Gift Ideas

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Honey Bee Hexagonal Box

I’m back today to share another creation with you and that is my Honey Bee Hexagonal Box, using products from both the January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue and a coordinating product from Sale-A-Bration.

 The Honey Bee stamp set in the mini catalogue was something I knew I would have to have and then when I opened the Sale-A-Bration brochure and found they had coordinating paper I wanted it even more.

You may have seen the Hexagonal Roll-Up box by Intatwyne Designs but I only came across it in December after attending my team leaders Christmas Party. We do an optional Secret Santa swap and I’m sure you know its not necessarily about the gift inside but the packaging that it comes in. Well 3 team members had made these in Christmas papers and now it’s my turn using the lovely Honey Bee stamp set, coordinating Detailed Bee Dies and Golden Honey Speciality Paper.

Here is my Honey Bee Hexagonal Box. I love the gold foil accents in this dsp.


hexagonal gift box with bees in black gold and white


 You can make it as per the instructions in the link above but I’m a little pedantic and wasn’t happy with my cutting out of the pieces that needed to be removed from the boxes so I decided to spend some time on my computer and turn them into templates to cut on my Silhouette Cameo. A little more time initially but will save me some sanity and time for everyone I make after and it turned out great. Initally I didn’t cut the little half circle from the box and paper ( I used a punch for this one) but I’ve gone back and altered that now so the only thing I will cut normally is the actual cardstock wrap.


hexagonal gift box open showing 6 triangle boxes


My sentiment is stamped and then die cut using the Stitched Nested Labels dies and I’ve added dimensionals to each corner of the Basic Black layer but only removed the backing on one which is adhered to the box. That way it sits nicely but can still be opened. I’ve glued the flower image to the underside and also added a small dimensional under the larger flower again without removing the backing so it sits nicely.


one of the gift boxes open to show size


When I know who I’m giving this to I’ll decide what to put into the boxes. Each box will fit 3 Lindt balls nicely (just to give you an idea on the size).

I hope my Honey Bee Hexagonal Box gives you inspiration to try making one for yourself. I’ll be making more with other dsp and would love to see yours too.


Check out my previous posts for the new January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration.


You can purchase any of the items I’ve used to create these cards by visiting my Online Shop, clicking the image below or email me and I’d be happy to help you.


Product List

New Year’s Resolutions……

It’s that time of the year again where some of us make Resolutions for the New Year, so our challenge for you today at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog is to create a card/project about a New Year’s Resolution you might be making.

We want you to have some fun with this, so if you are like me and set some Resolutions for the year knowing that you probably won’t stick with some of them (or you know it will be a struggle), let that show in your entry.

See if you can guess what one of my Resolutions might be…….

I’ve used the fun image by Mo Manning called Cupcake Thief.

Here’s a close up of the image.

Here’s some more pictures of the Cake Box which is made on my Silhouette Cameo. The design is called 3D Denni Cake Boxes by Snapdragon Snippets. It has 2 compartments in it for gifts (or should I say treats….lol).


I really would like to loose some weight this year. I’m being realistic though and won’t set a goal of how much until I start making an effort. Hopefully eating better and getting into the habit of walking our dogs on a regular basis will be a good start.

So what are your Resolutions for 2014?

Stamps: Cupcake Thief (Mo Manning Collection from Stamping Bella)
Card: Cryongen White cardstock, Pacific Point & Daffodil Delight (Stampin’ Up), DSP – The Spring Fling & Summer Days Combo Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Mega Small Rectangles Plain & Scallop (Spellbinders), Copic Markers, Silhouette Cameo, Red Liner Tape, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Please stop by the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog and see what the DT have created for their New Year’s Resolution challenge.

Charity Fun Day & My Biggest Morning Tea event.

I know I’ve only posted my DT projects lately but I have been creating.

Tomorrow, Sunday 5th May, is the Lions Club Charity Fun Day up at the Blacktown Showground from 9am till 5pm. The Showground is located on Richmond Road, Blacktown.

Weather permitting it should be a fantastic day. There are 81 stalls, rides, entertainment, as well as Harley Rides and a Car & Bike Show. That means something for everyone. The Showground has recently been renovated and there is a great new park area which the children love, as well as plenty of BBQ areas so you could make a day of it.

Meighan and I will have a stall there showcasing some wonderful creations we’ve made using Stampin’ Up products. There will be some items that will make great Mother’s Day gifts along with lots of other interesting things.

Here’s a picture of some of the items I’ve been creating.

On top of having my creations to sell you I will also be selling Raffle tickets for my Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser.

I have 6 prizes in total full of Stampin’ Up product. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

Here’s a picture of 1st prize.

There is over $450 retail value of items in there and the other 5 are good value too with 6th prize having a retail value of over $250.

Can’t make it to this market but would love a chance to win one of the 6 prizes and help raise funds for the Cancer Council?

Here are some options:

  1. I will be selling tickets at the Western Sydney Community Indoor Market on Sunday 19th May (check my right sidebar for times and location);
  2. Email me and I will give you my bank details to deposit funds into (Please note if you don’t live within delivery range cost of postage will be at your expense but I will package the cheapest possible way for you);
  3. Come along to my Morning Tea on Tuesday 28th May. Email me for more information.


Tickets will only be sold to Australian residents.

Raffle will be drawn at my Morning Tea on 28th May at approx. 11am. Winners will be notified the same day.

If you would like to donate directly to my Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser you can donate online here.

Please note that donating online directly to my Morning Tea site is not purchasing raffle tickets but it is helping raise funds for cancer research and support.

All proceeds from the Raffle and any other Fundraising at my Morning Tea go directly to the Cancer Council.

All prizes have been donated by Stampin’ Up!.

Have a great weekend, a wonderful week and maybe I’ll see some of you at Blacktown Showground tomorrow. If you are looking for us we’re at Stall 35.