A fun little Christmas Self-Closing Treat Box

A fun little Christmas Self-Closing Treat Box

I love this little box, its so simple to make and looks amazing. Its made to fit a Ferrero Rocher but you could put Jewelry in it as well.

You could have a basket of them under the tree for the visitors that call in. Or on the table as a treat for your Christmas Dinner guests.

Or make them in pretty paper for Birthdays or Wedding favors….

I have made this box using the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 146921 and decorated the box using the Christmas Traditions Punch Box 148030 to make the gorgeous tags.

I have a written Tutorial as well as a Video showing how to make these great little boxes.

There is an alteration in the written tutorial making the width of the Designer Series Paper a little wider to give longer tabs which are folded to form the base of the box for extra strength. If you are just going to put a Ferrero Rocher in the box then the measurements on the video are fine. If you were to put something a little heavier in the box then you will need to follow the Written Tutorial.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read my Blog…I hope you have fun making these cute little boxes like I did.

If you have any questions please contact me, all the products used will be below linked to my On-Line Store.

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Frosted Floral

Frosted Floral from Stampin’ Up!

The Frosted Floral Suite by stampin’ Up! is a beautiful versatile suite of stamps, dies and Specialty Designer Series Paper that can be used for any occasion…not just Christmas. This range is made up of soft delicate flowers and leaves.

The suite comprises of the First Frost stamps and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, which you can purchase together as the First Frost Bundle 149942 (w) 149943 (c). The suite also includes the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper 147800 which is stunning, printed on shimmery white paper it gives that classical elegance that suites any occasion. As always to make life easier Stampin’ Up! have added the Frosted Floral Cardstock Pack 147754 giving you 24 sheets in 3 colours -Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide.

Also in the suite are Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets , Tranquil Tide ¼” Velvet Ribbon and Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments.

The main flowers used on this card were stamped with Blackberry Bliss, the stamp itself gives the gradation of colour that you see. The Stamparatus was used to stamp the Bud image, it allows you to stamp the one image using multiples of colour. By using a daubers or a sponge I was able to coloured the area of the stamp where I wanted that colour.

See image below….

  1. Using Mint Macaron colour the stem and lower petels.
  2. Blushing Bride was sponged on the main part of flower head
  3. With Gorgeous Grape only sponge on the top of flower head.
  4. Blackberry Bliss is only on the tip…this colour is very strong, so only on the tip.
This is a beautiful suite to use and I’m sure you will enjoy playing with it as much as I do.

Thank you for reading my Blog today, if you have any questions about any of these products or about Stampin’ Up! please contact me.

All products used will be linked to my On-Line store below.

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Timeless Tidings Project Kit

Timeless Tidings Project Kit by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tidings Project Kit, another fantastic Christmas Card Kit…easy to do for those that are time poor and one I’m sure your family and friends would love to receive …..This kit is found in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue by Stampin’ Up! , Timeless Tidings Project Kit 148028 pg.33.  

 

Its so simple and easy to do…all you have to do is stamp the sentiments and put the cards together. Your friends and family will love receiving them.

To complete these cards you will also need the Timeless Tidings Stamps, Jet Black Stazon Ink, Snail Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Why not give them ago either on your own or with some friends….better still if you live in Australia, ‘Book a Workshop’ with me, invite some friends and I will supply the stamps, ink and adhesives…all you and your friends will need is to purchase is the Kit. So give me a call and book a day.

Here is a short Video showing how simple but effective this is..

Thank you for reading today’s Blog post, if you live in Australia and if I can help you in anyway please contact me.

Sincerely Santa Project Kit

Again this year Stampin’ Up! has brought out another great Christmas Tag Kit…Sincerely Santa Project Kit 148029

I don’t know where I would be without their gorgeous tags each year. I just love them and they are so much fun to put together by yourself or better still with friends.

These tags are beautiful and stylish and is the finishing touch to your Christmas presents. This kit has enough supplies to make 30 amazing tags.

Other products you will need to complete your tags are….

Sincerely Santa Stamps 148933 (Wood), 148929 (Clear)

Stampin’ Pads – Cherry Cobbler 147083 & Garden Green 147089

Multi Purpose Liquid Glue 110755

Snail Adhesive 104332

Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430

If you are interested in having a workshop and would like to make these tags then give me a call (Australia Only) and I’ll book you in.

Feathers and Frost, Joy to the World.

Feathers and Frost by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up!  Holiday Catalog has gone live and I hope you have had a chance to sit down and go through it. There are some really great stamp sets and bundles in there…if you live in Australia and you don’t have a copy then drop me a line, I will get one to you.

Last month I participated in a card swap with 12 other demonstrators from ESAD Facebook Group using products from the Holiday Catalogue, being a demo means you get to purchase the products a month before it goes live…that’s one of the many perks. So I thought I would share with you the card that I made using the Feathers & Frost 147771 photopolymer stamp set.

The Stamparatus 148187 was a real asset to stamping this card as it allowed me to stamp the images twice to give a clear dark colour, this tool is a must for every stamper

The leaf design and the ‘to the world’ sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake Cardstock .The word ‘Joy’ was stamped in Merry Merlot using the Stamparatus stamping exactly on top of the Merry Merlot, then re-stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed.

Once all the stamping was completed using a Blender Pen I coloured the leaves in with Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot for the berries.

Here’s a TIP for you….I wanted the berries to have a similar look to the embossed ‘JOY’ so with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen I added a drop of glue onto each berry – it drys clear and looks like an enamel dot.

Thank you for reading my post please leave a comment so I know you have visited my page. If you have any questions please contact me. All products used are listed below and linked to my On-Line Shop

 

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Christmas Packaging with Stampin Up!

Christmas what a beautiful time of the year…

I love Christmas…don’t you?

In the last class for the year I decided we would make great little Christmas gift boxes for those small but still important gifts.

We made 3 projects…no cards, but 3 easy to make “Gift Boxes” using Stampin’ Up! Tags and Trimmings Bundle 146062 and the Gift Bag Punch board 135862

 

The boxes where then decorated using the stamps and Thinlits from the Tags and Trimmings Bundle and Designer Series Papers from Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 & Merry Music Specialty DSP 144623.

How to Make….

Christmas Stocking

Stocking and pillow box back was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, a 1/8 hole was punched in the back of Pillow box to attach a folded and knotted length of Quilted Christmas Ribbon 144620 to be used as a hanger.It is a lot easier putting the ribbon in now than after stocking is completed.

Fold and burnish the side tabs on back panel, also the bottom tab and gently shape the top of stocking. Add Tear and tape to side tabs on back panel as well as bottom tab.

Remove Tear and Tape backing, carefully match the corners at top and adhere down, doing one side at a time.

Burnish, fold over and adhere other side (Sorry forgot the ribbon in these pictures)

Remove backing of tab and gentle fold into box and burnish with bone folder to inside of stocking.

To decorate we using the Snow flake paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP for the cuff, heal and toe of stocking attached with Multi Purpose Glue. I also adhered the gold pom pom trim to back of cuff before attaching to stocking front.

Bell and Pom Pom Trim was cut from Gold Foil Paper. Two leaves and the large button was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut using the Thinlits. These then where layered using glue dots …large leaf coming from behind the bell with the smaller leaf on opposite side and at the front. Large button on top with a small bow in Red/white Twisted bakers Twine (Discontinued)

Pillow Box

Cut two back panels from Crumb Cake cardstock and remove the log tab from each panel and side tabs only from one panel.

Fold in the scoring lines and Tear and Tape and this time when you join the panels together you need to top and tail them

You can see here the notched one is at the top the other at the bottom. Join other side and gently fold in the tops and bottoms of box.

With the pillow box to decorate I cut a strip of Merry Music Specialty DSP 6 x 15cm. Tear along both edges removing approx .5cm from each side. This is then wrapped around the box and adhered with snail. Wrap the Jute Twine 144625 around the box twice and tie off in a knot. Using the tag from the stamp set I added two leaves and a small button and tied onto the Twine with Red/white bakers twine.

Gift Bag

With a 15 cm x 30cm piece of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 Score down one long side 2.5cm and fold this is the top of the bag.

Follow the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch board 135862 to make the large gift bag. Fold and adhere bag together.

The Gift Box, I wanted to be more of a Santa Sack so instead of making handles I just threaded the Jute Twine 144625 through the holes and knotted at the front, the bow and tags where then attached at the knot.

The Whisper White tag is only approx 3 cm in width, because the bag is so small it didn’t need a wide tag. I just folded a bow shape and added the Gold sequence at the back and wrapped White bakers twine around the center where the knot would be. I used a glue dot to hold in place on the tag and then using the tails to tie to the jute knot on the bag.Finish off by adding another two leaves and button with the Glue dots.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects we did last night, it was a great way to finish off the year.

Here we all are WISHING each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS

This was at the start of the evening….before the fun began!

If you have any questions please just contact me…All items used with links to my shop will be below

Make sure you pop over to my SHOP and check out some of the SALES we have happening at the moment with the Year-end Sales Event.

There are Discontinued Items and Retiring Items from the Holiday Catalogue….so HERE’S! Your chance don’t miss out before they are gone.

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate the Season – Global Design Project #115

There are only a couple of days until December and the count down for Christmas is happening..

This weekend I’m hoping to get the tree up and decorated, if I can get my boys involved as I love taking photos of them decorating the tree. Maybe if I get the girlfriends helping out, they may do something…How is the shopping going, got it all done?…..  I still have lots of shopping to do. Do you have any ideas for a 22yr, 21yr and 16yr old boys? The only one I have done is the 18 yr old….

I LOVE Christmas…I love giving gifts and I love receiving them as well.

But what I love best is celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ with family and friends.

Today’s Card….

This week Global Design Project have a Theme Challenge – Christmas.

To see all the projects done by the design team follow the CLICK on the picture below.

At this time of year its not hard to do a Christmas card as we are all making heaps to send to all our friends…how are they coming along, you getting yours done?

I wanted to do something a bit different and this morning when I was having a bit of a clean up in my office…(this is something I have to do all the time as I have inherited my Dad’s hording gene). I found a picture of a card I found in a magazine years ago…and I mean years ago. I find these things tear them out and then forget about them.

Back to the card….

The stamp set I used is Stampin’ Up! Tag & Trimmings 144832 and the Designer Series Paper comes from the Christmas Around the World DSP Collection 144629.

I will add links below for all the other products used found in my Online Store.

This is a easy, simple card to make…its just a three fold card but one end is curved to add some interest. Have added the measurements below..The Nut Cracker was fussy cut and attached with some Mini Dimensionals.

To keep the card closed nicely I added a small magnet to the inside…if I had thought about this more the magnet would have been added before the Designer Series Paper (gray snow flakes and under the Celebrate the Season. The inside of the card I added a panel with just some stamped snow flakes and the sentiment from the front of the card.

Hope you like my card, if you have any questions please just contact me as I would love to hear from you.

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Tags and Trimming from Stampin’ Up!

Is there a stamp set you pass over when going through the catalogue?

Is there a stamp set that because its paired up with another product you never think of using in a separate way to how it’s been shown?

 

Tags & Trimmings 144832 (Clear) from Stampin’ Up! is one of those sets for me.

I purchased this stamp set as a bundle with Trim your Stocking Thinlit Dies 146062 (Clear), not thinking I would use it for a card. I may have passed over it if was a stand-alone stamp set.

This set of stamps is not full of images…but rather it has individual elements that can be grouped to form an image.

I will be using Tags and Trimming to make a card for the Global Design Challenge this week –

Global Design Project 114 | Sketch Challenge

To see this weeks challenge and the Design teams examples click HERE

I love this very “Clean and Simple” look, and wanted to reflect this in my card.

So…

How did I do this.

For this card I have used the two Holly Leaves and the Berry stamp to make my own all over patterned paper. Which was then cut down to 6 squares measuring 2.5 x 2.5cm each, the inks used are Old Olive and Real Red.

What to remember when stamping ….
  • Keep the leaves close together but still leaving some white space. Use the berries to fill in some space that maybe a little too big. I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock larger than what I required, 10 x 14 cm.
The next steps are…
  • After stamping the larger piece of card stock then choose an area that is 5 x 7.5 cm that you are happy with. This then gets cut down to the 6 squares.
  • Adhere your squares onto the first mat, in this case the Real Red cardstock – which again is larger than required and is trimmed down to my finished size. Its like doing a jigsaw puzzle make sure you have them in the right position before gluing down.
  • Do the same with the next mat, have this cut larger than what you need so you can trim down to the size you want.
  • Wrap some Whisper White Bakers Twine around this panel and finish of with a small bow.
  • The sentiment used comes from “Oh, What Fun” 140386 a carry-over stamp set from a previous year. This is stamped in Basic Black, just under where the panel will go.
  • Attach Whisper White card front to the Real Red mat and adhere to the card base.
  • Add dimentionals to the back of the front panel and attach to card.
  • Add a little bling with Wink of Stella to the leaves.

Hope you have enjoyed my card and I hope you give it a try. If you have any questions please contact me, I would love to hear from you.

Below I have added all the products used and links to “My Store”

 

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Merry Little Labels from Stampin’ Up!

How many days until Christmas?

Do you know its only 71 days until Christmas…

Wow! Its happening too quick and I haven’t started my shopping yet!

At least I have my Christmas cards started…

let it snow

I love how this card turned out…I love the colours and texture…it has a very rich feel to it.

In the Stampin’ Up! 2017 Holiday Catalogue, Stampin’ Up! have given us a very versatile collection of stamps, Thinlits and Designer Series Paper in the

Merry Little Christmas Suite it starts on page 10 and goes over 4 pages.

I really think this is one of the major highlights to this catalogue.

 

For this card I used the Merry Little Labels Stamps Wood Mount 144798 or Clear Mount 144795.

It also comes in a Bundle with the Everyday Label Punch…Bundles Wood Mount 146029 or Clear Mount 146030.

This stamp set is great for making Christmas tags for all the wonderful gifts you will be handing out on Christmas Morning…but it is also can be used for cards as well. As I have used it.

This is a simple card and one that doesn’t take long to put together..

So here’s how I made it…

You will require a piece of Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for card base – 14.5 x 21 cm score at 10.5 along the long edge

Another piece of Cherry Cobbler for card front – 9.5 x 13.5cm

Old Olive for matting – 10 x 14cm

Old Olive and Black check from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper 144621 – 5 x 10..5cm,

White with black music notes from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper 144623 – 2.5 x 15cm, punch out the banner ends using Stampin’ Up! Banner Punch on both Designer Series Papers

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp the “Let it Snow” image in Old Olive Ink and then punch out using the Everyday Label Punch from the Bundle

Colour a small amount of Embossing paste with 2 drops of Old Olive Re-Inker and using the Diamond pattern mask spread the coloured Embossing Paste across the card front. Let dry.

Adhere the Merry Music Specialty DSP to card front folding approx 1.5 – 2cm over the back.

Attach the Cherry Cobbler card front to Old Olive mat and adhere to front of card with either Snail or Multi Purpose Glue.

Attach “Let it Snow” tag to Banner with a couple of Dimensionals and then adhere banner to front of card using the Dimensionals also.

Add a Whisper White piece of cardstock to inside of card for your Christmas message – 10 x 14cm

 

Well I hope you have enjoyed my little card and love to here if you have given it ago…If you have any questions please contact me at any time

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Merry Little Christmas Mini Album

This week I have made something a little different to my usual card..a Mini Album

Mini Album2

Using the new Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper, Specialty designer Series Paper and Memories & More Cards.

The front of this album is also my challenge entry for the Global Design Project 106GDPD106

I made this album using a tutorial from My Sister Scrapper – Graphic 45 Typography Pocket Folio Book Tutorial

This was a fun little album to make and towards the end of this Blog I have included a video showing the pages.

The papers I have used are…

Merry Little Christmas designer Series Paper 144621

Merry Music Specialty Designer series Paper 144623

Merry Little Christmas memories and More Card pack 144638

With these I have also used the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies 144674

All of which can be found on pages 12,13 &14 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Other products used are Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies 145372

Whisper White, real Red, Old Olive & Early Espresso Cardstock, Gold Thread and Tag Punch (discontinued) Links to these will be listed below.

I have added links below to my store with the products I used to make this card. If you have any questions please contact me, would love to hear from you.

Thanks for checking out my Blog.

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