3D Thursday: Artistically Inked Flap Top Box

Debbie henderson is our designer for this week, and she has created this beautiful flap top box! Debbie used products from the Expressions in Ink Suite for her project. This sweet little box can be used for so many things!

I really love the new greens in this year’s In Colors. Green is my favorite color, so I love greens ANYWAY, but I love how the Evening Evergreen looks against the Pale Papaya on this project. It’s such a great contrast!

If you would like more info about Debbie’s project, including instructions and supplies needed, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below:

Thanks for checking in today! Enjoy your day!

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: Little Debbie Nutty Bars Treat Holder

This week we have Guest Designer Amanda Waldhart joining us! She has created this very sweet Little Debbie Nutty Bars Treat Holder. Look how cute this is:

As someone who grew up with Little Debbie treats in my lunchbox every day, I really love this project! And those particular treats look so yummy! This is such a cute way to dress up this treat and give it to someone special. I need to make treats for my sons’ classes this year for Valentine’s Day, but due to COVID, they have to be individually wrapped and store bought. I’m thinking these might be it!

If you love Amanda’s project, and would like to make some of your own, you can download her FREE project sheet by clicking on the image below:

Thanks for stopping by 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 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: Shaker Top Round Gift Tin

It’s my turn to create for 3D Thursday! For my project, I have created a shaker top gift container using one of the Round Tins from the Stampin’ Up! 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. I got the idea for this project from another demonstrator called The Caravan Crafter. She created some gorgeous shaker tins with the Snowflake Splendor Suite, so her projects are really what inspired my project for today! My version can be seen below:

Mine was created for a friend who has a fall birthday, so I went with that as my theme. I used the Life is Beautiful stamp set for the tree and leaves, as well as a sentiment from the Little Treats stamp set. The Life is Beautiful set can be seen below, and is one of my favorite sets from the new catalog!

I stamped the tree onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Soft Suede ink, and then used Stampin’ Write markers to color the leaves on the stamp before adding them to the tree. I purposely blended some of the colors together so that the leaves were many different colors. The colors I used for the leaves were Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Bumblebee, and Old Olive. I then stamped the sentiment and cut around the image with the Layering Circles Dies to make a circle approximately 3-1/4 inches in diameter.

Next, I took the lid of the tin and wiped down the inside with a dryer sheet to reduce static on the plastic. I used Foam Adhesive strips all around the edge of the window as shown below:

I cut a 3-1/2 inch diameter circle from the Guilded Autumn Specialty DSP and layered my stamped circle onto it using Stampin’ Seal Plus Adhesive. I added sequins to the inside of the lid, and placed my layered circles face down and pressed all around the edge of the foam strips to adhere the DSP to the strips. Doing this created a seal all around the edge so that the sequins would stay inside the window.

I then cut another 3-1/2 inch circle in coordinating cardstock (I used Early Espresso) for the bottom and embellished with one leaf in the middle. I also added some ribbon around the outside of the tin, as well as a small metallic bow to the top to finish it. The tin can be filled with any gift you wish, but I used mine for a necklace I made with the Acorn Trinkets (but that’s a different project for a different day! 😉 )!

If you would like full instructions on how to create your own shaker top gift tin, click HERE or click on the image below to download and print my FREE project sheet! it includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete product list.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Please feel free to contact me with questions!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Blossoms in Bloom Mini Paper Pumpkin Box

This week, we have Guest Designer Tami Hewlett joining us for 3D Thursday! She has created this beautiful decorated Mini Paper Pumpkin Box, using NEW products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!

Besides the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes, Tami’s project features the new Blossoms in Bloom Bundle, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Flowers for Every Season 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper, and two new In Colors: Bumblebee and Magenta Madness!

The Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are the perfect size for notecard sized cards (3-1/2 x 5 inches). They are also food safe, so they are also perfect for packaging tasty treats! AND, they also perfectly hold a Classic Stampin’ Pad and reinker. Such a great gift for a fellow stamper!

If you would like detailed instructions and a complete supply list for Tami’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE. You can also download it by clicking the image below:

Thanks so much for visiting today! Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Sunflower Seed Packet Favor

It’s my turn to create for 3D Thursday, and I have created a way to dress up seed packets for weddings, showers, and more! I was looking for something on Etsy last week, and a bunch of customized seed packet envelopes came up, which I thought was a great idea. So of course, I had to try to create one of my own. What do you think?

I’m really happy with how it came out. I used a bunch of NEW products from the new Annual Catalog, which just went live YESTERDAY! The envelope is made from the new In Good Taste Designer Series Paper; the belly band is made from Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper; the sunflower was made using the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle; and it also features one of our new In Colors for 2020-2022: Bumblebee!

The envelope was designed to be opened and closed without having to be sealed. I did not seal the flap on the envelope intentionally, so that it could be opened and closed without tearing. The belly band holds it closed when it’s on, which can easily be slipped on and off as needed. I included a packet of sunflower seeds to go with the sunflower theme of the project, but we have so many pretty flower stamps and dies in the new catalog, I can imagine making these with other types of flowers and seeds as well!

The measurements of my final project are as follows:

Finished envelope: 3-1/2 x 5-3/8 inches

Belly band: 3-9/16 across x 3-1/2 inches tall (just the front dimensions)

Sunflower: Approximately 3-1/4 inches in diameter

Sentiment piece: 3/4 x 3 inches

If you would like to make this project, please download my FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking on the image below. It includes step-by-step instructions (with all measurements), as well as a complete supply list!

I hope you have enjoyed my project! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Nicolle