3D & Paper Crafting Projects

Quick & Easy Place Card & Favor or a Simple Treat Gift with Stampin'Up! Simply Classic Treat Boxes

Today we're creating a Quick & Easy Place Card & Favor or a Simple Treat Gift with Stampin'Up! Simply Classic Treat Boxes.

Simply classic treat box

These little cuties come flat and you simply fold them together--the gold is stunning and the little ribbon top knot is already in the design. There are 10 in  a pack for $10...it's a bargain too!

Here's today's project---you can use it on you holiday table for seating and a take home box of sweets or you can simply use it as a lovely little memento to those you want to remember over the holidays but don't necessarily want to purchase a gift.

Angle view

Here's a better side view

Side

And from the top..

Top

Note: I used real candy canes but you can substitute plastic canes and this can become an annual decoration for you or the recipient!

Believe me it is quick to put together and the results are stunning--you'll get tons of ooohs and aaahhh when you give them away.

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product

(I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Cut Real Red cardstock 2 1/2 X 3 (cut 2 pieces and glue together)

2. Cut Red Velvet 2 1/2 X 3; adhere to the red cardstock with liquid glue.

3. On cardstock side adhere the 2 candy canes with a hot glue gun.  (note - lay carstock on table and hang the canes over the end of a table with the crook down until glue solidifies & cools)

Candy cane

Building sled

4. Assemble the Simply Classic Box. Cut 4 pieces of designer paper (Tidings of Christmas) 1 3/4 X 1 5/8; adhere to sides of gold top with liquid glue or glue dots. Fill box with treats and sit box on sled.

5. Cut approximately 24" of Gold shimmer ribbon, bring under sled and tie in bow over top of box.

6. Die cut label (Stockings die) from white cardstock. Punch hole with a handheld 1/8" punch.  

    *Die cut 2 tiny holly leaves (Christmas Cheer dies) from Shaded Spruce cardstock; cut off stems and align on label with a glue dot. Adhere 3 red rhinestones at base.

    *Write on name of recipient

    *Cut approximately 12" of gold cord (Simply Elegant Trim), loop through tag hole and tie in bow around gold bow.

Your treat is ready for giving!

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How to Make a Shaker Christmas Gift Tag with a Jar Dome

Today I'll show you How to Make  a Shaker Christmas Gift Tag with a Jar Dome! Look at this cutie.

Jar tag

Who wouldn't love to have this on their gift package or gift bag! Best part is that you can coordinate it with any of your packaging designs and color schemes---you simply punch the designer paper of your choice and add a coordinating ribbon bow and you have the perfect tag for any gift.

The Soft Subtle sequins will blend well with any color scheme but you can switch those out for the Sequins for Everything (green, red, gold, silver) (#153556 in the annual catalog).

I'll give you the step by step directions followed by the supply list so you can order your supplies today. 

Remember if you use this month's host code (HWWK9AFV) you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).

Directions:

1. Lay a jar dome on Basic White cardstock and trace with a pencil around the outside, hand cut with paper snips.

Draw around dome for backing

    *On one side stamp "to" and "from" in black ink (Well Defined stamp set #156532).

To from

2. Punch your designer paper (I used Gingerbread & Peppermint) with the Jar punch; adhere this image to the center of the white cardstock (the side without the stamping). 

    *Punch a small hole at the top of this jar with a handheld 1/8" punch.

    *Cut approximately 12" of silver twine (Simply Elegant Trim) and loop through the hole.

    *Add approximately 1 teaspoon of soft subtle sequins to the middle of this piece...push in a pile to the center.

Add sequins

3. Punch another jar from Basic White cardstock (toss the jar) and lay the dome over this piece so the jar is "open' and trace around the outside of the dome with a pencil and hand cut around this with paper snips. This now looks like a large jar with a jar image punched out. Lay aside.

Top layer pencil line

4. Now take the adhesive backing off the back side of the dome. Position the dome over the jar with the sequins in the center and press firmly especially near the twine to seal well.

5. Now remove the adhesive backing off the front side of the dome. Adhere the white jar cut in step #3 to the adhesive on the front of the tag.

6. Cut approximately 8" double stitched red satin ribbon--tie a bow and adhere to neck of jar with a glue dot.

Jar tag

Your tag is ready for giving!

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How to Create the Cutest Quickest Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'll show you How to Create the Cutest Quickest Christmas Gift Tag! In fact, here are three tags...

All 3

These cuties are created with the Jar Tag Punch--they are quickly and easily embellished, add silver twine and stamp "to" and "from" and you are finished. You can punch out a gazillion in no time...what you choose to embellish determines how quickly you'll complete the tags.

First, let me give credit for this idea from one of Sandi's Sister Stampers, Stephany Lubbes. She emailed several of her  Christmas gift tags and I thought using the jar punch was a terrific and quick idea. So she's given me permission to use her idea in my blog post. Thanks a million, Stephany. 

Are you one of those stampers that doesn't like to spend a long time creating awesome Wow stamps because they get tossed quickly when the gifts are opened? Do the people you give gifts to not appreciate all your  hard work? Then these are the tags for you! Simple--cute--fast!

You can use any designer paper and create something fun and cute using Gingerbread & Peppermint or more elegant and stunning using Whimsy & Wonder...your choice.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (HWWK9AFV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! 

Directions:

1. Punch a jar image from Basic White cardstock and from Designer paper (samples use Gingerbread & Peppermint).

2. Adhere the 2 jars together with liquid glue.

3. Punch a hole in the top using a 1/8" handheld circle punch.

4. Cut 12" silver twine (Simple Elegant Trim, loop through hole for tying to gift.

5. Stamp "to" "from" (Well-Defined) on the white tag using Memento ink (any coordinating color ink can be used).

6. Adhere rhinestones to the center of the candies in jar tag #1

1Add red rhinestones to jar tag #2

2Die cut snow flake (Stitched Snowflakes dies) from Basic White cardstock, add rhinestone to center. Add to jar tag #3 with a glue dot.

Your tags are ready to use!

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How to Create the Quickest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag #2

Today I'll show you How to Create the Quickest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag #2. Tuesday we created the first Shaker Christmas Gift Tag --if you missed it check it out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/11/how-to-make-the-fastest-shaker-christmas-gift-tag.html

Today we're making another version and see what a difference a bit of designer paper can make... Birds

 

and a little closer look...

Bird cuThese are so quick and easy that you can create dozens in a short time just by changing the stamp in the dome and the designer paper surrounding the dome. A bit of contrasting cardstock around the edges with some snazzy ribbon--you have what can become a lovely gift in itself.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (HWWK9AFV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Shaded Spruce cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut designer paper (Tydings of Christmas) 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 3/8 X 3 1/8

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the designer paper layer (keep the die cut)

    *Center the designer paper (don't glue it down yet) over the white cardstock and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock.

3. Stamp bird image (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Color with Real Red and Shaded Spruce alcohol Blends.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to three of the larger stamped dots to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the bird images--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the designer paper layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the designer paper and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins. Apply liquid glue to the back of this unit and center on the spruce layer.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of double stitched red satin ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" of the red ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Birds back

Your tag is ready for giving!

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How to Make the Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag

Today I'm going to show you How to Make the  Fastest Shaker Christmas Gift Tag!

Take a look-- Tag ornament

Now a closer look at the stamping...

Close up

And, the double whammy is that the recipient can use this to decorate their tree or hang in the wind0w--two for the price of one!

Doesn't this look like a million bucks? But no, it's a very simple and quick design. Using the Classic Cloche domes--that's all the hard work done for you...you simply stamp, add sequins and you're done!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (TMTS2VZV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Cut Basic White cardstock 3 5/8 (length) by 3 3/8 (width); use the corner rounder (Detailed Trio punch) to round the top 2 corners.

2. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 3 1/2 X 3 1/4; use the corner rounder on the top 2 corners.

    *Use the dome die (Classic Cloche Bundle) to cut the "hole" in the balmy layer (keep the die cut)

    *Stamp random dots (Classic Cloche stamps) in Balmy Blue on the Balmy blue layer

    *Center the balmy cardstock (don't glue it down yet) over the white and using a pencil draw the dome opening on the white cardstock

Pencil3. Stamp village outline (Classic Cloche stamp set) in Memento ink centered within the penciled area. Stamp the coloring overlay in Balmy Blue to color the houses.

    *Add 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small rhinestone to the "sky" to add a bit of sparkle

    *If desired, erase the penciled marks

    *Add about a teaspoon of sequins (Subtle Shimmer Sequins) on top of the stamped village--be sure to keep the sequins centered.

4. Remove the adhesive covering on the TOP (front) of the dome; insert the dome through backside of the die cut opening of the Balmy Blue layer.

    * Add a few dots of liquid glue to the underside of the Balmy layer and remove the adhesive covering from the dome backside.

    *Layer this centered over the white stamped layer--press down well to make sure there's a good seal for retaining the sequins.

5. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any hand held 1/8" or 1/4" punch

    *Cut 18" of Glittered Shimmer White ribbon--loop through hole.

    *Cut approximately 8" white ribbon, tie a bow and adhere to top of dome using a glue dot.

6. On the dome die cut out  stamp "to" and "from" in Memento ink. Note you can mount these on the same block to save time.

Mount to from

7. Adhere this dome cut out to back of tag with liquid glue.

Back
Your tag is ready for giving!

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Another Simple Quick DIY Christmas Gift Tag Using Delicate Baubles Dies

Today I'm going to show you Another Simple Quick DIY Christmas Gift Tag Using Delicate Baubles Dies. And if you read all the way there's a bonus tag today and a bonus idea.

If you missed Tuesdays first gift tag you can see it here  https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/11/how-to-create-simple-quick-diy-christmas-gift-tags-using-delicate-baubles-dies.html.

Today we're using the same die for the base--the arabesque solid image die &  the top layer with the Christmas tree die---isn't that stunning? Add a few Holiday Rhinestones to the tree star & side starts --and you have one fantastically beautiful gift tag.

Tree

Closer...

Tree cu

I did add Wink of Stella to the tree branches (on the designer paper) -- regardless of the light I cannot capture that sparkle--but this adds great dimension to the tree.

Now I love to color--so as I looked at the coordinating stamp set I see a beautiful stamp that we can die cut with the arabesque die..this image is wonderful for coloring but I had limited time---so here's a quick rendition of the stamped tag and I did use the Blends and a ton of rhinestones because---there's never too much sparkle! So here's your bonus gift tag...

Colored on redAnd a bit closer to see the sparkles...

Colored cuAnd again I did use Wink of Stella but I can't get it to sparkle in the photo!

And now your bonus idea! Why not make a dozen of these cuties, bundle them into one of the acetate card boxes (#144628--10 boxes for $7, annual catalog p. 137) and you have an wonderful gift for someone on your list! Everyone can use gift tags--they will look beautiful and festive through the acetate--just add a ribbon and a gift tag and you're set!

I hope you enjoyed these Gift tags---they are super fun and your recipients will think you are a true artist! Enjoy!

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (TMTS2VZV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Die cut the solid image of the arabesque design from your favorite Designer Series Paper (I used Tidings of Christmas) and another from Basic White cardstock--adhere these with liquid glue.

2. Die cut the Christmas tree image from Shaded Spruce cardstock--using small dots of liquid glue adhere this to the top of the solid designer paper image.

Note: Using Adhesive Sheets on the back of the Shaded Spruce cardstock prior to die-cutting can be very quick when applying this layer to the designer paper.

3. Stamp 'to-from' in black in on the back of the tag.

4. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any handheld 1/4"  circle punch. 

5. Cut approximately 18" of Glittered White ribbon, loop through the above hole and you're ready   to go!

Your tag is ready for giving.

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How to Create Simple Quick DIY Christmas Gift Tags Using Delicate Baubles Dies

Today I'll show you How to Create Simple Quick DIY Christmas Gift Tags Using Delicate Baubles Dies!

If you checked out our creations last week we were making tea light tent cards with the Delicate Baubles Dies--if you missed these check them out here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/11/how-to-light-up-your-tent-card.html and here https://www.sandilovesstamping.com/2021/11/how-to-make-another-tea-light-card.html.

You'll see that in these creations we had 'trash' that we turned into simple lovely gift tags. So I decided we should create some intentional tags and bump up the creativity a bit. Here's today's creation using these dies..

Merry & bright

And a closer look at the details

Merry & bright cu

And on the back we stamped the 'to-from' found in the Bright Baubles coordinating stamp set.

Merry & bright backYou can see the back of the tag is as pretty as the front since we are using double sided designer paper (cut with the solid image dies). The top layer on the front is die cut from red velvet paper--adds lustrous color as well as texture...makes you look like a pro!

Then a punch out of white cardstock using the Label Me lovely punch stamped with 'to from"  and add a loop of sheer red ribbon ---your tag is completed...it's quick, simple and looks fantastic on any gift.

These tags are so quick that you can pop out a dozen in no time. You can use your favorite designer paper--use contrasting cardstock for the top layer and you have a new different tag. In fact, if you have tons of scrap designer paper leftover from your other projects--this is a wonderful way to use that up and turn out some really great tags for your Christmas gifts this year.

I'll give you the step by step directions below followed by the list of supplies that are used.

Remember if you place an order online & use my monthly Host Code (TMTS2VZV) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each  $50 in product that you purchase.

Directions:

1. Die cut the solid image of the arabesque design from your favorite Designer Series Paper (I used Heartwarming Hugs).

2. Die cut the Merry & Bright image from red velvet paper---using small dots of liquid glue adhere this to the top of the solid designer paper image.

Note: Using Adhesive Sheets on the back of the red velvet prior to die-cutting can be very quick when applying this layer to the designer paper.

3. Punch white cardstock with Label Me Lovely punch; stamp "to-from" (Bright Baubles stamp set) in black ink. Adhere this to the back of the gift tag.

4. Punch a hole in the top of the tag using any handheld 1/4"  circle punch. 

5. Cut approximately 18" of sheer red ribbon, loop through the above hole and you're ready   to go!

Your tag is ready for giving.

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Create a Lovely Desk Art Gallery in Seconds for Pennies

Today I'll show you how to Create a Lovely Desk Art Gallery in Seconds for Pennies! After Tuesday's adventure with a wall hanging, I noticed a frame in the book case with nothing in it--then I though--hey, let's see what we can do...and even more quickly than the wall hanging I had a gorgeous framed Desk Art to really brighten up a winter day with the promis of spring.

Yes, I used the same sheet of Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper but just the upper left corner this time...

Desk art

I simply cut a 5 X 7 piece from the 12 X 12 Fine Floral Art designer paper, inserted it in the frame (I did remove the glass) and added a bright shiny brass butterfly using the Floating & Fluttering die set (Fluttering Dies) with the ultra shiny brass foil paper. I pulled up the wings slightly and adhered the butterfly with a glue dot. And, it's kind of like magic but I didn't need my wand this time.

Need to brighten up a shelf in your stamp room or need a quick pick-me-up gift for a friend? You can complete this project in less than 10 minutes and that's if you have to grab coffee first!

Below is a list of the supplies I used for this art and remember Sale-a-bration items can be earned when you purchase $50 in Stampin'Up! product you can get one for free. There are other freebies that you can recieve for $50 or $100 purchases--if you don't have a SAB brochure you can click here to download one Download 2021_SAB_US

If you haven't received your Jan-June Mini, you can download it here Download JJ_2021_US

If you are like me and want a hard copy to hold in your hands (and don't already have a demonstrator) contact me and we'll get one to you.

Sale-a-bration is January through February--these free items are available as long as supplies last--so you want to grab these goodies soon.

Also, if you place an order online and use this month's host code (TYTK7BJZ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

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Elegant Wall Art Gallery in Seconds

Today I'm going to show you how to create Elegant Wall Art Gallery in Seconds.....for just pennies...check this out....

Wall sunlight

No, I am not an artist! I cannot even draw stick figures well--even my handwriting is atrocious (right, Diane?)! But this wall art is simply exquisite and I created it in just seconds...the base art is a sheet of Designer Series Paper from that elegant set Fine Art Florals. There are multitudes of beautiful designs in that set for creating cards and memory albums...but this one leaped from the set and screamed---I'm Wall Art! And so, it is.

I added a couple of accent pieces...see the butterflies in brass foil paper....

Butterflies sun

I also stamped and added two flowers using the 2-step stamps from the Art Gallery stamp set (Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade ink) and adhered them to the flower field with dimensionals--this adds a bit of interest and depth to the entire layout...

 


Flowers sun

Of course, you can change the complete look of the art by changing the frame color--but I chose white to enhance the bright fresh look of the art...by changing the frame to black and changing the butterflies to black the entire feel is different.

So grab a sheet of this exquisite designer paper and a frame--see what your Art Gallery looks like!

Below is a list of the supplies I used for this art and remember Sale-a-bration items can be earned when you purchase $50 in Stampin'Up! product you can get one for free. There are other freebies that you can recieve for $50 or $100 purchases--if you don't have a SAB brochure you can click here to download one Download 2021_SAB_US

If you haven't received your Jan-June Mini, you can download it here Download JJ_2021_US

If you are like me and want a hard copy to hold in your hands (and don't already have a demonstrator) contact me and we'll get one to you.

Sale-a-bration is January through February--these free items are available as long as supplies last--so you want to grab these goodies soon.

Also, if you place an order online and use this month's host code (TYTK7BJZ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Supply list: Click on any product image below and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now:


Easiest Quickest Christmas Gift Decoration!

Today I'll show you the Easiest Quickest Christmas Gift Decoration!  By now we're in high gear for making Christmas Gifts...so today I'll show you a lovely gift that you can create in about 15 minutes (it takes a few minutes to clean the glass)..

So this is the simple wall hanging without any adornment---it's in a white frame

Peace in white frame

 

Here's the same hanging--with "Peace" added and in a red frame...so you can see how just a change in color of the frame can make this hanging look a bit different.

Peace on dark background

Good things about this gift are that it is gender neutral and whether or not you celebrate Christmas or another winter holiday--it still works!

We're using the Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper...just slip the sheet out of the package and into a 12 X 12 frame that you can locate an any number of stores this season.  You can leave the glass in or remove it--that's sort of personal preference.

You can also add a red bow to the top or bottom of the frame--also personal preference but I just like it without. You can also add some Wink of Stella to the snowcaps on the mountains and other snowy areas..again what you like.

Since each package of designer paper has 2 sheets of this design--you can have 2 gifts ready in less that 20 minutes...not too bad. And since the designer paper is $11.50 and you'll still have 10 sheets left to play with (tune back in Thursday for another use for this DSP), these become a relatively inexpensive but striking gift.

There's still time to order and get this well before Christmas (remember December 9th is the last day to place an order and be fairly sure to get it by Christmas).

If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (J2AMZZ9S) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (selected by me) for each $50 in product that you purchase. I'll be happy to place an order for you but I can't use the host code if I place it.

Also, The January - June Mini catalog and the Jan-Feb Sale-a-bration catalogs will be out soon! If you need one, contact me and I'll get them to you if you don't already have a demonstrator.

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