Cute Little Tiny Treat Boxes

I just love the cute Tiny Treat Boxes, they come pre-cut ready to assemble made from strong Kraft card. We decorated these in the January class and filled them with wrapped chocolates, yum!

Perfect presentation for a small gift like a piece of jewellery or as a little thank you with the chocolates, great also for Valentines, so many ways to decorate these tiny treat boxes and they’re ready in a flash 🙂

Tiny Treat Boxes Confetti Design

 

 

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Italian Almond Biscuits

I made these really cute and yummy biscuits and served them at card class Wednesday night. Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe so I thought you’d enjoy them too.

Almond Biscuits Confetti Design class

 

Italian Almond Biscuits (makes 30)

2 Tbsp flour
1 ¼ cups caster sugar
2 ¼ cups ground almonds
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Grated rind and juice 1 lemon
2 large egg whites
About ¼ cup icing sugar for dusting

  1. Stir togetherthe flour, sugar, ground almonds, cinnamon, lemon juice and rind.
  2. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks but are not dry. Gently fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg whites.
  3. Roll tablespoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on the baking tray, allowing room for spreading. Set the tray aside uncovered for 6-8 hours.
  4. Before baking, dust these amaretti biscuits with a heavy layer of icing sugar.
  5. Bake at 160C for 20 minutes or until the biscuits begin to brown a little around the edges. Cool on a cake rack. Store in an airtight container. Dust, if wished, with more icing sugar before serving.

 

Sweet 16th

When I saw the Number of Years bundle in the Occasions Catalogue I knew I had to have the set. It’s so lovely to be able to celebrate the number for special occasions and make something special to mark the event like my niece’s Sweet 16th Birthday.

I made the card here for my niece Rebecca who is turning 16 in February. I think it’s sweet while also being a bit grown up, after all you’re not a child once you’re 16!

I’m going to use this set for other birthday’s, anniversaries, even new home cards. I’m sure you will come up with more uses as well, what would you use this set for, tell me in the comments below?

 

It’s so lovely to be able to celebrate the number for special occasions and make something special to mark the event like my niece’s Sweet 16th Birthday. #handmadecard #confettidesign #stampinup #numberofyears

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Don’t forget if you place an order of NZ$110.00 value before shipping until 31 March you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue! To find out more click here or email me.

If you don’t have the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogues and would like me to send them to you then click here.

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Posting from the Rail Trail

Hi from Central Otago!

I’m in Wedderburn, the 3rd night of our Rail Trail adventure. We have all the worst hills behind us and we’re ready for the downhill to Middlemarch, sadly just 2 days to go. It’s been amazing so far, beautiful scenery, wonderful local people, amazing food and the adventure of cycling from place to place.

Rail Trail

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So while I’ve been cycling Stampin’ Up!® have announced the products that will be retired when the new catalogue is released on 2 June. Follow the links below to check out the list and the discounts, yes that’s right the retiring products are all discounted from now until 2 June or while stocks last. So make sure you get in quick for some bargains!

Retiring List 2015 pdf

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*Note: Why are these products retiring on 2 June? Since all catalogue launches will now be aligned globally, the current 2014–2015 annual catalogue will end when the new annual catalogue launches on 2 June 2015, rather than its original end date of 30 June 2015. This includes retiring product within the catalogues, as well as the print catalogues themselves.

Auckland Extravaganza

We had a fantastic turn out to our Auckland Extravaganza on Saturday, everyone really enjoyed the projects and many people said they had learnt something new which is what it’s all about! To find out about these events simply subscribe to my newsletter and it will always be announced in there or follow me on Facebook.

So here are the projects;

Auckland Extravaganza March 2015 - Elegant Butterfly

My group presented this embossed resist technique card using the Butterfly Basics stamps and Elegant Eggplant Ink

Auckland Extravaganza March 2015 - Notecards

Lovely set of Notecards depicting the 4 seasons

Birthday Card with matching gift box

Birthday Card with matching gift box

Also using the Butterfly Basics set but with watercolour technique

Also using the Butterfly Basics set but with watercolour technique

Colourful Diorama card using Painted Petals Stamps, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo Ink

Diorama card using Painted Petals Stamps, Wild Wasabi and Island Indigo Ink