3D Thursday: Artistically Inked Gift Box

Welocome to our 3D Thursday project for this week! We have Guest Designer Cathryn Themann joining us, and she has created a pretty gift box using proucts from the Expressions in Ink Suite. Take a peek at her fabulous project:

I just love the colors and patterns she used on this! They are so pretty and soft! Specific items she used include the Artistically Inked Bundle, Scalloped Contours Dies, and Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper. Her main colors are Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, and Basic White. This is such a pretty project!

If you would like to learn more about Cathryn’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE. It includes a full supply list and step by step instructions to create your own. You can also click on the image below to open it as well!

I hope you have enjoyed Cathryn’s project! Please check back next week for a new 3D project from the talented Debbie Henderson!

Enjoy your weekend!

Nicolle

It’s a 3D Thursday Extravaganza!

Before I post even one more thing on this blog, I NEED to post all of the fabulous 3D Thursday projects that I got behind on posting. I owe each of these ladies a HUGE apology, as ALL of their projects are amazing, and I just got really far behind. I am really, really sorry! Please enjoy the following projects, even though they are late!

Tape Roll Jewelry Box: Rhonda Griffin

I LOVE projects that reuse/upcycle items that would normally be thrown away. This is such a clever way to use leftover tape rolls, and Rhonda Griffin’s little boxes are just stunning! Rhonda was a Guest Deigner for 3d Thursday in May, and for her project, she used items from the Fine Art Floral Suite. For more info on Rhonda’s project, click HERE or on the image below to download her FREE project sheet:

Butterfly Card in a Box: Debbie Henderson

This gorgeous project was created by 3D Thursday team member Debbie Henderson. Debbie LOVES butterflies, and often incorporates them into her projects. This is a 3D card in a box. Who wouldn’t love to receive this? Debbie’s project features the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and Hand Penned Suite, which are now available in the new Annual Catalog. For Debbie’s FREE project sheet, click HERE or on the image below:

Pineapple Treat Pouch: Jessica Brigden

Jessica Brigden was one of our Guest Designers in May, and she was also one of the demonstrators who earned the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Maui this year! The trip was held in May, and Jessica made this project for her swaps for the trip. It’s a little Pineapple Treat Pouch, and how perfect is this to bring on a trip to Hawaii? Jessica’s project features the In the Tropics Dies, as well as gorgeous bright and tropical colors! You can learn more about Jessica’s project and download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below:

Trash to Treasure Clipboard: Twila Davis

Here was have another fun project that reuses materials that would normally be thrown away! This time, Twila Davis created a fun and useful little clipboard and matching pen. (I actually made one of these to keep on my kitchen counter for my shopping list. I LOVE it!) It would also make a great teacher gift, or craft fair item! For more information regarding Twila’s project, please click HERE for her FREE project sheet, or click on the image below:

Flower Basket 3D Card: Cathy Davenport

This gorgeous project was created by Guest Designer Cathy Davenport! She created a pretty floral 3D Pop Up card using products from the new Hand Penned Suite! I just love the colors she used on this project too. My favorite color is green, but I have been on a blue kick lately, and I LOVE how the blue and yellow look together on Cathy’s card! If you would like more info on how she made this, download her FREE project sheet HERE or click on the image below:

Flower Pot Treat Holder: Sarah Wills

Sarah Wills created this adorable sunflower themed treat holder using mini coffee cups and Sunflowers Dies. I love just love her Regals and Neutrals color scheme. It reminds me of fall and harvest time! Download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE for more info on her project, or click on the image below:

Seashell Lip Balm Holder: Sherri Everett

For the final project of this post, these awesome Seashell Lip Balm holders were created by Guest Designer Sherri Everett Bishop. These are SO cute, and would make a great gift or favor for a beach themed shower or wedding! Sherri used products from the Friends are Like Seashells Bundle to create these. She also found the seashell lip balms at Dollar Tree. For more info, click HERE or on the image below for Sherri’s FREE project sheet:

And there you have it! I am FINALLY caught up on posting our 3D projects, and hope to keep up moving forward. If you have any questions on any of these projects, each designer has included her blog address and/or email address on her sheet. Or, you can contact me and I can put you on touch with them!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicolle


3D Thursday: Patriotic Holiday Luminary

Happy July! Independence Day is right around the corner! I LOVE Independence Day! Not only does it celebrate an integral part of our country’s history, but it was also my grandfather’s birthday. I have so many happy memories of this day from when I was a kid, because we would always go to my aunt’s house for a big party with my whole family. My mom is one of 13 kids, so between aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins, there were A LOT of us!

It’s my turn to create for 3D Thursday, so I created a festive patriotic luminary to celebrate the 4th! This project was A LOT of fun to create! I used Real Red, Night of Navy, and white for my colors, but other reds and blues can be used as well! This project can also be modified to be bigger or smaller, or can be made for any holiday or occasion just by switching up colors and how it’s decorated. I fully plan on making some for both Halloween and Christmas this year!

To light the luminary, I used a 3 inch battery operated LED candle. I got the candles at At Home, however, they can be purchased pretty much anywhere. The ones I have flicker like real candles, so it looks really pretty when lit! I had first tried using fairy lights, which also looked great, but I only had one small strand, and they didn’t quite light up the whole thing, so I switched to the candle. However, the fairy lights do work well too, as long as you have enough to fill the whole thing!

If you would like info on how you can create your own luminary, you can download my FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It contains a complete supply list, instructions, and all measurements needed!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this project!

Thank so much for visiting, and have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Nicolle

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

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

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

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: Springtime Joy Easter Egg Holders

Happy Thursday! Looks like it’s my turn to post for 3D Thursday! I was torn between doing a St. Patrick’s Day project or an Easter one…and in the end, I ended up going with Easter! Easter is kind of early this year, so believe it or not, it’s right around the corner (April 4th). I created these fun Easter egg holders using the Springtime Joy stamp set:

When I think of Easter, I think of soft, pastel colors. I didn’t want to use anything bold or dark, so most of my images are stamped in Smoky Slate ink, while the basket is stamped and colored in Sahara Sand. All of my coloring is done with regular Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers. Here’s a look at what the holders look like from the back:

The Springtime Joy set is PERFECT for Easter, but it also has some general spring stamps and sentiments as well. It has some fun images including the images you see on my project, as well as an adorable lamb and chick, plus some flowers! Here’s a peek at the full set:

I really love how the egg holders came out, and they were a lot of fun to make! Want to make some of your own? Click HERE to download my FREE project sheet, or click on the image below:

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Please check back next week for something new!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Happy Birthday Gift Card Box

Happy Thursday! This week we have Guest Designer Jason Loucks joining us! Jason has created this gorgeous Happy Birthday Gift Box using the Love You Always Treat Box and Art Gallery Bundle:

I just love the colors Jason used for this, as well as how he used the Painted Texture Embossing Folder on the box itself. I would have never thought to do that! If you would like more information on Jason’s project, you can download his FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below!

Thanks for checking in this week. It’s my turn next week, so stay tuned! I’ve got something fun planned!

Nicolle