3D & Paper Crafting Projects

Valentines Gift Card Holder--DIY Quick & Easy

 Let me show you how to create a beautiful Valentine's Gift Card Holder --- DIY Quick  Easy! Bag

The bag measures 4 3/4 X 7 which means those gift card backings will fit right in there. Now I bet you haven't seen that gorgeous embossing on the gold foil striped treat bags...am I right? Quilt top close up
Well, you can do that design (Quilt Top) or any other design you like just by slipping that bag inside one of the Big Shot dry embossing folders sand running it through the Big Shot. Bag in folder
What a gorgeous imprint on that white and gold foil.

Then add a white doily, punch out (Starburst punch) a starburst in Gold Foil, add a Sweet & Sassy heart in Red Glimmer....it's done!

It doesn't get any faster and it doesn't get any prettier! You can even slip in your Valentine with the gift card or candy and you are ready to wow your sweetheart!

Below is the supply list...order what you need in my store by hitting the Shop now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.

Remember Sale-a-bration is still going on--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the Sale-a-bration mini.

And...if you purcase online and use this month's Host code ( PUKPWHXA) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

(Note: for each 4 SAB Freebies that you earn from Stampin'Up! you'll receive a reward from me --a box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate)

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Super Quick Valentine's Gift Box

I just finished a Super Quick Valentine's Gift Box that coordinates really well with that Valentine we created on Tuesday (scroll down to see it). Look at this! Box Box side

I used the Mini Pizza Boxes (yes, they are still available on the Carry Over list from the Holiday mini). I used the same Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper for the box that I used for the Valentine card. There are so many great designs in that pack and they all blend and coordinate with each other. I actually used the "back" side on one of the designs for this box...this is the side without the gold foil embedded.

I'll give you the directions below--keep these because the dimensions can be used with any Designer Series Papers for any occasion.

Following the directions is the supply list--click on any of the item pictures or the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store.  Remember to use this month's Host (PUKPWHXA) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase. You'll also be able to select a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration mini catalog for each $50 in product that you purchase. (Remember too that for each 4 Freebies you earn from SU--you'll receive a bonus reward from me--a box of chocolates and a $5 coupon)

Here are the directions:

1. Fold the mini Pizza Box together--it doesn't require any adhesive.

2. Cut your favorite Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 3 1/4 X 3 1/4; adhere to top of pizza box with liquid glue (#110755).

3. Cut 4 pieces of matching designer paper 7/8 x 3 1/4; adhere these to the sides of the box with liquid glue.

4. Cut a heart from a coordinating paper with the large heart in the Sure Do Love You thinlets; cut a small heart from gold glimmer paper with one of the small heart dies in the set.  Layer these to the top center of the box with liquid glue. (Note: now is the time to fill your box with chocolates, jewelry, or other treats)

5. Cut 22" pink tinsel trim and tie around box with the bow centering the hearts.

Your box is ready for giving!

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Sale-a-bration FREEBIES PLUS a BONUS!

Sale-a-bration is awseoms but you can earn Sale-a-bration FREEBIES PLUS a BONUS! Be sure to read all the way to the end...there's a surpise you haven't heard before...it's new! SAB Bonus

First, when you purchase $50 Stampin'Up! products you will earn a FREEBIE from the Sale-a-bration mini catalo0t--absolutely free--stamp sets, Designer Series paper, framelits, precuts cards with envelopes, ribon...they are fantastic products.  If you want to see them, stop by and you can see some samples and the products. Often it's tough to get a good feel for the quality and the products from the pictures.  Some of the freebies are a bit hard to see and you  pass right over them.

So after you select four of the FREEBIES from Stampin'Up! you will receive this little beauty filled with yummy chocolate and the gorgeous tag--is a $5 coupon for you!

You can earn as many of these little beauties as you want...for each 4 SAB Freebies that you earn you'll receive a Bonus box from me!

Your Bonus boxes will be ready by 4/1/18. If you need them earlier to use a Easter gifts (yes, re-gifting is a wonderful thing!) let me know and we can arrange that for you.

Now here's a huge BONUS you have not heard before----if you earn 10 of Sandi's Bonus Boxes, you'll get to go on a $100 shopping spree and you'll have your $50 in coupons! yah! Go Sale-a-bration!

You can earn Sale-a-bration FREEBIE by:

Place an online order (use the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below to get into my store)
1. Remember to use the current month Host code AP6EUNFH and you will also receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me
2. Call and place an order directly with me (410 836 8016) 
3. Place an order during a class/workshop

I've been keeping track of your Sale-a-bration freebies since 1/3/18...so no worries...I'm already tracking them for you!

 Now if you want to re-create this gorgeous box and that lovely intricate tag....you can begin earning your Sala-a-bration Freebie right now with the following supplies:


Easy Quick Treat or Gift Card Holder

Ever find yourself in need of an Easy Quick Treat or Gift Card Holder...well I have the quickest easiest holder for you that requires very few materials and looks like a million bucks! Cup

I filled mine with treats* but you can easily slip in a gift card ---say Starbucks! You can whip up a few of these and have them in your stash ready to add treats or gift cards at a moments notice. Best thing (besides it being super easy and looks fabulous) is that you can use any of your designer papers so this works for any occasion.

*If you need a great small treat bag--grab a clear translucent envelops, snip off the flap and fill with treats--I use the new Copper Trim (2 twelve inch pieces) to the top closed

Below are the simple directions and you can use the Supply List to order what you need to create these. Hit the Shop Now button at the right (or click on any product image below and you'll be in my store. Use the current month host code (QU4X4PVU) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember there are tons of products that are retiring  Download Year End Sale Event US so check those out and order yours before the supplies run out!


1. Cut copper/white cardstock (Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper) 8 1/4 X 7 1/2; score long side at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  (these are the 1" score lines we'll refer to later). Score the short side at 2 from each edge. Fold on all score marks

2. Fold the 1/2" edge (the short piece left over when you scored the long side)--cut out the top and bottom small rectangles.

3. Fold one edge to the inside (to the wrong side of the paper) on the 2" score line.  On the opposite side, cut up to the crossing score line on each of the 1" score lines

4. Place Tear & Tape on the  'wrong" side opposite the 1/2" edge and on the "wrong" side of 4 consecutive flaps on the bottom--remove the covering.

5. Forming a tube, slip the 1/2" edge between the 2 sides forming the tube (side opposite the 1/2" strip) and press  sides together completing the tube (make sure you form the circular shape.  Bottom of cup

6. From the bottom adhere 2 opposite flaps (one without tape folds in first and the opposite flap with tape adheres to the first one) Again, make sure you don't pull the design out of "round". Continue with the remaining 3 pairs of flaps.

7. Cut 3/4 X 6 strip from designer paper; run a bone folder along the wrong side to help curl. Place a piece of Tear and Tape on one short edge on the 'right' side. With the strip pointing up above the cup rim (right sides of the designer paper facing) adhere the top of the handle. Curve the handle down and place a piece of Tear and Tape on the 'wrong side' of the paper and adhere near the bottom of the cup.

8. If you'd like to add a finishing touch--punch a 2 1/4" circle from Whisper White cardstock and adhere with liquid glue to the bottom of the cup.

There you are! Completed...now order your supplies and create your stash!

Supply List:


Teeny Tiny Treat Holder

Isn't this adorable--a Teeny Tiny Treat Holder. It's great for just a couple of Hershey Kisses or that darling pair of earrings...whatever "treat" you want to give that is small. This little box takes only a few minutes and you can whip out several for teachers, co-workers, stocking stuffers...and on and on. Tiny triangle treat boxes

Side view

I'll give you the directions--but basically you need your Stampin'Up! Trimmer and your Envelope Punch Board...they are quick and easy.

Just a quick reminder too, the Holiday mini Retiring list is here  Download Year End Sale Event US -the stamp sets that are retiring will be available until 12/21--after that they are available as long as supplies last. All accessories (other than stamps) are available as long as supplies last....so order early to get those "must have's" before they are gone.

Hit the Shop Now button at the right (or click on one of the images below) and you'll be in my store. Use the current host code (QU4XUPVU) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 you purchase. 

If you haven't signed up for my mailing list--hit the Subscribe Now button at the side and sign up today!

Here are the simple directions:

1. Cut designer series paper 4 1/4 X 2 7/8; score the long side at 2 and 4"; score the short side at 1/2 & 2 3/8". (You'll have 2 tiny squares at the corners (see template) cut these out.

2. From the bottom side score at 1 and 3" only up to the intersecting score line.  Template

3. Cut on all the score marks (shown in solid black marker on the template); using your Trimmer, score as shown on the dotted lines on the template.

4. Place Tear & Tape on the good side of the 1/2" piece (far right end of template), fold paper in half with the 1/2" piece tucked in so that it adheres to the under side of the opposite end.

5. With the paper still folded in half--use the corner rounder of the Envelope Punch Board and round the two top corners; open up the bottom end (4 flap end) and adhere Tear & Tape to the wrong side of 2 opposite flaps. Fold in the untaped opposite flaps, then fold in the taped flaps and seal. Cut a 1" square of the designer paper and adhere over the bottom with multipurpose liquid glue.

The top now pinches open to insert your gift. Now you can decorate your tiny box with ribbon, bows, holly....

Here's the supply list

How to Make a Quick Sweet Treat!

Need something quick, small, cute---today I'll show you How to Make a Quick Sweet Treat!

Isn't he adorable! This is a great little treat for office workers, small groups, kids, and adults.

The directions & the supply list are below. Purchase your supplies by hitting the Shop Now button (at the right) or Snowman Side view

Click on one of the images in the supply list to to directly into my store. Remember to use this month's Host code (QU4XUPVU) to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product directly from me as a thank you for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here's how to whip up this cutie:

1. Cut thick Whisper White cardstock 2 1/8 X 11. Use the Envelope Punch board to punch out the divit 2 1/8" from each end on both sides; score on the long side at 5 1/8 and 5 7/8. (Body base) Punch board

2. On back side, glue 2 twigs (arms) with liquid glue & attach a chocolate treat with a glue dot

Candy & arms

3. Cut Basic Black cardstock (2 pieces) 1/2 X 2 1/2 (hat brim). Cut black cardstock 2 X 2 & use the Envelope Punch board to round the top corners & punch a divit at the 1" mark (the center) (hat base). Cut Real Red cardstock 1 X 2" (cut 2) & adhere to the bottom front/back of hat base using multipurpose liquid glue. Sandwich  hat between folded body base (about 1/4" up from the bottom of the hat base) with liquid glue. Adhere  hat brim (front/back with dime1nsionals).

Punched hat


4. Punch large & small holly leaf (Holly Builder punch) from Garden Green cardstock & the berries from Red Glimmer paper---adhere to hat band with glue dots.

5. Punch 2 eyes from black cardstock using Cookie Cutter builder punch (itme # 140396). Adhere to face with glue dots. Cut small triangle from Pumpkin Pie cardstock for nose (adhere with glue dot)6. Using 1 3/8" circle punch, punch mouth--punch once (toss that piece and keep the scrap) slip one side of the punch up & punch again. Adhere to face with liquid glue.


6. Punch bow from red glimmer with Holly builder punch--adhere at throat with glue dot. Punch 3 buttons with 1/2" circle punch from Silver glimmer paper--adhere with glue dot.

7. Stamp snowflake (Smitten Mitten stamp set) in Marina Mist ink & punch with 1" circle punch (Make 2); cut 4" piece  1/8" silver ribbon & adhere one end to the back of the snowflake circle & adhere the other end to the other circle using glue dots. Adhere the 2 circles together with another glue dot --  loop over arm. Adhere a Clear faceted gem to the center of the front snowflakes.

You are done! Isn't that a great treat to send someone?

Here are the supplies--use the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below to order your supplies now!

What Does an Elf Wear on His Head?

What Does an Elf Wear on His Head?  A hat---really you didn't know that??? LOL, OK if you didn't know that I bet you've not seen one either so here's what one looks like: Elf Hat

And, it opens from the top (yes, the top) to hold chocolate! I just thought this was really cool so I decided to share it with you!

I'm going to give you step by step directions so you can order your supplies through my store--just hit the Shop Now button (at the right side) or click on one of the item images below. Remember to use this month's Hostess code (QU4X4PVU) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me as a gift for each $50 of product that you purchase.

Here we go:

1. Cut Wild Wasabi cardstock 4 1/4 X 11 (you'll get 2 hats per sheet of cardstock); score the long side at 5 1/2. Mark both short sides at 2 1/8" from the edge of the long side. Score from the 2 1/8" mark to the edge of the 5 1/2 mid-score line. Do this on all 4 sidesScoring

2. Fold on all score lines Folded on score lines

3. Apply Tear and Tape to the inside edge of 2 flaps; remove the tape covering and close these flaps over the other 2 flaps while bending at the mid-score line. Tape


4. Cut Wild Wasabi 1 X 5 1/2; apply 3 dimensionals to the back of this hat brim and adhere to the bottom of the hat base; using Paper Snips cut an angle from about 1/4" to the top edge of the brim.

Hat brim Trim hat brim

5. Cut red/green plaid designer paper (Christmas Around the World) 1 X 3 1/2. Glue this to the hat base slipping the bottom edge slightly under the brim using multipurpose liquid glue. Trim the paper close to the sides of the hat.

6. Cut 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 red glimmer paper; using the 7/8" square framelit (Layering Square framelits) cut out the center of the square. This is the hat buckle--adhere this to the hat using dimensionals

7. Stamp Merry Christmas (Teeny Tiny Wishes) in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla cardstock; punch out using the Classic Label punch (Item # 141491). Adhere to buckle with mini dimensionals.

8. Cut 2 pine sprigs from Garden Green cardstock (Pretty Pine thinlets) and adhere under buckle with glue dots. Cut berry sprig (Pretty Pines thinlets) from gold glimmer paper and adhere over pine sprigs with a glue dot.

9. Now pinch the top open gently and insert your chocolate treats. IMG_7222 (5)andy

Your hat is complete! (Really? You didn't know elve's wore hats on their heads? I find that fascinating.)

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Is That a New Stampin'Up! Die?

Take a look at that Christmas Gift Tag---Is That  New Stampin'Up! Die?

Well, no not really...it's a really neat way to use a couple of Stampin'Up! tools that we have right now--but what an awesome way they turn out! 11-28-17 tag

So to satisfy your curiosity I'll tell you what I used (later I'll give you the directions for creating this tag)--I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Layering Circle Framelits and the new Everyday Label Punch. Really neat right? Plus you can crank out quite a few of these beauties in no time. So if you don't have your Christmas gift tags completed---or you find you need some more...this may be your answer!

You can click on any of the images in the supply list to go directly to my store--or you can simply click on the Shop Now button and end up in the same place...be sure to use the current Hostess code (9X7BKJNQ) and for each $50 in product that you purchase, I'll send you $5 in Stampin'Up! product as a thank you.

Here are the directions for creating the cute tag:

  1. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 X 4, push the cardstock into the Scalloped Tag Topper punch--yes, it WILL go in...just gently push it up over the back stop until it hits the back of the punch; then punch. Pull cardstock out. (note: I cut my cardstock a bit longer but didn't need all that cardstock)
    11-28-17 punch

2. Place the largest circle framlit (Layering Circle Framelits) under the scalloped top and over the remainder of the cardstock. Run this in the Big Shot up to where the framelit goes under the tag top. (sandwich: Magnetic platform, cutting pad, framelit/cardstock, cutting pad). Remove framelit. This is your tag base. 11-28-17 circle framelit

3. Cut a circle from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with the second largest circle framelit; cut a circle from Garden Green cardstock with the 3rd largest circle framelit. Adhere the circles to the red base with glue dots.

4. Stamp the Merry Christmas label  in Real Red ink (Labels to Love stamp set), punch out with the Everyday Label punch. Punch another label from Lemon Lime cardstock and adhere it under the stamped label with glue dots (turning it 90 degrees).

5. Adhere this unit to the label with dimensionals; adhere 2 Clear Faceted Gems to the Lemon lime label

6. Cut 18" of Quilted ribbon and loop through the label top.

Your label is completed

Here are the supplies--order what you need from my store--hit the Shop Now button or one of the images below:

More Stampin'Blend Fun

 I found a way to have More Stampin'Blend Fun! Check out this cute ornament. Ornament after
...it's ceramic--it's slick and shiny. (Note: you can purchase this type of ornament from your local craft store). One of those that you normally could not color with the standard Stampin'Write markers. But you CAN use our new Stampin'Blend alcohol markers! It is quick and easy too! You can see a bit more detail here: Ornament detail

Here's what it looked like "before" Ornament before
---pretty but adding that bit of color around the border really makes it special and makes the stamped image really pop! I stamped the holly (Holly Berry Happiness) in Memento ink...this is  a waterbased ink which you need to use when using alcohol markers...on Shimmery White cardstock.  I used the Old Olive Blend Combo to color the leaves. Then stamped the bow on Real Red cardstock and punched out with the Holly Builder punch (Item #141843). I punched this out with the 2" circle punch and layered it on a punched circle of red glimmer (Sparkle punch). All these layers are adhered with glue dots.  Isn't that fun!

If you'd like to build your Blend stash you can join the Blend Club--you'll have all 12 colors by the end of January  in easy payments and you are eligible to attend the Blend Class February 4th (class fee $30 includes the Ivory & Bronze Skin tones and the color lifter). My free gift to you is the Memento Ink pad or the Memento refill--you choose and you can receive the gift now. Live out of town--you can get the Class To Go! Download all the details here  Download Stampin' Blend Club.

If you don't want to join the club you can order the Blends and accessories  Download StampinBlends_2017_USthrough my store right now! Use this month's Hostess Code (9X7BKJNQ) and for each $50 you purchase you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me as a gift--it will be fun opening your surprise from me! 

Remember Christmas is coming and these would make totally awesome gifts!

Whether you decide to be a Club member or if you want them all now...get started today and begin enjoying using those terrific alcohol markers!

Here's the supply list for the ornament that I decorated today:


How to Add Light to Your Card

Today I'm going to show you How to Add Light to your Card10-10-17 Maple Leaf Lighted

Carol Streets (one of Standi's Stampers) shared a card she created using a template from YouTube. I was so fascinated with the card I wanted to share it with you! So a Big Thanks to Carol for being willing to let me CASE it!

Here's the secret behind the scene for adding the "light"--yes, it truly is a light back there! 10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

I'll give you directions & the supply list--use the Shop Now button at the right or simply click on one of the items in the supply list & you'll land in my store (thank you for ordering through my store). Remember to use this month's Host Code (CRD7YQPG) & you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from the Holiday mini catalog for each $50 you purchase in products.


Cut 4 1/2 X 12  Very Vanilla cardstock (you'll need 12 X 12 for this--Stampin'Up! now offers Very Vanilla 12 X 12); score on the long side at 4 and 8." (card base) Fold into a triangle. Front side is the card front. Inside bottom of the triangle is where we place the birthday greeting piece later.

Cut 4 X 3 3/4 Gold Foil and 3 3/4 X 3 1/2 Very Vanilla cardstock.  Center & adhere together with glue dots.

Using the big maple leaf (Leaflets framelits) center & cut out the maple leaf (keep for another card) (Big Shot sandwich: magnetic base, clear cutting pad, cardstock, die, clear cutting pad). Center unit over the card base front - pencil lightly the leaf. Place the leaf framelet over the penciled image & cut out leaf from card front.  DO NOT ADHERE THE Vanilla/Gold Foil unit yet!

Cut Vellum cardstock 3 3/5 X 3 1/2 & place under the Vanilla/gold unit--trace the cut out leaf onto the Vellum; stamp maple leaf (Vintage Leaves stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink in the penciled image. (If you want to erase the pencil marks use high quality eraser to avoid black smears)

Color the image with Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write markers. Overlap the colors so they begin to blend. Use Wink of Stella to blend the colors.  Adhere the stamped/colored Vellum to the back side of the Vanilla/gold foil unit with glue dots.

NOW adhere this unit to the front of the card base with glue dots--centering the leaf over the leaf cutout on the card base. Tie ribbon in bow, cut 2" sequin trim, fold in half adhere to leaf stem with glue dot and add bow with glue dot.

Cut 4 x 1 1/4 gold foil; cut 1 X 3 3/4 Very Vanilla cardstock; stamp Happy Birthday (Feather Together stamp set) in Archival Basic Black ink. Adhere the stamped piece to the Gold Foil with glue dots. Adhere this unit to the inside bottom of the card base with dimensionals--this forms the 'stop' against which the front will rest forming the triangle -see in the picture I've  pulled back the front edge a bit so you can see how the front will butt up against the happy birthday unit.  10-10-17 Maple Leaf side

Your card is complete! Enjoy.

Here's your supply list: