Category Archives: 3-D Projects

January Virtual Stamp Club

Finally got the videos made for my January Virtual Stamp Club.  These are the projects I planned: If you are a member of my Virtual Club, when you place your order this month, you will get lifetime access to a secret webpage that includes the photograph, list of supplies used, and a video of me making each project.  If you are not a Virtual Club member yet, check out the… Read More »

Pretty as a Picture

Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (137784) is so pretty that it is shown in the catalog framed. Well, I figured, why not take it a step further and decorate a painter’s tray-style frame? I added some die-cut butterflies from our new Butterflies Thinlits Dies (137360).  It took me a few tries to figure out the correct “sandwich” in my Big Shot.  I finally ended up with the Magnetic… Read More »

October Club Projects

I wanted to share the projects that I created for October. If you are in my Virtual Club, then these are the projects that you will get videos for.  If you want to make projects similar to these (same projects, possibly different supplies), and you are in the San Antonio area, then you will want to sign up for my new Crafting with Gail class at Alamo Craft Company.  I… Read More »

Spider Wreath

A few weeks ago, I showed you the beautiful beaded spider that came in my Frightful Wreath kit (136816): I had finally finished the wreath and today decided that I really wanted to hang it outside, but it’s not working very well.  First, I put it on the  outside of the door: It looked pretty good, but then the wind flipped it around and I didn’t want to lose it,… Read More »

Frightful Spider!

I got one of the Frightful Wreath kits from our new Holiday catalog and started putting it together last night.  I’m not finished with the wreath yet, but I had to share with you the beautiful beaded spider that I made! Just about everything to  make the wreath, including the spider is included in the kit.  You only need to add supplies that you probably have around the house: scissors,… Read More »

Holiday Crafting Projects

In a few days it will be Labor Day and then…. BOOM!  Halloween…. Thanksgiving….. Christmas…… New Years!  Time for gifts and parties!  And even if you live in an RV, it doesn’t mean that you have to forgo all the fun! The new Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog is packed FULL of versatile stamp sets that can carry you all way from the BOO to the Champagne.  And there are tons… Read More »

Rosette Die – A Weekly Deal!

Every week, Stampin’ Up! puts a handful of products on sale and one of the items this week is the Rosette XL Die (125594).  With this die, you can make beautiful medallions up to 10″ in diameter, like these: And here is one of my videos, showing how easy it is to make them:  (the video is from 2012 when my main site was Stampin’ With Gail before I started… Read More »

Oh My Goodies!

I took a little creative break yesterday and put together these adorable bags – perfect for a favor or small gift. I used the All Abloom paper stack (133703) which is sized perfectly for these treats.  The paper is 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ so I didn’t need to cut it to size.  All I did was score 1″, 3″, 4″, and 6″ along the long side and 1″ along the short… Read More »

Save BIG with Big Shot Special!

This month, when you buy the Big Shot die-cutting machine, you can select a stamp & framelit bundle for FREE! (value from $36.90 to $63.90).  I love crafting with my Big Shot and can’t imagine not having it around.  With matching stamps, you can stamp all kinds of images and cut them out perfectly every time. You can make cool boxes. You can emboss amazing textures on your cards.  You… Read More »

Hamburger Die

When the 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog came out, I was intrigued by the Hamburger die for our Big Shot machine.  I love boxes so of course, I had to have this die!  I finally had a chance to open it and try it out and it so cute!  Too small for a Big Mac, but there are so many things that you can put into this cutie – candy, love… Read More »

Amazing Gift

Last week, I went to the annual Stampin’ Up! convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, and met up with my dear friend, Lauri who presented me with this incredible thread catcher that she made for me.  It has a removal pin cushion weighted down by a ceramic tile, and the “bucket” has a handy loop for my scissors.  It matches some other sewing accessories that I have that I will… Read More »

Bowl Buddies – A Fun Sewing Project!

Last week, I attended the monthly Craft Corner class at Alamo Crafts, a local craft-mall store in San Antonio.  I look forward to Craft Corner because it gives me the opportunity to hang out with crafty people and I get to do a project that someone else has planned and prepped.  After we do a simple but fun project, we enjoy a pot-luck meal together.  A totally awesome was to… Read More »

Make Your Own Envelopes

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I had made some boxes to hold cards and I wanted to show you another project of envelopes.  Some years ago, I bought a beautiful calendar with Mandala images.  This envelope was in the pile of “someone take this or it is going into the recycle bin”.  I saved it and made an envelope with each page.  I think they are striking,… Read More »

Spring Flowers Class

One of my team  members, the very-talented Erica Cerwin, designed this absolutely adorable flower crate project – all made of paper!  I would be honored to teach you this project at my Spring Flowers Class on Saturday March 29th starting at 11:00.  We will make this project plus at least one more.   This is not a difficult project, but it does take time due to the detail, so I am… Read More »

More Upcycle

In my craft-room purging, I came across some large plastic boxes.  They turned out to be the boxes that my JC Penney 2″ blinds came in. It is a textured, translucent, heavy duty plastic and I decided to try my die-cutting skills on some.  So it cut some pieces 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and die cut a mini milk carton and a purse.  Cute! Here is the milk carton with some… Read More »