3D Thursday: Paper Blooms Flower Vase

Another Thursday has completely snuck up on me, and that means it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! Sarah Wills is our designer this week, and she has created these adorable treat holders using Clear Mini Treat Boxes and Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper:

These are so sweet, and can be used for so many different things! Fill with your favorite treat and use them as favors, place markers, coworker gifts, teacher gifts, and more! Here’s a close up of each individually:

If you would like more information about Sarah’s project, as well as complete instructions so you can make your own, you can download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below:

Please check back next week for another fun 3D Thursday project! I will also be hopping with the Color Fusers team on Monday, so I hope you’ll stop by to check that out as well!

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Fine Art Floral Gift Tin

This week, we have Guest Designer Diane Lethbridge joining us for 3D Thursday! Diane has created some gift tins using products from the Fine Art Floral Suite. Take a look at how pretty her project is:

These would be perfect for giving so many different gifts! And they can be decorated and switched up for any occasion or holiday just by using different paper and embellishments! I’m not sure where Diane got her tins, but I know I’ve seen them at the dollar store. (And you get 4 in one package with lid inserts!) This is such a versatile project!

If you would like to learn more about Diane’s project and/or make your own, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below:

Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back next week for another fun 3D project!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Super Mario Matchbook Valentine’s Treat Holder

Twila Davis is our designer for this week’s 3D Thursday project, and she has created this adorable Mario Valentine’s Treat Holder:

Aren’t these so cute? She made them with her grandson for his class at school. My boys are HUGE fans of Mario, and they would LOVE these! They perfectly coordinate with the little Valentine’s treat she found to go inside:

I am sure his classmates will absolutely love them!

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

Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back next week for a new project. Enjoy the rest of your week, and Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Hey Chick Cookie Treat Holder

This week, we have Guest Designer Tammy Shaia from Be Creative Stamping joining us for 3D Thursday! Tammy has used the NEW Hey Chick Bundle to create this adorable Cookie Treat Holder:

If you have been a Stampin’ Up! customer for a while, then you may remember the Hey Chick stamp set from 2017’s Sale-a-Bration. It was a stamp set that was available for free with a $50 purchase, and it is one of the most popular Sale-a-Bration items in Stampin’ Up! history! It was so popular, that Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back for purchase, and even created coordinating cutting dies to go with it! (And there’s another bundle called Hey Birthday Chick with coordinating dies that goes really well with it too!) You can see both bundles HERE.

But getting back to Tammy’s project….in addition to her Hey Chick Cookie Holder, Tammy made a second version of her project, using the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle:

This is such a versatile project that can be made for any occasion just by switching up colors, papers, and embellishments! I really love it!

You can make your own version of Tammy’s project by downloading and printing her FREE project sheet HERE. You can also click on the image below to open the sheet!

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s 3D Thursday project. Please check back next week for another fun project!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

Colors Fusers Blog Hop for February 2021

Happy February! And welcome to our Color Fusers blog hop for this month. It is a freezing cold day here in CT, and we are about to get 7-14 inches of snow dumped on us over the next 24 hours. I am trying to get this blog post done and posted before we lose our power and/or internet. I live in a very rural area, and it’s pretty much a given any time we have a big storm! Hopefully, it won’t be too bad!

Our color combo for this month’s hop is a bright and fun combo of Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay. I love to pair brights with black and white, as I feel it really makes the colors pop! So here is what I came up with for this month:

This project features the new Vine Design Bundle, which can be found on page 62 of the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. To make this card, I used watercolor paper and my Water Painters to make a watercolor wash with all three of this month’s colors. (Of course, I didn’t think to take a picture of it before I dried and cut it. Sorry!) I took a 3-1/2 by 5 inch piece of the water color paper and brushed on the colors so it looked like diagonal stripes across the paper. I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying process, then cut it with the large round die from the Flowering Vines Dies. Before cutting, I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the paper. This in essence created a sticker from the die cut, so that when I was ready to mount it to the card, I just had the peel the backing off and apply. I LOVE the adhesive sheets! They are truly a Godsend to someone like me who makes a HUGE mess with glue (no matter how careful I am!)

Once the die cut was mounted to the white layer, I layered that onto a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock and wrapped both with a piece of Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. I then heat embossed the Hello sentiment onto Basic Black cardstock, and cut it with the Double Oval Punch. I mounted the ribbon wrapped layers onto a Basic Black cardstock base, cut a second smaller piece of ribbon and created a simple knot close to the sentiment piece. My sentiment was mounted with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added some Opal Rounds, mounted an inside white layer, and my card was complete! It’s a simple design this month, but I love how it came out!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Bermuda Bay cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Basic White cardstock top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Floral Die Cut diameter: 3-1/8 inches

Black Sentiment Oval: 15/16 x 1-13/16 inches

The Vine Design Bundle is available as a bundle, and purchasing them as such will save you 10% off the price of purchasing the stamps and dies separately. (Of course they are also available separately as well, if you’re only looking for one or the other!) You can find ordering info for these, and all of the supplies I used for this card, at the bottom of today’s post!

Please continue onto the next stop on our hop this month, which is Melanie Hockin’s page! You won’t want to miss what she has created!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

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

Meliisa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Gail Ellis

Nicolle Belesimo –> YOU ARE HERE

Melanie Hockin

Bonnie O’Neill

Brenda Nelson

3D Thursday: Art Gallery Fluttering Wall Hanging

It’s Thursday! And that means, it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, we have a beautiful butterfly themed wall hanging by Debbie Henderson. She has used items from the Art Gallery Suite to create this stunning project:

Isn’t it so pretty? I love the colors Debbie used as well! The Purple Posy for the butterflies looks so great against the reds and yellows of the flowers. Debbie also used the new Gilded Leafing to add some shine to her project. I have not tried it yet, as honestly, I’m a little intimidated by it (lol), but I have seen some really beautiful projects made with it. I really need to pull mine out and give it a try! Here’s an up close look at the detail the leafing adds to Debbie’s project:

If you would like more info on Debbie’s project, as well as instructions on how you can make your own, you can download Debbie’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Little Debbie Nutty Bars Treat Holder

This week we have Guest Designer Amanda Waldhart joining us! She has created this very sweet Little Debbie Nutty Bars Treat Holder. Look how cute this is:

As someone who grew up with Little Debbie treats in my lunchbox every day, I really love this project! And those particular treats look so yummy! This is such a cute way to dress up this treat and give it to someone special. I need to make treats for my sons’ classes this year for Valentine’s Day, but due to COVID, they have to be individually wrapped and store bought. I’m thinking these might be it!

If you love Amanda’s project, and would like to make some of your own, you can download her FREE project sheet by clicking on the image below:

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Mini Valentines Tag Album

This week, we have an awesome project from Sarah Wills for 3D Thursday! She has used the NEW Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More set to create this adorable Mini Tag Album for Valentine’s Day!

How sweet is this? Sarah has designed this project so that there are places for photos and journaling. Fill with photos and memories of family and friends, and you’ve got a great gift for someone special! Take a look at the photos below to see how Sarah set up both the front and back of the cards:

I just love Sarah’s project! If you would like to create your own, you can download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below:

Just as an FYI, I am gifting the Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More set FREE with an order of $50 or more through the end of January! Click HERE to visit my online store, and use Host Code Q9DU3KTP when you order to reeive this item for free! (Please only use the host code on orders of $50-149! Using it on larger orders will void Stampin’ Rewards! But don’t worry, you will still receive the free gift!)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Valentine’s Day Love Mini Sampler

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! It’s MY turn this week, and I created this sweet mini sampler, using new products from the January-June Mini Catalog!

To make this, I bought a small picture frame at Wal-Mart. I looked in three different stores for a small, white, square frame, and I couldn’t find one. This one was originally a light gray, distressed frame, but it was the only one I could find close to what I was looking for! So I bought it and then just painted it white.

I used three sets of dies for this project:

  1. Layering Squares Dies
  2. Many Hearts Dies
  3. Playful Alphabet Dies

The Layering Squares Dies and the Playful Alphabet dies can be found in the Annual catalog. The Many Hearts dies are all new, and can be found on page 15 of the new catalog. Here’s a peek at the full set:

I also used a new Designer Series Paper called Snail Mail DSP. The paper has lots of cute, fun prints, some of which are perfect for Valentine’s Day! The paper can be found on page 55 of the catalog. You can also see it below:

I just love the fun, colorful prints in this paper! If you would like to make your own mini sampler, you can download my FREE Project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below:

Please contact me with any questions you have about this project. Thank you for visiting today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for January 2021

It’s time for our first Color Fuser’s Blog Hop of 2021! We are starting off the new year with a really pretty combination of Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Garden Green, and Pacific Point. I hope you will hop through our whole team’s pages to see what everyone has created this month with this gorgeous color combo!

For my project, I used the NEW Forever & Always Bundle, which will be available on January 5th! This bundle combines gorgeous florals with large, flowing script, as well as some small, but bold sentiments. To make the flowers, I used the baby wipe technique to combine some Melon Mambo and Mango Melody inks. I took a baby wipe, folded it in half, then in half again. I then made a circle with drops of ink from my Mango Melody reinker, and then added a few drops of Melon Mambo to the center. I spritzed it with a little water, and gave it a few minutes to spread and settle a bit. I used it to ink up the flower stamps and stamped them on Shimmery White cardstock. Once they were dry, I cut them out using the coordinating dies from the bundle and set them aside. I also stamped two sets of leaves in Garden Green ink, then used a Water Painter to VERY lightly watercolor them. Once they were dry, I set them aside as well.

I wanted to add a strip of green DSP below the flowers and behind the sentiment, but I couldn’t find a Garden Green piece that I liked for this card, so I made one myself. I took a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, then used one of the new Blending Brushes to color it with some Garden Green ink. I then used a stamp from the Inspiring Iris stamp set, stamped it a few times on the blended green in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.

I stamped the Love sentiment in Melon Mambo ink, and framed it with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I also spattered the top layer of the card with Pacific Point ink. Once all of my pieces were stamped and cut, I assembled the card.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Melon Mambo middle layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Shimmery White top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White blended piece: 1-1/2 x 3 inches

Shimmery White piece for flowers/leaves: 3 x 4 inches

Shimmery Whote sentiment piece: 1-5/8 x 2-3/4 inches

To assemble the card, I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the layers and green background piece. I mounted the flowers, leaves, and sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the second part of the sentiment (YOU) in Mango Melody ink directly onto the card, and finished the card with a couple of NEW Opal Rounds and a little Wink of Stella in the flowers’ centers. Finally, I stamped a coordinating envelope, and my project for this month was complete!

Please continue to the next stop on our hop, to see what Tami Hewlett has created this month! Click HERE to go to Tami’s page, or use the buttons below to move through the rest of our hop today!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

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

Brenda Nelson

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Bonnie O’Neill

Jo Anne Hewins

Gail Ellis

Melanie Hockin