Category: 3-D Projects

craft project photography - photo light box

Craft Project Photography and Sale Alert

craft project photography - photo light box

To take good photos of your small items or craft projects, a light box can be invaluable.  I have an old dresser that I use in my craft room for organizing my punches and accessories and on top of the dresser is this light box.  This is a very inexpensive, portable light box set that included the lamps and this folding box plus a tri-pod (that I never use).

reason to smile you're the best practice card

After I take my photos I drop them into photo editing software, crop the picture and do a quick photo edit to make it a little brighter and crisper.

petite purse reason to smile card

This simple, little card was featured on my Facebook page yesterday.  It’s created with the Reason To Smile Stamp Set which is only $5 and is available only in July and the colors Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose and Early Espresso, a color combination I found in the Color Coach.

reason to smile you're the best practice card close up

My friend Cathy asked me to do a stamp class for her eleven-year-old granddaughter and five friends.  This is the 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ practice card we started with and then we made a couple more projects including this cute petite purse.    The girls were darling and love it!

I found a bargain at Kohls for my craft room today!   Go check it out on Facebook.  We’re gearing up for more information on facebook including a give away in August.  So like us while you’re there, so you don’t miss anything.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Reason to Smile w-#131274 c-#131275, Friendly Phrases w-#126149 c-#126151
Ink: Regal Rose #126947, Daffodil Delight #126944, Early Espresso #126974
Paper:  Regal Rose #105130, Whisper White #100730
Extras: Basic Pearls  Jewels #119247, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
 
Petite Purse Recipe:
Stamps: Bordering on Romance w-#125480 c-#125482
Ink: Pink Pirouette #126956
Paper: Pink Pirouette #111351
Extras: Petite Purse Bigz Die #125606, Beautiful Wings Embosslits #11813, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439
 

Have fun taking better pictures of your small craft projects!

Enjoy, Julie

betsy's blossoms gift card box ensemble

Stampin’ Up! Gift Card Box Ensemble

betsy's blossoms gift card box ensemble This gift card ensemble features all new product from the just released Stampin’ Up! catalog.  The new and lively Floral District Designer Series Paper inspired the color scheme.   This month’s newsletter, coming out this week, features the instructions to make this gift card boxSign up for the newsletter now. 

betsy's blossoms gift card & envelope This gift card measures 3″ x 3″ and the custom envelope is made with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate to fit perfectly.

gift card box The matching box was created to hold 3-5 note cards and envelopes.  Don’t you think this little set would make a great gift for a special friend or teacher?  This coordinated set is quite simple and quick to put together, yet looks quite impressive.

betsy's blossom gift card in box  
Set Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Betsy’s Blossoms #126004 wood, #126006 clear
Paper: Floral District Designer Series Paper #126919, Whisper White cs #100730
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry #126950, Tangerine Tango #126946, Basic Black #126980
Extras: 1-1/4″ Circle Punch #119861, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Rhinestones #119246, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Dimensionals #104430,  Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate #125586
 

Last Chance For Vintage Vogue!

  vintage vogue kindness card This lovely Vintage Vogue Stamp Set is going away.  As of midnight tonight, May 31st, MST this stamp set will no longer be available.  The card above was inspired by a sample in a previous catalog and the photobook below was made with Pink Pirouette cardstock and clear envelopes decorated with versamark, Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose inks.

Vintage Vogue Photobook

This is one of the first stamp sets I ordered in clear mount.  Now I order almost all my stamps in clear mount.

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set
Vintage Vogue Stamp Set clear #118598, wood #117690

 The new catalog starts tomorrow, June 1st!  The new products will be online starting at noon MST.  Need a new catalog?  Please send me a message or leave a comment.  Some of you should have already received an e-mail message letting you know your catalog is on its way!

Enjoy!  Julie

Making 3D Paper Flowers

Remember the Kentucky Derby hat card?  On this hat was a paper flower that I created with designer series paper and a rhinestone brad.

And here’s a video tutorial on making this paper flower!!!

Supply list to make paper flower from video:
Extra-Large Oval Punch #119859
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper #125406
Crimper #101618 (retiring)
Paper-Piercing Tool #116631
Boho Blossoms Punch #119858
Mat Pack #105826
Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads #109110 (retiring)
SNAIL Adhesive #104332

This larger flower featured here was made the same way with the larger blossom punch. When using a larger punch, punch out your blossom first, and then crimp the paper. 

Enjoy!  Julie

Summer Solstice

This lovely creation featuring the Summer Solstice Stamp Set is on page 114 of the current Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & CatalogYou can find all the details  for this project here.

QUICK LINKS:

Shop ONLINE 24/7

Retiring Stamp Sets available until May 31th.  Lists here

Retiring In Colors paper, inks, accessories available while supplies last-WARNING: these go quickly!

Occasions Mini Catalog ends April 30th.

Summer Smooches promotion ends April 30th.

2011-12 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog ends May 31st-a month early!

Add Digital Designing products and Clearance Rack items to any order anytime.

Place any order before May 15th and get a FREE copy of the new 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

Retiring Accessories list will be available April 25th. Check back!

Enjoy!  Julie