3D & Paper Crafting Projects

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
.

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!

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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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A Fast Cute Useful Gift

Today we'll create A Fast Cute Useful Gift! At this time of year everyone can use gift tags, right? So if we combine some quick and easy gift tags with a bit of chocolate in a tiny treat box--we have the perfect gift! Check it out Top Side

These tags take only a couple of minutes but are really cute (so if someone tosses the tag, we won't panic)! Tag

We added a lovely piece of Ferrero chocolate to the bottom of our tiny treat acetate box and the 6 tags on top. You can always add a bow but I think it's ready for giving just like that!

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!

Directions:

1. Cut six pieces of Whisper White cardstock 3 3/4 X 1 7/8, score the long side at 1 7/8 (base).

2. Using the Take Your Pick tool, punch a hole in the upper left corner of the right side of the base. Cut 12" Whisper White twine, fold in half and loop through hole. The hole will be just to the right of the score line inside the tag.

3. Cut 1 3/4 X 1 3/4 from designer paper (Let It Snow); adhere to front of base with liquid glue (#110755)

4. Punch a small ornament with the smallest punch in the Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack from Red Glimmer paper. Adhere to front of tag with dimensionals.

5. Tie a piece of Whisper White twine in a tiny bow an adhere to top of ornament.

Your tags are now ready--add some red shred and chocolate to the bottom of the tiny treat box. Layer the 6 tags on top and close the lid

Your gift is ready for giving.

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Another Fast Wrap!

Today I'll show you Another Fast Wrap! Tuesday we talked about a super gift for the holidays--a box of your own hand made cards....and we looked at a really quick way that is pretty and quick to wrap them! Today we're going to do another super quick wrap of your hand made cards...this one is a bit fancier... Christmas gleaming

Again, we're using the acetate card box for the 'box' and we're using the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper for the 'wrap' inside the acetate card box.  All very quick and easy.

Here's a close up of the tags. Gleaming tags

Even though it's fancier than the snowmen...it's still very quick and easy...you could make it even faster by using the ornament punch with another piece of the designer paper instead of embossing the ornament image. I love embossing but if you do not...then just use the ornament punch with a contrasting piece of the Brightly Gleaming designer paper instead.

I'll give you the steps and measurements below and following that I'll provide you with the supply list. Remember that if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (KZ4ZW9AH), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, do you 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!

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer series paper (Brightly Gleaming) 10 3/4 X 5 3/4, score on the long side at 4 3/8, 4 7/8, 9 1/4, and 9 3/4.  Fold on the score lines and insert this like a tube inside the acetate box.

2. Add your cards and envelopes to the box--the number it will hold depends on the number of card layers that each card contains.

3. Cut a 28" piece of Classic Weave Vanilla Ribbon - says Merry Christmas. Tie around box in a big pretty bow.

4. Use the embossing buddy on a piece of copper foil and Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp the ornament images (Christmas Gleaming stamp set) in Versamark on each of these papers. Sprinkle the copper foil with copper embossing powder and the Very Vanilla with gold embossing powder. Heat with Heat Tool until shiny and raised.

5. Punch out both with the Gleaming Ornament punch and adhere under the bow with glue dots.

Your gift is ready for giving!

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The Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever!

Today I'll tell you about The Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever! What would any thoughtful person want that is totally unique and awesome to receive?

A box of handmade cards from YOU!

And what would you enjoy more than giving them that gift but NOT spending a lot of time or money on the wrapping?

Answer: Put those handmade cards in the Acetate Card Box...but wait....let's do a bit of pizzazz...line the inside with some Designer Series Paper---check this out: Acetate card box front Acetate card box side

Then add a big red bow and a handmade tag...and you have the Best Gift in the Fastest Wrapping Ever! Tag

You just can't beat giving or receiving handmade cards...the thought and care that goes into them and the receiver will be totally wowed by your thoughtfulness.

I'll give you the steps and measurements below and following that I'll provide you with the supply list. Remember that if you place an online order and use this month's Host code (KZ4ZW9AH), you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Also, do you 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!

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer series paper (Let It Snow) 10 3/4 X 5 3/4, score on the long side at 4 3/8, 4 7/8, 9 1/4, and 9 3/4.  Fold on the score lines and insert this like a tube inside the acetate box.

2. Add your cards and envelopes to the box--the number it will hold depends on the number of card layers that each card contains.

3. Cut a 28" piece of red ruched ribbon. Tie around box in a big pretty bow.

4. From the leftover piece of designer paper punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle; stamp Just For You in Stazon Jet black ink. Punch a 1 1/2" plain circle from Red Glimmer paper (#150427). Adhere the two circles with glue dots. Add 3 red rhinestones.

5. Use your Take a Pick tool and punch a hole in the top. Cut 12" Whisper White Twine and loop through the hole. Tie around the bow.

Your gift is ready for giving!

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Hey Turkey, Check This Out!

Hey Turkey Check This Out! Turkey front view

Wouldn't this look adorable on your holiday table--a take-home treat & add the guest's name with a tag to the bow-- a gift + place holder.

This cutie is quite easy to assemble--the base is the Tiny Treat boxes requiring no adhesive--simply fold together. We added designer paper to the 'body' & used our new leaf dies for the tail feathers... presto--the cutest turkey ever!

I know it's early to talk about Thanksgiving...but I wanted to give you enough time to order your supplies & create these favors before the holiday gets too near. 

Not hosting the holiday at your home?  Make enough for the guests who will be attending the party at someone else's home & take these as a gift/treat for the hostess---she will swoon at your thoughtfulness & receiving a "gift" that is wonderfully ready for 're-gifting.'

These are also great for your co-workers, teachers, small groups, coaches--who wouldn't enjoy receiving one of these cuties filled with their favorite chocolate!

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the Supply list. Order your supplies today so you can get your turkeys completed before the holiday approaches. Remember, if you place your order online and use this month's host code (CWJCVXS7) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you order.

Directions:

1. Before folding the box together, cut four pieces of designer series paper (Gather Together) 1 7/8 X 1 7/8 : adhere to the sides (only) of box with a glue dots. Adhering dsp to box

2. Fill box with autumn colored-shred and chocolate. Cut a 20" piece of gold-edged vanilla ribbon and tie around the box in a bow on box top. Turkey side view

3. Cut two turkey heads from Terra Cotta Tile cardstock .Glue the head/neck together with liquid glue; leave the two bottom tabs unglued and open; draw eyes on both sides of the head with a black marker--adhere these tabs to the box front with glue dots. Head Head assembly

4. Punch a heart (Every Season Punch Pack) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (#119685); fold in half and adhere under turkey chin with glue dots.

5. Stamp large maple leaf (Gather Together stamps) in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock; cut out with leaf framelit (Gathered Leaves dies). Sponge Champagne Mist paint over front of leaf and let dry.

6. Cut two small maple leaves from Crushed Curry and from Cajun Craze cardstock; adhere these to the back of the large maple leaf with liquid glue. Adhere 2 strips of Tear & Tape to the lower front of the large maple leaf; remove backing and adhere to back of the box forming the turkey tail. Tail

Your turkey is ready for giving! Enjoy

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Another Mini Christmas Lantern

Today we're creating Another Mini Christmas Lantern using the Mini Curvy Keepsake die. There are so many treat and gift ideas using this die and today we're creating another decorating idea with it. Stars - closed

We are using the star design from the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, cutting stars in each side and covering the cutout with vellum...this provides a lovely soft light from within. Layering a copper foil star over the opening and crowning that with a copper star element...makes this beauty hard to resist.

I'll give you the directions to create this lantern followed by the Supply list so you can order your supplies to create your own.  Remember if you place an online order (hit the Shop Now button) and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) and you'll receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of designer paper 5.5 X 5.5. Cut the mini curvy keepsake box with your die cutting machine. Fold on all the score lines using a bone folder (#102300) to help make the firm creases. Cut a 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square from Night of Navy cardstock, adhere to inside box bottom with glue dots.

2. Using the small star die (So Many Stars dies) cut a star opening in each "side" of the box. Cut a small piece of vellum and position over each star cutout on the inside of the box (use glue dots on the vellum).

3. Insert a battery-operated tea light inside and fold together the handles of the box. Stars - open

4. Cut a medium star from copper foil and adhere over the star in the front panel; adhere a copper star element in the center.

5. Tie a bow in a 9" piece of copper trim--attach to the box handle with a glue dot.

Your box is ready to go!

Supply List: Click on one of the images and you'll be in my store, order your supplies to create these cuties right now.

 


An easy Christmas lantern

Today we're creating An Easy Christmas Lantern. It's created with the new Mini Curvy Keepsake die..its super easy...since the box is created with a single die..it just folds together--with no glue. Acetate further away

Using the new Mercury Acetate sheets--there are natural "window' openings in the mercury to let the battery-operated tea lights to shine through the clear spaces.  Just adding a lovely curly red ribbon and a bit of holly---your lantern is ready for giving. Acetate further away

Wouldn't this be a lovely place card at your holiday gathering? Just add a tag with the seating name and your guests can take it home and add it to their Christmas tree as a wonderful keepsake from your event.

Create several of these lanterns and place them all over your tree as an sweet way to light up your tree.

Or simply add this little keepsake to your hand-delivered card or gift.. it would be a super addition to a gift card. I always like to give a small gift along with the gift card.

I'll give you the directions to create this lantern followed by the Supply list so you can order your supplies to create your own.  Remember if you place an online order (hit the Shop Now button) and use this month's Host code (CWJCVXS7) and you'll receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of Mercury Acetate 5.5 X 5.5. Cut the mini curvy keepsake box with your die cutting machine. Fold on all the score lines using a bone folder (#102300) to help make the firm creases.

2. Insert a battery-operated tea light inside and fold together the handles of the box. Acetate - open

3. Tie a bow in a 9" piece of curly read ribbon--attach to the box handle with a glue dot.

4. Stamp holly (Free Skate stamp set) in Memento ink  on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock; color with Dark Call Me Clover Blend and Dark Real Red Blend. Cut out with matching die with die cut machine. Adhere to box handle with glue dot.

Your box is ready to go!

Supply List: Click on one of the images and you'll be in my store, order your supplies to create these cuties right now.