3-D Projects

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


Stamp Review Crew -- Colorful Seasons

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Colorful Seasons 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 Dawn Tidd'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 Karen Gooch's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have three projects to share with you, each evoking a different season of the year.

The Colorful Seasons stamp set is part of the Color Theory Suite of products which includes the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  This first project uses the scallop border edgelit to create the layers of color die cut from a sheet of Color Theory Designer Series Paper.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Versamark; Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, So Saffron, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Color Theory Stack; Embellishments:  Gold 1/4" Natural Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

My second project features a decorated tag on a gift bag created using the Gift Bag punch board.  It also features one of the beautiful colors of mini chevron ribbons included in the Color Theory Suite of products.

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Supplies I used for 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 Tear & Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Precision Base Plate, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

My final project features the beautiful snowflakes included with the stamp set.   

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Colorful Seasons, Holly Berry Happiness; Inks:  Tranquil Tide, Versamark; Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Delightful Daisy; Embellishments:  Silver 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Triple Banner punch, Embossing Buddy, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

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 Colorful Seasons 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. Ann Schach
  2. Heidi Baks 
  3. Linda Callahan
  4. Twila Davis
  5. Bronwyn Eastley
  6. Dawn Tidd
  7. Mickey Roberts
  8. Karen Gooch
  9. Rochelle Blok
  10. Kelly Kent
  11. Juana Ambida
  12. Valerie Moody
  13. Tanya Boser 
  14. Yapha Mason
  15. Natalie Lapakko

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Flower Patch -- A Gift Set of Cards & Downloadable Tutorial

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A reminder that there's a short time remaining to purchase items from the Retiring List.  You can see the most current information regarding the Retiring List at the Stampin' Up! on-line store.  Just click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the top right sidebar of this blog page, click on the Shop Now hot link on the menu bar, and then click on the Retiring List hot link on the left sidebar.

One of the things I hear most from my customers is that they have lots of Designer Series Paper and are looking for ways to use the paper.  Today's post is a gift box filled with 4 cards and envelopes that I made with my Stamp Clubs in April and it was very well received because it's quick and easy to make.  While my project mixes and matches the designs from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, you can make the gift box and card elements from one sheet of 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper.  I'm including step-by-step instructions that you can access by clicking here.

The gift box features the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (Retired--Sold Out), the Floral Affection Textured Impressions embossing folders (Retiring), and the Project Life Corner Rounder Tool (Retiring--Sold Out).

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The cards inside the gift box feature the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, Flower Patch stamp set (Retiring) and coordinating Flower Fair Framelits (Retiring), Pearl Basic Jewels (Retired--will be reconfigured for the new catalog), and Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  The following stamp sets were used for the greetings and sentiments:  Tin of Cards (Retiring), Banners for You, Everyday Tags (Retiring), Window Shopping, and Birthday Bright (Retiring).

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The step-by-step instructions include photos of the inside sentiment areas and envelopes, paper dimensions, cutting/scoring illustrations and photos, and a complete supply list.  

I first learned to make this project at a downline appreciation event last December with my Stampin' Up! upline, Catherine Harwood.  She first saw the project while attending a Stampin' Up! recognition event where it was shared by another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Rachel Tessman.  You can find Rachel's instructional video here

The 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog has some really awesome packages of Designer Series Paper that you are really going to want.  If you are feeling that you need to use up the paper you have before you can purchase more, then this project is perfect for you.  These gift sets and cards are perfect for teachers, co-workers, friends, and family.

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Flower Patch, Tin of Cards, Banners for You, Everyday Tags, Window Shopping, Birthday Bright; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand; Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Blooms & Bliss; Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Project Life Corner Rounder Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Flower Fair Framelits; Other:  Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Velcro 3/8" Thin Clear Fasteners


Vintage Leaves -- 2017 Desktop Calendar

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Every year I make a desktop calendar for friends and family as a Christmas present.  Last January I shared the 2016 desktop calendar with my Stamp Club members and they asked that I design a 2017 calendar for them to make near the end of the year.  This is the calendar that we made at the November Stamp Club meetings and I decided that I would also use this design for the calendars I would gift for Christmas.  Unfortunately, time constraints prevented me from completing the calendars in time for Christmas.  I know that there were many who were disappointed that they did not receive their calendar at the family Christmas party.  Sigh...  

Today I [finally] finished making and shipping the calendars for family and friends so I decided to share the calendar with you.

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To begin, layer the Whisper White cardstock layers centered on top of one another using a bit of repositionable adhesive between each layer.  The Vintage Leaves stamp set was used for this project and the largest leaf was stamped first using Pear Pizzazz ink with Crumb Cake ink added to the edges of the image using the Rock & Roll technique.  To do this, gently roll the edge of the Pear Pizzazz inked stamp image onto the Crumb Cake ink pad and then stamp the image onto the cardstock.  Be sure to clean the stamp between each inking.  This first leaf image was stamped three times in a triangular pattern.  

The next largest leaf was stamped second using Old Olive ink with Soft Suede ink added to the edges of the image using the Rock & Roll technique, stamping the leaf three times in a triangular pattern.  The next leaf is the larger of the two smaller leaves which was stamped three times in a triangular pattern using Always Artichoke ink.  The smallest leaf was stamped three times in a triangular pattern using Cajun Craze ink.

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There are five (5) leaf images in the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  So far the two largest and the two smallest leaves were used to create the background.  The middle sized leaf was used to stamp on the mini tear off calendar.  I found these calendars through Taylored Expressions.  The image was inked with Pear Pizzazz ink, stamped off onto scrap paper, and then stamped on each page of the calendar -- reinking and stamping off for each page of the calendar AND changing the orientation of the stamp image on each page of the calendar.  The calendar comes mounted on a piece of chip board, so with the added weight and the tear off action each month, Tear & Tape adhesive was used to adhere the chip board to a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

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The stamped background stack of cardstock was carefully pulled apart and each piece mounted on a slightly larger piece of Soft Suede cardstock.

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The three pieces were adhered, centered on top of each other, matching the stamped images.  The background piece was inserted into the calendar case (I purchase the cases in bulk from Calendar Case) and the tear away calendar adhered at the center of the background using Tear & Tape adhesive with the bottom edge of the tear away calendar resting on top of the lip of the case base.

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There are times when I need a background for a project and just don't have the background stamp, textured impresssions embossing folder, or designer series paper that will work.  That's when I look for stamp sets like Vintage Leaves where I can use Versamark or a specific palette of colors to create just the background required.

Calendar measurements --

Whisper White:  7" x 4", 6" x 3", 5" x 2"; Soft Suede:  7-1/4" x 4-1/4", 6-1/4" x 3-1/4", 5-1/4" x 2-1/4", 2-1/2" x 3-1/4"

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Supplies I used to make this calendar --

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves; Inks:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede; Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Whisper White; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer; Other:  Landscape calendar case (http://www.calendar-case.com/proddetail.php?prod=CC-LS), Mini Tear Off calendar (https://www.tayloredexpressions.com/supplies/calendars.html)


Stamp Review Crew -- Botanical Blooms

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop for the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world who bring you great ideas for a single stamp set the first and third Mondays of the month.  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 Heidi Baks' blog--Heidi always has such great ideas!  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've just visited with Val Moody and found some great inspiration for your next project.

Due to unforeseen time constraints, I have only one project to share with you this time.  

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Supplies I used for this project -- 

Stamps:  Botanical Blooms, Thankful Thoughts; Inks:  Early Espresso, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  Playful Palette Stack; Embellishments:  5/8" Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Embossing Buddy, Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Botanical Builder Framelits

I'll be sharing the how-to's for this project in a couple of days, so be sure to return to see the liner for the inside sentiment area and the coordinating decorated envelope.  

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Botanical Blooms stamp set as the focal point for your projects or as an accent to your focal point image.  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. Jessica Williams 
  2. Bronwyn Eastley 
  3. Bruno Bertucci 
  4. Martha Inchley 
  5. Mike Funke 
  6. Kelly Kent 
  7. Dawn Tidd 
  8. Heidi Baks 
  9. Mickey Roberts 
  10. Val Moody 
  11. Nikki Spencer 
  12. Holly Krautkremer 
  13. Tanya Boser 

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