3D & Paper Crafting Projects

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.

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


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.

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


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!

 

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


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.

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


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!

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