Papercraft

Hero Arts meow

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – top of the week to you! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the absolutely adorable Hero Arts Purr stamp setHero Arts Purr Frame CutsHero Arts Intense Black ink and Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones. I created a split closure tri-fold – a fancy fold that I’ve never tried before and thoroughly enjoyed! A huge thank you to my friend, Dawn, for the inspiration!

Before I get to my project details, we’ve had quite a few of the Hero Arts stamp sets and dies sell out recently and these were among them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order the stamps and dies at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts supplies from a2Z Scrapbooking!

I created this card in neutrals, with a black base and brown cardstock layered beneath all the pieces of patterned paper. I embellished the panels with die cuts, stamping and gemstones.

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Here is a series of shots of the card opening up to expose the most inner panel.

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I’d love to enter this fun fold card into the following challenges:
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!: October Challenge – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #41 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Fully Loaded
Happy Little Stampers: October Anything Goes With Dies Challenge

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Hero Arts Purr stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Intense Black ink
Hero Arts Purr Frame Cuts (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Assorted Gemstones

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Basic Black and Soft Suede cardstock, SU Go Wild DSP
Ink: Spectrum Noir- TN3, TN4, BP1, FS6, Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: SB Classic Circles die, MFT Mini Scallop Circle STAX
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Watercolor this month and we’d love to see your watercolor project! Please note 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 will feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner. 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 Caffeine Note Cards (set of 8)

** 10/15/17 Top 3 Winner at Createful Heart Digis & Design Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I’m posting on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Kit. I created a fun set of 8 note cards that I splattered with water, distressed with ink, and in general made them look somewhat messy. Can you tell I had an inky good time?! ;)

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Despite the complex look, they really were pretty simple to create as all eight are the same. Working in assembly line fashion, I printed eight brown versions of the ‘low battery’ image from the digital kit and fussy them, and put them in a pile. I heavily distressed the edges of the card bases to make them look ‘dirty’ and put them in a pile. Using the Tweed Pattern stencil and dark brown ink, I stenciled several pieces of medium brown cardstock, cut them into smaller pieces and layered them on dark brown cardstock. I adhered those to the fronts of the card bases along with the ‘low battery’ images. I inked the bottom of a red solo cup and ‘stamped’ it onto each card front to resemble a sloppy coffee cup ring, splattered a little water and adhered a few brown sequins.

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I’d love to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs: October Anything Goes
Createful Heart Digis and Design Challenges: #3 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Add A Sentiment
Inkspirational Challenges: #145 – Designer’s Choice / One Layer Card

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Kit
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Accessories:  Hero Arts Tweed Pattern Stencil, red Solo cup, Ranger Distress Sprayer, Pretty Pink Posh Espresso Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little set of cards and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Watercolor this month and we’d love to see your watercolor project! Please note that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to play in our challenges. Each month we will feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner. 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

Cast away your troubles…

Hi everyone! I’m excited to share that I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer for the month of October! I have an awesome inspiration project to share with you today, a get well card using the Restore the Soul stamp set and the Duck/Fish die set. I’m totally stoked to be back as a guestie this month!

I used a color palette to coincide with the October “Fall Colors” challenge – brown, red, orange, yellow, green and purple. I’ve been getting my feet more and more wet with clean and simple cards lately. Clean and simple has always been a challenge for me because I love colors, layers and big bows! I stamped the cattails and sentiment in Rich Cocoa ink on the card front, and then stamped the mama and baby duck twice on a smaller piece of cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut the ducks from the first image and the mama duck’s wing from the second image. I colored both pieces and adhered the wing to the mama duck with a dimensional pad.

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I adhered mama and her baby to the card front, then colored the water. I layered the panel on yellow cardstock and then adhered it to the card base. I added ripples in the water with White Blizzard Crystal Drops and some randomly placed dots at the top with Dark Walnut Crystal Drops.

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One final shot of the front showing the dimension on mama’s wing. :)

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For the inside, I simply stamped the sentiment and cat tails, and layered the panel on yellow cardstock.

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Proud to enter this CAS get well card into the following challenges:
CAS on Friday: #118 – Fall/Halloween
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #165 – Colors of Autumn
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes w/Optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Stamping Sensations: Autumn Glory
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors

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 Daffodil Delight cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker; Spectrum Noir- DR2, DR7, TN7, CT4, DG3, OR2, OR3, IB2
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops and White Blizzard Glitter Drops

Papercraft

Hero Arts Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! As many of you know, October 7th is 2017 World Cardmaking Day!

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We’re having a whole lotta fun over at a2z this weekend! We’re having a mini FUN FOLD challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog along with a 25% off SALE on everything in the a2z Scrapbooking store (except the stuff in the “Sale” section because it’s already on sale, lol)! PLUS everyone who enters a fun fold project (no regular folds this time) gets the adorable Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit! AND we’re doing a Rafflecopter Giveaway for entries to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store! How cool is that?!

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I created a simple accordion card (thanks for the inspiration, Dawn! :) in the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, using the amazing Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut and Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set.

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Here is a shot of the card completely open and then individual two-page shots. I’m really happy with how this turned out. So cute! :)

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Proud to enter this fun accordion card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #10 – Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ – October Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra for October
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge for October
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Christmas Challenge
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #173 – Anything Goes with Ribbon

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- DR2, LG5 EB5, EB6
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, CC Designs Baggie & Tag die set (used tag only), Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Green Foamies foam, Stampin’ Up Old Olive thick baker’s twine, Pico Embellisher Shimmer and Silver, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Really Reasonable Ribbon Forest Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and Red Hemptique Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this weekend to get your Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit and to get in on the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Store! Speaking of which, be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store and take advantage of the 25% off sale!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Fall thanks for Paper Wings Productions October Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Fall and Halloween 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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This month we’re having a bit of Fall fun! Our designers have made projects with different styles and techniques to show you all the ways you can make a Fall greeting.

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Be sure to complete the entire hop for a chance to win 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, Oct. 10th!

Let me interrupt you for a minute to showcase my project! I created a clean and simple ‘Fall thanks’ card with a whimsical feel using sentiments from the Sayings & Sentiments and the Kind Words stamp sets and bright Fall-colored cardstock. I’m loving CAS these days!

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I’m, by no means, an artist but I did make my own pumpkins! I have to admit, I was a little concerned at first, lol, but once I got them put together, I loved them! I hand-cut the pieces from different orange and green cardstock scraps and inked them in Rich Cocoa ink. I drew whimsical highlights on all the pieces with a rich Cocoa marker and put the pumpkins together. I stamped the simple sentiment from the Sayings & Sentiments stamp set in the Rich cocoa ink in the lower right corner then adhered a dark brown cardstock strip just above it. I adhered the pumpkins and added a few dots of Crystal Drops to finish off the front.

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The inside sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set, also stamped in the Rich Cocoa ink. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out! Both of these sentiment stamp sets are pretty amazing and would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s stash!

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! I’m the last stop on the hop so be sure you now head back over to the Paper Wings Productions blog to let us know you’ve completed the hop!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Larissa
Veronica
Dana
Ashley
Leslie –> you’re here!
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’m happy to enter this CAS card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #10 – Anything Goes
CAS on Friday: #118 – Fall/Halloween
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #165 – Colors of Autumn
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes w/Optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Stamping Sensations: Autumn Glory
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Sayings & Sentiments stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker
Accessories: Brown DMC Memory Thread, Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops

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

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Wings art journal spread

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m super stoked to share a DT inspiration project using Art Textures stamp setBird Beauty stamp setVintage Cuties Clip Art SheetFlower Power stamp setWings stamp set and Mini Wings stamp set. I created my first-ever art journal pages and am very happy with how they turned out!

I began by stamping random textures in black ink from the Art Textures stamp set over both pages and around the edges. I then brushed gesso over both pages and let dry. I rolled a thin layer of pink acrylic paint (red and white mixed) with a brayer over both pages and let dry.

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Using a spatula, I applied opaque matte texture paste over a stencil in several places on both pages. When dry, I spritzed a little water and sprayed the Cranberry ink. I let the ink run in some places and lightly blotted it in other places.

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I stamped the sentiment on the lower right page and then splattered watered-down black gesso over both pages.

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I layered a vintage cutie on pearlized cardstock and then again on some torn cardstock, sewed around the edges, and adhered it to the left side. I stamped and fussy cut one large and two small butterflies, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and added some Shimmer Pico Embellisher to all the wings.

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I also stamped two yellow flowers and two pink flowers, fussy cut them and added Shimmer Pico Embellisher to those as well. I adhered the butterflies with Tim Holtz gam spinner bodies and the flowers.

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Here’s one final shot – a close-up of the sentiment. I just love this!

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Proud to enter this Art Journal spread into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #351 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #67 – Anything Goes
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #55 – Geometric Shapes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1740 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #26 – Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #302/303 – Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Bird Beauty stamp set
Vintage Cuties Clip Art Sheet
Wings stamp set
Mini Wings stamp set
Flower Power stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, Urban Style Design Pad
Ink: Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- CR6 and CT4, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte texture paste, Studio white gesso, Tim Holtz Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Titanium White and Cadmium Red, Ranger Cranberry Adirondack Color Wash, Ranger Distress Sprayer, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, Bo Bunny Doily, Shimmer Pico Embellisher, Idea-ology Game Spinners, black gesso

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my very first art journal pages using some fabulous stamp sets! 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

2017 World Cardmaking Day!

Join in the 2017 World Cardmaking Day fun with a2z Scrapbooking on October 7th AND 8th!

Get ready to dig into your crafty stash to create a project to enter our mini challenge that’ll go live Saturday morning! Every entry following the theme gets a FREE Hero Arts digital kit!

AND there will also an awesome sale – everything in the store (except stuff already on sale) is 25% off!

PLUS we’re also having a Rafflecopter Giveaway for entries to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

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