3-D Projects

Tissue Paper Photo Tiles


Tissue and Tiles

Left to right: Marie and Rowley Frick Pease (my Great-Grandparents), Dorothy and Alvin Abraham on their wedding day (my Grandparents),  Emily (Herr) Abraham (my Great-Grandmother on my Grandfather's side)

After posting my Beautiful You Ceramic Tile Coasters HERE, I started thinking back to some of my favorite projects using ceramic tiles that I've used in my crafting.

Probably my favorite is printing photos on tissue paper and then applying and sealing the tissue to a ceramic tile. 

This is a blast from the past from 2007!

This is the coolest project ever!  When I first read about this technique, I knew I had to try it.  But to be honest, I was sure it was going to be one of those projects that sounds  great but just wouldn’t work.  I thought printing on tissue paper would be a disaster, jamming up the printer etc.

Well, I am very happy to announce it is really easy and is one of those WOW! projects.

I've made several of these over the years as this is a great way to personalize a gift for family and friends.  I have sealed and put "feet" on the bottom of some of them using felt so if they want to be used as coasters they can without scratching furniture. 

Others, I have included trinket/plate holders so they can be displayed upright.  The photo above are the tiles my Mom has displayed on her bookcase.

Instructions are below.  Have fun going through your old photos, and let me know how your project turns out.

Print out photos onto tissue paper and glue/decoupage to ceramic tiles.  Here’s what you need:

4x4 tiles (coasters) These can be any kind of tiles: tumbled marble, glazed etc

or 2x2 tiles (magnets)

mod podge

paint brush or sponge

plain white tissue paper

plain white copy paper

scotch tape


clear sealer

felt feet for coasters or magnets for refrigerator magnets


1.  Take an original photo, scan into your computer.  It can be a color photo or black and white photo.  If it is a color photo, you might want to edit it to black and white or sepia tone using a photo editing program.  The black and white and sepia photos have a nice aged, old-timey look when they are printed on the tissue paper.  You can resize the photo to fit the size of the tile with a little photo editing.

2. Tape a piece of tissue paper to a piece of copy paper.  I used a larger sized piece of tissue paper, folded the edges over and taped the two together on the back.  Make sure the two pieces of paper are well taped together so you don't jam your printer.

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3. Insert tissue paper/copy paper into your printer. 

4. Print photo.

5. Trim tissue away from the copy paper. 

6. Cover the tile with a thin coat of Mod Podge.

7. Gently lay the tissue paper image on the tile. Starting in the middle and going out, lightly spread the tissue, adhering it the tile.  Be very careful here.  The tissue paper can tear very easily, so try not to manipulate it too much.

8. Carefully cover the entire image with Mod Podge.  Set aside to completely dry.

9. To use the tile as a coaster, seal with an acrylic sealant and allow to dry.  Add felt or cork feet using permanent adhesive.

10. For a magnet, seal with sealant and allow to dry.  Add a magnet to the back of the tile.

This is a photo of my Mom and her brother, Alan.  It is on a glazed tile, so it is smooth.

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This photo is the 4 generations of women on my Mom's side; Marie (Crawford) Pease (Great-Grandmother), Audrie (Abraham) Haskell (Mother), Dorothy (Pease) Abraham (Grandmother), and the baby is me!  It is on a tumbled marble tile, so there are some pot marks on the tile which helps add interest.

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Stamping on Ceramic Tiles-Beautiful You

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic Tiles

Stamping on ceramic tiles is one of my all-time favorite techniques!

These make great gifts and are good for an "anything but a card" theme. 

Every year, my Stamp Clubs would choose this theme for one of our monthly swaps. 

Invariably, there would be at least 1 or 2 ceramic tiles traded in the swap!

I still have them, and we use them daily as drink coasters.

I stamped and colored these coasters to give to attendees at a recent class.

The technique is easy to do!

You will first need to purchase the tiles.  These can be found at any home improvement store for very little cost.

There are many varieties in many sizes, but I find that unglazed tiles work the best.  

Great tiles to use for this technique are tumbled marble which can be found at your local hardware store.  These tiles are often pitted which provides interest.

I purchased a shrink wrapped bundle of 9 tumbled marble tiles at our local Ho** De*** for about 10.00.

After removing the shrink wrap, I wiped all sides of the tiles with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.

Once the tiles dried completely, I was ready to start.

I simply stamped the "dancing girl" image and greeting from the stamp set Beautiful You using Stazon ink.

Stazon works well because it is permanent and will not smear. 

If you don't have Stazon, you could use an archival ink.  This should work ok because you will be sealing the tiles at the end anyway.

I then colored in the dress and hat using regular dye based Stampin' Up! markers and set them aside to dry completely.

This was the fun part.  Mixing and matching colors to create a colorful outfit. 

I found that my favorites were the images colored in bright pinks (Melon Mambo, Watermelon Wonder) and blues (Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay). 

But, I also like the one colored with Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron.

But, experimenting is half the fun!

Once the marker ink was dry, I sprayed them with a clear acrylic matte sealant to seal in the inks. 

When using the sealant, be sure to follow the directions for use, especially spraying in a well-ventilated area.

The sealant will dry fairly quickly.  And now your tiles should be water resistant!

To protect any furniture that these tiles may be placed on from scratching, I added some fun foam "feet" to the bottom of each.  I simply cut the fun foam down to size (the tiles are approx 4"x4", so the fun foam was cut to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2") and then attached it to the bottom of the tile using a spray adhesive.

  Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic TileWatermelon Wonder dress and Tempting Turquoise hat

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic TileThis one is interesting.  I started out using my Wisteria Wonder marker.  I didn't quite like it, so I added some Marina Mist, then a touch of Crushed Curry. 

Beautiful You Stamped Ceramic TileCucumber Crush dress with Mint Macaron hat

Easy, easy and a perfect gift. 

These were a big hit with the ladies in the class!

If you like this project, please be sure to share on Pinterest using the Pinterest button in the footer of this post.


Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Beautiful You

Ink: Black Stazon, various markers

Accessories: tumbled marble tiles, matte sealant, fun foam, spray adhesive


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Aluminum Can and Tile Coasters with Video Instructions

One of my all-time favorite crafting techniques is to use aluminum cans! 

This is a great way to recycle and reuse!

I made cool coasters by cutting beer cans into a shape and gluing them to ceramic tiles!

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Click HERE for a full video tutorial!

My husband brought home a six pack of the Artist Series Denver Pale Ale brewed by the Great Divide Brewing Company. 

He knew I would do something fun with the cans!

Isn't the design cool?  Josh Holland is the designer!

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Below is a quick tutorial on how I made these coasters. 

Be sure to view the full video tutorial HERE!

What you'll need:

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aluminum soda or beer can

ceramic tile (found at any home improvement store)

tin snips

good crafting scissors

E6000 glue

clear sealant

die cut machine and dies or a sturdy punch

acrylic paint and brush if you want to paint your tiles

plastic shopping bag and something heavy like books to weigh the cut can on the the tile while the glue dries

felt or fun foam to make the "feet" on the bottom of the tile so furniture is not scratched

gloves to protect your fingers

After washing them out thoroughly, I removed the tops and bottoms of the cans (see video for instructions), flattened them out, then ran them through my Big Shot using a scallop square die. 

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I then glued the square to a ceramic tile using E6000 glue.

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 I then covered the tile with a plastic shopping bag and set 2 heavy books on top.  I set the tile aside to dry.  Drying time is 12-24 hours.

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 Once the glue was dry, I sprayed the tile using a clear sealant and added fun foam "feet" to the bottom of the coaster using the E6000 glue. 

Now, I am ready to use my coaster!

For these, I painted the tiles black before starting.  I used different parts of 3 different cans to create a set of coasters. 

I gave them to my husband as a Father's Day gift!

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The possibilities are endless!

Here's how to cut the cans for use.

Please be careful.  The edges of the cans at this point are sharp and can draw blood.  Once they have been die cut using the Big Shot, edges become smooth.

Rinse out the cans and drain to dry.  With a sturdy pair of scissors or tin snips cut a slit in the can, down from the opening:

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Cut down the side of the can to  remove the bottom rim.  I usually cut down along the nutritional info in order to keep the design intact:

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 Now you can open up and flatten the can to use as desired. 

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White Wash Fence-Happy Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!


To create the white wash effect, stamp Hardwood on Sahara Sand card stock using Versamark.  Heat emboss using white embossing powder.  Fill in the parts of the embossed image with a chalk marker. Create a palette of ink in the lid of an ink pad by squeezing the top of the closed pad.  Open the pad, and there should be a spot of ink in the lid.  Pick up the color from the lid using an Aqua Painter or wet brush and color over the embossed image.  For this card, I used a combination of Soft Suede and Cajun Craze inks.

Create a palette of ink in the lid of an ink pad by squeezing the top of the closed pad.  Open the pad, and there should be a spot of ink in the lid.


Stamp Set: Hardwood,Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Versamark

Paper: Sahara Sand, Pool Party, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi, Cucumber Crush

Punches: Build a Bird, Chevron Border, 7/8”Scallop Circle and Boho Blossoms punches

Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Fringe scissors, Candy Dots, Chalk Marker, Aqua Painter


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Four Seasons of Wreaths

I just wanted to share the four seasons of wreaths I have made that we have hanging on the inside of our front door.


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This wreath is from the April 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit called Lovely Little Wreath.

Refills of the kit can be purchased while supplies last for only 8.00.


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This wreath was made from a kit called Burlap and Blooms that Stampin' Up! offered a couple years ago.

The kit came with the cardboard ring, burlap, die-cut flowers and accents.  I held a couple of classes where we made the wreaths in class. 

Easy, easy!


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This wreath was another really simple one to create.  I used a white foam wreath and a flannel shirt I purchased at a thrift store.  I cut the shirt into 1" wide strips and then wrapped them around the wreath, securing with straight pins as I went.  The part that is holding the flowers is one of the cuffs off the sleeve.  The hanger is from  the front  placket. The darker part behind the flowers are 2 back pockets of an old pair of jeans.  A stitch here and there with  needle and thread held all the pieces together.


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This wreath was also made using a white foam wreath and a red and black flannel shirt purchased from the same thrift store.  Strips of the shirt were wrapped around the wreath and secured using straight pins.  The larger snowflakes were cut out of Coke and Coke Zero aluminum cans using my Big Shot and Snowflake die.

 (For more snowflakes and a video tutorial, please visit my posting HERE).

The smaller snowflakes were wooden elements Stampin' Up! sold in their 2015 Holiday Catalog, dabbed in Versamark and heat embossed using silver embossing powder.  I used a variety of brads to insert into the centers, and each were attached to the wreath using hot glue.

And here is the wreath that hangs on the outside of our front door year round.

Pine Cone Wreath

This wreath is made with painted pine cones, and was A LOT more work than the four seasons wreaths!

But, it was totally worth it as it makes me smile!

Visit HERE to view the Pine Cone Wreath Posting

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Botanical Blooms Mini Treat Bags

Here are some more thank you gifts that I made for the attendees at a recent class using the retiring Mini Treat Bag Framelits dies.

I filled then with a small Hershey bar and York Peppermint Patty.  Chocolate always goes good with crafting!

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I also used the Botanical Blooms Bundle with includes the Botanical Blooms stamp set, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies and Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  The discount for the bundle is 15% off and will expire on May 31.  I also used some retiirng In Colors: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Mossy Meadow.


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Botanical Blooms Mini Treat Bag-Can You Case It Color Challenge #117

I really like the color combo this week over at the Can You Case It challenge:

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Update: My card was chosen as one of the Design Team Picks!

Wow, thank you ladies! It was a fun challenge!

Can You Case It Design Team Pick

Here is my contribution:

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For this project, I used the Botanical Builder and retiring Mini Treat Bag framelits dies to create a treat bag.

I am sorry the Mini Treat Bag framelit dies are retiring as I use this set often to make easy treat bags to hold candy and other goodies for quick thank you gifts.

I used Peach Parfait card stock which was an In Color that retired a few years ago.

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Peach Parfait 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
Peach Parfait 8-1/2" x 11"" Card Stock"
Big Shot

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Anything But a Card Swap Projects

The theme for our March Stamp Club was "anything but a card."  I always look forward to this swap as my Stamp Club members are soooo talented. 

They didn't disappoint this year.  Here was my haul.  As someone said, "it seems like Christmas!"

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back row left to right:

Explosion Box made by Jane J.  She used scraps of paper, along with some hand made paper.  Explosion Boxes seem to be Jane's specialty!

Slice of Cake Box by Monica B.  We had a mix of chocolate and lemon slices of cake!

Hippity Hop Easter Box made by Joyce L.  She used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit die for the box.  And it was filled with candy!

Celebrating You Top Note Easter Bag made by Denise C.  This was also filled with candy, but I opened it up and ate the candy on my drive back home!

The Best Things in Life... refrigerator magnet by Debbie R.  It is already on my refrigerator!

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back row, left to right

Butterfly Gift bag by Nikki L.  She used a Stampin' Around Wheel to decorate a simple white bag.  Love those butterflies!

Gift Bag and Easter Socks by Dia L.  Each of us received a different design of Easter socks.  Too cute!

Crocheted cell phone case by Debbie D.  We got to pick our colors as each were different.  My cell phone is already loaded up!

Shaving Cream and fabric paint coaster made by me.  You can see more information on the Shaving Cream Technique here.

Wow!  Great job ladies!



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Shaving Cream and Fabric-Dish Towel and Coasters

 The swap theme for our March Stamp Club is anything but a card.  I always look forward to this theme as I know the Stamp Club members will come up with some really great ideas.

Since I've been on a Shaving Cream Technique kick the last couple of weeks as I prepped for an upcoming class for the Ladies of Wetmore, I thought I'd try something slightly different by doing the technique on fabric using fabric paints.  My original idea was to give shaving cream dyed dish towels as my contribution to the swap.  I purchased some flour sack dish towels at my local ***mart and gave the technique a try. 

Shaving cream technique 059 Although it worked, and my first try came out great (see photo), I decided it was a little too cumbersome to do simply because of the size of the towels. 

So, I decided to go with Plan B and scale the project down somewhat by making shaving cream fabric coasters!

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They were simple to do although it did require a little bit of sewing to put them together.  Honestly, getting out my sewing machine and making sure I had enough thread in the bobbin was the most difficult part of the whole project!

I started by cutting pairs of squares of white muslin fabric.  I made my mix by swirling yellow, purple, blue and green fabric paints into the shaving cream.  I set the squares into the mix one at a time, letting them set for a few seconds.  Once the square were removed, I scraped off the shaving cream which left pretty swirls of color. 

Once the fabric was dry, I sandwiched a piece of natural cotton batting between two squares and cut them out using my Big Shot and Bigz Scallop Square die.  Then, I simply stitched them together.  I then cut out butterflies from scrap pieces of fabric again using my Big Shot and Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die and attached them to the front of the coaster using "Tacky Glue".  I had the butterfly buttons in my crafting stash, and I simply glued them to the fabric butterfly using "Tacky Glue." 

The buttons do create a little bump in the coaster.  As long as a glass with an indented bottom is placed on it, there isn't a problem.  My husband did point out that his beer pint glasses aren't indented so these coasters will not work for them.  I told him that I didn't think any of the ladies would be using them for their beer glasses.  And if they did, I'd give them a heads up!

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For the tea towel, I followed the directions on the bottles of fabric paint for drying, setting and washing: let dry for 72 hours before washing.  It washed and dried fine without any of the paint washing out.

Fun, fun!

Supplies Used:

shaving cream, fabric paints, white muslin fabric, natural cotton batting, Big Shot, Bigz Scallop Squares (retired) and Bigz Beautiful Butterflies dies (retired), butterfly button, "Tacky Glue"

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Easter Bunny Shaving Cream Nugget Boxes

Happy Easter!

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I made these Happy Easter Bunny chocolate nugget boxes as thank you gifts for an upcoming class.

The boxes were made using the Shaving Cream Technique and the Angled Tag Topper punch and were filled with 3 chocolate nugget candies

Paper measurements: 7/8" x 7 1/2", then scored at 3/4", 1 1/2", 3", 4 1/2", 6" and 6 3/4"

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Basic Gray Archival

Shaving Cream Technique: Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi ink refills

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Cucumber Crush, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: shaving cream, 3/4" and 1" circle punches (for rabbit's body), Big Shot, Lattice Die (for rabbit's ears), Bitty Banner Framelits, Angled Tag Topper, small flower and 1/16" circle punches, various baker's twine, fringe scissors, various candy dots


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Winter Wonderland Canning Jar Ring Christmas Ornament

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This was one of our October Stamp Club projects.  It is a Christmas ornament made using the ring from a canning jar.  So simple, and it was a big hit!

First cut circles out of Winter Wonderland DSP and Coaster Board using the Big Shot and 2 3/4" Circle Framelits. 

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Then glue the DSP to the coaster board using a glue stick. 

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Before inserting the circle into the ring, tie a piece of ribbon using a slip knot through the ring, bringing the ends up which can be tied into a knot later. 

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Then slip the circle into the ring, pressing it in with your fingers. 

Now it is time to decorate.  For this project, we stamped the house/tree image from Cozy Christmas on a scrap piece of Shimmer White card stock using Tuxedo Black ink, then fussy cut the image with a pair of scissors.  It was added to the DSP using 2 Dimensionals to pop it up.  The greeting was stamped on another scrap piece of Shimmer White, the ends were banner cut using the hexagon punch and then attached to the rim of the ring using Mini Glue Dots.  Rhinestones were added to the DSP and Dazzling Details was added to the house/tree image to complete.

Optional: stamp a greeting on the back of the coaster board before inserting into the ring.  For this project, we stamped the greeting from Cozy Christmas.

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Other supplies: canning jar ring

Canning jar rings and lids are sold separately so you don't have to purchase the jars.  I purchased a box of 12 gold sets at ***mart for approx 3.00.

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For the Garden-Hand Scrub Gift Idea

I made these Garden Hand Scrubs as thank you gifts for attendees at a recent class.  Everyone in the group likes to garden, so I knew they would be appreciated. 

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I got the idea from Janet Holmes, and she graciously shared the recipe:

Dawn Ultra Hand Renewal with Olay Dishwashing liquid and sugar.  That's it!

I filled jelly mason jars 2/3 full of sugar, then topped it with dishwashing liquid. I stirred it really well to mix in the sugar. 

The soap is Pomegranate Splash.  It looks pretty and smells good too.  It reminded me of Stampin' Up!'s color Blushing Bride. 

Blushing Bride is part of this week's Nacho Average color challenge:

Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo

So, I thought I'd continue on with the decorating using this color combination.

I used My Digital Studio to create the label on the top.  I know SU! is no longer supporting MDS, but I still use it a lot.  I created several Blushing Bride circles, then added the text in Melon Mambo.  I printed the circles on full sheet label paper.  Once printed, I punched the circles out using my 1 3/8" circle punch.  I stamped the succulent image from the Paper Pumpkin kit "Thanks a Latte" in Mint Macaron.  Then I simply peeled the backing off the label and added it to the top of the jar. 

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I wrapped some Melon Mambo ribbon I had in my stash around the lid and added a tag punched out of Blushing Bride card stock using my 1" circle punch.  I stamped the "thanks" greeting from Another Thank You in Melon Mambo ink and the succulent again in Mint Macaron.  It tied it to the ribbon using Linen Thread.

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For the back, I wrote the ingredients on the label that came with the jelly jars.

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Another Thank You, Thanks a Latte (My Paper Pumpkin)

Ink: Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron

Paper: Blushing Bride

Accessories: My Digital Studio, 1 3/8", 1" and 1/8" circle punches, Melon Mambo scallop edged ribbon, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, jelly jars, sugar Dawn Ultra Hand Renewal with Olay Dishwashing Liquid

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Cherry on Top Bag in a Box with Instructions

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I recently made these bags in a box to give as thank you gifts to class attendees.  They each hold candy treats.   These are so easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board and can hold a variety of small treats and goodies.

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Click Here for easy instructions.


Stamp Set: Sprinkles of Life

Ink: Watermelon Wonder and Island Indigo

Paper: Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Island Indigo, Hello Honey

Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Petite Petals and small circle punches, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder Lace 1" Lace Trim, Candy Dots, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals


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Anything But a Card Swap Shares

The theme for the June Sunday Stamp Club swap was "anything but a card."  I love this theme as it gives people a chance to think outside of the box.  Here's what the talented members of the Club came up with!

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Nikki made  yard art using roof flashing, dove die and Big Shot.  This one is watching over a pot of flowers on my porch!


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Jeanette made this sweet tea cup out of Tempting Turquoise card stock. The polka dots are punched out of label paper so they stick to the card stock without any glue needed.  Brilliant!  Inside the cup is a nice note with a tea bag.


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Judy made this cute holder for lip balm or lip stick using the Big Shot and Dress Up die.


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Debbie made this box, perfect for storing embossing folders.  See, it is already in use!


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Denise our expert seamstress in the group made this beautiful tissue holder out of retired Stampin' Up! fabric and her embroidery machine.  She said it takes her machine about 2 hours to do the embroidery for each one!  Each was different, and mine has purple embroidery since she knows I like purple!


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Monica made refrigerator magnets out of chalk board place mats and spiral cut flowers. Lots of room for writing notes!


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And last but not least, I made lavender sachets.  See my posting here for more information.

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Gift Idea-Envelope in a Box Using the Envelope Punch Board

Envelope in a Box 006I made these cute Envelopes in a Box as gifts for attendees at a recent workshop.  I filled them with Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares, but you could fill them with all kinds of different candies or trinkets.  And they are so easy to make!

Click here for Envelope in a Box instructions as a pdf file.

I made these using the Envelope Punch Board out of the fun Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper found in the new 2015-2016 Catalog from Stampin' Up!  The Designer Series Paper measures 6"x 6" which is the exact size you need!  I punched flowers out of coordinating paper using the Petite Petals and 1/2" circle punches.  The greeting "thanks a bunch" comes from the new stamp set Sprinkles of Life. Oh, and I used 1" Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder (2 of the 5 new 2015-2017 In Colors) Dotted Lace Trim to tie them closed.  This ribbon is so pretty and soft!



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Celebrate Today Gift Box-Gift Box Punch Board

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When cute wrapping paper just isn't enough, why not make your own box? The Gift Box Punch Board lets you easily create boxes in a variety of sizes, up to 4" on each side.

This box is one of the middle-sized boxes made with with Gift Box Punch Board.  Start with a piece of paper measuring 9"x9". 
Finished size of the box is 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Other supplies: Blushing Bride Print Patter Designer Series Paper (retired)

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Happy Birthday Sunshine Shaker Box-Gift Box Punch Board

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When cute wrapping paper just isn't enough, why not make your own box? The Gift Box Punch Board lets you easily create boxes in a variety of sizes, up to 4" on each side. 

This box is the largest size made with the Gift Box Punch Board.  Start with a sheet of paper measuring 12'x12'. 
Finished size of the box is 4" x 4" x 4".

I love the Sweet Treat Cups because they add that extra WOW by allowing you to add beads, candy and other treats into your cards and other projects.  The one drawback though is that your recipient has to tear apart the project to get to the treat.  Adding a trap door is a perfect solution for this problem! 
Click HERE to view how to instructions for creating a trap door for Sweet Treat Cups

 Other Supplies Crumb Cake 12" x 12" card stock (retired) and misc beads.

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Easter Bunny Berry Basket

Happy Easter!

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For instructions on how to make this cute punched bunny, please click here.

Love the new Berry Basket Bigz L Die!

Make a cute basket just right for delivering a little special something. Use with a Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. Finished box size: 4" each side x 3-1/4" high, 5" with handle.

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 Other supplies: Easter grass

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Another Corner Bookmark with Scrunchy Flower

Here's a fall-themed corner bookmark with a scrunchy flower.  This is the one we created at my September Sunday Stamp Club.  Our Hostess wanted to learn how to make the scrunchy flower featured on page 46 of the annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  I decided we'd make a bookmark to showcase the flower instead of a card.  I think the ladies liked the project! 

For instructions on how to make the bookmark and the scrunchy flower, please visit my posting HERE.

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Paper: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, brad, Fringe Scissors, Tombow All Purpose Glue, scotch tape, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Score Board

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Corner Bookmark with Scrunchy Flower-Nacho Average Color Challenge #110

We have a soft and pretty color challenge this week over at the Nacho Average Challenge site:

Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding.

Here's my contribution:

Corner bookmark 010

I decided to change things up a little bit by creating a simple corner bookmark out of Pistachio Pudding card stock and adding a pretty Calypso Coral scrunchy flower.  This is a quick and simple gift idea that allows you to use up some of your paper scraps!

Here's How:

  1. Cut Pistachio Pudding base for bookmark to measure 3” x 3”.
  2. Using the Diagonal Score Board, score at 1 ½”.  Flip the base over and score other side at 1 ½”. 
  3. Fold scored corners down to form a triangle. Place a piece of scotch tape over the flaps to keep them closed.
  4. Cut another piece of card stock to 2 1/16” x 2 1/16” and cut in half on the diagonal.  Adhere one of these triangles over the area where the two flaps meet to create a more finished look on the back.
  5. Stamp Bordering Blooms on piece of Whisper White card stock using Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Attach piece to the front of the bookmark.
  6. To create scrunchy flower:

-Punch 6 flowers using the 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch out of card stock or Designer Series Paper. 

-Scrunch each scallop circle into a ball and then open up.  If you are using card stock, you may want to spritz the scallops with a little bit of water to help soften them up.  Let dry, and then open them up.

-Using the Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, pierce a hole in the center of each scallop circle.

-Insert a brad through each hole, forming the flower. 

-Place a small strip of Sticky Strip to the underside of the flower.  Peel off the red backing and apply to the front of the bookmark.

-Use the fringe scissors to cut fringe on a piece of card stock or Designer Series Paper.  Roll the strip and adhere the end using Tombow All Purpose Glue. Hold roll for a few seconds to let glue dry.

TIP: Be sure to place the paper all the way into the fringe scissors for cutting.  If you use the tips of the scissors, you will end up cutting the fringe off.

-Place a small amount of Tombow All Purpose Glue to the center of the flower and attach the rolled fringe.  Set aside to let the glue dry.

-Open up the fringe as desired.  Scrunch or open up the scallop circles as desired.


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Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Bordering Blooms

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe

Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White, Calypso Coral Print Pattern Designer Series Paper

Accessories: 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, brad, Fringe Scissors, Tombow All Purpose Glue, scotch tape, Sticky Strip, Simply Scored Tool and Diagonal Score Board



Happy Stampin'!