3D & Paper Crafting Projects

How to "Light" Up your Holidays

Today you'll learn how to "Light" Up your Holidays! We'll be using that totally beautiful flocked vellum (Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper....check it out

Unlit votive

...and here's with the tea light lit...

Lighted votiveImagine using these beauties at each place setting at the holiday table...if your table is at Thanksgiving, just change the ribbon and the tag----this design will work for any holiday.

Need a quick gift for your friends or workmates--work a dozen of these up in an evening--or make this a holiday tradition and create these with your family.

The best part? The Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper has 6 sheets per pack! There are 3 designs (2 sheets of each per pack) so you can make a doze of these with one pack of paper! Great bargain.

The step by step directions are followed by the Supply list where you can order your supplies. If you place an order online & use this month's host code (J34GCWB9) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me (selected by me) for each $50 in product you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Plush paper 4 1/2 X 8 1/2, score the long side at 2, 4, 6, and 8"; score the short side at 2". Note: Use the scoring tool on your paper trimmer followed by reinforcing with your bone folder to get good creases or use score board with a stylus.

2. Fold the 1/2 section & the next section (second vertical fold) back over the remainder of the piece; use the scallop edge die (Peony dies) to cut the scalloped top edge. 

3. Cut out the 1/2" X 2" piece leaving the 1/2" X 2 1/2" piece on the unit; cut small angled pieces from each end of the 1/2 X 2 1/2" piece attached to the main body...(the bottom sections are 2 X 2 and will be the bottom of the holder; the top row would be edged with the scallop die.

Template4. Adhere Tear & Tape on the 'wrong' side; place a piece of Tear & Tape on the 'right' side of the 1/2" X 2 1/2" tab (see the righthand edge--the tape would appear on the other (good) side:

Tape placement

5. Remove backing from the tape; starting with the section next to the untaped square, adhere the 2nd section underneath the untaped section. Then adhere the 3rd section under the 2nd section; lastly adhere the 4th section under the 3rd section--you now have your container (taped sections are the botto) with the open tabbed edge. Remove the covering from the tape on the tab & adhere that to the under side of the next section thus completing the holder.

6. Glue dot a piece of double stitched red satin ribbon approximately 3/4" from scalloped edge around holder. Tie a bow with a separate piece & glue dot this over the ribbon where the ends meet.

7. Stamp the tiny holly (Gift Wrapped stamps) in black ink (e.g Memento); color the leaves green (e.g. Light Shaded Spruce Blend) ; punch out with the tiny label portion of the Bow punch. Add 3 red rhinestones (see photo). Add tag to holder with a dimensional.

Add your tea light and your votive holder is complete!

 

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How to Make A Sweet Little Treat!

Today I'm going to show you How to Make A Sweet Little Treat! I'm having such fun playing with all the new toys in the new August-December Mini catalog (we're calling it the Holiday mini for short). Today I'm going to show you how to create a sweet little treat very quickly and easily.

Treat holder

See those awesome leaves made with one of those cute leaf punches (Autumn Punch Pack)---see the close up below:

Label

I'll give you the simple steps to create the treat holder. Following the directions you'll find the supply list--use that to order what you'll need to create it.

If you place an online order using this month's Host Code (VX3RSCVK) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase. Also, the month of August is Bonus Coupon cash in month! Those coupons you earned in July can be spent between August 4 and 31st.

Directions:

1. Using the treat holder die (Little Treats Bundle) and a piece of curry designer series paper (Plaid Tidings)...see how to place the die 

Die fits on 6 x 6

Note the tab and slot we will be using when we fold the holder together

Slot and tab2. Fold up the sides of the holder

Fold up sides3. Fold in the 2 side tabs and insert the tab into the slot

Tab into slot

Repeat with the other side and this is what the 'box' will look like:

Inside box

4. Fold up the scalloped ends , pop your treats in the box, and secure with a 6" piece of Embroidered ribbon through the top slots; tie a 9" piece of gold cord (Wonder of the Season combo) in a bow around the base of the embroidered ribbon.

5. Cut a label using the longer label die (Little Treats Bundle dies) from Very Vanilla cardstock
    *Stamp verse (Little Treats) in Saddle Brown Stazon
    *Punch a leaf from Cajun Craze and Brushed Copper Foil; adhere to label with glue dots
    *Add 3 small Artistry Blooms sequins in an approximate triangle.


6. Cut scalloped circle (die from Little Treats) from Crushed Curry cardstock; adhere to treat box front with glue; adhere the label to the circle with dimensionals.

Your treat is ready for giving!

 

Supplies: this is the list of supplies used above; click on the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store.

155204 Little Treats Bundle

151508 Stazon Saddle Brown ink

153609 Autumn Punch Pack

131199 Crushed Curry cardstock

119684 Cajun Craze cardstock

101650 Very Vanilla cardstock

153527 Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper

153524 Brushed Foil

152477 Artistry Blooms adhesive backed sequins

153554 Embroidered Ribbon

153537 Wonder of the Season (gold cord)

103683 Mini Glue Dots

104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

 

 


Something that was just fun!

Today I'm going to show you Something That Was Just Fun! With all the "distancing" I've been focused on getting things cleaned up and organized....while doing this I found some post it notes that I'd purchased a while ago and forgot about. If you've been looking through the current catalog products that you can earn free during Sale-a-bration you saw the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper  

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So I created a post-it note holder cover with this paper since we can get it free! Here's what I created...

Dino notepad

Pretty simple and using the die cut dinosaur was just really a fun topper---you can use this cover for any 3 X 3 notepad...but here's what my notepad looks like...

Inside notepadIs that not just the cutest! I'll give you the directions below to create a holder for 3 X 3 notepads...you can use your Dinoroar paper for tons of variations--it has some really fun designs in those papers.

Remember we only have 5 more days to take advantage of Sale-a-bration. There are 3 product releases to choose your free items from

Release #1 Download 20200103_SAB20-1_en-US

Release #2 Download 20200303_SAB20-2_en-US

Release #3 Download 03.24.20_FLYER_SAB_3RD_RELEASE_US  (these are products in the annual catalog)

Remember, if you place an order online and use this month's Host Code (WZ7ARHDN) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember, the coordination products are also only available for 5 more days--these coordinate with stamps/punches in the Jan-June mini or the big catalog. Here's the brochure to refresh your memory Download 01.01.20_COORDINATION_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA

I"ll give you the directions for the postit note holder followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies.

Directions:

1. Cut Old Olive cardstock 3 X 6 1/2, score the long side at 3 and 3 1/2 (base).

2. Cut Mango Melody at 2 1/2 X 2 1/2; adhere to the base front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Dinoroar Designer Paper (use your favorite) 2 3/8 X 2 3/8; adhere to Melody layer with glue.

4. Die cut dinosaur from Pretty Peacock cardstock; adhere to center with dimensionals; add large rhinestone to dinosaur for an eye.

5. Cut 2 7/8 X 2 7/8 Pretty Peacock and adhere it inside as a base for notepad; place 3 strips of Tear & Tape on the back of your notepad--remove the backing and adhere it to the center of this layer.1. 

Isn't that cute as a button--this would bring a smile to anyone--kids and adults--you just look at this cutie and you have to smile.

Supplies: Note---if ordering the Dinoroar DSP as a FREE Sale-a-bration item--use the number #155882.  Order your supplies now!


From My Heart...a gift!

Today we are tackling the Valentine's gifts...From My Heart ....a gift! We conquered the Valentine on Tuesday (if you missed it..check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2020/01/from-my-heart.html. Now I'm ready to prep for the small gifts...candy, bracelit, or a little tchotchke just to let someone know that I'm thinking of them. Again, I want it to be packaged to look really cute but not take me a long time to create. Remember, this year I'm really trying to stay ahead of the curve for cards and gifts....so here's today's gift box.... Box

Yes, it's the mini Pizza Box---and, we're using the same products we used for the card last Tuesday--this makes it very quick and inexpensive because we already have most of the supplies for creating the gift box.

This pizza boxes come in packs of 8 for only $6---really economical too! And they are food safe--so you can pack with candy or cookies!

I'll give you the quick step by step directions below followed by the Supply List. Order your supplies now so you can get started and have your boxes ready for filling.

Remember

*If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (PD4T2Y4X), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'up! product for each $50 in product that you order.

AND

*Drum rolllllll please...you'll also be able to select a free stamp set (or other free items) from the Sale-a-bration mini for each $50 you purchase (excludes shipping/tax). Note: there are some free items that require a $100 purchase--they are noted in the mini catalog

If you don't have a demonstrator and would like copies of the Jan-Jun Mini catalog or the Sale-a-bration mini, contact me and we'll get a copy in your hands.

Directions:

1. Fold together the mini pizza box (no glue required)

2. Cut 3 1/8 X 3 1/8 Basic Black cardstock; adhere to box top with glue dots. (Use glue dots because the surface of the box is slick and shiny--the glue dot will work like a charm.)

3. Cut Designer paper 3 X 3 and center on the black cardstock with liquid glue.

4. Adhere a red Heart Doily to the box top with liquid glue.

5. Punch a Flamingo heart from the designer paper with the scalloped heart punch; stamp From My Heart in Stazon Jet Black ink.  Adhere heart to red doily with liquid glue.

6. Add 2 From My Heart Faceted Gems with glue dots.

Your box is ready for filling and giving!

Supply List: click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!


Super Quick Small Gift Card Holder

Today we're creating a Super Quick Small Gift Card Holder.  Tuesday we created one for the large gift cards but not all gift cards come on those large cardboard holders...so today's holder is for those cards...see the sample red gift card inserted in the holder..

Small gch w gift card

The base for the holder is again the Copper Treat Bag..(packs of ten for $5.50--a great bargain). This is a simple twist on Tuesday's design....so check it out below!

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the supply list--you can order your supplies now.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (3DPPNP6Q) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

The Retiring products from the Holiday mini and sale products can be downloaded here Download Year End Closeout US  order those must-haves now while supplies last. These items are not coming back!

We are all going to be very busy next week (Christmas week) so I'll be posting again after Christmas...I hope you have a wonderful holiday and that Santa is very good to you this year! Merry Christmas!

Sandi

Directions:

1. Fold the gift bag in half. Fold bag

2.Tie approximately 28" Red Ruched ribbon around the bag which will hold it in this position.

3. Use one of the tags from the Joy of Giving Tag Kit and tie twine around the red bow! [If you don't have this kit, punch a "tree" from Shaded Spruce cardstock (#146981) with the Pine Tree punch (#149521)---punch a hole in the top and loop through 12" of Whisper White twine (#124262) and tie around the red knot.] Small gch

You are ready to give that gift card.

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Super Quick Gift Card Holder

Today we're creating a Super Quick Gift Card Holder! Gift cards are very popular as Christmas gifts--both the giver and the receiver enjoy the fact that they are always the right size and color, right? But, we also enjoy sprucing them up in a cool looking holder so that they are very attractive when you present them.

Here's today's holder designed to hold the gift cards enclosed in the large cardboard holder... Bag angle

The base for the holder is the Dotted Copper Treat Bag...they come in packs of ten for $5.50--a great bargain in themselves. By this time of the season you are most likely running late on the seasonal preparationns and wrapping might be low on the list of "must do"--so this will move it up on your "to-do" list because it's gorgeous and super quick! This  bag is also great for other small gifts...candy, jewelry, etc.

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the supply list--you can order your supplies now.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (3DPPNP6Q) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

The Retiring products from the Holiday mini and sale products can be downloaded here Download Year End Closeout US  order those must-haves now while supplies last. These items are not coming back!

Directions:

1. Insert the gift card in the bag...the bag is already pretty!

2. Use either the 1/2" circle punch or the Detailed Trio Punch to punch 2 holes in the top of the bag about 1/2" apart. Bag back

3 .Thread 28" Red Ruched ribbon through the holes and tie a bow on the front of the bag.

4. Use one of the tags from the Joy of Giing Tag Kit and tie twine around the red bow! [If you don't have this kit, punch a "tree" from Shaded Spruce cardstock (#146981) with the Pine Tree punch (#149521)---punch a hole in the top and loop through 12" of Whisper White twine (#124262) and tie around the red knot.]Bag front

You are ready to give that gift card.

Supply List: Click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store---order your supplies now!


Fast & Easy Gift Card Holder

Today we're going to create a Fast & Easy Gift CArd Holder! Check it out Tree pillow box

It's base is the fold-together (no glue required) Pillow Boxes...this is such a simple design that you can crank out several in a few minutes...usually wrapping the gift cards takes longer than going to purchase then. This one takes only a couple of minutes using the pillow box. The boxes come in packs of ten for $5...so that's also a nice an inexpensive "wrap."  

You can also use these cuties for other small gifts, candy or homemade cookies (and still have room for a gift card).

I'll give you the simple directions below followed by the supply list--you can order your supplies now.

Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (3DPPNP6Q) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

The Retiring products from the Holiday mini and sale products can be downloaded here Download Year End Closeout US  order those must-haves now while supplies last. 

Directions:

1. Before opening the pillow box, use the smallest Layering Oval die (#151771) cut a "handle" through both layers near the end of the box Cutting oval

2. Punch a tree (Pine Tree punch) from your favorite Perfectly Plaid Designer paper; punch a 2" circle from Crumb Cake cardstock and a Starburst from Gold Glimmer paper.

3. Glue dot the 2 circles together; use dimensionals to adhere the tree to the crumb cake layer. Add a copper Star Element to the top of the tree. Tree medallion

4. Use liquid glue to adhere the medallion to the front middle of the pillow box.

5. Fold box bottom together following the pre-scored lines. Add your gift card to box.

6. Cut 18" Red Ruched ribbon, tuck through oval opening and tie in a bow.

Your box is ready for giving!

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The Last Fast & Easy Treat #6

Today we're creating The Last Fast & Easy Treat #6.  And it makes sense we'd end with Santa! Our jolly little Santa treat holder can be stuffed with anything from Hershey Kisses to something more substantial like a $20 bill--imagine opening this little treat holder and finding some cash! Santa

By now you have an arsenal of designs that you can use to create some awesome treat holders...of course, Thanksgiving and Christmas are only the tip of the ice burg---the possibilities go on and on (maybe we'll explore some more ideas later). Santa angle

For right now I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you.

Note: The Closeout sale for the Holiday mini is now on--click here to check out the list and order now while supplies last Download Year End Closeout US

Directions:

1. From a piece of Real Red cardstock cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Cut a 1/4 X approximately 2" piece of Basic Black cardstock; cut a small square of Silver Glimmer paper and adhere to middle of the black band.  Cut a 1/4 X 1/4" piece of black cardstock and adhere to the center of the Silver Glimmer with a glue dot. Adhere the black band to the middle of one non-handle side of the box with glue dots. Using paper snips trim band to the front flap.

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "Merry Merry" in Call Me Clover ink on  Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the square die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Cut a sprig (die in Mini Curvy Keepsake dies) from Silver Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with a glue dot.  Add  3 Red  Rhinestones  to the bottom of the sprig. Santa tag

5. Cut  approximately  12"  Whisper White twine,  fold  in half and loop through top of tag, tie around the handle in a bow.

6. Add 3 large Rhinestones (one below and 2 above the belt) for buttons.

Your treat is ready for giving! Hope you enjoyed this series of treat holders that are Fast & Easy!

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Fast & Easy Treat #2

Today we're creating Fast & Easy Treat #2 for your Thanksgiving guests, co-workers, friends, & teachers.  It can also be used as a place card holder on your Thanksgiving table--not hostessing at your house--take them as a hostess gift to your host for dinner! Turkey

We continue to use the curvy keepsake box as the holder..this is really easy since it is a one piece die and no glue or adhesive is required....just cut out and embellish. Today we're using the leaf dies from the Gather Together Bundle to form the turkey tail..Fast & Easy, right? You'll be the hit of the Thanksgiving party.

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order & use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you
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Remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Plus, Stampin'Up! Extravaganza sale  ends today, November 22.  The brochure for this sale can be downloaded here Download Extravaganza.  

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of designer paper (Come to Gather Designer Series Paper); cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Punch 1 1/8" circle from same designer paper; hand cut small triangle from Crushed Curry cardstock - adhere "beak" to circle with glue dot. Punch heart (Every Season Punch pack) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, cut in half - glue dot one piece under the beak. Add 2 large Googly eyes with glue dots. Adhere this unit to one side (with handle) using dimensionals.

 3. Add your treat - close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "for you" in Stazon Jet Black ink on Crushed Curry cardstock. Cut out with the oval die (Mini curvy keepsake dies). Turkey tag

5. Stamp large maple leaf in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry cardstock, cut out with die (Come to Gather bundle). If you like sparkle use a sponge with a bit of Champagne Mist paint over the surface (#147044). Cut 2 small maple leaves from Pumpkin Pie cardstock & one from Gold Glimmer paper. Adhere  3 small leaves to the front of the large leaf with glue dots. Adhere this unit to back of box with glue dots. Turkey tail

6. Cut two 12"pieces of linen thread, fold in half and loop through the handle, tie in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 4 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

Supply List: Click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my store.  Order your supplies today:


Fast & Easy Treat #1

Today we'll create a Fast & Easy Treat #1...there will be 6 in total--you won't want to miss any of them. They are cute as a button....here's #1 Window angle

We are creating with the Mini Curvy Keepsake die...it's a single piece die that simply folds together--no gluing...just folding. This little cutie has a window so you can see you'll be receiving (in mine) a lovely piece of chocolate! The best part is that once you remove the chocolate for yourself...you can re-gift the holder with a treat from you and the gift keeps giving! Doesn't get any better, right? Window

I'll give you the directions for the tags followed by the Supply List. Remember if you place an online order and use this month's Host Code (KZ4ZW9AH) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Remember Sandi's Super Santa Sales last year? Well Sandi is having another one soon! Keep watch--the only way you'll be in on the sale is if you are on my Mailing list--I will NOT be posting the sale here on my blog...so if you are not on my mailing list you need to sign up now--click on the button and sign up right now!

Plus, Stampin'Up! is having their Extravaganza sale November 20, 21, 22.  The brochure for this sale can be downloaded here Download Extravaganza.  And, for you savvy shoppers....if you are signed up for my newsletter you'll see that you can double dip on the savings on those 3 days with Sandi's Super Santa Sale...but you have to be signed up for my newsletter to get those savings!

Directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of designer paper (Come to Gather Designer Series Paper); cut the Mini Curvy Keepsake box---note, since this has score lines do not use the Precision Base plate--use the Magnetic platform. Fold on the score lines.

2. Using the 1 1/8 scalloped circle punch punch out a circle on one of the sides with the handle. From a Window Sheet punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle with that punch. Adhere the window circle to the inside of the box covering the 1 1/8" circle opening with glue dots--be careful not to let the glue dots show through the window sheet opening.

3. Add your treat and close the box folding the other 2 side over the handles.

4. Stamp "for you" in Pretty Peacock ink (#150083) on Whisper White cardstock. Cut out with the tear drop die (Minicurvykeepsake dies); cut out the sprig (Minicurvy keepsake dies) from a scrap of Gold Glimmer paper; adhere to tag with glue dot. Adhere 3 Peacock Rhinestones (you choose the colors you like). Window tag

5. Cut 12" Whisper White twine, fold in half and loop through the handle, tie in a bow.

Your treat is ready for giving! Don't miss the next 5 blog posts to see what other treat's we'll be creating!

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