A bunny box

At a recent Easter projects class we made this very cute little top note box

I got the tutorial from Danielle Daws as featured on the Just Add Ink website. Fantastic clear instructions 🙂

Anyway, we stamped the cute bunny from the Greetings Eight set (retired) and coloured him with markers before layering it onto the Early Espresso ribbon and tying the whole thing together.

When opened up it’s big enough to fit a dozen Cadbury mini eggs…strangely the ones that were inside this box went missing……


More mini milk cartons..

I was having a play last week with this very cute Big Shot die. And I thought I would share a couple of the results with you.

The first colour combination came straight from the Stampin’ Up colour coach- Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and So Saffron.

First I stamped the dots from the ‘Confetti’ stamp set with Poppy Parade ink, then used markers to colour in the saying from the ‘Got Treats’ set and mounted that onto some Baja Breeze cardstock. Taped the whole thing together with the awesome sticky strip and added a mini library clip to hold the top in place.

And what doesn’t the owl look gorgeous on???  I put him together with the Elegant Soiree DSP (I think this particular print looks a little like feathers) and added some blue eyes ’cause I had some Baja scraps hanging around on my desk.

Woodgrain background stamp in Chocolate Chip on Crumb Cake cardstock and the top tied up with some of the 1/8″ Very Vanilla ribbon and that’s all there is to it.

Which one do you like the best??

Too good to give away….

This ia a hostess gift that I made this week that nearly didn’t make it to the hostess……after completing the project I liked it so much that I didn’t want to give it away.

One of the make and take projects at her workshop was to be the mini milk carton (by request) so I decided to keep to the theme when making her thankyou gift.    I had seen a few little caddies online and decided to give one a go.

What do you think?? I love it 🙂  I added a couple of small stamps to one milk carton, some brads and ribbon into the other and presto! done. Judging by the reaction of Helen and her guests I think they liked it too.

I will be making a couple more for little christmas gifts too. Maybe some choccies inside???

The caddy is made from 2 little boxes joined together with a handle added, all with sticky strip, gotta love sticky strip!  When I can find the measurements I used I will add them to this post…

  • Stamp Set – Season of Joy
  • Cardstock – Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Greenhouse Gala DSP
  • Ink – Pear Pizzaz
  • Other – Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton die, 1/4″ Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, 1″ circle punch

One of the Top 10 boxes

Here is my friend the owl back again but this time he’s sitting on one of boxes that comes straight from the Big Shot. Box #2 is a new die in this catalogue and I can see it having a big future in my house at least. This box has already appeared in my previous Kimono Kids post, and I’m sure will be in a few more to come, so I’m adding it to my Top 10.

I have already decided that I will be making about 50 of them this December for Max and Ned’s classmates 🙂

Before that though I will be using the box for a couple of my workshops and that’s where the owl decorated box comes in….

Don’t you wish you could come along???

  • Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes
  • Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP
  • Ink – Early Espresso
  • Other – Big Shot, Box #2 die, Owl punch, Oval punch, twine, dimensionals

Top 10 in a kimono

Lots of great stamp sets in the new catalogue…..one that immediately caught my eye was Kimono Kids. I haven’t actually bought this one myself BUT I do have a friend who only lives 2 doors away that did buy it 🙂 So during the recent school holidays some friends, Nic and Casey, came over to do some stamping and I got to have a play.

My uplines upline Madonna challenged me to  add some Pumpkin Pie to my life so I combined that colour with this VERY cute stamp set and here is the result….

A little box that I could fit a few choccies into and a 3 x 3 ” note card to match. Of course these had to go into the post and are now living at Madonna’s house!!

  • Stamp Set – Kimono Kids
  • Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Rose Red, Watercolour paper
  • Ink – Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
  • Other – Big Shot, Box #2 die, 1 3/4″ circle punch, scallop circle punch,  black satin ribbon (non SU), aquapainter

Some ‘launch’ lollies

Another sneak peek at something special for my catalogue launch this weekend.

These are some VERY cute table decorations that my friend and neighbour Nicole has made for the day. She is almost as excited as me about the new catalogue 🙂

Who knew chupa chups could be made into a garden. Can you spot a new punch that has been used in their construction???

They were actually inspired by a swap I received at SU! regional training last year….. I’m not sure who made them, but if I find out who, I will definitely pass on the credit.

A stack of sweet treats

A few weeks ago I had a stamp-a-stack at my place where we got together and had a chance to experiment with the sweet treat cups and it was fun!!!

We tried a few different techniques including sliders , trap doors, and using the cup as a snow globe.

We filled the cups with chocolate, lollies and even some money in the pigs belly!!!

I haven’t used many of these sweet treats but I think I will be using a lot more now. 🙂

I need to give credit to some very talented stampers- the petal pizzaz idea came from Sarah Klass, the whale is a CASE from Marelle Taylor and the pig is inspired by some punch art by Jacki Topa. Each of these ladies has their own blog you can check out to see some awesome stuff.