3-D Projects

Mason Jar Lid Ornaments

Mason jar ornaments 1

Every month, a group of ladies from Wetmore and surrounding areas get together at local restaurants for lunch.

In December, my neighbor Carol and I are the co-hosts.

We got together one afternoon to create these mason jar lid ornaments to give out as favors.

We used a collection of designer papers, ribbons and embellishments, plus the Big Shot and  Snow Globe Scene Dies to create different scenes.

The circles were punched using my 2 1/2" circle punch.  We used Tombow Multi-purpose Glue as our glue along the inside edges of the rings.

And the best part is I let the double-sided designer series paper do the work for the back side of the ornamenst!

Here's the front of one of the ornaments:

Deer mason jar ornament front

And here's the back side of that ornament:

Deer mason jar ornament 1 back

Easy, Easy!

We know our guests will have fun picking out the one they want!

Mason jar bearsSnow Globe Scenes Bears

Mason jar snowflakeFeels Like Frost Snowflake

Mason jar purpleFeels Like Frost in Purple

 

Supplies Used:

Paper: Feels Like Frost and Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer

Accessories: mason jar lids in assorted colors, 2 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Snow Globe Scenes Dies, assorted ribbons and embellishments from my stash, Stampin' Blends to color rhinestones and pearls, Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, Mini Dimesionals

Happy Stampin'!

October Fresh Card Making Ideas-Four Seasons of a Tree

4 seasons of trees

Add great texture to your projects by applying Embossing Paste over a Decorative Mask!

Embossing Paste is easy to use.  Color can easily be added to the mix for an endless supply of possibilities!

Want to learn more?

My October Fresh Card Making tutorial will feature Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks made to create Four Seasons of a Tree cards.

Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer-a forest filled with changing colors!

This tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on October 22, 2019.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on October 22 to receive this tutorial complete with step-by-step instructions.

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Once the sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via email in pdf format as my gift to you.

I hope to hear from you!

Anne

Shimmery White Embossing Paste

Shimmer embossing paste

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

Happy Stampin'!

Pigment Sprinkles Daisy Delight Bookmarks

Bookmark

I made these pretty bookmarks using Pigment Sprinkles combined with Daisy Delight stamp set to give as thank you gifts for an upcoming workshop.

They were simple to create, each becoming their own little piece of artwork.

Here's how:

  1. Lightly sprinkle Pigment Sprinkles onto a strip of watercolor paper.  Remember, a little goes a long way with the Sprinkles.
  2. Spritz the daisy from Daisy Delight with water and stamp onto the watercolor paper.  The water will activate the Sprinkles.  Let the stamp set for a few seconds, then lift. 
  3. Repeat for additional daisies.
  4. Sprinkle a small amount of Granny Smith Green Sprinkles in blank spaces on the watercolor paper.  Spritz the leaf from Daisy Delight with water and stamp.  Let the stamp set for a few seconds, then lift.  Repeat for additional leaves.  Set aside to dry.
  5.  Once the pieces have dried, mat to coordinating card stock.  Stamp the greeting from Daisy Delight on the back.  Punch a small hole in the top of the bookmark and add a coordinating ribbon.  Add Perennial Essence Floral Centers to each of the flowers to complete.

Bookmark close up

Bookmark back

Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment sprinkles

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Daisy Delight

Ink: Gorgeous Grape

Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Granny Smith Green, Mango Melody, watercolor

Accessories: Pigment Sprinkles, spritzer bottle with water, hole punch, ribbon, Perennial Essence Floral Centers

Happy Stampin'!

See a Silhouette Garden Party Sign

Garden party 2

Garden party

We have a platform with steps going down towards the creek that runs through our property.  It was here when we moved in 9 years ago.  It's kind of odd, and the placement on the property is a little strange, but we've grown to like it.  We don't use the steps, so every summer, I plant flowers in pots and place them on the steps.  Mixed in is my collection of quirky metal yard art animals. 

This year, I thought to myself, "this looks like the critters have gathered for a garden party."

So, I thought I needed to create a little garden party sign.

I spray painted a piece of scrap wood.  Then, I cut out the letters and butterflies out of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper using my Big Shot, Large Letters and Butterfly Dies.

I glued them to the wood using Tombow Multi-purpose Glue, then sprayed a sealant over the whole thing.

My husband attached the sign to the bottom step using screws.

Easy and fun!

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

January Fresh Card Making Idea-Sunrise in the Desert Pop Up Card

Flowering desert pop up card front 1
Sunrise in the Desert Pop Up Card front, closed



Flowering desert pop up inside
Sunrise in the Desert Pop Up Card inside, opened

Create fun pop up cards with this easy technique. 

Great for creating landscape scenes like this using the Flowering Desert stamp set.

The card folds flat for easy mailing.

Open it up, and you have a pretty desert scene to brighten someone's day.

The sunrise background is made using alcohol and reinkers.

Want to learn more?

My January Fresh Card Making  tutorial will feature this easy technique.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00am (MST) on January 22, 2019.

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This was my sunrise inspiration. 

I did an internet search and found this perfect example of a saguaro silhoutte in the morning sky.

Flowering desert inspiration

Flowering Desert

Flowering desert

 

Happy Stampin'!

Nov Fresh Card Making Idea-Dashing Deer Candleglow Window Easel Card

 

Candleglow card lit up with light
Dashing Deer Window Easel Card-taken with the lights on!

Is it a card?  Or a holiday decoration?

How about both!

Learn how to create this pretty window easel card which will add a festive touch to anyone's holiday display.

A battery-operated tealight adds a warm glow to the project for a little surprise.

Want to learn more?

My November Fresh Card Making Tutorial will feature this fun project.

The tutorial will hit e mail inboxes at 9:00 am (MST) on November 20, 2018.

Please add your name to my mailing list by 8:00 am (MST) on November 20 to receive this tutorial, complete with step-by-step instructions with color photos in a pdf format.

The sign up box is located in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

Once the easy sign up process has been completed, you'll receive my Adhesives 101 tutorial via e mail in a pdf format as my gift to you!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Anne

Candleglow card lit up
Dashing Deer Window Easel Card taken with the lights off!

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Diorama Card

Diorma Card
A Little Wild Diorama Card

I created this fun diorama card for Kathryn, my grandniece on her 1st birthday.

I used one of my favorite stamp sets, A Little Wild.

These cute critters just bring a smile.

Diorama cards are easy to create.

For instructions, please check my Diorama Cards Page HERE

For this card, I stamped and colored the animals using watercolor pencils and an aqua painter.

The background paper is Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper.

A Little Wild stamp set and Little Loves Framelits Dies

A Little Wild Bundle

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: A Little Wild

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce

Paper: Shaded Spruce, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves and Circle Framelits Dies, water color pencils, aqua painter, baker's twine, glue dots, Delightfully Detailed Faceted Dots, Mini Dimensionals

 

Happy Stampin'!

You Are My Anchor/Graceful Glass Diorama Card

Diorama Card
You Are my Anchor/Graceful Glass Diorama Card

When I saw the swirl-patterned vellum found in the Graceful Glass 6"x6" stack, I immediately thought of the ocean and waves.

I thought I could easily pair this vellum with the April Paper Pumpkin kit, You Are My Anchor, to make a quick diorama card.

I was especially excited to receive this kit because I don't have any sea-themed stamp sets in my collection.

I live in the mountains of southern Colorado, and the ocean is very far away. 

Sea-themed projects are usually not even in my stamping realm. 

But now, I have a simple set that I can use if a sea-themed card is appropriate!

Now to create the diorama card.

  Here's how:

Diorama card step 1

  1. Start with an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of card stock, and cut it  in half at 5 1/2".  Then, cut it in half at 4 1/4" so you have two 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" panels.
  2. Score each piece at 1/2" and 1" on the long sides. 
  3.  Create an opening in one of the panels using a punch or a Big Shot and a die.  This will be the front of your diorama.  For this card, I used one of my circle framelits
  4. Fold along the score lines so the 2 pieces will meet when put together.  For the top piece, the 1” score lines are “mountain” folds, and the ½” score lines are “valley” folds. For the bottom piece, the 1” score lines are “valley” folds, and the ½” score lines are “mountain” folds.

Diorama card step 2

5. Cut a 3"x3" piece of Graceful Glass vellum.  Color using Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Blends, ink pads with a blender pen or an aqua painter.  For this card, I used Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers.

 

Diorama card step 3

6. Attach vellum to a 3"x3" piece of Whisper White card stock, so there is a light background behind the vellum. 

7. Attach to the center of the bottom panel.

 

 

Diorama card step 5

8. Cut a ringed frame out of coordinating designer series paper or card stock for the window using two circle dies and the Big Shot.

9. Attach the ring using Fine Tip Glue or Tombow Multi-Purpose glue.

Diorama card step 4

10. Apply Tear & Tape Adhesive on the "up" sides of the bottom panel.

Diorama card step 6

11. Peel the backing off the adhesive and carefully attach the top piece to the bottom piece, lining up the top and bottom edges. 

12.  Optional: To finish off the two front sides, cut 1/2" x 4 1/4" strips of vellum and color using the methods above.  Attach to the sides.

13. Attach lighthouse sticker from You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin kit to front of card. 

14. Stamp greeting onto pre-cut banner from the kit using Pacific Point ink.  Attach to the front of the lighthouse using a Mini Dimensional.

15. Attach faceted dots to card front to complete.

Which design is your favorite?

Graceful Glass 6"x6" Designer Vellum

Graceful Glass Vellum

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: You Are My Anchor

Ink: Pacific Point ink pad, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Markers

Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Graceful Glass 6"x6" Vellum, Pool Party designer series paper (retired)

Accessories: You Are My Anchor Paper Pumpkin Kit, Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue, Mini Dimensional, Faceted Dots

 

Please check out the list of retired stamp sets and accessories I have for sale.

Retired stamp sets for sale for blog

 

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Party Pandas Happy Birthday Messages in a Bottle

Party Pandas Message in a Bottle

I created these Party Panda Messages in a Bottle for my recent Happy Birthday class for the Ladies of Wetmore.

This is an annual class held in February. 

We stamp, laugh, sing happy birthday to each other, and eat cake!

It's one of my favorite stamping events.

This year, I was steered towards making these messages in a bottle by accident.

You see, I  normally allow myself one Coca-Cola a day.  I usually drink 1 of the small 7.5  oz cans. 

It's enough to give me my morning jolt without the extra sugar and calories of the larger cans.

But, on my recent trip to the grocery store, they were out of the small cans.

So, instead, I purchased an 8-pack of 12 oz bottles.

I'm always thinking about how I can recycle and reuse products in my crafting (see my Recycle and Reuse Page HERE), and when I saw these bottles, I knew I wanted to make them into Happy Birthday messages in a bottle!

Something a little different, something to bring a smile!

Here's how:

  1. Empty the bottles, wash out, and remove the labels.  This part can take some advanced planning.   It took me 8 days (1 Coke per day) to empty the bottles.  After removing the labels, I ran them through the dishwasher and set out to dry completely.
  2. Cut a strip of designer series paper to go around the middle of the bottle.  Since I knew I wanted to use the black and white pandas from Party Pandas, plus the caps on the bottles are red, I decided to use some Real Red DSP I had in my stash.  I cut the strips 1 1/4" x 9 1/2  ".  I attached a piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive to the DSP, peeled off the backing, and wrapped the strip around the bottle.  The seam is to the back of the bottle.
  3.  Stamp the pandas onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Archival Black ink.  Fussy cut the pandas out using a pair of scissors.  Be sure to cut the balloon string and part of the balloon too, as this part will be the base for the baker's twine and heart.

Party Panda Message in a Bottle fussy cut

4.  Cut a heart out of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper using the Big Shot and Wood Crate Framelits Die.  Attach to the partial cut-out balloon using a Mini Glue Dot to secure. 

5. Run a bead of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the stamped string image and apply a piece of baker's twine up to the heart. Wrap the bottom of the baker's twine around, so it looks like the panda is holding onto the string.  Set aside to let the glue dry.

Party Panda Message in a bottle baker's twine

6. Tie a bow out of the baker's twine and secure to the top of the string using a Glue Dot.

Party Panda Message in a bottle heart

7. Place a Mini Dimensional behind the panda and the heart and attach to the front of the bottle.  Fold up the sides of the heart, so it is popped up a little more.

Party Panda Message in a Bottle closeup

8. Now for the message.  Cut a piece of copy paper to measure 4" x 7".  Stamp greeting from Happy Celebration using Archival Black ink.  Stamp panda from Party Panda using Archival Black ink.  Color in the dots on the panda's party hat using a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker.

Message in a Bottle

9. Roll the message up, and secure with a piece of ribbon.

Party Panda Message in a Bottle message

10.  Fill the bottles with shredded paper, insert the message, and close up using the bottle cap.

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Party Pandas (a Sale-A-Bration choice!), Happy Celebrations

Ink: Archival Black, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker

Paper: Whisper White, copy paper, Petal Passions, and Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: bottle, Big Shot, Wood Crate Framelits Die, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, black baker's twine, Real Red striped ribbon,  (retired), glue dots, Mini Dimensionals, shredded paper

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Matchbook Chocolate Holders for Valentine's Day!

Matchbook Valentines Day Treat

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Here's a quick and easy gift-giving idea.

Perfect for holding chocolate favors.

I made these to hold Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares, but you could easily change the size to accommodate smaller or larger candies.

 

Matchbook Chocolate Holder inside
Here's how:

 Start with a piece of card stock measuring 9 1/4" x 3".  Score it at 3/4", 5", and 5 1/4".  Fold along the score lines.  The 3/4" score is the bottom of the matchbook.  Fold it up and staple towards the bottom middle, allowing for the front to slip inside to close.

For these, I used Berry Burst card stock for the bases.  The fronts are covered with a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper cut at 4" x 2 3/4.   The folded up bottom piece measures 4" x 1/2" with the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in Berry Burst ink.

For the hearts, I stamped piece of Whisper White card stock using the Marbled background stamp in Berry Burst ink.  I then heat embossed the piece using a heat tool and clear embossing powder.  I punched out the hearts using my retired heart punch.  Any punch or framelit would work.  The hearts were added to the front of the matchbooks using Mini Dimensionals to pop them up.  Glimmer dots were added to complete.

Marbled Heart closeup

I applied SNAIL Adhesive to the back of each chocolate square, securing them to the inside of the matchbook.

I made these as thank you gifts for attendees at a recent class.

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Marbled

Ink: Berry Burst

Paper: Berry Burst, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Accessories: scoring tool, heat tool, clear embossing powder, heart punch, Ghiradelli Chocolate Squares, mini stapler, Mini Glue Dots, glimmer dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

Decoupaged Pretty Pines Painted Rock

Pretty Pines Painted Rock

I'm obsessed with the painted rock movement! 

Have you heard of it?

It's big here in southern Colorado.

Find a rock, paint it, and leave it in a public space for someone to find.

That person, in turn, takes the rock and leaves it somewhere else for someone else to find.

I've been busy looking for and painting rocks!

We have no shortage of rocks here at my house as you can tell from my posting HERE.

I'm not a painter by any means and sometimes coming up with an idea and getting it onto the rock without messing it up can be a little stressful.

I'm often holding my breath the whole time!

Instead, I've found that it is easier for me to combine a little Stampin' Up! to the process.

In the rock above, I first painted it with a mix of blue acrylic paint.

While the paint was drying, I got out my Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, and some card stock and designer paper.

I first attached the paper (Delightful Daisy DSP for the pine boughs, Soft Suede card stock and retired Soft Suede DSP for the pine cones, and Cherry Cobbler card stock for the bow)

 to pieces of Multi-purpose Adhesive Paper.

I then cut them out using my Big Shot and Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies.

I peeled off the backing on the adhesive paper, giving each piece a sticky back, allowing me to apply them easily to the rock.

Once all the pieces were in place, I added a coat of decoupage to glue and seal the rock.

 I  added some rhinestones that I colored with a blue Sharpie pen.  I also wrote the greeting, "Happy Winter" using the pen to complete the rock.

I know I'm supposed to leave the rock somewhere for someone else to find, but I think I'm going to keep this one!

Pretty Pines Painted Rock close up

Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies

Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies

Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

 Supplies Used:

rock, acrylic paint, Big Shot, Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets, decoupage, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler card stock, Delightful Daisy and Neutrals Designer Series Paper, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen

 

Happy Stampin'!

Swirly Snowflakes Painted Rocks

Swirly Snowflakes Painted Rocks

719 Rocks!

(719 is our area code)

There's a big craze going on here in southern Colorado (and maybe in your area too).

We find rocks, paint them, then place them back out in public spaces for people to find and hopefully brighten their day.

They can then re-hid the rocks or keep them for their own collection.

Simple as that!

I've jumped on board!

It's almost become an obsession!

(you can see more of my painted rocks HERE)

So much so, that I seem to have started looking down everywhere I walk, looking for interesting shapes and colors of rocks.

Luckily, here in the mountains of southern Colorado, we grow lots of rocks!

This is our rock pile along the banks of the Hardscrabble Creek that flows through the front of our property.

Hardscrabble Creek Rock Pile

This summer, my husband dug out a small portion of the creek with his back hoe to clear out the sediment that has accumulated over the years.

This created a deep pool for our resident brook trout.

As you can see, I have an endless supply of rocks, just in that pile alone!

For these rocks, I decided to try something a little different by adding a little bit of Stampin' Up! to the mix.

After painting them black, I attached snowflakes cut out of Whisper White card stock using my Big Shot and the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies.

Before cutting them out, I attached the card stock to a piece of sticky-backed Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet.  Then, all I had to do was peel off the backing, and the snowflakes had a sticky back that would easily attach to the rock.

I then added a layer of decoupage to seal and finish them.

Snowflake Painted Rock Close Up

Easy, Easy!

I hope you'll encounter a painted rock along your daily travels.

I hope it brings a smile!

Be sure to share photos of any painted rocks you find.

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies:

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Supplies Used:

rocks, black acrylic paint, Whisper White card stock, Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet, Big Shot, Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies, decoupage, paint brushes

 

Happy Stampin'!

719 Rocks Inspired by Stampin' Up!

Painted Rocks 1

719 Rocks!

(719 is our area code)

There's a big craze going on here in southern Colorado (and maybe in your area too).

We find rocks, paint them, then place them back out in public spaces for people to find and hopefully brighten their day.

Simple as that!

I've jumped on board!

I decided to give hand-painted rocks as thank you gifts to attendees of an upcoming stamping class.

I thought it would be fun to share the 719 Rocks movement.  They can pass the rocks on for someone else to enjoy, or not.

I'm not the best painter, so I started with the ladybugs because I thought they'd be easy.

Yes, simple.  Basically just circles after prepping the rock with red and black paint!

I painted six ladybugs.  One went to Colorado Springs, CO, and one went to Canon City, CO.

Then, two went with us on a recent driving vacation to visit relatives in IA.  One was left in Cedar Rapids, and one was left in Muscatine!

For the class attendees,  I decided to expand my horizons a little.

But, to do that, I decided I'd take a little help from Stampin' Up!

For the Christmas tree rocks, I used a stencil created from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Die (part of the Carols of Christmas Bundle).

I cut the single tree out of scrap card stock using the Big Shot and the thinlits die.  I then placed it on my prepped rock (background painted blue and white), and dabbed on green acrylic paint.  I added a little bling using rhinestones colored with red and yellow sharpies.  The two smaller trees were painted free hand (with me holding in my breath the whole time!)

Christmas Tree painted rock

I originally thought I'd give everyone a Christmas tree painted rock, but then I started to get bored. 

Time to move on to something else.

The fall tree was inspired by the stamp set Sheltering Tree.  Everything was painted free hand. 

My intent was that it would be a fall tree, but my husband thought it was a fruit tree covered in fruit.  Either works, right?

Sheltering Tree inspired painted rock

The sunset rock was inspired by the tall flowers found in the stamp set Daisy Delight.  After prepping the rock by painting it orange and black, I placed a circle stencil that I created using my 1" circle punch on it and dabbed on yellow paint.

I then drew the grass/flower stems using a black Sharpie pen.  I also stamped the grass image from the retired stamp set In the Meadow using black Stazon ink!

Sunset painted rock

That coupled with the two leftover ladybug rocks, I was done!

I had a painted rock for everyone.

Each rock has "719 Rocks, You Rock!" written on the bottom.

719 Rocks You Rock

Fun! 

I hope you'll encounter a painted rock along your daily travels.

I hope it brings a smile!

Be sure to share photos of any painted rocks you find.

Supplies Used:

rocks, acrylic paint, paint brushes, Big Shot, Card Front Builder Thinlits Die, In the Meadow stamp set, black Stazon ink, 1" circle punch, black, red, and yellow Sharpie pens

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Spooky Cat Halloween Diorama Card

Spooky Cat Diorama Card

This is the card I created for our one-year old Granddaughter for Halloween.

It's a diorama card created using the new Cat punch and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Making a diorama card is easy to do following my instructions found HERE.

For this card, I let the Spooky Night DSP do most of the work.  The background inside the diorama, the card front, the edge panels, the cat, and even the pumpkins are all patterns found in the paper stack.

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Cat Diorama Card close up

 

Cat Punch

Cat Punch

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

Spooky night dsp

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: none

Ink: none

Paper: Basic Black, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Cat Punch, Big Shot, Circles Framelits Dies, Tear and Tape adhesive, Crushed Curry baker's twine, rhinestone, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dot

Happy Stampin'!

Spooky Cat Candy Kisses Treat Holders

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats

Just in time for Halloween!

Cute Spooky Cat Kisses candy treat holders.

I created these feline treats in a matter of minutes using the Cat Punch and Spooky Night Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

They just make me smile! 

Love the "calico," "tortoise shell," and "orange tabby" inspired cats.  The solid black cat looks like my cat, Black Bart, aka Black Biscuits. 

Black Bart has golden eyes though.  I guess I should have colored in the eyes using a marker!

This project is super simple!

(Thanks to Paper Pixie for the original instructions!)

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats scoring

Start with a piece of card stock measuring 4" x 1".  Score at 1", 2", and 3".

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats triangle

Fold along the score lines to form a triangle.  Apply glue and secure triangle closed.  For this project, I used Tombow Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.  Fine Tip Glue will work as well.  SNAIL probably won't hold the triangle together.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats with Kiss inside

Slip Kisses candy inside the triangle.

 

  Spooky Cat Kisses Treats side one punched cat

You will need 2 punched cats, one for each side of the triangle. 

For the front side, I punched a black cat out one of the designs found in Spooky Night Designer Series Paper.

You could also stamp the cat image that comes in the Spooky Cat stamp set.

I liked how the cat was already printed on the paper, so I let the DSP do the work for me.

Attach the cat to one side of the triangle. Place the cat up a little bit, so it doesn't interfere with the  base of the triangle.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats punched cat

For the back side of the triangle, I punched a cat out of a scrap piece of Basic Black card stock.

Apply glue to the bottom of the cat's body, the tip of the tail and the top of the head, including the ears.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats two cats secured

Attach the solid cat to the back side of the triangle, lining it up with the ears and tail of the cat on the front.  Pinch the top and the tail together, holding them in place while the glue dries.

Spooky Cat Kisses Treats complete

To complete, tie a bow around the cat's neck and add a rhinestone jewel as a tag.  I used Crushed Curry and Black Baker's Twine out of my stash.

So easy, and a perfect project idea for Halloween!

You could quickly make up several of these to give to co-workers and friends or share at upcoming adult or children's Halloween parties.

Shop online Cat Punch

Cat Punch

Shop online Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

Spooky night dsp

Supplies Used:

Paper: Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie card stock

Accessories: Cat Punch, Multi-purpose Liquid Glue, Baker's Twine, rhinestone, Kisses candy

 

Happy Stampin'!

Wood Words, Wood Crate Thank You Gifts

Wood Words Candy CratesAre you ever in the need for quick and easy thank you gifts?

Me too!

Recently, I needed to create thank you gifts for attendees for an upcoming class.

I got out my Big Shot,  Wood Crate Framelits Dies, and assorted sheets of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper and created these cute crates in a matter of minutes!

I stamped the greeting from Wood Words using Cajun Craze ink and cut out the tag using the Big Shot and coordinating Wood Crate Framelits Die.

I added a heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements to complete the look.

Then, I filled the crates using shredded paper and filled them with an assortment of candy.

Wood Words Candy Crates close up

The Wood Words stamp set and Wood Crate Framelits Dies can be purchased separately. 

But, if you purchase the Wood Words Bundle, you'll save 10%!

For more ideas using the Wood Words Bundle, please be sure to watch this video from Stampin' Up!

Wood Words Video

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: Wood Words

Ink: Cajun Craze

Paper: Wood Texture Designer Series Paper (you need 2 sheets to put together 1 crate), Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot, Wood Crate Framelits Die, Tear and Tape Adhesive, Hearts and Stars Elements, Glue Dots, shredded paper, candy

 

 

 

Happy Stampin'!

Butterflies! You Move Me Butterfly Card

Pink Butterfly Card

Here's another fun interactive card I created using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

I created this one to send to my granddaughter on her 11 month birthday!

Lots of moving parts and surprises inside! 

Perfect for little hands to explore!

(Be sure to see the other Move Me cards I create HERE)

Pink Butterfly Card with Insert

The butterfly is stamped on an insert that fits inside the pouch on the front of the card.

When you pull up the insert, the butterfly flutters.

Of course, this is one of those cards that you have to see in action to get the full effect.

I created a short video so you can see the movement of the card:

You Move Me Butterfly Card
How cool is that?

And it is easy to make!

Here's how:

Cut a piece of 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Berry Burst card stock and score at 4 1/4" to create your card base.

Cut a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series paper 5" x 3 3/4" to be used as your card front.

Center the louver piece from Move Me Thinlits Dies on the designer paper, and cut out using the Big Shot.  The sandwich used should be the Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.

Move Me Butterfly step 1

To finish the cut-out square, create a square frame by nesting 2 square framelits dies onto a piece of Berry Burst card stock and cut out using the Big Shot.

Move Me Butterfly step 2

Apply SNAIL Adhesive along the edges of the frame.  Use your Silicone Craft Mat to catch any overflow from the adhesive.

Move Me Butterfly step 3Place the frame over the cut-out.

Move Me Butterfly step 4

Stamp "hi there" from You Move Me (2 stamps) along the upper edge of the border using Berry Burst ink. 

To create the pouch, cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Powder Pink card stock to mat the designer paper.

Carefully layer and hold the pieces together with your fingers and cut out the top notch using 1 1/4" circle punch.

Apply Foam Adhesive Strips along the three backside edges of the designer paper.

Move Me Butterfly step 5

Remove the backing on the foam adhesive and attach the designer paper piece to the Powder Pink mat.  Attach to front of Berry Burst card base.

Now to create the insert.  Cut a piece of 4 3/4" x 3 1/4" Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the 2-step butterfly from You Move Me.

There are two images of the butterfly.  One large, the other smaller.  Stamp the large butterfly using Powder Pink ink.  Then stamp the smaller butterfly using Berry Burst ink.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping. You don't want the lines of the butterflies to be lined up. You want the lines of the smaller butterfly to be offset from the lines of the larger butterfly.  It will look blurry, but that is ok.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.

Move Me Butterfly step 6

Stamp the greeting using Berry Burst ink.  Mat to a 5" x 3  1/2" Wild Wasabi card stock.  Fold a piece of ribbon in half and staple to the top of the insert.  This will be used to pull the insert out of the pouch.

Stamp flowers and 2-step small butterflies on scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Berry Burst and Powder Pink inks.  Stamp leaves onto scrap piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies and attach to front of card.  Cut flower stamens out of scrap piece of Wild Wasabi card stock using Move Me Thinlits Die and attach to flowers using Glue Dots or Fine Tip Glue.

For the inside:

Move Me Butterfly inside

Cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  Two-step stamp the smaller butterflies using Powder Pink and Berry Burst inks.  Attach insert to the inside of the card.

Stamp larger butterflies using the Rock 'n Roll technique.  Ink up the image using Powder Pink ink, then tap Berry Burst ink along the edges.  Stamp three butterflies and cut out using the coordinating thinlits die.  Score 2 of the butterflies down the middle and pop up along the center score line of the card base using Mini Dimensionals.  Attach the 3rd butterfly on the inside of the card base using Mini Dimensionals.

 Done!  See, lots of moving and pop up parts for my 11-month-old granddaughter.  Hope it brings a smile to her and her parents!

Create easy interactive cards using the You Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Move Me Bundle

The stamp set and thinlits are sold separately, but if purchased as a bundle, you'll save 10%.

Online ordering

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set: You Move Me

Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, You Move Me Thinlits Dies, Square Framelits Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Silicone Craft Mat, ribbon out of my stash, stapler, SNAIL Adhesive, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

You Move Me Hummingbird Card

You Move Me Hummingbird

Here's another fun interactive card I created using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This one features the fluttering hummingbird!

(Please see my card featuring the butterfly HERE).

You Move Me Hummingbird pouch and insert

I made this pouch card for my niece's birthday. 

The hummingbird is stamped on a piece that inserts into the pouch. 

When you pull up the insert the hummingbird's wings flap.

Of course, this is one of those cards that you have to see in action to get the full effect.

So, I created a short video showing the movement.


Move Me Hummingbird Card You Tube
 How cool is that?

And it is easy to make!

Here's how:

  1. To create the pouch, score 5 1/2" x 8 1/1" Tangerine Tango card base at 2 1/8" x 6 1/4".  Do not fold along the score lines just yet.
  2. Attach 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.
  3. Cut out an opening using the Big Shot and Square Framelits Die.  You can discard the cutout or use it for another project.
  4. Cut out the top notch using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.
  5. Cut out the luver from a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry card stock using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits Die.  The sandwich should be the Big Shot Platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.
  6. Carefully apply SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the louver.  I placed the louver piece onto my Silicone Craft Mat and carefully applied the SNAIL along the outside edges.  You don't want the adhesive to extend to the inside of the cutout as it will hinder the movement of the insert once the card is assembled.
  7. Attach the louver over the square opening.
  8.  Fold pouch along fold lines and apply Tear and Tape to the edge of one back panel.  Apply Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the middle panel to close the bottom of the pouch.  Remove backing off Tear and Tape pieces, and fold along the score lines, securing the pouch close.
  9.  To figure out where the hummingbird should be stamped on the card insert, place 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White insert into the pouch.  Make a small mark through the louver with a pencil.  Use that mark as a guide for placement.  I found it best to stamp the hummingbird towards the bottom of the insert.  It may sit lower as you are looking at the front of the card, but you'll get more fluttering effect as it moves up and out of the pouch.
  10.  Now to stamp the hummingbird onto the insert.  There are two images in the stamp set.  One is a full image of the hummingbird, the other is just the body and wing.  Using your pencil mark as a guide, first stamp the full image hummingbird using Tangerine Tango ink.  Then, stamp the partial image of the hummingbird over the first image.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping.  You want the lines of the partial image to be offset from the lines of the full image.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.
  11. Stamp the greeting from Butterfly Basics using Archival Black in at the top of the insert.
  12. Mat to a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Basic Black card stock.  Puch a hole at the top and insert a piece of ribbon.  I used retired Tangerine Tango ribbon out of my stash.
  13. For the front, stamp flowers using Powder Pink, Pool Party and Tangerine Tango inks onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut pieces out using the Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies.
  14. Stamp leaves onto a scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Die.
  15. Cut flower stamens out of scrap Crushed Curry card stock using Big Shot and Move me Thinlits die. 
  16. Attach flowers and leaves to front of card. Make sure you place them blow the louver as you don't want them hindering the movement of the card front.  Attach the stamens using Mini Glue Dots.  Attach Candy Dots to flowers if desired.

      Hummingbird close upHere's how the stamped hummingbird should look.  It may look out of focus, but that is ok as again, that's what makes the fluttering effect work.

     Create easy interactive cards using the Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Move Me BundleThe stamp set and framelits are sold separately, but if purchased as a bundle, you'll save 10%

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Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: You Move Me, Butterfly Basics

Ink: Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Archival Black, Powder Pink, Pool Party

Paper: Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed CurryWhole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Move Me Thinlits Dies, Squares Framelits, hole punch (non SU!), Tangerine Tango ribbon (retired) Silicone Craft Mat, SNAIL Adhesive, Tear and Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Candy Dots

Happy Stampin'!

You Move Me Butterfly Card

You Move Me Butterfly

I'm loving the interactive You Move Me Bundle from Stampin' Up! 

The bundle includes the stamp set You Move Me (a fluttering butterfly and hummingbird), and the coordinating Move Thinlits Dies.

Of course, to get the full effect of this card, you need to see it in action.  I created a short video showing how the butterfly flutters as you pull the card insert.

It's best to pull the insert out slowly to get the best fluttering effect.

You Move Me Butterfly Card Video

How cool is that?!

And it is so easy to create using the Move Me Bundle!

Here's How:

1. For this card, I created a pouch in which the butterfly fits inside as an insert.  To create the pouch, I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Calypso Coral card base, scored at 2 1/8" x 6 1/4".

Don't fold the pouch along the score lines just yet. 

2. Attach 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper to the front of the card base.

3. Cut out an opening using the Big Shot and Square Framelits Die.  You can discard the cutout or use it for another project.

4. Cut out the top notch using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.

5.Cut out the louver from a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock using the Big Shot and Move Me Thinlit Die.  The sandwich should be the Big Shot platform, Thin Die Adapter, Precision Base Plate, card stock, die, and upper cutting plate.

6. Carefully apply SNAIL Adhesive to the back side of the louver.  I placed the louver piece on a Silicone Craft Mat and carefully applied the SNAIL along the outer edges.  You don't want the adhesive to extend to the inside of the square cutout as it will hinder the movement of the insert once the card is assembled.

7. Attach the louver over the square opening.

8. Fold pouch along fold lines and apply Tear and Tape to the edge of one back panel.  Apply Tear and Tape along the bottom edge of the middle panel to close the bottom of the pouch.  Remove backing off Tear and Tape pieces, and fold along the score lines, securing the pouch closed.

9. To figure out where the butterfly should be stamped on the card insert, place 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Whisper White insert into the pouch.  Make a small mark through the louver with a pencil.  Use that mark as a guide for placement.  I found it best to stamp the butterfly towards the bottom of the insert.  It may sit lower as you are looking at the front of the card, but you'll get more fluttering effect as it moves up and out of the pouch.

10.  Now to stamp the butterfly onto the insert.  There are two images in the stamp set, one large and one smaller butterfly.  Stamp the larger image using Calypso Coral ink.  Use your pencil mark as your guide for placement.  Then, stamp the smaller butterfly using Crushed Curry ink.  The stamps are photopolymer, so they are easy to see where you are stamping.  You don't want the lines of the butterflies to be lined up.  You want the lines of the smaller butterfly to be offset from the lines of the larger butterfly.  That offset makes the fluttering effect work.

You Move Me Butterfly closeup

When looking at the stamped image, it looks out of focus.  But, that is ok as again, that's what makes the fluttering effect work.

11. Stamp greeting from Dragonfly Dreams using Night of Navy ink at the top of the insert.

12. Mat to a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Night of Navy card stock.  Punch a hole at the top and insert Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched ribbon.

13. For the front, stamp 2-step butterfly using Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry inks on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Stamp flowers using Wisteria Wonder and Night of Navy onto the same scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut pieces out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Dies.

14. Stamp leaves onto scrap piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock using Old Olive ink.  Cut out using Big Shot and coordinating Move Me Thinlits Die.

15. Cut flower stamens out of scrap Calypso Coral card stock using Big Shot and Move Me Thinlits Die.  Attach to center of flowers using Mini Glue Dots.

16.  Attach butterflies, flowers, and leaves to front of card.  Make sure you place them below the louver as you don't want them hindering the movement of the card insert.  Attach candy dots to flowers if desired.

Create fun, any occasion, interactive cards using the Move Me Bundle.

Move Me Bundle
The stamp set and thinlits dies are sold separately, but you'll save 10% when you purchase them as a bundle.

Shop online 24/7

Online ordering

 

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: You Move Me, Dragonfly Dreams

Ink: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive

Paper: Calypso Coral, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Big Shot, Move Me and Squares Thinlits/Framelits,  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, hole punch (non SU!), SNAIL Adhesive, Silicone Craft Mat,Tear and Tape Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots

 

Happy Stampin'!

A Little Wild Garden Party-Acrylic Block Watercolor Background

A Little Wild Garden PartyI've had so much fun crafting with the adorable A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Thinlits Dies.

Before I put the stamp set away for the time being, I decided to create a cute little garden party flip card for my granddaughter's one year birthday coming up in October.

I combined it with the Acrylic Block Watercolor Background technique.

Here's how:

  1. To create the background, I tapped Marina Mist, Island Indigo, and Wild Wasabi inks onto an acrylic block, then spritzed it with water so the ink would pool and run and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper.  I let it sit for a few seconds, then removed the block and set the paper aside so it would dry completely.
  2. While the watercolor paper was drying, I stamped the images from A Little Wild onto scrap pieces of watercolor paper using Archival Black ink.  I then colored the images using watercolor pencils, a Blender Pen, and an Aqua Painter.  I set them aside to dry completely.
  3.  Once dry, I cut the images out using the Big Shot and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies.  I folded them over and removed the little tabs on each one using a pair of scissors.
  4. On the inside of each animal, I stamped a greeting from A Little Wild and Teeny Tiny Wishes using Archival Black ink.

On the inside of the bear, I stamped "hello there, honey bear!" and added a Dapper Denim Enamel Shape:

A Little Wild Garden Party Bear Inside

On the inside of the lion, I stamped "wild about you" and added three Glitter Enamel Dots:

A Little Wild Garden Party Lion inside

And finally, on the inside of the elephant, I stamped "happy birthday" from Teeny Tiny Wishes and added a row of rhinestones colored using a pink Sharpie Pen:

A Little Wild Garden Party Elephant inside
       5. I stamped the grass image from A Little Wild onto the Wild Wasabi part of the background using Emerald Envy and Old Olive inks.  I stamped the image repeatedly full  strength and after off stamping.

       6. I stamped the bees in the sky part of the background using Archival Black ink and then colored in the images using a Crushed Curry marker.

      7. I attached the watercolor card front to my Crushed Curry card base, then attached each of the animals using Mini Dimensionals.

      8. I tied bows out of various baker's twine and attached to the animals using Mini Glue Dots.

A Little Wild Garden Party Closeup

A Little Wild stamp set and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies can be purchased separately.

But, if purchased as a bundle, you can save 10%

A Little Wild Bundle

Be sure to check out my other A Little Wild creations Here!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Archival Black, Marina Mist, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Emerald Envy, Old Olive, watercolor pencils, Crushed Curry Marker

Paper: Crushed Curry, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves Framelits Dies, acrylic block (not Stampin' Up!), Blender Pen, Aqua Painter, Enamel Shapes, Glitter Enamel Dots, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, baker's twine, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!