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


Not a lot of time left to get everything done for Christmas.  If you still need some quick treat boxes and you have the Home Sweet Home Thinlits then I have a very speedy box for you.



I cut 2 pieces of the house Framelits shape from the Candy Cane Lane DSP.  It was then simply adhered together by folding on the score lines and placing your adhesive on the side tab and the bottom tabs to assemble.  I used Fast Fuse for this as it is strong.  Punch 2 holes in the top section and then you can thread some Real Red Baker’s Twine to close it.

I had a left-over detailed tag in the Merry Tags Framelits cut from Red Glimmer Paper. I could then quickly stamp a ’25’in Real Red from the Merriest Wishes set and I cut that out along with a circle from Early Espresso.  These were raised up off the box with Dimensionals.

You could easily make a few of these  in no time.  They might make nice place settings at your Christmas Dinner Table.


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I have another card for you today with the Merriest Wishes set and the Merry Tags Framelits.


On a piece of Whisper White I embossed the card with the Holly Embossing Folder that you can find in the Annual Catalogue.  I love the detail in this folder and how delicate it is when you emboss.  Then it was a matter of Heat Embossing the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder and cutting it with one of the Merry Tags Framelits.  The deer tag was cut in Dapper Denim and then I cut a circle from the Silver Foil Sheet and adhered that to the back to the back of the tag.

Before I adhered the white card on to the Dapper Denim card mat I wrapped over some Silver Taffeta ribbon and adhered that down. I find Snail Adhesive the best thing to adhere ribbon down to your projects. The tags were raised up with Dimensionals and  then I finished them with a Silver Taffeta Ribbon bow.  The card base is Thick Whisper White.

I think this might be good to try in other colours. Must try that.  If you make one in a different colour do share it with me.  I would love to see.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Have an awesome day.


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I really liked the Merry Tags Framelits when I saw them in the Holiday Catalogue.  I got to finally play with them the other week.  Now I can share the cards with you.  I wasn’t sure where this card was going when I first started it but I was happy with the end result.


It’s great to  have different shapes in the Merry Tags Framelits set.  You have the detailed tags and you have circles as well.  So many options to create different looks.

For this card, the card base is Real Red and the card mat is Sahara Sand.  I stamped the dots in Sahara Sand on to Whisper White.  A number of people have asked me what you would do with the dotty stamp in the Merriest Wishes set.  I stamped them a few times along the top of the White card reinking the stamp each time.  I think they make a nice background or you could stamp them on card and cut them with one of the circles. What do you reckon?

I cut one of the detailed tags in Red Glimmer Paper and stamped the “25” in Memento black and then punched it out with the 1 1/4″ Circle punch. The small ornament shape is stamped in Emerald Envy and punched with the 3/4″ Circle punch.

The ornaments were raised up on the white card with Dimensionals and then finished off with some Gold Twine and to finish I stamped the sentiment in Real Red.

If you haven’t noticed these yet then here they are for you.  You can find them on p 21 of the Holiday Catalogue.

merriest-wishes_stamp-set       merry-tags

If you buy the bundle you can save 10%.  Pay $81 Wood Mount $68  Clear Mount.

You can order these in my store HERE or by emailing me directly.  If ordering Online please use the Host Code this week:  RYWGMMKD      Thank you kindly. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope your weekend is a stamping one.  My daughter heads off tomorrow for a 2 week school excursion through Central Australia.  I am going to miss her but maybe I will have a little extra creating time. 🙂

See you again soon,


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


In a post or 2 back I showed you a cute little Christmas Treat Box and I said then that I would show you how I made it.  I thought I would tell you about it today. It is so quick to make and seriously you can make up a number of these in no time.

Here is the box if you forgot – and to save you going back a couple of posts.  You can go back if you like to though. 🙂 You can see all the other fun projects I shared from my Holiday Catalogue Review too while you are there.


These are so Christmas-y.  These are called “SEVENS” boxes.  WHY? Well it is all in the measurements.  I have made a number of these over the years.  I like how quick they are to make and you can fit a fair amount of treats inside.

I  will tell you the measurements and then give you a link to the original creator for the assembly of the box.  On that blog post it doesn’t have Imperial measurements so I have put created one for you my lovely friends if you use Imperial Measurements. 🙂


Using a full sheet of A4 card, score your card.  On the short side score at 7cm and 14cm. On the long side score at 7cm, 14cm, 21cm and 28cm.

Rather than relay the cutting and assembling of the box you can refer to the original blog post which you can find HERE at Marelle’s blog.

2 AND A HALFER BOX (Imperial)

It doesn’t really have the same ring to it as a “SEVENS” box does it but it would be a bit odd to call it that!).

NB: Please try this on scrap paper first before creating it on card to see that the measurements are correct.  This will be a slightly smaller box that the “SEVENS” box but still a good size.

Cut your card to 10 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  On the short side score at 2 1/2″ and 5″.  On the long side score at 2 1/2″, 5″, 7 1/2″ and 10″. Cut and Assemble the box as in the link in the Metric measurements above.

Once you have made one I don’t think you will stop.

Enjoy. 🙂


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Today I am going to show you a couple of Christmas cards with the Thoughtful Branches set. You can see just how versatile this set is.  A set for so many different occasions.

Here is the first one. I CASED this from Pinterest but changed the colours.

peace tree

I have used Emerald Envy for the card mat and for the tree branches. I will say it was a little tricky lining up the branches with the trunk.  Thank goodness for clear stamps!! But it took a couple of goes.

Just a tip: Stamp the tree trunk first.  (this one is in Early Espresso).  Then ink up your branches and hold it over the trunk.  Just move the stamp around until you have lined up a few of the tree branches with the branches on the trunk. I started at the bottom of the branches and worked up the tree. Have a practice on scrap card if you like.  I did fill in a couple of leaves with the marker because I missed, but hey! you wouldn’t have known if I didn’t tell you. 😉

I did try to stamp the branches first and then stamp in the trunk but I think it is much easier to stamp the trunk first. Have a play and see what works for you.

The sentiment is cut from Gold Foil Sheets with the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

The next card is one I CASED from my friend Leonie when we had a stamp day.  I think this was CASED off Pinterest.


The tree is cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.  I hope you can see the sparkle. The ground and the 3 trees are stamped in Versamark and then Heat embossed in White Embossing Powder on to a piece of Whisper White just a little smaller than your card base.

The sentiment is from the Merriest Wishes set (coming out TOMORROW in the Holiday Catalogue!) I stamped it on scrap white and heat embossed it, then just flagged the ends with scissors. I have to say this was the first time I had used the Copper Embossing Powder. WOW! I think it is more like Rose Gold.  I may have ordered it now!! 😉

So are you convinced you NEED this set yet?  I am sure you have seen lots of samples around.  Today is the last day to order it but we have been told by Stampin’ Up! there are still some supplies left so they will be available until sold out. SO, go and get your set now!!

If you are in Australia you can order directly from my store HERE. Please use the HOST Code: AEA9A3PT

Tomorrow the Holiday Catalogue goes live.  I am excited to share more projects from this catalogue. Join me later tomorrow as I am taking part in a Global Blog Hop showcasing projects from this catalogue.  Can’t wait!

Have a happy day,