3-D Projects

Good Morning Magnolia -- Two Looks for One Gift Box

Happy Monday!

Today's post is a continuation on the theme of highlighting some of the retiring product from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog and January - June Mini Catalog.  Last Friday I shared a card made using the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set using the large magnolia image as the focal point.  Today's post features the 3D magnolia flowers you can make with the Magnolia Memory dies.  In the South, magnolia blossoms are a common feature in homes, yards, fields, and along roadsides.  The contrast of the deep green waxy leaves with the white flower petals is just stunning when a tree is in full bloom. 

REMINDER!!  The Retiring Lists for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the January - June Mini Catalog have been released.  To see the list of retiring items from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog, click here.  Note that some of the items on this list have been discounted and all are available while supplies last.  To see the list of retiring items from the January - June Mini Catalog, click here.  Since this Mini Catalog goes until the end of June, Stampin' Up! hasn't determined whether to apply discounts to these items...yet.  But looking at this list will give you a good idea of what will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.

This project showcases the RETIRING ITEMS of:  Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and Magnolia Memory dies, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper, Terracotta Tile (ink and cardstock), Love You Always Treat Boxes, and Stampin' Sponges.

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I love making 3D flowers.  Whether I use a punch or a die cut, the process is always an unique creative opportunity.  The problem with 3D flowers is that they can become problematic with a greeting card that needs to be mailed as the card will require special packaging to keep the flowers from becoming crushed.  Therefore, I tend to save the 3D flowers for gift packaging or home decor items.  For this post, I decided to use the magnolia flowers to decorate one of the Love You Always Treat Boxes.  The first box I created is the one on the right with the wood-pattern designs from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  When I finished it I thought it looked a bit dark.  So I decided to create a lighter version using one of the background patterns from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper.  I really like the contrast between the two finished boxes. 

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The Love You Always Treat Boxes come in two pieces:  the outside sleeve and the slider box.  A Blender Brush and Mossy Meadow ink were used to color the white cardstock (the slider box has a glossy food-safe side and a cardstock side).  Once the ink was applied to the two pieces, the slider box was assembled and slid into the sleeve.  A piece of wood-grain patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper was wrapped around the sleeve, finger folding along the edges of the sleeve, and using Tear & Tape adhesive to adhere the paper to the box and to itself.

The flourish image, from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, was inked with Petal Pink ink, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper, and stamped on a piece of Petal Pink cardstock.  The image was inked, stamped off, and stamped above and flipped to face the first stamped image.  The "Thinking Of You" greeting was stamped over the center of the flourishes using Mossy Meadow ink.  The cardstock was die cut using the notched corner rectangle from the Tasteful Labels dies with the greeting justified to the right of the label.  The edges of the die cut greeting were sponged with Petal Pink ink and the die cut adhered at the lower right corner of the Designer Series Paper on the box top leaving a smidge of Designer Series Paper visible to the right and bottom edges of the die cut label.  A triple bow was created using the Gold Cord from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and adhered to the center left of the stamped greeting using a Mini Glue Dot.

The single leaf image was stamped nine times on Mossy Meadow cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink.  The leaves were die cut using the corresponding leaf dies (there are two identical leaf dies included with the Magnolia Memory dies) and the edges of the die cut leaves sponged with Mossy Meadow ink.  A Bone Folder was used to gently curl the right and left edges of the leaves.

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Pieces of Basic White cardstock were die cut using the three magnolia flower petal dies to create the three layers for each flower times three flowers.  The edges of the flower petals were sponged with Petal Pink ink and the Bone Folder used to gently curly the petals toward the center and to gently curl the left and right side of each petal toward the center of each petal.  The layers of each flower were adhered to each other (with the layers offset one on top of the other to create the three layers) using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The small and large flower center dies were used to die cut the flower centers for each flower using So Saffron cardstock.  The smaller flower center was adhered at the center of the larger flower center and then adhered at the center of each flower using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  The "spokes" of each flower center were pulled up to stand up from the center of the flower.  The leaves were adhered to the back of the bottom layer of flower petals as near to the edge of the petal as possible using Multipurpose Liquid adhesive.  For my flowers, I adhered two leaves on one side of the flower and a single leaf about 1/3 of the way around the flower from the first two leaves.

To finish assembly, the first flower was adhered to the left of the greeting label using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.  The next flower was adhered above the greeting label using Stampin' Dimensionals adhered to the back of the flower.  The third flower was adhered at the upper left corner using Stampin' Dimensionals stacked two high. 

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As I mentioned previously, when I finished the first box, I thought the completed project was a little dark.  So I decided to make another box with a lighter feel.  This time, Terracotta Tile ink was applied to the cardstock side of the two pieces of the box with the Blending Brush.  Once the box was assembled, a piece of background patterned paper from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper was adhered to the sleeve of the box.  

The greeting label was created using the same process used for the box above; however, this time Terracotta Tile ink was used, stamped off, to stamp the flourishes on Terracotta Tile cardstock and then the "Thinking Of You" greeting over the flourishes with Mossy Meadow ink.  I picked a smaller label die from the Tasteful Labels dies (pointed end rectangle) to die cut the greeting.  I finished the top of the box using the same process used for the first box.

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I really like the size of this box at 4-1/8" x 2-3/4" x 1-1/2".  This means that there's lots of room inside the box for some wrapped candy, a gift card (or two or three), and/or a small trinket.  No matter how you decorate the box, it's sure to be a hit when it's gifted.

Robertssiggy

Project Measurements

Basic White:  3 @ 2" x 2", 3 @ 2" x 2-1/2", 3 @ 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"; Mossy Meadow:  2-3/4" x 5-1/2"; So Saffron:  3 @ 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"; Petal Pink:  2" x 3"; Terracotta Tile:  2" x 3"; In Good Taste Designer Series Paper:  4" x 9"; Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper:  4" x 9"; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (Gold Cord):  15"

Supplies I used to make these projects

Stamps:  Good Morning Magnolia; Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Terracotta Tile; Cardstock:  Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Terracotta Tile; Designer Series Paper:  In Good Taste, Fine Art Floral; Embellishments:  Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (Gold Cord); Tools:  Bone Folder, Blending Brushes, Stampin' Sponges, Magnolia Memory dies, Tasteful Labels dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape, Multipurpose Liquid, Mini Glue Dots; Other:  Love You Always Treat Boxes


Parcels & Petals -- Thank You Gift

Hello!

When was the last time you sent a Thank You card?  It's such a little thing -- and it only takes a few moments to write a sincere message of thanks and send it to someone who has gifted you with their time and talent.  I've received so much feedback from folks who have received Thank You cards from me.  They are tickled to receive a handmade card and very happy to know that their efforts are appreciated.  I just wish I remembered to do it more often.  I think that if my goal is to live a life of positivity and gratitude, I need to acknowledge the people who lift me up in big and small ways because these are the people who help to remind me that there is a tremendous amount of good all around me.

Today's post features a card and gift box to say Thank You featuring a number of retiring items from the 2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog.

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REMINDER!!  The Retiring Lists for the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the January - June Mini Catalog have been released.  To see the list of retiring items from the 2020 -2021 Annual Catalog, click here.  Note that some of the items on this list have been discounted and all are available while supplies last.  To see the list of retiring items from the January - June Mini Catalog, click here.  Since this Mini Catalog goes until the end of June, Stampin' Up! hasn't determined whether to apply discounts to these items...yet.  But looking at this list will give you a good idea of what will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.

This project showcases the RETIRING ITEMS of:  Parcels & Petals stamp set and Perfect Parcel dies, Banner Triple and Timeless Label punches, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Silver Metallic Edge ribbon, and Purple Posy cardstock.

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We'll start with the gift box.  The assembled size of this box is 3-1/2" x 2-1/8" x 1-3/8" -- a perfect size for a small trinket or piece of jewelry, a gift card, or some wrapped pieces of chocolate.  Two pieces of Purple Posy cardstock were die cut with the box die from the Perfect parcel dies.  The long sides of the box were stamped with the border of flowers image from the Parcels & Petals stamp set using Highland Heather ink.  The box was assembled using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Note:  The box is really easy to assemble, but I would recommend watching this video by Julie DiMatteo prior to assembly as it explains the process much better than I could ever explain in writing. 

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A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was die cut with the filagree die and matted with a piece of Highland Heather cardstock die cut with the corresponding mat die for the filagree.  Slits were punched at the right and left ends of the mat die (I used a Rectangle handheld punch) and Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon threaded through the slots.  The silver filagree was adhered at the center of the mat using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Adhesive.  The filagree was positioned on the top of the box, the left end of the ribbon wrapped around the box to the right end, and the ribbon tied in a bow at the top right of the box.

A tag for the box was created by stamping the three flower image on Basic White cardstock using Highland Heather ink stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on the Basic White cardstock.  The "A Little Something" greeting was stamped at the center of the flowers using Gorgeous Grape ink.  A second tag was created by repeating the stamping process for the three flower image on another piece of Basic White cardstock.  For this piece, the "To From" image was stamped over the flowers using Gorgeous Grape ink.  The two pieces were die cut with the rounded end label from the Perfect Parcel dies.  The "A Little Something" piece has the greeting centered within the die and the "To From" was justified to the left of the die.  A piece of Highland Heather cardstock was punched with the Timeless Label punch.  The "A Little Something" label was adhered at the center of one side of the punched label and the "To From" was adhered at the center of the opposite side of the punched label.  The 1/8" circle handheld punch was used to punch a hole at the left end of the tag (to the left of "A Little Something").  Linen Thread was looped through the hole in the tag and tied around the knot in the ribbon.

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The Thank You card is a simple design that lends itself to creating multiples very quickly.  The card begins with a panel of Purple Posy cardstock randomly stamped with the three flower image using Highland Heather ink stamped off on a scrap piece of paper prior to stamping on the cardstock.  The panel was then embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted with slightly larger piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  The panels were adhered at the center of Highland Heather card front.

A piece of Basic White cardstock was stamped with the border of flowers image using Highland Heather ink.  The left end of the cardstock was punched with the Banner Triple punch and matted with a slightly larger piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock with the left end of the cardstock punched with the Banner Triple punch and the right ends of the two pieces flush.  A piece of white ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack was folded and adhered across the Purple Posy panel with the loop of the fold extending 1/8" beyond the edge of the Gorgeous Grape cardstock and the bottom edge of the ribbon 1-1/8" above the bottom edge of the Purple Posy cardtock.  The banner pieces were adhered centered over the ribbon with the right end of the banners flush with the right edge of the Purple Posy cardstock and the bottom edge of the Gorgeous Grape mat of the banners 5/8" above the bottom edge of the Purple Posy cardstock.

The "Thank You" greeting was stamped on a strip of Purple Posy cardstock using Gorgeous Grape ink.  The Purple Posy cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and adhered to the banners using Stampin' Dimensionals with the right edge of the greeting 1/4" from the right edge of the banners and the bottom edge of the greeting 1/4" above the bottom edge of the Basic White banner.

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The three flower image was randomly stamped angled from left to right across the top of a panel of Basic White cardstock using Highland Heather ink.  Note that the image was stamped twice before reinking to create dimension.  The panel was then adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card base.  

The "You're The Best" sentiment was stamped on a piece of Purple Posy cardstock using Gorgeous Grape ink.  The cardstock was die cute with the sentiment centered across the scalloped end label from the Perfect Parcel dies.  The label was adhered at the upper center of the Basic White panel.

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The three flower image was randomly stamped over the Medium Basic White Envelope flap, stamping the image twice before re-inking to create dimension.  Tip:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.

You may note that one of the second generation stamped images at the lower right corner of the envelope flap is part first generation ink and part second generation ink.  This happened when the first generation stamping (full strength ink) was stamped with some of the image off the envelope flap.  Then when the second generation (stamped off) was stamped, the ink that wasn't used (that wasn't on the envelope flap) shows up as first generation.  To avoid this problem, do the first generation stamping, stamp off to clear the ink from the stamp, then re-ink the stamp, stamp off and then do the second generation stamping.  

I hope that this simple card design will inspire you to create a stack of Thank You cards to have on hand.  You may want to put a few in a protective envelope in your tote bag, in your desk at work, and, of course, in your stash box at home.  Then all you have to do is remember to send them!! 

Robertssiggy

Gift Box Measurements

Basic White:  2 @ 2" x 3"; Highland Heather:  1-3/4" x 3-1/2", 2" x 3"; Purple Posy:  2 @ 4" x 6"; Silver Foil Sheets:  2" x 3-3/4"; Metallic Edge Ribbon (Silver):  18"; Linen Thread:  8"

Card Measurements

Basic White:  1-1/4" x 3-1/8", 4" x 5-1/4"; Gorgeous Grape:  4" x 5-1/4", 1-3/8" x 3-1/4", 3/4" x 1-11/16"; Highland Heather:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Purple Posy:  3-7/8" x 5-1/8", 1-1/2" x 2-1/2", 5/8" x 1-9/16"; Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack (White):  8"

Supplies I used to make these projects

Stamps:  Parcels & Petals; Inks:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather; Cardstock:  Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy, Silver Foil Sheets; Embellishments:  Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Linen Thread; Tools:  Perfect Parcel dies, Timeless Label punch, Banner Triple punch, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Adhesives:  Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid, Tear & Tape; Other:  Medium Basic White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Rectangle handheld punch, 1/8" circle handheld punch


Stamp Review Crew -- Itty Bitty Greetings

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Itty Bitty Greetings 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, third, and (sometimes the fifth) 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 Cindy'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 Charlet's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

One thing I always look for in a new Stampin' Up! Catalog is new greeting stamp sets.  Finding the greeting that will fit with the theme or overall sentiment of a card and the right words to say inside the card is just as important as the stamps, ink, and paper used to construct the card.  When it all comes down to it, it's the words that make the difference.  So it's no surprise that I have as many greeting stamp sets as I have image stamp sets.  One of the most versatile stamp sets in the Annual Catalog is the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  I really like that it has words and phrases that can be used for the greeting or for the sentiment inside the card.  Another nice thing about the words and phrases in this stamp set is that they fit into all the narrow label punches. 

With so many options in this stamp set, it was hard to contain myself to just one sample.  So I made a stack of cards.  All of these cards use the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes (the absolute best value in the Stampin' Up! Catalog!), Flowers For Every Season 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, 2020-2022 In Color Cardstock, a few of the 2020-2022 In Color ribbons, Treasured Tags Pick A Punch, and Rhinestone Basic Jewels.   

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Once I completed the cards, I realized that it would be nice to put them in a pretty box.  Did you know that the Note Cards & Envelopes just happen to fit inside the Mini Paper Pumpkin Box?

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And now I have a cute gift for Mother's Day.

I hope you've been inspired by the project I made using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  Click here for a downloadable file with instructions, project measurements and supplies list.  Use the NEXT button below to move onto the next stop in the hop to see Charlet's amazing project.  (OR if you are traveling backwards through the hop, then click on the PREVIOUS button to see Cindy's beautiful project.)

Robertssiggy

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Ornate Thanks -- Gift Boxed Greetings

Hi There!

I was going through my box of Sale-A-Bration items to determine which items still needed some love and realized I had not used the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper.  I just love the vivid colors in this paper!  Then I looked through my Annual Catalog items that still needed some love and came across the Ornate Thanks stamp set with the Ornate Frames dies.  Oh, the possibilities!!

So I made a card...

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And another card...

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And another card...

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And one more card.

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So why not make the gift box, too?

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As you can see, the paper makes an amazing backdrop for the framed greeting focal points.  

Do you have someone you need to say "Thank You" to?  These simple designs will help you make stacks of cards in no time at all!  You can download the instructions, measurements, and supply list for these cards and the gift box when you click here.

Have fun! 

Robertssiggy


Gift Boxed Cards -- Lovely You With Paper Blooms

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the weekend!  

Last week I was making cards using Sale-A-Bration products and you've seen those posts here on my blog.  Then I realized that I hadn't made anything with the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.  I really love the colors in this paper and the whimsical floral designs.  So soft and pretty with little pops of bright mixed in.  I just love every sheet.

Then I thought about the stamp set I wanted to use with the paper.  I wanted to make sure that I had a greeting that stood out without taking away from enjoying the visual effect of the paper.  The Lovely You stamp set and coordinating Lovely Labels Pick A Punch seemed to be just the right fit.

I made a card,

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then another,

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then another, and

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then another. 

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I was having so much fun working with the paper, the greetings, the wonderful possibilities with the punch, and the array of colors.  My heart was so happy!  The cards looked so pretty stacked there on my desk that I realized that I needed to make an equally pretty box to put them in so that I could gift them to someone special.

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Once I was done, I realized that I had created a project.  So I took pictures and wrote it up.  And now I'm gifting the project instructions to you!  

Just click here to download the file.

Happy crafting!

Robertssiggy