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

3D Thursday: Get Well Soon Kleenex Box Card

Happy New Year! It’s time for our LAST 3D Thursday project of 2020! This week it is Sarah Wills’ turn, and she has created this adorable gift packaging for a small pack of tissues. Sarah used items from the NEW Snail Mail Suite, which can be found in the NEW January-June Mini Catalog, and will be available to order on January 5th!

I just love the new Snail Mail Suite! It has such fun colors and adorable imagery. How can you not smile when you see that snail?

Sarah’s project is not only gift packaging…it also doubles as a card! The top flips up and and there’s a little “hello” note to whomever is lucky enough to receive this cute gift!

If you love Sarah’s gift and would like to make one of your own, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below. Sarah’s project sheet contains step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list!

Thank you so much for visiting today! Have a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Poinsettia Dies Wreath

Today, we have Guest Designer Mary Knabe joining us for 3D Thursday, and she has created this simply stunning wreath using products from the Poinsettia Place Suite!

Isn’t her project beautiful? The green ribbon is from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack. (The gold piece for the hanger is also from that same item.) She used Red and Gold Foil to make the flowers, using cutting dies from the Poinsettia Dies set. I just love how shiny the flowers are! Her sentiment is heat embossed in gold, and is from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. She finished the wreath by embellishing each flower with Beaded Pearls! So, so pretty!

Mary’s finsihed wreath measures 10 inches in diameter. She used a plain 10 inch styrofoam wreath base, which can be purchased at any craft store or the dollar store!

If you like Mary’s project and would like to make your own, you can download her free project sheet HERE. Or click the image below to download!

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for December 2020

Happy December! Can you believe this year is FINALLY almost over? I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for a better 2021! December is always crazy for me. In addition to the holiday craziness that everyone has, I also have BOTH of my boys’ birthdays! It’s a hectic, but fun month! 🙂

Today, the Color Fusers team has a beautiful combination of Pretty Peacock, Night of Navy, and Granny Apple Green to share! Greens and blues are my favorite colors. So when I saw this month’s combo, I was excited to get to creating! I decided to use an all new product suite called the Art Gallery Suite, which will be available in the NEW January – June Mini Catalog (the catalog formerly known as the “Occasions Catalog”). This suite features some gorgeous florals and simple sentiments that you are going to love!

For my card today, I used a Whisper White base, layered with Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy for the top. The top layer is embossed with a new 3D Embossing Folder called Painted Texture. To enhance the pattern of the folder, I first inked up the folder with VersaMark ink. Doing this applies the ink to the cardstock as it embossed, and gives a nice variation in color and texture throughout the finished piece!

To make this card, I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock as my base. I cut a piece 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches and folded it in half. I stamped paint spatters in the corners with a stamp from the Waterfront stamp set in Granny Apple Green ink. I cut the middle layer of Granny Apple Green cardstock, and the top layer of Night of Navy (measurements below). I then inked up the 3D Painted Texure Embossing Folder with VersaMark and ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Once my layers were complete, I stamped my flower and sentiment:

My flower stem was stamped on the NEW Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper, which can be earned with a $50 purchase beginning January 5th! It’s hard to tell from the picture, but there is a nice variation in color on the paper behind the stamped stem and leaves. I originally stamped my flower on regular Whisper White cardstock, but then I decided that I wanted the flower to be similar to the stem in terms of having a variation in color. So I used the NEW Blending Brushes to apply Pretty Peacock ink to a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and blended the color until I got the color I was looking for:

I then stamped the flower in Pretty Peacock on top of the blended color, stamping it off once first. Then I stamped the top layer in full strength Pretty Peacock ink, and the center in Night of Navy:

Once the flower was complete, I cut it out using the coordinating Floral Gallery Dies. I then went over the center with a touch of Wink of Stella to accent it a bit!

I assembled the layers of the card, and decided to make them asymmetrical. I adhered the flower and then the sentiment, which was heat embossed in white Stampin’ Emboss powder, and cut with the small frame die from the Floral Gallery Dies. Both the flower and sentiment were applied with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished the card with some Elegant Faceted Gems colored with my Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Marker. Once the gems were applied, my card was complete! I tried a few different ribbons and twines to add a bow somewhere, but none of them looked right to me, so I decided to leave it off. Even though the layout is simple, there’s lots of detail added in other ways!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Granny Apple Green cardstock middle layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Night of Navy cardstock top layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Oh so Ombre DSP stem piece: 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 inches

Pretty Peacock Floral piece: 2 x 2-1/4 inches

Pretty Peacock sentiment piece: 1/2 x 1-1/2 inches

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and our hop so far! Please continue to the next stop, which is Brenda Nelson’s page! Brenda is a new Color Fusers team member, and I am sure that you will love her creations! Click HERE to go to her page, or use the images below to go to each team member’s blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a safe, happy, and HEALTHY Holiday Season!

Nicolle

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

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo

Brenda Nelson

Melanie Hockin

Gail Ellis

Bonnie O’Neill

3D Thursday: 3D Holiday Box Card

This week, Sarah Wills is our designer for 3D Thursday, and she has created this absolutely adorable 3D folded card. Holiday gnomes have been super popular the last few years, and it’s not hard to see why! Take a look at her awesome project!

Christmas gnomes remind me of a cross between Santa and elves. lol! I just love the look on the girl gnome’s face! Wouldn’t you love to receive something this creative?

Here’s a quick peek at what it looks like from the top down when opened and displayed:

If you would like to make some of Sarah’s 3D box cards, you can click HERE for a full color, step by step instruction sheet! (Or click the image below and it will open as well!)

Thanks for checking in today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Two Tone Slider Box

Happy Thursday, and Happy Thanksgiving! This week, we have Guest Designer Jo Blackman joining us, and she has created a super cute Two Tone Slider Box!

How cute is this for small holiday gifts? I just love the Snowflake Splendor paper. It has been SO popular this year! And her snowman is just adorable! Here’s a peek at the box opened with a gift tucked inside:

If you would like to recreate Jo’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below. In it, she provides step by step instructions, complete with all measurements and supply list as well!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: 3D Hexagon Gift Box

This week, Debbie Henderson has created this fabulous Hexagon Shaped Gift Box for 3D Thursday! She used items from the Snowflake Splendor Suite to create her project, but this project can be created using any paper to change your theme or design!

I just love Debbie’s choice of paper for this project! The colors in the Snowflake Splendor suite are just so calming and peaceful. And check out her beautiful poinsettia on top:

Do you love Debbie’s project? Download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below! Her sheet includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list. Make as many as you want for family and friends this holiday season! Who wouldn’t love a gift in such sweet packaging?

Thanks so much for checking in this week! Please check back next week for an all new 3D Thursday project!

Enjoy your week!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Warm & Toasty Treat Box

Welcome to another 3D Thursday project post! This week, we have Guest Designer Janet Goshorn joining us. Janet has created a little Warm & Toasty Treat Box, using items from the Snowflake Splendor suite. Take a look at what she has created for us:

How cute is that polar bear? Janet placed two hot chocolate packets and two peppermint spoons inside. This is such a perfect little gift to let someone special know you’re thinking about them this holiday season! It would also make a great craft fair item!

If you would like to make your own Warm & Toasty Treat Box, you can download Janet’s FREE project sheet HERE (or click on the image below!) In it, she includes step by step instructions, as well as all of the supplies and measurements you need to make these yourself!

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s project! Thank you for visiting today, and enjoy the rest of your day!

Nicolle