12 Weeks of Christmas – Sweet Treats

Wow … its our 12th Week! Can you believe that? I’ve really enjoyed bringing these projects to you each week and hope you’ve enjoyed them as well.

This week we have the lovely Libby Dyson is bringing you the projects today and they are quick and easy gift giving ideas. You only have a week left until Christmas gifts are due and if you’re looking for some quick stocking stuffers, these projects will be perfect!

All you really need for these projects is the Envelope Punch Board and a few punches including the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Project 1 – Candy Cane Treat Box


These little pouches are so quick and easy to make with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, some Googly Eyes, ribbon, Blendabilities to colour a Rhinestone and some Candy Canes of course. They easily fit 2 Candy Canes inside and could fit more if you wanted or some other treats. If you don’t want to give sweets, it would fit some coloured pencils inside or other small gifts.

Project 2 – Reindeer Poop (M & Ms Peanuts)


This little treat is made using the Envelope Punch Board, some Joggle Eyes, the Bird Builder Punch, ½” Circle Punch and the White Signo Uni-Ball Gel Pen for highlights.


It fits 1 small packet of M & Ms inside quite neatly and on the back I have adhered the Reindeer Poop Poem (available in the pdf).

Project 3 – Merryteaser from Maltesers Pouch


This treat uses the Envelope Punch Board again. It’s a pouch with a Belly Band and fits 1 of the Merryteasers in it. It would also fit individual chocolates such as Freddo Frogs, Caramello Bears, and Santas etc.


The Santa & Co Designer Series Paper is ideal for making this type of treat pouch and the Bird Builder Punch is a must for Reindeer Antlers.

Now as always we have a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle

Latte Girls Week 12 Bundle – just $90 plus postage (save over $10!)

Now maybe you’d like to grab the Santa & Co Designer Series Paper as well so we have an Upsized bundle for you …

Latte Girls “Upsized” Week 12 Bundle – Just $105 plus postage (save over $15!) 

Remember, you’ll need to contact me to purchase this bundle at these awesome prices as it’s exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team!

Want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment on this post and on Libby’s Blog and I’ll send you a free copy!

Thanks for stopping by ….


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It’s a Family thing

So last night after dinner Caitie wanted to make some Christmas cards. Usually she just picks up a box from Aldi or the Discount store so it was really nice to have her want to make some this year –  little does she know how this makes my heart happy.

So I handed her a pack of the Stampin’ Up! notecards and showed her some of mine and off she went …

Caitie making cards

Caitie making cards

She needed little guidance and even designed one or three of her own …


Merry – Seasonally Scattered


Very Special – Chalk Talk


Merry Everything


Cheerful Christmas

  She’s very arty and has lately been teaching herself calligraphy so I had to show you her envelopes …


very stylish envleopes

I think she did an awesome job for her first handmade Christmas cards and I’m really sure everyone enjoyed the gold glitter she placed inside!  She still has to clean up the evidence off my desk!

Today the girls finished school so hoping I can get them into doing some Project Life Albums over the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by … and I’d love it if you left a comment for Caitie on her cards.


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Weekly Deals – 17th December

Welcome to another week of awesome deals and this week we have some great ones for you ….

How cool are these items all at 25% off!  All at a great discount and would make awesome gifts under the tree or even in a stocking!

Simply shop online or contact me with your order to take advantage of these great offers – spend $75 or more and get free shipping as well!

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Something for Baby

So to take a little break from all the Christmas creations I thought I’d share with you a quick and easy Baby card.

I’ve had a couple of customers have babies lately and here’s a sweet little card using the Something for Baby stamp set …

Project Recipe

Stamp Ink Card Stock Tools & Adhesive Punch Ribbon & Trim
While making this card I thought I’d be able to use the scallop punch however it is out just that little bit so opted to cut the scallop with my Paper Snips.

There is a set of matching framelits so the stamp set and framelits are available in a bundle if you wish to save yourself 15% and purchase them together.  Now with my booties I opted to cut them out with my paper snips as it was easier than dragging out the Big Shot and framelits. Also, I find it a little therapeutic to cut things out. 

Hope you like todays quick and easy card and hope my recipients like their cards too!

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Bonus Project – Santa Slider Pocket Card!!

Welcome to our 2nd Bonus Project for the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas!

Can you believe it’s Christmas next week? Hard to believe it’s come around so quick!

My apologies for not getting this to you earlier today – I had a bit of a stressful morning with my daughter being on a trip to the Art Gallery of NSW today and that Siege happened in Martin Place and she wasnt replying to my messages and texts so it made for a rather stressful mum!  All is well and she’s home safe and sound – thank you Jesus!

Now onto the project!

I had one of my customers ask for a pocket slider card in September that she’d seen online and wanted to know how to make it so I got to designing one and she invited some ladies over and we had a ball making it.  So I thought it would be perfect to replicate Santa coming down the chimney ….
Well Ok … so you’ll have to imagine the chimney!  Here in Sydney where I live they’ve actually outlawed those open fireplaces as the smoke pollution was so bad in Winter that it was causing terrible health problems for many people. So our Santa today is a good environmentally friendly Santa!

So you pull the tab and ribbon and this is what happens …

Oh look Santa’s up the top of the card!  I love making this card and thought it best to do a Video Tutorial as well as a written Tutorial as some things are hard to put into words and while it may seem a little fiddly at first they do become easier the more you make them.

Here’s the Video Tutorial ….

Now as always we have a special Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle …

Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Bonus Bundle 2 – just $60 plus shipping

Now maybe you’d really like that tree punch so lets add that and you can get all four items for $80 plus shipping!  Now how nice would that be wrapped under the tree?  Now if you want it for Christmas you’ll need to order it within the next couple of days and you may like to opt for tracking for an extra $3.95 to be sure.

Remember you’ll need to contact me to get this bundle at this prices as its exclusive to the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team!

Want the written tutorial? No worries – simply comment here with your email address and I’ll send you a copy!

Thanks for stopping by …


12 Weeks of Christmas – Table Centrepiece

Oh my Christmas is so close now you can just about touch it!  Isn’t it exciting!!  I do so love this time of year and I hope you have all your preparations underway.

Are you hosting Christmas Lunch and  looking for something special as your table centrepiece?  

How cool would it be to be able to tell everyone that you made the centrepiece they are all complimenting.  This Tree Centrepiece designed and created by Narelle may be just what you need ….

Your very own Christmas Tree made out of paper.

This was so much fun to make. And really didn’t take long either. I was going to do a completely different design tree, but suddenly this idea popped in my head. So who was I to argue?

I added some sparkle by using the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details and some scattered gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim.

Then I made a star for the top using the Star Framelits and the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set.
If you want to make one for your Christmas table, then be sure to leave a comment here and on Narelle’s Blog and I’ll send you a free copy of the instructions which includes the complete supply list to make your own tree!

As always we have a special deal for you … 

Get the Silver Sparkle for free!

Remember, this deal is only available by contacting me, and is not available in my online store. So make sure you contact me soon to place your order.

Impress your guests with this gorgeous handmade creation this year.

Thanks for stopping by ….


Weekly Deals for 10th December

It’s a wonderful Wednesday here for sure!  I have new Weekly Deals for you plus my Occasions & Sale-a-bration pre-order has arrived! 


Grab one or grab them all … these deals are wonderfully discounted by 25%!

Year End Close Out Sale

Everyone loves a sale right? and how about having one before Christmas so you can get those gifts cheaper when you need to?  No problems – Stampin’ Up! have announced their Year End Sale and it starts today!!

Some of the items in this sale are up to 80% off and there are some items people have been after like the Snow Flurry Framelits and the Christmas Ornament Framelits. 

Remember I have free shipping on all orders $75 or more! 

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12 Weeks of Christmas – Gift Box and Card

Wow … it’s Week 10 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas!  

That can only mean one thing … and that is that Christmas is getting very close – what is a scary thought!  

Today I bring you another project in our 12 Weeks of Christmas series created by Jenny Hayward –  I hope you like this project which is a Tag 
 A Bag Gift Box and matching card.  

Tag A Box and Card

Tag A Box and Card

When you are looking for gift packaging ideas Stampin’ Up! offer an assortment of bags and boxes that with some simple decorating they can make your gift very special.  To hold some yummy treats you can’t go past the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes.  These assemble very quickly without any adhesive at all.  These boxes can be found on page 201 of the Stampin Up! Catalogue and come in a pack of 8 for just $11.95.  Great value!!

Here is the box for you.

Gift Box

Gift Box

For this I have punched a strip of Real Red Cardstock with the Confetti Stars Border Punch, wrapped around a strip of the Nordic Noel DSP and tied around some Real Red Satin Ribbon.  I have the tutorial below. The cute tag is simply a number of stars cut with the Stars Framelits from Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red.  In the centre of the smallest star I added a single Gold sequin and added a small pearl coloured with the “red” colour in the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities pack.  I added a length of the Gold Sequin Trim behind the star. The greeting is from Petite Pairs and cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.

I made a matching card to go with the box.

Star Card

Star Card

I cut a large star from the Whisper White card and adhered some of the same Nordic Noel DSP behind it.  Then layered stars in Gold Foil, Garden Green and Real Red to match the box although these were slightly smaller.  The smaller red star is punched from the Itty Bitty Accents punch set.  I added a single Gold sequin and coloured Adhesive Pearl to this too. The greeting is from the Bright and Beautiful set stamped in Real Red.  I wrapped around some Real Red Satin Ribbon and added a bow separately.  So much easier to add the bow separately.  It sits so much better.  I always have a tussle with the card and the ribbon. ;)  I finished it off with some single Gold sequins around the card.


Cut Real Red cardstock to measure 9.5cm x 28cm (3 ¾” x 11”). Punch along both edges with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. 

Punching the Band

Punching the Band

Cut your Designer Series Paper 3.5cm x 28cm (1 3/8” x 11”).  Adhere along the centre of the punched strip. Run adhesive along the back of your card strip with adhesive of your choice.  I used Fast Fuse. 

Place the middle of your card strip at the centre of the top surface on the Acetate sleeve for the box and adhere down.  Wrap the cardstock around the sleeve adhering each side as you go.  TIP: When you wrap the cardstock around each side run the Bone Folder along the edge to give a crisper fold. Check it out  in the photo how I have done it.

Scoring the Band

Scoring the Band

Adhere the ends together at the base of the box.

Wrap your Red Satin Ribbon around the box and tie in a bow.  Create a tag of your choice to finish.

I am sure you could think of a few friends or workmates that you could whip up a few of these for?? Fill them with some chocolates, cookies even a small gift.  Decorate them as you like.

Of course, as with our past 12 Weeks of Christmas projects we have a special bundle for you and receive 10% off.

Latte Girls Christmas Bundle – Week 10

Now the full retail price of these items is $58.85 however with your ’12 Weeks of Christmas’ discount its just $53.oo!  You wont find this offer online so you’ll need to contact me to order it! 

Now as it’s so very close to Christmas it’s time to let you know that if you want anything from Stampin’ Up! for Christmas gifts you’ll need to place your order by 10th December to ensure you get your gifts on time – it may be worth paying for tracking which is just an extra $3.95. 

I do hope you like Jenny’s project this week and please leave her some comment ‘love’ on her blog

Thanks for stopping by ….

Weekly Deals

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