Papercraft

cherish

** 8/1/17 Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown! **

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week has started off with a bang! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using several Hero Arts products – Vintage Travel Digital Kit, Love by Lia stamp set, Intense Black inkPaper Layering Eiffel Tower die and Detail Black Embossing Powder. I created a CAS anniversary card for the hubs done in one of my favorite color combos of black and white with a pop of red. So romantic! ;)

This card was super easy! I printed the Map overlay and the Postmark stamp in a 5.5″ square area along with the Paris stamp off to one side (all from the Vintage Travel Digital Kit) on white cardstock. I trimmed the map area to a size slightly smaller than my card base and matted it on black cardstock, then cut out the little Paris stamp and adhered it with dimensional foam at an angle over the postmark.

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I cut a strip of red and white polkadot paper, matted it on black and adhered it across the bottom portion of the map panel. I stamped ‘cherish’ from the Love by Lia stamp set in Versamark and embossed it with the Detail Black Embossing Powder.

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I adhered the Paper Layering Eiffel Tower  die cut with dimensional foam and finished the front with varying sizes of Berry Red Crystal Drops. I’m loving how this turned out!

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I decorated the inside with a leftover piece of the polkadot paper, stamped the sentiment from the same Love by Lia stamp set and matted the panel on red cardstock. I went one step further and stamped the bottom portion of the sentiment again in red ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock, fussy cut the little hearts and adhered them over top of the hearts in the sentiment, leaving just a tiny ‘shadow’ of black.

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Happy to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #346 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #92 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #30 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #13 – Dies
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #62 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #95 – Bon Voyage/Vacation
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #9 – Favorite Colors
Tuesday Throwdown: #353 – Black & White + 1 Other Color
Word Art Wednesday: #292/293 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Black Onyx cardstock, Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock, Stampin’ Up Sending Love DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts Vintage Travel Digital Kit, Hero Arts Love by Lia stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Intense Black ink, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Eiffel Tower die
Accessories: Hero Arts Detail Black Embossing Powder, Berry Red Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Anything Goes this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Flower Sandal

** 8/13/17 Sweet Sprinkles Award Winner at Pile It On! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had an amazing week! Mine has been great – life is pretty darn good these days! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using three papers from the Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack – Orange Plaid, Hoot Hoot and Owls & Flowers. This is my last post for the Dare 2B Artzy design team and I thank these ladies for this amazing opportunity – I’ve had such a good time! I’ll be back as a guestie in a few months! ;)

Cindy, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, asked me to create a sandal for her to take to craft shows for display, and this adorable sandal is what I came up with. I created a flip flop template several years ago that I use to make the flip flops and other sandals in my paper shoe collection which you can find HERE if you’re interested in looking.  This sandal has a heel, however, and the others do not (template has no heel) but I will soon update my template to include the optional heel.

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I targeted a pink and red flower and cut out several of them to layer the different pieces. I added some clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the largest pink layer and several tiny silver seed beads (adhered with the Crystal Drops) to the center of the flower for a ‘jeweled’ effect.

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I have such a shoe fetish and sure wish I could make my own shoes! I’d have a gazillion pairs, lol! So pleased with how this turned out!

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Here’s one last shot… of the sole. :)

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Proud to enter this cute little sandal in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #346 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #92 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #62 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Pile It On: #132 – Primary Colors and/or Something Beginning with “S”
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #95 – Bon Voyage/Vacation (need sandals for vacay!)
Word Art Wednesday: #292/293 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘Bright’ project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Fired Brick cardstock
Accessories: Foamies foam, Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Silver shimmer Seed Beads

 

Papercraft

Hero Arts Poetic Petals Note Cards

** 8/5/17 Top 4 at Daisy Chain Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! My wish for you is a wonderful week coming up! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit and Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings. I created a set of four CAS note cards, each with a different flower and sentiment on the front and blank inside. These are large, at 5.5″ square, so there’s lots of room inside to write a message. And OMGosh, these flowers are gorgeous!

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I put a fun little twist on these – that’s the beauty of working with digital images! I created a background of sentiments on which to print the flowers. I created one snippet of the Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings preview sheet, duplicated it three more times and printed the block of four snippets on a sheet of white cardstock.

I put the sentiments sheet back into the printer and printed the flowers right over top of the sentiments. I fussy cut each flower, heat set it and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. I ran each flower through my Creative Station to put adhesive on the back and adhered it to a piece of vanilla cardstock layered on gold mirror cardstock. For a little texture, I embossed a different color cardstock for each card which I layered on a piece of cardstock matching the color of the flower.

I chose four different sentiments which I printed on vanilla cardstock, cut into flags and layered on the gold mirror cardstock. I adhered the pieces to the card bases and finished each card with pearls. I thoroughly enjoyed making these and I’m so tickled with how they turned out! Here is a close-up of each card:

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Proud to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #14 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #94 – Summer Fun
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #10 – Floral
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: July CAS Challenge
House of Cards: Stripes and/or Colors (used three of the colors)
Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #45 – Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: July Challenge – Anything With Flowers
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #290/291 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Challenge – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, GKD Ivory, Peach Bellini, Ocean Mist, Innocent Pink and Honey Mustard cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Poetic Petals Digital Kit and Say It In Pieces Digital Greetings
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BT2, BT3, LV1, HB1, CR1, CR2, LG5, DG4, EB6, TN4
Accessories:  Stampin Up Cable Knit Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Pearls- Light Green, Light Blue and Light Yellow; Stampin Up White Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of note cards and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Anything Goes this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

 

Papercraft

Clutch Purse w/ Set of Note Cards

** 7/24/17 Top 3 at That’s Crafty Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday to you! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project using the amazing Paisley Bliss stamp set, Paisley paper and Totally Black ink. I created an awesome little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. This is the second set I’ve created and the possibilities are literally endless! If you’re interested, you can see the first set HERE. ;)

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I stamped the “Creativity takes courage” quote (which I absolutely love) on the front flap that I decorated with the strip from the top of the paper and some thin strips of navy blue cardstock, and a vintage button.

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I stamped the large paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set on a scrap piece of white cardstock, scanned it and cut it with my Scan N Cut, and colored it with three Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The Zig colors were pretty bright so I layered a piece of thick vellum (also cut with the Scan N Cut using the same scanned paisley shape) to mute the colors. I used this as an accent on the bottom of the flap.

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This is a shot of the back flap which I decorated with thin strips of navy blue cardstock.

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This is the clutch purse opened up to reveal the set of cards. Really loving how this set turned out! ;)

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The set of four cards are all stamped with that awesome quote and several paisley stamps, and colored with the same three Zig markers.  I even stamped and colored a small paisley on the envelopes! I added a layer of the vellum (to mute the colors), several sequins and a hand-cut flag with a tiny button to each card.

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Happy to enter this fun project into the following challenges:
Card Mania: #94 – Summer Fun
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 – Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #10 – Floral
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #290/291 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and In The Navy cardstock scraps, SU Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes, SweetStamps 36# vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker; Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers- Turquoise Green, Yellow Green, Pale Green
Dies/Punches: EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Doodlebug Design sequins, tiny white buttons

Papercraft

Perpetual Calendar

Hello, crafty friends! It’s been a short week for many of you in the States with the July 4th holiday – hope it was a great celebration! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft For The Craic and I’m excited to share my GD inspiration project for the July Handmade Flowers challenge! I made ANOTHER perpetual calendar – I really love this cut file as it makes them so easy to throw together! Hope you don’t mind seeing two in a row… I actually made this one prior to the green one and did not intend for them to be posted back-to-back but since they were for two different design teams and two different types of challenges, that’s just how it worked out! :\

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The double-sided paper is from Dare 2B Artzy and really brings the orange and navy blue color combo together in a beautiful way. The month stamps are from Stampin’ Up and are just the perfect size for the boxes.

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The navy blue Glittered Gumdrops coordinate with the numbers on the cubes and the handmade flowers across the bottom of the base.

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I’m really loving how these turned out and can see more of them in my future, lol! The two I’ve made so far are gifts for a couple special ladies in my life. I hope they like them!

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Happy to enter this fun calendar into the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges: #39 – Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #192 – Tic Tac Toe (gems or pearls / stamp or digi / die cuts)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #345 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges: #10 – Floral
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #290/291 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Tomato Soup cardstock, SU Night of Navy cardstock, D2BA Owls & Flowers paper
Stamps: SU Day To Day stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty Perpetual Calendar SVG cut file, SU Itty Bitty flower punch
Accessories: WOC flat back ivory pearl string, YNS navy blue Glittered Gumdrops, Stampendous red Dot Sparklers, Red Berry Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wonderful perpetual calendar and will link up a project with some handmade flowers on it this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

relax

Hello, crafty friends! Well, we are officially past the half-way mark of 2017. Like I keep saying, Christmas will be here before we know it, lol! I created a fun Perpetual Calendar for our Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colors challenge going on this month! I used the GOR-JUSS Diamond Bliss Paper and a sentiment from the Flip Flops stamp set stamped in Margarita Lime ink! LOVE these colors! Come on over and play with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice! ;)

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OMG, I had such a good time creating this! The Dare 2B Artzy double-sided 12 x 12 papers are amazing and of such good quality – just perfect for projects like this.

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I couldn’t decide which side of the paper I wanted to use for the cubes or the walls on the base, so I cut all the layering pieces and kept flipping them until I made up my mind. I love the sentiment – a reminder, every day, to take a moment to relax!

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Here’s one more shot of a different angle. These colors are just amazing, and perfect for our ‘bright colors’ challenge this month!

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I’m so tickled with how this turned out. The days and months keep rolling with these cubes and boxes… just like they do in real life! ;)

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I’d love to enter this perpetual calendar into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #61 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #166 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #49 – Summer Brights
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #8 – Dies and/or Punches
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Fun

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘bright colors’ project this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Diamond Bliss Paper
Stamps: Flip Flops stamp set
Ink: Margarita Lime ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Jelly Bean Green and In The Navy cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty Perpetual Calendar SVG cut file, Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Lil Inker Designs Notebook die
Accessories: Lime Green rhinestones