3D Thursday: Tropical Oasis Box

Aloha from Connecticut! How I wish we were having beautiful, tropical weather, but unfortunately, it’s cold and rainy here. YUCK. For 3D Thursday this week, we have Guest Designer Cathy Williams joining us! Cathy is a demonstrator from California, and she has created this beautiful tropical themed gift box using items from the NEW Tropical Oasis Suite! The new suite can be viewed on pages 38-40 of the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog, or you can view the entire suite online HERE.

Here’s a few additional pictures of her gorgeous project!


This would be such a great project to make for someone who is planning a trip to Hawaii, or for favors for a Hawaiian/Tropical themed party or wedding!

You can download a FREE, printable project sheet, complete with step by step instructions, and a full supply list HERE, or by clicking the image below:

Remember, we have NEW 3D Projects every Thursday! You can view them here on my blog, or you can also find them on our Facebook page as well! (We would love it if you liked our page!) You can find the 3D Thursday Facebook page HERE.

Thank you for visiting today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Valentine’s Mini Pizza Box

It’s Thursday again (already!), and that means it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, it was my turn to create, and since we’ve all been sick in my house (even the cat), I needed something relatively quick and easy to make for my post. So I came up with this decorated Mini Pizza Box! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I decided to go with a Valentine’s theme, but it can easily be adapted for any occasion, just by switching up papers, images , and sentiments!

Here are step by step instructions for creating this cute little treat box:

1. Assemble the Mini Pizza Box. Cut two pieces of 3-1/4 x 3-1/4 inch pieces of From My Heart Specialty DSP. (One will be used on the top of the Mini Pizza Box and the other will be used to line the bottom of the inside of the box.) Use Snail Adhesive to attach one to the top of the box and one to the inside.

2. Place 5 foil wrapped chocolate hearts (or other treat of your choice) in the box.

3. Close the box and wrap a piece of ribbon around the box so that it wraps around all four sides and closes the box tight. Attach the ends of the ribbon to the top of the box using mini glue dots. Attach a Heart Doily to the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

4. Stamp the sentiment in Real Red and the arrow in Flirty Flamingo onto Shimmery White cardstock. Punch the heart with the small heart from the Heart Punch Pack. Fussy cut the arrow using Paper Snips.

5. Lay the arrow over the doily and adhere with glue dots. Then, attach the heart sentiment over it with dimensionals.

6. Apply three small epoxy hearts to the sentiment piece and color them with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends to add a little more color and detail. Attach the full completed heart to the top of the box using dimensionals, and the project is complete!

Here’s a quick peek at the inside of the box:

You can download a FREE printable project sheet with complete instructions and a full supply list HERE, or click on the image below:

Thanks for checking in today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: A Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Treat Holder

Happy New Year! It’s time for another 3D Thursday project. This week, we have Trayce Bauer joining us, and she has created this adorable treat holder for Valentine’s Day!

These are such a perfect way to let someone know you’re thinking of them! You can download a FREE project sheet for Trayce’s project HERE, or by clicking the image below. The printable sheet includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list:

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: A Pop Up Planter Box Christmas Card

Today we have Guest Designer Bronwyn Eastley joining us for 3D Thursday, and she has created a stunning pop up Christmas card to share! It uses lots of different products from the Holiday Catalog, and is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face who receives it!

When closed, it looks just like an ordinary (though gorgeous) Christmas card:

But then when you open it up:

WOW! Isn’t that amazing? I just love her projects! You can find out more about Bronwyn’s project HERE.

You can also download a FREE project sheet for her card HERE, or by clicking the image below!

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Thanks for visiting today! Have a great day!

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

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

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

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! 🙂

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! 🙂

Nicolle