Challenges, Gift Ideas, JAI

JAI#204 ~ Easter Treat Box

Hello Crafters,

The minute I saw this Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink I knew straight away what I wanted to do, but it’s not a card!

As this year is passing by so quickly already, I have had to think about Easter super early. I have been watching many YouTube videos on different styles of Easter Treat Boxes, but they were either too small or not quite what I wanted, so got creating and came up with my very own style Easter Treat Box with perforated tear opening!  This uses 1 sheet of A4 cardstock for the base!!!

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The box is Crumb Cake cardstock with Pistachio Pudding DSP from the In Colours Paper Stack. The clear window is punched with the Extra Large Oval punch with a sheet of acetate behind. A perforating tool was used to create the perforation after the DSP was glued down.

I stamped the bunny, from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp Set (Wood #133086, Clear #133089) in Crumb Cake Ink on Pistachio Pudding cardstock and fussy cut. The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Sentiments is stamped in gold encore on Whisper White, punched with Word Window and mounted onto Crumb Cake punched from the Modern Label punch. I added some of the Gold Baker’s Twine around the bunny’s neck.


Here it is close up where you can see the acetate window!

Easter Treat Box

This treat box can hold more than 150g of chocolate easter eggs (I have put in 25 eggs)!!!

A few people have asked for instructions on this or for me to make a video…. that would be a challenge in itself, but here goes, Easter Treat Box Tutorial!

Why don’t you have a go at some of the weekly challenges too on the Just Add Ink page!

Yay, I got an Honorable Mention for this at Just Add Ink.

Be sure to visit the Just Add Ink page to view the rest of the Design Team samples, they are just gorgeous!

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Happy Crafting,

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Father’s Day Card

Morning Crafters,

I think it is well and truly time to get making our Father’s Day cards! It’s only 2 weeks until the 1st September and it will be here before we know it.

These cards are made in a similar way to the washi tape card I posted on Wednesday.  Super duper quick and although these are Father’s Day cards, imagine using Christmas papers instead!!! How fast it would be to make your Christmas cards in no time at all. This card only takes about 5-8 minutes to make!

Adhere a sheet of JAC paper to an A4 piece of Whisper White cardstock. (If you don’t know what JAC paper is, it’s a double sided sticky sheet). Cut a strip of this cardstock at 6cm, turn this strip 90 degrees and cut again at 6cm to create a square.

Cut 6 strips of your favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP) at 1cm. You will need 3 sheets of DSP as the sheets are double sided and coordinating colours.

Pull the other side of the JAC paper off and stick the strips on making sure they line up against each other.

Trim the excess and if you so desire, run your square through the Big Shot machine in an embossing folder for a little extra texture!

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I even made a Happy Birthday one with left over scraps of paper!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Inkpads: Baked Brown Sugar

Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Neutrals DSP Stack, Whisper White

Tools: Big Shot, Chevron TIEF, Simply Scored, Trimmer

Punches: Word Window, Modern Label

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots


This next card is also using JAC paper, but I cut the A4 page in quarters and adhered 1 piece to my A5 folded card. The Baked Brown Sugar strips were stuck on randomly, one across and one up and down, then alternating the strips of DSP and remaining strips of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock. Isn’t it an effective look! The centre piece was die cut and punched and put together with dimensionals and I sponged the edges with Baked Brown Sugar ink before wrapping the twine around 3 times.


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Inkpads: Baked Brown Sugar

Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White,

Tools: Simply Scored, Trimmer, Big Shot, Window Frames Die

Punches: Word Window, Modern Label

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Baker’s Twine, Sponge Dauber


To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,


Handmade Cards

Girly card


Every little girls wants to be a princess and carry her own handbag!

This has been created using punches (Decorative Label, Circle, Oval & Scallop Oval) and a gem.

Very quick and easy but so effective. Isn’t it cute?!!!

All of these items can be purchased through my 24/7 online store via the link HERE.



Handmade Cards

Papillon Butterfly Card

Here is a card I have created to demonstrate at an upcoming party!

Card/paper: Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple & Print Poetry DPS

Ink: Raspberry Ripple

Stamp: Teeny Tiny Sentiment & Papillon Butterfly

Punch: Word Window & Modern Label

Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Pearl Jewels, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Isn’t it so pretty!


Handmade Cards

Masculine Cards

Thought I would share a couple of Masculine Cards for those special men in your life!

I have made 2 today – they are the types of cards you are always needing at short notice!

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Using mainly Midnight Muse and Print Poetry DSP.




Handmade Cards

Cards for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is only 3 weeks away and I have a few cards to show you that are very easy to create!



Stampin’ Pads: Raspberry Ripple

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Confetti

Card: Print Poetry DSP, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple

Dies: Adoring Accents Edgelits, Windows Frames Collection

Punches: Word Window, Modern Label




Punches: Blossom, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Modern Label, Word Window

Card: Print Poetry DSP, Whisper White

Stampin’ Pads: Raspberry Ripple



Stampin’ Pads: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Confetti

Card: Print Poetry DSP, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green

Dies: Adoring Accents Edgelits, Labels Collection

Punches: Word Window, Modern Label

Ribbon: Stitched Satin in Gumball Green

Fancy Fan Embossing Folder



Punch: Blossom, Circle

Stampin’ Pads: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Die: Bitty Banners Framelits