Large Triangle Box with Gold Striped Cover

Hi Crafty friends 🙂

Today’s project is not small by any means.

Actually it’s quite large.

It uses 2 pieces of black card stock and 1 sheet of patterned paper and when filled it will hold a 320g box of Cadbury Favourites, plus a little something else.

As this is my secret Santa gift for tonight, when we go out to dinner at 12 Stones.

So here is the box next to the one that i made early in the year. As you can see there is quite a big difference in size.

The smaller one measures: 4-1/4′ x 3-1/2′ x 2′

and the large one measures: 9′ x 6′ x 3′

I’m very happy with the way it turned out, and I though that I would share it with you.

Here are the Measurements, instructions and Video:


Black card stock 1386: 9-3/4′ x 12′ (you will need two of these pieces)

score on the 9-3/4‘ side @ 3′ & 9‘ do this on both pieces

Make a mark on both pieces on the 9-3/4′ side @ 1-1/2‘ (this will be in the 3′ side section)

score on the 12′ side @ 3′, do this on both pieces

Box cover:

Silver & Gold paper X7226B: 12′ x 12′ cut into two 12′ x 6′ pieces (either the Gold hearts or the gold strip paper)

Score on the 6′ side of one piece only : 1/2′

Either use one of the Merry Everything tags Z4049 or you can use it as a template to cut one from some Gold Glitter paper Z3238.

Cut a 2-1/2‘ circle Thin cut Z3318 from Black card stock.

Some Gold and White twine Z4014 and some wide Ribbon similar to the one I found in my stash.

  1. Fold and burnish all the score lines.
  2. Cut away the small rectangle at the bottom of one of the black panels and cut the vertical score line to the horizontal score line and notch in on the square flap.
  3. Repeat this step for the other black panel.
  4. Using a ruler and a scoring tool. Score a diagonal line from the bottom horizontal score line up to the 1-1/2′ mark at the top on the side 3′ section.
  5. Do the same on the other panel.
  6. Fold these triangles to the inside of the box.
  7. Add adhesive to the 3/4′ side section and place the side panel of the other piece to join the pieces together.
  8. Add adhesive to other 3/4′ side section and fold the other side panel on to it to form the box.
  9. Add adhesive to the two bottom side flaps and fold in closing the back in on top. Them add some adhesive to the front flap and close up onto the back flap to form the base of the box.
  10. Fold and burnish the 1/2′ score line on one of the front striped pieces.
  11. Adhere this to the top of the other piece to form a long  piece of paper.
  12. Pinch the top of the box together and place the paper over the top so that the box can not spring apart, and fold the sides down and under the base of the box on both sides.
  13. Remove from the box and burnish the fold lines to give them a much crisper look.
  14. add adhesive to the smaller bottom section on the cover .
  15. Place the box back into the cover (make sure that you do not stick the side with the adhesive to the box) and fold the section back around and adhere together, but not to tightly as this cover needs to slip on and off the box.
  16. Using a 1/4′ hole punch. Punch a hole in the top of the tag.
  17. Stamp “Merry Christmas” on to the white circle that comes with the tags, in Black ink. And adhere to the black circle.
  18. Using glue dots adhere this to the gold glitter tag.
  19. Wrap the piece of ribbon vertically around the box and tie of the top with the White & Gold twine, leaving long tails to tie the tag to the front of the box.
  20. Use glue dots to secure the ribbon in place as this becomes the decoration on the box.

Here is the cutting and scoring guide

I’m not so happy with the Gold ribbon on this box so I think that I will buy some more White Organza ribbon to replace it.

I hope that you like this large box and give it a go.

So till next time,

Keep on creating and by for now 🙂

Colleen V xxxx



Three Candle Christmas Card

Hi my crafty friends 🙂

I feel like I’ve been MIA, for far to long, but sometimes life just seem’s to jump up and grab you and you just can’t shake it loose, no matter how hard you try…… a very sick Dad, my 4 beautiful small grand children.Bonnie’s 1, Evelyn’s 2 and Henry’s 5 (and Charlie, who’s 7, but he’s at school), my own health and not to mention lots of craft events this past month alone.

Now let’s get on with the crafting!

So here is the card,

and it has  candles on it …. which I just love xx

So as you can see this is a very easy card to make but very effective to look at.

Any papers can be used, but I have chosen to use Beary Christmas paper X7225B as I simple love all the papers in this pack.

the two stamp set that I have used are “First Noel” C1688,  this is the Merry Christmas stamp which I have cut in half so that i could have the Merry above the Christmas and thee “Prince of Peace” D1734 for the pine branch and flower.

So here are the measurement , instructions and video:

Standard white card  X254: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Cranberry X5975 Matting: 5-1/4′ x 4′

White Daisy 1385 front panel: 5′ x 3-3/4′

Beary Christmas paper X7225B:

cut 1 @ 3′ x 1′ in the Green leaf pattern

cut 1 @ 2-1/4′ x 1′ in the red and white strip

cut 1 @ 1-3/4′ x 1′ in the blue and coloured spots

1 piece of Gold Glitter paper Z3238: 1-3/4′ x 1-1/2′ for the flames

1 piece of White Daisy : 3′ x 2-1/2′ for the pine branch stamp

1 Large Gold Glitter Gem Z3312 and a Bitty Sparkle Z1263

Extras that you will also need are: the leaf thin cut from the “Falling for You” Scrap-booking stamp and thin cut set Z4044, Black Memento ink Z899, Cranberry ink Z2816, Chevron Embossing folder Z3247 and some Shin-Han markers ( Carmine, Sap Green & Clay)

  1. Stamp the Merry Christmas on to the top right hand corner of the card front in Cranberry ink.
  2. Run the front through the Chevron Embossing folder.
  3. Place the green paper on to the card front about 3/4′ up from the bottom.
  4. But the  striped piece up to the green keeping the bottoms level then place the spotty in to the middle of these to pieces (do not add adhesive to the top of these paper so that you can slip the candle flame in under the paper).
  5. Cut three leaf thin cut from the Gold Glitter paper, and adhere these just under the top of the paper.
  6. Stamp the Pine branch and colour in with the Shin-Han markers.
  7. Fussy cut this out and using 3D foam dots attact it to the bottom of the candles.
  8. add the Gold Glitter Gem and if you like you could add a Bitty Sparkle to the middle of the flower.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V xxx

Snow Globe Twisted Easel Card

Hi My crafty friends 🙂

My friend Desyne found this beautiful little card on Face Book, made by Bernadette Lewin, and she asked me if we could make this in one of my classes. So we did.

I just love this card, as it uses the new Tree Line Boarder Thin cuts. I think that this would make a great card for a baby’s first Christmas.

This one is made in Crystal Blue

and this one is in the new Bashful card stock.

Here are the instructions, measurements and video:

Bashful X5941 or Crystal Blue X5977 Card Base: 4’ x 8’ score on 8’ side @ 4’

Bashful  or Crystal Blue Card Front: 4’ x 4’

White Daisy 1385 Matting panel: 3-3/4’ x 3-3/4’

Bashful or Crystal Blue Matting panel: 3-1/2’ x 3-1/2’

White Daisy Front panel: 3’ x 3’

Basic Circle Thin Cut Z3318 : 2-1/2’

White Daisy for Tree Line Boarder: 5-1/4’ x 1-1/2’

Tree Line Thin Cuts Z4037

Pebble X5955 Card stock for the globe base: 1-1/2’ x 2-1/2’

Clear Acetate Square: 2-3/4’ x 2-3/4’

Silver Embossing Powder Z2067 and Heat Gun

5 Bashful Pearls Z3369

Clear Sparkles Z3274 and Bitty Sparkles Z1263, 3D foam dots Z3342 and Clear Shimmer Brushes Z3293

The base of the snow globe is from the stamp of the month Christmas Tunes S1710, this months stamp.

  1. Once you have scored the card in half on the 8′ side. Score  a line from the top right hand corner to the bottom score line, as shown in the picture.
  2. Add adhesive to the bottom triangle and attach the Bashful card front.
  3. Attach the White Daisy panel to the card front.
  4. Attach the Bashful matting panel with 3D foam dots.
  5. Using the 2-1/2’ basic circle, place it 1/2′ down from the top of the 3’ x 3’ White Daisy front panel and cut. Keep the circle.
  6. Using the tree line thin cuts. Cut out two of the double tree line and attach them in layers to the 2-1 circle and trim the excess away to fit the circle shape.
  7. Lay the front panel on top of the Bashful matting panel. Add adhesive to the back of the circle and place into the circle cut out.
  8. Lift of the front panel of and add some Bitty Sparkles and Clear Sparkles to the trees as well as some clear shimmer brush.
  9. Place the 2-3/4’ square clear sheet onto the back of the circle with glue dots.
  10. Add 3D foam dots to the back of the front panel and place it over the top of the tree covered circle.
  11. Stamp just the base of the Snow Globe onto the piece of Pebble card stock with Versamark ink. Add Silver embossing powder and heat set in place.
  12. Then cut out around the base section.
  13. Using 3D foam dots attach this to the base of the circle so that it just overlaps the circle and looks like a snow globe.
  14. Fold back the card and add a large Bashful pearl as a stopper for the card front.
  15. Add small Bashful Pearls to the corners of the front panel.                            This card comes from Bernadette Lewin, and is Desyne’s  request

I hope that you like my version of Bernadette’s card and give it a go .

so till next time,

Keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V    xxx



Cut Above – Merry Everything Tag Front Card

Hi crafty friends 🙂

The paper for this Month is “Beary Christmas” so most of the projects and cards will feature this paper.


I just love this card that I found on Pinterest made by Michele Rowley. It’s such a great way to use the Cut Above -Tag Kit,  Merry Everything.

There are 10 in the pack for $12 Au, 5 Gold striped and 5 Silver dots plus 10 pieces of twine, 10 white circles, 5 Gold Glitter Bows and 5 Silver Glitter Bows.

The only thing extra is the 2-1/2′ Poppy Basic thin cut circle.

Here are the 4 small stamps from page 9 of the  Holiday Expressions catalogue. And they are all $4.50 each so you can choose just one or you can have all of them. What a bargain!!!

So here are the measurements, instructions and video:

White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack X254: 5-1/2′ x 4-1/4′

Beary Christmas paper X7225B: 5-1/2′ x 2-1/2

Silver Foil Z3366 or Gold Foil Z3365: 5-1/2′ x 3/4′

Poppy Card Stock X5963: 5-1/2′ x 1′

New England Ivy Card Stock X59594-1/4′ x 1/2′

1 Tag, Bow, Twine and 2′ white circle from the  Cut Above- Tag Kit Merry Everything Z4049, in Silver Or Gold.

Poppy Card stock X5963: 2-3/4′ x 2-3/4′ (cut the circle from this piece)

Basic Thin Cut Circle Z3318 2-1/2′ cut 1

Three Bitty Sparkles Z1263

Ink used: Poppy Z2852, or New England Ivy Z2835

  1. Adhere the Beary Christmas paper to the right hand side of the card.
  2. Adhere the Poppy strip to the folded side and then the foil strip.
  3. Cut a dove tail into one end of the New England Ivy.  Place it at the top, over the join between the paper and the foil.
  4. Stamp the greeting onto the white circle and adhere it to the Poppy circle.
  5. adhere these to the Tag front.
  6. Fold the Twine in half. Thread the looped end through the hole on top of the tag and then bring the two ends back through the twine looped end.
  7. place 3D foam dots onto the back of the tag and place it onto the front of the card so that it is centered over the New England Ivy piece.
  8. Place the two tails of the tag onto the inside of the card and stick down with some sticky tape. Trim of the excess twine.
  9. Adhere the Bow to the top of the circles and add some Bitty Sparkles to finish.

I hope that you liked this card and give it a go,

so till next time.

Keep on creating and Bye for now 🙂

Colleen V    XXXX

Circle Frame, Flower, Scallop Edge Card

Hi Crafty friends:)

When I saw this Card on Pinterest, I thought that it would wonderful in the new Bashful card stock and Bashful Glitter paper. I also thought that the “National Stamp Month” Stamp set would look great on this card, but I  only wanted the flowers and not the words. So I have cut the flowers away from the words to give me more versatility with this stamp set.

So here is the measurements, instructions and video:

Circle Frame, Flower, Scallop edge Card

Card Base: 4’ x 11’ White Daisy 1385

Score on the 11’ side @ 5-1/2’  

Front panel: 5-1/2’ x 3’ White Daisy 1385

Side panel: 5-1/2’ x 1’ Bashful X5941

Glitter paper for Scallop Thin Cut: 5-3/4’ x 3/8’ Bashful Glitter Paper Z3360

Square for the Frame: 2-1/4’ x 2-1/4’ White Daisy 1385

Plus extra white for a layer of flowers: 2’ x 3’

Circle used: 2’ & 1-1/2’ to form the frame. Basic Circle Thin Cuts Z3318

Scallop Edge Thin Cuts Z3348

  1. Stamp a cluster of flowers onto the lower front of the White Daisy front panel and also onto the extra white square and colour in with ShinHan Markers.
  2. Layer the 2’ & 1-1/2’ circles together, and keep in place with some washi tape.
  3. Cut out the frame from the 2-1/4’ White Daisy square and the scallop Thin Cut from the Bashful Glitter paper.
  4. Adhere the 1’ Bashful strip onto the left hand side of the front of the card.
  5. Place the Scallop thin cut on top of the Bashful strip on the right hand side, as shown.
  6. Using 3D foam dots. Adhere the front panel to the front of the card.
  7. Place 3D foam dots onto the back of the frame and place on top of the flower cluster.
  8. Stamp the sentiment into the centre of the circle.
  9. Fussy cut out around the extra flowers and place onto the bottom of the frame to finish.

The stamp set that I have used is “From the Heart” CC1228, for the National Stamp Month. I have cut the flowers away from the words to give me the flower clusters.

Idea from Pinterest

The original card made by Cornelia Jenssen.

I hope that you like this card, and give it a go.

So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V     xxx

Gift Box-in-a-Bag using the new Beary Christmas paper

Hi crafty friends 🙂

Well here is a gift box that is also a bag shape that is 2-1/2′ x 2-1/2′ x 6′.

This one is made with the New ‘Beary Christmas’ paper X7225B

I found some on Pinterest and thought that they looked pretty cool so I add this to my card class, and using Adventure Fundamental Z3351


So here are the measurements, instructions and video:

Box Base: 4-1/2’ x 4-1/2’ in Glacier X5978

Score @ 1’ on all four sides

Fundamental paper: 6’ x 11’  Adventure paper

Strip of matching card stock: 1’ x 11’ in Glacier X5978

Cut two 2-1/2’ Thin Cut Circles: 5-3/4’ x 2-3/4’  in Glacier X5978

Ribbon: 11’ piece in Black & Gold Z3197

White & Gold Twine Z4014: 8’ piece

1 in white Daisy and 1 in Glacier  1-1/2’ x 2-1/4’

3 Beary Christmas Dots Z4038

Tag Thin Cuts Z3344 and “I Made This” stamp set B1574

Black Ink

  1. Fold and burnish the score lines on the box base.
  2. Cut up to the score line on two sides to form the side flaps, as shown.
  3. Add adhesive to the inside of the flaps and place then onto the outside of the box.
  4. On the wrong side of the paper, place adhesive down the right hand side and along the bottom edge.
  5. Place the paper onto the one middle section of the box base, and following the bottom edge gently fold the paper around all four corners.
  6. Adhere the paper to itself (this should give you a tube with a square base).
  7. Place adhesive to the 1’ strip and wrap it around the outside bottom of the box/bag.
  8. Cut the two circles out. Then score them in half @ 1-1/4’.
  9. Add adhesive to the inside and place one onto the back of the tube (where the paper joins together) and one onto the front.
  10. Punch two holes into the back circle (about 1/2′ down from the top) and one into the front circle (1/2’ from the top)
  11. Thread the ribbon through the two back holes and then pull both through the one front hole and tie into a bow.
  12. Cut out two tags from the Tags Thin Cuts. One in white Daisy and one in matching card stock.
  13. Stamp a “Just for You” sentiment onto the white tag in Black ink.
  14. Off set the white and coloured tags and using the twine attach it to the bow.
  15. Add some gems to finish.

Here is the cutting and scoring guide for the box base.

I hope that you give this Gift box/bag a go.

so till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now 🙂

Colleen V      xxx


Candy Striped Star Card

Hi everyone 🙂

I would like to let you all know that I have some card kits up for sale for this month.

There are five projects to be made. Plus every kit will be stamped and any thin cuts, will be cut out for you as well. You will also receive a guide on how to put everything together, plus all the bling and ribbon or twine.

Some colours may very in each kit as I will have used a whole suite of fundamentals paper to complete some of the cards or boxes, and sometimes if it is a 12′ x 12′ project it will come with the one of the score lines aread in place so that it will fit into the parcel pouch.

You will find the link up at the top of my blog if you are interested, ‘Shop with Me’.

And I’m very sorry but I only send to Australia and New Zealand, at the moment.

Just to let you all know that the Seasonal Expressions 2 is about to finish on the 31st of August, so if there is anything you would like to purchase feel free to go to my online shop to place your orders and have then shipped straight to you.

So on to this weeks card 🙂

I like to make simple cards that can be made easily and quickly with a minimal of fuss but give a great impact.

So this card fits my crafting need quite well.

Here are the measurements , instructions and the video:

Candy Strip Star Card

Card: 5-1/2’ x 4-1/4’ Value pack X254

Base panel: 4’ x 5-1/4’ White Daisy 1385

Front panel: 4-3/4’ x 3-1/2’ White Daisy 1385

Card stock Strips: 1/2′ x 12’ Ruby X5965 or Willow X5970 cut 3

Card stock strips: 1/2′ x 12’ White Daisy cut 3

Silver Glitter paper Z3239:  1-3/4’ x 1-3/4’  

Stamp set: Merry Christmas (a sneak peak from the New Holiday Expressions)

Basic Star Thin Cuts Z3329

  1. Taking the front panel 4-3/4′ x 3-1/2′, place the 2-1/2’ star onto the front 1/2′ from the top and 1/2’ in from both sides and cut.
  2. Cut out the 1-1/2’ star in silver Glitter paper and place to one side for later on.
  3. Add adhesive all over the base panel and place onto your versa mat with the adhesive side up, so that one corner is on one of the diagonal lines, as shown.
  4. Starting with a coloured strip, place it on to the base panel (following the diagonal line)
  5. Then but a white strip up next to the coloured strip, as shown.
  6. Repeat this step with the remaining strips and using some scissors, trim the overhang off and using these to cover the rest of the panel and attach to the front of the card.
  7. Stamp the Merry Christmas on to the front panel in either Ruby or Willow.
  8. Using 3D foam dots. Centre and attach the front panel on top of the striped panel.
  9. Add the Silver Glitter star inside the larger star with 3D foam Dots.

I hope that you like this card and give it a go.

So till next time,

keep on creating and bye for now  🙂

Colleen V       xx