Category Archives: 3-D item

Spooky Square Pillow Box

It is almost that time to begin to prepare those spooky little treat containers for your favorite goblins . Here is a very simple idea to keep those little goblins happy!

Blinging up the Square Pillow Die
Blinging up the Square Pillow Die

Here is the how to for this little Halloween Package:

  1. Layer both pieces of designer paper (same side up) and run through the Big Shot using the Square Pillow Box Die.
  2. Lay both cut pieces side by side with the outer pattern on top.
  3. Place a strip of Tear and Tape Adhesive along scored and angled edge of both pieces.
  4. Use a bone folder to fold both edges inward.
  5. Pull the backing off of the tape and attach to the top straight edge of the underside of each piece, forming the box.
  6. Using your fingers, gently press along the curved scored box ends until they come together. Optional: The half circle notches will interlock which will hold the ends together more securely.
  7. Decorate with stamps, twine , ribbon or whatever strikes your fancy being  sure to add some bling to your owl.

Some materials used with this project include:

Stampin’ Up! Halloween Decor!

I took a break from using just Stampin ‘ Up!  materials yesterday and just went for a little decorating getting ready for Halloween. I really feel that these pics do not do these stinkin’ cute tabel top hats any justice but hope you can get the  Idea.11988459_983469215039133_6534682003065290439_n

What was fun was to incorporate some SU product with some other materials found in a nearby craft shop. I barely ever by from any other company than Stampin” Up! but I could not help myself. These 10 Inch hats were only $1, I bought a few other items and added some paper and stamps from Su to get these cute favors for the Grandchildren for Halloween.11960269_983469148372473_7284799199102352411_n

Do not want to be too creative but still have a project try this great kit 140969Price: $22.00

It’s the witching hour, and you’ve set the mood with a witch hat centerpiece. Everyone thinks you spent hours creating it, but you know how easy it was, thanks to the Witching Décor Project Kit.

Witching Décor Project Kit.Kit includes
* Instructions
* 13-inch circle chipboard base
* Paper cone
* Designer Series Paper strips and labels
* Very Vanilla die-cut labels
* Die-cut leaves in Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, and Tangelo Twist
* Printed circles and banners
* Kraft die-cut images
* Burlap Ribbon
* Linen Thread
* Black rhinestones
* Spider Web Doilies
* Bell
* Sponge
* 5-inch foam ball (half)

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Kraft, Tangelo Twist, Very Vanilla, white

Gather with friends and have your demonstrator bring the extra supplies. Or make it on your own with these additional products:
* Witches’ Night Stamp Set (Item 139708. Used to complete the Happy Halloween label featured on the front of the hat.)
* Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
* Jet Black StāzOn Pad
* Tear & Tape Adhesive
* Multipurpose Liquid Glue
* Bone Folder
* Paper Snips

Some Stampin’ Up! Supplies used here are:


Thanks for stopping by!

Making an impresssion one stamp at a time!

Gail Etchie
Independent Stampin’Up! Demonstrator


Awesomely Artistic, A Cased Technique With My Own Twist

A “Go To” stampset, Awesomely Artistic is simply a “got to have it set”. The technique was found on Dawn Griffith’s blog and she took the idea from somewhere else. Whoever said that paper Crafters work in isolation just does not get it!dawns card closed-1

Instructions for the Z Fold Card originally done by  Julie Davidson shown by Dawn Griffith, but that is where it ends. I used those directions for the card template but used my own color selection and design.

Instructions: Take a piece of cardstock  4” x 9 ¾” Line it up on the 1 ½” line on your cutter, lengthwise,   then place the cutter blade on the 3” mark and slice lengthwise to the 71/2” mark.

Turn cardstock to do the scoring. Put the slit toward the bottom. First score line will go from top to slit at the 3” mark then score at 5 ¼” all the way down, last score mark goes from bottom of card to the slit end.

Holding the card starting at the top mountain top first score line and valley next score line. At the bottom of slit the first score line is mountain and the last score line is valley fold.

To decorate you will need :

4 ¼” x 5 ½” this will be card base of Mint Marcaron

Cut (1) each of designer series paper Mint Marcaron 3 7/8” x 2 7/8” and    3 7/8´x 2 1/8”

Cut (2) each of designer series paper at 2 1/8 x 2 ¼”
Cut (2 ) each of designer series paper at 1 3/8 x 2 1/8”

If cut out of cardstock then vanilla or white for stamping on. If using designer paper then you will need to stamp on smaller sizes.

Let your awesomely artistic side shine with projects you make with this stamp set. With an eclectic mix of realistic images and textured graphics, this set is perfect for helping you express your creativity.

Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they’re repositionable. They’re precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You’ll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Build a Banner Kit

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like thepostal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation’s heritage, laws, history, society, and people.

Opportunity to Alter the June Paper Pumpkin
Make a banner using the June Paper Pumpkin, Cherry Cobler Grosgrain Ribbon, Rossette Bigz Die, Star Framelits, new Masks , and Punches

Families often celebrate Independence Day by hosting or attending a picnic or barbecue and take advantage of the day off and, in some years, long weekend to gather with relatives. Decorations (e.g., streamers, balloons, and clothing) are generally colored red, white, and blue, the colors of the American flag. Parades are often in the morning, while fireworks displays occur in the evening at such places as parks, fairgrounds, or town squares.

The night before the Fourth was once the focal point of celebrations, marked by raucous gatherings often incorporating bonfires as their centerpiece. In New England, towns competed to build towering pyramids, assembled from hogsheads and barrels and casks. They were lit at nightfall, to usher in the celebration. The highest were in Salem, Massachusetts (on Gallows Hill, the famous site of the execution of 13 women and 6 men for witchcraft in 1692 during the Salem witch trials, where the tradition of bonfires in celebration had persisted), composed of as many as forty tiers of barrels; these are the tallest bonfires ever recorded. The custom flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries, and is still practiced in some New England towns.

Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs such as the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “God Bless America”, “America the Beautiful”, “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, “This Land Is Your Land”, “Stars and Stripes Forever”, and, regionally, “Yankee Doodle” in northeastern states and “Dixie” in southern states. Some of the lyrics recall images of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.

Firework shows are held in many states, and many fireworks are sold for personal use or as an alternative to a public show. Safety concerns have led some states to ban fireworks or limit the sizes and types allowed. Illicit traffic transfers many fireworks from less restrictive states.

A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.[19]

In 2009, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the country, with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploded.[20] Other major displays are in Chicago on Lake Michigan; in San Diego over Mission Bay; in Boston on the Charles River; in St. Louis on the Mississippi River; in San Francisco over the San Francisco Bay; and on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. During the annual Windsor-Detroit International Freedom Festival, Detroit, Michigan hosts one of the world’s largest fireworks displays, over the Detroit River, to celebrate Independence Day in conjunction with Windsor, Ontario’s celebration of Canada Day.

While the official observance always falls on July 4th, participation levels may vary according to which day of the week the 4th falls on. If the holiday falls in the middle of the week, some fireworks displays and celebrations may take place during the weekend for convenience, again, varying by region. Thanks WIkepedia for the info and all of you have a safe and happy 4th! God Bless the USA!

some products used are:

Opportunites to alter the June Paper Pumpkin Celebrate many holidays for the USA with this banner’s central focus![/caption]

Make an impression one stamp at a time!

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Do Yourself a Favor Spring Box TBT

These little spring boxes are cute favors for any little gift giving.

Do Yourself a favor! Here is a great Mini Treat Holder for Spring!
Do Yourself a favor! Here is a great Mini Treat Holder for Spring!

The are big enough to hold a gift card, a few chocolate eggs or bunnies, a chapstick, nail polish and even some small hand sanitizer.

Here’s the How To!

Begin with a solid base of cardstock cut at 7 3/4″ x 1  7/8″ .

Using the Tag Topper punch,  insert each end and punch to make the decorative edge. Score this at 3 1/2″ and 4 1/4″ and tie with colorful ribbon.

Choose an embellishment and greeting and adhere to the topper.

For the bottom of the box cut a contrasting strip of cardstock 6  3/4″ by 1  1/4″ wide and score at 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3  1/2″ and 5  3/8″. Place sticky strip and the flap and make a rectangle. this will fit the tag Topper and help keep it erect.

Finally take your treat and carefully place within the topper box and add a little crinkly cut easter grass and you have a little treat box or name card holder. A cute little favor, wouldn’t you agree?

Some products used here include ( the paper is retired but I suggest any of our current papers like painted blooms or Birthday bash.

Be My Valentine Flip Top Boxes

Be My Valentine Flip Top Boxes are so easy to make and give a great impression to the recipient of your gift.valentine flip top boxes

Flip Top Box directions found at Stamping with Amore

Directions for this cute box is as follows:

Take a 3” x 11 ½” cardstock. On 11 ½ side score at ½”, 3 ¼”, 6” and 8 ¾”. Turn to short side and score at 1 ½”

Crease all score marks very well. On the side that has the small rectangles, you will need to cut 1 off up to the 1 ½” mark, then, cut up each remaining score marks to make bottom of box.

On the small remaining rectangle place score tape to make it into the box shape. Place score tape on two of the bottom flaps to make box bottom. Place 3 strips of score tape across the bottom and in the middle strip place a piece of ribbon. Very gently place the box in the center of the top cover bottom then bring top up and tie ribbon to hold box shut.

The top will be made with a strip of cardstock 7 ¾” x 3 1/4” scored at 3 1/8” and 4 5/8” , cover this piece with a designer paper cut at 7 ½” x 3”, scored at 3” and 4 ½”, glued together. On one end you will take a 3 1/8” square and attach a 6-7” ribbon in the middle and then glue it to the inside of the top cover making sure the ribbon is going away from the paper.

Decorate the box as you see fit. I used a medallions and hearts  and the bow punch to help me out.


Some products that can be found at my online store include:

Mini Cup Valentines

Mini Cup Valentines Filled With Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans!

I just love the little mini coffee cups and lids. It is so easy to turn them into the cutest favor, mini  thank you, happy day, thoughtful appreciation gifts!

Teacher gifts for valentine's Day

My three grandchildren will be giving their teachers these chocolate covered coffee beans in these adorable little cups.

Supplies needed: Mini Cups and lids from a Restaurant Supply House

Hey Valentine, Paper Pumpkin, and Weekly Deals

Hey Valentines, it is time to begin creating those wonderful treat bags for give aways.

A perfect treat for 3 year olds.
A perfect treat for 3 year olds.

Jan paper pumpkin Mine include treats for my February Stamp Camp Workshop Class as well as treats for my 3 grandchildren to give to their classmates.

This treat holder is filled with candy tied with cotton Rbbon and attached is a Hey Valentine sweet tweet for you tag!


These treats come via This Month’s Paper Pumpkin. This kit holds enough materials to stamp and create beautiful tags . Even the clips and treat bags are included.

Next are the matchbook treat holders that are simple to make and decorate with the Stacked with Designer Series Paper Stack

Matchbook Valentines contain ayummy treat for 6 and 8 year olds
Matchbook Valentines contain ayummy treat for 6 and 8 year olds

Some of the materials used for these treat holders include:


Gratitude for Days: Shop the Clearance Rack While Supplies Last!


Gratitude for Days

I puchased the Gratitude for days kit last July decided to alter it and   make it for my daughter.  She in turn bought a kit for her Sister-in-Law. Gratitude for days suspended on Ikea picture frame.Since they always have family Thanksgiving together, I felt that I shoud try and alter my kit some what and this is what I came up with.


Side view Gratitude for Days
Side view Gratitude for Days If you think this is something that you and your family might enjoy, you should take notice now as it is on the Year-end Closeout Sale for 60% off making it only $8.79.

This is what you get for $8.79:
33 lined Note Cards 2-3/4 x 4-1/2
30 Pockets – folded size 3 x 5
3 sheets of stickers
30 silver binder clips
5 yds Basic Gray Baker’s Twine


You can make many fun things with the pockets in this kit.

Life is a little sweeter when you take a step back to recall how good we have it. Record your gratitude from day to day and hang them up as a reminder with these colorful cards and pockets.

Kit includes 33 cards and 30 pockets, as well as stickers, binder Here are some project ideas for you:

Use it with some of our stamps and framelits to create a bright and fun card anyone would love to receive.

Create a fun little birthday “card” that holds both a message and a gift card. Use the number stickers to represent your recipient’s age. Stamp on the lined pocket card and add a sweet birthday wish. This is super-quick and easy.


Add a little pocket and note to a treat or gift. I love being able to tuck a little message inside the pocket. And there are 30 of these cute clips in the kit that are perfect for attaching the pocket to your gift.


Use it with Project Life. This kit coordinates beautifully with the Happiness Is Project Life Card Collection. If you cut down the pockets from the Gratitude for Days kit, they become 3″ x 4″ specialty cards—which you can then add as an interactive element to your Project Life layout. Insert the lined card in the pocket with journaling, or use it to store ticket stubs/memorabilia.


Memory_bookStack the pockets together and punch holes in them to create a mini memory book.

Products you can use to make these include:


Time to Sign Up For My Monthly Clubhouse Class!

Time to Sign up for my monthly Clubhouse Class.

Meet the Demos on Saturday, December 6, 2014

It’s a Stampin’ Up Party

10:00 am  seating  11:45 seating

Come to the  Clubhouse on 4901 Hamrick Rd.

Central Point

(To enter parking lot turn onto New Haven and keep left.)

Gail's card sample using the Ornamental Pine Stamp set
Gail’s card sample using the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set

 Projects include 5 projects tags, bags  and a card technique

  Cost:  $15

  Door Prizes!

Bring your  scissors and crafting adhesives, glue dots, dimensionals, rhinestones, pearls, pencil, ruler, cutter or trimmer.

Gail's design, using the Fry box,  to create a nutty but nice little package for make yourself a favor
Gail’s designs, using the Fry Box, to create a nutty but nice little package for “Make Yourself a Favor”

Lunch, Snacks, Drinks, Project kits & materials are provided.

 Adhesives are available for purchase at the event.

Bring a new friend to me and receive a special gift!

 RSVP  to this e- mail (Accept/Decline) no later than December 1st


For those of you who live far away and want a complete kit of all 5 cards and instructions, feel free to contact me. Your check for $20 (includes shipping) will be due by January 25th to insure kits will be prepared for you.

Supplies or 2 of these projects onclude the following: