Papercraft

Special Delivery

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m sharing a project I created yesterday that is not a DT inspiration project. Can you believe that?! It doesn’t happen very often because I’m usually busy creating for my design teams. I recently re-joined The Outlawz Challenges after being MIA for several years and will be playing in some of the challenges there. You ought to check them out – lots of fun going on!

One of the challenges I’m playing in is the Freebie/Progressive Challenge and I received the LeAnn’s World 101 Daisy digital stamp to create with. Nice perk, huh?! I created a super cute Christmas card featuring the adorable Daisy stringing her Christmas tree lights, and lots of layers and texture.

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I colored the image with Studio 71 alcohol markers and cut it with a dotted rectangle die which I layered on a slightly larger red glitter dotted rectangle die cut. I used fun green/white polka dot and red/white striped papers, along with a strip of white corrugated paper, all from Canvas Corp. I used a Marvy snow marker on her hat and Glossy Accents on the tree lights and ornaments. I tied some green bamboo cord diagonally on the image, and added some Candi Minis. I finished the front with a sentiment from the Tim Holtz idea-ology festive ephemera pack.

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I embellished the inside panel with more of the red/white striped paper and a narrow strip of plain red paper (also from Canvas Corp), and stamped the Christmas sentiment from Unity in green ink.

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One more look from an angle so you can see all the layers and texture. What a fun image to work with – she’s absolutely adorable!

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Proud to enter this sweet card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
A Place To Start: December Challenge – Happy Holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
Artsystamper Digitals: #5 – Winter Holidays
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #112 – Cute Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: November Challenge – Trees
Christmas with the Cuties: #33 – Show Us Your Santa Hats
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: December Challenge
Color Crazy Challenge: Week 47 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #538 – Christmas Present
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #70 – December Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #124 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1948 – Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Freebie/Progressive Challenge December 2019
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, GKD White cardstock, Stampin’ Up red Glimmer Paper, CCB Rainbow of Printed Colors paper collection, CCB Lots of Color paper collection, CCB white corrugated paper
Stamps: LeAnn’s Artworld 101 Daisy digital image, Unity stamps Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- BG5, BG8, BG12, BG14, YR4, Y9, B1, B4, R2, R4, R12, R18, E10, E15, E16, YG2, YG7; Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Stampin’ Up Garden Green ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Rol pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Marvy Snow Marker, Glossy Accents, Hemptique green bamboo cord, Tim Holtz idea-ology festive ephemera pack, Candi Minis, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and you’re well on your way to finishing all those Christmas cards and projects. The jolly man in the red suit will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

it’s your BIG day

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for our Things That Sparkle challenge this month.  We’d love to see your project using gems, glitter, foil, etc. This is my last post for Stinkin’ Inkers and I’d like to thank Terri and the rest of the gang for having me along for the past year and a half (almost). I created an adorable birthday card for our challenge this month featuring tiny flat-back pearls on the party dress and dots on the stitched oval background embellished with Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. That’s my sparkle! ;)

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I used several coordinating papers from The Paper Studio’s Mirabelle cardstock stack (one of my favorite stacks) for the dress, oval and background. The front and inside sentiments are stamps from CC Designs. I cut the front sentiment with a MFT Fish Tail Sentiment Strip die.

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I embellished the inside panel with a portion of one of the papers from the Mirabelle cardstock stack, and then stamped the sentiment.

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One more look… can you say adorable?! I think my mountain and valley folds are reversed, lol! Oh well… I still love it!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #70 – December Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #124 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1948 – Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory and Cranberry Tart cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock stack
Stamps: CC Designs Birthdays stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Studio 71- E6 and R20; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Frantic Stamper Pleated Dress die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fish Tail Sentiment Strips die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny and medium flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a sparkly project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Know what I love?

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! Yay… one of my favorite months of the year! Love December – the sites, the sounds and the smells! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #32 – Anything Goes + Veggie Stamping! Yep, you read that right… let your creativity soar with carrots, green beans, dried beans, lettuce, celery, etc.! I used celery! ;)

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I created roses with the celery. It’s a good thing I had two celery ends, lol! I initially tried acrylic paint but it didn’t work too well so I used the second celery end on ink pads, and that was definitely the ticket – they turned out pretty good! I stamped and watercolored some leaves on each of the roses.

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While I had the acrylic paint out, I ‘stamped’ the bottom panel with bubble wrap. After adding the rose panel, I added green glitter and green stripe Washi Tape at the seam, and stamped the sentiment across the bottom.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover piece of the celery-stamped rose panel and some of the Washi Tape, and then stamped the simpel sentiment.

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Here’s one more peek… I absolutely LOVE how this turned out! This was definitely a fun challenge!

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Proud to enter this fun veggie-stamped card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps Challenge: #179 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #246 – No Patterned Paper
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Week of 11/26/19
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ up thick and regular Very Vanilla and Berry Burst cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up What I Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst, Sugarplum and Garden Green ink; Ranger botanical alcohol ink, Studio yellow pastel acrylic paint
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, bubble wrap, Kuretake water brush, Peachy Cheap green glitter Washi Tape, Me & MY Big Ideas green and white striped Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Why not go one step further and play the twist with us… stamping with a veggie! We’d LOVE to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

believe

Hi everyone! Well, this weekend is about over – hope you’ve had a fun one! This month’s challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #41 – December Anything Goes! I created an awesome Christmas card to add to my stash featuring the amazing Tim Holtz Ice Skates die. I absolutely love this die and CASE’d my own design from a few months back that I created for another design team. If you’re interested, you can see it HERE.

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I used a pretty plaid embossing folder for the background and lightly sanded it while it was still in the folder. I added red glitter Washi Tape and gold Skinny Washi Tape, along with two shiny red Candi Minis and two awesome Tim Holtz ice skate die cuts. I lightly inked the edges of the ice skates to make them look worn, colored the heels black and painted the blades with a silver metallic paint marker, and laced them up with cord. I cut three ivory ‘believe’ die cuts and one red die cut for a tone-on-tone look, and layered them all together.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of red cardstock and stamped the inside sentiment which is from Unity Stamps.

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One more look… love, love, love! Can’t wait to send this one! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

Scrapping4fun Challenges: #154 – Winter
Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog: #122 – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Christmas)
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Week of 11/26/19
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, American Crafts Crimson cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamps Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Ranger Black Soot distress ink, Studio 71- N10; Marvy Uchida Silver Metallic pain marker, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Ice Skates die, Sizzix Alterations Script Holiday Words die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hemptique off-white cord, Sizzix Texture Fades Plaid embossing folder, sanding block, Peachy Cheap red glitter Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas gold Skinny Washi Tape, MISTI stamp positioner, shiny red Candi Minis

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let It Snow

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re enjoying some cool weather wherever you are! It’s almost Christmas – YAY! This month’s challenge launched this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #17 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I created an adorable Christmas card to add to my stash which features a nice warm pair of mittens with sparkly snowflakes! ;)

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I pulled out a very cool paper stack from The Paper Studio called Four Seasons and Everything In Between and created my background from a pretty light teal gingham pattern. The coordinating paper featured a bunch of different Christmas sayings so I cut off a strip of Let It Snow which I placed across the bottom of the front panel.

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I adhered the Cottage Cutz Mittens die cut to an oval die cut and rotated it slightly. I thought the snowflakes on the mittens needed some ‘pizzazz’ so I paper-pieced some glitter pieces into them. I added some Neptune and Red Berry Crystal Drops to finish off the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front, then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches.

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One more look… loving how this turned out despite the smeared Red Berry Crystal Drops in one spot. That bottle was a little thicker than the others and the peak dropped and left a smear mark. Darn it – I sure didn’t want to re-make the entire front panel! Sooo, a family member will get this one and we’ll just say it’s not a mistake but a happy accident, lol! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

Scrapping4fun Challenges: #154 – Winter
Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog: #122 – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Christmas)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper stack
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Mittens die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Neptune and Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Christmas is almost here! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

A Bright and Happy Christmas

Hello, my crafty friends! Woo-hoo, it’s December 1st and not much longer before the jolly round man will be making his appearance! A new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #128 – Christmas Bingo! Here’s how to play – choose any letter in the word BINGO on our Bingo card below and use at least three of the items in that column on your Christmas project!

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We’re being sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I created a fun tri-fold Christmas card using the most adorable Are You Ready My Friend digital stamp! I chose the letter B on the Bingo card and used the first four items in that column on my card – red, gold, die cut and green.

Isn’t this image just the cutest?! I cut it with a square die and then layered it on a fancy gold mirror die cut. I added crystal clear sparkle overlay marker to the fur on Santa’s hat and coat, then added Glossy Accents to Rudolph’s nose and set the piece aside. I cut red striped and red dotted panels for the front and layered them on kraft brown bag paper, and adhered them to the card base. I adhered the focal image to the left flap and added red gumdrops and a bow.

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I stamped Christmas sentiments on the three inside panels, layered them on red cardstock and then adhered them to the inside of the card base.

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And one more look… I’m super happy with how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this fun Christmas card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: December Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R is for Ribbon
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: December Challenge – Santa, Mrs. Claus or Elves
Christmas With The Cuties: #33 – Show Us Your Santa Hats
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Creative Moments: #181 – Anything Goes with optional ribbon or bows
Crimbo Crackers: #198 – Animals
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #459 – Anything Christmas Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
Paperbabe Stamps: #107 – photo inspiration

{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

QKR Stampede: #374 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #154 – Winter
Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog: #122 – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Christmas)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White Cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror Cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Brights Collection, Marco’s Brown Bag paper, Core’dinations Vintage Collection
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Are You Ready My Friend digital stamp, Stampin’ Up Suite Seasons and Cozy Christmas stamp sets
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Memento Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Square Large die, Fleur de Lis Square die
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, YNS Red Gumdrops, Red Felt Bow

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas Bingo project with us this month – we’d love to see what you create! Just choose a letter in the word BINGO and use at least three of the items in that column on your project! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

autumn Blessings

Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow to my friends in the States! I’m not posting on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog today but have popped in this morning to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a fun autumn card created with the free (yep, free!) Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card cut file. I’m absolutely in love with this card!

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I added some stamping in brown ink to turn this into an autumn card. I cut the front sentiment with a fishtail strip die and popped it up on dimensionals on the pumpkin.

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I stamped the inside sentiment in the dark brown ink.

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One more look… so simple and I love how it turned out!

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A Bit More Time To Craft: #104 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #201 – Anything Fall Goes
Creative Moments: #181 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + optional Thank You
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #118 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: November Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1947 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #22 – Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze: #161 – Fall Everything
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse  Brown Box kraft cardstock, American Crafts coffee and vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze cardstock, Stampin’ Up Color Me Autumn DSP
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Autumn Blessings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Gatefold Card cut file, My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips die set
Accessories: MISTI stamping tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig