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

3D Thursday: 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Gift Bag

Happy Thursday! Today we have Designer Twila Davis sharing her adorable 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Gift Bag! Making your own gift bags is a great way to perfectly coordinate your gift giving this year. Use the same paper for your cards, tags, and bags!

For her project, Twila used the ‘Tis the Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. The finished bag measures 4 x 3 x 1-1/2 inches wide, so the bag is small, but is perfect for giving small treats, gifts, or ornaments to friends and family. You can change the theme of the bag to fit any occasion, just by switching up the paper!

If you would like instructions to make your own bags, you can download Twila’s FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below! In it, she gives detailed, step by step instructions with measurements, as well as a complete supply list:

Please check back next week for another fun 3D Thursday project! Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

3D Thursday Blog Hop: Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes

This week for 3D Thursday, we are switching things up a bit! Instead of featuring only one project, we are doing a blog hop with all FOUR of the 3D Thursday designers! To see all of our projects, just “hop” from one blog to the next using the “next” button at the bottom of each designer’s post. All of our projects today will feature the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes!

For my project, I used the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes to create gift packaging for essential oils. I have a good friend who is the essential oil QUEEN! She uses them all the time, and she is also an avid crafter. She (normally) does a lot of craft fairs and vendor shows, and often makes cute packaging for her oils, as well as for the products she makes with them. So this project is inspired by her!

These boxes are the perfect size to fit six 5 ml bottles of oils OR five 15 ml bottles. (I used Young Living oils for my project, but other brands may be different in size.) I chose six of my favorites, and plan to give a few of these as Christmas gifts this year. The bottles are small, so when they are lined up in the box, there is some empty space near the top. To fill that space, I printed out a description of each oil and some of its uses, then trimmed the paper to the width of the box. I then rolled it up and tied it with some ribbon and a small gift tag. It fits perfectly in that unused space, and is a nice way to finish this project!

To decorate the outside of the box, I used wood grain print paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. (I also lined the inside of the box with the same paper. ) I created the wreath using the Wreath Builder Dies, and used paper from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper behind it. The “Peace” sentiment was made with the Joy Dies.

Here’s a quick list of step-by-step instructions for this project:

  1. Cut two 3-1/2 x 5-1/4 inch pieces of woodgrain paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. Adhere one to the top of the box and one on the bottom of the inside of the box.
  2. Cut a 2 x 5-1/4 inch strip of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper and adhere across the top of the box.
  3. Cut the wreath pieces using the Wreath Builder Dies and Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. (I used Pear Pizzazz for the bottom layer of my wreath and Garden Green for the top.) Cut the bow pieces from Real Red cardstock.
  4. Adhere the wreath and bow using Mini Glue Dots. Add a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the inside of the wreath, and some Wonderful Gems around the wreath as well. Add a small Linen Thread bow.
  5. Adhere a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet and run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Peace Die to create the bottom layer of the sentiment. Cut the top layer of the sentiment using the same set of dies and adhere with multipurpose glue. Adhere the finished sentiment piece to the front of the wreath.
  6. Use a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each oil bottle when placing in the box. This will keep them neatly lined up and will prevent them from moving around in the box.
  7. Print your oil info, trim, roll, and wrap with a ribbon and a bow. Add a small gift tag with the sentiment of your choice. (Mine is from the Little Treats stamp set and I used the Timeless Label Punch to make a quick and easy tag).
  8. Place your rolled paper in the box, close the top, tuck in the tabs, and your gift is ready to give!

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are truly a versatile product and can be used to create packaging for so many different types of gifts! Use them to package notecards, tags, jewelry, oils, treats (they are food safe) and so much more! There is so much you can do with these, and are a must have for holiday gift giving!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Please contact me if you have any questions. And please continue on to the next stop on our hop, which is Twila Davis‘ page. You can get there by clicking HERE or by clicking the image below:

Our full hop line up for today is as follows:

Sarah Wills

Nicolle Belesimo (You are here)

Twila Davis

Debbie Henderson

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

3D Thursday: Christmas Gift Box

This week is Guest Designer week at 3D Thursday and we are featuring Sue Poile from Creative Designs by Sue as our designer! Sue has created this Beautiful Christmas Gift Box, using classic Christmas red, green, and gold. Her box features a gorgeous star arrangement on the box top, along with a sweet gold bow on the side!

If you would like to create this project for yourself, you can download Sue’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete product list!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Next week, we will be featuring a fun Halloween themed blog hop, with all four of the 3D Thursday Designers! You won’t want to miss it!

Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Magic Treats & Gift Card Box

This week we have Guest Designer Jennifer Merle-Hamscher joining us for 3D Thursday! She has created this fabulous Magic Treats & Gift Card Box, using products from the Magic in This Night Suite. Check it out:

I just LOVE the color scheme of Jennifer’s project. Black and white with a splash of red is one of my favorite color combos. I think it’s just so elegant and eye catching! And it’s appropriate for so many occasions. Take a peek at another one that she created with a Halloween theme in the picture below:

If you like Jennifer’s project, and would like to create your own, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or be clicking the image below:

Do you love creating gift packaging and other 3D projects? Then please check out my blog every Thursday for something new! You can also check out our team Facebook page HERE. (We would LOVE it if you liked our page!) Please check back next week for a NEW 3D Thursday project… it’s my turn to post, so stay tuned for something new from yours truly! 🙂

Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for October 2020

Happy Fall, Everyone! I can’t believe it’s already October! Only two months left in this crazy year, and then hopefully 2021 will be the year that things start to get back to normal (fingers crossed!) It’s time for our October Color Fusers Blog Hop, and this month, we have a unique combination of Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake, and Cherry Cobbler to share:

My project this month features the Birds & Branches Bundle, which can be found in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Though it is mostly an everyday occasion set, I decided to make a Christmas card with it. I wasn’t quite sure how these colors would work for a Christmas card, but I really like the end result! Here’s a peek at the full bundle:

The bundle includes the Birds & Branches stamp set, as well as the coordinating Birds & More Dies. I also used a decorative stamp from the Joyful Holly stamp set in the corners of the card, as well as a sentiment from the Sweetest Time set. The holly was stamped in Cinnamon Cider and the berries were colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler. The middle layer was cut using the Rectangle Stitched Dies, and the top layer was torn along the edges to give it a bit of a rustic look. The birds in this set are two step stamps. There is an outline stamp for each, and then a solid image that you can stamp over (or under) to produce a multilayer/multicolor effect. I stamped the outline of the bird in Cherry Cobbler, then stamped the solid bird image in Crumb Cake over it, and cut with the coordinating die. I then sponged some Wink of Stella onto the bird to give it a little shimmer before mounting it on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Crumb Cake cardstock middle layer: 3-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches

Very Vanilla top layer: 3 x 4-1/4 inches (approximate)

Cinnamon Cider piece for branch: 2 x 4-1/2 inches (approximate)

Small piece of Cherry Cobbler for the flowers

Because this is a Christmas card, I wanted to add a little bling to dress it up. So in addition to the bird, I also sponged some Wink of Stella onto the branch. I cut small flowers from Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Confetti Flowers Border Punch, and added those to the branch, then added some rhinestones to the flowers’ centers. The card was finished with a small Linen Thread bow. While these colors are definitely not your traditional Christmas colors, I think they still work!

I hope you have enjoyed our hop so far! Please continue on to Bonnie O’Neill’s page to see what she has created this month! Thanks so much for joining us today!

Nicolle

Our full hop lineup this month is as follows:

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Bonnie O’Neill

Tami Hewlett

Melissa Kerman

Color Fusers Blog Hop for September 2020

Happy September! I can’t believe it’s almost officially Fall! Since it’s the first Monday of the month, it’s time for our monthly Color Fusers Blog Hop. Today, we have a pretty combo of Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, and Melon Mambo!

For my project today, I used the new Dove of Hope Bundle from the 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. Most of the time, I like to stick to traditional holiday colors when creating Christmas crafts. Every once in awhile though, I like to mix it up. I LOVE doves at Christmas time. I think they are so peaceful and beautiful! So when I saw the colors we were using this month, I knew I wanted to do something with this bundle, though I wasn’t sure exactly what. I just started playing with the colors and dies, and this is what I came up with!

To make this card, I used a small artists palette from the dollar store and added one drop of ink from Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Melon Mambo ink refills into different wells. I then added a small amount of water to each well and mixed thoroughly. I used my Water Painters to randomly swirl the colors on a sheet of watercolor paper. I then set the paper aside to dry. While that was drying, I used some of the other dies from the Detailed Dove die set to cut the solid wing and tail pieces from Shimmery White Cardstock. I also cut the “Peace” sentiment from Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper using the new Joy Dies. Once the watercolor paper was dry, I cut the wing overlay pieces, as well as the dove’s body from the watercolored sheet. I adhered the colored overlay pieces to the solid underlay with Multipurpose Glue. I adhered the finished wings to the dove with Mini Glue Dots, and then went over the entire thing with Wink of Stella glitter. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but you can see the shine just a bit in the picture below:

While the bird was drying, I cut the middle layer from Balmy Blue cardstock, and the top layer from Night of Navy. To create some variation in color, I used a Stampin’ Sponge to sponge VersaMark ink all over the Night of Navy piece in a circular pattern. While the ink was still not completely dry, I brushed Wink of Stella glitter onto the same sponge and sponged it over the Versamark in a circular motion to add just a hint of shimmer to the background. I also added some snowflakes from the Dove of Hope set in VersaMark as well. When the background piece was finished and dry, I assembled the card and adhered the dove with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then applied the sentiment and sprig piece (cut from Vellum) with Multipurpose Glue, and stamped the sentiment on the inside. You can see the shimmer from the Shimmery White Cardstock base in the picture below:

Once the whole card was dry, I embellished the front with some Snowflake Adhesive Backed Embellishments and my card was complete!

Measurements 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)

Balmy Blue cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

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

Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper sentiment: 1 x 3 inches (approximate)

Dove: 3-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches (approximate)

I hope you have enjoyed my project for this month! Please continue through our hop to see what my talented teammates have created with this month’s colors. Next up is Tami Hewlett!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Nicolle

Our full hop lineup for this month is as follows:

Melissa Kerman

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Tami Hewlett

Melanie Hockin

Bonnie O’Neill

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

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