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!


Clearance Rack Refresh!

The online Clearance Rack has been restocked, and there are some fantastic deals available! LOTS of recently retired holiday products have been added, with some marked down as much as 60%! Clearance Rack items are available only while supplies last, and some items will sell out FAST! To shop, click HERE or click on the image above!

Please let me know if you have any questions! Happy Shopping!


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!


Color Fusers Blog Hop for April 2021

Hello, and Happy Spring! Welcome to our Color Fusers Blog Hop for April. Today we have a pretty combination of Seaside Spray, Old Olive, and Real Red to share with you!

My card today features NEW Designer Series Paper from the upcoming Annual Catalog. It’s the Regals color family paper, and I used one of the designs in Real Red for my background. I used two stamps from the Painted Poppies stamp sets and stamped them all over the DSP in White Craft ink, then heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder. I then layered that over Basic White and layered both over a Real Red base. I stamped some of the paint spatters from the Painted Poppies set along the right side of the base in Versamark ink before mounting the layers onto the card.

I tied a piece of Old Olive ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack, and tied a little bow, which I then secured with Linen Thread and left the ends loose for a little more detail. The sentiment was stamped In Seaside Spray ink, and is from the You Are Amazing stamp set. It’s punched with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch and mounted to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also stamped the inside with another image from the Painted Poppies stamp set, and repeated the same image on the envelope as well.

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Real Red cardstock base: 4-1/4 x 11 (scored at 5-1/2 and folded in half)

Basic White cardstock middle layer: 3-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches

Regals DSP top layer in Real Red: 3-1/8 x 4-1/2 inches

Basic White sentiment piece: 1-3/8 x 2 inches (approximate)

Basic White insert: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

To finish my card, I added a few clear Elegant Faceted gems. I love the little extra sparkle they give this card!

Please continue onto the next stop on our hop today, which is Jo Anne Hewins‘ page! I’m sure she has something lovely to share!

Thanks for stopping by!


Our full hop line up for this month is as follows:

Gail Ellis

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Jo Anne Hewins

Tami Hewlett

Brenda Nelson

Melissa Kerman

Bonnie O’Neill

Melanie Hockin

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!


3D Thursday: Classic Label Tie Box

It’s finally SPRING! Here in CT, the snow has finally melted and the birds are finally singing. A handful of 60+ degree days, and we’ve already begun the daily battle of my boys wanting to wear shorts to school! But I digress…

Today, we have the very talented Sarah Edwards joining us as our Guest Designer for 3D Thursday! Sarah has created this very cute Classic Label Tie Box, using items from the Well Suited Suite:

I just love the colors and patterns that Sarah used for her project! Here’s a view of her project from the side:

The finished box measures approximately 4 to 4-1/2 inches square. Colors that Sarah used include Pacific Point, Basic Black, Night of Navy, and Basic White. This is such a perfect little gift box! Switch up the colors and design on the top for any occasion you wish!

If you would like more info on Sarah’s project, you can download and print her FREE project sheet HERE or click the image below:

Thanks for stopping by today! Please check back next week for an all new project!


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!


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!


Color Fusers Blog Hop for March 2021

Happy March! Spring is right around the corner (thank goodness) and 2021 is shaping up to be a much better year than 2020 was, that’s for sure! It’s time for our March 2021 Color Fusers Blog Hop, and we’ve got a very pretty combination of Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, and Early Espresso to share this month:

My card this month features the Treasured Medallion stamp set. This set can be purchased alone, or as a bundle with the Many Medallions Dies (which will save you 10% over purchasing the stamps and dies alone!) This set is SO pretty, and can be used for pretty much any occasion!

To make my card, I used Thick Basic White cardstock as my base. I used regular Basic White as my top layer, and stamped two medallions in full strength Seaside Spray ink, then switched to Gray Granite, but stamped it off to make it a little lighter. Once all of the medallions were stamped, I layered it on top of Early Espresso cardstock. I then wrapped a piece of Gray Granite 1/4 inch Shimmer Ribbon around the layers and secured it to the back. I stamped my sentiment onto a small piece of Seaside Spray cardstock, and embossed it with the Scripty Embossing Folder. I then used the Messages Die to cut out the sentiment, and stamped the small flourish next to it in Seaside Spray ink.

Before mounting the sentiment piece, I made a figure 8 with the ribbon and trimmed the tail pieces on both ends. I secured the ribbon to the back with a small piece of tape, and mounted the whole thing to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally, I added some Opal Rounds to the centers of the medallions, and my card was complete!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

Thick Basic White cardstock base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)

Early Espresso cardstock middle layer: 3-3/4 x 5 inches

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

Seaside Spray sentiment piece: approximately 3/4 x 2 inches

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please continue to the next stop on our hop, which is Bonnie O’Neill’s page!

Have a great month!


Our Full Hop Line Up for this month is as follows:

Melissa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Gail Ellis

Jo Anne Hewins

Nicolle Belesimo (YOU ARE HERE)

Bonnie O’Neill

Brenda Nelson

Melanie Hockin

3D Thursday: Paper Blooms Flower Vase

Another Thursday has completely snuck up on me, and that means it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! Sarah Wills is our designer this week, and she has created these adorable treat holders using Clear Mini Treat Boxes and Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper:

These are so sweet, and can be used for so many different things! Fill with your favorite treat and use them as favors, place markers, coworker gifts, teacher gifts, and more! Here’s a close up of each individually:

If you would like more information about Sarah’s project, as well as complete instructions so you can make your own, you can download Sarah’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking on the image below:

Please check back next week for another fun 3D Thursday project! I will also be hopping with the Color Fusers team on Monday, so I hope you’ll stop by to check that out as well!

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of your week!