Tall Self-Closing Box

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This is the tall version of the self-closing box that I made at the very beginning.

I love using the Paper Fundamentals for these projects. It is as thick as our card stock and  they come in 4 different packs, Whimsy are the soft pastel colours, Adventure are bold colours, Enchantment are a deeper colour and Basic are your black, greys, browns and fawn colours.

There are 20 sheets in each pack (2 of each colour) and  in 10 different designs.


These are the 10 different designs.

If you would like to order any of these papers you need to get in before the 31st of August to get them in these Designs, because on the 1st of September there will be new designs coming, and a small price increase.

here are the codes: Whimsy  Z2033,  Enchantment  Z2031, Adventure  Z2032 and Basic  Z1939.

Here are the measurement, the cutting layout and video:

Card stock: 12′ x 8-1/2′

Score on the short side @ 1/2′ and 4-1/2′

If using a CTMH score board:

score on long side @ 1′ on one end and 1′ on the other end.

If using a 12′ score board:

score on the long side @ 1′ and 11′

Turn back to the short side and making sure that the 1/2′ is in the top left hand corner of the score bard, score @ 2-1/2′ and 6-1/2′ down to the score line as shown in diagram.Tall self closing box instructions

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The cut out pieces for the Father’s Day is a 1-3/4′ circle punch in White Daisy and the backing is a 2′ circle punch in olive and the stamp set is D1560 ” Holiday Tags” and the happy birthday one is in White Daisy cut on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge on page 36, @ 1-3/4′ and the backing is in Gypsy and is cut @ 2′ and the stamp set is C1605 “Happy to Be Friends”.

The inks used are Gypsy, Olive and Black.

I also used the Trimmer  CTMH Score Board and 3D foam.

I hope that you like this box revisited in a different size.

Its finished  dimensions are 11′ tall x 2′ squared.

I hope that you give this box a go,

till next time, keep on creating 😉



Christmas tree using post-it notes

xmas postit note 1I saw a card like this on Pinterest, I just loved the way that the rolling snow fields and pine trees seem to give the allusion of depth to the card.

My card is a bit different from the original (made by Loll Thompson) but I’m very pleased with the end result.

xmas postit note 2 The card on the right hand side has 5 layers and the card on the left has 7 layers of snow but only 6 layers of trees. I think that the 5 layer is better than the 6, but the choice is yours.

On the original she had inked up the sky and only put in 4 layers.

I’m giving you the notes as I wrote them up for my class, so here is the video and measurements.

    Christmas tree using post-it notes

White Daisy card stock: 12’ x 4’

Score @ 6’

A piece of card stock: 6’ x 3’

You will also need 6: 3’ x 3’ Post-it Notes, a sponge wedge, Glacier Ink, Topiary Ink ,Ruby Ink and the stamp sets “Always Grateful” and “Holiday Tags”

  1. On the long side of the card lay the post-it notes in 3/4′ on both sides (as shown in picture).
  2. Lay the other 2 post-it notes on the 6’ x 3’ piece of card and cut a wavy line across the top (this will form the snow banks when sponged).
  3. Take the post-it notes and set them aside (as they are the masking pieces)
  4. Lay the wavy card stock onto the card and using the sponge and Glacier ink, start from the top and gently sponge the ink across the wavy line.
  5. Move down, moving the wavy line to create a different seen, sponge again. Repeat this step 2 or 3 more times.
  6. Taking the post-it notes that you have cut into the wavy line, and following the wave line of the sponged section, place them onto the card so that they mask the white section.
  7. Take the Pine tree from the stamp set and using the Topiary ink, ink only the top section and stamp a small tree onto the snow bank (as seen in the pic.)
  8. Do this all the way down the card, making small random groups of trees, making them become larger as you come to the last snow bank.
  9. Use the “Merry Christmas” from the Holiday tag stamp set and using Ruby ink stamp the greeting on the bottom of the card.
  10. Peal the side post-it notes off to reveal the card.

Colleen V     Independent CTMH Consultant

Found a card like this on Pinterest by Loll Thompson.

I just wanted to share some very exciting news with you. We have a new arrival in the family!

Her name is “Evelyn Mae” and she was born on the 20th of August 2015. She weighs 6lb 5oz (2.96kg) and she is 48cm long.

IMG_0168What a little cutie she is, she is just so teeny tiny I love her to bits. XXXX


These are her two big brothers Charlie (holding her) and Henry and this is me. She was only 8 hours old (as she arrived at 1:24am) when I took the boys in to see their Mummy and Daddy and meet there new baby sister.

So I got to use the pink quilted, yeah!!!!!

I hope that you give it a go, it is a very ease, quick and simple card

Till next time, keep on creating 😉




2 Boxes from 1 sheet of card Stock

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Fathers Day in Australia falls at the beginning of September, so I  made these two boxes to give to my Dad (who I like to call Mr Craddy Crad Fish) but I do love him dearly, XX Dad.

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I taught this in one of my classes last year and I thought that I would share it with you today 🙂

Here are the measurements and the video for both boxes.

Large Box

Card stock: 12’ x 9’

If using a CTMH score board,

Score on the long side @ 2-7/8’ & 5-3/4’, then turn to the other end and score

@ 1/2′ & 3-3/8’

Score on the short side @ 2’, 5-5/8’ and turn to the other end and score @ 1/2′

If using a 12’ score board,

Score on the long side @ 2-7/8’, 5-3/4’, 8-5/8’ & 11-1/2’

Score on the short side @ 2’, 5-3/4’ & 8-1/2’

Paper: cut four @ 2-5/8’ x 3-3/8’ and cut one @ 2-5/8’ x 2-5/8’

This is the cutting guide for the large box.

Red lines are score and fold lines, Blue lines are notching and cut away pieces and Green are to be removed.


Small Box

Card stock: 12’ x 3’

If using the CTMH score board,

Score on the long side @ 1’, 5-1/2’ & 6-1/2’ then turn to the other end and score @ 1’

Score on the short side @ 1’ & 2’

If using a 12’ score board,

Score on the long side @ 1’, 5-1/2’, 6-1/2’ & 11’

Score on the short side @ 1’ & 2’

This is the cutting guide for the small box.

Red lines are score and fold lines, Blue lines are notch lines


I forgot to punch a finger pull on the small box , so after you adherer the paper to the top section and before you make up the box, punch out about a 1/4′ of the front panel (so that its in between the two score lines and the two side flaps).

Tools used : CTMH score board, trimmer, liquid glass.

Card stock Black 1386, paper Blossom Paper Packet X7196B, stamp sets used D1560 Holiday Tags and C1614 Tagged with Love.

Black ink Z2105

The original idea came from Pootles Paper Craft.

I hope that you give these boxes a go

so till next time, keep on creating 😉


Slider Pop-Up Card Portrait

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This is the portrait style of the slider pop-up card.

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This is what it looks like when you fold it flat and it does fit into a 4-1/4′ x 5-1/2′ envelope. I have just tried it!

Here are the measurements and the video for you.

Card stock: 4-1/4′ x 10′

If you are using the CTMH Score Board:

score on the long side @ 1/2′, 2-1/2′, 3′ & 5′

then turn to the other end and score @ 1/2′, 2-1/2′ & 3′ 

If you are using a 12′ score board:

score on the long side @ 1/2′, 2-1/2′, 3′, 5′, 7′, 7-1/2′ & 9-1/2′ 

Slider panel back: 3-1/4′ x 5-1/4′

Paper panel: 3′ x 5-1/8′

Front panel: 2-3/4′ x 5′

Paper for the top of the box section: 1-3/4′ x 4′ or you could us an embossing folder on the front section.

Tools used:

CTMH Score Board Z1937, Paper Trimmer Z1783, Bone Folder Z1204, Liquid Glass Z679.

I made this card using Honey Card stock X5668, Paper Fundamentals Adventure Z2032, the stamp set “Treats of Friendship” C1616, the Gold Shimmer trim Z1985

I stamped the Donut twice, once on a 1-3/4′ circle in Desert Sand 1273 and also on a small piece of  Pixie 5773 card stock using Cocoa Ink Z2114. Then I cut out the icing top from the Pixie, coloured the sprinkles in using the ShinHan Marker B262 Cerulean Blue Lt Z2449. I hand cut out both the centres and glue the icing on top of the Desert Sand donut then attached it to the middle of the slider panel. I did the same for the Coffee mug, first I stamped the mug on some White Daisy 1385, then again on a piece of Desert Sand 1273, the n again onto a small piece of Honey X5668, the was Cocoa Z2114. I used the same ShinHan Marker on the label on the mug.

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Here is the one that I made last year. I used the stamp set “Wild Wonders”. The Lion is cut from the Artbooking Cartridge on page 51 and is cut at 1-3/4′. The colours used are Cotton Candy, White Daisy and Blushed ( this one is no longer available)

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

Till next time, keep on creating 😉

Slider Pop-Up Card

I liked the slider pop-up card but I wanted to give it a new look, so I made the box section a bit narrower and turned the panel to landscape instead of portrait. slider pop-up card 1

This little slider pop-up card fits into a standard sized envelope.slider pop-up card 4

I liked the way that you could see the “Happy Birthday” greeting before you push it down to reveal the message.

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The two that you can see are Smoky Plum and Thistle X5769. I also used the matching Fundamental papers. The inks that I have used are Canary Z2164, Smoky Plum and Sweet Leaf Z2158. the stamp set is “Someone Special” C1607

The tools that I use are the Trimmer, Score Board, Bone Folder, Liquid Glass, Acrylic Blocks, Stamp Scrubber, Spritz Cleaner and non stick Micro-Tip Scissors.

Here are the measurements and video for this card.

Card base: 6′ x 5-1/2′

Back panel: 4-1/2′ x 3-1/2′

Paper Panel: 4-3/8′ x 3-3/8′

White Front Panel: 4-1/4′ x 3-1/4′

Extra card for stamping on.

I thought that I might do a quick video on the other size, so I’ll post that one soon.

I hope that you give this card a go,

till next time, keep on creating 😉