I made the above card after watching North American Leadership Video 1 where Shelli Gardner (CEO & Co-Founder of Stampin’ Up!) was sharing some wonderful projects. This was one of them. I shared this card on a few forums and decided, after many questions, to do a quick video on the technique. Take it and make it your own. So here is today’s finished card. Play with the technique and see what you can come up with. Stampin’ Up!’s… Read more »

Do you need a card with a bit of a difference? You can’t go past handmade for that special person or a specific purpose. Sheltering Tree is a set that is very versatile and because it’s made from photopolymer, you can pop the elements anywhere on the card and easily see where you’re putting things. Here’s today’s card: I’ve also made a video to show you how I make this type of card. I did, however, forget to use my… Read more »

Well it’s not long now until Christmas Day and are you looking for a quick little project to make that will brighten someone’s face when they open it? I have just the thing you need. A Santa Box that will hold a cylindrical M & M Container. I even have a video for you to watch, so that makes it even easier. You need: Real red card cut 19cm x 17.5cm – score on the 17.5cm side at 15.5cm. Score… Read more »

Don’t you just love the look of Glimmer Paper? Team it with the Confetti Stars Punch and the Gift Box Punch Board and you have the perfect Gift Box. I shared my Cherry Cobbler Gift Box the other day when I made a pile of Gift Tags and needed a box to put them in. So, today I added Blackberry Bliss and Gold Glimmer Paper and also Bermuda Bay with Silver Foil. I keep all the little confetti stars just… Read more »

Welcome to our very first 12 Weeks of Christmas! So let me introduce you to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team … Libby Dyson Narelle Fasulo Virginia Hampson Jenny Hayward Leonie Schroder I just love Christmas and love making all sorts of goodies for it from cards, gift tags to gift bags, gifts and decorations.  I also love making boxes and last week I shared my Star Gift box and after a few requests for a tutorial I’ve… Read more »

When we make projects we like to be quite thrifty with the products we use so we ultimately save money to spend on more new products, right? Well today a fellow demonstrator posted a message on a forum about placement of the Curvy Keepsake Box Die Thinlit on an A4 sheet of card. I’ve always cut my card in half and layered them together and cut 2 at once and this makes 1 complete box. Today I worked out you… Read more »

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 »