Monday, September 24, 2012

From the files: 3D projects

I've been enjoying my "From the files" posts, and I hope you have, too. But to be honest, I'm hoping that this will be my last installment. It's been fun looking back through some of the cards and projects I've made the past few years, but I miss actually stamping. This week I've made quite a bit of progress in my craft room -- furniture assembled, closet organized, at least half of my stamping supplies put away -- so I'm bound and determined to make something this weekend. But for now I have pictures to share of a few 3D projects:

This is a gift set I made for the first craft retreat I planned a couple of years ago. Each person who came got a matching set of four 3" x 3" cards, a notepad, a pen, a bookmark and four decorated peppermint patties. I used different Designer Series Paper (DSP) and color combinations for each set.

The first time I went to the Stampin' Up!® convention, I participated in a swap where each demonstrator had to make something representing her home state. I created these "Goodie bags" using a Pearson's Nut Goodie candy bar, made right here in Saint Paul.

These were very quick and easy prizes I made for a friend's wedding shower. I bought simple glass votive holders at a drug store and decorated them with rub-ons. I added a candle, placed them in small cellophane bags and tied the bags with coordinating ribbon.
This name frame was a gift for my friend Kim (couldn't have guessed that, right?). I covered chipboard frames with DSP and used large stickers for the letters. I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the holes and set the eyelets in the corners and tied the pieces together with ribbon.
This was a small inexpensive notebook from Target (the black elastic and binding were original to the notebook). I stamped the background paper and used a coordinating piece of DSP inside the pen. I covered the chipboard "j" with DSP and used the Crop-A-Dile to make three holes and add jumbo eyelets. I tied matching ribbons on the letter and the pen.
This was a pre-stamped build-your-own-card kit. I cut and folded eight colored card bases, stamped eight main layers, stamped eight greetings and cut out eight small layers. I also stamped eight coordinating envelopes. I included a roll of double-stick tape in the kit so the recipient could choose how she wanted to assemble the cards. To keep everything together, I decorated a plain white cardboard pencil box with punched card stock circles and covered it with decoupage medium.

Need more inspiration? Check out previous "From the files" posts for masculine, baby, Christmas, floral, birthday and kids' card ideas.

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