Category Archives: 3-D projects

home decor, gifts, boxes

Quick and Easy Bonbons with the Envelope Punch Board – Video Tutorial

I love bringing you projects that are super simple and easy that both beginner and the experienced paper crafters will enjoy.  This is one of the projects – how to make a Bon Bon with the Envelope Punch Board.  Bon Bons can be so useful for gift wrapping that awkwardly shaped present, especially if it is round, long and skinny.  To make it even easier for you, I have put together a video tutorial for you. The Envelope Punch Board is one of my favourite tools ever because it is so simple to use. 

Eastern Palace Mini Album Tutorial is now available

Eastern Palace Mini Album Tutorial I have always had a soft spot for mini albums – they are handmade from the heart and only a few photos have to be added to make a beautiful keepsake.  And they often bring tears to the eyes of recipients (well, they do to me when I receive one). … Read More »

Party Panda Silver Mini Gable Box with video tutorial

Super Simple Party Panda Silver Mini Gable Box with Rosette   Sometimes some projects just come to you.  I loved these mini gable boxes from when I first saw them in the new Stampin’ Up! 2018 Occasions Catalogue and I couldn’t wait to decorate them.  They are so easy to make look fabulous with a strip… Read More »

Myths & Magic Suite is ‘magical’ for the Global Stampers

Global Stampers January Bog Hop – Myths & Magic Suite Hello and welcome to our January blog hop. This month we are sharing our favourite products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  It was easy for me to pick the Myths & Magic Suite.  My niece had given birth to a son, Tyler.  Excitingly, this was the first male… Read More »

Framed Christmas Tree – Stampin’ Up!

A Special Handmade Christmas Gift Every year I design a project that I can use as that ‘one special gift’.  And I know just who is going to be the recipient of this handmade Framed Christmas Tree featuring the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Last year I made a framed sampler featuring the Santa’s Sleigh… Read More »

Hearts Come Home Handmade Christmas Ornament

Global Stampers Blog Hop (colour challenge of silver, blue and metallic) features a hanging handmade Christmas ornament created using Stampin’ Up!’s Hearts Come Home Bundle – includes a tutorial.

The Stampin’ Up! End of Year Sales event is just about here

The Year-End Sales Event Is Coming Soon We’re wishing 2017 a fond farewell by throwing a Year-End Sales Event in its honour! In just a few short days, you’ll be drooling over the special deals on select retiring and surplus items while supplies last.  I want to warn you that many of these items will… Read More »

Looking for the perfect handmade gift – Stampin’ Up! make it easy!

Decorated Candle – the perfect handmade gift Like you, I am always looking for that perfect gift.  And I needed the perfect gift today for a dear friend who had a milestone birthday.  Recently, I have been using stamped candles to create gorgeous easy handmade gifts.  Check out my Christmas decorated candle.  But I love… Read More »

It is looking a lot like a handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas There are seventy-one days to your handmade Christmas.  Does that statement start your blood pumping?  So many things you would like to do?  Well, I am here to help.  I have loads of events scheduled to help you with handmade cards, gifts and decorations.  Check out these events.  But first, check out… Read More »

Time is running out for these upcoming events

Technique Teaser Creative Class Sunday 24 September Time: 1-5pm Location: at my in-home workshop, Salisbury Cost: ($26) Required: your basic kit# including Stampin’ Trimmer Projects: Four projects, card inserts, and envelopes – three Painted Harvest Stamp Set cards and a choice of Detailed Gate Thinlits project, either the Halloween version or the spring version Techniques:… Read More »

Sharing What I Love this Season….

Finally, it is here! The prelude to the Holiday Season is now here.  How do I know? Because the new Stampin’ Up! Christmas Holiday catalogue is finally here. As a demonstrator, we get access to the catalogue and the new goodies a little earlier than everyone else and I have been so impatient to share… Read More »

Custom envelopes using Stampin’ Up!’s Envelope Punch Board

Custom Envelopes using the Envelope Punch Board I know that some of you avoid creating non-standard card sizes so that you don’t have ‘envelope issues’.  But with an Envelope Punch Board (EPB) you easily can create custom sized envelopes.  This is such a versatile tool and easy to use.  The instructions are included on the EPB. My… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! adhesives – which one should you ‘stick’ to?

Stampin’ Up! Adhesives – each different but all necessary for the papercrafter Stampin’ Up! has eight different adhesives, each having a different purpose so it can get a little confusing, especially for beginner crafters.  Choosing the right Stampin’ Up! adhesives can be the difference between success and failure on most projects.  Some adhesives are heavy duty, others… Read More »

Beautiful You Coaster Tile VideoTutorial

Beautiful You Coaster Tile steals the show Afternoon everyone.  Things are pretty busy around here at the moment as I get ready for the release of the new annual catalogue on 1 June. One of the products that carried over from the Occasions Catalogue was a favourite, and it seems, one of your favourites as… Read More »

Mini Accordion Album with video (Part 2)

Eastern Palace Suite Mini Accordion Album Video As you probably guessed from yesterday’s post, this is one of my favourite projects ever.  It came together easy which surprised me. These gorgeous colours make my heart sing.  I wouldn’t usually select this colour combination of Gold Foil, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide (Very… Read More »