No glue treat box.

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When I got an email from Pootles paper craft with the details of how to make this box I knew that I had to have a go! I wanted to make my design Chiristmas themed, I am planning on filling it with something nice to give to someone. The red card is from PaperMill Direct, I am a massive fan of their papers if you didnt already know!. The patterned paper and ribbon is from my christmas stash, I think I picked them up at a craft fair a few years ago. The cute little reindeer is part of a stamp set called ‘Seasonal Chums’ from Stampin Up. All the details on how to make this fantasic box are here at

Happy Crafting



Snowman Tags

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I found this pretty little kraft box under a large pile of 12×12 papers. It is prefect for some christmas sweets, it just needed a little Christmas magic. I decided to keep the colour scheme simple and I think the red is the perfect colour with Kraft card. The red ribbon and the snowman stamp is from Stampin Up, this stamp set also comes with a matching thinlit set which makes life so much easier. This was a very quick project and colouring the snowman was very relaxing!

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Christmas treat box

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At Christmas I like to give little treat boxes filled with sweets along with gifts. To make this box I used ‘window shopping’ thinlits from Stampin Up. This thinlit set is very versatile I have used it all year round. The stamp set which I used is also from Stampin UP but I am not sure of what it is called!. The ivory pearlised paper on the top of the box and the  red card are both from Paper Mill Direct, the quality of their card and paper is brilliant.

Happy Crafting


Christmas Wishes Sweet Box

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My inspiration for this box came from This is my 1st project using Acetate sheets. To make this box I used 1 A4 sheet. To glue all the panels in place I used Dovecraft Silicone Glue which I got from The Range stores.  The belly band which I put around the box is from an old Hunkydory Christmas collection which I never opened ( I can’t even remember the name!).


Acetate Sheet-28x21cm

Scorn on the long side: 6.5cm,13cm,19.5cm and 26cm

Score on the short side: 6.5cm,13cm,19.5cm

Window Box Thinlits and Delightful Daisy

The Delightful Daisy designer series paper (order number 144137) just screams summer to me. I am obsessed with flowers, Spring and Summer are my two favourite seasons! With all the lovely weather we are having at the moment I haven’t been crafting as much, being outside is just too much of a distraction! I love to be able to give people a little gift box or bag along with a card, I normally put a few sweets or scented candles into them. So this is where Delightful Daisy meets the Window Box thinlits ( order number 142762). This thinlit set is a must have, there are countless ways to use the set and make every project unique. Along with Delightful Daisy DSP, the Window Box thinlits I also used the Delightful Daisy cardstock pack (order number 144139). I hope this project gives you some inspiration, I have loads more projects coming up using these products! To purchase any just ‘click here‘ and you will be taken to my Stampin Up website.





Tea light gift box 

The inspiration for my last post came from a very talented crafter called Pootles. She make amazing little packages from card I highly recommend you check out her blog. I hope that someday my work can be as inspiring as hers. This little box is so quick and easy to make, I used it to hold 4 little tea lights but it could be used for so much more. I hope the measurements and the image showing where to cut is clear. I’m not used with doing post showing how to construct, but I can only get better! And hopefully someday I will gather together the confidence to make a video!

Card stock:

19.5 x14cm

Score the LONG side at:



Score the Short side at:





Pattern card stock size:



teacher gifts 2015Once the card stock is cut and scored to size small incisions like the image below should be made, this makes the folds look neat and professional. I used strong double sided tape to hold everything in place.

This is how your card stock should look before folding.

This is how your card stock should look before folding.

Teacher gifts

Here in Northern Ireland the summer school holidays start at the end of June and end at the start of September.  This year I wanted to make some teacher gifts to sell along with my cards. I decided to make little note books with ‘thank you’ on the cover, using pink for the females and blue for the males. My candle boxes hold 4 tea lights, I used strawberry scented candles. They smelt good enough to eat! To make the card I used my Silhouette portrait machine, the cut is a template which I downloaded from the design store.

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