3D Thursday: Thanksgiving Pillow Box Place “card” project

It’s my turn to create for 3D Thursday! This year, I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner at my house, so I wanted to make something that I could use to decorate my dinner table. I came up with these decorated pillow boxes that I can place on each place setting to indicate where everyone will sit at dinner. I am having 10 people and it’s my first big holiday gathering in my new house, so I am super excited! Here’s my project:

These were SO easy to create! Each one is a Kraft Pillow Box with a one inch band of Designer Series Paper wrapped around it. I used dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies to cut leaves from Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, and Pear Pizzazz cardstock, as well as two Vellum sprigs using the Sprig Punch. I stamped each name using the Make a Difference stamp set, punched the the Darling Label Punch, adhered everything together and applied it to the box! Super simple! Now, I just have to fill them with something sweet (I’m thinking Ghiardelli chocolate squares) and they will be ready to go on Thanksgiving Day!

You can download a FREE project sheet with step by step instrucutions, as well as a complete supply list, HERE. (Or click the image below!) There is still time to make these for your own Thanksgiving dinner table!

Here are a couple of additional images of today’s project:

For each person, I used a different pattern of DSP from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper, however, I kept everything else exactly the same. Everything perfectly coordinates, and I can’t wait to see my whole Thanksgiving table decorated with these!

Thank you so much for visiting today! Please let me know if you have any questions!

Nicolle

A fun Thanksgiving Place Setting Project for 3D Thursday

Today, we have a guest designer for 3D Thursday: Kirsteen Gill! She has created an absolutely adorable project in the form of a place setting for your Thanksgiving table! Check out her project below. Seriously, how cute is this?

You can read all about Kirsteen’s project by visiting her blog HERE. You can also download a FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below!

Thank you for checking in today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for November 2019

It’s time for our November Color Fusers Blog Hop! We’ve got a festive color combo today of Copper, Pretty Peacock, and Cherry Cobbler. Please be sure to click though all of our blogs to see all of the projects that my talented teammates have created!

My project today features the Christmas Layers Dies, along with a sentiment from the Merry Moose stamp set. To make this card, I first cut a 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inch piece of Shimmery White cardstock, and then carefully tore along each edge in order to make a square approximately 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches in size. I then took a small spray bottle and added 1/2 water and 1/2 rubbing alcohol, as well as about 10 drops of ink from a Pretty Peacock ink refill. After shaking well, I spritzed the color to cover the square. I then used an AquaPainter and Pretty Peacock ink pad to spatter some darker ink spots on the cardstock. I then set it aside to dry.

While the square was drying, I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and embossed it using the Scripty Embossing Folder. I also cut the snowflakes from Copper Foil using the Christmas Layers Dies, and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink using a stamp from the Merry Moose stamp set. The ends of the sentiment piece were trimmed by hand using Paper Snips.

Before assembling the card, I used a stamp from the Nature’s Beauty set to stamp some detail in Pretty Peacock ink. I then assembled the rest of the card using Snail adhesive, Mini Dimensionals, and the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I finished the card by adding some tiny snowflakes using Multipurpose Glue.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Shimmery White cardstock base: 4-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Cherry Cobbler cardstock strip: 4-1/4 x 2 inches

Shimmery White cardstock top layer: 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (torn by hand to measure approximately 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches in size)

Shimmery White sentiment piece: 2-1/2 x 1/2 inch

Copper Foil piece for die cut snowflakes: 3 x 4 inches

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Whether you have come here from my Facebook page, Jo Anne Hewins page, or some other way, I hope you will continue to click through the rest of our pages to see some other projects created with this color combo. Up next is Bonnie O’Neill!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle

Here is the full hop lineup for November:

Melanie Hockin

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Bonnie O’Neill

Sarah Wills

Barb Mullikin

3D Thursday Design Team Halloween Blog Hop

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I hope you all have a great day today! It’s supposed to rain like crazy tonight here in CT, so not sure what’s happening with trick or treating yet. (I also work in a school, so please pray for me and ALL school personnel, as the kids have already been crazy this week, and it’s only going to get worse! LOL!)

The 3D Thursday Design Team has some fun Halloween treats for you today! Please feel free to hop through all of our blogs to see what we have created. I hope you will also visit and “like” our team Facebook page too. I will provide the link at the end of today’s post!

My project today is a cute little witch hat that holds some sweet treats! I made the hat from Basic Black cardstock, filled the inside with Hershey Kisses, closed up the bottom with a piece of clear Window Sheet, then decorated it as shown. I even found Halloween themed Hershey Kisses, which were perfect to fill this with. This was such a fun project to create!

Here are the step by step instructions I followed to create this project:

  1. To start, I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut two black circles from Basic Black cardstock. I used the largest circle in the set, which has a diameter of approximately 2-7/8 inches. I punched a hole in the center of one using the 1-1/2 inch Circle Punch, and a hole in the other with the 1-3/8 inch Scallop Circle Punch. I also cut a 3 x 4 inch rectangular piece of Basic Black cardstock and a 2 inch circle Window Sheet piece.

2. I used a Bone Folder to loosen up the fibers of the rectangular piece of black cardstock, and rolled it into a cone shape. I used Glue Dots to secure the ends of the cones so that it kept its shape.

3. I then fed the cone through the hole of the round piece with the 1-1/2 inch opening until it snugly fit the hole. I used Paper Snips to trim the bottom of the cone to about 1/2 inch in length, then cut slits all around the bottom of the cone.

4. I flattened the flaps against the underside of the hat’s brim, and adhered with Glue Dots. Next, I filled the inside of the hat with Hershey Kisses.

5. Once the hat was filled, I applied Glue Dots around the outside edge of the Window Sheet circle and adhered it over the opening to hold the Hershey Kisses inside. Then, I layered and adhered the second black circle over the window sheet to create a clean, finished bottom.

Once the hat was complete, I decorated it as shown above. I applied some spider web images with VersaMark ink, and lightly heat embossed the hat to give it some added detail and shimmer. I also wrapped black shimmer ribbon around the bottom of the hat, added some green vellum leaves, and a little purple spider with one googly eye. The sentiment is from the Boo to You stamp set, and is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink, while the whole sentiment piece is sponged lightly with Sahara Sand ink. I also crimped the top of the hat and folded it over a bit to give it an old and worn look (or at least that’s the look I was going for!)

You can find a complete list of all the supplies I used to create this project at the very end of this post. Please continue through the rest of our projects to see what other fun treat holders we have come up with for you today! The next stop on our hop is Debbie Henderson’s page. You can get there by clicking the image below:

You can also visit our team Facebook page HERE.

Our full hop line up today is as follows:

Sarah Wills

Twila Davis

Nicolle Belesimo —> YOU ARE HERE

Debbie Henderson

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Halloween!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: An Adorable Frankenstein Mini Pizza Box

It’s Twila Davis’ turn to create for 3D Thursday, and she has created a super cute Frankenstein Mini Pizza Box! This box is decorated with punch art shapes to make the design, and the box contains a sweet treat for Halloween! Look how cute this project is! I just love it!

Twila created this box and placed a package of Fun Dip and some Sixlets inside, however, you could fill with any treat of your choice!

I just LOVE this project! So fun for Halloween! You can download a FREE project sheet for this project. Click HERE or click the image below to download and print your own copy of the project sheet!

Do you love our 3D Thursday projects? We are looking for some guest designers to join us on our team page! Please visit our page on Facebook and contact us if you would be interested!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to a crazy wind and rain storm last night, my internet went down while I was writing this post, so I canā€™t publish the links to the above PDF or FB page just yet. (Iā€™m writing this from my phone right now and have no idea how to do links from the phone!). However, once my internet is back up, I will come back and update this post ASAP!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for October 2019

It’s time for our Color Fusers Blog Hop for October! This month we have a pretty autumn-esque color combo to share. All of our projects feature Grapefruit Grove, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze, and Basic Black.

For my project this month, I decided to create a woodland themed Welcome Little One card. It features the Nature’s Beauty and Animal Outing stamp sets. The background is sponged with Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile ink, and the fox is colored with Cajun Craze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends markers. I also used the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to lighten the color on the front of the fox a little. The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black.

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)

Crumb Cake Middle Layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/4 inches

Very Vanilla top layer: 3-3/4 x 5-1/8 inches

To add extra detail, I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies on the top layer, as well as added some Linen Thread and Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it off!

The Nature’s Beauty stamp set is available in this year’s Annual Catalog, and will be available through the end of May 2020. Stampin’ Up! will donate $3 for every Nature’s Beauty stamp set sold to Mental Health Awareness organizations. Not only is this stamp set gorgeous, it also helps support a great cause! Take a look at the full set below:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Please continue through the rest of our hop! The next stop is Melanie Hockin’s page. Click HERE to see what she has created this month, or click on the image below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Our full hop line up for October is listed below:

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Barb Millikin

Sarah Wills

Bonnie O’Neill

Nicolle Belesimo –> YOU ARE HERE

Melanie Hockin

Melissa Kerman

Kelly Acheson

A “Wicked” Cute Halloween Treat Box for 3D Thursday!

It’s Sarah Wills’ turn to create for 3D Thursday, and she has created this adorable treat box for Halloween! This sweet little box holds Halloween Peeps (which I have NEVER seen before, but I now NEED to find!), but can also be filled with any sweet treat you choose!

Seriously, how cute and perfect is this box? You can find the complete, FREE instruction sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. This project could be easily changed for ANY holiday just by switching up colors and paper! It’s so creative AND versatile!

Thanks for checking in today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

Shine Bright with this Shimmery Christmas Card!

The card I am sharing today was made last month for a team swap! It features the Shine Bright stamp set, and cool, shimmery colors for Christmas. I love the traditional colors of red and green for Christmas, but sometimes, I like to switch it up. Blue, silver, and white remind me of ice and snow, and is my second favorite color combo for Christmas!

This card was made using Shimmery White cardstock as the base and top layer. I used the Layering Ovals Dies to cut a large oval from the top layer. I heat embossed the tree using VersaMark ink and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. I then positioned the tree inside the oval and adhered both over the middle layer of Night of Navy. I used a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, made a small bow with Seaside Spray 1/4 inch Metallic Ribbon, and added some rhinestones to the tree for some added sparkle. The card was finished by cutting a small star out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the Twinkle Builder Punch, and adding it to the top of the tree. Even though the design of this card is simple, all of the shimmer and shine makes it seem fancier than it is!

Dimensions for this card are as follows:

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

Night of Navy cardstock middle layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

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

Oval Cut Out: 3-3/4 x 2-5/8 inches (approximate)

The Shine Bright stamp set is available in the online store until January 3rd. You can see it HERE. This stamp set is also available in a bundle with coordinating cutting dies. Be sure to take a look!

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

Nicolle

A Gorgeous Sampler for 3D Thursday!

Today, Debbie Henderson is sharing an absolutely gorgeous sampler made with items from the new Come To Gather Suite! Isn’t it stunning?

Here are a few close ups:

You can download a FREE project sheet with complete instructions, as well as a full supply list HERE (or by clicking the image below!)

Do you love 3D projects? Please visit and like our 3D Thursday Design Team Facebook page! You can find it HERE. I hope you will check it out!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Nicolle

My First Post with the 3D Thursday Facebook Group: A “Sweet” Back to School Teacher’s Gift

Over the summer, I was invited to join a group of Demonstrators called the 3D Thursday Designers. Every Thursday, we take turns posting 3D projects on our team Facebook page, as well as our individual blogs. The other designers in this group are Debbie Henderson, Sarah Wills, and Twila Davis. I am so thrilled and honored to have been asked to join this group of incredibly talented ladies! šŸ™‚

This week it was my turn to post, and since it’s back to school time (and I am a teacher in my day to day life), I decided to design a back to school teacher’s gift and coordinating card:

The gift box is made with a Clear Tiny Treat box, and contains six Ghiardelli chocolate squares. The box is wrapped with a DSP band, as well as topped with a handmade bow. There is also a coordinating note card with envelope to go with it! Most of the products I used are from the Follow Your Art suite, though there are a few others as well. You can find a complete supply list at the end of this post, as well as a FREE, printable step by step project sheet as well! Here are a few more pictures first though:

You can find the FREE printable project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, and will tune in every Thursday for NEW projects posted by the 3D Thursday Design Team! (If you would rather follow us on Facebook, you can also find us at https://www.facebook.com/3DThursday/!)

Have a great day! šŸ™‚

Nicolle