Papercraft

to SANTA

Hi everyone! It’s the last Sunday in October and as you know, I’ve been back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer for the entire month sharing inspiration projects. I’m happy to share my final project, a Christmas card created with the You’ve Got Mail stamp set, Mailbox Gift Card Holder die and Winter Plaid paper. I’ve had a great time guest designing this month along side the D2BA DT and providing you inspiration! Thank you, ladies!

Since all of my D2BA guest designer projects this month have been clean and simple, I created something with lots of distressing and tons of layers… my kind of card, lol! Can’t tell you how much fun this was! I created a card base slightly larger than A2 size (to accommodate the mail box die cut) and distressed the edges. I layered a distressed piece of the Winter Plaid paper on green cardstock, added a piece of crocheted lace and a scalloped border across the bottom, then adhered the entire panel to the card base.

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I created the mail box using the die, stamped the sentiment on it, distressed it a bit, and added the flag with a tiny brad. Then I created a tiny envelope with a red heart closure (dies also in the mailbox die set), distressed it and adhered it in the mailbox. I went through my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack and picked out several pieces to use on this card, and distressed them all. I added a couple poinsettias from the pack to the upper left corner and proceeded to ‘stuff’ the mailbox full of all kinds of fun goodies! The finishing touch was a simple red and white houndstooth print bow on the mail box.

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One final shot of the front…

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For the inside, I embellished the stamped panel with some leftover strips of cardstock and paper used on the front, and distressed the edges. Really loving how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this project into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: October – Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Creations: #353 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #98 – Use A Sentiment
Hiding In My Craft Room: #324 – Any Holiday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #68 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #306/307 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a 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 White and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, SU Real Red cardstock scrap
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Scallop Border Punch, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack, RRR white crocheted lace and red/white houndstooth ribbon

mixed media · Papercraft

Just A Note for Inspired By Stamping Blog Hop

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Hello, crafty peeps! Today, I am participating in the Inspired by Stamping Blog Hop. So many great friends have gotten together to share their favorite Inspired by Stamping products! You can find more great products HERE! The next stop on the hop is Lindsay’s blog, or Joanna’s blog where you will find a complete list of all the ladies who are joining us today!

Let me side-track you for a moment to share my project! I created a pretty nautical-themed card using the Seaside stamp set, Seaside Sentiments stamp set and Petite Banners stamp set along with the Fancy Label Dies 3.

I began by creating a card base from dark blue cardstock. I then stamped the lighthouse in Versamark on watercolor paper and embossed it in clear embossing powder. I used Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress ink and water to create the watercolor background, drying between applications for a better mix of color. I trimmed the panel and cut the embossed lighthouse out of the center with a stitched rectangle die, then adhered the large panel to ivory cardstock.

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I layered the rectangle lighthouse die cut on silver mirror cardstock, then again on the dark blue cardstock that I used to create the card base. I rotated the layered die cut slightly and adhered it to the panel. I stamped the pelican and wood piling in Rich Cocoa ink and the sentiment in Tuxedo Black on ivory cardstock. I colored the pelican and wood piling with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them, and then cut the sentiment with the coordinating die. I wrapped twine around the panel twice and tied it in a knot. I adhered the pelican and wood piling in the lower left corner, and then adhered the sentiment diagonally on the tilted die cut. I adhered the panel to the card base and then added several blue Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish the front.

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I decorated the inside ivory panel with left over strips of the watercolor background and dark blue cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink, layered it on dark blue cardstock and then adhered the panel to the card base.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Watercolor Paper, Marco’s Persian Blue and Silver Mirror cardstock, GKD Ivory cardstock
StampsS: Inspired By Stamping Seaside stamp set, Seaside Sentiments stamp set and Petite Banners stamp set
Ink: Memento Ranger Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink; Versamark; Tuxedo Black ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker; Spectrum Noir- EB2, EB3
Dies/Punches: Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Sprayer, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh Blue Lagoon Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will hop along with us! Be sure to leave comments along the way to get in on the chance to win a $30 gift certificate, and be sure to take advantage of the 15% off coupon! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Hero Arts Merry Christmas Wall Hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m super stoked to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set and coordinating Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts. I created a fun and frosty mixed media wall hanging for the holidays. I can’t tell you how much fun this was… I was totally in my element and oblivious to everything around me, lol!

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I started by brayering red and green acrylic paints onto a 5×5 Gessobord. I then applied texture paste over two different stencils on several areas, splattered black gesso mixed with water over the piece and let dry. I mixed white gesso with a little water and brushed it over the entire piece to mute the colors a bit. Once that was dry, I played with some red and green watercolors, letting some of it run and splattering some of it. I also inked the edges.

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I stamped the sentiment in black StazOn on vellum, cut flag ends and set it aside. I then stamped and die cut 16 holly leaves, arranged them to form a wreath (staggered in three layers) and adhered them to the Gessobord. I added shiny red sequins for berries and a multi-loop bow with a double loop of cording beneath it and a brad in the center. I rolled up some script paper and adhered the tubes in the center of the wreath for some interest, then affixed the sentiment. I finished the piece by smearing grit paste on a few areas and splattering Copic Opaque mixed with water. I also added some thick cording for a hanger.

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Happy to enter this project into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: October – Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Creations: #353 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #98 – Use A Sentiment
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #68 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #306/307 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set
Hero Arts Color Layering Holly Frame Cuts
Hero Arts Pop Pattern Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: 65# vellum, green/white script paper
Ink: Liquitex Naphthol Crimson, Cadmium Red, Deep Green, Phthalocyanine Green Acrylic Paints; Black StazOn ink; Memento Cottage Ivy ink; Ranger Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Ink; Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink; Hunter Green and Scarlet Lake Peerless Watercolors
Dies/Punches: Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
Accessories:  Ampersand Art Gessobord, Studio White Gesso, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Hard Rubber Brayer, Liquitex Black Gesso, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Doodlebug Design Red Sequins, Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Red Ribbon, Hemptique White Cord, DMC Red Memory Thread, Christmas Brad, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Copic Opaque White

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Watercolor 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 the “Go Wild” Digital Kit. 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

less is more

Hi everyone! The weeks sure are flying by! I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer this month and I’m excited to share another inspiration project, a fun CAS friendship card created with the Perfect Blend stamp set, Coffee Cup die, scraps from several papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack and Totally Black ink. I’m absolutely loving this October guest designer gig and playing with more D2BA stamps!

I know I said the card I created for my last D2BA post was one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while, but this one runs a close second. Super fun and super easy! And yep, you guessed it… another clean and simple creation! I shied away from them for so long, now I can’t get enough of them, lol! I stuck with the October challenge theme of Fall Colors and used Halloween colors of black, orange, purple and green! I prepared the card base and rounded the lower right corner. I cut a strip of white cardstock and rounded the two right-hand corners, then layered it on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base for a little interest.

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I stamped the coffee cup three times on a small piece of cardstock and cut each one with the coffee cup die. I stamped the coffee cup again on small scraps from three of the papers in the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack, making sure to get the cup wrapper centered on the scrap. I fussy cut each cup wrapper and adhered them to the white die cut coffee cups. I stamped a sentiment on one of them, then adhered them with foam pads to the front. I finished the card with dots of English Mustard Crystal Drops and a few Pewter sequins.

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I kept the inside clean and simple as well with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges… I’m so inspired by the Autumn/Fall Colors! This is my favorite time of year!
Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges: #4 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #282 – Autumn/Halloween
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inkspirational: #146 – Autumn Photo
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes with optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1743 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #12 – Autumn or Halloween
The Crafty Addicts: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a 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: SU Thick Whisper White, regular Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- PL4, OR2, IG7; Versamark, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter sequins

mixed media · Papercraft

Halloween tag

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week is off to a good start and the weather is continuing to cool off! Our weather has been fabulous! I’m excited to share an inspiration project for the Mixed Up Merchandise Printables DT. I created a Halloween tag using the awesome Little People #1 Emily and FriendsGames Ephemera #1Poison Pharmacy Labels and Scary Halloween Words Printables! A fun inky time was had by all, lol!

I went through my Printables stash and picked out all the ephemera I wanted to use, then picked out a handful of embellishments that I thought would compliment the ephemera I had picked out, and finally gathered several ribbon scraps in Halloween colors to tie to the top of the tag. I set everything aside to begin working on the tag background.

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I applied texture paste over the mini harlequin stencil, covering most of the tag and attached a strip of torn black Kraft Core cardstock across the bottom. Once the texture paste was dry, I sprayed green, orange and purple ink (one at a time) in random spots over the tag, drying each color with the heat tool before applying the next. After the last color was applied, I set the tag aside while I tore some corrugated paper to place behind the tag and diagonally across the bottom, and prepared a few of the other elements… I fussy cut a little person, tagged her head (LOL, I know that sounds bad) and added some bling to her dress. I inked a hunk of cheesecloth with Black Soot distress ink. I applied several layers of gold embossing powder on the chipboard timepiece and added a game spinner. I placed orange, green, black, yellow and purple sequins in a small vial and glued in the cork.

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I inked the edges of all the ephemera, distressed some, wrinkled some, and curled some corners, and then began laying everything down. Once I had the placement just how I wanted, I began adhering everything – some pieces with dimensional pads and some pieces adhered flat. I think this is actually my favorite part of creating… I love to see things “come to life!” To finish off the tag, I tied the ribbon at the top, protected the little person with a piece of copy paper, and splattered black gesso mixed with a little water over the tag.

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Here are a few more close-up shots. I’m really loving how this turned out! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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And finally, a couple angled shots. :)

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #54 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #271 – Orange, Brown and Green
Come and Get It Challenges: Color Challenge – Purple, Orange and Black
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October Challenge – Halloween
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #31 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Inspirations: #282 – Autumn/Halloween
Dragonfly Dreams: Fully Loaded
Dragonfly Journeys: #103 – Halloween Hoopla
Glitter N Sparkle: #261 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #57 – I Put A Spell On You
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #44 – Something Spooky
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1742 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #173 – Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sweet Stampers: #12 – Autumn or Halloween
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Get Your Spook On
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
Little People #1 Emily and Friends
Games Ephemera #1
Poison Pharmacy Labels
Scary Halloween Words

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag, Kraft Corrugated paper, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection cardstock
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks- Lettuce, Sunset Orange and Purple Twilight
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories: Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Stampin’ Up White Doily, Cheesecloth, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Bo Bunny Timepiece Laser Cut Chipboard, Zva Creative Rhinestones, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow and Pewter sequins, Doodlebug Design Orange, Purple and Green sequins; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, Game Spinner, Corked Vial and Tag Press Tool with 1-1/4″ Ring; Liquitex Black Gesso

I hope you’ve enjoyed my tag! 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

Papercraft

Hero Arts Just Keep Swimming!

** 10/25/17 Top 3 at Glitter N Sparkle! **
** 10/30/17 Top 3 at Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges! **
**11/1/17 Top 4 at Crafts Galore Encore Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I’m posting on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project – a totally clear acetate card! My first one ever and I’m addicted, lol! I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish stamp set and coordinating Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Frame Cuts along with the Hero Arts Acetate Note Cards to create my fun encouragement card.

First of all, acetate is extremely hard to photograph without shadow and glare, but I did the best I could do against a gray background. I stamped two large and two small gold fish and cut them with the coordinating dies. I placed one large and two small gold fish on the front and the other large one on the inside which lines up behind the large one on the front when the card is closed. For every stamped image, I die cut the same shape from white cardstock to place on the back of the acetate to hide the Scor-Tape. I stamped the sentiment and air bubbles in black StazOn ink.

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Here’s a shot of the front with the card opened up almost all the way.

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And here’s a shot of the inside. I added White Blizzard Glitter Drops to all the pieces of seaweed for a little shimmer. Really loving how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #54 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
CASology: Week #270 – ODD
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!: October Challenge – Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist (no twist)
Crafty Creations: #352 – Anything Goes
Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges: #4 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Add A Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog: #261 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #135 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish stamp set
Hero Arts Acetate Note Cards
Hero Arts Moss Ink
Hero Arts Dandelion Ink
Hero Arts Green Apple Ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Hero Arts Strawberry ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Black StazOn ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Frame Cuts
Accessories: Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this clear acetate card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Watercolor 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 the “Go Wild” Digital Kit. 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

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer this month and it’s my day to share an inspiration project, a fun CAS birthday card using the Birthday Balloons stamp set with coordinating Balloon die that comes with the stamp set. I’m having a blast being back as a guestie for the month of October!

This was probably one of the most fun cards I’ve made in a while. It’s super simple and really packs a big punch! As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been creating more clean and simple cards which have always been a challenge for me. I stamped the balloon cluster, strings and stars on the front of the card base. Can you believe it… yes, this is almost a one-layer card! LOL! I then stamped three individual balloons in different colors on a smaller piece of cardstock and cut each of them with the balloon die.

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I colored the balloons  and the stars with a Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker which gave them a really pretty shimmer. I finished the front of the card with a few sequins. Yes, I am a sequin freak too, lol! And didn’t this turn out just darling?!

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I stamped the sentiment and a few stars on the inside, and layered the panel on green cardstock.

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Happy to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #54 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
CASology: Week #270 – ODD
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #388 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist (no twist)
Crafty Creations: #352 – Anything Goes
Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges: #4 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Add A Sentiment
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge Blog: #261 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge
Happy Little Stampers: October CAS Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #304/305 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a 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: SU Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal, Pear Tart, Grape Jelly, London Fog and Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Pretty Pink Posh Peridot Mist sequins