celebrate

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring beautiful Curious Metallic cardstock from my stash that happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! There are so many gorgeous colors! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I love shakers and I don’t make nearly enough of them so I created one for today’s project which is the first post of the new CutCardStock DT term. They are so much fun and every recipient I’ve ever given one to absolutely loved it!

I cut the card base from Royal Sundance Felt Natural 110# cardstock which makes an awesome sturdy card base. The front panel is cut from Royal Sundance Linen Ivory 80# cardstock. The front of the card features the Tonic Studios Small Cocktail Glass cut from Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock and the interior of the glass cut from Curious Metallic Pink Quartz 111# cardstock as well as a vertical strip adhered down the left side of the background panel. The shaker filler consists mainly of pink sequins which I thought resembled wine – I’m not a wine drinker so this is a total guess on my part! Bahahaha! There is a small pinch of white seed beads in there as well. The cocktail glass dies came in a bundle with several shaker elements so it was super easy to assemble. I also cut the sentiment from Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock and adhered it vertically down the left side on the pink quartz strip. I adhered three pink sequin ‘bubbles’ above the glass on the left side. The finishing touch was the addition of three ivory enamel dots on the pink quartz strip.

I embellished the inside panel with thin strips of the Curious Metallic Pink Quartz 111# cardstock, Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock and Royal Sundance Linen Ivory 80# cardstock, stamped the sentiment in pink ink and adhered the panel to the brown cardstock layer.

And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! I can definitely see a few more of these in my future, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Equilateral)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #85 – March Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #150 – Happy Birthday
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2109 – Anything Goes
7. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
8. Time Out Challenges: #182 – Birthday

CutCardStock products used:
Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock
Curious Metallic Pink Quartz 111# cardstock
Royal Sundance Felt Natural 110# cardstock
Royal Sundance Linen Ivory 80# cardstock
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: C.C. Designs Birthdays stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Soft Pink ink
Dies/Punches: Tonic Studios Small Cocktail Glass Die, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script Thinlits
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, Tonic Studios Small Cocktail Glass Shaker element, MISTI stamp tool, Pretty Pink Posh Ballerina Pink Sequins and Marshmallow Seed Beads, 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

SHORE do miss you

Hi everyone! I’m sure after months of chilly weather, everyone is wishing for some beach time! Our new challenge has launched over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #143 – Anything Goes! I had a LOT of fun creating this card with washi tape and brads paired with some super fun stamps! I work ahead and created this back when our cold weather out here in Colorado was just beginning and I knew that by the time this challenge launched, everyone would be ready for some warmth! ;)

I cut a standard A2 top folding card base from Solar White cardstock. I created an angled background panel from a couple digital papers that I printed on 60# Hammermill copy paper, added some narrow washi tape to the seam, layered the panel on orange cardstock, and then adhered it to the card base. Then the fun began working on the beach panel. I created the water and the sky, and added a sun brad. I hand-cut an island in the background to hide the seams and added a palm tree brad. I stamped the snorkeling kid named Curly on a scrap of Solar White cardstock, colored him with alcohol markers and fussy cut him out, then ran a black marker around the edges for a more finished look. I sat him aside and created the beach with a piece of torn kraft cardstock, added a shell brad and shove and bucket, then adhered Curly. I layered the panel on orange cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black StazOn ink and adhered the panel to the background. The finishing touch was adding Glossy Accents to his goggles after the inside was complete.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the digital patterned paper used on the front and an orange cardstock strip, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered the panel on orange cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with this design! It was a little work but definitely worth it! I’ll be CASEing this design but with a different stamp!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Rectangle)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #85 – March Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: March Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2109 – Anything Goes
8. QKR Stampede: #415 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange, CutCardStock Twine cardstock scrap, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate cardstock scrap, Polkadoodles digital papers, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: C.C. Designs Curly rubber stamp, Paper Smooches Summer Lovin’ stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 389, 393, 405, 375, 430, 489; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS9; StazOn Jet Black ink
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool; Eyelet Outlet Sky Washi Tape, Water Washi Tape, Bucket & Shovel Brads, Sun & Cloud Brads, Palm Tree 2 Brads and Shell Brads; Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape; Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

happy Holidays

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! It’s time for a new challenge over at Merry Little Challenge blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #32 – March Anything Christmas Goes! I created an adorable clean and simple Christmas card featuring a Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating die, along with a sentiment stamp from The Project Bin used on the inside.

I think this is one of the easiest cards I’ve ever created, lol! It worked up so fast – I stamped the penguin, colored him with alcohol markers and die cut him with the coordinating die, then adhered him to the front of the card base. I stamped the sentiment in black ink, then stamped the snowflakes and his jump pattern in light aqua ink. The final touch was the addition of a tiny iridescent gemstone in the center of each snowflake.

I kept the inside CAS as well, with a single strip of light aqua cardstock down the left side and a sentiment stamped in black ink.

And one more look… totally happy with this CAS design!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Rectangle)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #415 – Anything Goes
6. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #122 – Clean and Simple
7. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #53 – CAS
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
9. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin stamp set, The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 379, 389, 489, 491; Stampin’ Up Soft Sky ink
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Many Thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! It’s the 1st, and you know what that means… lots of DT inspiration to feast your eyes upon! Our new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #47 – Inlaid Die Cut! Remember that all our challenges are Anything Goes with an optional technique twist each month to inspire you, and this month the twist is an inlaid die cut. I have to admit that this is one of many favorite techniques, and I was SO in ‘Fall mode’ when I created this note card! Both stamp sets and the die set are from Prickley Pear Stamps!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base and a narrow front panel from white cardstock. I die cut two maple leaves into the white front panel, layered it onto a slightly wider brown panel, and adhered the piece to the card base offsetting it to the left. I adhered small pieces of brown and orange foiled paper to a scrap of white cardstock, die cut a maple leaf from each color, and affixed them into the negative spaces on the front panel. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner and added a few small red flat-back pearls.

I kept the inside clean as well, just adding a strip of leftover brown cardstock down the left side and a stamped maple leaf in the bottom left corner. As it is a note card, I left the inside blank with plenty of room to write a custom message.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Just gorgeous!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Rectangle)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #85 – March Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: March Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2109 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #415 – Anything Goes
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate cardstock, Rinea Autumn Variety Pack double-sided foiled paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Oak & Maple Leaf and Oak & Maple Leaf 2 stamp sets
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Oak & Maple Leaf die set
Accessories: Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Flourish With A Bling red flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’re always happy to see ‘anything goes’ but we’re thrilled when you play the twist! Just remember – the twist is not mandatory to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy mother’s day

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great weekend! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #56 – March Anything Goes! I probably hold the record for the most Mother’s Day cards showcased on a blog, lol! I’ve been commissioned to make quite a few, so I figure why not share them?!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock. I printed the gorgeous Botanical Orchids pre-colored digital image from Jan’s Digi Stamps on linen cardstock and cut it with a stitched circle die. I picked out some pretty cardstock with coordinating patterned paper to create the background panel and cut it with stitched rectangle die.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the patterned paper used on the front and cut it with a rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then layered the panel on a stitched rectangle die cut.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! See what I mean… I have to share these, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Circle)
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #269 – Spring + A Sentiment
4. Cardz 4 Galz: #141 – Mother’s Day or For A Special Lady
5. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: March Anything Goes
7. Moving Along With The Times: Spring
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Marco’s Antique Linen White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, Stampin’ Up Petal Garden DSP
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Botanical Orchids digital stamp, The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Just Rite A2 Card Front Basics and A2 Banners and Rectangles
Accessories: Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and you’ll link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Loki is in the Top 5! :)

GO TEAM LOKI! He has advanced to the Top 5 in America’s Favorite Pet contest! Thanks to everyone who has voted for our guy, both by free daily votes and paid PAWS votes – every single vote matters! PAWS is a wonderful organization! Please keep those votes coming! Vote for Loki here: https://americasfavpet.com/2021/loki-b4ac

Thanks so very much! This means the world to us!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Just Breathe…

Happy Saturday, peeps! I hope you had a spectacular week – they sure are going by fast, aren’t they?! I’m thrilled to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created another CAS card to add to my series of clean and simple cards paying tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. This card features a single quarantine-inspired brad (from a series of brads that are new in the store) along with some washi tape and my favorite enamel dots!

Another super simple design that would be easy to mass produce. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock along with layering panels from dark teal cardstock, and rounded the top right and bottom left corners. I printed computer-generated sentiments on white cardstock, trimmed the panels and rounded the corners. I applied two strips of Sky Washi Tape horizontally across the lower portion of the front panel and then added a strip of Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape across the seam of the two Sky strips. I added a Mask Brad just to the left of the sentiment and three White Enamel Dots, then adhered the panel to a teal cardstock layer.

I embellished the inside panel with strips of the Sky Washi Tape and Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape and adhered the panel on a teal cardstock layer.

And one more peek… so loving how this simple design turned out. It doesn’t take much to portray a heartfelt sentiment!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Catz: #540 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Africa (no twist)
2. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #53 – CAS

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Mask, Hand Sanitizer & Soap Brads
Sky Washi Tape
Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Peacock cardstock
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
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

we remember moments

Hi friends! Wow, February has literally flown by! We still have a little snow on the ground where we are in southwestern Colorado but we sure don’t mind – we love it! This is my last post for Just Us Girls Challenge and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time guest designing this month! I’m stoked to share my project for Photo Week #573! How awesome is this inspiration photo?! Loving the northern lights background – and I found a super easy way to create it!

I originally planned to use distress ink to create the northern lights background but decided to use alcohol ink instead. The colors aren’t quite as vibrant but the black cityscape die cut sure pops against this background!

I created a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Solar White cardstock along with a silver foil layering panel and a Yupo paper panel for the background. I dropped eggplant, cranberry, sailboat blue, aqua and lettuce alcohol inks onto the Yupo paper and then squirted alcohol blending solution across the top of the panel and let the blended inks run downward onto a paper towel. While the panel dried, I cut one black and one yellow cityscape. I adhered the black cityscape die cut to the bottom of the panel and then adhered the panel to the silver foil cardstock layer. I adhered all the windows from the yellow die cut into the negative spaces on the black die cut and stamped the sentiment in black StazOn ink. Once the StazOn was dry, I adhered the panel to the card base and added three tiny iridescent gemstones.

I dug through my scrap bin and found a couple light blue cardstock scraps and cut strips which I adhered down the left side of the inside panel along with a strip of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on silver foil cardstock.

And one more look… such a fun design that was so easy to create!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Catz: #540 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Africa (no twist)
2. Inkspirational Challenge: #233 – Tower

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, Ranger Yupo paper, GKD Black Onyx and Sweet Corn cardstock, light blue cardstock scraps
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Kind Words and Sayings and Sentiments stamp sets
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- eggjplant, cranberry, sailboat blue, aqua and lettuce; Jet Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Night Line die
Accessories: Ranger alcohol blending solution, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a project with us this week at JUGS using the inspiration photo! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#hohoho

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous week! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring a very cool vintage Santa on a handmade background using Neenah Classic Linen and Crest cardstock (both are on sale this month so be sure to get you some) along with a variety of other cardstock. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m filling in today for a teammate who is caught up in some pretty gnarly weather where she is and unable to create a project. I had this Santa cut and assembled, sitting on my desk waiting to be made into something, so I volunteered to fill in so I could use him! He’s so stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it!

I cut a top-folding 5-1/2″ square card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I cut a layering panel for the front from Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock and used a repetitive die to create a background of die cut dots for a little interest. I layered the die cut panel on a slightly larger Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock panel, adhered a strip of Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green 65# cardstock and then adhered the vintage Santa. As mentioned above, I had already die cut and assembled the vintage Santa – he was created from the following cardstock: Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock, for his suit, Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock for his beard and suit trim, Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock and Shadow Gray 80# cardstock for his belt, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock for his glasses and belt buckle, Sandcastle 80# cardstock for his face, and Basis Pink 80# cardstock for his cheeks and nose. For the sentiment, I die cut #hohoho into black cardstock and layered the negative space onto white cardstock, adding back the center of the hashtag and center of the o’s. I rounded the corners and adhered it vertically to the upper left side. The finishing touch was adding three small white enamel dots to the bottom left corner of the green strip.

I cut the inside panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and layered it on a Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock panel. I embellished it with green and red strips, stamped the sentiment in red ink and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more look… I’m so loving how this turned out! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy working with this cardstock! Wow!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #2 February 2021 – Anything Goes w/ optional Heart and Soles
2. Crafty Catz: #540 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Africa (no twist)
3. Creative Moments: #209 – Anything Goes
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #140 – Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #152 – Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #186 – Anything Goes
7. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #02 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock
Shadow Gray 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Sandcastle 80# cardstock
Basis Pink 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Jolly St. Nick Colorize Thinlits, Festive Repeat Thinlits and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits; Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, 1/8″ Scor-Tape, Stick-It Adhesive Sheet, Xyron 510 Creative Station, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet White 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

Loki has advanced to the Top 10!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in quickly this morning to THANK all of you who have and/or are continuing to vote for our handsome guy, Loki in the America’s Favorite Pet competition! He advanced to the Top 10 last week, and the Top 5 will be chosen in a couple days! We’re hoping he’ll continue advancing and be among the Top 5 with your continued votes! We are so excited!

As always, there is a free voting button on Loki’s page which is good for one free vote every day! We’ve just been notified that they are running a 2-for-1 on PAWs votes purchased until 11:00 PM EST tonight – if you’re so inclined! ;)

Please vote for Loki here: https://americasfavpet.com/2021/loki-b4ac

Thanks again! <3 <3 <3

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig