3D Thursday: Pyramid Gift Box

It’s Thursday again, AND my birthday, so I decided to make a birthday themed project for my turn for 3D Thursday! This little Pyramid Gift Box was fun to make!

I used bright and fun patterns from the NEW Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, and a template that was based on a combiation of our retired Curvy Keppskaes Box and a pattern built into my Brother Scan n’ Cut! It was super easy to make! I kept mine simple, with only minimal decoration and embellishments, but it could definitely be dressed up more according to the occasion!

This project was made with a template (which is provided on my project sheet), and measures about 3-1/2 inches square on the bottom and about 3-1/2 inches tall as shown. The size can easily be adjusted by enlarging or reducing the template before using it! I will also say that due to the shape of this box, it’s best for small, flat gifts, or something that is narrow in the middle, as the sides slope up and will not close if the gift is too wide. I had initally tried to put a ring box in, but it wouldn’t close, so I switched to a small jewelry pouch instead:

If you would like more info on my project, or instructions for how to create your own, please download my FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a fantastic day!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for May 2021

Happy May, and welcome to another Color Fusers blog hop! This month, we have a pretty combo of Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, and Bumblebee to share. I love this time of year because my favorite flowers are in season: TULIPS! I planted over 300 tulip bulbs in my yard last year, and they are in full bloom right now, so I decided to use that as my inspiration for this month’s project!

There is a tulip farm close to where I live called Wicked Tulips. They plant over 500,000 tulip bulbs every year, in every color you can imagine. It is definitely one of my favorite places! When you pick your own tulips there, they have wrapping stations where you can wrap them, and they provide brown kraft floral paper to wrap them in. I wanted to design my card to look like a bouquet of tulips, and I used Crumb Cake DSP to make my “wrapping”, as it reminds me of the bouquets I’ve put together at the tulip farm. Here’s a picture of one of my actual bouquets from there (it rained the day I went, that’s why they’re wet!):

For this card, I used the Timeless Tulips stamp set. This set has one large and two smaller tulip stamps. The largest tulip coordinates with the Tulip Builder Punch. When I stamped the large tulips, I used the Rock n Roll technique. To do this, I inked up the stamp in either Bumblebee or Flirty Flamingo, then took the stamp and gently rolled just the edges of the stamp around in Poppy Parade ink, so that the darker ink blends along the edges with the lighter color. If you look closely at the largest tulips on my card, you can see the variation in color this technique produces:

In addition to the large tulips, I also stamped a few of each of the smaller ones in solid colors, then carefully “fussy cut” those with Paper Snips.

This card has a Poppy Parade base, a Pool Party middle layer, and a top layer of Basic White. The top layer was cut with a die from the NEW Scalloped Contours Dies, and was spattered in Pool Party ink with a Water Painter to add a bit more detail!

To make the bouquet, I first made the wrapping. I used a 6 x 6 piece of DSP from the new Neutrals Color Assortment. I placed one of the corners so it was pointing up, and then scored and folded both sides in, as shown in the photos below:

I then opened the paper so it was flat, then arranged my tulips as shown below:

Once I had all of the large tulips arranged and adhered the way I wanted, I tucked a few of the smaller tulips into the bouquet as well:

Once I had everything the way I wanted it, I folded the flaps over, and adhered them so they stayed closed. I then placed the bouquet on the card and carefully trimmed off the excess. I stamped my sentiment, added a white twine bow, as well as a few Pool Party rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and my card was complete!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Poppy Parade cardstock base : 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Pool Party cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Basic White top layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

I hope you have enjoyed my project this month! Please continue on to the next stop on our hop today, which is Brenda Nelson‘s page!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Nicolle

Our full hop line up for this month is as follows:

Melissa Kerman

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Brenda Nelson

Tami Hewlett

Gail Ellis

Bonnie O’Neill

Melanie Hockin

3D Thursday: Four Seasons Frame

Welcome to a new week and a new 3D Thursday prokject! Today we have Guest Designer Kirsteen Gill joining us. Kirsteen has created a beautiful four seasons sampler, using products from the NEW Beauty of the Earth Suite. All products from this new suite will be available May 4th, when the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live! Here is her full project:

And here’s a close up of each tree individually:

If you would like step by step instructions for how to create your own sampler, you can download Kirsteen’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below:

It really is such a pretty project!

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Graduation Explosion Box Card

For 3D Thursday this week, Sarah Wills has created this amazing and FUN Graduation themed explosion box! Sarah has twin girls graduating from high school this year, so she definitely has graduation on her mind! Take a look at her awesome project:

When I saw Sarah’s project, I was in awe! Then I remembered that my niece is graduating from high school this year, so I am planning to make one for her! I will be sure to post that one once it’s done. Here’s a few more pictures of Sarah’s project:

Do you have any grads in your life? Want to make this project? Then feel free to download and print Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below! As soon as I am done writing this post, I’ll be printing it out myself!

I hope you have enjoyed Sarah’s project! Please check back next week for something new from one of our very talented Guest Designers!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

3d Thursday: Kitty Key Cover

Thursday has arrived again, and it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, we have Guest Designer Betty Traciak joining us. She has created a Kitty Key Cover, using items from the Playful Pets Suite! How cool is this? It covers the key and then slides along the ribbon so you can uncover the key when you need to. Check it out:

Isn’t this a great idea? What’s really neat about Betty’s project is that it’s covered in clear iron on vinyl. The vinyl will definitely make this project more durable and protect it from the elements!

If you would like more info on Betty’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below. It contains step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list!

Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Clearance Rack Refresh!

The online Clearance Rack has been restocked, and there are some fantastic deals available! LOTS of recently retired holiday products have been added, with some marked down as much as 60%! Clearance Rack items are available only while supplies last, and some items will sell out FAST! To shop, click HERE or click on the image above!

Please let me know if you have any questions! Happy Shopping!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Mini Purse Lip Balm Holder

Today’s 3D Thursday project was created by the very talented Twila Davis! It’s a mini purse created to hold lip balm! Wouldn’t you love to get lip balm from someone in such cute packaging?

Twila’s project features brightly colored cardstock and Designer Series Paper in Melon Mambo, plus a sweet gift tag for Mother’s Day from the Wrapped Bouquet stamp set. This could easily be swtiched up for any occasion though, just by switching the sentiment on the tag!

If you would like to create some of these for yourself or friends, you can download Twila’s FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below. It contains full color, step by step instructions, along with a list of everything you need to create this adorable gift holder!

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for April 2021

Hello, and Happy Spring! Welcome to our Color Fusers Blog Hop for April. Today we have a pretty combination of Seaside Spray, Old Olive, and Real Red to share with you!

My card today features NEW Designer Series Paper from the upcoming Annual Catalog. It’s the Regals color family paper, and I used one of the designs in Real Red for my background. I used two stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp sets and stamped them all over the DSP in White Craft ink, then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I then layered that over Basic White and layered both over a Real Red base. I stamped some of the paint spatters from the Painted Poppies set along the right side of the base in Versamark ink before mounting the layers onto the card.

I tied a piece of Old Olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack, and tied a little bow, which I then secured with Linen Thread and left the ends loose for a little more detail. The sentiment was stamped In Seaside Spray ink, and is from the You Are Amazing stamp set. It’s punched with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch and mounted to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also stamped the inside with another image from the Painted Poppies stamp set, and repeated the same image on the envelope as well.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Real Red cardstock base: 4-1/4 x 11 (scored at 5-1/2 and folded in half)

Basic White cardstock middle layer: 3-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches

Regals DSP top layer in Real Red: 3-1/8 x 4-1/2 inches

Basic White sentiment piece: 1-3/8 x 2 inches (approximate)

Basic White insert: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

To finish my card, I added a few clear Elegant Faceted gems. I love the little extra sparkle they give this card!

Please continue onto the next stop on our hop today, which is Jo Anne Hewins‘ page! I’m sure she has something lovely to share!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Our full hop line up for this month is as follows:

Gail Ellis

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Jo Anne Hewins

Tami Hewlett

Brenda Nelson

Melissa Kerman

Bonnie O’Neill

Melanie Hockin

3D Thursday: Easy Fold Treat Basket

Happy Thursday, Everyone! And Happy April! We have a super versatile project today from Guest Designer Mary Jo Snyder to share. Check out what she has created:

Isn’t that adorable? With Easter right around the corner, these would make perfect little place holders, favors, treats, etc. But really, these would be perfect for any occasion as well, and all you would need to do is switch up the paper, colors, and treats inside!

If you would like to learn more about Mary Jo’s project, as well as learn how you can make these yourself, please download her FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It contains full instructions and a supply list!

Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back next Monday for an all new Color Fusers project, and of course, a new 3D Thursday project on Thursday.

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Classic Label Tie Box

It’s finally SPRING! Here in CT, the snow has finally melted and the birds are finally singing. A handful of 60+ degree days, and we’ve already begun the daily battle of my boys wanting to wear shorts to school! But I digress…

Today, we have the very talented Sarah Edwards joining us as our Guest Designer for 3D Thursday! Sarah has created this very cute Classic Label Tie Box, using items from the Well Suited Suite:

I just love the colors and patterns that Sarah used for her project! Here’s a view of her project from the side:

The finished box measures approximately 4 to 4-1/2 inches square. Colors that Sarah used include Pacific Point, Basic Black, Night of Navy, and Basic White. This is such a perfect little gift box! Switch up the colors and design on the top for any occasion you wish!

If you would like more info on Sarah’s project, you can download and print her FREE project sheet HERE or click the image below:

Thanks for stopping by today! Please check back next week for an all new project!

Nicolle