3-D projects · Papercraft

A gift from me to you.

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Friday to you! I’ve popped in this morning to share a fun little gift box from Simply Crafty SVGs! This Clutch Purse Box is in the ‘Freebies’ section and is so much fun to make! Since joining the Simply Crafty SVGs design team, I’ve decided to create an extra project each month in addition to my regular DT inspiration project which will feature a free file in the shop.

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I used black cardstock for the base along with a gorgeous floral patterned paper for the decorative panels. I stamped the ‘gift’ sentiment in black on a scrap of coral paper to match, then again in Versamark, and then embossed it in clear. I cut the sentiment with a flag die and added a flower from my stash.

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Here is one final shot of the box opened up. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral scrap, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Stamps: Neat & Tangled Out of the Box stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Clutch Purse Box cut file, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip die
Accessories: Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Flower from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store! There are tons of awesome files! AND Sandy has just added some new ones! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Clockwork Heart note card

Hi everyone! I hope your February is off to a great start! We sure are loving life… since moving to Colorado last May, we’ve finally found our dream home and will be closing on it in a few weeks! Grinning from ear to ear here, lol! The Blank Page Muse February challenge, Blue Heart & Time, is going live tomorrow and I’m stoked to share my Inspiration Team project! I created a very cool mixed media note card that could be used for just about any occasion.

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I started by completely spraying a long narrow piece of white cardstock with blue India ink and then spritzing the center of a quarter sheet of cardstock with the same ink and a little water for a more muted effect.

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When dry, I stamped the largest heart from the Hearty Doodles Stamp Set three times on the cardstock I sprayed with blue ink.

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Then the fun began… I stamped the Clock with Crown on the background, along with some of the hexagon shapes from the Hearty Doodles Stamp Set, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I inked the edges of the background with black distress ink. fussy cut the blue hearts and layered them on top of each other, and wrapped some black memory thread around them. I tied three white flowers together with black thread.

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I stamped A clockwork heart cannot replace the real thing phrase on a piece of scrap cardstock and tore all the edges which I inked with the black distress ink. I went back and spritzed a little more ink over the background (to make the color a little more vivid) before adhering the panel to black glitter cardstock. I then added the sentiment, white satin ribbon flowers, layered hearts and a small bow. The final touch was several dots of Ebony Black Crystal Drops.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom message. I embellished the white panel with a leftover piece of the black glitter paper and then layered the panel on black cardstock.

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And here’s one final photo showing the dimension. Very pleased with how this turned out! :)

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Blank Page Muse (formerly Sin City Stamps) products used:
Clock with Crown
Hearty Doodles Stamp Set
A clockwork heart cannot replace the real thing phrase

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Black Glimmer Paper
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Blue India ink
Accessories: White satin ribbon flowers, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider linking up a “Blue Heart & Time” project with us this month for your chance to win a prize! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Blank Page Muse store! You’re going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Vintage Mailbox

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I’m posting my first DT inspiration project today for Simply Crafty SVGs and I can’t wait to show you what I made, lol! What an adorable cut file – a Vintage Mailbox that I created in one of my all-time favorite color combos of black, white and pink. So fun!

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I cut the mailbox base from black cardstock and all of the coordinating pieces in pink and white polkadot paper.

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I cut the decorative oval in the center in plain pink cardstock and embellished it with pink gemstones.

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I also cut the ‘MAIL’ label for the lid from plain pink cardstock. I adhered a paper flower from my stash as well as a velcro circle underneath to keep the lid closed.

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I took this project one step further and made a set of six note cards to tuck inside. ;)

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All the card bases are black with blank white inserts to write custom messages. I used pink polka dot paper on three of them and plain pink cardstock on the other three, and adhered tiny black heart die cuts (from my stash), all to coordinate with the mailbox. :)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pop of Pink DSP
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Vintage Mailbox cut file
Accessories:  Pink gemstones, paper flower from stash, velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will check out all the absolutely wonderful cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs! You’ll be so smitten, lol! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Simply Crafty SVGs DT!

Yay, we were announced today… the new design team for Simply Crafty SVGs! SO looking forward to crafting with this awesome team! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – if you own a die cutting machine that can cut SVG files, you’ll be in heaven! Fun files at amazing prices!

Simply Crafty SVGs 2018 Design Team

Check out our new team HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Love You

Hi everyone! Happy Happy Thursday! And it’s a new month! I’m posting the new challenge today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Words of Love Digital Kit! I created a CAS Valentine, and what an awesome bunch of digis!

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Super easy and very effective card. I resized each of the letters, making some taller and some wider than others, and layered them two thick for a little dimension. I colored them with alcohol markers to match the pink cardstock and then clear sparkle overlay marker. I adhered the letters to the layered oval die cuts which I adhered to the card base. I stamped the word ‘YOU’ in Crimson ink and layered about six small pieces of cardstock under it for lots of dimension and adhered that to the front along with three large antique pearls.

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The sentiment on the inside is also printed from the digital kit and cut with an oval die. I layered the panel on the pink cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip of the pink cardstock.

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One more look…

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a2z products used:
Hero Arts Words of Love Digital Kit
Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Large Antique Pearls
Hero Arts Crimson Ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White, and Melon Mambo cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PP2, PP4, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is It’s a Love Thing this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Words of Love. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

love you

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Thursday and happy first day of February, the month of love! A new challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is underway this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #106 – I Love You! We’re being sponsored this month by STAMPlorations so be sure to link up with us for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate! AND all challenge participants have the opportunity to save 15% on their STAMPlorations order by using the discount code LOVETOSCRAP15 — how awesome is that?!

I chose the Funny Kinda Love – Big Grins stamp set and CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die to create a valentine for my hubby. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set – the sentiments are funny and really hit ‘close to home’ as I find myself dealing with early stages of senility.

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Ed has a great sense of humor and will love this! I created an inlaid die cut on the panel above the stamped and colored image and layered the panel on foam. I wanted some valentine-y love kind of stuff on the card but not overdone, so I used red dotted paper and added a few white flat-back pearls and a doily.

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I decorated the inside panel with a leftover strip of the dotted paper used on the front. I stamped a simple sentiment and a heart on the panel and layered it on red cardstock.

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One final look… I love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock, Stampin’ Up Sending Love DSP
Stamps: STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love – Big Grins stamp set
Ink: DR2, FS2, FS3, FS8, TB1, TB2, TN5, TN6, GB1, GB4; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Festive Berries distress ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Clustered Hearts die
Accessories:  Darice Foamies white foam, Bo Bunny Doily

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see your LOVE-themed projects! Remember, all of our challenge participants have the opportunity to receive a 15% discount on their STAMPlorations order by using the discount code LOVETOSCRAP15 — you’ll absolutely love ALL the fun stamps and dies at STAMPlorations! I can honestly vouch for the superior quality and deeply etched stamps! I LOVE them! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Birthday Wishes

Hello, my crafty friends! A new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #10 – Anything Goes + Clean and Simple! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and the technique twist is optional and not required to play!

I created a pretty birthday card stamped on chalkboard cardstock. I’ve had this chalkboard cardstock in my stash for a while and decided it was time to break it out and use it. And I ask you this – have you ever TRIED to leave a ‘dusting’ of white embossing powder over your background?! Bwahahaha, this was not an easy task! If I didn’t actually WANT any extra embossing powder on the background, there would be plenty of it there and I’d have to use my little brush to sweep it away!

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I embossed the stamped image and sentiment in white and colored the flowers with a purple chalkboard marker. It took several tries of huffing on the cardstock, lightly scattering embossing powder and then using the heat tool, but I finally achieved the look I was after.

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I used a punch on the corners of the focal image and layer on the front as well as the stamped inside panel for a little interest.

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Here’s one final shot.

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Supplies used:
Cardstock/Paper: Darice Chalkboard cardstock, GKD Black Onyx and White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Avant Garden and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets
Ink: Marvy Uchida Purple Bistro Chalk Marker, Spectrum Noir LG5, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories: Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an anything goes project this month! We’d love to see you play the optional CAS twist but it’s not necessary to play! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig