Day 15 La-La Land Crafts Christmas Advent

Today’s tutorial is: BATH BOMB GIFT BOX

Hello everyone! ALLISON here and I’m sharing a quick and festive mini gift box to tuck some yummy bath bombs into.  Christmas is my most favourite season!  Im the person who puts my tree up the first week of November and would put it up earlier if I wouldn’t be judged.  lol. I love the lights, the music, the food, and of course the family and visitors I get to spend the holiday season with.

Hedgies – TN3,TN2,TN5,MB2,MB1
Shirt/Shoes – GT3,GT2,GT1
Red – DR7,DR5,CR10
1x Coloured Card Stock 9″ x 8″
4 x Coloured Card Stock 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
4x Patterned Paper 1 3/4″x 3 3/4″
2x Coloured Card Stock 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″
2x Patterned Paper 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″
1x Coloured Card Stock 7/8″ angled on each end
1x Patterned Paper 3/4″ angled on each end
1 x 2 7/8″ x 4 7/8
Start by cutting a 9″ x 8″ sheet of coloured card stock and scoring on the 9″ side at 2″, 4″, 6″and 8″ On the 8″ side score at 2″ and 6″
Cut along score lines towards the center 4″ sections. 

Place small stitched dome die cut on the first row that has not been cut away and run through die cutting machine.  Using the snowflake stencil and oxide ink in barn door, ink up the backside of the box.  This is the pattern on the inside of the box.  Set with shimmer spray and let dry.

Using double sided tape assemble box.  

For the window section run the coloured card stock and patterned paper panel once its glued through the die cutting machine first then attach to box.

Inside base for bath bombs
Cut card stock at 2 7/8″ x 4 7/8″. Score on the 2 7/8″ side at 1/2″ and 2 3/8″
On the 4 7/8″ side score at 1/2″ and
4 3/8″
Cut along score lines at opposite ends
Finish the gift box by adding a scalloped dome die cut in 


Hole punch sides of box to attach a ribbon for a handle.


Herd it’s your birthday

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I’ve had so much fun and am so excited to have had the opportunity to guest design this month with all these insanely talented artists. For my last card guesting I used the beyond adorable “moo” stamp set. My plan was to use one of the cows for this card but couldn’t decide which one was cuter so in the end 3 of them made there way on to it and I’m so glad they did. I love how this card turned out.

Here’s how I created this card.

Start with a white slimline card base.

On top layer a white scallop slimline die cut slightly smaller.

Next make a slightly smaller slimline frame and ink up with oxide ink in the colour tattered rose.

Ink up a piece of white card stock with a cobblestone stencil using oxide inks in the colours antique linen, gathered twigs and brushed corduroy. Die cut a cloud border die strip (enough to cover the bottom of your slimline) and some additional clouds from your inked panel.

Position and glue the cows heads, clouds and larger cloud to the back of the frame. Glue some grass strips behind the bottom of the large cloud at bottom.

Add foam tape to the frame and attach to top of card.

Add a cow to the bottom and a sentiment stamped on a white cloud with dimensional tape.

Finish the card with a few nuvo drops.

Crafty hugs,


Technique Tuesday Winter Pines

Thanks for stopping by!, Today I’m playing with the new winter pines stamp and die from Technique Tuesday

With Christmas right around the corner I created some cute Christmas cards that were so quick and easy to make. You could also skip the card step and add some extra string to create some pretty tags.

I was so happy with how these turned out and how easy they were to make.

I put the stamp aside and used just the Winter Pines Crafting Die to create these happy cards.

I first made the card bases by hanging a circle die cut slightly over a scored and folded card base and ran through the die cutting machine.

I inked up white card stock with oxide inks in rainbow colours. I used the winter pine die to cut from the inked up sheet.

I added white flicks of oxide ink and finished with shimmer spray. I used my heat total to set it faster because I am impatient.

I die cut 2 circles from white card stock. 2 per card. For each card I used the winter pine die to die cut a tree out of the center and stamped around the tree with the pretty snowflakes included in the stamp set.

I then added foam tape to the back of the stamped circle die cut and attached to a solid white die cut circle. I glued the tree die cut into the opening.

I finished the card with some peppermint embellishments and a string bow at the top with a mini pom pom center.

Crafty hugs,


Autumn mice

Hello Newton’s Nook fans!, I’m back again this week with another card using the adorable autumn mice. These cuties with their fall settings cover both my love of mice and fall.

To make this card.

Start by scoring your card stock in half and placing a larger circle die on top with the top of the circle hanging slightly over the score line. Run through die machine.

Next glue a larger scalloped circle die cut on top of your card base. Die cut a slightly smaller circle and with wild honey oxide ink ink the second part of the argyle stencil and glue on top of your scalloped circle.

Next layer yellow card stock, a white cross stitch die cut and an inverted scallop in the shape of a circle to the center with dimensional tape.

Attach mouse and sentiment with dimensional tape.

Finish the card by gluing in some leaves behind the mouse and adding nuvo drops and a twine bow.

Crafty hugs,


Hammie Sweetness

So excited to be able to share a cute project using some Your Next Stamp goodness. For this card I made a fun circle card using the super cute Hammie Sweetness Overload Stamp Set

To create the card base use a circle die on a folded card base. Leave the top of the circle slightly overhanging above the score line. Run through die cutting machine.

I started by ink blending a panel using distress oxide inks and splattering with picket fence oxide ink.

I used both the Star Circle Frame Die and Circles With Stitching And Piercing Marks Die Set to cut from the ink blended panel.

Next I used a scallop circle die cut in white card stock and glued the large inked circle panel directly on top.

Using a smaller white scalloped circle frame I attached the small Star Circle Frame Die cut directly on top with glue and added to my card base with foam tape to create more dimension.

I coloured and cut hammie and attached him to the card with an action wobbler and glued down popcorn pieces (when he wobbles it’s like he is spilling them)

I finished the card with a sentiment and added the card base to the back of my rainbow stack.

I hope you enjoyed my take on a fun mini circle card.

Crafty hugs,


Party of puffins

How cute are these puffins! These sweeties are called Party Of Puffins from the September Animal House release at Technique Tuesday Fabulous sentiments and 3 cute puffins are in this adorable set.

I love the look of orange and grey together so I tried to incorporate those colours into both cards.

For the gorgeous orange intensity I used Wild Honey Oxide Ink and some simple ink blending.

The puffins I coloured with Copics in the colours W7,5,3 for the dark grey and the orange I used YR09,Y38,35

Hope these cards inspire you! 🧡

Crafty hugs,


A kitten Christmas

Hello Newton’s Nook fans! I’ve been having so much fun quest designing this month. For today’s card I created a soft pink slimline card for these sweet kittens to hang out on.

To make this card.

Start with a white slimline card base. Layer from the bottom up. A large pink stitched rectangle panel, next a slightly smaller scalloped panel with snowflakes stencilled on it.

For the top layer I created a shaker panel. To make the shaker, die cut a frame with a slimline rectangle set and use vellum for the window. Fill the window with lots of sparkly happiness and attach foam to the back of the frame. Close it up with white copy paper with a pink card stock strip in the middle.

Attach a string around the window to dangle some snowflake die cuts from.

Finish the card by adding some cute kittens and a sentiment with dimensional tape and a few nuvo drops and sequins.

I hope you enjoyed my take on a kittens Christmas.

Crafty hugs,


Savor life’s small moments

Hello Crafty friends! I’m so excited to have the opportunity to guest design this month with all the fabulous artists over at Newton’s Nook.

For my first card I am sharing how I used these seriously adorable mice to make a fall inspired slimline card.

To make this card,

Start by cutting a slimline frame from white card stock. Stamp and colour leaves to add some extra visual interest.

Use the argyle stencil and blend tattered rose, scattered straw and wild honey oxide inks. Cut apart and attach to the back of the two outer windows on the slimline frame.

For the middle window I used a piece of patterned paper in a soft yellow and attached to the back of the frame as well.

Attach the mice with dimensional tape to each of the windows.

For some added dimension stamp a second mouse with the leaves blowing and fussy cut out the leaves. Attach on top of the image with foam tape.

I finished the card with a brown card stock panel layered behind the slimline frame, a sentiment and some nuvo drops.

Crafty hugs,


Your next Stamp New Release

Thanks for stopping by!, I’m so excited to be guest designing this month for Your Next Stamp.

It’s day 3 of previews and I’m featuring the adorable stamp set called Wild birthday.

I started by die cutting the fun new circle dies in this release on a white card panel. On a separate white panel I blended oxide inks in scattered straw, wild honey, and salvaged patina and attached it to the back of my die cut panel. I stamped and coloured the smaller images in the set around my panel.

I added more circle die cuts with bright panels blended in oxide inks behind each one and attached to my card front with foam tape. The characters were added on top of each die cut with foam tape as well. I finished the card with a sentiment added to the bottom.

Be sure to stop by the YNS blog to get all the details on all the giveaways happening during the previews. There is also a fun Instagram hop starting on the 16th where the full release will be revealed and there will prizes available there as well.

Crafty hugs,



Sharing 2 cards today using the seriously gorgeous Lisianthus flower stamp set from Technique Tuesday. This was such an easy flower to colour and is definitely going to be a set that I reach for when I need a floral card.

I made 2 cards with this set for my stash. Both were coloured with triblend markers and die cut with the matching Die.

I kept the same feel using stencils for the backgrounds.

A scalloped circle die cut was cut from one panel, a sentiment stamped inside of it. Floral sprigs from my stash were added behind the lisianthus for some extra texture.

I added a scalloped rectangle frame in white to the center of my second card with a soft yellow background. I attached it on top with foam tape to a stencilled panel. I glued the lisianthus partially in the frame and attached the sentiment on a yellow frame and attached to my card with foam tape as well.

Thanks for stopping by,

Crafty Hugs,


Products Used

Technique Tuesday

Lisianthus stamp and die