Category Archives: 3D Projects

Tutorial Tuesday: Origami Treat Holder

As I promised yesterday I have a quick tutorial for you on how to make the cute Origami Treat Holder I posted.  Four quick folds and you’re done!

Before I get started I need to apologize about my photos.  Not sure why they’re all different colors.  Hmmm…. I guess I better work on that.  Sorry!

Origami.1Start with a 6″ by 6″ piece of designer series paper.







Origami.2Turn your paper on the diagonal.  I found that making this treat holder on grid paper makes it so much easier.






Origami.3Take the bottom point of your diagonal square and fold it up to meet the top point so that you have a triangle.





This is the step where your grid paper really comes in handy.  Take the point on the right and fold it up to a point and the left leg of your triangle.  You’ll know you’re in the right spot when the top edge of the piece you’re working with is completely horizontal (line up perfectly with a grid mark) and parallel with the bottom edge of your triangle.


Origami.5Now take the left corner and fold it over so that the top edge will line up with the top edge of the right side and your point will meet at the point of the fold on the right.






Origami.6The final step is to take the top point and fold it towards the bottom edge of your treat holder along the top horizontal edge.

That’s it!  Now you can decorate as you please!  I did find that it wants to unfold so what I do is just stick my fingers in the opening and kind of flex the front out a little and it should stay folded.  Easy Peasy!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Basket Bunch Treat Holder

Basket Builder Origami.0417Whew!  Easter is over.  I’ve had a busy couple of weeks.  First I was in the MN Homeland for a week and when I came home it was Holy Week already.  That meant a long choir rehearsal on Wednesday, singing in a cantata on Good Friday and two early services on Sunday…and that was just the church stuff!  I had to hit the grocery store and make deviled eggs, Frango Mint Cheesecake and Easter potatoes for dinner yesterday!  Like I said…whew!  Now I can just sit back and enjoy life.

Easter is over but I still wanted to share with you this adorable little treat holder.  I made this for my table mates at the On Stage event in Minneapolis.  This was one of those projects that made me all happy when I finished it.  It turned out so dang cute!

This little folded treat holder is SO easy.  I will make a little tutorial today and share it with you tomorrow instead of trying to explain it here without pictures.

My favorite part of this treat holder is the little label with the chocolate bunny.  The bunny and the sentiment are both from the wonderful Basket Bunch Bundle.  FYI…the Basket Builder Bundle (which includes the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builder framelits) is on the retiring list but as of today both of these items are still available.  If you purchase them separately, the stamp set is 20% off and the framelits are 50% off!  These are great items for you stash as Easter does come around every year!  🙂

You can shop right here in my online store!  Don’t miss out on these fun items.  How can you resist that cute little chocolate bunny and that fabulous sentiment! 🙂

Say…did you notice that my bunny is kind of shiny and looks more 3D?  Well…let me tell you how I did that….

After I stamped the bunny and die cut him I colored his eye with my Chalk Marker and my Basic Black Marker.  Then I took my Fine-Tip Glue Pen and “colored” him in!  Do you remember Crystal Effects?  It works just like that to give the raised, shiny look!  How fun is that?  You’ll have to try it on something!

Don’t forget to buy the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builder framelits at those fabulous low prices!  You’re going to want them next Easter!  🙂

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Hey, Chick Barn


Is this not one of the cutest things you’ve ever seen?!!!  If you don’t have the Sale-a-bration stamp set Hey, Chick you are going to want it now!  The Hey, Chick stamp set was definitely the first Sale-a-bration item I had to have.  I love those chicks and am going to be very sad to see them go!

Wouldn’t it be fun to make something clever like this?  You can find all of the details here.  It looks like this project was a collaboration.  Very talented souls.  That’s for sure!  I have seen a lot of sampler type projects around on the internet.  I’m going to have to put my thinking cap on sometime and create one….maybe even offer a class!  🙂

Don’t miss out on Sale-a-bration!  It’s over on March 31st.  That will be the last day you can get the adorable Hey, Chick stamp set and other fun items.

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Popcorn Treat

Camp Popcorn Box.0217At my team Stamp Camps we serve a lunch and also an afternoon treat.  During our past camps we’ve had delicious decorated cookies but for this camp my friend Jan made these fun little popcorn boxes with yummy caramel corn.

Jan used the Popcorn Box Thinlits found on page 191 of the Annual Catalog.  Aren’t they cute?  I actually don’t have these thinlits but they’re definitely on my wish list now!  There’s also a stamp set that coordinates with the thinlits called Ready to Pop.  You can get them together in a bundle for 10% off!  How great is that?!  You can check out the stamp set and the bundle on page 17 of the Annual Catalog.

Everything Jan used on these cute little boxes is current except for the ribbon she used to wrap the cello bag.  The ribbon on the box itself is actually a Sale-a-bration item that you can get for FREE with $50 order.  The Ready to Pop Bundle is only $44 so if add a package of designer paper or card stock you’ll be at the $50 and can get the Sale-a-bration ribbon or any other Sale-a-bration item for FREE!

Hmmm….I’m getting hungry for popcorn!  Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Succulent Garden

Succulent.Camp.0217Yesterday I mentioned that my team held a Stamp Camp this past weekend.  A few of our team members got together and made these gorgeous centerpieces for some of the tables.

Wow!  You should see them in person!  Laura, Cindy and Keri used the Succulent Framelits Dies to create these.  Not only did they die cut all of the pieces but inked the pieces to give them dimension and assembled each flower before assembling the whole bouquet.  A lot of work, but definitely worth the effort.

Succulents are big these days.  The Occasions Catalog has an entire suite called Succulent Garden.  You can check it out starting on page 20 of the catalog.  I personally haven’t had a chance to play with this suite but I’m looking forward to it.  Have you played with it yet?  If you have I’d love to see what you’ve done!  Email me a picture to

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Here’s to Cheers!

heres-to-cheers-1-1116Can you believe that Christmas Eve is in one week?!!!  Yikes!  The holiday parties are winding down but if you have a few left then today’s project will be perfect.

It’s a wine tag made with the Here’s to Cheer’s Bundle.  An all tag bundle:  stamps and COORDINATING framelits!  How perfect for holiday giving!  You can make wine tags as well as regular gift tags for gifts.  There’s even a stamp for a food gift that says “Wishing You a Scrumptious Christmas Season”.

Of course my favorite is the wine tag.  🙂

This tag was pretty easy to make.  The hardest part was getting pieces and parts to adhere to the glimmer paper.  Most everything heres-to-cheers-1116on this tag is glimmery!  Why not, it’s CHRISTMAS!!!  You just need to make sure and use a good liquid glue.

I like how the ribbon slides through the tag and adds a little more “wrapping” to the tag.

Well, it’s darn right cold out here in Denver this morning.  My phone says -2 degrees.  We’re spoiled….it doesn’t usually get this cold.  I know….I’m from the MN Homeland but I’ve been in Colorado for over 21 years and I guess my blood has thinned.  Yes.  I’ve become a weenie.

I do have to go out later this morning.  I’m hanging out with some gals from church and we’re making lefse!  I can’t wait!  I love to eat lefse but I’ve never made it.   It should be a fun time.  I hear that some eggnog will be involved too!  🙂

Stay warm!  I know I’m going to try to.  Take care and Happy Stamping!


Simple Saturday: Candy Cane Lane Gift Tag

candy-cane-christmas-1116Easy Peasy!  Who doesn’t love that?

Does this tag look a tad bit familiar?  It should if you’ve scoped out all of the samples in the Holiday Catalog.  (Check page 4!)  Why go to all of the trouble of  designing when there is a perfectly good sample to copy?

There are so many samples in Stampin’ Up! catalogs and so many styles too.  That’s the great thing about SU catalogs….not only do you get to check out great products but you also get to check out great samples for those products!

The only thing I did differently on my tag than what they had in the catalog was I added the red scalloped circle behind the stamped white image.  That’s it!

It was kind of funny in class when we made these.  I usually tell people to stamp your image first and then punch our die cut but in this case I had them die cut the circle first, then stamp to make sure they’d be able to get both the image and the candy on the circle.

Another little thing that I did on the tag was that I first adhered the loop of baker’s twine onto a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock.  I then adhered the designer paper so that the twine was sandwiched between the two papers.  Other than that the tag is pretty straight forward….perfect for Simple Saturday!  🙂

I’m having a little team gathering this morning.  We’re going to have brunch and then make a few cards using products from the new upcoming Occasions Catalog.  It should be a fun time.  Be sure to let me know if you’d like your very own copy of the new Occasions Catalog and the 2017 Sale-a-bration Brochure.  I’ll make sure you get a copy!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Burlap Wreath Ornament

burlap-wreath-1216Yesterday there was a little Christmas party for the ladies at church.  We were suppose to bring an ornament for an exchange.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to bring for my ornament but then I remembered that I had seen a really cute little ornament on a demonstrator-only Facebook page.

Of course I had to scroll and scroll and scroll through things to find it.  (I had saved it but it was a long time ago!).  Once I saw it again I knew I wanted to try to make it.  Lucky for me the gal had included a link to a video where she learned to make it.  The video shows you how to make a full size wreath using a wire coat hanger and thick burlap ribbon but I was able to shrink it down to use Stampin’ Up!’s burlap ribbon!  🙂

Here’s the link to the video.  It is pretty easy.  The beauty of making this wreath is that you really can’t screw it up!  It’s not suppose to look absolutely perfect.  I just kept added ribbon to my wire until it looked full.  Then I put some glue across the end of the ribbon to keep it from fraying.

I decorated my wreath with Real Red Satin Ribbon and the Mini Jingle Bells.  I used my Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue to put the bells and bow on the wreath.  I also used it to stick the ends together around the looped hanger.  Pretty darn cute!  Give it a try.  When you’re done, send me a picture of how you decorated it!  I’d love to see it!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Thankful, Grateful & Blessed

thanksgiving-paper-pumpkin-1116Happy Thanksgiving!  It’s fairly early in the morning and I need to sit down and make my to-do list.  But first I want to let you know that I am truly Thankful, Grateful and Blessed for you, my friends and customers, as well as for everything I have in my life including my Stampin’ Up! business.

This fun little treat holder is from the September Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Yep!  I fell in love with those fun, little test tubes and I had to use them for something.  I didn’t have enough to fill with Halloween treats for the munchkins but I thought I might be able to use them for my Thanksgiving table.

The “grateful” stamp is a very old Stampin’ Up! stamp that I’ve been hanging to for a quite a while.  It sure did come in handy for my Thanksgiving treats.  The M & M’s fit perfectly in the test tubes.  I stocked up the fall M & M’s when they first came out.  When I bought them I had no idea what I would do with them.  I bought about 6 bags and have tons left over as we have a small group of only 18 people joining us for Thanksgiving dinner.  Oh, well.  Better safe than sorry, right?  🙂

I wish you all a wonderful, blessed, thankful holiday!

Cookie Cutter Halloween for Fall!

cookie-cutter-halloween-treat-1116When I saw this cute treat holder online I wanted to try to recreate it for my Thanksgiving table.  The original (from the talented Lori Heiling) was a Christmas design.  I searched my stamp sets for something that said Thanksgiving or Fall and finally decided on the adorable little scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set.

The little treat holder is SO simple.  Just start with a piece of card stock that is 2″ x 8″.  Score at 3 1/4″ and 4 3/4″ and then punch the ends with your Scallop Tag Topper Punch.  Fold along the score lines and add some ribbon to keep it closed!  That’s it!!! So simple.  So cute!  🙂

I wrapped my Hershey nuggets with the Petals & Paisley Designer Series Paper.  I put down a little strip of Tear & Tape and then placed two Hershey Nuggets side by side on the bottom of the treat holder (vertically).  Then I put a little piece of Tear & Tape on the bottom of a third Nugget and placed on top of the other two going in the other direction (horizontally).

To tie my wrapped Nuggets in with the focal point I punched out a 1 3/4″ circle of the same designer paper and adhered it to the front of my treat holder.  Then it was time to stamp, color and punch out my adorable little scarecrow with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  The little crow finishes the project off perfectly, although I did have to fussy cut him!  🙂

So not that I’ve shared this adorable little treat holder with you I have to confess that I’m not using him on my Thanksgiving table.  I’ll show you that tomorrow.

cookie-cutter-halloween-1116But look!  I used the same design on a card!  I sent this card to some of my team members who helped with Stamp Camp last month.  Simple and cute!  My favorite type of card to mass produce!

Have you checked out Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza yet!  Oh my!  So many fabulous products on sale and so little time!  You better get that order in soon so you don’t miss out!  🙂

Have a great day!  Be Thankful!



Halloween Box Card With Drawer

jar-of-haunts-3Happy Halloween!!!!

Yesterday I told you how much I love this little mummy from the  Jar of Haunts stamp set.  I hadn’t had a real chance to play with him but I had a workshop/party a week or so ago and decided to make this fun little box for the hostess.   I was pretty tickled with how cute it turned out.

The box and drawer were pretty easy to make.  I’d explain all of the directions here but my philosophy has always been “Why reinvent the wheel?”…so I’m just going to give jar-of-haunts-2you the link to the blog where I learned how to make it.  One of these days I will figure out how to make a video and start sharing these type of things with you.  Until then…thank you Julie Davison!  🙂

You simply make the drawer/box and then you make a wrapper/outside to go around it.  That’s it!  Of course, don’t forget to fill the drawer with your favorite candy/treat or small gift.

Have a spooky, fun and safe Halloween!  Take jar-of-hauntscare and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday Treats: Halloween Treat

halloween-treat-0916Tuesday Treats!  I think I may have to start a new weekly post….hmm….

Here is a SIMPLE idea for a Halloween treat.  I put some candy in a cello bag.  Tied it with some fun Halloween Night Baker’s Twine and added the fun Halloween Treat tag.  Like I said…simple!  The most difficult part was coloring in the little pumpkins with my Pumpkin Pie marker and that wasn’t tough at all!

I’ve been debating with myself on whether to make little treat bags or something to hand out to all of the little kiddos that come to my door on Halloween.  I usually just give them a handful of candy.  Of course, that would be a lot of little treat bags to make and fill.  I will get around 50 or so kiddos.  The nice thing about just handing out the candy is that I can grab as much or as little as I like.  Decisions.  Decisions.  I’m guessing that with my upcoming schedule the little treat bags are not going to happen.

What do you hand out on Halloween?  Leave a comment and let me know.  Thanks!

Spooky Fun!

spooky-fun-1-0816Are you like me?  Does life seem to get away from you?  I haven’t actually been stressed this week but I haven’t got as much done as I’ve wanted to get done or should have got done.

I have this great notepad that I can list everything that needs to get done each day.  I’m really good at writing on it but somehow I manage not to look at it during the day.  Sheesh!  Oh well, I can only improve, right?  🙂

spooky-fun-treat-0916This Halloween card is the last one that we made in our Fall/Halloween class.  I really like that spooky tree, don’t you?  It’s the perfect background for the adorable pumpkins and the spooky little bats.  The Halloween Scenes Edgelits are so fun and they coordinate with quite a few of the images from the Spooky Fun stamp set.   You know how I love COORDINATION!  🙂

Halloween is coming up FAST!  Yikes!  I really want to play with all of my Halloween products more but I’m in the midst of planning Christmas classes!  Ah….the work of demonstrator is never done.  Ha!

I hope you have a spooky fun day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

A Halloween Treat

halloween-treat-boxAre you looking for a fun and easy Halloween treat holder?  I have just the thing for you!

If you’re like me, you’ve completely overlooked the adorable little Clear Tiny Treat Boxes on page 176 in the regular catalog!  They are 2″ x 2″ x 2″ and absolutely perfect for your Halloween treats!

Fold along the score lines on the box, put together according to the enclosed directions, add a strip of the fun Halloween Night Designer Series Paper and a quick topper.  Now you have your fun and easy Halloween treat!

My treat topper is made using the Layering Circle Framelits and the bat is from the Halloween Scares stamp set.  Easy peasy!  It would take you no time at all to make these for a party or a group of friends.  Get busy!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

It Was a Good Day!

20160720_160027Yes, it was a good day!  My birthday was wonderful even if I did have to turn a year older.  Ha!

I started the day out with breakfast with a friend.  Yummy!  I love breakfasts!  I just kind of relaxed and played a little in my craft room for most of the day.  Then I went out to dinner with my family and then the best part of the day….we went and saw the new Star Trek Beyond!  Woo Hoo!  The perfect ending to a wonderful day!

My lovely customer Sue made me this fun birthday banner!  Isn’t it great?!  It’s definitely something to hang on to and bring out for any birthday celebration.  Thanks Sue!

Well, tomorrow is Stamp Camp so I have a lot of work to get done today in prep for the big day.  No more parties or celebrating.  Definitely no more big meals!  Ha!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!


A Teeny Tiny Gift Box

IMG_7788This adorable little gift box is teeny tiny.  It’s only about 1″ square and fits one Hershey Kiss perfectly.

Yes, this is another find from Pinterest.  How did we ever survive without Pinterest?  🙂

And yes….I’m giving you a link to someone else’s blog so they can show you how to make this adorable little box.  As I mentioned yesterday one of my goals in the near future is to shoot and edit a video for you.  Someday…

This box is really quite easy.  You make it with the Envelope Punch Board!  A few punches and score lines and you have this fun little box.   Once again I used the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  It’s my favorite paper in the Occasions Catalog.

What’s your favorite designer paper in the Occasions Catalog?  Let me know!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Little Gift Purse

IMG_7790 One of the fun parts of getting ready for On Stage (convention) events is making little gifts for my friends who I’ll be hanging out with.  Sometimes it’s a little stressful trying to come up with the idea but making them is always fun.  I actually don’t come up with my own ideas….I get on that wonderful website Pinterest and search until I find something cute to make.  🙂

The first little gift I made was this little purse that one yummy Ghirardelli chocolate candy fits in.  Yep.  Just one.

I used the gorgeous Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper on the purses and then of course had to die-cut a fun little flower with the Botanical Builder Framelits to finish it off.

The outside of my cute little purse is about 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.  I started with a piece of paper that was 5″ x 4″.

Here’s the link to the website and video where I learned how to make this little treat purse.  One of these days I will learn to make my own video and not have to copy others!  Ha!  Honest….one of these days…..  🙂

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!






Mini Treat Bag Birthday Card

IMG_7778We’re off!  Yep!  We’re on our way to Salt Lake City for Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage Event.  Woo Hoo!

There aren’t any Stampin’ Up! events scheduled today so we’re going to hang out, have a nice dinner and then go back to the hotel to play.

We’ve each designed a card and brought all of the pieces and parts with us.  Everything is stamped and die cut for us so all we’ll have to do is put each other’s cards together.  Should be fun.

This is my little card/project for tonight.  I made a birthday card using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  If you read my post from yesterday you know that these thinlits are on the Weekly Deals this week and you can get them at a discounted price!  How great is that?!!!  Check out all of the deals here!  Don’t miss out!  These are the last Weekly Deals ever!

IMG_7780Back to my fun little card….Not only did I use the fun Mini Treat Bag Thinlits but I used my very favorite Bear Hugs Thinlits.   If you’re looking at the first picture and wondering what that pink thing poking out of the bag is….it’s a balloon!  This way you have something to grab on to so you can pull the card out of the Mini Treat Bag easily.   Pretty clever, huh?  🙂

This type of card wasn’t exactly my idea.  I actually received a similar card (without the bear!) at convention last summer.  It’s been sitting on my desk since then waiting for my brain to decide to copy it.  I knew I wanted to use the bear on my project for this evening but wasn’t sure what to do with him.  Then I figured out that he fit perfectly on the front of the Mini Treat Bag and the rest is history!

IMG_7781I used all sorts of fun products on this card.  You can check them all out below.  Don’t you love it when things coordinate like the designer paper and the washi tape!  You do know that it’s my favorite crafting word!  🙂

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!  Don’t forget to like my Stamp by Stamp page on Facebook so you can see all the crazy things we’re doing!

Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit

IMG_7682Have you checked out this kit in the Occasions Catalog (pg. 33) yet?  You really need to.  I had purchased it way back in January and of course it just sat around in my craft room for the longest time.  I finally decided to put it together during classes last week and I am so glad I did!  It’s so fun!

The “cards” are easy to make and quite fun.  In the kit you get the little clip board easel and all of the paper products and accessories to make the “cards”.  You do need the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set (#140958 $17) as well as all of the inks and your own adhesive.  That’s why it’s the perfect project to make in a class with your demonstrator.  (My class is in May!)

Occasions16_p33_a (2)In the second picture here you can see all 13 of the cute “cards” that you make with the kit.

One of the great things about the kit is that all of the die-cut pieces are number by which card they go on (see instruction sheet).  This really made it easy to put things together.  I did take the organization one step further.  Before I started I placed all the pieces and parts for each card in their own cello bag.  That way I wasn’t shuffling through all the pieces every time I was looking for a specific one.  OK….I started the process with the shuffling and the got fed up with it so I organized into the cello bags.  Once I did that putting the pieces together was EASY!  There’s a color picture of each “card” in the directions so you just have to copy what you see!  There are simple written instructions for each card too.

Check out Stampin’ Up!’s video to see how easy it really is!

I would really recommend getting this kit.  It’s so fun and cute!  I can’t wait to come up with some of my own “cards” to add to the mix!

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!

Pyramid Pals Bunny

Playful Pals.0316IMG_7652Look familiar?  It should if you read yesterday’s post.  Yesterday I showed you a bunny card made using the Playful Pals stamp set and the Pyramid Pals Thinlits.  Today I have a little 3-D bunny made with the same two items!  🙂

This little 3-D critter was pretty easy to make.  I just stamped and die cut all the little pieces and put them together.  Oh no!  I just noticed that I forgot her little whiskers!  Poor little bunny!

You make the pyramid base by cutting two  base pieces and adhering them together.  The only thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to put something on the inside of the pyramid like candy and then be able to get it back out without ruining your little critter.  I will definitely let you know how to do that once I get it figured out.

The little pieces like the ears and the tail are easy to adhere to the pyramid because they have little flaps which you can see in the second picture.  I think the little tail really finished off this little bunny, don’t you?  🙂

Now to figure out which little Pyramid Pal to make next.  The photo on page 44 of the Occasions have a number of ideas but wait until you check out Pinterest!  There are TONS of ideas.  Hmmm…

Have a great day!  Take care and Happy Stamping!