3D Thursday: Chocolate Square Holder

Happy Thursday! My post is late today due to my 5 year old being sick. He’s been running a temp for two days now, and is absolutely miserable. I HATE when my kids are sick. I apologize for not having this up earlier!

Sarah Wills is this week’s designer and she has created this super cute chocolate square holder. It is designed to perfectly hold three Ghiardelli chocolate squares (my favorite!) She designed her project using items for Valentine’s Day, but this could very easily be used for any occasion just by switching up the colors, papers, and sentiment!

Isn’t this such a sweet project? It would make a perfect little gift for school kids, coworkers, or anyone you just want to wish a sweet Happy Valentine’s Day to! You can download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE (or click on the image below)!

Sorry for the super short post today, but I’ve got my hands fiull with my little guy. I will be back soon with a new project and post!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

Color Fusers Blog Hop for February 2020

It’s time for another Color Fusers Blog Hop! This month, we have a gorgeous combination of Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso!

For some reason, when I think of pink with shades of brown and ivory, I think of vintage, lacy things. So when I was designing my card for this month, I went with that theme. I used Early Espresso card stock for the base, then layered it with Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, and Very Vanilla on top. The card is embellished with a lacy bow and a shimmery pink flower.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Early Espresso card stock card base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Sahara Sand card stock layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Blushing Bride card stock layer: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches

Very Vanilla card stock top layer: 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 inches

Blushing Bride die cut heart: 2-1/4 x 2-3/8 inches

Blushing Bride blossom: 1 inch (approximate)

Sahara Sand card stock sentiment piece: 1/2 x 2 inches (approximate)

While the overall layout of this card is very simple, I added a number of details to dress it up a bit:

  1. The corners on the base are stamped with leaves in Versamark ink.
  2. The top layer is embossed using the Scripty 3D embossing folder.
  3. The flower was crinkled and then coated in Wink of Stella to give it some extra texture, shimmer, and shine.
  4. A Frosted Flower Embellishment with a tiny pearl was added to the center of the flower.
  5. Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim was added, along with a bow to finish it off!

While Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I plan to use this card for an upcoming wedding. This card could definitely be used for Valentine’s Day, though, as well as an anniversary, engagement, or bridal shower!

I hope you have enjoyed my project today! Please continue to the next stop on this month’s hop, which is Melanie Hockin’s page. I can’t wait to see what she has created this month!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

Here is the full hop line up for February:

Melissa Kerman

Sarah Wills

Jo Anne Hewins

Tami Hewlett

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Melanie Hockin

Barb Mullikin

Bonnie O’Neill

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

Hey Love Narrow Notecards for Valentine’s Day!

I love Valentine’s Day crafting! I have two boys and each year they need Valentines cards for their classmates. As soon as I saw this stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, I knew it was perfect for their class Valentines this year! So today, I put these together as samples. I LOVE the way they came out!

Check out the full stamp set below:

Seriously, how cute is this set?

Each of these cards used the same basic supplies. The card bases are the Whisper White Narrow Notecards & Envelopes. Each one measures 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches in size, and comes in a pack of 20 cards with 20 envelopes! Perfect for cute little notes for loved ones!

Here’s a close up of each card:

Basic measurements for each of the cards are as follows:

Narrow Notecard base (pre cut/pre-scored at 2-1/2 inches): 5 x 4-1/2 inches

DSP background layers: 2-1/4 x 4-1/4 inches

Vellum scalloped circle layer*: 2-3/4 inches in diameter

Whisper White Circle for each animal*: 2 inches in diameter

Sentiment pieces and embellishments vary by card.

*The pieces used on the crocodile are slightly larger!

I hope you like these cards as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

Nicolle

Next Up: Valentine’s Day!

Today’s project uses products from the new All My Love Suite from the Occasions Catalog! It also features some of my 10 favorite new products, as mentioned in my post from yesterday! The main products featured on this card are the All My Love Designer Series Paper and the Meant to Be Bundle. The whole suite can be found on pages 4-6 of the Occasions Catalog.

The All My Love Designer Series Paper is my FAVORITE paper from the new catalog! I just love the patterns and colors…it is so perfect for Valentine’s Day! You can see the whole assortment of designs below:

All My Love Designer Series Paper

I used five different designs from this paper to make the background, and matched them with Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Shimmery White Cardstock. The card was finished with some Flirty Flamingo Ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, and Heart Epoxy Droplets.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Flirty Flamingo middle layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

Shimmery White cardstock layer: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8 inches

DSP strips: 3-5/8 x 3/4 inches each

Flirty Flamingo Stitched Heart: 2-3/4 inches x 3-1/2 inches

Shimmery White cardstock sentiment piece: 2-7/16 x 3-1/8 inches

This is my first Valentine’s project of the year, and I really love the way it came out! If you love the traditional colors of pinks, reds, and whites for Valentine’s Day, as well as hearts and flowers, you will absolutely LOVE this new suite! Be sure to check it out, and let me know if you have any questions or need anything!

Thanks for visiting!

Nicolle

How to make shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day crafts

Who says hearts are only for Valentine’s Day and weddings?  Here’s a quick tip for making shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day using HEARTS!  Cut three hearts and a small straight piece of cardstock for the stem, then put them together as shown above to make a shamrock!  Super easy!

Last night I was putting together a St. Patrick’s Day banner for a class I am doing this weekend.  I have a group of friends who all have fireplaces and love to decorate their mantels for all the different holidays thoughout the year.  So we have gotten together a few times over the past year to make a bunch of different banners.  So far, we’ve made Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day ones.  This weekend, we are doing St. Patrick’s Day and Easter!

For these shamrocks, I used the smallest heart die from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  I cut three hearts from the green Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, as well as a smaller piece for the stem.  I used a die from the Bouquet Bunch Framelits for the stem, but it would be really easy to cut one freehand if you don’t have the dies!  I then arranged them as above and glued them down.  That’s it!  For these, I used the Multipurpose Glue, but I think from now on, I’ll use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets! So easy, and with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits set, you can make shamrocks in a bunch of different sizes that range from small to large!  There are also two different styles of hearts in the set.  One is a more simple and straight style, and the other is more curvy.  You can use either, depending on your preference for how your want your final shamrock to look!  I used the straighter style for mine.

These dies are available in the online store and are used with the Big Shot!  This is a great item to have on hand for lots of different occasions’ crafts!

Thank you for visiting today!  Hope you have a great day!

Nicolle