Category: 3D

Sweet Stack Project Kit

I have had the Sweet Stack Project Kit sitting around here for AGES just begging to be made, and then when I finally pulled it out to complete it, my Early Espresso ink pad needed reinking – alas – it was one of the few reinkers I had not purchased, so it had to wait a bit longer.

I have been caught out a couple of times – so I vowed never to have to wait to craft again, and have all my reinkers now tucked safely away ready to use when needed!

When I finally got to sit down and complete the project, I was thrilled with the final result.  The kit has everything you need except the ink pads and matching stamp set (highly recommend it) and was super easy to follow and complete! The boxes even have the adhesive already applied for you!

I changed my colours up from the kit and used mint macaron on all my cake edges.  That meant I also had to make my own banner pieces – but I think it was well worth the effort!

And I haven’t added the candles as I want to be able to use it for all occasions.

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I also have the Cutie Pie thinlets die so I can make more cake pieces whenever I need to.

Fantastic for birthdays, christmas, gifts…any occasion!

What do you think?

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Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit

After Christmas I was so Happy to create something…well….not Christmassy really.

And I have to admit – my brain was pretty dead! It wanted to create, but it didn’t really want to think to much about what and how!

That’s where our amazing kit projects come in.  I wanted to make the ‘Enjoy the Little Things’ Project Kit as soon as I saw it at our ‘On Stage’ event in November. So of course it was one of the first things I ordered in my preorder.  So I figured NOW was the perfect time to pull it out and have a play.

I felt a little overwhelmed with all the beautiful bits and pieces when I first opened the kit! I could feel my brain panicking that it was going to have to think! Lol.

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But I was armed with my cup of tea and determination, so onward I went.


You will need the coordinating stamp set – or choose your own – but the kit has everything you need to complete these projects except adhesive and inks.  As usual Stampin’ Up! supply generous amounts of everything you need, and even multiple languages in this kit.

So in a couple of hours, I had completed all the pages (13 in all), and I now get to choose which one I display depending on my mood. Although, I am considering framing my favourites and hanging them in my craft room 🙂

Here’s a pic of the completed ones and my favourites (although that was a bit difficult to choose too!)

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Like I said – Just a few of my favourites! And that little board is soon cute!

Happy Crafting!

Mel xx

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Timeless Elegance Chest of cards

I have had the tutorial for this chest of cards for AGES and have never gotten around to making it.  But this year, seeing our Timeless Elegance Designer Paper, I knew I had to make it.
I’m definitely a vintage kind of girl – so this DSP is easily by far my favourite in the current catalogue.  How good does it look on this cute chest.  It makes the perfect gift for someone.



I made matching cards in the same colours, and matching envelopes for the gift cards with our neutrals envelope paper and envelope punch board.
You can purchase this tutorial for yourself from UK Demonstrator Jenny Moors at for a mere £2.50.  Just look for the tutorial ‘Mocha Morning Card Chest’ in the right hand side bar 🙂 It really is worth it to create this gorgeous masterpiece. Oh, and make sure you get strong magnets! Sadly mine are not 🙁


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My Minion Madness

It was my littlest minions birthday the other day – and you guessed it – 
he loves minions!
So a minion card was a must.  I hunted around on Pinterest and found one very similar to this from I couldn’t find the direct link to the card itself, so I CASEd it with a few minor changes.
Minion colours call for the brightness of Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Card Stock to achieve just the right look.
The card base opens at the bottom. I created the curved head by using the circle framelit that matched the width of the card.  I positioned it so as to leave a portion of the top of the card uncut. I then ran it part way through the bigshot so as to only cut to the edges of the card.
Use a black 1/2″ strip and run from edge to edge and hand cut the excess.
Use smaller circle framelits to cut the silver glimmer paper for the eye. Cut the larger circle first, then create the ring by using the next size down and cut an inner circle.
Use the same larger framelit that you used for the eye to cut a piece of window sheet and one in plain white card stock.
 Adhere the window sheet using tombow to the back of the silver glimmer ring.
Punch a pacific point circle with the 1″ circle punch, then a black circle with the 3/4″ punch. Adhere those to the white circle you cut earlier.
 I still have some shaker frames – so I used one of those and positioned it between the silver glimmer paper / window sheet piece and the white circle piece for a 3D effect.
Cut a square from the square framelits in pacific point.
I used the word window punch with the ends cut off for the shoulder straps and the note tag punch for the pocket.
Draw on stitch lines and the mouth and you’re done!
I also thought it would be cool to make our own matching lolly bags for the party guests!
So using our Gift Bag Punch Board and Daffodil Delight Card stock, I made the bags so they are ready for our little guests to decorate.
The guests will make the bag in the background as its bigger (for more lollies you see!).  It was made using the ‘medium’ line on the punchboard.  The card stock was 11″ x 7″.
All I then needed to do, was make sure I had extra shapes for them to stick on (minus the window sheet as I thought it may be to fiddly for little fingers), and a peg that they can draw some hair on, for the closure.
I really hope you like it and have a go yourself!
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below 🙂
Happy Crafting!

Twinchie swap

I am soon very happy! I have FINALLY gotten around to doing something with my twinchie swaps from convention…..well some of them anyway!
You may remember that these were the enormous amount of swaps we received….the were over 40 in all and it was a little bit of mayhem at the restaurant trying to swap them all and remembering who exactly you had swapped with!
Here they all are –
We’re a very creative bunch aren’t we – if you remember from a previous post, our challenge was a 2 inch ‘inche’ – which we aptly named a ‘twinchie’ in the Brights Colour Collection, with a party theme!
Some of my favourites have now ended up looking gorgeous in this frame –
I’m very happy with how it has turned out!
I would love to see any inchie creations you have made!
Happy Crafting!

Suitcase Roomie Gifts for Stampin Up Convention

I cannot wait to get to convention!!!

3 whole days of creative, crafty goodness with hundreds of like minded people.
Its a great time to make fantastic friendships, get to know those in my team who are far and wide across Australia.
Last year was my very first convention.  This year I know what to expect and I know that it will be amazing! I thought I would share with you these cute little roomie gifts I have made.  When I saw them I thought they were so appropriate considering we would be travelling together!
I saw the original project on a blog by Laura Mackie – a demo in the UK.  Her blog is – she has an instructional video there too. If you would like to have a go at making them yourself click HERE to see how she does it!
So here it is!
Aren’t they cute as!!!!
I stamped them with the I Love Lace stamp – soon to retire 🙁 I love that stamp! And used our in colours of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar – also retiring!
Check out the retirement list by clicking on my shop link – some of those items have sold out fast, so hop to it so you don’t miss out on items up to 50% off!
Have you ever thought about becoming a demonstrator! I has been fantastic for me! I love the social side of being a demo and the great new friends you make – all whilst doing what you love! It really is extrodinary!  Not to mention the income!
If you want to know more – feel free to contact me using the contact tab at the top of the page. I would LOVE to hear from you!
See you all on the other side of convention!!!!
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Retirement List Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome to our Eureka Stampers 2015 Retirement List Blog Hop.

You may have hopped over from the talented Carly Middleton, or you may be starting here. Either way, hop on around and take a look at what our talented group has made to say a fond farewell to some of our favourites from the Annual Catalogue.

The great news is that the brand NEW Annual Catalogue is on its way. So make sure you sign up to follow my posts by email (left hand side bar) and / or like my page on Facebook, so you can keep up to date with all the latest news – that way you won’t miss anything!

My project is inspired from another in our team – Maureen Crameri.  She made these adorable little boxes for our team day swap back in February. You can see more of her work here.

Fast forward a few months to my daughters birthday – she wants a Red Carpet Party – these gorgeous boxes immediately came to mind!  A little birthday present where you pull out all the party details on a ‘red carpet’!  I tried to talk her (my daughter) into using Baked Brown Sugar or a similar colour – but she was having none of that – so Strawberry Slush it is! One of our 2013 – 2015 In Colours that is retiring.

I teamed that with our Silver metallic Ink to add some extra sparkle to the numbers from the Memorable Moments Stamp Set!  All the important party information is created using our MDS program…all of which are retiring :'(  I did add a little embossing powder in the end to brighten up the silver a bit more.

These boxes are the smallest boxes using the Gift Box Punch Board, with the folded corners simply trimmed to make a simple box fold.  I attached the ‘carpet’ to one of the inside flaps of the box.  The box is turned upside down for this project to work.  I must admit – getting the folding right was the trickiest part of the box for that bow to sit just right!  The bow is of course made with the Bow Builder Punch from the occasions catalogue, using silver glimmer paper.

Here is the finished product!

This is what the pull out looks like. Its attached to the one of the flaps at the base of the box, and the bow is what you pull to ‘drag’ the information out.  I had to add a white strip to the red carpet so the information could be read clearly. Nothing worse than Party Date confusion!

The box is made using the smallest measurements on the Gift Box Punch Board.  I then added a small ‘slot’ in the middle square using a craft knife.  Then trim off the ‘corner folds’ that help create the box, but leave approx 1/4″ extra from the score line on the left and right sides opposite the slot.  I have completed one side in the picture below – you need to repeat it on the other side.  Those 1/4″ flaps is what you will use to join your box together.

Pictured below are the folds that hold the party information.  For privacy -This is the back view 😉
I used a piece of our real red yardstick and trimmed it 1 3/8′ x 11 1/4″ (long length of card stock).
I then scored it at 1″ intervals.  I needed to trim off excess at the top end that joined to the bow.  The main thing to watch for is that you can see all the information when you extend your strip from your box.

I hope you enjoyed this.  Don’t be too sad with all the retired products….just think about all the brilliant things that will replace them…..I CAN’T WAIT!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the amazing Rebecca Scurr by clicking HERE to see what she has created for us!  I have added all the links below so you don’t get lost along the way 🙂

Happy creating everyone!

6. Mel Pagano – YOU ARE HERE!

Love No Limits with Butterfly Basics!

One of my favourite things about stamps is that you don’t have to be an artist to create something artistic. Because trust me……I am definitely no artist!
I’ve seen lots of these little canvases around and was keen to make one of my very own. I’ve been very impressed with the versatility of the Butterfly Basics stamp set as you would have seen if you follow my blog. I thought it would be great to create this little project to….and I love that sentiment!
So here it is….it looks so much better in real life! (the picture is a little fuzzy).

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Bouquet Bigz Die Gift Box Topper

I Finally got to have a play with my Bouquet Bigz L Die found in the occasions catalogue….and I was so impressed with the result! It makes flower making so darn easy!  I really can’t wait to create some more of all the different sizes.

The paper used is the Best Year Ever DSP.
I used the Stampin’ Up! You tube clip to guide me in making this flower. My version was really very big and topped of the box I had made using the Gift Box Punch Board really nicely.
A quick tip when making gift boxes that use such a lovely big decoration on the top – turn the box so it can still be opened from the bottom, so your hard word isn’t destroyed in the opening of the box!
I love comments…so I would love to hear what you think – just leave a comment below the pic 🙂
Now…..go create!

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I love a Happy Ending…and our Irresistibly Yours DSP

More playing with vinyl today for my little sign at the market stall.
I was super happy with the writing, but felt it really needed something more behind it to ‘lift’ it a little…

Here was version 1! –

I wasn’t SUPER happy with the result.  I liked it…it was OK…. but i wanted it to POP a bit more…
so i used some inspiration that I got from our team day with the Irresistibly Yours DSP and some colours…..

Here is Take 2! –

Now I liked this one more than the other.  I loved the colour – but it was quite bright….so what to do???
You know how those thoughts just jump into your mind…. combine them I thought!

Now this version I LOVE!

Here is Take 3! – The Chosen One 😉

So whats your pic???? 1, 2 or 3….I would love to hear what you think, so pop a comment in below and let me know 🙂