Wear your sunglasses…

For my last Easter project for this year I have this chocolate box for my Dad.  I didn’t want to get ripped off buying him overpriced eggs when I knew he would like a block of Old Jamacia better anyway!  Once again I am using up some retired products…

DSP: Good morning Sunshine (retired)

Cardstock: YoYo Yellow (retired, where are those Sunnies!!!), Pacific Point.

Ribbon: Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain (retired – no Chocolate Chip as a colour is not retired, you just can’t get that ribbon in that colour anymore).

Accessories: Large Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch.

Stamp Set: A Good Egg.

This chocolate box fits a 200g block perfectly and was designed by my beautiful friend Linda Craven.  We recently made these at a class of mine and they were a huge hit.

Hope that the last few posts have inspired some last minute Easter craft activity.  If not at least you know that it will be there for next year!

Happy Stampin’

Pillow Box Basket.

I wanted to make something different for Mum to hold her Easter treat, it is getting harder and harder to find something that she hasn’t seen before!  I think that she has seen this basket made with the pillow box die, but I don’t think she has one of her own…

I have used the Sweet and Sour Speciality paper, this sheet has a lovely embossed surface.  The flowers are from the retired Pretties Kit, I still have a heap of them so it is nice to put them to good use.  The button is from the Subtles button pack and coordinates perfectly with the Rose Red in the paper.  The tutorial for the basket is here:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/pillowboxbucket/

I hope she likes it.

Happy Easter.

Easter gifts for my Niece and Nephew.

Tomorrow we will celebrate Easter with my family, and here is what I have made for Callum and Bianca…

Callum, our little Wildlife Warrior (who lives in Khaki, he now wants his hair cut like Steve Irwin and wants to know why he was not named Wes or Steve???).  The box is one of Makeesha’s and I have used some solid weight acetate: http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/category/tutorials/choc-top-boxes/

This is Bianca’s gift, there is a pink headband in there, she “likes anything as long as it is pink”…

The box above is this one by Makeesha Byl: http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/2009/04/02/mim-31/

Happy Easter!

Crafty Kids.

I recently joined Paige and Lily’s classes for some Easter craft activity time.  We made these cute little Bunny Boxes with the Fancy Favour Die and the Big Shot.

I used up some of my retired cardstock (Barely Banana) for the boxes.  The punches that you need are the Large and Small Ovals, 1 3/4″ circle, 1/2″ circle and a  hole punch size circle.  To make the Bunny I have used Whisper White, Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette.  Some detail was added with my Basic Black Marker.

The kids were all so cute and really enjoyed the activity (so don’t forget why you need all this great Stampin’ Up! stuff, it is for the kids of course 🙂 )

Happy Easter.

Someone has been very busy.

Mum has made us some works of art for Easter.

Here is Tegan’s card:

Paige’s card:

Lily’s card:

and then Zane’s card:

I love all the individual touches to each card, they are so cute!

Here is the card that she made for us as a family:

Happy Easter!

Itty Bitty “Milk Carton” Box

I am attending a downline get-together tomorrow night at Steph’s house, we need to bring a little project that everyone else will be able to make, so by the end of the night I should be heading home with lots of new little projects.  So here is mine…

Wanna know how to make it?

Firstly cut yourself out a Mini Milk Carton from a solid weight acetate with the Big Shot and then cut off the top two centimetres…

Sorry, I know it is hard to see, then add some Sticky Strip in the appropriate places and assemble.  You will then cut a strip from Tempting Turquoise that is approximately 20cm x 1cm, run it through the Big Shot with the Dot to Dot Embossing Folder.  Attach to the bottom of your assembled Milk Carton…

Cut a piece of Tempting Turquoise that is 8.1 x 8.3 cm, run it through the Big Shot Dot Embossing Folder and then score at 2cm on all four sides.  Cut off the corners as pictured, cut up into four score lines as illustrated (the solid lines are cut and the dotted lines are scored).

 and add your choice of adhesive…

Assemble the lid…

Place your lid on your acetate box.  As the box is not truly square the lid will fit better one way than the other, if it is right it will slide on smoothly.  Once it is on you will know what side to make your “front”.  (Keep the join of the acetate box to the back).

Cut a strip of Melon Mambo that is about 20 cm long and add a decorated punch of your choice.  Attach to the edge of the lid and then add some Old Olive narrow Grosgrain ribbon…

Right, time to make the little decorate feature for the top.  Punch two 1 3/8 circles from Tempting Turquoise, add some tape to one and then press some Pom Pom trim (in Melon Mambo) onto the tape…

Ok, now stick the second circle over the top, add some dimensionals and attach it to the top of the box, add more dimensionals and add the stamped image…

The stamped image is punched out with the 1 1/4 punch.  You are done, fill it up with your choice of treats (I would have filled mine with mini Easter Eggs, but I made the mistake of telling Pete the hiding spot….they are all gone!)  The stamp I have used is one of our “Al-a-carte” range, the “For you flower”.

Happy Stampin’

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