3D creations

A Little Christmas Painted Harvest

Have you noticed the Season of Glitz Mini Bows on page 21 of the Holiday catalog?  I must say that I looked right over them.  I was working on a challenge by my team leader Patty Bennett and it required using the bows.  I bit the bullet and bought them just to complete that challenge.  When they came, they are just so cute!  This is the project that I made.

Painted Harvest wreath treat

These treat holders are nothing new.  Use the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper to make them.  You will need a 6 x 6 piece.  That means you can get 4 holders from a sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  If you want the directions, you can get them here from a post I made earlier.

The tag on the front of the holder is made with the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I wish I could take credit for this idea.  It is not original.  I do not know to whom to give credit.  Stamp the wreath in Old Olive for the larger stamp and Always Artichoke for the smaller stamp. The dots on the wreath are stamped in Berry Burst.  That color most closely matches the bows.  The Merry in the center comes from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  All is stamped on Whisper White card stock.

Cut this out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhere to the holder with dimensionals.  Add the bow.  These have a sticker on the back just like the larger bows you might use on a regular package.

Of course Christmas candies are not available now.  These holders are perfect for the Ghirardelli chocolate squares.  I choose the Dark Cholcolate Raspberry.  The colors were close to the color of the bow.

Painted Harvest treats with candy

I recently made these for a tiny seat gift at a Luv 2 Create team meeting.  They are quick and cute!  I love them with the music patterned paper.

Painted Harvest Bow Treat Holder

Thanks for stopping by today.  The Holiday catalog goes lives on Friday, September 1st!  It's an exciting time in the Stampin' Up! world.  I'd love to be your demonstrator if you don't already have one.  If you live in the Conover, NC area, I also have card classes monthly at my home.  These are the cards we'll be making on September 7th, 8th, or 11th.

September 2017

We make 5 cards at each class.  Let me know if you are interested and I'll let you know all the details.  Stampers make great friends!

Check out the Product List below.

Product List

It's Back to School with the NC Demo Blog Hop

So, it's back to school time.  Where has the summer gone?  I'm a retired first grade teacher so this time of year always has mixed feelings for me.  I loved teaching my little ones!  But, I have to say that I love being retired!  It's my reward, right!

Join us blog

Being a retired teacher, I think I know what a teacher might like to receive as a gift. She, or he, needs something useful and cute!  I'm really excited to share my project for today.  It's a peek into the new Holiday Catalog going live on September 1.  It's a great catalog!  It has these really cute little pizza boxes that are just adorable!  Just let me share.

Pizza box and note cards

Here's the box.

Pizza box top

Pizza box side

Who knew that you can stamp directly onto the dull side of the box?  I was afraid I would ruin it but I think it turned out really cute.  Stamp the box while it is still flat. The seams will not stamp.  It doesn't matter.  Here are a few pictures to show the process.

Pizza box with Crushed Curry

This image shows the flat box stamped with the larger flower image from the stamp set Painted Harvest.  I used Crushed Curry.

Pizza box add Pumpkin Pie

Next, add the smaller flower image on top using Pumpkin Pie.

Pizza box add leaves

The centers of the flowers are in Soft Suede.  Add the leaves.  The more solid stamp is in Pear Pizzazz and the more detailed stamp is Always Artichoke stamped off.  There are places that I used a little mask so that the stem of the leaf was not quite as long. Just hold a piece of scrap paper near the edge of the flower and stamp so that part of the stem goes on the scrap.  The best part of this stamp set is that the stamping does not have to be perfect to still look great!

Fold the box and get ready to make the note cards for the inside.  Teachers need to send notes from time to time.  Sometimes these notes need to be special.  These can't be mailed, but they can be put in that special place to be taken home in a book bag. They might be placed in someone's mail box at school for a special cohort.

The Holiday catalog has brought back the 3 x 3 envelopes and they fit perfectly into the pizza box.

Pizza box note cards

I made 8 note cards and envelopes.  These are flat.  Ten could have fit in there.

The base of the cards are Always Artichoke card stock cut at 3 x 6 and folded.  Put the fold at the top.

Cut the Whisper White layer at 2 7/8 square.  You'll need 16 of these.  Eight of them will be adhered inside the note card.  These are small so they were left blank so there would be room for writing.

For the front of the cards stamp the flower just as stamped for the box near the lower right corner.  Add the leaves the same as stamped for the box, too.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Flourishing Phrases stamped in Always Artichoke.  They look so cute!

Stamp the flaps of the envelopes using all the same colors.  Open the flap and place a scrap piece of paper at the fold so no ink goes on the front of the envelope.

Tie the cards with some Linen Thread.

Pizza box and cards

Now, we need a tag for the front of the box.

Stamp the same flower on Whisper White card stock.  The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest set.  It's in Always Artichoke.

Cut this out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  

The leaves are stamped on white paper and then punched out with the coordinating Leaf Punch.  Make 4 of them and just place them where needed.

Add a bow of Linen Thread.  Run the thread around four fingers until happy, slip off and tie more thread around the middle.  Use a longer thread for this so you can wrap it around the middle several times before tying it off.

Of course Wink of Stella adds the finishing touch to the label.  Adhere with dimensionals.

Piaaz box Wink of Stella

It's hard to see the shine, but it's beautiful!

Pizza box  cards inside

Pizza box

So there you have it.  I must say I am really proud of this project.  Can you tell by all the pictures I included?

There are other great ideas on the hop this month.  Be sure and continue to see them all.  Tracie is next. 

Next Blog

 Blog Hop

 Tamra Davis -

Jo Anne Hewins -  You are here.

Tracie Evans Langley -

Sharon Maranich -

Frances Wagner -

Christina Walker - 

Product List


My Frame of 2 Inch Swap Squares

In my last post, here, I showed a 2 inch square made for a swap for the NC Demo Group and a few projects made with my square.  Our rules were to use new In Colors and new product.

Support Ribbon Framelits 2 inch square

Today, you get the big reveal of the frame I made with all of the squares from the swap.  We were supposed to get 16 squares total.  We ended up only getting 12 squares.  This worked well with a frame that I already had.  So here is my project!

NC Demo Group 2 inch square swaps

Here is another picture before I put it in the frame.

NC Demo group 2 inch frame

The frame I used was a yard sale find.  It's great for a 3D project and closes on the sides with magnets.  It's pretty cool.  The opening measures 8 x 10.  I used a piece of the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack in Tranquil Tide for my background.


NC Demo frame top

These squares were made by Karen Browning, Judy Pinner, me, Cheryl Snow, Lisa Pressley, and Kathryn Lovell.  I went left to right top row and second row.  See the variety of product used!

NC Demo frame bottom

These squares were made by Kathy Acton, Karen Redoski, Tamra Davis, Laura Thacker, Beth Queen, and Wanda Smith.  I just love the creativity.

NC Demo Group 2 inch square swaps

Thanks for looking at my blog today.  You can follow me on Pinterest here.  See you next time!

Bonus Days 1

A Mini Sequin Trim Seat Gift, Oh Yeah!

I've been blogging about my Stampin' Bingo event.  If you are interested in the Make & Takes we made for the event, go here and here.  As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I love to shower my friends with a seat gift for each Bingo event.  This time I just couldn't resist using the new Mini Sequin Trim.  It comes in black, gold, and silver.  I decided to give a sampling of each.  Here's the seat gift!

Mini Sequin Trim Seat Gift

Isn't this just so cute and sparkly!  There's lots of metallics here.  Each package has 1 1/2 yards of each trim.  I was able to get 6 gifts from each spool of trim.  This did take a little while to assemble, but it makes a really cute package!

  • Start with the 3 x 6 Gusseted Bag.  I didn't really need the gusset, but this bag is the perfect size.  When you put the card into the bag, just put it in front of the gusset.  You get 25 gusseted bags.
  • Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White 2 5/8 x 5.  Also cut a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate the same size, 2 5/8 x 5.  
  • Cut all of the trim in 1 1/2 yard lengths.  Wind each piece around the two papers. I just held the papers together while I wrapped the trim around.  Tie the trim to keep it in place.  I used the 1/8 inch ribbon in gold and silver. I also used the 1/4 inch natural trim in gold.
  • The header was made using the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Cut each piece 3 x 3 and fold in half.   I used all of the colors in the pack, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Fresh Fig.
  • Using the colors in card stock stamp the sentiment from Blooms & Wishes in Versamark.  Add gold embossing powder and melt it with the Heat Tool.  Cut this oval out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Attach half of one of the smallest Metallic Foil doilies to the bottom.  Attach to the header.  Add the header to the bag with one of the Gold Binder Clips.

Mini Sequin Trim Seat Gift

I think everyone was thrilled with their gift.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm thrilled that you did.  Want some of these supplies? Go to my Product List.  It will take you to my online store.

Product List

Striped Treat Bags! Gold Striped!

I shared our first Make & Take from Stampin' Bingo earlier here.  It was the Daisy Vase.  Today I have our second Make & Take.  We are decorating the Striped Treat Bag. That bag is so shiny and gorgeous!  It will certainly be great for a little gift.  Here's is the bag we decorated.

Striped Treat Bags M & T

Of course I wanted to highlight some of the new colors and some of the new products from the new 2017-2018 annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  I featured four of the new In Colors.  Why didn't I use all 5?  Well, I'm still asking myself that question.  I guess I just felt like it had enough.  We used Powder Pink, Festive Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide.

The Lovely Words Thinlits Dies were used to cut the word friend out of Tranquil Tide. You will also need to use the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  Put that oval around the friend die.  They coordinate so well together!

The rest of the cut outs are from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  The leaves are in Lemon Lime Twist.  The Fresh Fig flower actually uses 2 dies.  There is the outside die and then the detailed die.  Just place the detail inside the outside shape and cut it all out at one time.  The Powder Pink flower is done just the same.  A detailed die fits inside.  That's kind of neat, isn't it?

Glue down all of the pieces and you are done!  Find someone who needs a gift!

Striped Bag close up

Here's a close up.  I must say I love those flowers.  In fact I used these flowers on a card I showed recently here.  Take a look.  It's a really pretty card.

Striped Treat Bags M & T

Short and sweet today.  I hope you liked my project!

Product List