NEW 3D Tutorial Bundle and Blog Hop

Welcome to 2020! It’s January, a New Year, and to celebrate we have a fantastic New offer for you!  It’s the launch of our 3D Tutorial Bundle!  Today, we’re celebrating with a blog hop!  In addition to the 3D Tutorial Bundle, we’re each sharing a second project created using the same stamp set or bundle that has been used in our Tutorial Bundle Project.  The theme for this month is Valentine’s Day.

The projects designed for the 3D tutorial bundle aren’t available elsewhere online.  Therefore, you’ll receive EXCLUSIVE projects in the tutorial bundle.  In addition, you’ll receive both Imperial and Metric project measurements.

By the way, have you checked out the amazing line up of designers for this round?  Yes, they are pretty amazing and talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!


Time for a Sneak Peek of the projects created for the month of January:

If you want to see the full projects and receive the tutorials for each, you will need to get the 3D Tutorial Bundle.

It was so much fun creating with the Honey Bee Bundle that I decided to create a quick and easy note card to use for Valentine’s Day.  I am in love with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper!  It is a Sale-a-bration FREE item so you can get it with an order of $50 or more (before taxes & shipping).  Check out the card photo below. How cute is the Designer Series Paper?!  

Cover the front of a note card with the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper. Then stamp sentiment using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Wiggle Worm Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog.  Cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  A piece of Gold Foil Sheet is also cut using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Attach the Gold Foil stitched rectangle to the card front and layer the sentiment atop the gold foil using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   Stamp Happy Valentine’s Day from the Meant to Be Stamp Set to the card interior with the Real Red ink.   

To complete the card, add Real Red Basic Rhinestones to each side of the sentiment.  With the honey bee from the Honey Bee Stamp set, stamp two bees onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black ink.   Cut the honey bees using the coordinating Honey Bee Dies. Attach one of the honey bees to the card front (refer to photo for placement) and one to the card interior.  Tie a knotted bow using a piece of the 3/8″ Real Red Ribbon and attach to sentiment layer using mini glue dots.  Also, don’t forget the envelope! 

Would you like the Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and January 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase January’s  3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at and I will send you a PayPal Invoice and upon receipt of payment, will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!  (Plus during Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!)  

You can place your product orders directly via my online store.  Or, you can also order via the links under Project Materials (either the bundle or individual components).

Thank you for stopping by!  For the next several weeks, I will be traveling with my husband on a “bucket list” trip.  Therefore, I appreciate your patience awaiting my response due to limited internet that we may experience. Follow me on my Facebook page as I’ll being sharing photos of our travels!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for January is 6QHPCCUD.  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Secret Santa Reveal

In my last post, I highlighted the first two gifts from my Secret Santa and the creative packing of the gifts.  My third gift has arrived and now the identity is known.  So, now it’s time for the Secret Santa reveal.  Drum roll please!!!  My Secret Santa is the wonderful and talented Patty Bennett!  Of course, she continued her creative genius with the third gift.  Using the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper, Patty altered a Pressed Petals Journal.  Additional elements such as ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots along with sprigs of gold foil and green leaves complete the cover decoration. It is gorgeous (almost too pretty to use)!  However, my husband and I have an upcoming trip so the journal will be useful trip notes. 

Altered Pressed Petals Journal

Not only did Patty embellish the cover of the journal, but she also embellished pages throughout the journal using the Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Note – though the paper is named for the Christmas Holiday, it’s appropriate to use throughout the year!  Click here to read her blog post detailing how she altered the journal.

And the card enclosed with the gift is adorable!

#Elfie is retiring so if order before January 3, 2020, if you wish to add this cute stamp set to your collection of stamps.

Have a happy holiday!

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


“Tis the Season To Be Hopping”

Welcome to the”Tis the Season To Be Hopping” Blog Hop.  You are in for a super fun treat with all the ladies who have joined us for this hop.  Be sure and follow the hop all the way to the end, you don’t want to miss any of it!  Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.

The project that I am featuring for the “Tis the Season To Be Hopping” Blog Hop is a decorated Mini Pizza Box.   Have you noticed that I love to use the mini pizza boxes to create small gift packaging?  For this post, the mini pizza box features a Shaker Dome on the box top.  What’s great is the Snow Globe Scenes Dies cut the mini pizza box with ease!  Since I am creating hot chocolate and s’mores kits, the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) fits the theme perfectly.  

Snowman Snow Globe Mini Pizza Box

How to create a shaker dome on a mini pizza box:
  1. Use the Snow Globe Scenes Die to cut the shape from the top of the Mini Pizza Box.  Add a Snow Globe Shaker Dome to the mini pizza box – remove the paper covering the adhesive strip on the top edge of the shaker dome.  Insert the dome through the cutout on the top.  Press firmly to adhere.  
  2. Next, cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ square of Let It Snow Specialty DSP for the top.  Then, use the Snow Globe die to cut the shape from the DSP (this will slide over the dome on the top).  Cut four pieces 3/4″ x 3-1/4″ to add to each side of the box.  Using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, attach the designer series paper to the outside of the mini pizza box .
  3. For the shaker dome, select a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty DSP to use in the dome.  TIP: use another dome to lightly trace around the snowman and cut around the traced area by at least an inch on all sides.  This will ensure you cover the entire dome.  
  4. To the dome, add a small amount (a pinch will do) of Snowflake Sequins and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  If you have the Let It Snow Embellishment kit, add a few of the snowballs.  
  5. Now, remove the paper covering the adhesive strip on the shaker dome.  Add the snowman cut from the Let It Snow DSP and press firmly to seal the shaker dome.  
  6. To finish the inside of the lid, cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 3-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ and add to cover the back of the shaker dome.  If desired, add a stamped sentiment to fit your theme.  
  7. Lastly, finish the mini pizza box by adding a bow using the 5/8″ Whisper White Flax Ribbon.  Adhere to the bottom of the shaker dome using mini glue dots.

 Now you have a fun Shaker Dome mini pizza box to use.  Even more, it’s a fun gift box!  Be sure to comment below and let me know what you’re adding to your shaker dome mini pizza box !

Reminder:  Time is running out for Holiday shipping so place your orders soon.  

Thanks for stopping by!   

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

Last Minute Gift Tags

Are you looking for some quick to make gift tags?  I have you covered with these last minute gift tags.  I don’t know about you but it seems that at Christmas, I am rushing to finish wrapping presents.  Since a gift needs a tag, it needs to be quick to make.  The three gift tags that I’m sharing today are quick and easy making them perfect to create last minute.  For the three tags, I decided to use different themes for each – a snowman, a pine tree and a penguin.  

  • Penguin Gift Tag: 
    • Create a tag base by cutting a piece of Whisper White cardstock 2″ x 4-1/2″ and punch one end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  If desired, round the corners on the opposite end of the tag using the Detailed Trio Punch.  Stamp the penguin from the Playful Penguin stamp set onto the tag using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the scarf using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Fussy cut the scarf and add to the stamped penguin using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, stamp Merriest Wishes on the front and To/From on the back of the tag using the Real Red ink.   If desired, complete by adding a ribbon or twine to the tag.
  • Pine Tree Gift Tag: 
    • Use the Pine Tree Punch to cut a tree from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty Designer Series Paper.  With the 2″ circle punch, cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (one for the front of the tag and one for the back).  Use a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies to cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock.  Add the Whisper White circles to scalloped circle using Snail Adhesive.   One one side, attach the Pine Tree to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals and on the reverse stamp To/From.    Stamp the “No Peeking Til Christmas” from the Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Then, fussy cut around the sentiment and attach to the Pine Tree.  Tie a small ribbon to add to the top of the tree.  With a handheld punch, punch a small hole into the top of the tag.  Thread a thin ribbon or Baker’s Twine through the hole and tie.  NOTE:  the gold twine on my sample is a discontinued product but you can color Whisper White Baker’s Twine with the Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blend to use in place of the gold twine.

  • Snowman Gift Tag: 
    • Create the tag base by using the Delightful Tag Topper on one end of a 2″ x 4-1/4″ strip of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut a 1-3/4″ x 3-1/4″ background piece from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Attach to the Whisper White tag base.  Using the Layering Ovals Dies, cut a snowman from the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Attach to the background layer using Snail adhesive.  Stamp sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad.  Cut using the Classic Label Punch.  NOTE: the sentiment is from the Most Wonderful Product Medley.  Or, select your favorite holiday sentiment to use.   

Though I have chosen to use three different designs, you may decide to create one style to use on your gift packages.  Whichever you prefer, the gift tags will be quick and easy to create last minute!

Time is running out for Holiday shipping so place your orders soon.  Note – many of the products used will not be available after January 2, 2020.  Therefore, be sure to order your favorites so you’ll have them for future use.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Embellished Copper Tea Tin

It’s hard to believe that it’s December already.  Since Thanksgiving was later this year, it seems Christmas will be here in a flash.  I spent the weekend putting up a few holiday decorations and decided that this year, I would scale back in comparison to past years.  What’s great is the decorating is complete.  I can now relax and enjoy the holiday touches. 

That brings me to today’s project, an embellished Copper Tea Tin.  Have you seen the Copper Tea Tins in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog?  You can find them on page 173.  Four tins come in the package.  The tins are perfect for embellishing and for creating a quick gift.  I plan to fill the tea tins with small cookies and candies for holiday gifting.   A huge thank you to Patty Bennett for the inspiration!  For this tin, the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper creates the backdrop for the embellishing.  However, this particular Designer Series Paper is no longer available.  If you do not have this particular paper, no worries as next week I’ll provide alternatives for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin.

Details for embellishing the Copper Tea Tin:
  • Wrap a piece of 3″ x 12″ of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper around the Copper Tea Tin, secure with Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  • Cut a coordinating piece of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, 2″ x 12″ and wrap it around the first layer of Designer Series Paper.
  • Color the 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon using the Dark Pretty Peacock Blends.  Set aside to dry for a few minutes while working on other project elements.
  • Using the Stitched Stars Dies, cut a star from Very Vanilla cardstock.  Layer a large star from the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements on top.  TIP: use a glue dot in the center of the star to attach it to the Very Vanilla.  
  • On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the holly from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set using Mossy Meadow Classic Ink Pad.  Use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped image and color the holly leaves.  Fussy cut using Paper Snips.
  • For the berries, use Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad to stamp another holly.  Again, use a Blender Pen to pull the ink from the stamped lines to color the berries.  Fussy cut the berries and add to the holly leaves with Mini Glue Dots.  
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Tiny Keepsakes stamp set onto Whisper White cardstock using Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad.  Cut with the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies.
  • Assemble layers:  first wrap the Classic Weave ribbon around the tin and tie on side in a knot.  Add the star using Tear & Tape adhesive.  Next add the sentiment tag and the Holly onto the star using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Complete by embellishing with Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

The tin is now ready to be filled with goodies!


Refer to my previous post if you’re interested in the PDFs for the eight Make ‘n Take projects from the Pack & Play Craft Escape. Here’s the link:

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back often as I have more holiday projects to share.

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

The Host Code for December is X9EWHRMR:  Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 


Harvest Hellos Gift Tag

For today, I’m taking a break from Christmas theme projects and sharing a Harvest Hellos Gift Tag.  For recent team gifts, members received a Bath & Body Works hand soap.  The apple in the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set along with the Apple Builder Punch coordinate perfectly with the Afternoon Apple Picking label.  Don’t you just love it when store bought items coordinate with your stamps and dies?  Both of the items can be purchased in the Harvest Hellos Bundle for a 10% savings.  For the colorful background leaves, the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper is cut with the Gathered Leaves Dies provides perfect Fall leaves.

Here’s a close-up of the gift tag:

Steps to create the Harvest Hellos Gift Tag:
  • First, create a tag base using a 3-1/2″ x 2″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock and the Delightful Tag Topper Punch or the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. 
  • From the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper. select the desired colors.  Then, cut one large leaf, two medium leaves and one small leaf from the designer series paper using the Gathered Leaves Dies.  Also, use the dies to cut a medium size, solid leaf from a scrap of Mossy Meadow cardstock. 
  • From the Harvest Hellos Stamp Set, stamp the apple using Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  Punch the apple shape using the Apple Builder Punch and punch a stem from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock.  Attach the stem to the apple using a mini glue dot.
  • Notice the small leaves around the apple stem?  One small leaf was cut from an Old Olive Foil Sheet found in the Noble Peacock Foil Sheets.  After cutting the leaf with the Gathered Leaves Dies, 2 portions were cut to use around the apple stem.  Attach to the apple using mini glue dots.
  • To stamp the sentiment, use the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set and Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Pad to stamp onto a 1/2″ x 2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  After stamping, cut an inverse “v” to create the flag end.
  • Next, layer the leaf elements onto the Crushed Curry Tag base.  When you are satisfied with the placement, attach to the tag base using Snail adhesive.  Add sentiment to apple.  Then, add the apple atop the leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • To complete the tag, attach a Linen Thread bow.  For attaching to the gift, use Braided Linen Trim.
Hope you enjoyed this gift tag project.  Tip:  When making tags, it’s the perfect time to use your scrap papers.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon for more inspiration.  Happy crafting…

Project Materials:  (click on link to order)

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