Papercraft

Clutch Purse w/ Set of Note Cards

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post on this fine April Fool’s Day. The April House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Feathers and/or Colors! How’s this for an inspiration photo… gorgeous, or what?! :)

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I created a little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. I can’t tell you how much fun this was! My inspiration came from a YouTube video HERE. Pre-made 5″ x 3-1/2″ card bases and envelopes, slightly smaller than the standard A2 size, were used in the video. I always put my own spin on projects that inspire me. I cut my own card bases and made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board. I put glitter cardstock ‘trim’ on the flap which matches the strip on the cards.

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The double-sided paper, cardstock and ink are all from Stampin’ Up! I created a stamped and punched flower for the front, and tucked a piece of cheesecloth (dyed with diluted Color Wash to match the paper and cardstock) behind the flower. I put the magnets for the closure between the flap layers so they aren’t seen.

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The clutch opens up to reveal a set of four feathered note cards with envelopes. Love, love, love!

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This is a close-up of one of the note cards which are blank on the inside. I embellished the fronts with four tiny clear rhinestones and a strip of glitter cardstock that matches the paper and cardstock.

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Would love to enter this set into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #338 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (blue, blossom)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, SU Garden Green and Crushed Curry cardstock scraps, SU Subtles DSP stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels stack
Stamps: GKD Stamper’s Favorites stamp set
Ink: SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: SU Blossom Builder punch, SU 3/4″ Circle punch
Accessories: SU Rhinestones, cheesecloth, Denim Adirondack Color Wash (diluted), WRMK Envelope Punch Board

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! We’d love to see your feathers and/or colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

hello, baby… (boy)

** 4/16/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft! **

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s April 1st?! Hope nobody gets over on you with an April Fool’s joke today, lol! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for April Anything Goes! You’ll remember last month I created a baby girl card using the three-step ‘Baby Bear’ stamp set from Stampin’ Up! Well, this month I have a baby boy card created with the same stamp set. How cute is this?! :) A CAS design with minimal embellishments. The card base was cut with that same awesome Papertrey Ink die set. ;)

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I cut the image with a stitched oval die and layered it on foam for a little dimension. All four corners were embellished with rhinestones. The seam binding bow matches the cardstock.

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment on a panel cut with a die from the same die set

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Proud to enter this sweet card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #338 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (brown, bear)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge Blog: #165 – Cards with Animals
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #42 – Into The Woods
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White and Little Boy Blue cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Baby Bear stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip ink; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Ink ‘Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection’
Accessories: White fun foam, MISTI, Really Reasonable Ribbon Glory Blue seam binding, Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones

 I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! Remember, all of our challenges are Anything Goes and you can enter up to five projects! We welcome any and all kinds of handmade creations – from cards, tags, ATCs and scrapbook layouts – to 3-D projects, mixed media canvases and altered projects – and even knitting, crocheting, quilting and jewelry-making! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Celebrate

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday to you all and I hope you’ll be able to get some crafting in this weekend! I’m excited to share my Love To Scrap Challenge Blog DT inspiration project for LTSCB #96 – Girlz Rule! Our amazing sponsors this month are Pickled Potpourri, Little Blue Button Stamps and Heartfelt Creations, and we hope you’ll play with us!

I chose the gorgeous ‘Life Is A Circus’ image from Little Blue Button image for my girly card. I couldn’t decide whether to concentrate on birthday, engagement, anniversary or milestone, so I left it open!

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I’m in love with these papers and couldn’t wait to use them with this gorgeous image. I added some paper flowers that I inked, a lace doily and some red Glittered Gumdrops.

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I also added some velvet ribbon and white metallic thread. I used TH Label Letters for the sentiment on the front. I’m really loving how this turned out!

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front and then stamped the sentiment in black and red to coordinate with the overall color scheme.

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I’d love to enter this girly card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (black, bow)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #135 – Anything Goes with optional Inspired by a Song (no option)
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Challenges: #225 – Layer It Up
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes (no option)
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, Marco’s Black cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Little Blue Button Stamps ‘Life Is A Circus’ digital image, SU Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, TN1, TN3, TN4, GB8, GB10; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, SU Real Red ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear shimmer marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose Lace Edge die
Accessories: SU Lace Doily, YNS red Glittered Gumdrops, RRR white Metallic String, Recollections paper flowers, TH Idea-ology Label Letters

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will consider crafting something girly to enter in our challenge this month! Be sure to check out all the fun digis and fun crafty goodies at Pickled Potpourri, Little Blue Button Stamps and Heartfelt Creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig