How to make a Wrapped Chocolate Gift…

I am getting ready for a fantabulous craft fair that I have coming up in March, and I thought you might like to see how I made this lovely wrapped chocolate gift by taking a simple (yet very tasty!) bar of chocolate and decorating it up. I used the gold theme of the chocolate bar and chose some of my beautiful retired papers that I couldn’t quite part with – I just love how decadent the Blackberry Bliss looks against the gold. The Designer Series Paper is 6″ x 9″ and the Gold Foil Mat is 10.5cm x 6cm. The […]

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How to Make a Paper Rosette…

I wanted to make something a little bit different this week, so I am here to tell you how to make a paper rosette – they really are much easier than you think and can be used as cake toppers, pencil toppers or just lovely decorations. I made this paper rosette using some of the new Supple Shimmer 12″ x 12″ Speciality Paper, it’s sooooo pretty!! All you need to do is cut two lengths of 12″ x 1.5″ and then score each of these at 1/2″ intervals. Fold them concertina style and then glue them both together, at each […]

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Quick Table Favour – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Dec ’21…

Hello and welcome to another Stamptastic Friends blog hop, where this month’s theme is ‘Something quick to make’, and I am so late making this project that it needed to be quick, so this quick table favour is just perfect! The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do be sure to hop around using the links at the bottom of this post for more ideas and inspiration. I just happened to have a chocolate lolly from Lidl which hasn’t been eaten yet (I […]

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How to make a simple handmade thank you gift…

I am back with another video post for my series of small gifts, perfect for craft fairs, stocking fillers or, like this one, just a simple handmade thank you gift. This project is really quick and easy to put together and can be decorated however you like. I have used the Pansy Patch suite of products from Stampin’ Up! here, with papers, stamps and dies. The box itself is really easy to make, all you need is two pieces of coloured cardstock (I used Fresh Freesia) measuring 6.5cm x 17.2cm and one piece of patterned paper measuring 3.3cm x 14cm. […]

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How to Make an Exploding Chocolate Gift Box…

Ooooh, I love an exploding box, and even better is an exploding chocolate gift box! This project is super quick and easy to make and will surprise and delight the recipient for sure. An unassuming box, when you lift the lid the sides fall away and you are left with a scrumptious Terry’s Chocolate Orange! All you need to make this gorgeous project is a sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardstock cut down to 26.1cm x 26.1cm and a piece of the same colour measuring 13.1cm x 13.1cm. Oh, and some designer series paper, but I am sure that we […]

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How to Make a Handmade Stocking Filler…

Hello and welcome to the fourth post in my Christmas Gift/Craft Fair ideas project, where today I am going to show you how to make an easy handmade stocking filler. I have used the amazing square acetate card boxes for this project as it keeps it super simple, and you can decorate it in so many different ways! As you can see I have filled my handmade stocking filler with mini Lindt chocolate balls, a whole pack (minus two for obligatory testing!) fits in here and it is just a really nice way to dress up a yummy treat. I […]

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How to Make an Easel Box Card…

I first made an easel box card long before I started blogging and sharing, possibly even before I joined Stampin’ Up! I designed the measurements so that the drawer would fit six Ferrero Rocher, and this little project makes a perfect gift or craft fair item, and can be filled with whatever else you can think of really, its a great size. The papers that I have used here are the Simply Elegant papers, I just thought that the gold and the black would pair beautifully with the gold and black wrappers of the sweets themselves, and I love the […]

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How to Make a Simple Stocking Filler…

I LOVE making quick and easy 3D projects, and there is not much that is quicker and easier than this simple stocking filler. All you need is a scrap of card, paper and twine, and half an acetate card box from Stampin’ Up! These come in packs of 10, so you could make 20 of these out of one pack! To start with, cut your acetate card box in half. I used my big Carl Cutter to cut mine with. Then all you need to do is take a piece of cardstock measuring 15.1cm x 5.1cm and score it on […]

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How to make a gorgeous gift bag…

I can’t quite believe that December is just around the corner, and seeing as it is the time for gift giving, I am bringing you a series of small gifts just perfect for friends and loved ones, kicking things off by showing you how to make a gorgeous gift bag. I have filled mine with a whole bag of chocolate limes, but you can fill this bag with whatever you want to! To make this gift bag you will need a whole sheet of A4 cardstock in a colour of your choice. I have used Soft Succulent here as it […]

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Handmade Christmas Gift Idea – Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop Nov ’21…

Hello and welcome to another Stamptastic Friends blog hop, where this month’s theme is ‘Nature’, a theme I have loosely followed for my handmade Christmas gift idea. I popped into the local supermarket the other day and whilst buying some chocolate for my in person classes I saw these cute cyclindrical boxes filled with salted caramel chocolate truffels… well, the idea of a kind of freeze came into my head and I just couldn’t resist. The Stamptastic friends are a lovely bunch of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who want to share their passion for all things crafty with you, so do […]

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