3D projects, cards


That title sounds a contradiction doesn’t it???  The stamp set “Hello Again” is another retiring set.  I have to say I haven’t used it a lot since I got it.  Last week I had my “Last Hurrah” class to say Good-bye to some of the products that are leaving us.  I chose this set to use and I had a lot of fun putting this together.  Everyone got to make this mini card folder and a set of Love note size cards.  Here is the set together.

A close-up will make it a bit easier to see!

There were 2 cards in Pretty in Pink and 2 in Rich Razzleberry.  The little box frame was created by inking up the clear block and stamping on the Whisper White card.

On the flower card, I stamped first with Old Olive onto the card piece and then with Rich Razzleberry and again with Pretty in Pink onto scrap card.  The Razzleberry flower was punched out with the 1″ circle punch and the Pretty in Pink was punched out with the small circle on the Owl punch.  On the other card I added some bling with the Adhesive Rhinestones on to the greeting strip. This was punched out with the Word Window Punch and then the Modern Label Punch.

Here are the Rich Razzleberry cards.

Both of these have bling added with either Dazzling Diamonds or a Rhinestone.

Now for the pouch that the cards go into.

The pouch was inspired by one that was made as a Make and Take at the US Convention last year.  It was for little ‘Inchy’ cards.  I adjusted this to fit the 3″x3″ Love note size cards.  I forgot to take a photo of it open but it just folds up. The flap is cut to a point.  This tucks into a slot created with the Word Window Punch.  The ribbon is stapled onto the flap and tied in a knot.

This is a great little set to play around with and it is a bargain at the moment.  This set is 25% off so you can grab it for only $16.46.  You have to be quick though.  Some of these retiring items have sold out already.   Have you checked out the retiring list yet??  If not, then check it out here.   Don’t wait around though, these items don’t last long.  Contact me to place your order if you don’t have a local demonstrator.

We did make another card at last week’s class but I will show you that next time.  That’s enough from me today.

Have a good weekend.  It looks like it is going to be a wet one here this weekend.  Mmm, maybe some stamping time!!!!

Stop by again soon,


3D projects, Tutorials


It has been a little while since I have been back here.  I’m really sorry about that.  I don’t like to leave it this long between posts.  You’ll start to forget about me 🙂 – and I can’t have that!!!  Life has just been crazy these last few weeks and with school holidays thrown in it has been a bit tricky to make it.

 In this recent post  I showed you the boxy bags.  They are so cute.  I said I would give you the metric measurements for them and I haven’t forgotten.  I’ll do that right now for you.  I will show you the bag I made some time ago when I tried these the first time.  I made this one for a special friend using the stampset “Hello Again”.  It was good I had a photo in the vault!

This is in the shadow a bit but it gives you an idea side on.  This is the front view.

It is using some DSP from the recently retired catalogue. 

Here are the metric measurements I used.  The original instructions can be found here.   The instructions can be a little confusing as to where to cut.   So you can follow the instructions there as they have step by step photos to show what to do.

Cut card 28cmx12.5cm, (which is 11″x5″).   On the 28cm (11″) side score at 11.5cm and 16.5cm.  On the 12.5cm (5″) side score at 3cm and 9.5cm. 

On the 3cmand 9.5cm scored lines cut from the end to the score line in the middle (that would be the 11.5cm scored line running down.  Turn around and repeat on the other end.    Cut off 7.5cm from these outside side flaps on each end.  (Check the photo if you are unsure).  Place adhesive on small tabs and adhere box together.  You can decorate the box as you like.  It is so cute – and very simple.  It would be great with Christmas approaching very quickly.

Now I promise I won’t leave it so long next time to return here.  I do have a lot I have been busy with.  So stop by again soon.  In the meantime go and make yourself a boxy bag!! 

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!!

cards, Challenges


Hi Everyone!  Firstly, I want to say a BIG Thank You to everyone who stopped by my blog for the Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop, and Thank You to all your lovely comments.  It was very encouraging! 

The ESAD group are at it again.  This time Leonie has set us a colour challenge.  The colours are:

                    RIDING HOOD RED                      PUMPKIN PIE

                    OLD OLIVE                                BASHFUL BLUE

I would never have thought of using these colours together so I wasn’t sure how they would look, but I was really pleased with the result.  It is quite a bright funky card!!!! I got the layout for this card from last year’s UK Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  I was quite impressed with myself too as I used several different techniques.  Can you pick them???

I have used Direct to Rubber, 2-step stamping and Rock and Roll.  There was a bit of cutting involved but it was fun to do.

Stamps:  Good Friend, Hello Again.

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and Ruby Red (sshh!!)

Card: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive.

Other: Mounting Tape, Corner Rounder Punch, Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon.

You can join in the colour challenge if you want.  Create your card and then stop by Leonie’s Blog and leave a comment with your link.  You have until January 31.  So get creating!

3D projects, cards


If you have just arrived here from Gail’s blog on your blog hop; then Welcome  🙂   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.  Now I’m not sure of the address but I’m sure when you stop by the next stop at Leonie’s then she will have all the details there.

This blog hop is to showcase the fantastic new products in the Summer Mini Catalogue released TODAY!!  How exciting!!  On this blog hop there are 30 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 left a comment with everyone. If you want to start at the first one on the blog hop then go back to Amy’s blog and make your way to each one from the link at the end of each blog.  You can join in at any point though.  Just make sure you keep track of where you have visited and don’t forget to leave a comment!!!!!

Now enough of all the details, let’s get on with showing you my project.  I am using the new Sweet Treat Cups (*116802).  These are fun little plastic cups that you can add to your cards or projects with an extra treat inside.  You might put some lollies inside or you might add a small toy or hairclips or something like that.  These little cups come with an adhesive strip on the bottom side.  What I found though was that you put so much work into your project or card and it is destroyed in 5 seconds with the person trying to quickly get the treat out.  I looked around the internet for a bit and there were variations of pull tabs so the person could slide the treat out.  So I came up with what I call the “Treat Cups Pocket”. I used the new set ‘Hello Again’ which is great value at $21.95 for 5 cute little stamps.

The Hello Tab sits in the pocket and pulls up to get to the treats, like this below.

I stamped the flower from this set on scrap Whisper White card several times. I cut 3 of the flowers out and adhered these to the front of the pocket and then cut just the centres out from 3 others. I added some 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds to the centre of the flowers, but you can’t see the bling on these photos. 

The circle is punched out on the inside so the treats can fall out.  Just warn the person receiving one of these that they come out quickly!!!! 

Here is the inside view.

The right side of the card is in shadow a bit so you can’t see that too well – Sorry about that!  I stamped the flower in Ruby Red straight on the card and then stamped the flower again on scrap card in Chocolate Chip.  I cut just the centre out and raised it on dimensionals.  I stamped the text from ‘Upsy Daisy’ in Chocolate Chip.


Stamps: Hello Again, Upsy Daisy.

Card: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Whisper White.  Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper.

Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red.

Other: 1 3/4″ (4.4cm) Circle Punch, Circle Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 2 way glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Mounting Tape and don’t forget the sweets of your choice.

I would love to include a tutorial on how to make these but I might need to save that for another day.  It is time now for you to move on to the next stop on your journey.  I’d like you to stop by now at Lovely Leonie’s blog where I think she will show you something special with another great stamp set. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you will stop by again soon.  (Don’t forget to leave your comment to be eligible for entry into the blog candy draw!)