Sunday, June 21, 2015

Video Tutorial: Recessed Cards in a Box

Hi Stampers,

Here is a video tutorial for you creating this Recessed Cards in a Box. Have fun with piece, and be sure to link it back to my blog.

I would love to see your creation!

How It's Made:


Watch the How It's Made tutorial before proceeding.

  1. Cut 2 pieces of 5" x 5" thick card stock from the backing of the designer series paper and line the front and back with designer series paper. Notch the right angles and then wrap the ends around the board and burnish the sides.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of 1-3/4" x 6" thick card stock, score at 1/2" on each side, and add double sided tape on the tabs.
  3. Cut 2 pieces of 1-3/4" x 5" thick card stock. Attach these pieces to Step 2.
  4. Cut 4 pieces of 2-1/4" x 6" designer paper and add to the sides. [NB: you can use a long strip of designer paper or card stock if you have it on hand rather than piecing the 4 pieces together].
  5. Cut 2 pieces of  1" x 10" coordinating cardstock, score at 1/2" on the long end, score at 5" on the short end. Use your envelope punch board to create the tabs. This is your construction piece to hold the box and sides together.
  6. Decorate.

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3x3 Balloon Card

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Hi Stampers,

Here is the recipe for the card to go inside this Recessed Cards in a Box. The card size ix 3x3.


(1) 3" x 6" piece of whisper white cs
(1) 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" piece of bermuda bay cs
(1) 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" piece of whisper white cs

I stamped the Happy Birthday with memento black in (this is my favourite black ink). Then I die cut the balloon on the bermuda bay cs (I used remnant pieces). Before I glue down the balloon, I tied a knot using the gold baker's twine. The balloon is then glued down, and to create the twist, I added a small glue onto the whisper white and created the curls.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tutorial Coming Soon: Recessed Cards in a Box

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Hi Stampers,

I got this idea from my card reader that hooks to the iPhone so that I can use it to charge credit cards. The reader was recessed into a box with a fold-over cover. When I created this, I wanted a latch to keep the lid closed so I used a magnet button for the enclosure.

Matching coordinating 3x3 cards and envelopes to go into the box.

And when you put your cards in, the cards and envelopes fit perfectly into the box.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

WIP: Sprinkles of Life

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Hi Stampers,

I seem to have a lot of WIPs. This is because I have an idea in my head and needed to transfer everything onto paper as soon as possible before I forget, LOL! On top of that, awaiting for the new stamp set call Sprinkles of Life and the coordinating punch.

It should be arriving next week, so that I can work on the coordinating cards.

My Creative Circle Design Team will be working closely with me on this next project. Coordinating with Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.

Stay tune ...

I am using the new designer paper call Cherry on Top. I love this 6x6 paper. The flowers are the 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accents, and I added the Dotted Lace behind the windows to make it look like curtains.

On top of the roof, I will be adding an ice cream cone.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Creative Circle" Designer Team Members

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Hi Stampers,

So blessed with these ladies. I had a callout for a Design Team to work with me with my 3D projects. I was overwhelmed by the number applicants ... so hard to chose from. Thanks for those who applied.

Please welcome my Design Team Members (hopefully two more on their way).


Sandra Mott

Barb Stencel

Fran Sabad


and ME, Liz Holloway
(you are here)


Sunday, June 7, 2015

3D UPS Truck + Giveaway + Designer Team Call

Hello Stampin' Friends,

Before I went away on holidays in February, this was one of the projects that was in "work-in-progress" mode (3D UPS Truck). It is finally finished and fine tuned.

My sister and I teamed up together as I don't have enough time in the day or weeks or even months to create coordinating cards to go with my 3Ds. I created the 3D and she created these cute masculine cards which were CASE'D this from Nicole Tugrol. Love it!

Life gets so busy that we often forget to thank those who means the most to us. Aside from my husband and boys, what about your delivery truck man, your mail man and even your mechanics man?

I created this UPS Truck before Christmas and wanted to thank my Mr. UPS man. This 3D truck is supposed to fill with 3x3 cards and envelopes and a coffee gift card for him. I thought about how it will reflect him and that he will always be remembered. Well that never happened, which I am truly sad to say. Now that the prototype is done, I will be sure give him this.

All the doors are interactive and they shut and open. Here you can fit 3 or more cards including envelopes, and even a gift card. 

Here is the side view. 

Can you also believe it! I made it so that the truck will wheel away, CRAZY!

As always, you can always leave a comment to win a copy of your own tutorial. Just leave me a comment your answer  to this question "What is your favourite stamp set in the 2015-2016 Catalogue". ETA deadline unknown yet, as I am still working on this TOTE.


If you are an avid Stampin' Up! Demonstrator with an active blog, I am looking for designers to help me create clean and simple cards (must be original - not CASE'd from other sites) to coordinate with my 3D papercraft projects with one stamp set. At most it will be three or four coordinating projects to include the use of the design.  A purchase from my store is not required to enter, and will not increase your chances of earning a spot on our team.

As I work full-time, 3D designs take longer to design and will require designers at least every two months. Designers will know what I am working on to gear for the next set. 

Designers must current products in the 2015-2016 catalogue. You must commit to one year, starting July.

Team Member Benefits:
As a team member you will receive access to the content I am working on, and you can use to teach your class and your downlines to promote higher sales but not allow to give my patterns away.

The 3Ds are original templates, designs and construction are copyrighted and you CANNOT share the instructions on how to make them on the internet, either in a written or video format. The actual digital files cannot be resold in any form, but you can cut my files and use the cuts to create items for sale. I do NOT allow my files to be cut and sold as kits, (not an online class or class kit by mail) to your customers. Thank you for respecting these limitations, and.all items for sale must be completely assembled. 

Team members will be spotlighted on my blog at, and will be link back to your blog.

Please PM me at if you are interested.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Work in Progress + Giveaway

Hi Friends,

This is a work in progress. I am waiting for some new products from Stampin' Up! and this will go live once the video is done.

I'm using this gorgeous stamp set called "You've Got This".

The only thing that I am stuck is the naming of this purse, so I said why not have a naming convention for this cute bag. How about it folks, give me a name for the purse title, and I will give you this tutorial FREE.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Videos: Compliments of Stampin' Up! HQ

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Wholly moses! 

The new SU catalogue starts tomorrow, and Stampin' Up! HQ has uploaded 10 new videos. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!


Class in the Mail - Bohemian Borders

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Class in the Mail
Bohemian Borders

You will receive your very own “Bohemian Borders”, a 9 piece stamp set, and the supplies you needed to make 4 projects mailed to you by priority mail. I only have a limited amount of class kits available so act fast.

You will need your own stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.

If there are punched or Big Shot pieces, these will be included in the packet.
Class fee includes stamp set with project supplies, PDF files, patterns, a private video link and priority postage.

Prepaid Class Fee: $50.

The following items you will need:
·         Clear Mount Blocks
·         Heat Gun
·         Black and White Embossing Powder
·         In Color Inks
·         Island Indigo Class Pad
·         Daffodil Dijon Marker
·         Tombo Multi-Purpose Glue

In the Class in the Mail, fee is due no later than June 10 (or while supplies last). If you are interested, please email me at

I will mail the packets the week of June 22. After that I will send out the class in the mail kits, I will send you a download link so you can see how to make the projects. It’s like having me in your own home.

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to Canada. Thanks for understanding.

If you already own the Bohemian Borders stamp set but you still want the Class in the Mail, just email me with your substitution item valued at the same price.