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Test Tube Treats

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I came across these fabulous treats from Chocoholics Anonymous, and straight away had plans for these little babies!

They'll be perfect Easter yummies for my nieces and nephews. How cute would they be decked out in pirate gear for a boy's party…. oh the possibilities are endless.

FYI, because I know somebody will ask! LOL: They're about $3 each and have chocolate 'popping candy' in them (which my kids LUV).  If you want some maybe get in contact with Karen, my lovely Chocoholics Anon consultant, and she'll help you out. Oh and the paper wrapped around the top is from the Nursery Suite Specialty collection from Stampin' Up!

Happy stamping,

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Sew Suite is So Sweet

I mentioned in my last post that I love the new Sew Suite range of products in the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue. The range includes stamps, 12×12 papers (Designer Series Paper), embosslits and even a Stampin' Around jumbo wheel. I love sewing so it's not unexpected that I'd love these goodies I guess 🙂 But hey, wouldn't it be great for making cards and gifts for the sewing go-to girls in your life?

I made this embellishment holder for a few special people, and it was a lot of fun. Here's the inside:

How to make it:

This holder is based on a matchbook fold, and is created using a 6×3 inch piece of the Sweet Stitches DSP paper. You can actually make 8 of these from one sheet of 12×12 paper.

Start by cutting your 12×12 paper in half lengthwise, then score both pieces at 7cm in from the top, and 1cm up from the bottom. Once they are scored you can slice each sheet into 4 pieces, with each piece being 3 inches wide. It's a lot easier to do it this way, instead of cutting first and then scoring each piece individually.

Am I the only crazy one out there who creates projects with a mix of cm and inches? LOL. I tend to use cm when scoring but stick to inches when cutting the 12×12 papers evenly.  Oh well, hopefully you can follow along.

Insert one of the small flat Cellophane bags from Stampin' Up! (p122 IB&C) into the bottom flap, and adhere with staples or eyelets. I used Metallic Eyelets (p139 IBC&) that were set with the awesome Crop-a-dile (p149), and added some Pumpkin Pie narrow taffetta ribbon.

The top flap will fit neatly into the bottom flap to stay closed!

Embellish the front as desired. I coloured my sewing machines with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers, then covered it in Crystal Effects. I left it to dry well overnight before trimming out the sewing machines.

I had some more news to share with you today but will have to keep that for another day. In the meantime, I just want to say how fantastic it was to meet so many creative ladies and men at Paperific craft expo this weekend.

I enjoyed sharing some fun projects using the new cupcake punch which I'll be sharing in the next post. And I know from everyone's reaction that it's going to be a popular punch! Thanks for stopping by our stand and I look forward to catching up with some of you again in the future.

Happy stamping,

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Mini Milk Carton goes Festive

Published by under 3D projects,Big Shot,Christmas

Oh where does the time go? Here we are barreling along towards Christmas… aren't the days just zipping by?

This weekend we are celebrating my parent's 40th Wedding Anniversary and my son's 10th birthday! We're having a family reunion at the beach and I'm also going to the Melbourne Regional training day for Stampin' Up! demonstrators…  so before I carry on the hunt for the missing bucket and spade, I just wanted to quickly stop by and share this fun project.

The Mini Milk Carton die (p155 IB&C) was a surprise birthday present I received last week, and it's soooo cute! It creates adorable itty bitty boxes with the Big Shot. These really are small! Only a couple of inches tall BUT there is a nifty little trick where you can fold your paper a couple of times just inside the cutting lines to give the box extra height. The folds can be covered by ribbon or embellishments. A bit difficult to explain, maybe I'll have to do another 'pictorial tutorial' to share here? Let me know if you're interested.

Ooh, and you can fit quite a bit in there if you just fold the top and secure with a mini library clip, rather than sealing it with adhesive.


Stamps used are from Season of Joy, and the paper is Jolly Holiday. Colours are Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive (my fave combo at the moment). The ribbon is from the Mistletoe bundle which is FREE right now with the purchase of any our special bundles.

Happy stamping and have a wonderful weekend,

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Circle Scissors Christmas Tree

I spent the past weekend in Canberra with my friends and downlines Melissa and Juliana. It was a combination girls’ weekend/Stampin’ Up! event as we all went to the Canberra Regional training day together too.

Mel was one of the lucky few who won a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Summer Mini catalogue.

Here she is with Sophie Zadeh, the training facilitator from Stampin’ Up!

On the Saturday night we did ‘shoebox swaps’. What’s that, you ask? Well, first of all you have to go shopping and buy a new pair of shoes so you have a shoebox… Only kidding!

(But we did do some serious shopping while in Canberra, and had a few spare shoeboxes by the end of it!)

So with a shoebox swap, each person brings the supplies to make a project (bring enough for everyone) and then you take it in turns creating each other’s project using the supplies in the box.

The great thing about shoebox swaps is that we are all contributing to the craft session, and we all get to make new things too! Mel’s project was the very cool Designer Series Paper tree at the top of this post. It was made by cutting circles of different sizes with the Circle Scissor Plus (p149 Idea Book & Catalogue). Then just fold each circle in half four times to create score lines, then fold along those lines concertina-style. There’s a wooden skewer up the middle of mine.

Mel even supplied the little red bucket and the florist foam for it to sit in. (Thanks Mel – what a hostess!).

When I came home I had the bright idea – well, I thought so at the time – to cover the florist foam with tiny punched out flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and matching Punch Potpourri stamp set (Level 1 hostess set). But…. do you know how many punched out flowers it takes to cover a fairly small area? Let me tell you, it’s a lot! LOL. But it was a great project to make with Miss 7 who had a little operation today. She’s fine, but needed to stick extra close to her mum today so we had plenty of time to stamp and punch lots… and lots…. and lots of flowers.

I love how the new limited edition Sleigh Bells ribbon goes so well with the Jolly Holiday designer series paper.

Happy stamping,

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Welcome Christmas

Less than two months until Christmas!

Wooohooo!!! I'm one of those people who love love love Christmas. The decorations, lights, music, family time, yummy food, traditions, homemade cards. I love it all! So I'm especially loving our EurekaStampers team swap this month, which is all about CHRISTMAS! I've been getting beee-uuuu-tiful Chrissy cards in the letterbox throughout October, including this one that just arrived today from Jessica Williams. Isn't she talented?!  (Thank you Jess for giving me permission to share this here xx)

This stunning stair-step card uses the two gorgeous stamp sets on page 26 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue: Winter Post and Welcome Christmas.

And one more look (check out the tea-dyed organza ribbon)…

I just recently got Welcome Christmas as part of the fabulous bundle promotion that's on this month. I love the limited edition Cocoa Specialty paper that came in the bundle – 12×12 designer series paper that coordinates with Real Red and Soft Suede, and a few sheets even have flocking. Wow, that stuff is so much fun to work with… paper that looks good and feels good too, has got to be a great thing. LOL

I'm still working on my swaps for this month – eek! It's been a crazy time, with the trip to Hamilton Island and since then I've had my head in the books getting all the tax and paperwork up-to-date (I do the book-keeping for my husband's business). Pheww!!! Soooo glad that's over… for now!

Just wanted to say a quick hello to Narelle and the girls from our workshop this morning [big wave] It was such a fun morning, and what a gorgeous group of girls to spend time stamping with.

We made a Riding Hood Red, Garden Green and Very Vanilla card using the Delightful Decorations bundle, and christmas ornament with stamps and coordinating punches. 

Happy stamping,

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Pillow Box Handbag Tutorial

Published by under 3D projects,Big Shot

Pillow Box handbag stamped in black and Melon Mambo, with the Silhouette Sentiments stamp set (Level 1 hostess set).

Here's a fun little project that would be perfect for a group of girls to make at a birthday party, or when you need a gift holder in a hurry. My very talented downline Juliana Main inspired me with her clear window sheet versions of these bags – very cute!.

How to make a Pillow Box Handbag:

  1. Start with Whisper White card stock, 6inch x 6inch square (yep, you get 4 of these from each 12×12 inch sheet of cardstock or scrapbooking paper).
  2. Run the cardstock through the Big Shot with the Pillow Box die (page 154 of the Idea Book & Catalogue).
  3. By starting with Whisper White you can stamp on it or decorate it any way you like (do this while the cardstock is still flat though LOL). Sticky Strip works best as the adhesive on the side tab.
  4. Just before you seal the sides, slip in the two ends of a matching piece of ribbon as your handle.
  5. This die has score lines on it, so all you have to do is fold on the score lines and the box 'pops' into shape. Too easy.

We've been making some of these in a Christmas theme at my workshops lately, and they have been a huge hit. Let me know if you're interested in hosting a workshop and we'll tee it up before we get too far into the silly season.

Happy stamping,

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