A Small Gift Box

Today I am going to share with you one of the items I created for my aunt who celebrated her 80th Birthday on Tuesday.  I filled the box with 4 x Ferrero Rochero Chocolates – love these!

I don’t have any tutorial or measurements for you as I gave it to her on Tuesday, but I do 20160628_092427_resizedwm-bknow the box was about 3″ square & about 1 1/4″ high.

I used one of my favourite DSP’s from a couple of years ago – you may recognise it – Parisian Breeze Speciality.  As Jill’s favourite colour is Pink, I teamed it up with a Shimmer Pink Card I use for my Wedding Invitations.

For the flowers, I die cut a couple of size flowers from the “Botanical Builder” Frameits, sponged them with Melon Mambo Ink & a Sponge Dauber to bring out the colour a little more.  I then cut the Fern from Pear Pizazz & sponged it with Pear Pizzazz & a Sponge Dauber (not able to see it in photo).  The centre was cut from Whisper White.

Be sure to pop back  to see the remainder of Jill’s gifts.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





One Box, Sooooo Many Uses….

G’Day Stampers,

I’ve been off the air lately, but last night sat myself down & created a box.  I don’t know how or what possessed me, but I just knew that I had to come up with something which I could use for many things – jewellery box, pencil case, chocolates, office, etc.  The list is endless. 
This one is going into my own bag, as I can never find my pens and will include my office supplies which I carry around with me.  It is not very big, that it will take up a lot of room!  My ruler even fits into it!
 Band –
Closed View –
Open View –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Card Stock – Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango,
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Bashful Blue
DSP – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Pretties Kit, Snail Adhesive,
Non-SU – Rhinestones
Tip – I’ve used the “Rock n Roll” Technique on the butterfly.  So easy, yet a different look

Can’t you just see a chain or pendant sitting in here?  
2 small bars of chocolate fit perfectly or 5 Ferro Rachero’s.
 The list is endless!

I’m Back…

G’Day Stampers,
Well, I am back & hopefully to post more frequently than I have been.  Once out of the routine, it takes a bit to get back again.
I’ve used a set from the current SU mini-catalogue & believe me, this stamp set has heaps of potential.  Check the mini at the right hand side to place an order!  Since seeing this set, I have had an image in my mind of doing this project, just required the occasion!
I am in the middle of making a matching card but wanted to post the box first.  I have made this for a birthday and want to fill the box with lots of goodies, ie lollies.  What kid doesn’t like lollies?
Box –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Wagon Full of Fun, Short & Sweet
Card Stock – So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
DSP – Sweet Slumber Speciality
Ink – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds,
Aqua Painter, Watercolour Pencils
I’ve coloured the image using SU Watercolour Pencils & Aqua Painter
I applied 2-Way Glue & sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds onto the top of the cupcake, which immediately bought the image to life
Card will be posted later on in the day, so please come back again later on in the day!
Until then, have a great day!

New Box…

Good Morning Stampers,
I have finally finished my box – well, one of them – that I have been playing with for so long.  It is nothing special, but took me awhile to chop and change things & to work out the template.  It is very similar to the one posted for the January Stamp Club – Here
I want to fill it with a heap of little gift cards & C6 Cards, but have only finished 6 gift cards so far.  The remainder will be completed in a couple of weeks in between projects & invitations.
Cards #1
Cards #2
I’ve even surprised myself & made matching envelopes to suit the small gift cards.
This is a Birthday Pressie for a special person who LOVES purple, so if she reads this blog, she will probably guess.  I just have to make something for her sister now!
Have a great day & happy stampin!

Today’s Project…

Hi Friends,
I have been having little plays again & come up with a little pressie for a friend.  I know she doesn’t look on here, so am safe to post.
The only part of the project is the stamp set “Just Beachy” from Stampin’ Up! but I just love the paper, which I have had sitting in my supplies for about a month now & thought it time it got used.
2010 Calendar
Note Cards
Calendar, Box & Cards
This little calendar is in the shape of a card, but will stand on your desk by itself.  I have used one for years & always make myself one each year.  I also made a lot for little xmas pressies this year.
I have also made little envelopes to match the note cards, but you are unable to see them in the picture.

Challenge # 51

The challenge for the week is using Brads on your Cards, Scrapbooking or 3-D Projects.
I’ve just realised that the top of the box I did for the Stamp Club will be ok for this week’s challenge from Late Night Stampers.  Very easy & simple.  It would also made a great easy 5 minute card.
Please see post below for more details
Until tmw
Stay Safe

Stamp Club Project – January…

Good Afternoon Friends,
I have been working on a project for January’s Stamp Club. 
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Going Gray, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
DSP – Urban Oasis
Accents & Elements – Flower Fusion – Olid Olive
Brads – Earth Elements – Not Quite Navy
Ribbons – Grosgrain – Olive Green, Not Quite Navy
Punches – Scallop Oval, Oval
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive

Bottom has been made using the bottom of a Origami Box, except with a lid, I wanted to be able to open it from the top and not have to untie ribbons, so this is what I come up with.

Lid Open
I then proceeded to make matching Note Cards & Envelopes.  I’ve left the cards blank on purpose as this way they are able to be used for any occasion.  The envelopes I made from Photo-Copy Paper.  I’ve then stamp the corner of the envelopes using 5th Avenue stamp set.
Note Cards & Envelopes
This project is also available via e-mail & post.  Please contact me for emailing or posting.
It will include all you require to complete the project, excluding stamps, ink, & adhesives.
If you would like to attend, please email & let me know so that I am aware of numbers.
Until tmw when another card or project will be posted.

Acetate Window & Box…

Hi Stampers,
I’m a little late in posting tonight.  Have been playing again & completed the project that I want to give to the Stamp Club for next month.  Will post all the details tmw.  I have also completed a couple of gifts at the same time, so will post those in the next couple of days as well. 
I always get a little side-tracked when playing & this leads to that, & that leads to this!  I start out trying to make something, but in the meantime I have to immediately try something else that suddenly pops into my head!
At the moment, the floor is covered in rejected projects that just didn’t make the grade!  Luckily I play with photo-copy paper prior to actually making a project.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink – Kiwi Kiss, Going Grey, Pacific Point
Punches – Scallop Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick, Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
Glitter – Chunky Sprinkles  Light Pink, Light Blue, Celery
Non-SU – Acetate
I hope you enjoy!

Box with Acetate Window…

Box with Acetate Window
Supplies –
 1 x piece cardstock – 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” square
 1 x piece DSP – 4 5/8” x 4 5/8” square
 Scallop Circle Punch
 1 3/8” Circle Punch
 1 ¼” Circle Punch
 Bone Folder
 Sticky Strip
 Dimensionals
 Paper Cutter
 Scissors
1 Score the 6 ¼” x 6 ¼” square cardstock at 2” & 4 ¼”
2 Rotate & repeat
3 Using your scissors, cut along 2 score lines on opposite sides of the cardstock
4 Trim ½” off top of the 4 outer squares
5 Cut a “V” into the inside corner of each of the pieces & again for the outside
 6 Using Sticky Strip and with the right side facing you, adhere the sides to the inside of box
1. Score the 4 5/8” x 4 5/8” square cardstock at 1” all around the lid
2. Rotate & repeat
3. Using your scissors, cut along 2 score lines on opposite sides of the cardstock
4. Trim ½” off top of the 4 outer squares
5. Cut a “V” into the inside corner of each of the pieces & again for the outside

6. Using 1 ¼´Circle Punch, punch the middle out of the top of the lid

7. With a scrap piece of cardstock, and using 1 ¼” Circle Punch, punch out a circle
8. Using the 1 3/8″ circle punch, punch out a piece of acetate
9. Using the Scallop Punch, place over the circle, ensuring that it is even all around, punch
10. Adhere the acetate to the wrong side of the scallop piece
11.  Adhere scallop piece over the top of the circle
12. Using Sticky Strip and with the right side facing you, adhere the sides to the inside of box
 13. Place lid over the bottom & embellish
I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  It is the 1st one I have completed with photos, as I didn’t know if I could make myself clear enough without them.
If anyone has any problems understanding, please do not hesitate to contact me
Until tmw, when I will do one for the card!

Long Time…

I’ve been off the air lately, but have come up with a couple of new cards & Off the Page Projects, so hope you enjoy. 

In the next couple of days, I will be writing a Tutorial for both the card & box, so stay tuned.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Gread Friend
Ink – Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie,
Punches – 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle
Accessories – Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Acetate
NON-SU – Paper, Rhinestones