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Easter Treat Revisited

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Easter Treat Holder

The bunny image is from Stampin' Up!'s The Nicest Things stamp set


This is a project I've shared here before, but it's such a simple and cute little one I thought it timely to revisit.  

To make: trim Early Espresso cardstock to 7cm x 16.5cm. Score long side at 7cm and 9.5cm.

Attach a little treat to the inside base, then fold along score lines and join at the top with ribbon or a mini library clip. Add feature panel to the front, as we did in the Easter project above. Or it could be great as a place setting marker.

Easter wishes to you all, and safe travels if you're on the road this Easter.

Happy stamping,


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A Quick Update…

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School holidays are well underway now here in Victoria, and we're all loving it. It was a pyjama day, today. Yay!

The girls and I attempted homemade chocolates (thanks to Rachel P for the inspiration – your Rocky Road was a delight!). And tonight it was Easter treats for friends. The boys (Master 11 and Dad!) soon joined in… I suspect it was because they saw the food. LOL. I did think about taking a photo of us but then again I don't think anyone wants to see us all stamping in our "jarmies".

But this is what we finished up with.


I just checked in on my emails and found quite a few asking if I'd made the Incentive Trip. Wow – thanks for the interest! Some of you know this already, but for those who are interested… the answer is Yes! I did. So excited to be going to Broome later this year (and the free Stampin' Up! Convention ticket was definitely icing on the cake). Huge thanks to my awesome team who continue to inspire and encourage me, and to my customers who keep it all so fun. You guys are the best.

Blogging will be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks while the kids are on hol's. But I've got lots of new projects to share with you… we've been having waaaay too much fun with the new goodies in the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.

Happy stamping,

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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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Happy Easter

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Wishing you a very happy Easter!

This is our first Easter in 8 years that we are not camping, so we've been making up some new family 'at home' traditions. Lots of fun.

Some of that was to spend time stamping, surprise surprise – LOL. My 6 year old DD decided she needed her own stamp desk, so we've found a corner in my craft room which is just for her. Today she learnt how to score cardstock, and which way to fold it ('mountain' on the inside, 'valley' on the outside).

We made this card for you!

Stamp set: Fox & Friends from the NEW mini catalogue, Sweet Slumber DSP, Wide Oval punch for easter eggs, Baja Breeze grosgrain ribbon, Chit Chat (retired) rubons. Fox & Friends embossed with clear embossing powder. 


We also made you a little gift!

This pillow box was made using the Big Shot and the Pillow Box die. I LOVE my new Big Shot, who is now known as Mr Big in my house. It handled the acetate sheet without any dramas, and even the score lines came through.

These tags were punched out with the NEW Medium Jewelry Tag punch. You know what I discovered? Some of the stamps from Occasions For All (the Level 2 hostess set) fit perfectly in the punch. That's where these "happy" and "easter" stamps came from.

I've been working on some challenges today, and will share my first challenge for Just Add Ink tomorrow.

Before I leave you, I had to share this crazy lookin' easter egg that my chicken(!) produced. It just goes to show that not everything in life comes out as planned – even in nature. I took a photo of it next to a normal chook egg so you can see how little it is.

Enjoy the rest of your Easter!





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Easter Treat Video Tutorial

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Easter Treat Holder Stampin' Up!

Today's Easter project is a mini treat holder. It has a little chocolate bilby inside!

For our international visitors,  the bilby is an endangered Australian marsupial. Some people say that the Easter Bilby brings chocolate eggs to Aussie kids, instead of the Easter bunny! lol

I added this fun little project to my March workshops, and it's been really popular. Would you like to have a go?

I made my first attempt at a YouTube video. It's only 1 1/2 minutes long but will give you a 'visual' on how to make the closing device! Oh, and you might want to click on it to view the enlarged picture because I made the text a bit too small! As I said, it's my first one so I'd love some feedback (be gentle!) and don't forget to leave me some comment love.


1. Cut cardstock 20cm x 7.5cm (you can get 4 from an A4 sheet, with one of them being a teeny bit narrower than the others).

2. Score at 6cm, 7cm, 13cm, 14cm. Burnish the score lines.

3. Grab your Curly Label punch and just slip one corner of the front flap into the punch, then squeeze! Do the same for the opposite side.

4. Now, grab your Word Window punch and push the bottom flap in as far as it'll go. then Punch!

5. You have now created a closure.

6. Decorate the front as desired, and don't forget to attach your chocolate treat I used Mini Glue Dots (gotta love those things!).

I've made a few of these little yummy treats… would you like one? Anyone who puts in an order via email before 12noon on Wednesday 31st March  will get a  complimentary  Easter Bilby treat in the mail next week! These are the final days of the Summer Mini and  Sale-a-bration catalogues so don't delay.

Happy stamping,

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