Category: 3D

Easter Buckets.

I stepped out of my comfort zone today and made something a little different.
I have been wanting to try my hand at vinyl for a really long time, but never seemed to get around to it.
Well, I’m having a stall at a market on Friday night, so i thought I had better pull my finger out and have a play.
I am fairly happy with the results.
They are cute and will hold a few eggs from a hunt, or one of those large easter eggs.
I think I will have to branch out and play some more….wish me luck!

Your Perfect Day with Something Borrowed!

I made this gorgeous card for my amazing grandparents who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary today.
What an amazing achievement!!!
Such an achievement deserves an equally amazing card, don’t you think?!
This card was CASEd and changed slightly from Angela Lorenz, who was more than happy to share with me.  You can see her amazing work over on her blog here.
I have used the Something Borrowed Designer Paper and embellishments from the Occasions Catalogue as well as some stamps from Your Perfect Day and Big News.
I made a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board to.
I love that all our paper and extras match, so designing something like this is easy peasy.
Gold heat embossing on the sentiment and envelope as well as some brushed gold card stock as a mat really makes everything sing.
I would love to hear your feedback, so please leave me a comment šŸ™‚
Happy Crafting everyone!!

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Something for Baby – Card in a box

Well, I still love creating these cards in a box, even after all this time!

This one is something I whipped up ( yeah right!) for a custom order.
I love these ease of having matching Framelits for this set, so it really does make it loads easier to make a quick card. I think this set is SUPER CUTE!
I would love for you to leave a comment and show me some of your own creations with this set to.

Christmas Curvy Keepsake Boxes

Aren’t these all the rage right now – all over Pinterst so I had to have a go a creating them.

I adore the curvy keepsake die. It’s a gorgeous box that can hold that sweet little something for someone special!
We will be making these at my Christmas Bonanza Day on Nov the 8th šŸ™‚

Star Framelits Christmas Tree

I have been having a bit of fun playing with our star Framelits that I purchased in our August Special! I absolutely LOVE these Framelits.

By now you have probably realised that I enjoy 3D projects. I had the idea for this tree from a shortbread Christmas tree I make at…well – Christmas.  That top star looks bigger than the rest – but I assure you, it’s just the angle of the pic.
All of the sides were 1″ thick without the tabs.
I still think it needs a little decorating with perhaps some gold or silver ribbon – so I will continue to have a play.
The paper is available in our new Christmas Catalogue. It’s gorgeous and THICK.
If you’re interested in giving this a go – you can find a tutorial on YouTube from Stampin Up. Make sure you post some pics back here of your creations šŸ™‚

Perfect Peacock Stamp

I knew when I saw this gorgeous stamp that it would fulfill my need for colouring ( lovin Blendabilities!) and I was hoping I would be able to combine my designs with another love of mine…..paper tole!

Well tonight I FINALLY got around to finishing my creation, after quite a bit of colouring and cutting of little pieces and purchasing some fresh silicone! 
It’s hard to get a really good pic that highlights how good it looks framed, but hopefully you get the idea šŸ™‚
I hope you like my paper tole Perfect Peacock Framed Paper Tole creation as much as I do! Leave a comment and Let me know what you think!

Eureka Stampers Blog Hop

Welcome to our Awesome Team ‘Eureka Stampers’ Blog Hop! I hope you have enjoyed the items show cased so far and you have got some fantastic inspiration from everybody’s projects! 

If you began from the start then you should have arrived from Jessica Williams fabulous blog ‘The Paper Caper’.

Well, with all of our new amazing products we have in our new catalogue, let me tell you, it was so hard to decide what to showcase on this hop! There are just soooooo many choices! But, I had to choose – so here goes –

One of my absolute must have’s in this catalogue is the ‘Something for Baby’ bundle. All those cute baby stamps with matching Framelits…what’s not to like! It makes it so easy to make cards and gift tags for someone’s special arrival, but I wanted to show you something different.

This is a ‘Block Card’ that are currently very popular and this one which I saw on Pinterest I just had to CASE it!  I changed the measurements so it’s smaller and folds flat into a regular sized envelope (I find that so much easier!) You can find the original here.

My other project I thought may help you get the most use out of the new Project Life stamp sets –
 ‘Point & Click’ and ‘Remember This’. I am loving the photopolymer range! I have tried lots of other photopolymer stamps and have never been truly satisfied with the quality of the image you get . .. but as usual Stampin’ Up! have done their research and have found a fantastic polymer product!
So here is my take on this handy little journal / mini album that you could put photos in or extra journaling! It could be given as a gift or even slipped into a PL project pocket.

Thanks for joining me.

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these products or attending classes, then feel free to contact me using the tab at the top of the page šŸ™‚

To continue on your blog hop journey – jump on over to the next blog with Fiona D’Elboux at ‘Stamping with Banjo and Me’ or follow the entire list of links below! 

Happy Creating Everyone!

Simone Bartrum
Carly Middleton
Mel Pagano –  – YOU ARE HERE
Fiona D’
Rose Packer
Heather McCarthy –
Tracy Penn
Maureen Crameri –
Lorinda de Regt-Penn
Linda Whalley
Janine Rawlins –

Paper Cake Box

I am so thoroughly pleased with myself. I have finally managed to complete my Cake Boxes.

I do have a you tube clip on how to make these here, but you will need a Petal Cone Die for my version.
This was designed so I can use it in workshops for ‘Book to Look’. The idea being, I have a prize or reward inside and if you book a workshop or class, you can open a slice of cake and see what it is.
It looks so good…I just wish I could eat it!

Petal Cone Die Cake Box

Hi everyone!

I am super excited about this project. I spent most of the day creating it yesterday, and then filmed the video last night.
I have seen these cake boxes before, but I have not been able to find a tutorial on how to make it. I scoured the net a couple of days ago and came across one created by Sharon Field at, but I found the tutorial a little tricky to follow and her box opened at the top and I really wanted a box that would close properly at the back so I could fill it with whatever I wanted.
The decoration however came from a picture on Pinterest from Elizabeth Hurst. The picture has her blog as, but I couldn’t find a tutorial for it šŸ™
So the task was set. I REALLY wanted to create this cake, so I set about working out how to do it SIMPLY! The biggest barrier is that even a 12″ piece of card stock would not fit around this cake slice. I didn’t want a join at the point on the front of the cake – it needed to be a nice crisp fold. So after a few hours of trying (and getting it wrong) and a few prototypes later……I DID IT! 
Here it is…….. What do you think?  ……    Good enough to eat!
It also looks great with a white ribbon tied around the middle.
You can find the YouTube video here showing how to make this.
Feel free to recreate, but I would appreciate linking back to this post. I would love to see what you make šŸ™‚

Scallop Tag Topper Easter Box

Now the title says Easter Box, but this gorgeous little box could be used for any gift.

I found a tutorial on Pinterest for a smaller version of this box.  
I really wanted to be able to add a bigger hunting Easter egg to the box, and I wanted to be able to see what was in the box.
I have made this box with an a Good Egg Easter. I made another with the gorgeous little petite petals stamp and punch.
I also used the punched oval shapes to add ‘eggs’ to an Easter card – I always try to use my ‘scraps’.