Fishing Rules

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and will be doing something fun (and safe) this weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun Father’s Day card featuring a slew of awesome brads and of course some washi tape!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock. I covered the background panel with Sky Washi Tape-Wide and Water Washi Tape, then printed the Fishing Rules digital image on CutCardStock Twine cardstock, fussy cut it and adhered it to the background panel. I hand-drew the sign post, as that was not included with the digital image. I tore a scrap of twine cardstock to create a sand dune, and added Fishing Lure Brads, a Fishing Pole Brad, Trout and Bass Brads, a Wine Brad (don’t laugh – I didn’t have any beer brads and the wine bottle looked like it could pass for a beer bottle, lol!), a Seagull Brad and Shell Brads to create my little beach scene.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock and embellished it with a strip of CutCardStock Twine cardstock, a narrow strip of the sandcastle cardstock for a tone-on-tone effect, and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on a scrap of the sandcastle cardstock, cut it with a stitched rectangle die and layered it on a slightly larger black cardstock die cut, and then layered the panel on the twine cardstock.

And one more look… I chuckled the entire time I was creating this! Absolutely love how it turned out! ;)

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Sky Washi Tape – Wide
Water Washi Tape
Fishing Lure Brads
Fishing Pole Brads
Trout and Bass Brads
Wine Brads
Seagull Brads
Shell Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, CutCardStock Twine cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock
Stamps: DRS Designs Fishing Rules digital image, The Project Bin Classic Man stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive,

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ART happens mixed media board

Hello again! I’m back with the third project in my first feature as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! I’m having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous posts, I have three projects to share and wanted to showcase them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So here is a fun mixed media board!

I started by laying a 6×6 piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock with the ARTplorations ART happens Mask and three pieces of the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template in my ink spray cardboard box and randomly sprayed Red, Gold, Yellow and Orange Glimmer Mists over the board. I then put a 2×2 EcoArtBoard into the cardboard box with the R on the mask centered over it and sprayed the Glimmer Mists over it as well. The spray landed heavier in some areas on both pieces, splattered/splotched in some areas, and even ran in a couple areas but I felt like all this contributed in a positive way to this mixed media board! After both pieces were thoroughly dry, I adhered the inked cardstock to a 6×6 Gessobord with matte gel used as an adhesive, and then randomly stamped sentiments from the STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set by pressing the stamps into barn door archival ink and then pressing them onto the pieces with my fingers rather than putting them on a block. I expressed ink from my Gold Posca pen onto a piece of scrap paper and flicked gold ink over the board, and then ran the pen around the edges of both pieces. I used the matte gel to adhere the EcoArtBoard to the Gessobord, lining up the letters. The finishing touch was adhering an arrow from the CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2 pack with the matte gel and drawing four tiny gold dots on the arrow with the Gold Posca pen.

Here are a couple additional shots.

And one more peek… this was so much fun! This mask and circle templates are awesome! Nothing like good mixed media play!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations ART happens Mask
ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set
CRAFTplorations Funky Arrows #2

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Red, Gold, Yellow and Orange; Ranger barn door archival ink; Gold Posca pen
Accessories: Ampersand Art Gessobord, RubberStampConcepts EcoArtBoard, Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Liquitex Matte Gel (used as an adhesive)

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Beautiful Place To Get Lost

Howdy peeps! As I mentioned in my last post, I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months and I’m totally enjoying myself! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have three projects to share for my first feature and I’m showcasing them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So I’m back with my second project which is a pretty anniversary card!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I grabbed a pretty A2 Card Front from the CRAFTplorations Quick Cards #3 – Spring Florals pack and masked off the flowers and leaves in the corners. Using the ARTplorations Almost Shattered Slimline Stencil, I applied iced spruce distress ink with an ink blending brush over the large open area. I stamped the STAMPplorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then a second time in Versamark. I applied clear embossing powder and hit it with the heat tool. I discovered this trick years and years ago to get virtually any color of heat embossing and haven’t bought colored embossing powder since! I adhered the panel to CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock and adhered it to the front of the card base. The final touch was the application of several iridescent gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a thin strip trimmed from the Card Front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this anniversary card turned out! This stencil is so awesome! And these Card Fronts are beyond gorgeous and I can’t wait to use more of them!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Almost Shattered Slimline Stencil
CRAFTplorations Spring Florals A2 Card Fronts
STAMPplorations Beautiful Place To Get Lost stamp
STAMPlorations Better Together stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White 110# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Ink: Ranger iced spruce distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories: Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Bravo

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! I’m super stoked to share that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months! This is a dream come true for this old gal… I LOVE their products! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my first feature, I have three mixed media projects to share and will showcase them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a congrats note card. We can always use those in our stash!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and cut a layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock. I angled the ARTplorations Almost Tetris Slimline Stencil on the white cardstock panel and applied twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet distress inks with ink blending brushes, overlapping each color slightly as it was applied. I mixed a tiny bit of water in black gesso and flicked it onto the panel with a fan brush, protecting the corners with scrap paper. I cut two strips for each corner (a narrow one layered on top of a wider one) and a layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, adhered them to the panel and then adhered the panel to the black cardstock layer. Using the CUTplorations Bravo Word Die, I die cut two sentiments from the black cardstock and layered one on top of the other for a little extra dimension. The finishing touch was the addition of several black gemstones.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked panel on the front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice, and layered the panel on the black cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left the panel blank to write a custom message.

And one more look… this stencil and word die are so awesome I can’t stand it! What a cool note card!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Almost Tetris Slimline Stencil
CUTplorations Bravo Word Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock
Ink: Ranger distress ink- twisted citron, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, blueprint sketch, wilted violet
Accessories: Stencil Magic repositionable stencil adhesive, Liquitex Black Gesso, Ranger distress sprayer, fan brush, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog too – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Hi friends! I hope the weather is wonderful where you are! I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’m guest designing for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday for the next three months! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my first feature I have three mixed media projects to share using several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other goodies available in the store, so grab a cuppa and hang with me for a few!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Bravo

Beautiful Place To Get Lost

ART happens mixed media board

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Merry Christmoose

Hi everyone! OMGosh, the weather here is absolutely gorgeous! Three of our cats ninja’d their way out the front door yesterday (they are all inside cats) just so they could enjoy the beautiful weather on the loose, I’m sure! Luckily, they didn’t stay out long. They do have a backyard catio that Ed built several years ago, so they get to go out whenever they want! Darn kids! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a Christmas card (see, I’m still in that mode…) using some awesome brads, washi tape and my favorite enamel dots!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from Neenah Classic Linen 100# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel for the front from Neenah Classic Linen 80# Solar White cardstock. I die cut the Alpines from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock (snow caps) and an assortment of papers from the Core’dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection, and inked the edges of the pieces with pumice stone distress ink before assembling them. I added two Moose Brads and adhered the Alpines to the linen layering panel. I added two angled strips of Copper Skinny Washi Tape, adhered the panel to a piece of white craft foam and then adhered the piece to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, cut it with a stitched oval die and layered it on a slightly larger green die cut, and adhered it to the background panel. The finishing touch was the addition of several White Enamel Dots.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of the Core’dinations Kraft-Core used on the front, stamped the sentiment in brown ink and layered the panel on more of the Core’dinations Kraft-Core.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! These brads are so fun!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Moose Brads
Copper Skinny Washi Tape
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Linen 100# Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Linen 80# Solar White cardstockNeenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Core’dinations Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection 6×6 pad
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Merry Christmoose stamp set, Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinals clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger pumice stone distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Alpine thinlits, JustRite Stitched Oval and Vine Dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Gemini Junior, Darice white craft foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Easter

Happy Friday, friends! Well, another week is in the books… they sure are flying by! ZOOM! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with a fun fold that I found on Pinterest last week, so of course I had to make one! I finished it last week (before Easter) but haven’t had a chance to post it until this morning. It’s a diamond easel card that I created for The Outlawz April Freebie/Progressive Challenge! Our sponsor this month is Bugaboo Stamps so be sure to come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! We were gifted the adorable Bugaboo Brats Easter digital image which made the sweetest card, and I had the best time picking out coordinating patterned papers for it!

I found many versions of this card on Pinterest and it wasn’t too difficult to figure out how it was constructed. I created the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I printed the pre-colored version of the Bugaboo image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and cut the image in a diamond shape, equal on all four sides. I layered the image on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock and set it aside. I pulled out several Doodlebug Design 6×6 paper pads and found four coordinating prints. I cut the diamond shape for the bottom (same size as the image) from plaid paper and layered it on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock as well. Measuring from the sides to the middle, I cut an additional square from plaid paper and sliced it in half diagonally to fit the triangular spaces. I adhered yellow dotted paper to the front and back rectangular spaces.

I stamped Happy Easter at an angle on the panel before adhering it to the card base. The sentiment on the base was computer-generated, cut with a stitched rectangle die and layered on a stitched mini scallop rectangle die. I popped it up on two layers of foam cut with the same stitched mini scallop rectangle die to use as the ‘stopper’.

Here’s a side view so you can see the basic easel card construction. The only difference is the pointed ends.

And one more look… folded flat for mailing. I’m so happy with how this turned out – it looks way more complicated than it is! This one turned out to be about 4-1/2″ square so I’m going to play with my measurements a little and come up with a standard A2 size, so stay tuned!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge: Spring or Easter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock, Doodlebug Design Nifty Notion, Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints and Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Bugaboo Brats Easter precolored digital image, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 stamp set
Ink: Memento Rose Bud ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die and Stitched Mini Rectangle Scallop STAX die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Foamies white craft foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created an adorable CAS fairy birthday card featuring the most adorable fairy castle – complete with fairies! I apologize about the angle of the first photo… foil is SO hard to photograph so I thought I’d angle downward from above which did help a little bit.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together. Using the ScrapMan Fairy Castle die, I cut the fairy castle from gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the upper left portion of the front panel. I added one green fairy and two pink fairies, and some iridescent gemstones. I then added a gold foil strip across the bottom and stamped the sentiment in black ink just above the foil strip. You’ll probably laugh when you notice that I used a unicorn stamp set from my stash – but it yielded the same fantasy/magical result so I went with it! ;) The final touch was adhering three medium size iridescent gemstones to the strip.

The inside panel consists of a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together and embellished with a stitched rectangle die cut that I cut from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I added a narrow strip of the gold foil cardstock horizontally across the top portion of the panel and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with this fairy castle! Such an adorable card! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Birthday

Dies R Us products used:
ScrapMan Fairy Castle

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock
Stamps: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento StazOn Jet Black ink, Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Fairy Brads, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Gold Glitz and Glam Weekender Handbag

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring some gorgeous Glitter cardstock which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty weekender handbag (for my ongoing Paper Purse series) using CCS Gold Glitter cardstock that I paired with Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock – which will hold a gift card, cash, chocolates or maybe some jewelry! And dig this… this handbag has a matching set of sunglasses, also made from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, that I paired with Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock! I’m so smitten with this ‘glitterlicious’ set I can hardly stand it!

As soon as I found out about this weekender handbag die set, I had to have it! Not to mention the sunglasses die set… I had to have that set too, lol! Both die sets have coordinating stamp sets but I couldn’t work either one of those into this project… but will definitely use them in the foreseeable future, so stay tuned! I cut the purse body pieces from Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock, and the purse accent pieces and sunglasses pieces from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock. I cut the sunglasses lenses and another set of sunglasses pieces from Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock for added stability. I assembled the sunglasses first because they are so stinkin’ cute! I adhered the gold glitter cardstock pieces to the brown cardstock pieces, sandwiching the lenses between the open eye pieces. I did this just to make the sunglasses a little sturdier. I then assembled the purse with the gold glitter accents. I added half of a Velcro circle as the closure under the center flap, and ivory enamel dots to the accent pieces just above the rings. Here are angled and full frontals and a back shot.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I have already made some other weekender handbags using bright patterned papers and they turned out just as adorable as this one did! ;)

CutCardStock products used:
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl 84# cardstock
Pop-Tone Hot Fudge 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Weekender Handbag Dies and Bright Eyes Dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, 5/8″ Velcro circle, Eyelet Outlet Ivory Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

sending sympathy and prayers…

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! A new Tic Tac Toe challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Beccy’s Place so be sure to come on over and play! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I was gifted a beautiful tulips image from Beccy’s Spring Tulips digital image set and created a sympathy card. I know I’ve shared that sympathy cards don’t come easy for me and I typically don’t have many in my stash at any given time, but this design just came together like it was meant to be!

For the Tic Tac Toe challenge this fortnight, we are to use items on our project inspired from those featured in any column or row in the photo below. I was inspired by the green, teacups and tulips in the center column.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. Since green is my favorite color and part of the tic tac toe inspiration, I went for two green Graphic 45 coordinating papers for the background, then cut the embroidery hoop from a My Mind’s Eye wood-look paper and gave it a solid green center (another Graphic 45 paper from the same 6×6 pad). I stamped, colored and die cut a Prickley Pear Stamps coffee cup and then arranged the tulips digital image in the cup. This was a little tricky because the digi was in a water can, so I printed the image twice, colored both of them with alcohol markers and fussy cut both. Then I did some overlaying of leaves to cover the water can handle. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs stamp set ink in the upper right corner. The finishing touch was the addition of some green enamel dots.

I cut inside layering panels from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and the solid green Graphic 45 paper. I embellished the white panel with leftover strips of the striped and solid green papers used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I layered the panels together and adhered them to the inside of the card base.

And one more look… very happy with how this turned out! I absolutely love Beccy’s tulips image and I know I’ll be creating with it again soon!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. The Outlawz Monday Greetings: Flower Power
2. The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Challenge: Spring or Easter
3. The Outlawz Sunday Songs and Rhymes Challenge: Spring’s Vivid Carnival

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 6×6 paper pad, My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doodie 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Beccy’s Place Tulips digital image, Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup stamp set, Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 381, 379, 417, 413, 405, 403, 393, 391; Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Embroidery die set, Coffee Cup die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet Green Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Beccy’s Place! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig