Category Archives: 3-D item

Curvy Keepsake Boxes!

Curvy Keepsake Boxes Made with Thinlits Dies help you to create perfect tags and boxes every time. curvy keepsake boxes fall leavesMake the package as unique as the gift inside of it with a Curvy Keepsake Box, courtesy of this delightful die set. Use with Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads. Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ x 2-1/2″.

Here is an example of a box for Christmas it can be used as a Keepsake box for a little gift or a name tag for your dinner table. curvy keepsake boxes Santa No matter how you see it being used it is adorable and easy to put together. What is especially great is that you can add to the box by running it through the embossing folder of choice before you assemble it. This gives it another textured dimension . curvy keepsake boxes_2

The little white box creates such an elegant little gift with a sentiment of choice. Maybe a truffle in time for the new year!


curvy keepsake box black and gold embossedMaybe you just strictly want an unbelievable statement. How about embossing on black with gold as seen here.

No matter how you use this little box you will have a great time using your imagination putting them together.

Here are some of the supplies you may want to use:

Witches’ Brew Designer Paper, It’s All About the Candy! Throw Back Thursday!

Witches’ Brew Designer Paper and more is on the clearance rack right now! Don’t forget as we near October, it will be time to start decorating the house for Halloween. What better way to  use some of the paper on clearance to  help spruce up your decor. Continue reading Witches’ Brew Designer Paper, It’s All About the Candy! Throw Back Thursday!

Technique Tuesday: The Ultimate Paper Pumpkin Experience!

We are lovin’ Paper Pumpkin and  Technique Tuesday: The Ultimate Paper Pumpkin Experience! Don’t miss out on the fun. We’re throwing together a little Paper Pumpkin Party on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 at 3333 Viewpoint Dr in Medford. (Take Delta Waters to Leonard and left on Viewpoint.

A Frightfully Fun Night Out!
Sept paper pumpkin

Enjoy a spooky good time and leave with Halloween Goodie Bags ready for display or sharing with your favorite little monster friend! An evening no good ghost or goblin will want to miss!The projects are too cute to Spook!
 Bring your September Paper Pumpkin Kit. Don’t have one?   Ask me how to get one.Bring your scissors and adhesives.

Cost is $5

Additional materials and instructions will be provided to created Altered Projects and enjoy the company of other Pumpkins in our elite Pumpkin Club

Of course, we will serve drinks and snacks.  Let me know soon.  Space is limited.  In case you are unable to access my contact information through my website, you can reach me at or my  phone, 541-664-3744.


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Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin

Get 50% 0ff your first 2 months of Paper Pumpkin At Convention we got a Sneak Peak of the next few months of Paper Pumpkin.  WOW,  I can’t wait to get them!!

Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.  Please use me as your Demonstrator! 
  • Enter the Promo Code, “HALFOFF2” when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

Here is a picture of some  ideas for the July Pumpkin! If you are interested go to and ask that I be your demonstrator.

July paper Pumpkin DisplayCome to my Paper Pumpkin Open House! Iam lovin’ the new and improved Paper Pumpkin and want to share it with you.  Don’t miss out on the fun. We’re throwing together a little Paper Pumpkin party on Tuesday, August 19 from 6:30 – 8:30.

July Altered Paper Pumpkin Samples
July Altered Paper Pumpkin Samples

Come and learn more about Paper Pumpkin and make a beautiful make and take project.  Cost is $5.  This event will be held at 3333 Viewpoint Drive off of Delta Waters.  Of course, we will serve drinks and snacks.  Let me know soon.  Space is limited.  In case you are unable to access my contact information through my website, you can reach me at or my  phone, 541-6643744.

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All Boxed Up: Making Gusseted Bags that Stand Alone or on a Card!!

Gusseted Bag
For You Gusseted Bag stand on its own for a little treat, gift card etc!

Want a new spin on an old technique? How about making some small gusseted bags that can be used on their own or added to a card . People on the receiving end will be quite surprised to have a different use for their little bags .

This fun project can begin with one piece of the Moonlight Paper Stack that contains 48 , 12 double-sided designed sheets of 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ , acid free lignin paper or from your own DSP paper choice cut in the same dimensions.

Making a gusseted bag  is very simple. Follow these simple directions and embellish to your liking.

Template for Gusseted Bag
Template for Gusseted Bag

How to Make a Gusseted Bag: 

Begin with a piece of DSP paper of your choice and cut at 4 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ .

Score on the long side at 1″, 1 1/2 “, 2″ ,4″, 41/4″, 5”. (Hint when a tutorial says long side it means you place the paper with the long side at the top of your scoring board which means the short side is adjacent to the left hand ruler on your board.)

Score the short side at 1″ on one side.(Hint: that becomes part of your closing tab. )

Once every score line is in place, cut up one inch on the ends and leave the middle to apply tape that will eventually close your bag when folded.

The folds are Valley , Mountain, Valley on the left and Valley Mountain, valley on the right. These folds become the gusset. Make your folds and adhere the bag together .

To add a little pazazz , you can use an edge punch to create a decorative edge to the  top of the bag.

You can get a wow card effect when adding a little bag to an actual card.

Gusseted bag added to a cardbase
Adding a gusseted bag to a card
Supplies Used Include:
STAMPS: Everyday Wishes

INKS/ Markers:  Crushed Curry,  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Jet Black Stazon Ink

PAPERS: Hello Honey Very Vanilla,  Moonlight DSP, Lost Lagoon

ACCESSORIES: Hello Honey,   Satin Ribbon, Subtles Candy DOts

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The New Fry Box Bigz Die, Just Because!

Have you seen the new  Fry Box Bigz Die?  It is the cutest thing going. This little box measures 3″ x 1-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and is good for giving a little treat or even little sayings, a stamp, or sponge  dauber  for future card making.  Here I have added some paper fringe by using the  Fringe Scissors to create a stuffing for the box. 

A darling box of many uses.
A darling box of many uses.

I cannot wait to see the surprise on my grandchildren’s faces when I give them something in one of these little boxes. I am also looking ahead to my classes when customers get to “Make Themselves a Favor” as part of the class. The most difficult part is choosing what paper to use. Putting the box together is a snap.  Just adhere the short ends of the box under the long end tabs and you are finished with the box construction. FInd a great sentiment,  I used Just Because from the Many More Stamp Set There ar e 23 stamps to choose from, You will love the mix of greetings and fonts in this fun clear mount set. They are small enough to be an accent piece but large enough to stand on their own.  The sentiment was stamped on the Large Oval Punch, layered on the Scalloped Punch,

It is still not too late to join my team for only $50  ( this price good  only until June 30)


Do not forget this week’s deals! 

weekly deals June 17-23
weekly deals June 17-23

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1-2-3 x 3’s . . . Traveler in a Box!

I can not get enough of two new  Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sets, Traveler and Work of Art. Last week I added this 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ Traveler card

What I liked best was the Stamp Off Technique used as the background. To achieve this technique, you ink up your stamp with the color of choice in this case Smokey Slate on Work of Art Stamp. Check this out! Continue reading 1-2-3 x 3’s . . . Traveler in a Box!

Sailor’s Party Banner

Sailor's Party BannerCatalog Tour – High Tide Suite

Let yourself get carried away with the High Tide Product Suite. The images from the Hello, Sailor stamp set and the High Tide Designer Series Paper can inspire framed art and other wall decor for a nursery, a little boy’s room, or even a den. These products can even come together to make the perfect gift wrap from handmade gift bags out of Designer Series Paper to nautical bows and knots to tie up any package. Let your creativity set  sail for Inspiration Island with these nautical colors and designs – perfect for your little deckhands and your First Mate!


Hello, Sailor stamp set
Gold Baker's Twine
Hardwood background stamp

Tip: Fringe Scissors to the Rescue
Make fringe trim in seconds without tediously making each individual cut. Cut fringe or grass trim with a few snips. Makes quick work of confetti, too. Our new Fringe Scissors (#133325).

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