3D creations

Daisy Vase

I just had my Stampin' Bingo this past Saturday.  One of our Make & Takes was a Daisy Vase made using a salt shaker.  Yes, I bought the glass two pack from Walmart.  In my area that was $1.29.  I've used these for vases before and I knew they would be an economical way to go.  Here's what we made.

Salt Shaker Daisy Vase

I think it turned out so cute!  And, the best part is that the Daisy punch and the Daisy Delight Bundle are available once again!  The stars have aligned!  Look for them in the Product List below!

Let me tell you first about the vase.  I did add a little grass.  I got this a long time ago at the Dollar Tree.  I think it was around Easter last year.  It perfectly matches our Pool Party.  Don't pack this very tight, just a little.  It's just a little something to hide the stems.  Put a band around the vase using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  I cut it 1 1/2 x 6.  It actually left a little gap, but cutting at 6 inches allowed a better use of the paper.  I used Fast Fuse on the back of the paper.  Leave the opening on a flat side.  That becomes the front of the vase.  Add your tag with dimensionals to hide the opening.  The tag is stamped with a sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set in Calypso Coral on Whisper White.  Punch with the 1 3/8 Circle punch.  Use the 1 1/2 Circle punch from Pool Party to frame it.  Finish off the vase with a bow made from the Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon.

I saw how to assemble these daisies on Facebook one day.  I've looked again and on Pinterest and I can't find it.  I wish I could reference it.  I'll do my best to explain.

  • I picked up a package of wire stems from the floral department of a hobby store. Cut these at 7 1/2, 6, and 5.  There are three for each vase of different lengths.  I wish I knew the name of the tool I used.  My husband strings tennis rackets and I used something he has for that.  Bend the ends to look like this.

Stems 1

Stems 2

  • Punch a 3/4 inch circle from Old Olive.  Pierce a hole in the middle of the circle. Put a glue dot between the pierced hold and the outer edge.  Thread the olive circle through the wire with the glue dot facing up.  Make sure that the glue dot meets the looped end of the wire.
  • Each of my flowers is made up of 3 punched flowers.  I made the flowers in Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight.  Stamp the card stock with the same color of ink and punch.  Curl the petals of each layer carefully using a bone folder.  The three layers are attached using dimensionals.  Off set each layer so the flower looks thick.  Add a large gold faceted gem to the center of the top layer.  
  • Now take the stem with the Old Olive circle.  Load it with a bunch of glue dots. They will be on the top, the same side that the first glue dot is on.  Attach the flower.
  • When all three flowers are made, arrange them in the salt shaker vase!  Enjoy!

Salt Shaker Vase group

So there you are.  I think they are cute!  Wouldn't they be perfect for someone in a nursing home, or just to brighten up your desk?  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you'll try making your own.  SU supplies are listed below.  I'd love for you to click on an image and go to my store.

 

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Peep S'Mores

If you do a search for Peep S'Mores on Pinterest, you will find lots of entries.  I tried them and they are delicious!!!!!  This is my version of Peep S'Mores.

Peep S'Mores

Aren't they cute!  You need graham crackers.  I broke a large cracker in half for two parts.  You also need a snack size Hershey bar, and a Peep.  Put all of this in a zip lock baggie.  Mine measures 6 x 8 and came from a local craft store.  Also add directions to the bag.  These are warmed in the microwave.  Here are the directions I used.

PEEPS S’MORES

Place 1 graham cracker on a microwave safe plate.

Place chocolate on graham cracker.

Place peep on top of chocolate.

Microwave 15 seconds.  Watch it carefully.  It will get big!

Place the other graham cracker on top and press.  Let it sit a few seconds.

Enjoy!  It could be a little messy!

Of course you don't want a little person using the microwave alone!

Peeps

For the headers, I used Pool Party, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, and Blushing Bride.

  • Cut the header card stock at 4 x 4 1/4.  Score at 2 on the 4 inch side and fold.  
  • Staple header to the baggie.
  • Adhere coordinating paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  Put one on the front and one on the back to cover the staples.  Cut these panels at 1 3/4 x 4.
  • The title was printed on my computer and trimmed. 
  • Stamp three peeps from the Basket Bunch stamp set and cut them out with the Basket Builder Framelit Dies.  Use a half dimensional to adhere each peep.  I used Daffodil Delight card stock.

Wouldn't these look great in an Easter basket!  It's just another excuse to buy the Basket Bunch bundle from the Occasions catalog.  I've gone a little crazy with that bundle.  Click below on the product list for the bundle and make those special people in your life a Peep S'More!

 

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NC Blog Hop for February, Favorite Occasions

Welcome to another NC Blog Hop!  I'm so excited to have you come along with us. We are posting about our favorite Occasions catalog item. I don't know how to choose. The catalog is filled with so many wonderful items.  Ask my pocketbook about that!  I can't stop adding to my collection!

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I've been spending this whole week using the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelits Dies.  Today I'm sharing a frame with you.  I will tell you right now that this project was a LOT of hard work.  But now I've done the thinking for you! Warning!  This post might end up being quite long.  Please stay with me.  I have an easier card alternative near the end.  I must say that I am so proud of this frame. Here it is!

Basket Bunch Easter Frame

 

Now, of course there is glare on the frame.  It's impossible for me to take a picture without it, but I've got pictures before it all went into the frame.  Here's just a few details.  The frame is from Ikea and measures 9 x 9.  It is a shadow box.  The background paper for the frame is from Succulent Garden.  Each square is cut from the Stitched Shape Framelits, the next to largest.  Each square is mounted on a scallop square cut from the Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  The colors for this are Tip Top Taupe, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron.  Almost everything is adhered with dimensionals.  You'll use a lot.  Here is a picture of the frame before it went into a frame.

Frame adhered

I think you can see that a little better.  I'm going to tell you a little about each square.

Frame 1

The first square has a background from Succulent Garden.  The grass is Old Olive.  I glued it to a piece of  Whisper White and then cut out a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The bunny is stamped in Early Espresso on Tip Top Taupe.  The egg is Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight

The background paper for the sun is from the Sale-a-Bration paper Carried Away.  The sun is punched using the 3/4 inch circle punch.  The rays are the stem die.  Little clouds are added.  They are cut using the Up & Away Thinlits Dies.

Frame 2

The background paper for the daffodils is from the Tasty Treats Specialty paper.  The daffodils are stamped in black on Daffodil Delight.  The stems and leaves are from Old Olive.

The peeps are on a background from Succulent Garden.  The peeps are alternating Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.  Add a little bow using the Linen Thread.

Frame 3

The basket is on a Succulent Garden background.  The basket is Tip Top Taupe.  It's on a solid basket from Early Espresso.  You can see a little grass peeping behind the eggs. It's Old Olive.  The eggs are Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party.  I did shorten the handle to fit better.  A linen thread bow embellishes the handle.

The carrots square is again on a Succulent Garden background.  Stamp the carrot in Tangerine Tango onto Pumpkin Pie.  The tops of the carrots are stamped in Garden Green on Wild Wasabi.  Trim the tops and glue them on the orange carrots.

Frame 4

The chicks are on a background from the Party Animal Designer Series Paper.  Clouds again were added with the Up & Away Thinlits.  The grass is Old Olive and the chicks are stamped in black on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Color in the beak with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  The tiny basket is stamped in black on Tip Top Taupe.  I did have to fussy cut this basket.  Hint:  cut the handle off and then just match it up when gluing to the paper.

The flowers are stamped in Calypso Coral on coral.  Add leaves in Mint Macaron.  The flower centers are from the Regals Enamel Shapes.

The bunnies are stamped in black.  Color in the bow ties with Pool Party and Calypso Coral markers and ears with a Blushing Bride marker.  Another carrot was added.

So there you have it.

Basket Bunch Frame adhered

So, you just might be thinking that this is fantastic, but who wants to put in this much work. I enjoy working on something like this, but it's not for everyone.  Here's an alternative for you.  Take one of the squares and use that to make your card.  Here is an example.

Basket Bunch card from frame square

This card is on a card base of Pool Party.  There is a layer of Tip Top Taupe and then a layer from the Succulent Garden.  The square on this card does not have all of the dimensionals used for the frame.  I added 5/8 Mini Striped Ribbon in taupe and some Linen Thread.  The sentiment is from the Gift from the Garden stamp set.  

You can adapt any of the squares to make a card.

Frame card

Frame plus card

Thanks so much for looking at my project today.  I am in love with the Basket Bunch bundle!  You can see other samples from earlier in the week here and here and here. Please continue on the hop.  There are more great projects to see.  What will our other participants choose for a favorite Occasions project.  I can't wait to see!

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A list of supplies will follow the list of blog participants.  You need to order this bundle and I would love to have your business.


February Blog Hoppers

Debra Ballance-Byrd -
Tamra Davis

Jo Anne Hewins -  You are here.
Michelle Irinyi

Melissa Kerman -

Tracie Evans Langley -
Sharon Maranich -
Laurie Meier -
Lisa Tedder -
Frances Wagner -

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Bingo: Day 3 of Sharing

I've been sharing some projects from my last Stampin' Bingo event featuring the new Occasions catalog.  Today, I'm going to share the second Make & Take.

Bingo Window Shopping box

The Window Shopping Thinlit Dies really make a cute box.  With Valentine's Day coming up, we needed to make something for the occasion.  To make this box, cut two of the framelit shapes.  I must admit that putting the box together was a little challenging to me.  We all have our problems, right?  I had trouble knowing just where to put the Tear & Tape.  Here's what you need to do.  Watch the Stampin' Up! video.  It really helps.

 

I did cut out the shapes in Tip Top Taupe for all.  Stamp them with the flourish stamp from Falling Flowers in Tip Top Taupe.  As mentioned, I put the Tear & Tape on, too. The Sunshine Wishes Framelits were used to cut the heart in Blushing Bride and the Love in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  Adhere with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

B box top

An empty box is no fun, now is it.  We had to fill the box.  I used the brown or the white packaged Decorative Shred from Dollar Tree.  You just need a little.  And, wait for it, they are filled with the Valentine Little Debbie Cake hearts!!!!

B box w cake

Yes, they are packed in twos.  I separated them into single packs.  Use the Cellophane Gusseted Bags for this and seal them shut with a little washi tape.  I used the Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape.  Be careful putting them in the box.  If it cracks, you may have to eat it and get another.  Ask me how I know!  Look how perfectly they fit in the box.

B box cake inside

You can give me this any day!

B people 3

This rounds out my Bingo event posts.  Feel free to scroll down if you missed the last two posts.  Thanks so much for looking at my blog today.

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Bingo: Day 2 of Sharing

My last post shared the set up for my Stampin' Bingo event.  If you missed it, just scroll down and it should come right up.  Today, I want to share one of the Make & Takes that we made.  

Bingo Succulent Pot

I've seen a lot of gorgeous succulent pots made with the Oh So Succulent bundle.  For my Bingo M & T, I needed to keep it simple.  I did a lot of prep for this activity just to keep things running smoothly.  They seemed quite pleased.

B pot pot

I got the pots from the Dollar Tree.  They come 3 to a pack and stand 2 1/2 inches tall and have a 2 1/2 inch diameter at the top of the pot.  When I got the pots, I wished they were a deeper more richer color.  I sponged each one with Cajun Craze ink.  This took a while for 17, but I do think it was worth it.  I used Linen Thread to decorate the pot.  I wrapped the thread around 3 times and tied it.  I tied a bow and adhered it with a glue dot.  Each pot is filled with Floral Foam cut in pieces, also from the Dollar Tree.  I have seen that others have used a styrofoam ball cut in half.  I think my way might be a little more cost effective.  I then used the glue gun to adhere Reindeer Moss.  Guess where I got that.  Yes, Dollar Tree.

B pot flower

The flower is cut from Rose Red card stock and is sponged in Rich Razzleberry.  I had the layers cut out and ready for each person to sponge.  I cut 2 of the very largest size and we sponged them on both sides.  Sponge just the edges around the outside. Don't worry about getting around each petal.  I used 2 of the next size, then 1, then 2, then 1, then 1 as the sizes descend. Of course there is no right or wrong to the size and number of layers you use.  Sponge the tips of each layer.  No need to sponge the back for the rest of the layers.

Use your bone folder to curl up the petals on each layer.  Be careful.  If you do manage to pull off a petal, no one will ever know.  Just keep going.  You can always use your hands to help smooshe it all together a little more.  I did say smooshe.  The first layer will need to be adhered to the pot.  We used straight pins.  Build your flower up from there.  Be sure to off set the petals with each layer.  We used some dimensionals in the first couple layers and glue dots for the rest.  The yellow in the middle is cut from the Botanical Builders framelits.  Fold it up and adhere with a glue dots.  Once it's all together, you may need to play with it until it looks just perfect. Thanks to Donna, my Master Gardener customer, for the advice on colors to use for my succulent!

B pot sign

My husband brought me the sticks to use in the pot.  They are coffee stir sticks that he picked up in a hotel.  He was so proud as he said I should be able to use them sometime.  They have been waiting in a drawer waiting for me to use them.  Aren't they perfect!  The ovals are in Whisper White and cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits.  The scallop oval is cut from Old Olive using the Layering Ovals Framelits. The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and is from the So In Love stamp set. The flower is from Oh So Succulents.  We made signs for both sides of the stick.  Put the stick around the side of the pot so that the bow is in front.

B pot group

Let's not forget the Lace Doily found on page 51 of the Occasions catalog.  Each person took one home to adhere later so it would not get bent on the way home.

B pot full 2

Here are a few pictures while succulents were being assembled.

B people 6

 

B people 4

 

B people 3

 

B people 1

  I'm so glad you came by today.  Next time I will share our next Make & Take.  It's so cute.  You don't want to miss it!

 

 

 

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