3D projects, cards, Personal Ramblings, Tutorials


Last post I showed you some photos of Craft Alive the show we attended a few weeks ago.  If you missed that post with some of the highlights then head back a post.

Today I want to show you some little treats I created.

First off I made these little Easel calendars for the 3 other ladies on our show team.  I invited each of them on this crazy ride with me and wanted to give them a gift.  I made this for their little gift pack to say Thank You to them.

These were so easy to make.  Without giving you specific measurements I will tell you how they are made so they can work for metric or imperial measurements.


Take a sheet of card and cut it in half vertically.  Put one half aside. With the other length you have, score the piece in half. Then score one of the sections in half again.  Then fold on the score lines.  Fold it firstly in at the half way line, then fold the other score line inwards. The larger section is the base part.  The smaller equal sections are folded.  Does that make sense?

You will also need an additional card piece that can be adhered on to the front.  This piece is the same width as the card and you can make it any height.  I made it the same height as the base length.  In other words, the other piece of cardstock you put aside at the beginning, cut that in half and it will be the right length.  I hope that all makes sense.  Really it is the idea of it.  The actual measurements are entirely up to you.  Decorate as you like.  I had pieces of the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper that I decorated the front with and a butterfly from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

I also needed to make some tags up for the prize gifts.  Stampin’ Up! were very generous in donating a box full of retired products.  We made up so many prize packs and gave away several per day.

I have one of each colour of the tags I made using the lovely Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and the Amazing Life stamp set.

I hope you like these.  I think everyone who received one loved the tag…. or maybe it was all the lovely Stampin’ Up! products they received.  They were very excited anyway.

Thanks for visiting me again today,


3D projects, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials


A few posts back I showed you some cute tea bag holders I made.  You can see that post HERE. Based on these holders I made up some little Thank You Treat Holders for some special people this week.  Here is one of them to show you.


I have used the ‘Bohemian Designer Series Paper’ on the front flap.  I embossed the front panel with the ‘Boho Chic’ Embossing Folder. The greeting is from the Hostess set ‘You’re A Whole Lot of Lovely’.  This was punched out with the 2 1/2″ (6.4cm) Circle Punch.  The flap can be tucked in behind the circle to enclose it.  Some I added a little glue dot underneath the flap to hold it down as some kept popping up.  I added some little flowers punched from the ‘Itty Bitty Accents’ Pack and added little dots for the centres with white gel pen.  I added some loops of Gold Cord behind the circle before I adhered the circle down with dimensionals.

This Treat Holder was the perfect size for a little chocolate treat.  I added a glue dot to the back of the Chocolate to keep it in place.


To make them I used the same directions for the Tea Bag Treat Holder that you will find in the above post link except I only scored the card (7 cm x 25cm) at 9cm, 11.5cm and 21cm.  ** If you would like the imperial measurements for these, then check at the above link for the tea bag Holders. Just don’t add the 4″ score line).

These were well received today I think 🙂

Thanks for stopping by,


3D projects, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


The weather has been a little ordinary the last few days BUT that means it is inside days AND that means some creating time!!!! Today I have been busy creating some Thank You gifts for some lovely people who ordered during my recent ‘Celebrate Sale-A-Bration’ event that I ran for my newsletter subscribers.  These were fun to put together.



I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets dies to embellish the cello gift bags.  They were filled with some of the Irresistibly Yours DSP and Sheer Perfection Vellum Sheets.  I think they might like these as both of these items were sold out at the end of Sale-A-Bration so at least now they get a little sampler. 🙂

NOW I have some quick Stampin’ Up! Updates for you.

1) Don’t forget this week’s Weekly Deals.  If you love your Big Shot then you will love these great discounts this week.

April 8

2) The Retirement List will be released on April 21st.  That is not long AT ALL. I will add the link here on that date for you to find out what will be leaving us.  It’s always sad to say farewell to our favourites but that means that it makes room for some new exciting products!!

3) With the Retirement List out we will say Farewell to the 2013-2015 Incolors.  These are the colours that will be leaving us.  I am a bit sad about these colours leaving.  I have loved every one of them. NOW is the time to stock up on cardstock, ink refills, inkpads etc.  Please don’t wait until the retirement list is out as these items are the first to sell out within the first day or 2.  Grab them now! Seriously, you don’t want to be disappointed and miss out on your supplies of these colours.

2013 incolors

4) I am selling off my Retired stamps and Big Shot Embossing Folders and Dies.  Have you checked them out yet?? Check out the page HERE. (Australian Residents Only).

sale bright

** If you want to place an order for any of the Weekly Deal items or any Catalogue product, then drop me a comment and I will get back to you.  OR Head to my Online Store HERE and please use the Hostess Code –  2MFNKUVZ    Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack while you are there. New items have been added recently.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you are having a super awesome day whatever you do. If not, I hope you can smile your way through it 🙂 🙂 🙂