edge of Tempting Turquoise card and adhered that piece under the Vanilla card.  The greeting was stamped in Chocolate Chip and punched out with the word window punch.  I added one silver brad to it.   I punched out a circle in Tempting Turquoise and adhered this at  the top, punched a hole using the Crop-a-dile and threaded through some more twine.

Now catch your breath and you can move on to Julie’s blog and see her wonderful creations.  Don’t forget to leave a comment first to enter the draw to win some great “candy”!!!!

I hope you enjoyed your visit, please come again!!!    🙂