Stampin’ Up! have in their Holiday Catalogue this great new framelit called the Curvy Keepsake Box. It’s a marvellous little box which can be made into a myriad of things. It will also nicely hold 2 tea light candles or one votive candle, chocolates, jewellery etc so is great for those small gifts. Here is a sample of the items I’ve made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Framelit These will feature in an upcoming Christmas Class I will be holding… Read more »

Last Monday, for Monday Makes with Leonie from Stamp-A-Latte, we both featured projects using the Big Shot Bundles. Leonie featured the Daydream medallions bundle and if you haven’t seen her project, you really shouldn’t miss it. You can see it here. I used the Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle and promised a video tutorial on how I created it. So a couple of days late, but here it is. Now I mention in the video Australia’s paper/plastic type money comes in… Read more »

Today I have a mint box for you. It has opening/closing ends and a window so the item inside can be seen. I explain on the video how I measure up a product to make a box for it. These are the boxes I made for a recent market stall. I made them specifically for Fathers’ Day which is the first Sunday in September here in Australia. I used the Decorative Label Punch and the Kraft card Stock for these… Read more »

In my endless searching of bargain shops, I cam across these ever so cute mini take away cups. Really they’re only big enough for one mouthful of drink but I thought they’d be great for parties. You could fill one with sweets and the other with party favours such as balloons, etc. So I decided to make a little take away container so you could fit 2 in the box with a handle. Now if you were doing this for a… Read more »

Today I’m bringing you a decor item.  An ice cream complete with cone. It is a home decor item or a decoration to be used on a stall or something similar. They are fun to make but a bit messy. You need patience and a wet wipe handy. PRODUCTS USED: Card – Baked Brown Sugar Big Shot – Fancy Fan Thick Bakers twine – Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush Other – Glue Dots and Tombow Multipurpose Glue Non-SU… Read more »

My apologies my video is so late, life got in the way unexpectedly. So, I have a box made from 2 x A4 sheets of card and the Envelope Punch Board. This box is made a little differently, but I think you’ll like it. Thanks to Linda Parker from the UK for the original idea. PRODUCTS: Envelope Punch Board Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive MEASUREMENTS: Card – 21cm x 21cm Base Punch and score at 8cm, then 1/4 turn Punch and score at… Read more »

Many people have asked me how to make this little Card in an Envelope, so I decided to do a quick video tutorial for this week. Products used: Envelope Punch Board Card – Coastal Cabana and Whisper White Designer Series Paper – Lullaby Stamp sets – Petite Petals and Bloom with Hope (Hostess set 2014 – 2015 Punches – Modern Label and Petite Petal Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Hello Honey and Coastal Cabana Blendabilities –  Coastal Cabana and Daffodil… Read more »

Here’s a new technique that is quite easy but very effective. You simply stamp with Versamark Ink, add White embossing powder, heat set and colour. It’s that simple. I also stamped the indie of the cards and the envelopes. Products used: Stamp Set – Flower Shop Embossing – Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool & White Stampin’ Emboss Powder Ink – Coastal Cabana and Versamark Pad Card – Basic Black and Whisper White Blendabilities – Rich Razzleberry and Coastal Cabana Sponge Daubers… Read more »

I am so excited that Becky Higgins has teamed up with Stampin’ Up! to bring you this exclusive line of Project Life! You’ll have all the regular cards from Project Life with the added bonus of the top quality images and colours that you can only get through Stampin’ Up! and everything will co-ordinate. Check out the products you can buy now simply by clicking the image above. That’s not all – there will be much more available when the… Read more »

Here’s today’s video tutorial. It’s a Square Pyramid box and whilst it takes a bit of fiddling to get it all in place, I’m sure you’ll love it. Start with a piece of card 21cm x 21cm Score at 7am and 14cm and make a 1/4 turn and scroe at 7cm and 14cm. Cut DSP 7cm x 17.5cm Mark the top at 3.5cm and 10.5cm on the top On the bottom mark at 7cm and 14cm Ribbon – length desired… Read more »