Category Archives: 3D and altered art

To-Do List

Hello! I’m sharing a different type of project today for the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps May release. I started making cards recently for our church card ministry and I thought it would also be nice to decorate some mini composition notepads that people can use for sermon notes, prayer journals, etc. I picked the notepads up at Walmart. They are pretty colors in packs of three.

Product links: To-Do List, Your Story, Scribble Flowers Bundle (also sold separately).

The new set, To-Do List, was perfect for this project, as well as the older set, Your Story. I combined them with some flowers… I couldn’t decide if I wanted to place the same color of flower on each notepad or mix them up, so I made some both ways!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy To-Do List, Your Story, Scribble Flowers Bundle; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Certainly Celery, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Sweet Sugarplum; accessories- MISTIGemini Jr., Copics, Scor-Tape, notepads.

Stamp & Swap projects

Today I’m sharing some projects that I made for our recent Stamp & Swap gathering, an all-day stamping event with friends. It’s always a fun time to get together with friends!

The first one is a card I made for my “shoebox”. Everyone prepared supplies for all of the attendees to make their project. I used the Spellbinders Sharyn Sowell Tree Picking die with some Paper Studio Christmas Plaid paper from Hobby Lobby to create a Double Z-Fold card. I also used the Cuttlebug Winter House embossing folder and the sentiment is from the retired Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Wondrous Miracle.

The base of the card is 4 1/4 x 11 and the front strip is 7/8 x 11. Both were scored @ 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. The plaid layers are 2 1/2 x 4 and 4 x 5 1/4. The black is 2 1/2 x 4, and the white embossed piece is 2 3/8 x 3 7/8.

The red die cut was just a bit too long for the card front, so I cut the cat off the end and adhered it under the tree as I saw in another card sample (unknown).

I participated in 2 swaps…the first is the 6×6 recipe swap. For this one I used some old wood mounted Cambell’s kid and soup can stamps (1997 Stamp Affair- J1860, L1867) . The oval in the center was computer generated.

The other swap I participated in is the ATC Coin swap. Here I used Rubber Stampede Charlie Brown XMAS Tree, SNSS Christmas Wordfetti and Cheerful Snowmen (snowflakes).

My last project is a stamped note cube. These are not sticky notes, just a stack of paper glued on one side. I have some of these left from many years ago so I don’t have a source but you can search for blank note cube. The SU! Poinsettia Petals set was used with Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, and Hello Honey inks. Some Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers. When finished, I wrapped it up in a cello bag.

Thanks for looking!

Halloween party matchbook

Good morning! I am helping to fill in on the Art Impressions blog again this week and I’m back with another fun Matchbook project. If you missed the birthday matchbook I shared two weeks ago, you can check that out HERE. I have a pic in that post of just how tiny they are! These cute little 3-D scenes fold up and slip into a tiny envelope! This time I used images from several sets and created a little Halloween birthday party scene. Do you know someone with an October birthday who likes to celebrate it Halloween style?

Today I used 5319- Birthday Set5323- MB Wall Accessories5317- MB Template Dies5318- MB Envelope Dies, 5320- MB Kitchen Set, 5324- MB Cat Accessories, and 5038- Ghoul Friend Set.

The pumpkin face inside the picture frame is from a scrap of patterned paper. The tablecloth was also paper pieced and in the photo below you can see the patterned paper “rug” under the table. (Recollections- Midnight Magic Halloween and Doodlebug- Halloween Parade.) The tiny moon and cloud are from very old small McGill punches.

The back…

I hope you try these…they’re so fun! Thanks for popping in and have a great week!

Ai Birthday Matchbook

Hello! I have a super fun project to share today. I was thrilled to be asked to make a project for the Art Impressions blog today. I love Ai images and recently ordered some of the Matchbook series. I couldn’t wait to try them out and I wasn’t disappointed. They are adorable! You can customize the sweetest little 3-D scenes that fold up and slip into a tiny envelope! I used the birthday set with some old My Mind’s Eye papers (Dolled Up) to make a little party scene.

For this project, I used 5319- Birthday Set, 5323- MB Wall Accessories, 5317- MB Template Dies, and 5318- MB Envelope Dies.

Just to show the size of it folded up, here’s the envelope in my hand! This is the smallest card I’ve ever made! lol.

A few more photos of the inside…the cake table and cupboard pop away from the back wall. The tiny windows are optional to die cut but it’s so cute with them. Each accessory image has tabs on them to make it easy to adhere.

This is what it looks like opened up…

There’s even a die included to make a little stand on the back to help keep it standing up.

Folded up and ready to slip in the envelope…

If you like miniatures, you need to check these out! Thanks for popping in and have a great week!

thrill of hope ornament

I’ve had this clear plastic fillable photo ornament that I picked up at Michael’s for a few years and finally put it to use! They can be filled with a photo or the center piece can be removed to fill it with 3-D items. I decided to keep the center piece and attach 2 stamped circles to it, then add a little Martha Stewart Snow Glitter from my stash.

I loved the trees from Thrill of Hope stamped in red on these cards and I decorate my tree in red, sooo….

The inks I used are Memento Tuxedo Black and SU! Real Red and Smoky Slate. I used a Spellbinders Small circle die.

Side view…

Have a wonderful Sunday and stay warm!

 

mish mash 2

Just popping in with a variety of recent projects… a banner, treats, and cards.

Our granddaughter turned one and I was long overdue in making her a name banner! I picked up the string of pompoms somewhere (Target dollar spot??) a long time ago and saved it for this purpose. All I had to do was make the letter banners and slide the pompoms to place.

I used the Altenew Bitty Bloom 3D and Bold Alphabet dies along with Momenta Banner and Intricate Nested Shapes dies. Papers used: white, gray, SU! Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Raspberry Ripple, Pear Pizzazz, and MME- Heirloom papers.

I scored and folded the tops of the banners to allow for the thickness of the string. Some Scor-Tape secured them after they were placed over the string.

I also made a pile of Halloween treats, pretty much following the directions in the SU! Paper Pumpkin kit. Lots of pieces were leftover for future projects.

The layout of this card was copied from our demonstrator friend, who CASED this card by Cindy Elam. The rose gold leaves here were cut with Lawn Fawn dies and are quite pretty in person.

The last two cards were made with Stamptember sets from Simon Says Stamp. The first set is by Altenew, called Framed Friendship, and I used the same sketch that I used on a previous card.

The second Stamptember set I used is Tim Holtz’ Snarky Christmas Cats. The red plaid paper is a scrap that matches the white plaid. I simply matched it up and layered it on.

Thanks for looking! 🙂

 

Faith-dex Psalm 17:8

Hello! I am jumping on the Memorydex bandwagon today. A few years ago I was interested in these cards but never got around to creating one. Back in 2015, Heidi Swapp came out with the punch, some dies, and cards, etc. to fit into her Memorydex box (sort of like a library card system). She also has a spinner type rack (shown here). These are based on the old Rolodex system but with fun, creative cards rather than addresses/phone numbers.

Fast forward to today… some Bible journalers are now creating these cards with faith based inspiration and bible verses on them as a fun, creative reminder to keep on display. The SNSS Creative Worship group is focusing on these a bit this month and have dubbed them “Faith-dex” cards.  So what better time for me to jump in?

Before I get to my card, there have been lots of questions about where to purchase the supplies. Here are some of the supplies I am starting with… Heidi Swapp Memorydex holder and Oval dies, Tabs dies, Everyday Kit, Monthly cards and punch. Some people make their own tray to hold them and others sell them. Just do a search for Memorydex tray.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Singing Praises stamp set and stamped one of the birds onto patterned paper. This was added to a brown die cut card and I added the fringe trim with Scor-tape.

Here’s the Heidi Swapp Memorydex holder. As far as the size of these cards, there seems to be some variance on the height but as long as they are no more than 4″ wide and 3 3/4″ high (for those who use the spinning Memery-dex), then you should be good! You can cut your own cards and punch the holes on the bottom. If you don’t have the Memorydex punch yet, there are tutorials on how to measure and punch with a regular hole punch.

I made a few extras for a swap!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Singing Praises; paper- vanilla, brown, SU! Pear Pizzazz and Etcetera dsp; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa; accessories- MISTI, Heidi Swapp Memorydex holder and Tabs dies, foam dimensionals, fringe trim, Scor-tape, 1 3/8″ circle punch, CC Designs Vine die, Prima flowers, pearls, EK Success heart punch.

flamingo pocket letter

Hello! It’s the first day of Summer so I thought I’d share a summery project today. Last week I revisited the Pocket Letters. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I last created one so I agreed to do a swap.

I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Be a Flamingo and Life & Lemons stamp sets. If you aren’t familiar with pocket letters, it is basically a baseball card sleeve which is filled with 9 ATC size (2 1/2 x 3 1/2) creations. When done, it easily folds into thirds and slips into a business size envelope. Kind of like a pen pal letter made up of baseball sized cards.

Here’s a few closer pics…

On the back I thought it would be fun to include a few summer recipes along with my notes to her. I also made a simple mini book that was tucked in the bottom left pocket. The arrows are from the Note This stamp set.

To make the little mini book, I just sort of winged it and quickly came up with my own measurements. I started with a 2 1/4 x 4 piece of cardstock for the cover and scored it @ 2. Then I cut 5 pieces of copy paper 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 and folded them in half. I layered them and trimmed the edge a bit, then inserted it in the cover and stapled it all together with a Tiny Attacher (mini stapler).

It’s fun to create something other than a card. These look so much cuter in person. I hope you try one!

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be a Flamingo, Life & Lemons and Note This; paper- white, black, SU! Daffodil Delight and Pink Pirouette, Echo Park- Summer Fun; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, The Paper Studio yellow doily, EK Success Pineapple punch, Dymo label maker, SU! Decorative Label and oval punch, Die-Namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window & Banner Strip dies, Couture Creations Pretty in Pink embossing folder (flamingoes), Stickles, gemstones.

Mer-mazing card and gift bag

Good morning! If you haven’t seen it yet, there’s a FUN new release at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps! Today I’m sharing two projects with the adorable Mer-mazing stamp set by SNSS’s newest illustrator, Jenn Nilsson.

First, I made an acetate tent card with the sweet mermaid and sea gull. I started with a 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 piece of cardstock and scored it @ 1 3/4, 7 1/4, 8 1/4, and 9 1/4. Mountain fold all scored lines except the 8 1/4 score which is Valley folded. I die cut some waves on the top & bottom sections of the front and then a piece of clear acetate was attached to them.

I added some blingy stickers to the acetate for bubbles, the center of the flower in her hair, and even placed one for a belly button. lol.

I love to decorate gift bags but don’t do it often enough! So I thought the little mermaid would be a cute way to dress up this plain chevron bag.

I gave her some fun hair color this time and popped her up on some banner die cuts. (I even made a small dent in the eyelets still in my stash!)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Mer-mazing; paper- white, SU! Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana, Echo Park- Party Time; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals, Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, clear acetate, Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Borders, glitter stickers (Stampendous Dot Sparklers Gold and Starform Turquoise/Silver, gift bag, Art Impressions 5134- Banner Double Stitched Dies, Darice Mermaid Scales embossing Folder, eyelets, baker’s twine.

Paper Pumpkin calendar kit

Hello! This month’s SU! Paper Pumpkin kit is a hanging calendar. I rarely get these kits done right away but I wanted to get this one put together to start the year off. Here’s what it looks like…

I wanted to alter my calendar though. Some people are turning it into cards but I decided to keep it a calendar and just switch out the stamps used. I had fun looking for images that would fit/work for each month. Some are brand new sets and many are old…some are SU! and others are from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. One is a Classic Pooh! Here’s what I came up with…

Have a great day!

stamps used-

SU!- Million-Dollar Moments (raindrops), Incentive stamp (duck), Sweet Summer, Kindness Matters, Watercolor Minis, Sweeter Treaters

Sweet ‘n Sassy- Crazy About Snowmen, Heart Candy, Happy Home, You’re A Star, Leaf Silhouettes, Falling Leaves, Peace on Earth

Classic Pooh- All Night Media- Promise Me