3D projects, cards


I am loving playing with the new Envelope Punch Board.  It is so easy to use and makes such great little boxes and treat holders.  This was one of the first projects I made using the Punch Board. Forget the envelopes (although it is fantastic for that) I thought I would make a box.



I had seen a few card boxes using the Envelope Punch Board but being US sites they don’t fit the Australian and New Zealand card sizes,  SO  I played around with the measurements to make them fit our cards.  For all my Australian and NZ friends I thought I would share them with you.  Here goes.



Cut card 25.4cm x 25.4cm.  On the Envelope Punch Board line the left hand edge of the card to the 12.7cm mark.  Punch and then score.  Move card along to the 9.5cm mark and punch and then score.


Turn card 90’.  Line the score line up with the score line notch on the punch.  Punch card and then score.  (See the photo). Move along and line up the next score line, punch and then score.


Turn card 90’.  Line up score lines and punch and score as before.  Turn 90’ again, line up score line, punch and then score.

Round corners using the corner rounder of the punch.   Place the card so a flap is at the top.  Cut off the small tabs at the top.  At the bottom, cut up on the small score line on the small tabs.  Trim off the bottom flap to straighten the edge.  This gives a neater appearance when you fold it up.  Add Sticky Strip to the tabs and under the sides on the bottom flap.


Stamp the card box before assembling if you wish.  The Belly Band around the box to hold it closed is 5.5cm wide by 29.8cm.  You could use a magnet to hold the box flap closed if you wish.

For this box I used the set Mixed Bunch and stamped it in Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  It is hard to see but I also stamped over it with Illuminate too.



Here is a close-up of the card too for you to see.  It is a little blurry as I just cropped the photo from above.  Sorry,  I realised I hadn’t taken a photo of the card by itself.


I stamped the Whisper White card with the Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  I stamped a flower in Coastal Cabana on scrap white card and punched it out and also punched out a flower from Pistachio Pudding Card.  These were raised up off the Whisper White card which had been layered onto a Pistachio Pudding mat with a Coastal Cabana card base.  The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.

I hope you can make up a card box yourself.  With Christmas fast approaching it might be a nice gift idea.

Thanks for visiting me today,


3D projects, cards, Stampin' Up!


I am a little behind with my blogging lately.  Life is busy and with Josh studying on the computer a lot at the moment with the HSC I have had little access to the computer. BUT I am here now.  Just squeezing in a little time while he is still in bed!

By now you would have known about the wonderful new products released just this past week.  I thought I would show you what I have been doing with them.

Firstly, have you seen the new Thinlets Card dies??? These make fun, interactive cards in no time.  Check them out.


These come in the Labels shape or  the circle and come with lots of other fun bits to add to your cards.  They are $55.95.  I had a chance to play with Leonie’s circle thinlets the other day as I am still waiting on mine to arrive.  (Thank you Leonie). Here is a fun, birthday card to create.



I have used the set ‘Sketched Birthday’ and the paper is from ‘Birthday Basics’.  This is really a great pack of paper.  I think it gets lost in the catalogue.  Leonie kindly gave me a piece.  (Thanks again Leonie!!!).  You are a star 🙂

I think it was the 1 3/4″ circle punch I used to punch the circle in Summer Starfruit card and the Whisper White scallop circle is the 1 3/4″ scallop circle.  I added a little bling to this too.


Now on to the Envelope Punch Board.  I have been having so much fun with this new little gadget. You MUST have one of these.  Not only does it cut up to 66 different size envelopes BUT there are so many other fun boxes and projects you can do with it PLUS it has a corner rounder punch on it if you need one for any of your projects.


Here are some little treat pouches I have been making with them.


Made with the ‘Sweater Weather DSP’ and ‘Label Love’ stamp set.  I added a little Burlap Ribbon. Add a little treat and this might be a good one for the men in your life???

How about a Christmas one with the ‘Season of Style’ DSP.


The label is from ‘Chalk Talk’ and stamped in Gumball Green.  The ornament is one from the ‘Best of Christmas’ sets and stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  You could add ribbon and hang these in the Christmas tree with a special Christmas treat.  These are the right size to hold a Gift card.  If you want to make one you can use the Gift card size shown on the Envelope Punch Board.  The original idea came from Angie over at Chic N Scratch here.

Here is a little sneak of another project I created using the Envelope Punch Board.  If you are on my Facebook Business page you would have already seen it.  (BTW: You can click on the link in the right hand column and ‘LIKE’ my page to see my projects I show there).  I will show you the rest of this project in the new few days.


So I hope you grab yourself the Thinlets Cards Dies AND the Envelope Punch Board.  I can tell you they are essential 😉

Have a good day however you spend it.




A little while ago I got together with my stamping buddies, Andrea and Leonie N.  for the weekend.  Well it probably amounted to 24 hours that I was there for but boy did we cram a lot of creating in that time!  It’s amazing how much you can create when you don’t have those little interruptions such as family. 🙂   I want to show you some of the projects we created. I won’t give you too many details of the cards.  It will take too long.

I played around with my “Reason to Smile” set.

This is a framelit card.  This card was inspired by one I saw in my blog travels.  It used the “Field Flowers” set but I just changed this around a bit.  I stamped the flower 3 times and then again on scrap Vanilla card and cut out the flower.  I raised this up off the card with dimensionals.  I will try and put together a tutorial on creating this Framelit card.  Just give me a bit of time for that.  🙂

This card was CASED by Maureen (I think???) from MamaMo Stamps. I love the butterflies and the debossing using the ‘Elegant Lines’ Embossing Folder.

Here’s another CASE from Maureen.  I first embossed some Vanilla cardstock using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder.  I then punched out 3 flowers with the Blossom Punch.  The centres and greeting from ‘Sincere Salutations’ were stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink.  A very simple card but I think effective.

This is a quick one layer card I CASED from Leonie.  I stamped this one in Tangerine Tango.  This is such an easy card – maybe 5 minutes MAX!!  I stamped one flower on scrap white card and punched it out using the Blossom Punch.  This was raised up off the card using dimensionals.

‘That is enough for today.  I will post some more from our stamping day next post.

Hope you can stop by again soon,

Jenny x

cards, Convention, Stampin' Up!, swaps


I’m heading off to Canberra for the National Stampin’ Up! Convention tomorrow and I am excited!! It’s always a great time sharing with other Demonstrators you chat to online and have met at other Stampin’ Up! events.  I have worked really hard over the last few weeks to get my swaps ready.  I can now show you them.

Here is the original card I started with.  This card was inspired by a card by LeeAnn.  You can see that here.  I love LeeAnn’s simple style.  It is worth stopping by her blog and checking it out.

Colours: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant.

There is not a lot of stamping to this card but there are lots of layers.   I have used the ‘Mixed Bunch’ stamp set.  The flower was stamped and punched out using the new Blossom Punch.  It is a bit hard to tell but the flower was layered over a flower punched from co-ordinating cardstock.  On this card it was Elegant Eggplant.  The centre of the flower was stamped in Elegant Eggplant and punched out with the 1″ circle Punch.  An adhesive rhinestone was added to the centre for bling.  The pennant strip was cut from the ‘Flirtatious Specialty DSP’.  This was adhered on to the Whisper White layer and a Framelit was cut from Whisper White and raised up with dimensionals.  The flower was layered over this.  The sentiment was from ‘Create a Cupcake’.  I also used ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’ and ‘Fabulous Phrases’ on the other swap cards.

I just went with the one design for my swaps but I changed the colours for a bit of variety. I made 85 all up!!! (I was so glad they were done, I will say that!!!).

Top: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Soft Suede.  Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack

Bottom: Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Gray. Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack.

Top: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray.  Paper – Flirtatious Specialty DSP.

Bottom: Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler. Paper – Subtles Patterns Paper Stack.

So what colour variety do you like the best??  I have to say, I’m not usually a yellow person but I really liked that version.  It is so bright and sunny.  Pretty in Pink worked well too.  It is always a huge effort doing swaps but I am really looking forward to some great cards back in return.  I hope I can show you some next week.

I don’t think I will be back over the next few days.  You will just have to wait for a Convention report after Sunday when I get back!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x



A couple of weeks ago now we had our stamping get together with my great stamping buddies, Andrea, Leonie and Tracey.  It is always a fun time.  I have to say though this day I found very frustrating.  I really don’t colour well and just couldn’t get things happening.  We CASED a card from Anne Westerneg (this card was on our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator forum – Stampin’ Connection).

This stamp set is the gorgeous new “Bordering on Romance” in the Autumn Mini Catalogue.  I stamped the flowers with Stazon and then coloured them with a Blender pen and inkpads.  (Don’t look too closely – colouring is not my strength!).  I finished it off outlining the flowers with the Markers.  The flowery edge is so pretty with the scallop border cut with the new Edgelits.  (Ooh, can I say that?)  I added some Baja Breeze pleated satin ribbon from the Autumn Mini.  I added a greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments”. I punched that out with the word window punch.  Ok it was to hide a little ink smudge, but we won’t tell anyone that will we!!  I added some pearls to finish it off.

The next card was inspired by another card by Anne.  I changed this around a little.

On this card I cut the curved edge with the edgelits.  I embossed a Pretty in Pink card strip with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and layered this on Pretty in Pink DSP from the Subtles paper stack.  Another strip of the DSP was added to the bottom on the inside of the card that you can see peeking through.  I stamped the flower from “Mixed Bunch” in Pretty in Pink and then sponged the edges in Rose Red ink.  I added a Vintage brad and raised it off the card with dimensionals.  The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” and punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  This was adhered to another piece punched out in Pretty in Pink.  Some more Pearls finished the card off.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you can visit again soon.

Jenny x



Last Friday’s class we celebrated the awesome Sale-A-Bration Catalogue  and Summer Mini Catalogue that has just ended, and we welcomed in the Autumn Mini Catalogue that began today.  Below is the card we created with lots of goodies from the new Mini.  Notice the stamp set, the pleated satin ribbon (just gorgeous and so much easier than pleating your own!!!)  and the edgelits for the Big Shot.

I cased this card from Allison here.  I changed the colours slightly.  Here is a close-up of the flower.

See the sparkle???  On the card that Allison created she used the Adhesive sheets with the Big Shot to adhere her Dazzling Diamonds.  On the card above I used a mixture of Heat and Stick and Dazzling Diamonds.  I have a tutorial for this technique here.  I first stamped the flower and then punched it out and then applied the Dazzling Diamonds as in the tutorial.  After this was done I adhered it to the base card with dimensionals  and then stamped the centre of the flower in Baja Breeze and this was punched out with the 1″ circle punch.  I added an Adhesive pearl for some elegance.

If you would like to see some more projects from the Autumn Mini Catalogue why not join in on the ESAD Blog Hop.  You can start here at Tanya’s blog.  There are 25 blogs showcasing some awesome projects.  I was very impressed!

Stay tuned for some more projects with products from this Mini Catalogue.  I have been busy creating!

You can view the Mini by clicking on the link in the right hand column.  If you would like me to send one out to you in the mail then drop me an email.  They always make good bed-time reading don’t they??

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny x