mixed media

love U tag

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start. We’re a little closer to Christmas and I am done with Christmas cards and have moved on to another occasion, lol! I’m stoked to share an inspiration project for the Mixed Up Merchandise Printables DT. I created an adorable Valentine tag (for the hubs – shhh… don’t tell him!) using the very awesome Little People – Please Be Seated and Tickets #1 Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! Oh, what fun I had! I guess I was in a tag kind of mood this weekend because I made two! The tag base is a package insert destined for the trash that I rescued because I just knew I could create something with it! I even decorated the back of the tag with bubble wrap stamping and stenciling.

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I printed the Little People (boy ‘happiness’ and girl ‘childhood’) on ivory cardstock, fussy cut them and inked the edges. I printed the tickets and sheet of stamps on heavy white paper, fussy cut those and inked the edges. I die cut a stitched heart and inked the edges, and grabbed a Prima flower and the inked the edges of that. Then I put all these elements aside while I prepared the tag base. I cut the top corners off diagonally to make the rectangular package insert tag-shaped, and then covered it with Melange tissue wrap. I applied texture crackle paste with a mini dot stencil, and when that dried, I spritzed pink India ink over the tag and let the ink run.

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I positioned the Little People on a segment of zipper layered on some crocheted lace adhered across the top of the sheet of stamps with rounded corners, just like a couch, lol! I adhered Newsprint alphabet letters spelling ‘love U’ and colored them with Memento Rich Cocoa marker. I inked the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain distress ink,  and the final touch was splattered brown acrylic paint mixed with a little water.

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Here are a couple more angled photos to show the dimension. I’m really diggin’ how this turned out – I hope my other half loves it as much as I do! ;)

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And, finally, here is a pic of the back of the tag which features the bubble wrap stamping and stenciling.

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Proud to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #356 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Little People – Please Be Seated
Tickets #1

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Corrugated package insert, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Melon Mambo cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Melange Tissue Wrap
Ink: Pink India ink, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die
Accessories:  Liquitex Matte Gel, bubble wrap, Ranger Opaque Texture Crackle Paste, Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil, Memory Box Mini Dots Stencil, Prima flower, Wild Orchid Crafts crocheted lace, Indygo Junction Vintage Zipper, American Crafts Newsprint Thickers alphabet, ribbon and twine scraps

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Hero Arts Good-bye and Good Luck tag

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Sunday and I hope you’re having a fun crafty weekend! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit along with the Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil. I created a fun good luck tag in honor of our “Make It Pop” challenge this month (with lots of layers and dimension), and what’s really neat is the tag base is a leftover corrugated package insert that I almost threw away but caught myself when I thought “Oh, I could use that!” I also did some stamping with bubble wrap on the back of the tag along with some stenciling. This was a fun one! So fun, in fact, that I ended up making another one for another design team project, so stay tuned – you’ll see that one in a few days, lol!

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I printed a vintage car, international postage and two suitcases on ivory cardstock, fussy cut them all and set them aside. I cut the top corners off diagonally to make the rectangular package insert tag-shaped, and then covered it with Postale tissue wrap. I added a strip of torn page from an old paperback novel, and then applied texture crackle paste with a mini dot stencil. When that dried, I spritzed pink and blue India ink over the tag and let the ink run.

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I watered down some brown acrylic paint and brushed it over the antique car and when it was dry, I adhered it to the tag with foam tape.

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I adhered the international postage, the pair of suitcases, a pretty Prima flower, some crocheted lace with zipper trim, and then the sentiment. I inked the edges of the tag with Walnut Stain distress ink,  and the final touch was splattered brown acrylic paint mixed with a little water.

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Here are a couple more angled photos to show the dimension. I’m really loving how this turned out – it’s mixed media but a simple design!

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And, finally, here is a pic of the back of the tag which features the bubble wrap stamping I mentioned above and stenciling with the Hero Arts Pop Pattern stencil.

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit
Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Corrugated package insert, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz idea-ology Postale Tissue Wrap
Ink: Pink and blue India ink, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamps die
Accessories:  Liquitex Matte Gel, bubble wrap, Ranger Opaque Texture Crackle Paste, Memory Box Mini Dots Stencil, Prima flower, Wild Orchid Crafts crocheted lace, Indygo Junction Vintage Zipper, ribbon and twine scraps

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop 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 Birthday Bash. 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

Hero Arts WELCOME to the neighborhood

Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and my wish to you is to have a wonderful weekend! We’re (still) waiting for snow in our little town in Colorado, lol! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the absolutely adorable Hero Arts Silly Scape City Buildings digital kit. I’m in love – and it has some amazing extras that come with it! I created a fun note card that would be an awesome compliment to some baked goodies taken to a new neighbor!

We’re a little more than a week in with our December Make It Pop challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking and I thought this card would make a great sample, with bright colors and several layers.

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I printed the cloud background on white cardstock along with three of the building images. I left one building image uncolored, fussy cut it and adhered it to the background piece which I layered on black cardstock. I completely colored the second building image, fussy cut it, and affixed it over top of the black and white image on the background on foam tape.

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I colored just a few of the buildings in the foreground on the third image, fussy cut them and affixed them on top of the second layer with foam tape. I printed the sentiment on my computer, cut it into a strip and adhered it to the top of the front panel. I left the inside blank to write a custom message. Loving how this turned out – the dimension is so cool!

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Happy to share this fun card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Wk 49 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Silly Scape City Buildings digital kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB6, DR2, GB11, LV2, CT4, OR3, TB8, BP4, JG5, GT2; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories:  Scotch dimensional foam tape, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop 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 Birthday Bash. 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

mixed media · Papercraft

Life is a Journey wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using Art TexturesBig Art TexturesWriting Backgrounds and Kind Words stamp sets. I created a mixed media wall hanging. This is my last post for Paper Wings Productions and I wanted to create something really neat! Life is definitely a journey and we need to make the most of it! I’d like to thank Carrie and the rest of the design team for having me along this term. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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I started with a 5×5 Gessobord and then added a torn piece of corrugated paper, a piece of fabric mesh and a rusted metal heart attached to a swivel clasp.

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I applied some crackle paste as well as some distress grit paste with a stencil. From there, I added an assortment of gears, charms, a book clip, buttons, beads, flowers, and sea glass, and then covered everything in white gesso. Several of the items were repurposed- the fabric mesh, a pop-top and a hard plastic ring.

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Then came the fun part of inking it up with red, pink, orange and yellow India inks, spritzing with water and letting it run. I rubbed gold acrylic paint over all the surfaces and then I did some random stamping with black StazOn ink. I splattered watered-down white Gesso over the entire piece with a fan brush.

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The final step was adding the pieces of paper straws, the sentiment and the twine for hanging. Loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this mixed media wall hanging into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #356 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Big Art Textures stamp set
Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Black StazOn Ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Big Bite
Accessories: Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage, Studio White Gesso, Liquitex Gold paint, Funkie Junkie Boutique Rusted Heart, Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasp, Tim Holtz Bouquet, Yellow Thick Baker’s Twine, Webster’s Pages Paper Straws, assorted charms, buttons, book clip and sea glass

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

HAPPY new year for Paper Wings Productions December Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from Ashley’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please click HERE to start from the beginning.

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Are you ready for our last blog hop of the year? The theme for this month is “Celebrations”. We will look at how each of our designers uses celebrations in their creations. How does your family celebrate holidays? Do you hand make cards, presents, or even wrapping paper? We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own holiday projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

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The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, December 5th!

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Okay, let me side-track you for a minute or three to showcase my project! I created a sparkly New Year’s card with a vintage feel using a sentiment from the Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set  and an adorable image from the Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet. It felt good to create a New Year’s card after all the Christmas cards I made, lol!

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I created the background by repetitively stamping “HAPPY new year” on a piece of ivory cardstock in Ground Espresso distress ink, and adhered this to a brown card base. I layered the vintage image on red cardstock, popped it up on foam tape and then layered it on another piece of slightly larger red cardstock, and centered this on the stamped background. I cut several strips of red glitter paper and outlined the stamped background, overlapping the corners.

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I added a tiny red Dot Sparkler to each of the four corners of the image, and affixed a simple brown jute cord bow to the bottom center of the image.

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I stamped a sentiment on the inside panel layered on red cardstock and embellished it with a strip of red glitter paper.

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! Now be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog next!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Dana
Ashley
Leslie (you’re here!)
Veronica
Paper Wings Productions

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’d love to enter this vintage New Year’s card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #34 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #20 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Cherry Red and Early Espresso cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Range Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Accessories: Fiskars Stamp Positioner, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, 3 Girl JAM Brown Jute Cord, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will hop along with us! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

hello there!

Hi everyone! The December Make It Pop challenge is live over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot stamps and dies, and quite a few Hero Arts inks. Not only did I use lots of layers but I used lots of stamps and lots of color!

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I have to tell you that this color layering stamp set (and dies) are sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store. I hate to admit that I messed up and created this project for our challenge this month not realizing (or not remembering, lol) they were sold out, but I do have good news – you can special order the stamps and dies at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

This is probably one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets and I was really excited to use it. I created a double fun fold and used just about every stamp in the set. Lots of color and lots of layers. And my all-time favorite color – green. ;)

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Here’s a shot of the first fold open from right to left to reveal a sentiment.

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And here’s a shot of the second fold open from bottom to top to reveal another sentiment. Isn’t this just stinkin’ cute?!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #379 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #177 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1748 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Color Layering Parrot Frame Cuts (special order from a2z Scrapbooking at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Moss Ink
Hero Arts Fresh Lawn
Hero Arts Lime Green Ink
Hero Arts Grape Juice Ink
Hero Arts Aegean Ink
Hero Arts Indigo Ink
Hero Arts Rose Madder Ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, GKD Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circle Punches
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Large green gemstone

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop 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 Birthday Bash. 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

Let It Snow card trio

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! Can you believe this is the last month of this year?! A new challenge is launching this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #104 – Winter Wonderland! Our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Pickled Potpourri and DRS Designs, so come on over and play with us for a chance to win an amazing prize! I created a set of three adorable CAS snowman cards which completes my Christmas card stash this year!

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These were super simple and consist of a snowman image, a snowflake, a patterned paper strip and a sentiment.

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I colored all the snowman blocks with Spectrum Noir markers in wintery blues and fussy cut them all. I embellished the ‘frames’ around each with white gloss Crystal Drops.

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I printed the sentiment (also included with the images) three times and cut them with a fishtail sentiment strip. I added a snowflake die cut to each card.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment.

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Here’s a final shot of all three cards together. I just love how these turned out!

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Thrilled to enter this adorable set of cards into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S is for Snow People
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #194 – Christmas + A Sentiment
Card Mania: #99 – Christmas
CCC Digi Creations: #86 – Spots and/or Stripes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: December Challenge – Anything Goes
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!: December Challenge – Christmas/Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Challenge – Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #373 – Christmas
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Make My Monday: Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #46 – Season’s Greetings
Pearly Sparkles: #23 – Merry Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: #45 – Anything Goes + Christmas

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Pickled Potpourri Snowman Blocks digital images, Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TB1, TB2, TB4, DR5, OR3, CT4, CG4, DG4, IG1
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Essential Fish Tail Sentiment Strip, Karen Burniston Snowman Twist Circle die set
Accessories: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of Christmas cards and will link up a Winter Wonderland project with us this month! Be sure to visit Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Pickled Potpourri and DRS Designs – I know you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig