Category Archives: 3D and altered art

origami kitty

I LOOOVE shaped cards.  Love ’em!  So a few days ago I thought it would be fun to make a kitty card.  Not sure why.  Just for fun.

I thought it might be fun to see how difficult an origami kitty would be so I googled and found a super EASY one.  You gotta try it.  Here’s a diagram.

And here’s the kitty I made…

You can start with any size squares you want.  I started with two 4″ squares of Fancy Pants Hopscotch paper.  (A Scor-Pal helps to get nice folds if you have one.)

Have a great holiday weekend!  Thanks to all who serve our country!

envelope album

Hi!  Today I have an envelope album that I made with my Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, and the Scor-Envi

These are super simple to create and I’ve taken a few pictures along the way.  First, I started with some Simple Stories Snap! double sided papers.  I wanted to create my own envelopes but you can start with pre-made ones if you like.  Using the chart printed directly on the Scor-Envi, choose the size you desire for your project.  I wanted the envelopes to be able to hold 4×6 photos so I started with three 8 1/2″ squares.  Follow the measurements on the Scor-Envi to score all 4 sides.  Then remove the corners as shown in the directions.

Next assemble each with Scor-Tape, leaving the top flaps open.

Line them up in the order you want them and attach as shown below.  Make sure they have a little room so they easily fold (roll) up when attached together.

I decorated each envelope with Snap! cards and stickers, then made a belly band with a 2″ x 12″ strip and an additional Snap! card.

“Roll” it up and slip the band over to hold it shut.

Have fun creating envelope albums of all sizes with the Scor-Pal and Scor-Envi!

paper- Simple Stories- Snap!; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Scor-Envi, 3×4 Snap! Cards and Stickers.

more triangle boxes

Yesterday I shared a triangle box I made with a slight variation of Deb Felt’s directions.  I also mentioned that I made 2 larger boxes…(See yesterday’s post for the measurements)

They are quick and easy to make with a Scor-Pal.  I paper pieced the Sweet ‘n Sassy flowers on the left and colored the one on the right with Copics.

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Happy Place; paper- Momenta- Kaleidoscope, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Martha Stewart Floral Lace edge punch, velcro dots, Copics, Stickles, Scor-Pal.

tiny triangle box

The Scor-Pal team has created Bunches of Beautiful Boxes and today I am sharing my Tiny Easter/Spring Triangle Treat Box.  The tutorial for this was done here by Deb Felts and you can also find it here on the Splitcoast site.  I’ve altered the design slightly so I included my own template below.

Instead of cardstock, I used patterned paper to create the box and then punched a decorative zigzag edge on the flap.  It is held shut with sticky-back velcro. 

The finished box has a 2″ base and is almost 2″ high…a very sweet little size!  It holds a few Hershey kisses or any other small treat or gift.  I didn’t have the chocolates in pretty spring colors, so I’ll switch out the red foil wrapped candies when I’m ready to give it away.  😉  Here it is open…

It is quite easy to make with a few scored lines using the Scor-Pal.  I didn’t want the bulkiness of all the folds on the inside of my box, so I also cut each corner off before attaching the cover.  Here’s my template showing where to cut/score.

I followed Deb’s instructions for this box, starting with a 6″ square and scoring at 2″ and 4″ in each direction.  Then I added the additional score lines and attached the 2×4 cover, scored in half.  After scoring the cover in half, I added an additional score line 1/8″ from the first to allow for bulk at the top of the box.

I also made 2 more boxes which are a little larger.  For one I started with a 7 1/2″ square and scored it at 2 1/2″ and 5″.  The cover is 2 1/2 x 5, scored in half.  For the other, I started with a 12″ square and scored at 4″ and 8″.  The cover is 4 x 8, scored in half.  I also scored an additional line 1/8″ from the first on each of those covers.

These boxes are a quick and easy project…I hope you try it!  

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Springtime Babies; paper- Basic Grey- Hopscotch, Chocolate Chip, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Copics, velcro, Martha Stewart zigzag punch, Stickles.

butterfly tin

Have you seen the Friday Feature set on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog?  This week only the New Creature stamp set is on sale!  I just happened to be playing with this stamp set last night and made some quick & easy embellishments to add to some tins that I purchased at Michael’s.

It’s been a while since I stamped on shrink plastic so these little charms were fun to make.  I stamped the butterfly on white shrink plastic with Stazon ink.  You can see the size of the butterfly stamp in the photo.  Then I colored it in with colored pencils.  You may not see all the color very well but it will intensify and show up more after shrinking.  When using colored pencils, it also helps to lightly rub a piece of paper or fine sandpaper over the plastic to give it some “tooth” to pick up the pencil color.  Cut your image out and punch a hole at this point if you want to hang it from something.  Then I shrink it in my toaster oven.  A heat tool will work too but use a stylus or something to hold it and keep it from blowing away.  Here’s a close up…

I added the ribbon and charm with some Scor-Tape to hold them in place.

stamp- Sweet ‘n Sassy- New Creature; ink- Stazon Black; accessories- white shrink plastic, colored pencils, toaster oven, ribbon, Scor-Tape.

4×6 Photo Storage/Display Box

Do you have photos to give to family or friends and need a way to present them?  Have photos that you’ve printed or received and don’t want to shove them in a drawer, never to be seen again?  My project today may be the solution.  I’ve used my Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape to create decorative boxes that hold 4×6 photos.  Display them on a shelf or give as a gift…they would suit any occasion.  (a box of new baby photos would be adorable!)  Since we have wedding pics here, I made this set in black & white.  It’s very easy and I designed this box to be made from one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.

Supplies: 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock or heavy patterned paper (white, DCWV used here), Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, photo or printer, and any additional embellishments as desired (Stickles and pearls used here).

First choose a photograph for the front of your box.  I didn’t want my photo to be glossy, but rather seem to be a part of the box itself.  So I printed my photo onto white cardstock and cut it out.  Before printing, I added some text to the photo.

Next choose some coordinating paper or cardstock.  Starting with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece, score the 11″ side @ 1, 1 3/4, 6, and 6 3/4.

Turn the paper 90 degrees.  Align the left edge to the 1/8″ groove.  Now score the 8 1/2″ side @ 1/2, 1 1/4, 7 1/2 and 8 1/4.

Using the following diagram, cut and fold the box.  Remove shaded areas.  (click on diagram for larger pic.  Right click on it to save to your computer).

It should now look like this:

Before assembling the box, attach your photo. Then apply Scor-Tape as shown.

Assemble the box.  Trim the corners of the tabs if necessary when folding and inserting the ends.  Decorate as desired.

When using for display, making 3 coordinating boxes looks nice.  For special occasions or new baby, add names, dates, etc. to the sides.


birdie tea bag book

Several years ago I made one of these tea bag books for the first time and with the release of my Special Blend stamp set, it seemed the perfect opportunity to create another one. It’s still one of my favorite templates. They make a cute little gift and this week I needed a little “thank you” for a friend.

The original template I made can be found here.  After scoring and sponging the cover, I attached patterned paper to each section. 

Decorative paper was scored, folded, punched, and adhered to form pockets… then attached to the inside at the spine.  Jumbo eyelets and ribbon were also added to the spine.  Here the pockets were stamped with additional images from Special Blend and tea bags were inserted.

On the left, the roses on the cup were paper pieced with a scrap of patterned paper.

And here’s a close up of the right side.

I hope you enjoy creating a tea bag book of your own!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Special Blend and Long Stem Silhouettes (for you); paper- Crumb Cake, white, Fancy Pants- Hopscotch; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Tea Dye; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Copics, 1 3/8″ circle punch, jumbo eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, ribbon, Labels 3 Nestabilities, adhesive pearls.

more calendars

Welcome to Day #3 of your March Release Features!  

Today’s featured set is..

Nature Silhouettes 2

  And check out the matching bird dies!

This fantastic duo is a must-have.  Imagine the gorgeous cards you’ll make!  The possibilities are endless AND this stamp set also coordinates so well with our other silhouette sets!

  • Set includes 13 images
  • Set measures approximately 4″x6″
  • Queen Anne’s Lace image measures approximately 2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Designed by Korin Sutherland
  • Stamp set is priced at $16
  • Die set is priced at $9.75

The linky code doesn’t work for my blog…sorry! So please check out some of the fabulous samples made by our talented DT in the thumbnails on the SNSS blog.

Here’s my project…I made another magnetic coaster calendar.  Actually, I made about 22 for a bunch of little gifts! 

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because we’re giving away this fantastic stamp set AND die set to one lucky commenter!  

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Wednesday, March 13th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage on Thursday, March 14th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Nature Silhouettes 2, Long Stem Silhouettes; paper- K& Company Terri Conrad- Sweet Life, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cranberry Crisp, So Saffron; accessories- chipboard coasters, mini calendars, ribbon, Sweet ‘n Sassy Birds and Feather dies, dimensionals, tracing wheel, Crop-A-Dile, jewel brads, magnet.

going green

It’s time for a new Challenge Chicks challenge! 

This month it’s Anna’s turn and her challenge is “It’s Not Easy Being Green“.  You can choose to use the color green, go green & upcycle, etc.  I chose to upcycle five TGI Friday’s drink coasters (love their Mango Peach Lemonade)…

and turn them into a box to hold my adhesive pearls…

A friend of mine, Judy K, made a similar box several years ago which hold my gemstones.  It was holding both gemstones and pearls but I really needed a second box!  Now maybe I’ll find what I’m looking for a bit easier.

These boxes are very simple to make.  Just cover 5 chipboard coasters with designer paper.  (I like to cut the paper a bit larger and then trim the excess with scissors.)  Then punch holes down two opposite sides on 4 of the coasters with a Crop-A-Dile.  The fifth one is the base and will not be punched.  Tie the sides together with ribbon.  When you have the sides adjusted as you like, fit it over the base, trimming the base slightly if needed.  Remove, then add a bit of glue around each side of the base coaster and attach in place.

Did you notice the gorgeous flower stamp on the front?  It’s a sneak peek of one of Korin’s new Sweet ‘n Sassy sets being released Friday!  (shhh)   😉

I cut and layered the center of the flower, shaping the petals a bit…then added some tiny pearls.

Come play along and show us your Green Projects on our Facebook page! Or use the keyword CHXMAR13 if you upload to the SCS gallery. And be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler
  • vicki garrett
  • stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Flower Blocks 1; paper- SU! Soft Suede and Everyday Enchantment dsp; ink- SU! Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- drink coasters, adhesive pearls, dimensionals, Crop-A-Dile.

    happy heart day!

    Just wanted to wish you all a happy Valentine’s day!  I hope your day is extra special.  Here’s another quick valentine treat I made with the retired SU! Petal Card die to hold a Ghirardelli chocolate square.

    I folded and attached 3 sides of the diecut…then wrapped a heart doily around the sides and glued it in place.  The red and white heart (minus the ribbon) is a felt piece that my friend, Susan, had attached to an envelope with my birthday card.  I couldn’t bear to throw it away so I re-purposed it onto this project.  :)  The rest was just bits and scraps leftover from previous projects.

    Have a great day!