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!

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

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!

Nicolle

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!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Fine Art Floral Gift Tin

This week, we have Guest Designer Diane Lethbridge joining us for 3D Thursday! Diane has created some gift tins using products from the Fine Art Floral Suite. Take a look at how pretty her project is:

These would be perfect for giving so many different gifts! And they can be decorated and switched up for any occasion or holiday just by using different paper and embellishments! I’m not sure where Diane got her tins, but I know I’ve seen them at the dollar store. (And you get 4 in one package with lid inserts!) This is such a versatile project!

If you would like to learn more about Diane’s project and/or make your own, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE or by clicking the image below:

Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back next week for another fun 3D project!

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Super Mario Matchbook Valentine’s Treat Holder

Twila Davis is our designer for this week’s 3D Thursday project, and she has created this adorable Mario Valentine’s Treat Holder:

Aren’t these so cute? She made them with her grandson for his class at school. My boys are HUGE fans of Mario, and they would LOVE these! They perfectly coordinate with the little Valentine’s treat she found to go inside:

I am sure his classmates will absolutely love them!

If you would like more info on Twila’s project, you can download her FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It contains a complete supply list, colors, and step by step instructions!

Thank you for stopping by today! Please check back next week for a new project. Enjoy the rest of your week, and Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

Nicolle

3D Thursday: Hey Chick Cookie Treat Holder

This week, we have Guest Designer Tammy Shaia from Be Creative Stamping joining us for 3D Thursday! Tammy has used the NEW Hey Chick Bundle to create this adorable Cookie Treat Holder:

If you have been a Stampin’ Up! customer for a while, then you may remember the Hey Chick stamp set from 2017’s Sale-a-Bration. It was a stamp set that was available for free with a $50 purchase, and it is one of the most popular Sale-a-Bration items in Stampin’ Up! history! It was so popular, that Stampin’ Up! decided to bring it back for purchase, and even created coordinating cutting dies to go with it! (And there’s another bundle called Hey Birthday Chick with coordinating dies that goes really well with it too!) You can see both bundles HERE.

But getting back to Tammy’s project….in addition to her Hey Chick Cookie Holder, Tammy made a second version of her project, using the new Sweet Strawberry Bundle:

This is such a versatile project that can be made for any occasion just by switching up colors, papers, and embellishments! I really love it!

You can make your own version of Tammy’s project by downloading and printing her FREE project sheet HERE. You can also click on the image below to open the sheet!

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s 3D Thursday project. Please check back next week for another fun project!

Have a great day!

Nicolle

Colors Fusers Blog Hop for February 2021

Happy February! And welcome to our Color Fusers blog hop for this month. It is a freezing cold day here in CT, and we are about to get 7-14 inches of snow dumped on us over the next 24 hours. I am trying to get this blog post done and posted before we lose our power and/or internet. I live in a very rural area, and it’s pretty much a given any time we have a big storm! Hopefully, it won’t be too bad!

Our color combo for this month’s hop is a bright and fun combo of Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness, and Bermuda Bay. I love to pair brights with black and white, as I feel it really makes the colors pop! So here is what I came up with for this month:

This project features the new Vine Design Bundle, which can be found on page 62 of the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog. To make this card, I used watercolor paper and my Water Painters to make a watercolor wash with all three of this month’s colors. (Of course, I didn’t think to take a picture of it before I dried and cut it. Sorry!) I took a 3-1/2 by 5 inch piece of the water color paper and brushed on the colors so it looked like diagonal stripes across the paper. I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying process, then cut it with the large round die from the Flowering Vines Dies. Before cutting, I applied an Adhesive Sheet to the back of the paper. This in essence created a sticker from the die cut, so that when I was ready to mount it to the card, I just had the peel the backing off and apply. I LOVE the adhesive sheets! They are truly a Godsend to someone like me who makes a HUGE mess with glue (no matter how careful I am!)

Once the die cut was mounted to the white layer, I layered that onto a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock and wrapped both with a piece of Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon. I then heat embossed the Hello sentiment onto Basic Black cardstock, and cut it with the Double Oval Punch. I mounted the ribbon wrapped layers onto a Basic Black cardstock base, cut a second smaller piece of ribbon and created a simple knot close to the sentiment piece. My sentiment was mounted with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then added some Opal Rounds, mounted an inside white layer, and my card was complete! It’s a simple design this month, but I love how it came out!

Measurements for this card are as follows:

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

Bermuda Bay cardstock middle layer: 4 x 5-1/4 inches

Basic White cardstock top layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 inches

Floral Die Cut diameter: 3-1/8 inches

Black Sentiment Oval: 15/16 x 1-13/16 inches

The Vine Design Bundle is available as a bundle, and purchasing them as such will save you 10% off the price of purchasing the stamps and dies separately. (Of course they are also available separately as well, if you’re only looking for one or the other!) You can find ordering info for these, and all of the supplies I used for this card, at the bottom of today’s post!

Please continue onto the next stop on our hop this month, which is Melanie Hockin’s page! You won’t want to miss what she has created!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Nicolle

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

Meliisa Kerman

Tami Hewlett

Jo Anne Hewins

Gail Ellis

Nicolle Belesimo –> YOU ARE HERE

Melanie Hockin

Bonnie O’Neill

Brenda Nelson

3D Thursday: Art Gallery Fluttering Wall Hanging

It’s Thursday! And that means, it’s time for another 3D Thursday project! This week, we have a beautiful butterfly themed wall hanging by Debbie Henderson. She has used items from the Art Gallery Suite to create this stunning project:

Isn’t it so pretty? I love the colors Debbie used as well! The Purple Posy for the butterflies looks so great against the reds and yellows of the flowers. Debbie also used the new Gilded Leafing to add some shine to her project. I have not tried it yet, as honestly, I’m a little intimidated by it (lol), but I have seen some really beautiful projects made with it. I really need to pull mine out and give it a try! Here’s an up close look at the detail the leafing adds to Debbie’s project:

If you would like more info on Debbie’s project, as well as instructions on how you can make your own, you can download Debbie’s FREE project sheet HERE, or by clicking the image below. It includes step by step instructions, as well as a complete supply list!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nicolle