3D & Paper Crafting Projects

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:

Easy Peasy Pizza Winter Surprise Gift Box

Today we're going to use this same boxes as Tuesday but today we're creating an Easy Peasy Pizza Winter Surprise Gift Box....and here it is... Top

and here's the surprise! Surprise

If you missed last Tuesday Pizza Surprise Box check it out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/09/quick-easy-halloween-surprise-pizza-box.html

 Today's box is great for small gifts, chocolates, set of note cards....it's a wonderful way to package an already wonderful gift. The best part is how easy and quick it is to make this package---who have a ton of time to make great packaging, right?

You can use the Shop Now button at the right side to enter my store and purchase your supplies. Remember to use this month's Hostess code (4QHU9AGE) and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products from the new Holiday mini catalog from me for each $50 you purchase in product!

OK, here we go

1. Cut off 1/4" from the box flap. Fold on all the score lines and fold box together.

2. Cut a 1 X 2" piece of Window Sheet (Item # 142314) and glue dot one 1" end to the Inside bottom of the box front.

3. Use the embossing buddy on a 1/2 X 2 3/4" piece of Shimmery White cardstock. Stamp "HoHoHo" (Oh What Fun stamp set) in Versamark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat with Heat Tool until shiny gold. Adhere to top 1" of the window sheet with glue dots.

4. Fill box with shred and gift. Hold verse on window sheet back inside box and close the box. Closing

5. Cut a 3 1/4 X 3 1/4 piece of gold/white plaid Year to Cheer designer paper; cut a 3 3/8 X 3 3/8 piece of gold foil cardstock. Adhere these together with glue dots (Item #103683); adhere this  unit to box top with glue dots.

6. Adhere a small gold foil doily to center of box top with glue dots.

7. Use embossing buddy on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, stamp small snowflake in Versamark ink, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat with Heat tool until shiny gold. Punch out with 1" circle punch; adhere to center  of doily with glue dot. Adhere star to middle of snowflake (Metallic Enamel shape Item #141678). Medallion

Your gift is ready for giving!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies today using the Shop Now button at the right side.

Quick & Easy Halloween Surprise Pizza Box

Here's a really cutie...a Quick & Easy Halloween Surprise Pizza Box! Comoplete

Isn't this super? And, it's super EASY because we're using Designer Series Paper instead of stamping for this great box top! The Spooky Night has tons of great designs and we're using two of these in this treat box. 

Now for the surprise... Open

So fun when the box is opened, the cute tag flips up for an added "treat."

And, the box itself (Mini Pizza Box) comes in white--so we can quickly make it any color we want by using our sponges and ink (or we could spritz it with the spritzer and alcohol + reinker of choice). That makes these cute boxes a wonderful staple to have on hand--we can easily decorate them for any occasion.

I'm going to give you the step by step to create this one. You can order your supplies by clicking on Shop Now at the right of this page and you'll be in my store. Use this month's Host code (4QHU9AGE) when you check out and you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 you purchase in SU product. (Hint: this month the free product will be from the Holiday mini catalog).

Here are the directions.

1. Leave the mini Pizza Box flat and sponge with Pumpkin Pie classic ink  (Item #26945).  Trim off 1/4 from the box flap. Fold the box together on the score lines--no adhesive is required. Dsp hat

2. Cut a piece of Window Sheet 2 X 1"; using glue dots, adhere 1" side to the inside very bottom of box front center. Stamp Happy Halloween (Spooky Cat stamp set) in Archival Black ink on a 1/2 X 2 3/4" piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Adhere the tag to the top front of the window sheet with glue dots. (fill box with shred and candy treats).

3. Cut one of the tags from the tag sheet of the Spooky Night DSP--this sheet has been designed to cut exactly 12 tags by cutting at the 3" mark in both directions. Adhere one tag to a 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 piece of Basic Black cardstock. Adhere this unit to a piece of 3 3/8 X 3 3/8 Crushed Curry cardstock. Glue this unit to the pizza box top with multipurpose liquid glue. Tag sheet

4. Cut one of the witch's hats with your paper snips from the designer paper and liquid glue to the tree branch. Adhere a couple of stars (metallic enamel shapes) to the sky and one small round shape to the hat band.


5. Now, holding the tag back inside the box, close the lid!


The surprise is now loaded and ready for giving!


Here's the supply list. Remember to hit the Shop Now button and order your supplies today!

Altered Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper - Take Two

Today we're going to do another project with Altered Stampin'Up! Designer Series Paper --Take Two. If you missed the first Altered DSP project you can check it out here.. http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/09/altering-designer-series-paper.html

Here's today's project: Mini treat bag

Check out the red striped paper from Be Merry pack...notice the white stripes have been altered by stamping A Christmas Wish for You (Best Gifts stamp set) in Garden Green Classic ink which coordinates really well with the Cherry Cobbler stripe in the paper.

It was a cute little bag but when we add the stamping it really takes the packaging up another notch to awesome!

I use some of the new tinsel trim and mini ornaments--that adds 2 wow factors. Then I added that cute tag using the new stamp set (Merry Little Labels) and the matching punch (Everyday Label punch). Note: these two items are a bundle so you can get 10% off by ordering the bundle!

Now I know some of you are thinking...."it's too early to think about Christmas packaging"....ok, for you---just jot a note somewhere and you can come back to this blog post when you are ready. For the rest of you...let's get going so we can enjoy the holidays instead of trying to get it all done at the last minute!

You can place your order for the supplies by hitting the Shop Now button a the right side of the page and you'll be in my store. Be sure to add this month's Hostess code (4QHU9AGE) and for each $50 in product that you purchase I'll give you $5 in Stampin'Up! product from the new Holiday Mini catalog.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut the 2 Mini Treat Bag pieces using the Mini Treat Bag thinlet (Big Shot sandwich: Magnetic platform, standard cutting pad, designer series paper, bag die, standard cutting pad). 

2. Lay pieces flat and stamp "A Christmas Wish for You" in Garden Green on the white stripes.

3. Adhere the sides and bottom of bag with Tear and Tape

4. Tie a bow in approximately 9" red tinsel trim; tie a mini ornament around the bow with white baker's twine.

5. Stamp "Just For You" in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and punch out with Everyday Label punch. Punch a 1/8" hole in top of tag (Item #134365) and tie to bow with white baker's twine.

6. Adhere the bow to the top of the bag with glue dots; secure the tag to the bag using dimensionals. Adhere a silver metallic enamel dot to the bottom of the tag.

Your packaging is ready for adding the treat! While you have all your supplies out--why not make 4 of them and your  stash will be ready when the treats are purchased.

Here's the supply list--remember to use the Hostess code to receive your free Stampin'UP! product from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

You can still get free samples of the new products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!

Did you miss the opportunity to come to the Holiday Mini Debuts this weekend...well You Can Still Get Free Samples of the New Products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!

By the way, if you missed the special new product club sampler offers last Tuesday check them out here http://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2017/09/new-stampinup-holiday-mini-catalog-and-want-to-get-it-all-y.html. This is an awesome opportunity to get samples of all the new designer series papers and the new embellishments.

Here's one of the samples I'll be showing at the debut events this weekend...it's the cutest little gift card holder or ornament that you can create with the new Trim Your Stocking Thinlet Dies. It's almost self-explanatory but I'll give you some helpful hints below. 8-31-17 stocking

You can purchase the supplies through my store (hit the Shop Now button at the left of this blog and you'll be in my store). IF you use this month's HOST code (4QHU9AGE) you will receive $5 in free new SU products for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax).  If you purchase $100 in product--you'll receive $10 in new product from the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!  (If you purchase $150 in product do NOT use the host code--you will be hosting your own workshop and will get 10% of the total product you order in free products from Stampin'Up!)

Here are the simple directions for the cute stocking gift card holder/ornament:

  1. Using the stocking and pillow thinlets cut one of each from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (since these have score lines--don't use the Prescision Base plate). Fold on the score lines and adhere together with Tear & Tape.
  2. Cut the cuff, toe and heel from contrasting Christmas Quilt designer Series papers and adhere to stocking with multipurpose liquid glue. 
  3. Cut the pompom trim from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper--adhere to bottom of cuff using a narrow band of liquid glue or use glue dots under the pompoms.
  4. Stamp To/From in Garden Green classic ink on Whisper White paper; cut with label die, adhere to top of cuff with dimensionals; adhere silver star (Metallic Enamel shapes) to top right. Tie bow in 1/8" Real Red ribbon and adhere to top of label with glue dot.

Now you are finished--isn't that cute--just add a lovely gift card and send directly to me! (If you need my address, just let me know)....OK, I'm just kidding....well, sort of! LOL  Enjoy--get started right now so the holidays won't creep up on you.

Here's the supply list...use it to purchase your supplies from my store using the Shop Now button at the right side of this page and earn FREE new product from the Holiday mini catalog!

Super Easy Gift Bag

I had a gift card for a friend but wanted a Super Easy Gift Bag to really make a spectacular presentation. I also know this friend loves a bit of chocolate---so I needed something a bit larger than a gift card holder. Then I though about the new Stampin'Up! Striped Treat bags and wow--what a great fit! Here's the gift bag  144255_striped_treat_bag

Now I thought, it would be lots of fun to spiff up this cute little bag and make it spectacular (instead of just gorgeous). S0, here's what happened...

  1. I stamped "Enjoy your special day!" (from Dragonfly Dreams #142924) in Archival Basic Black ink in the white spaces of the bag. Wow, what a difference that made!
  2. I  punched out 2 Daisies with the Stampin' Up! new Daisy punch (back in stock) from gold foil paper, I adhered one daisy to a 1 1/4" white cardstock circle; layered on the 2nd daisy with a dimensional. Punched out a 1/2" circle from gold glimmer paper and used a glue dot to place it in the daisy center.
  3. Clipped it onto the bag top with a gold Library Clip.

Now here's what that looks like! Spectacular, right? Striped treat bag
See what you can do with these cuties and send me  a picture I can share with our other stampers!

Here's the supply list--remember use the Shop now button to place your order and use  this month's Host code (VAWE76SW) when you check out and for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax) you will receive $5 Stampin'Up! product from me as a thank you!


I'll Share a Secret...Wink, Wink!

I've had several stampers ask me a question this past week, so  I'll Share a Secret...Wink, Wink!

The question I've been ask is "how do I get my Wink of Stella to work? I've squeezed and squeezed and I can't get the sparkle to come out."

Well, I can help you with that!  Follow these steps and I bet you won't have any trouble:

  1. Unscrew the top & bottom of the white case.
  2. Remove & throw away the black ring between the top & bottom.
  3. Screw the top & bottom back together; gently squeeze the 2 pressure points on the side of the barrel until you see the sparkle coming into the brush.
    Note: To store,  stand it upright so you can read either Clear or Gold on the end.

But, that's not the secret I want to share with you! Did you know you can have Wink of Stella in all the Stampin'Up! colors? Yep, I just created this cute tag and all the flowers and leaves are "WINKING" in the Stampin'Up! colors... FullSizeRender
now I admit it is difficult to see in my photo because I cannot seem to capture the sparkle....but trust me it is really very lovely when the whole bouquet sparkles like crazy and I can get lighter and darker shade without losing sparkle.

Here's how to get the Winked colors:

  1. Stamp the image that you want to use in Archival Black ink. Let it dry completely.
  2. Squeeze the top & bottom of the Stampin'Up! Classic stamp pad together (while it is closed) so that ink is deposited on the lid of the  container.
  3. Take your Clear Wink brush & touch the ink in the lid and begin brushing your image. Inking Painting
  4. Continue dipping the Wink brush in the color until you complete your image...note, you can lighten & darken the color without affecting the shimmer because each time you dip into the color more Wink flows out as you paint.  
  5. If you want a lighter shade, pull the ink out in to a small stream from the main puddle in the lid. If you want a darker shade, work  with the undiluted ink in the lid or do more layers--remember it will not lessen the shimmer because the Wink is renewed as you paint.    
    To clean between colors, just brush on a scrap of paper until it is clear Wink.

Note: for the tag the wheel barrow image was stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Archival Black ink (You're Sublime stamp set). Cut this with Stitched Shape framlits and the layers with Layering Circle framelits.  Thread 1/8 Silver ribbon through the hole punched with 1/8" circle punch.

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button to order your supplies:

Easy Cute Easter Basket

Easter is a bit late this year so we have some extra time to create an Easy Cute Easter Basket that we can fill with chocolate (really, did I have to tell you this) or other small treats (like money---you can always fill mine with money....just sayin').

Look at this sweetie: Basket

The fun part is that you can create it in a multitude of Subtle colors and it's so easy you can whip one up in a matter of minutes!

Sale-a-bration is ending Friday (3/31/17)--so you can still order supplies and earn your Freebie but you need to order quickly.

Remember to use the current month hostess code that will be good until 3/29/17 AWSR23GU when your order reached $50--then your name will be entered into the drawing for a $50 Stampin'Up! product gift certificate.

Here are the directions with plenty of pics to help you with the steps and after that is the Supply list so you can order what you need to create these cuties!

1. Cut Flirty Flamingo cardstock 6 X 6 1/4; score the 6" side t 2 & 4" using the Simply  Scored Scoring Tool & stylus; score the 6 1/4" side every 1 1/4" (1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, 5). The photo shows black lines where the scoring occurs. Scoring pattern

2. With your Paper Snips, cut the score lines on the 6 1/4"side up to the horizontal score line; repeat this on the opposite side: Cutting pattern

3. Holding the middle flap upright, fold the flap to the left over the center flap about halfway

Fold 1

4. Next fold the flap on the right of the middle flap over those 2 flaps.

Fold 2

5. Take the last right flap and fold it so that it is straight horizontal forming the basket rim; then take the last left flap and fold it so that is is straight horizontal forming the rest of the basket rim. Staple through all layers.

Fold 3

Fold 4

6. Cut a Lace Doily in half and glue to the center of the basket base with multipurpose liquid glue on both sides of the basket.

7. Punch a small flower from Flirty Flamingo (Petite Flower Punch).  Lay the flower on your Piercing mat and use the stylus from your Scoring Tool to press gently down in the center of the flower to "dent" it--this gives you a cute 3D effect. Add a large rhinestone to the center. Adhere this to the top middle of the doily with a Glue Dot (Item #103683).

8. Repeat this on the opposite side. Your basket base is now complete.

9. cut a Flirty Flamingo cardstock 7 X 1"; stamp the small flower from Window Shopping stamp set in Flirty Flamingo  classic ink. Using your bone folder gently curl this piece to form the basket handle.

10. Staple this handle in place inside the basket base and you are finished!

Fill basket with shred and goodies!

Here's the supply list. Use the Shop Now button and the Host Code (until 3/29):


Teeny Tiny Butterflies

Spring is here---they tell me--and with it will come butterflies, so today I created a really beautiful tag with Teeny Tiny Butterflies!  Do you recognize the butterflies die?

Butterflies tag
Butterflies tag

If you tuned in last week you may remember the Timeless Tags thinlits dies--well, look at this set again and you'll see the border thinlet of teeny tiny butterflies.  It's great for today's tag but as I was working with it I'm thinking--wouldn't these little butterflies look great in a shaker card? Can't you just see them fluttering around in one of those?

Ok, back to the thinlets--I think between last week and this week's samples, you can already see the great versatility and usefulness of this set of dies.

I'll give you the step by step directions following by the supply list. Remember

*Sale-a-bration (free item from one of these minis  Download SAB_2017_US or  Download SAB_2017_2nd Release_US) for each $50 in product that you purchase. This super bennie ends March 31st! (note: Card tin and Glimmer paper are no longer available--the remainder of the items area only available as long as supplies last)

*When you place an online order, be sure to use the current month Hostess Code (this month until 3/29 the code is AWSR23GU) and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 in Stampin'Up! product. 

Here are the directions for the tag:

1. From a piece of Basic Black cardstock use the plain oval die and the Precision Base plate to cut the base tag with the Big Shot. (sandwich = Magnetic Platform, Precision Base plate, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad)

2. Repeat step #1 and substitute Blushing Bride cardstock.

3. Use the butterfly border thinlet and cut the butterfly arch from the righthand side of the blush tag.

4. Adhere the blush tag to the black base tag using multipurpose liquid glue (note: be sure to avoid applying glue too close to the butterflies--so it does not ooze though.

5. Rub the Embossing Buddy over the tag front. Stamp "thinking of you"(That's the Tag stamp set) in Versamark, sprinkle with Copper embossing powder and heat with heat tool until bright and shiny.

6. Using the butterfly arch die, cut butterflies from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper. Adhere butterflies individually to the tag front with glue dots. (Adhere them when they fit well on your tag.

7. Cut an 18" piece of 1/8" silver ribbon and loop through the tag hole.

Your tag is completed!

Here's the supply list, use the Shop Now button to order your supplies: