3-D Projects

Window Shopping -- Daisy Gift Box

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Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the projects designed for the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

The Window Shopping stamp set was designed to provide great embellishments to the hexagon box created using the dies included with the Window Box Thinlits.  I just love this box as it is a great size for packaging small gifts.  However, using other die cutting elements included with the Window Box Thinlits, you can create lots of other items like a 3-D banner (shown on the project below), battery powered votive candle holders, peekaboo boxes, and even the base for a diorama.  You can find a video created by Stampin' Up! explaining how to make the box here.  [Tip:  If you haven't subscribed to Stampin' Up!'s You Tube Channel, I encourage you to do so.  There are so many great videos out there that give you so much great information about how to use Stampin' Up! products in creative ways.]

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This decorated box was created using the Lemon Lime Twist polka dot patterned paper from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I had thought to add some die cutting to the sides of the box; however, the foil paper was more than enough for this box, so I left it at that.  The most important thing to do BEFORE assembling the box is to fold along all the score lines using the Bone Folder to achieve crisp folds.  The adhesive I used to assemble the box was Multipurpose Liquid adhesive as I find it the most forgiving for assembling 3-D items.  [Tip:  When using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive for assembling this box, be sure to use teeny, tiny dots of adhesive on the tabs and then press the tab in place for a couple of seconds to allow the adhesive to "take".]  At first it may seem a little daunting to make the box, but once you have made one you'll realize that it's actually very quick and easy to make.

The daisy embellishment on the lid of the box was made using the Daisy Delight stamp set.  The daisy image was stamped onto two pieces of Whisper White cardstock using Powder Pink ink.  [Tip:  The Daisy Delight stamp set is a photopolymer stamp set which means that you'll need to use the Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath the cardstock to achieve the best stamping results.]  The daisies were punched with the Daisy punch with the petals of one daisy turned up with the Bone Folder and the petals of the other daisy turned down with the Bone Folder (be gentle).  The daisy with the turned up petals was stacked on top of daisy with the turned down petals so that the petals for both flowers show.  A Clear Faceted Gem was adhered at the center of the top daisy and a Stampin' Dimensional below the center of the bottom daisy.  The daisies were adhered at the upper center of the box slightly to the left.  

The daisy solid leaf image was stamped three times onto Whisper White cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink, stamping off onto a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto the cardstock (and re-inking and stamping off before each new leaf was stamped).  The leaf outline image was stamped over the solid leaf image using Lemon Lime Twist ink (NO stamping off this time).  The leaves were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered below the outer edge of the daisy using Mini Glue Dots adhered behind the leaf stems.

The banner was created using a strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock with the Thinking of You sentiment from the Window Shopping stamp set stamped at the center of the strip using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The non-tail end of the banner die was placed near the "T" in "Thinking" and die cut with the Big Shot.  Then the non-tail end of the banner die was placed near the "U" in "You" and die cut.  The die cut creates the banner tails for each end and places score lines to fold the cardstock into a 3-D banner shape.  The banner was adhered to the lower area of the box lid with the bottom edge of the banner 3/8" from the edge of the box front.  Mini Glue Dots were placed under the banner tails near the top edge of the fold to adhere the banner to the box top and Stampin' Dimensionals were stacked 2 high under the center of the banner to keep it from sinking too much.

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It may seem that there are a whole lot of steps to making this box; however, I'll have to say that it took a whole lot longer to write this blog post than it did to actually make the box and decorate it.

I think this box has so many great possibilities.  With the Holiday season coming, it's a wonderful gift packaging option for those small gifts that are tucked into the tree or stocking, left on a co-worker's desk, or left in the mailbox for the postal worker.

Card Measurements -- 

Lemon Lime Twist:  13/16" x 6"; Whisper White:  2 @ 3" x 3", 2" x 3"; Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper:  2 @ 6" x 6"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping, Daisy Delight; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink; Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems; Adhesives:  Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Daisy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Base Plate, Window Box Thinlits


Stamp Review Crew -- Window Shopping

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Window Shopping stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Karen's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Holly's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you.

My first project uses the window box framelit decorated with a daisy.  It doesn't really need a whole lot of embellishment because the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is so bright and shiny.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping, Daisy Delight; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink; Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Foil Frenzy Specialty; Embellishments:  Clear Faceted Gems; Adhesives:  Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Daisy punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Window Box Thinlits

Rather than decorate three boxes, I decided to see if I could use the thinlits included with the Window Box Thinlits to create cards.  This first card uses one of the smaller thinlits that was designed to die cut a side of the window box.  The colors you see under the die cut birthday candles are ribbons:  Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, and Island Indigo Ombre for the candle bodies and Crushed Curry Mini Chevron for the flames.  Lining up the ribbons and the Pick A Pattern Washi tape is easy when you use Grid Paper.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay; Stampin' Write Markers:  2017-2018 In Color (Lemon Lime Twist), 2016-2018 In Color (Dapper Denim), Subtles (Calypso Coral); Cardstock:  Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon, Island Indigo Ombre ribbon, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon, Crushed Curry Mini Chevron ribbon, Pick A Pattern Washi Tape; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label Punch, Grid Paper, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Window Box Thinlits

This last project took a little more time as I used the window box lid thinlit to create a mask (from Window Sheets) that I utilized in two ways:  the first was for applying embossing paste and the second was for sponging color onto the dry embossing paste. 

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Window Shopping; Inks:  Emerald Envy, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Window Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Burlap ribbon, Peekaboo Peach Crinkle Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform and Magnetic Platform, Window Box Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for these projects very soon, so be sure to return to see the liners for the inside sentiment areas for each of these projects and the coordinating decorated envelopes.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Window Shopping stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Betty Traciak 
  2. Holly Stene 
  3. Martha Inchley
  4. Dawn Tidd 
  5. Charlet Mallett
  6. Ann Schach 
  7. Nikki Spencer 
  8. Twila Davis
  9. Bronwyn Eastley 
  10. Tanya Boser
  11. Juana Ambida
  12. Karen Gooch 
  13. Mickey Roberts
  14. Holly Krautkremer 

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This Little Piggy -- Party Time Gift Bag

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Today's post provides the how-to's for making one of the projects created for last weekend's Inky Friends Blog Hop featuring the 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see a line up of the Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.  The color I chose to highlight was Powder Pink.  

This project is all about the Powder Pink from the focal point piggies to the gift bag base.  I just love how this turned out AND it was so quick and easy to make!  Couldn't you just see these on tables as a party favor?

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This project begins with a sheet of Powder Pink cardstock cut to 7-1/2" x 11".  The solid circles image from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set was randomly stamped all over the cardstock using Powder Pink ink, re-inking the image before every stamping.  [Tip:  When using photopolymer stamps it's best to use a Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath the cardstock to achieve the best stamping results.]  The the cardstock was scored and punched (including the reverse punch for the ribbon handles) to create a Medium sized gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch board.  Using Tear & Tape, assemble the gift bag.  Thread Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon through the holes punched along the top edge of the bag and knot the ends together inside the bag.  Then adjust the ribbon to make the handles hang evenly on the front and back of the bag.

The focal point on the front of the bag begins with a piece of Watercolor Paper.  Spritz a fine mist of water over the front of the Watercolor Paper (lightly blot off any water puddles with a paper towel).  Using the brush tip of the Tranquil Tide Stampin' Write Marker, apply ink to one side of the Window Sheet cut slightly smaller than the Watercolor Paper and press the Window Sheet to the center of the Watercolor Paper.  Use a very slightly wet Aquapainter to move the color around a bit, if required.  If the color is too light for your taste, repeat the process with the Window Sheet.  Set the Watercolor Paper aside to dry completely (or use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process).

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Party Time" greeting, from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set, at the center of a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut banner tails to the right and left of the greeting.  Adhere the banner near the bottom of the Watercolor Paper with the bottom of the banner 1/2" above the bottom edge of the Watercolor Paper.

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the pig standing on four legs and the pig standing on one leg (both piggies are from the This Little Piggy stamp set) on Powder Pink cardstock.  Using Paper Snips, cut out the pigs.  Adhere the pig standing on four legs directly above the banner to look like he's standing on top of the banner.  Adhere the pig standing on one leg above the pig standing on four legs so that the standing leg of the upper pig rests just behind the facing ear of the lower pig. 

Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the "Hooray" balloon image, from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set, on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and punch out with the small balloon from the Balloon Bouquet punch.  Apply a Mini Glue Dot behind the bottom of the balloon and press a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine onto the glue dot with 1/2" of the Baker's Twine extending above the glue dot and the rest hanging below the balloon.  Press a Stampin' Dimensional on top of the Baker's Twine and the cardstock at the back of the balloon.  Adhere the balloon at the upper right corner of the Watercolor Paper.  Apply a rolled up Mini Glue Dot behind the "arm" extending out from the dancing pig and wrap the Baker's Twine around the "arm" with the end of the twine dangling below the "arm".  Use Paper Snips to trim the twine.

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Looking at this project just makes me smile.  Which is the only reason I purchased this stamp set.  I'm not really a pig person, but there's just something about the expressions on the faces of these pigs that makes me happy.

Project measurements -- 

Powder Pink:  7-1/2" x 11", 2 @ 2" x 2-1/2"; Lemon Lime Twist:  7/8" x 3", 2" x 3"; Watercolor Paper:  2-1/4" x 5-1/4"; Window Sheets:  2" x 5"; Whisper White Baker's Twine:  4"; Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon:  24"

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday, Gorgeous, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin' Write Markers:   2017-2019 In Color (Tranquil Tide); Cardstock:  Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets; Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Balloon Bouquet punch, Gift Bag Punch Board


Inky Friends New In Color Blog Hop -- Powder Pink

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to the Stampin' Up! 2017-2019 In Colors.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Shelley's blog where she featured projects using the Lemon Lime Twist In Color.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just had saw some great projects made by Staci using the Tranquil Tide In Color.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

I am really enjoying the 2017-2019 In Colors--they are bright, vibrant, and work well together in multiple combinations.  The one color that you may not think of as a bright color is Powder Pink.  However, when you see the samples below, I think you'll find that this color can certainly stand on it's own as a focal point or as an accent color.

I have three projects to share with you featuring the Powder Pink In Color.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Bunch of Blossoms, Brushstrokes, Background Bits (Host); Inks:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Metallic Foil Doilies; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blossom Builder punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, 1" circle punch, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Layering Circles Framelits

ThisLittlePiggy_PartyTimeGiftBag

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Powder Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black, 2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Watercolor Paper, Window Sheets; Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Aquapainter, Balloon Bouquet punch, Gift Bag Punch Board

SoManyShells_BelieveThereIsGood

Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  So Many Shells, Magical Mermaid, Playful Backgrounds; Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Powder Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla; Embellishments:  Linen Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pen, Big Shot w/Multipurpose Platform, Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder

I'll be back soon with the details for making these projects, so please return for another visit.  

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Staci and projects made with the Tranquil Tide In Color or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Shelley for projects made using the Lemon Lime Twist In Color.

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Colorful Seasons -- Life is a Beautiful Thing

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Happy Monday!  I'm cleaning up from my weekend of Stamp Clubs and realized that I hadn't posted my final project from the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  [To see the line up of extremely talented international Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.]

The Colorful Seasons stamp set is packed full of wonderful images evoking all of the seasons of the year.  When I saw the beautiful thinlits that match the large leaf images in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, I just knew that I had to make some Fall leaves.  Growing up in East Central Florida, you don't really see all the magnificent colors of the Fall leaves as you do in the more northern climates.  However, I have traveled in many of these areas during the Fall and always come away stupefied by all the amazing displays of color.

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This project begins with a Medium gift bag created using the Gift Bag Punch Board (including punching the closure holes along the top edge of the bag).  Before assembling the gift bag, the cardstock was randomly stamped with the large outline leaf image from the Colorful Seasons stamp set using Versamark ink.  Tear & Tape adhesive was used for the gift bag assembly.

The decorative tag attached to the front of the gift bag begins with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut a smidge less than the width of the front panel of the gift bag.  For the Medium gift bag, this measurement is 3-1/16".  Using the gift bag punch board, punch closure holes along the top edge of the bag using the reverse punch area (opposite the scoring area of the punch board) lining up the edge of the cardstock with the pointer.

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Using the Big Shot and the scallop edgelit from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits, create a scalloped edge across the bottom of the tag.

Swipe the Embossing Buddy over the front of the tag, then stamp the "Life is a Beautiful Thing" greeting just above the scalloped edge using Versamark ink.  Cover the inked image with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder. tapping the excess back into the container, and then melting the embossing powder with the Heat Tool.

Using Cajun Craze ink, stamp the solid large leaf image along the top center of the tag.  Clean the stamp and then using Old Olive ink, stamp the solid large leaf image along the left edge of the top of the tag.  Clean the stamp and using Crumb Cake ink, stamp the solid large leaf image along the right edge of the top of the tag.

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Using the Big Shot with the Magnetic Base Plate, die cut the large leaf framelit from Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake cardstocks (you'll have to die cut them one at a time, though).  Using the Big Shot with the Precision Base Plate on the regular platform, die cut three pieces of Copper Foil Sheets with the detail large leaf thinlit (you'll have to die cut these one at a time, too).  Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, adhere a Copper Foil leaf to the Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake die cut leaves.  [Tip:  Once you've adhered the Copper Foil to the cardstock leaf, immediately place an empty acrylic "C" block on top of the two die cuts for a couple of minutes to ensure that the adhesive has bonded paper to paper.]  [Alternate Adhesive:  If you use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets with the Copper Foil Sheets when you die cut the detailed leaf thinlits, you can eliminate the Fine Tip Glue pen.  I can't wait to get these!]

Adhere the Crumb Cake die cut leaf to the upper right edge of the tag with the center point of the leaf near the top of the "l" in "beautiful" and the right edge of the leaf and stem extending beyond the right side of the tag.  Adhere the Cajun Craze die cut leaf to the upper middle of the tag with the stem of the leaf extending beyond the top edge of the tag and the right edge of the leaf slightly overlapping the Crumb Cake leaf.  Adhere the Old Olive leaf to the upper left of the tag using a Stampin' Dimensional with the right side of the leaf overlapping the Cajun Craze leaf, the center point of the leaf pointing toward the top of the "f" in "Life", and the leaf stem extending beyond the left edge of the tag.  The important thing is NOT to cover the punched holes.

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Line up the punched holes on the tag with the punched holes on the CLOSED gift bag and insert the ends of the Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon through the holes beginning from the back of the CLOSED gift bag.  Even up the ends of the ribbon at the front of the gift bag and tie a bow.  Trim the ends of the ribbon with Paper Snips.

Now it's back to cleaning up and putting things away to get ready for another blog hop this weekend.  I'll be back soon to share the projects I designed for my Stamp Clubs this past weekend.  Please stop back by to visit!

Project measurements -- 

Old Olive:  2-1/4" x 2-1/4", 7" x 11"; Very Vanilla:  3-1/16" x 4-1/2"; Cajun Craze:  2-1/4" x 2-1/4"; Crumb Cake:  2-1/4" x 2-1/4"; Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon:  17"

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Versamark; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tear & Tape; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Precision Base Plate and Magnetic Platform, Seasonal Layers Thinlits