Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Single Merci Chocolate Holder

I'm back with the single Merci chocolate holder I mentioned last post - how cute is it?

This little treat holder is really economical to make, you can get 4 boxes from 1 A4 sheet of cardstock!
You can get 12 of the dsp belly-bands from a 12x12 sheet of dsp!
They are so quick and easy to make, that you can have a whole bunch made and ready to hand out in no time!
To make this treat holder, you will need:
cardstock 11cm x 9.5cms
dsp 9cm x 7.5cm
scrap of whisper white for the sentiment

Place your cardstock with the long side to the top, in your scoring tool or trimmer. Score at 1.5cms from either end.
Turn your cardstock, and with the short side to the top, score at 2cms and 3.5cms from either side. Using a ruler and your bone folder, score the small diagonal lines (see sample) on the small boxes on either side of the middle box you have created with your score lines - 

Fold and burnish all score lines really well, using your bone folder.

Add your Merci chocolate, fold in on the diagonal score lines, and fold the box up with one set of sides inside the other.

If your box doesn't stay closed when folded, unfold, and refold with the other sides on the inside.

And that's your box done!
Now to decorate:

To wrap the dsp belly-band around the box, start at the bottom - don't adhere as you need to slide it off to get to your treat - and pinch into shape as you go. When you have wrapped the whole box, attach the two sides of the dsp with double-sided tape, fast fuse or tombow liquid glue. Check your band slides off, then stamp your sentiment and adhere using dimensionals.

So cute! I love making these little boxes!
Let me know if I have confused you with my directions :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Kylie x

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

How cute is this!?!

I love this cute little box!
I recently saw a tutorial for this little box on a European demonstrator's website, and although her video wasn't in English, she had put the measurements on the screen, which made it really easy to follow along.
You can find her tutorial HERE.

I made a few using her measurements, then I started experimenting with other sizes. I made a small one that perfectly fits a single Merci chocolate stick - tutorial to follow in another post - and one that fits a Jarrah Hot Chocolate sachet, and several others. This one is probably my favourite, though!

It fits a small box of coffee-flavoured lollies that I found in my local supermarket.

And here is how you can make it:

You will need a piece of cardstock that measures 7 and 1/4 inches x 5 inches ( 18.3cms x 12.7cms).
With the long side at the top of your papertrimmer/scoreboard, score at 1 and 3/4 inches, and 2 and 5/8 inches (4.4cms and 6.6cms) from either end. Turn, and with the short side at the top, score at 7/8 inches (2.2cms) from either side. It should look like this:

Now you need to put in the diagonal score lines. 
Along the long sides, you have dissected your cardstock into 5 little boxes. I just used a ruler and my bone folder and scored from the score lines to the edge of the cardstock on the two boxes on either side of the middle box - here is a closeup:

You need to do that on both of the long sides. Once you have done that, fold and burnish with your bone folder on every score line really well, so that when you fold up your box, it just pops into place.

Once you have folded and burnished all  of your score lines, your cardstock should look like this:

Fold in the little diagonal scorelines, and fold up with one set of sides inside the other. If the box doesn't stay closed, unfold, then refold with the other sides of the box on the inside: 

Once your box is finished, you can move on to the bellyband and the decorating. 
The dsp measures 7inches x 3inches (18cms x 7.5cms). If you start at the bottom of the box, slowly wrap the dsp around the box, pinching the dsp into shape as you go, then secure to itself at the back. Don't attach it to the box with adhesive, as you need to be able to slide it off. I used the Coffee Break dsp that is in the Annual Catalogue, and is also on the Buy 3, Get One Free promotion this month.

Once you have finished with your bellyband, you can stamp your sentiment, and attach to the dsp with dimensionals. It didn't take very long at all to make, once I'd worked out the scoring measurements. You could make quite a few in a short time, they would make cute little gifts! Change out the coffee lollies for Werther's toffees in those similar sized boxes, a different sentiment and dsp, and you can also gift those that don't like coffee too!

If you need clarification on any part of the instructions, please don't hesitate to CONTACT me and I will be happy to help! Place an order in my ONLINE STORE and you just might find one of these little boxes in your letterbox as a thank you :)

thanks for visiting,
Kylie x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Coffee Table Gifts for Stamp Club

I saw a cute little Stand Up Treat Holder by Janet Wakeland online recently, and adapted her idea to the treats I wanted to use. I need taller sides to keep in our larger-sized beverage sachets,but wanted to show off the smaller items as well, so I came up with this!
Here it is before I added the treats. I used a different side of the Coffee Break dsp for each treat holder. I made one hot chocolate holder as one of my stamp club ladies doesn't like coffee.

I filled them with 2 hot beverage sachets, either hot chocolate or cappuccino and mocha. I included a wrapped tea bag, 2 barista sugar sticks, one brown and one white, that I sourced from The Little Big Company (,
 and two Merci chocolates in the front.
I used the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cup Framelits and the matching cardstock. They were quite heavy when filled, I thought it was a great gift, and would look perfect on someone's desk at work for a little 'pick-me-up"!

This is the link to Janet's tutorial, I worked out my own measurements as my treat holder is bigger, but you will get the idea from her excellent youtube video: 

Once you have watched Janet's video, and you have an idea of how the base and box are constructed, you might like to make my version, so here are the measurements, and they go together much the same way Janet's does:
cardstock base: 1  11.5cm x 29.7cm (full length of A4)
scored at 7 and a quarter inches (18.4cm) and again at 9 and a quarter inches (23.5cm) with a .5inch scored end
1 11.5 cm x 19.7cm (7.75") scored at .5inch . These two pieces join the same way they do in Janet's video.
The pocket at the front measures 11.5cm x 29.7cm (full length of A4)
scored at 1inch, 5.5inches, 6.5inches and 11inches. Turn and score at 1inch for  the bottom.
To make the top edge of the pocket, I measured 1.5inches down and 1.5inches in and cut diagonally from each side, then across the front. The dsp is measured in the same way. If I have confused you, feel free to message me and I will reply with a picture diagram :)

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies to make this treat holder, please pop into my online store, here is the LINK to the Coffee Break Suite where you will find all of the products in this gorgeous suite. If you purchase the stamp set and framelit bundle, OR the stamp set and matching dsp, I will include a handmade gift card holder and matching treat, PLUS a kit and instructions to remake them yourself (see previous post HERE). If you purchase the whole suite, I will not only include the above free gift, but I will also include one of our exclusive pop-up bins!

If you spend $200 or more, I will also include one of these treat holders, filled with either coffee or hot chocolate (your choice) as well as the above kit and pop-up bin!

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have, I would be happy to chat to you!

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Get a free gift from me with purchase!

This is the Coffee Cafe Bundle from the Annual Catalogue.....

I'm pretty sure that you've heard me talk about this suite before - I am truly in love with it!
I don't seem to be able to get enough of making things with it right now, so I am very glad that the Coffee Break designer series paper is part of the Buy 3, Get One Free promotion that Stampin' Up! has for the month of October - I have already put in an order for more!

You can purchase the Coffee Cafe stamp set (143677) or the Coffee Cup Framelits (143745) individually, or in a bundle (145331), saving you 10%. Until October 10th, the stamp set on it's own is on special for 15% off! I personally recommend that you buy the bundle, so much you can do with it!

The Coffee Break DSP is part of the Buy 3, Get One Free special this month.

Coffee Break Cardstock Pack (144157)

Corrugated Elements ( 144158)

3/8" (1cm) Classic Weave Ribbon
Crumb Cake (144162)
Soft Sky (144160)
Whisper White (144159)

These are the inkpad colours that match this suite:
Garden Green Inkpad 126973

Early Espresso Inkpad 126974

Crumb Cake Inkpad 126975

Soft Suede Inkpad 126978

Pear Pizzazz Inkpad 131180

Soft Sky Inkpad 131181

Here is a cute gift card holder and matching treat holder that I will send you if you order either the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the matching Coffee Break DSP, or if you buy the Coffee Cafe Bundle, which includes the stamp set and the matching framelits! I will also include the full kit and instructions so that you can remake this cute set yourself!
If you love this set as much as I do, and you purchase the whole suite ( you don't have to buy the inkpads, but you can if you like!) - as a lovely lady did yesterday - I will also send you one of our exclusive pop-up rubbish bins! You can't buy these, they are my gift to you for shopping with me!

How can you order?
You can CONTACT me and I will place the order for you, and you can pay either with a credit card or by direct deposit.
You can SHOP NOW in my online store, this link will take you directly to the Coffee Break Suite section, but feel free to look around and see what else you might like :)
Or message me on facebook at and let's chat!
Once your order is placed and paid for, I will make up your kit and pop it in the post - you are going to love it!
Would love to hear from you, so please feel free to contact me any time!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

An exciting month of sales for October!

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, we are bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper. You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity to buy lots and lots of pretty paper!

Check out the sale online here.

World Card Making Day is on October 7th, and Stampin' Up! is celebrating for 10 days!! Select cardmaking products are on sale for 15% off (demonstrators get another 20% discount on top!), PLUS when you purchase a Fast Fuse adhesive runner, you will receive 2 Fast Fuse Refills for FREE!!

Check the sale out online here.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to place an order!
Kylie x

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