3-D Projects

Inky Friends Design Challenge #2 -- Celebrate Amazing You

Hello!

Welcome to Inky Friends Design Challenge #2.  Every 4th Friday of the month a new design challenge is posted.  This time we are using a color combo of Soft Sky, Berry Burst, and Lemon Lime Twist.  

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Using page 35 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog for inspiration, I decided to create a gift box using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and decorate it with one of the great Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Amazing You (one of the many great items you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise).

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This gift box begins with two pieces of Soft Sky cardstock die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  The two pieces were folded at the score lines and then one side of the box adhered together.  The outside panels of the box was opened flat on the work surface and the "celebrate" image was stamped across the panels using Soft Sky ink.  Then the remaining side of the box was adhered and the top and bottom of the box closed.

A belly band was created with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  The paper was finger folded around the box with the ends adhered together at the front center of the box.  A piece of Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon was wrapped around the belly band with the ends of the ribbon adhered to the belly band at the front center of the box.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the flower image from the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set using Soft Sky ink, the "celebrate" image above the flower (justified to the left) using Berry Burst ink, and the "YOU" image stamped below the flower (justified to the right) using Berry Burst ink.  The "amazing" image was stamped on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using Lemon Lime Twist ink and cut out with Paper Snips.  The image was adhered across the flower using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Berry Burst cardstock and adhered to the belly band using Stampin' Dimensionals.  Note that the cardstock focal point covers the paper and ribbon ends of the belly band.

Now just slide off the belly band and fill the box with goodies for a quick and easy gift!

Are you inspired to create with this color combination??  I hope so!  And when you do, please share your creation with the Inky Friends!  Each challenge will run for two weeks and at the end we'll pick a winning project.  Here's how it works:

  1. Every 4th Friday of the month a new sketch can be found on the Inky Friends blog by clicking HERE
  2. Because this is a color challenge, the colors you must use are Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Soft Sky (you can use compatible colors and add neutrals as needed)
  3. Create something new that has not been posted before
  4. Post your creation on your blog or online gallery and please provide a link back to our challenge to the Inky Friends blog – provide a direct link to your project or post to the Linky which you can find at the END of our Inky Friends blog post
  5. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS TO PLAY ALONG – then the challenge will be closed and WE PICK A WINNER – it could be you!

I can't wait to see what you'll make!

Robertssiggy

Project Measurements --

Soft Sky:  2 @ 4-1/4" x 6-1/2"; Berry Burst:  2-3/8" x 2-13/16"; Lemon Lime Twist:  1-1/2" x 2-1/4"; Whisper White:  2-3/16" x 2-11/16"; Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack:  1-1/2" x 12"; Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon:  12"

Project Supplies --

Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky; Cardstock:  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Fresh Florals Stack; Embellishments:  Berry Burst Finely Woven ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Lots to Love Box Framelits

 


Stamp Review Crew -- Painted Harvest

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Painted Harvest 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 Rochelle's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

I have two projects to share with you.

My family gathers together for a family Christmas celebration the weekend following Christmas.  My gift to my family members every year is a handmade calendar.  This is the calendar for 2018.  (Please don't tell my family, though...)  The bright sunflower is perfect for the triple-layer background.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Colorful Seasons; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz; Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Crushed Curry Baker's Twine (Retired), Old Olive Baker's Twine; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin' Pierce Mat; Other:  2018 Tear Off Calendar (Taylored Expressions), Landscape Desktop Calendar Case (Calendar Case)

I've been seeing a number of Christmas cards featuring wreaths made using the sunflower petals.  This card was inspired by a card made by fellow 3-2-1 Stamp Team member, Beth Daniels.

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Painted Harvest, Labels to Love; Inks:  Garden Green, Real Red, Wild Wasabi; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Merry Music Specialty; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Everyday Label punch, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Big Shot, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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 Painted Harvest 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. Heidi Baks
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Natalie Lapakko 
  4. Charlet Mallett
  5. Mike Funke
  6. Martha Inchley
  7. Bronwyn Eastley   
  8. Karen Gooch 
  9. Mickey Roberts
  10. Rochelle Blok 
  11. Tanya Boser 
  12. Stesha Bloodhart 
  13. Debra Burgin 
  14. Adriana Benitez
  15. Nikki Spencer  
  16. Ann Schach
  17. Kelly Kent 

Robertssiggy


Window Shopping -- Daisy Gift Box

Hi There!

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"

Robertssiggy

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 

Robertssiggy


This Little Piggy -- Party Time Gift Bag

Hi There!

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"

Robertssiggy

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