Papercraft

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Hello, happy crafters! Hope you’ve had an awesome week! It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft For The Craic! I’m excited to share my GD inspiration project for the August Include a Triangle Shape challenge! I was in a ‘pink’ kind of mood and created a very feminine and flowery friendship card.

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Most of the supplies I used on this are from Stampin’ Up! – cardstock, paper, ink, punches and rhinestones. The gorgeous doily is a Cheery Lynn die and so much classier than most pre-cut doilies. I just got the Tim Holtz Tag Press that I was anxious to use, and I love it! The little bouquet of flowers is also a TH product that is new in my stash. :)

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I decorated in the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock from the front and stamped a simple sentiment on the layered panel. I’m really happy with how this turned out. :)

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Proud to enter this girly friendship card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz: #53 – Pretty Pastels
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use a Sentiment Instead of an Image
QKR Stampede: #255 – Anything Goes or Make It Humorous
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/option of Girly
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything  Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper
 SU Thick White, regular White, Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock, SU Love Blossoms DSP
Stamps: 
SU A Dozen Thoughts stamp set
Ink: SU Rose Red ink
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn French Pastry die, SU 1-1/4″ circle punch, SU 1-3/4″ scalloped circle punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ scalloped circle punch
Accessories: Tim Holtz Tag Press and 1-1/4″ Ring, Tim Holtz Bouquet Flowers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, SU Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project this month that includes a triangle shape! That’s a pretty simple challenge, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Thankful – Grateful – BLESSED

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m popping in today with a card that is not a design team project! It’s a long overdue ‘thank you’ to Dawn, a sweet lady who was a tremendous help to me re-stashing a good bit of my cardstock and papers that I lost when we moved to Colorado from Florida back in early May. She got me a 25% discount on a huge order which I thought was amazing!

For those of you who are not friends with me on Facebook, let me share my story real quick before I share my project. When we were moving here, my husband was pulling the fifth wheel and I was behind him pulling a small enclosed trailer. The interstate going through Louisiana is horrible (ruts, pot holes, separated concrete, eroded concrete) which beat the pure crap out of us, our five cats and our rigs. It was just awful. The bouncing, bamming and slamming broke the latch on the slide-out storage tray in the under-belly of the fifth wheel which slammed up against the door and broke the lock and two latches. Consequently, the tray slid out and several tubs of my scrapbooking supplies (cardstock, double-sided papers and embellishments) blew out all over the interstate.

As awful as it was, the litter was a beautiful array of color! I pulled over behind my husband and sat there watching as dozens of cars and trucks come through it with colored paper and cardstock sucked onto the grills of their vehicles! As much as I wanted to cry, I had to smile! There was too much traffic to get out to try to salvage anything. But he did fix the lock and latches on the door when we got to the next town and drilled a hole in the slide-out storage tray to put a huge bolt with nut in it, so it won’t ever slide out again while we’re traveling. Never, in a million years, did we expect something like that to happen. As much as fifth wheels cost, one would think the latches would be heavy-duty. I lost hundreds of dollars worth of craft supplies but at least we were safe. I have spent the last two months trying to re-stash embellishments, making a list as I discover what’s missing, and I’m no where near finished, lol!

Now for Dawn’s card that went out in the mail to her today. ;) I’m calling this a zig-zag fold. It was super easy, created with Stampin’ Up! Petals & Paisleys DSP. I cut a piece 12″ long by 5-1/4″ wide, found the middle point on one end and cut the piece in a long triangle. I scored it at 4″ and 8″, folded the score lines in zig-zag fashion, then inked the edges on both sides (including the fold lines). I cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ and inked the edges. I glued the pointed flap  to the middle third, then put adhesive on the back side of the larger third and adhered it to the Crushed Curry cardstock, lining up the edge. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and inked the edges, then adhered the main piece to it, leaving the back for a handwritten note and signature. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla which I cut with a rectangle die and layered it on a slightly larger Soft Suede rectangular die cut. I adhered that to a piece of fun foam and then affixed it to the front flap. I added red gemstones because it needed some bling. :)

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I kept the inside simple since the paper was busy. I stamped the sentiment on Very Vanilla which I cut with a rectangle die and layered it on a slightly larger Soft Suede rectangular die cut.

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I’d love to enter this thank you card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #7 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use a Sentiment Instead of an Image
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/option of Girly
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything  Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede cardstock; SU Petals & Paisleys DSP
Stamps: SU Paisleys & Posies and Lots of Thanks stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Matting Basics A & B
Accessories: Red gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post today! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Love Life

Hello, crafty peeps! Well, this is it – my last post for the morning! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #4 – Anything Goes + Paper Piecing. I created a fun note card that I left blank inside to write my own sentiment. Remember, the technique twists are always optional – we offer them simply to inspire you – and they are not required to play in our challenges! Although I don’t do it very often, paper piecing is one of my favorite techniques and I love using patterned paper which always adds depth and texture.

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I’ve been in a CAS craze lately. If you know me, you know I love colors, layers and big bows! I’ve shied away from clean and simple for so long that now I can’t seem to get enough of it! This card was no exception – I stamped the open image on a small piece of cardstock and cut it with a double-stitched die. I adhered the fussy cut lemon and leaves stamped on the patterned paper, and then layered the panel on a piece of yellow fun foam which you can see underneath it from an angle. Kind of a fun touch! I laid it on the card base for placement, stamped the sentiment in the lower left corner, and then adhered the panel to the card base. I finished the front with randomly placed English Mustard Crystal Drops. Couldn’t have been any easier and sure packs a powerful punch! I love how it turned out! ;)

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I’d love to enter this CAS note card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #49 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #7 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: August Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #160 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations: #234 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, SU All Abloom DSP
Stamps: SU A Happy Thing stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle die
Accessories: Yellow Foamies foam, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month – with or without the paper piecing – it’s entirely up to you! Our challenges are always Anything Goes and we always offer an optional technique twist to inspire you! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

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Vacay

Hi everyone! You know on the 1st of the month I always have several posts – this is the second one and there will be one more after this one! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #100 – Kidz Rule! We’re being sponsored this month by Star Stampz, Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Pickled Potpourri! Come play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I created a cute summer vacation card using the most adorable Knobby Knees Vacation Boy digi from Bugaboo. OMG, I just love him! Man/boy/masculine cards have always been challenging for me so I kept this fairly simple with a couple patterned papers, some torn Core’dinations paper and just a few embellishments.

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Isn’t this knobby knees kid just the custest ever?! I colored him and cut him with a double-stitched die – you know how I love my stitched dies! I tore one edge of a piece of brown Core’dinations to reveal the kraft core for a little interest under the focal image. I spelled ‘vacay’ using the Newsprint Thickers down the left side and colored them with a green Spectrum Noir marker. To finish the front, I added several drops of Woodland Green Crystal Drops and a few Candi Minis.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of the papers used on the front. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, punched it out with a circle punch and then punched a slightly larger circle of the Kraft cardstock used for the base. This turned out really cute! ;)

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Proud to enter this kid card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #49 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: August Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #160 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations: #234 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #19 – Happy Anything
Stinkin’ Inkers: Guy Talk
Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #196 – Inspiration Photo (kids/summer vacation & ice cream go very nicely together, lol!)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Bright’s 6×6 paper pad, Tim Holtz Core’dinations Kraft Core
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Knobby Knees Vacation Boy, Great Impressions Summer Days rubber stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS3, IG4, IG6, TN6, LG5, GB5, CT4, IB2
Punches/Dies: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle die, SU 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: American Crafts Newsprint Thickers, Orange Candi Minis, Woodland Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve this project and will link up with us this month to show off your kid (child) project! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

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Wedded Bliss gift card holder

** 8/16/17 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge! **

Hello crafty peeps! Happy Tuesday and August 1st! Can you believe it?! It won’t be long until we start seeing Christmas decorations in the stores and commercials on TV, lol! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #13 – August Anything Goes! Come play with us – we’d love to see what you’re working on!

I created a gorgeous wedding gift card holder using Stampin’ Up! Tag Talk and For The New Two stamp sets. This is my basic go-to gift card holder design – I’ve been making these for years and I love them – the possibilities for embellishing are endless! ;) I dry embossed the pearl metallic cardstock which I layered on gold mirror cardstock. The ‘medallion’ is heat embossed in gold and layered on punched gold mirror and ivory circles.

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I heat embossed a simple wedding sentiment in gold and added a small magnet closure.

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One last photo of the back. By the way, this was commissioned by a co-worker who shared that the recipient loved it! :D

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I’m happy to enter this gift card holder into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #49 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #7 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: August Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #160 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use A Sentiment Instead of an Image
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations: #234 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Venicelux Pearl Metallic cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Tag Talk and For The New Two stamp sets
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up! 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Ranger super fine detail Gold embossing powder, Darice Ranunculus embossing folder, Fiskars corner rounder, Buttermilk Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift card holder and will consider linking up an anything goes project with us this month! We’re always interested in what you’re working on… no matter what it is! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig