Category Archives: 3-D projects

Awesome Product on Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals imageThis week we have some really great items available at a discount but for only this week. I know I am going to order the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details. I haven’t used it yet but am ready for some gold glitz for Christmas cards.

And how about that…3 Big Shot dies. I already have all of them so I won’t be able to take advantage of the discount but YOU will! Look how cute the hamburger box is. It is one of the dies that is in the Weekly Deals.

Hamburger Box die

Have you tried paper piercing yet? This is a quick way to add little details on your card and the paper-piercing packs have the spacing already figured out for you. You will also need the Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199) to put under the paper-piercing packs so you don’t pierce your work top. The Stampi’ Pierce Mat is also a perfect cushion to put your cardstock on when you are stamping with the new photopolymer stamps. It helps ensure a good stamped image.

So check out the details of these Weekly Deals and order them while supplies last by clicking on the links below.

Holiday Seasonal Catalog is here!

handmade Christmas card created with the Snowflake Card Thinlit

It’s not too soon to be starting to make your Christmas cards and the Holiday Seasonal catalog has wonderful stamp sets and supplies with which to make them. The best news is that you can order from the catalog beginning tomorrow, Aug 28! What? You don’t have one? Well I’d be delighted to send you one for FREE. Email me with your phone number and best time to call you so we can have a conversation about how you can get one totally free from me.

Do you love the label card and circle card thinlits? Then you will be excited as I am to see this Snowflake card thinlit in the new catalog! It even has the thinlits to cut out snowflakes. And to make it even sweeter, the thinlits will cut the Glimmer paper! Yay!

This Snowflake card thinlit is part of the All Is Calm Suite which has beautiful designer series paper, coordinating stamp sets, and embellishments. Check out this suite on pgs 20 – 23 in the Holiday Seasonal Catalog.

The supplies needed for this card are below. Click on the links to order them through my online store.

Terrific Tuesday – Cool Like That Giftables

Cool Like That Giftable Templates BoxesThis Cool Like That Giftable Templates (136573) digital download for MDS is one of the nine new downloads that were released for June. Like I said last week, Stampin’ Up! is changing the focus a little in it’s MDS offerings and instead of releasing new downloads each Tuesday, they are releasing a group of them on the first Tuesday of each month and have more MDS downloads featured in the annual catalog. I will feature one of those downloads each Tuesday of the rest of the month.

I fell in love with this download when I saw samples made with it in the 2014-2015 annual catalog and it is the first one I ordered this month. I received a Silhouette Cameo e-cutter from Ron for Christmas and am just starting to learn how to use it. This Cool Like That Giftables Templates is perfect to use with an e-cutter. Stampin’ Up! has designed many downloads to be used either with an e-cutter or to cut out by hand. They even have an e-cutter category for those files in the online MDS catalog.

These templates can make either little bags or boxes. There are perforated lines on the sides to facilitate making the box into a bag. Some of the stamps in the kit can be added to the bag/box punches and when sent to the e-cutter, these stamps can be cut out like the samples I have in the photo. When you do this, be aware of which part of the box/bag will be the front. In the case of the samples, I paced the stamp on the same side as the flap so I couldn’t make it a bag with the flap folding down over the opening.

I urge you to purchase this Cool Like that Giftable Templates download by clicking on the link or visiting my online store. Have fun seeing what you can create with it. Remember that you can print the project on cardstock or designer series paper and cut them out by hand. You don’t have to have an e-cutter to enjoy the download.


MDS Monday – Sunshine and Sprinkles

Checkbook cover created with MDS and Sunshine & Sprinkles EnsembleDid you know you could use MDS to create a checkbook cover? With the Custom project option, you can easily make any size project you want up to 24″ x 24″! For my checkbook cover I chose a project size of 6.5″ x 7″. I added a square punch sized 6.5″ x 3.5″ to the bottom half my project and filled it with the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper – 15. After filling the punch I double clicked on it and clicked the minus magnifying glass 3 times to reduce the size of the raindrops. I also reduced the opacity to 80% so my printing would show up better. Then I copy, pasted, and flipped the rectangle and positioned it on the top half. This way the raindrops would still be falling when the checkbook cover was folded in half.

Back view of checkbookI grouped three of the umbrella embellishments from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Ensemble (130668) on the front of the checkbook and used the same umbrella to make a line of them on the back.  Then I printed the cover out on Whisper White card stock. I purchased the plastic checkbook cover from Stamp on This but I can’t find a website for them any more. Here is a link to another place that sells the clear plastic covers.

I am so excited to be able to create this checkbook cover to match my Soggy Stamper branding!

Supplies: (Click on the links or visit my online store to order any supplies you need.)
MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Sunshine & Sprinkles Ensemble (130668)- embellishments- umbrella multi
Basics/1.25 Square Punch,  Filled with: Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper – 15 from the Sunshine & Sprinkles Ensemble

Baby Pop-up Box Card

Baby Pop-up Box CardI love making these pop-up box cards! They are easy to make but can take a lot of time depending on the amount of embellishments you add to the card. However much time you spend, the card is sure to surprise and please the recipient.

I used a mixture of current and retired supplies on this baby card. The stamp sets are the retired Bundle of Joy set, the Easy Events set and the balloons came from a long-retired frame set. I used Pink Pirouette cardstock (111351) and a Blushing Bride pattern from the 2013 – 2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (130136) for the base of the card.

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Glittery Gift Bow Bigz Die Packages

I wanted to make a special package for the gifts for our daughters and had these bows made from Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Gift Bow Bigz die laying on my stamping table. I used the Envelope Punch Board to make the thin boxes from Silver Glimmer Paper. The belly band used to close the box is from Island Indigo card stock. These are so sparkly and beautiful in real life that I almost hate to give them away.

Both the Gift Bow Bigz die and the Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper will no longer be available after Jan 2 when the new Occasions catalog will begin. If you are like me and can imagine all the uses for the bow die and don’t have it yet, don’t wait…order it before it is too late!

Here is the list of the items that will be carried over Holiday_Carryover_2014_US-3 and some of the product from the Holiday catalog will be in the Occasions catalog. Check out the list and give me a call if you wonder what items from the Holiday catalog are in the new Occasions catalog. Then place your order through my online store or email it to me.

Paper – Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (132341), Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), Island Indigo card stock (122923)
Other – Gift Bow Bigz die (129977), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150)


Looking for a child’s card? Check this one out!


Deco Label Pop 'N Cut

I created this card for my great-granddaughter who turned 5 in late November. I love this lizard with the balloons from the Tag It stamp set. I colored the stamp with markers to get the different colors on the stamp. I the card stock is one of the retired pinks, Regal Rose, and I used Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper.

So, this is a cute card just looking at the card front, but wait until you see the inside!

Monster Maniac Pop 'N CutYep! It is a Pop ‘n Cuts card using Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts die and the Label Pop ‘n Cuts insert that coordinates with the Deco Label Framelits. Or maybe it is the other way around. The Deco Label Framelits coordinate with this insert. :op Here is a close-up of the label.

Monster Maniacs stamp set

I think the Monstermaniacs stamp set is perfect for kids’ cards. Although they are monsters, they are loveable. Hmmm…sort of like kids themselves? The greeting banner was stamped with Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and cut out with a Bitty Banners Framelits. I punched holes in the banner and used Island Indigo Baker’s Twine to hang it between the monster’s hands. I also fussy cut some balloons from the Birthday Basics dsp for the monster to hold.

Finally, I needed a gift bag for the present and created it out of 1 1/2 sheets of the party hats pattern of the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper. The bag measures 6″ wide x 9″ tall x 3″ deep. I love that the bag and card go match. You’d not likely find anything that matches so well at a Hallmark store!

Gift bag created using Birthday Basics dsp

To create these projects for yourself, order the supplies by clicking on the links below or visiting my online store and clicking on the ‘shop’ button. Email me if you want the directions for the gift bag. It is really quite simple to make.

Stamps – Itty Bitty Banners (126257-clear, 132022-wood), Tag It (130303-clear, 130300-wood) Monstermaniacs (134972 – only comes in clear mount)
Inks – Garden Green, Rose Red, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write markers
Wild Wasabi ink pad
Paper – Regal Rose (retired) and Whisper White card stock,
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145)

Other – Deco Labels Collection Framelits (130102), Labels Collection Framelits (125598),
Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (125575), Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts die (130099), Label Pop ‘n Cuts  insert (130160), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)








Another use for the Gift Bow Bigz Die

I really like this Gift Bow Bigz die for the Big Shot as it quickly makes beautiful bows out of paper. But what else can we do with it? Well, take a look at this!

Bow side

Another use for the Gift Bow Bigz Die








I needed a birthday present for a great-granddaughter’s 5th birthday and got this idea from another demo. The fabric is one of Stampin’ Up!’s retired fabrics which has the same color as the headband. Lucky me! I love the white polka dots with the bright pink background and know it will look wonderful against my great’s dark hair.

So how did I make this? I first put Heat and Steam adhesive between two layers of fabric that was the size of the die. Then I ran the fabric/die sandwich through the Big Shot. I used a hot glue gun to put the bow together. I glued the tail ends together first. I added a strip of the silver ribbon to one side of the bigger bow using glue dots at the ends and in the middle to hold the ribbon in place. I used hot glue to adhere the ends of the loops in the middle with the ribbon side out. Then I glued it to the tails. By accident, I only allowed enough prepared fabric to cut out one of the smaller bow loops so I just made one loop for the center of the bow. I rapped the small strip around the whole bow, securing the ends with hot glue. Finally I glued loops of the silver ribbon to the bow, tucking the ends under the other loops. The final step was to glue the center of the bow to the head band. Voila! A quick and beautiful headband for a darling little girl!

Click on the links below to order the Stampin’ Up! supplies for this project or visit my online store and click on the shop button.

Supplies:Stamps – none
Inks – none

Other – Gift Bow Bigz L Die (129977), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Silver 1/8″ Ribbon (132137), cotton fabric, Steam A Seam 2, purchased headband, Hot Glue Gun

Bunny Butt Easter Treat Toppers


Bunny in Hole

I love this little Easter bunny in his bunny hole punch art. I adapted a card created by Tara Bazata to make these toppers for the treats I am sending two of our great-granddaughters. I used the 1 3/4" circle punch for the bunny's body and to punch out the hole. Both his feet and ears are made with the large oval punch and the retired smaller oval punch. His face is the ornament punch, his cheeks are 3/4" circle punches and his nose is the smallest heart of the retired Three Hearts punch. To save time, I just drew on his eyes and whiskers. The original card had punched black circles and linen thread for the whiskers. His tail was punched with the scalloped circle in the Itty Bitty Punch set. Finally, I punched out the greeting with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. I made a total of 16 toppers. Once I got the first done, the rest went quite quickly. They had to as I am definitely a procrastinator when I am stamping something that has to get in the mail! Order the supplies to make this cute bunny topper by clicking on the items in the supply list or visiting my online store 24/7.

Have a joyful and blessed Easter,

Sue Erickson


Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (w-115370, c-127802)
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Primrose Petals Stampin' Write Marker, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Punches: 3/4" circle punch (119873), 1 3/4" circle punch (119850), Large Oval Punch (119855), retired oval punch, Ornament Punch (119847), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Ticket Duo Builder Punch (126883)



Petal Cone Easter Basket and a tip

Petal Cone Bigz L Die Basket

The ladies in our Craig/Klawock card group made this darling Easter Basket on Sunday. It is made using the Petal Cone Bigz L die. Yes, it is! Here is how:

1. Cut out two of the dies and fold them in half along the long score line.

2.  Place the score line by the petals on the 2" mark of a Stampin' Trimmer and score the die cut. Turn the die cut over and do the same thing on the other side.

3.  Repeat with the other die cut.

4.  Now place the score line by the petals on the 3" mark and cut the point of the die cut off.

5.  With a pair of scissors, cut up from the bottom cutting line to score line you made in step 2. Trm off the narrow flap at the score line.

6. Put your basket together with sticky tape, folding up the bottom flaps. Be careful to keep the basket square.

7. Cut a strip of designer series paper 3/4" x 9" for the handle and secure with glue dots.

8. Cut two of the large Delicate Doilies, cut them in half, and adhere them to the basket flaps.

9. Decorate your basket as desired.

Now for the tip! To get the Delicate Doilies to cut cleanly through, you need to run the die and paper through the Big Shot back and forth several times. It is important to have relatively unscored cutting plates for this process! I used the original ones that came with my Big Shot several years ago and they were deeply scored. That scoring caused marks on the card stock and deep marks in the foam of my die. I discovered that if you gently heat the foam with your heat tool, those marks will almost disappear. You have to be very careful to not apply the heat too long at any one time and not be too close or you might melt the foam. However, it really did smooth out the foam on my die significantly!!!

I colored the 5/8" Flower Trim by filling a Stampin' Spritzer about 3/4 full with 70% rubbing alcohol and added about 10 drops of So Saffron refill ink. Then I sprayed the flowers.

Now for the list of supplies for the basket:

Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (129311)
Whisper White Card Stock 8 1/2" x 11" (100730)
So Saffron Classic Ink Refill (105225)
Petal Cone Bigz L Die (121810)
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit (126999)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
5/8" Flower Trim (126869)
Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119257)
Stampin' Trimmer (126889)
Stampin' Spritzer (126185)

To order these supplies or any other supplies you need, either click on the lins or visit my online store. I am holding a virtual workshop which ends tomorrow evening. Use this hostess code 3SWVFAE2 when placing your order and when the workshop total reaches $150, your name will be put into a drawing to be the mystery hostess. Remember there are only a few days left for Sale-a-bration so take advantage of this great sale today!

Until your next visit…blessings,
Sue Erickson