Thursday, January 31, 2019

3D Thursday - Birthday In A Bag

Hello! and welcome back for another 3D Thursday Project with FREE printable project directions.  This week it's team mate Susan Itell's turn to get crafty.  Susan can up with this super cute gift bag, which was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board.
What a fun and happy bag.  Just think of all the fun little things you can put in it!
Here's what it looks like before it's put together.
You can add some cute curls to your bag by wrapping slivers of paper around something narrow.  Susan used the adarobale new stamp set w/matching dies called Birthday Cheer Bundle.
One last look at the cute little bag.  And now as promised the FREE printable directions to Susan's project.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

3D Thursday - Valentine Chocolates Hearts Keeper

Hello all you crafty people!  I can't believe it's Thursday already again!  Where did the week go?  Ok, so that being said let's get on with this week's chocolatey project from the talented Debbie Henderson from over at Debbie's Designs.  This week Debbie has come up with a super sweet chocolatey treat holder just in time for Valentine's Day giving.  For a FREE project sheet on how to make this cute project complete with measurements, click on the link at the end of the post to print it.
Check it out!
A simple little fold over file card that ties shut at the side with a ribbon.  Debbie used some of our new All My Love Designer Paper from the new Occasions catalog.
Open it up to see that it holds three chocolate hearts.
Make up a bunch to give your family and friends.  Now it's time for you to get crafty and make some of your own.  Below is the link to the FREE Printable Project Sheet.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

3D Thursday - Butterfly Box Card

Good morning!  Welcome to this week's round of 3D Thursday.  My turn this week to get crafty and I've chosen to make a Box Card for you using the beautiful Botanical Butterfly DSP that can be yours FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase.  As you know we have FREE printable directions to our weekly project at the bottom of our posts so watch for that.
Here's my project.
I used Daffodil Delight for my cardbase and added some of our Gingham Designer Series Paper to accent that can be found in the new Occasions booklet.  So many pretty new things!  YES!
I just adore the beautiful Butterfly Paper.  And some of the butterflies can be punched out with the new Butterfly Duet Punch!  That's even better, right?  I know!
Here's a shot of the back of the card with a great little saying from yet another FREE Sale-a-bration product.
One last look at my 3D card.  Doesn't it look like the butterflies are just flying out of the box?  I used some strips of our Window Sheets to give the affect that they are suspended in air.  For a list of all supplies and directions to make this fun card click on the link below.  If you would like me to send you our new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Flyer send me a message and I will be happy to do that.  Enjoy your FREE Project Sheet!
Have a Crafty Day!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Valentine Tea Light - Video Tutorial

Good morning!  Thanks for stopping.  Today is kind of an exciting day for me as I was ask to be a guest tutorial designer over at Split Coast Stampers once again.  I jumped at the chance as I love sharing my craftiness with others and enjoy other creations from craft lovers as well on their site.  
I've chosen a fun Valentine Themed Project for my Tutorial.  Stampin' Up's! New Occasions Catalog has gone live and there are some beautiful Designer Series Papers in it, like this Valentine one I used for my project called "All My Love".  There are also some beautiful Heart Framelits that I used in the making of my project called "Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies".  A written tutorial for the project can be found here at Split Coast Stampers.  Below is the Video Tutorial for the project.  I hope you enjoy it, and can't wait to see what you come up with!
Below are some more pictures of my project.
If you don't want to make the mat it's cute just like this.
and with the tea light on...
and my favorite!
I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial, and can't wait to see what you come up with!
Have a Crafty Day!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

3D Thursday - Pillow Box Cake Holder

Good morning! and welcome to this week's 3D Thursday's project post.  This week was Sarah Wills turn to get crafty. (You can find more of Sarah's craftiness also over at Sarah's Ink Spot.)  Today Sarah has created a sweet little project for that special friend of yours.  Be sure and follow the post all the way through to find the FREE link to printable directions at the end.  Let's check it out.
 Sarah made this cute and adorable project starting with one of Stampin' Up!s Pillow Boxes for the base of her project.  It holds a single serving of cake mix that you make in a coffee cup.
 Then adding a lace trim using the Decorative Ribbon Boarder Punch in Early Espresso.  She also added some sweet little hearts.
 and a pretty bow.
The saying is from the stamp set Coffee Cafe.  The "cake" is from the stamp set Birthday Banners.  Stamp in red.  Be sure and check out the FREE instructions to see how she added it.
Here's one last look at this adorable little project for a special friend.  Wouldn't this make a great Valentine's Day gift?  Ok time to get crafty and make your own!  Just click on the link below to print off the FREE Directions.  Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Party Time!

I had such a good time this past weekend with some of my downline that were able to join me for our after Christmas Party.  I have made some wonderful friends along my journey as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I'm very blessed to have them in my life.
We started out the afternoon with a shoebox swap.  We had one team member Nancy Horn that sent her swap and a gift exchange all the way from Idaho.
Here are the beautiful cards we made.  I always look forward to our swaps!
I had a new Occasions Catty and SAB Flyer for everyone at the place setting including a little sampler book of the new Designer Papers from the new catalogs.  After we finished stamping and snacking on some treats we played a game of Dirty Santa to determine who got who's gift.  Nancy joined us live from Idaho on messenger.  Sometimes modern technology is fun!  Below are our gifts.
Robin ended up with Nancy's gift.
Lori with Brenda's gift.
Teresa with my gift.
Brenda with Teresa's gift.
Me with Lori's gift.
Nancy ended up with Robin's gift.
Inside view of Robin's gift.  A mini scrapbook.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a terrific crafty day!

Friday, January 4, 2019

And The Winner Is...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments left yesterday regarding my 3D Thursday Hop Project and my Birthday... Using a random number generator the lucky number is 2!
Nancy J is the winner!  Nancy if you would private message or email your address I'll send you your cute little Altered Altoid Tin.
Thanks for playing along yesterday everyone!
Have a crafty day!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

3D Thursday Blog Hop - Altered Altoid Tins

Happy New Year everyone!  Welcome to this week's 3D Thursday!  Since there are five Thursday in the month of January we are starting off with a Blog Hop of our four team members blogs.  And what a way to kick off January than with a new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-a-bration flyer!  Now through March 31 for every $50 in product you buy you can chose a FREE item from the SAB flyer for FREE!!!  Gotta love FREE!!!
For our hop, we have chosen to alter Altoid Tins.  If you are anything like me you love to make old things new again.  Altoid Tins are a great alterable.  If you are following the hop in order then you have just arrived from Sarah's Blog, Sarah's Ink Spot.  Her project was a WOW wasn't it!  Sarah never disappoints.  So if you are starting here at my blog be sure and hop all the way around because you won't be disappointed with any of our wonderful designers!  I promise!  Oh and today is my Birthday!  So be sure and read through the whole post for a Giveaway!!!  Ok enough chit chat!
Here's my altered Altoid Tin...
I chose the new Happiness Blooms Designer Series paper to cover my tin.  I love, love, love this new paper!  l chose the saying from the stamp set Detailed With Love stamped in Lovely Lipstick.
The inside looks as pretty as the outside.  I used Modge Podge to glue down and to seal the paper to the tin.  I made a little book that can be a journal or scrapbook by cutting down and using some of  the Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack. (also new)
I cut twelve cards down to 2 1/8" x 3 1/2".
I hooked together twelve of these little cards to make my book.  Here's how I did it...
I cut twelve cards down to 2 1/8" x 3 1/2".  I put them together in pairs to begin with using retired Washi Tape and allowed a little under a 1/16" between them so they would lay flat.  I added the Washi Tape to the front and back of each pair.  After the first pair.  I put the next two on top of them so I would know where to add the tape.  I also used the Simple Score to keep everything lined up as it has a lip to put cardstock up against.  After I had all my pairs then I went back and made groups of four and so on.
And we have a new set of Flower Punches!!!  Bitty Blooms Punch Pack!  So I punched out to of the little flowers from the DSP and Modge Podged them.  Cut a slit in one and folded it over to make one flower stamp up a bit and glued them together, Modge Podged them again and added a Happiness Blooms Enamel Dot to the inside.  Also new!!!
Here's a front view.  These tins are really pretty easy to alter.  Just a little measuring.  The 12"x 12" Designer paper works great for going around the tin.  I put my tin face down on the opposite side of the DSP and drew around it with a pencil.  This gave me the shape and I then attached it and trimmed the edges with my Paper Snips.
One last look at the top of my tin.
  So here is the giveaway!  In honor of my Birthday I'm going to give away my little altered Altoid Tin to someone who leaves me a comment on today's 3D Thursday post by random generator,   (United States Residents only).  If you'ld like to have this cute little tin leave me some happy thoughts.  If you would like to order any of the products I used I've added the list to the bottom of my post.  I would also be very happy if you would place that order with me and you can do so by clicking my "Shop" button to the left of my blog.  Happy shopping and don't forget about the FREE products!
And now it's time to Hop on over to the ever so talented Debbie Henderson and her blog Debbie's Designs and see her creativity at work.  Just click on the Next Button below.

Products used:
Stamps: Detailed With Love #146606, Butterfly Gala #148580
Ink: Lovely Lipstick #147140
Cardstock: Calypso Coral #122925, Lovely Lipstick #146970
Designer Series Paper: Happiness Blooms #148795
Punches: Bitty Blooms Punch Pack #148532
Framelits: Stitched Shapes #145372, Layering Ovals #141706
Other: Happiness Blooms Memories & More Card Pack #148531, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots #148805,  Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack # 149623 FREE Salebration Item!!!