Papercraft

Hero Arts HO HO HO

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share another DT inspiration project (yep, another Christmas card, lol!) – this time using the Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut and Christmas Messages stamp set! This card was so much fun watching come to life!

The reindeer, sled and all the goodies in the sled were stamped on white cardstock, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and cut with the coordinating dies in the Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut set. I cut the right edge of the card base off with a stitched tab die to reveal some pretty striped Christmas paper beneath.

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I dotted the background with a snow marker hit with a heat tool to make the snowflakes, and I tore white cardstock to create the snow drifts. Cute, cute, cute!

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For the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched mini scallop rectangle die.

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And one final look. Hmmmm… wonder who will get this one?! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas: November Anything Christmas Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Trim The Tree DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- JG5, JG7, CT4, BT7, DR2, TN5, EB3, IG5
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Marvy Uchida Snow Marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Winter 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 Vintage Travel 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

you’re tea-riffic!

Hello, friends! Happy Friday! Well, only about 44 more sleeps before the jolly man in the red suit makes his appearance! Such a wonderful time of year! I mentioned last week that I am guesting for Crafty Catz this month and I’m happy to share my GD inspiration project for our challenge this week – Anything Goes with a twist of No Patterned Paper! Our sponsor is Time for Tea Designs so come on over and play for a chance to win some images!

I thought ‘outside the box” with a tea-themed CAS card and no patterned paper! I didn’t use a sponsor image but rather a rubber stamp and coordinating die. I stamped the stacked teacups in black ink on thick white cardstock, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and cut them with the die. I then cut four more from the thick white cardstock and layered them all together.

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I stamped the sentiment on a thick white cardstock card base, adhered the teacups and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops. I’m really loving my CAS these days!

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I stamped the inside sentiment on thick white cardstock and cut it with a stitched mini scallop die, and adhered it to a panel layered on purple cardstock.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Stams & Die Set: Taylored Expressions Tea-riffic stamp set and die
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TB3, TB4, BT4, PP2, HB3
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Crushed Grapes Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and play with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun digital images at Time for Tea Designs! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thanks

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m very happy to share that I’m guest designing over at Scrapping4fun Challenges again! One of my cards was featured a few weeks back and the lovely Rachelle asked me to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge, so here I am! And I’m stoked to share my GD project for Challenge #103 – Winter Wonderland!

My inspiration came from the the gorgeous shades of blue in the inspiration photo. I immediately thought of “Winter Blues” and created a glittery blue thank you card. One can never have too many thank you cards in their stash, especially around the holidays. The shoe image I used is called Christmas Heels from Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I’ve had it in my stash for several years. I have a (slightly huge) shoe fetish and I have just about every one of Jodie’s shoe images, lol! I love them!

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I colored the shoe with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut it. I cut a piece of blue glitter paper the size of the card base and cut the bottom off with a stitched scallop edge die to expose the white card base beneath. I used some Inspired by Stamping stamp sets for the front and inside. I stamped the front sentiment in the lower right corner of the card base and added some very light blue Crystal Drops. Super easy and super fun! :D

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I kept the inside fairly simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel. I’m really diggin’ how this turned out, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings and You Are stamp sets
Ink: Spectrum Noir- JG1, JG5, DR5, TB2, TB3, TB4, TB5; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Duck Egg Blue Crystal Drops, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Winter Wonderland project with us this time! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Hero Arts Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m posting on the a2z Scrapbooking blog today and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the amazing Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut and the Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set! I created another Christmas card for my growing pile, lol! I really love this time of year!

I cut some green glitter paper with a stitched rectangle die for the background and adhered it on some white fun foam. The gold border on the bottom is the negative space leftover from a scalloped border that I plan to use on another project. I thought the negative space yielded some cool interest.

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I stamped the ornament from the Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut set, embossed it in gold and cut it with the coordinating die. I used a red artist pitt pen to color in the open areas. I stamped the mistletoe and bow (also from the Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut set) on white cardstock and cut them with the coordinating dies. Finally, I stamped the sentiment (another stamp from the Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut set) on white cardstock, embossed it in gold and cut it with a fishtail sentiment strip die. I attached the ornament with gold cord, adhered the rest of the elements to the background, and then attached the background to the card base.

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For the inside, I stamped a simple greeting from the Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set on a layered panel.

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I’d love to enter this sparkly Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra November Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra for November
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #283 – Sparkle
House of Cards: November Challenge – Holiday and/or Colors
The Crafty Addicts: #42 – Anything Goes/Christmas

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp & Cut
Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Emerald Envy cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack, Marco’s Venicelux Gold Metallic cardstock
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk and Cottage Ivy ink, Faber Castell Deep Scarlet Red Pitt Pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and Mni Scallop Rectangle STAX dies, Sizzix Borders die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, White Fun Foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Winter 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 Vintage Travel 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

hello Gorgeous

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Vintage Domino Melange, Vintage Melange and Sayings and Sentiments stamp sets. I created a fun accordion style birthday book with a twine bow closure.

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I cut the accordion base from kraft cardstock. I then cut the cover pieces and all the background pieces with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the large flourish from the Vintage Melange stamp set on the front and back covers in brown ink. The front and inside sentiments are both from the Sayings and Sentiments stamp set. I heat embossed the front sentiment in gold, cut the two words apart and affixed them to the front above and below the twine line.

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I stamped all nine domino-sized images from the Vintage Domino Melange stamp set on kraft cardstock and colored each with Spectrum Noir markers in a very basic fashion. I cut each image with a slightly smaller stitched rectangle die, layered each one onto a brown die cut and then adhered them to the accordion base. The birthday sentiment on the last panel is also from the Sayings and Sentiments stamp set, and is small enough to leave room to sign the book! ;)

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Here are closer shots of the images. What a super fun project – and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

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Paper Wings Productions products used:
Vintage Domino Melange stamp set
Vintage Melange stamp set
Sayings and Sentiments stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Versamark; Spectrum Noir- DR1, DR2, FS9, )R2, BT5, DG3, CT4, PL4, TN7
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder

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

Home decor

Inspirational Coasters (set of 4)

Hi everyone! We’re almost a week into November – can you believe it?! The jolly little man in the red suit will be sliding down chimneys before we know it! Today is my Mixed Up Magazine post day and I’m super stoked to share an inspiration project using 50s Ladies and Enjoy Your Thoughts Words  Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! With Christmas in mind, I created an awesome set of 4 inspirational coasters that I think will make a wonderful gift!

This is considered a teaser post… I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to Mixed Up Magazine to see more photos and details on how I created these awesome coasters! And while you’re there, why not click over to pick up a mag subscription?! It’s always filled with amazing project tutorials that I know you’ll enjoy and find very inspiring! ;)

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Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
50s Ladies
Enjoy Your Thoughts Words

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- TN4, BP6, LG5, CT4, BT5, PP4, FS7; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Darice slate coasters, Liquitex Black Gesso, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Liquitex White and Silver Acrylic Paint, Avery labels

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! 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

traditions for Paper Wings Productions November Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from the Paper Wings Productions 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.

Now that Halloween is over, we start thinking about the holidays. What holidays do you and your family celebrate? One way to make the holidays special is to create your own decorations and greetings. Our design team has come up with projects with the theme “home for the holidays”. We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own holiday projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

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The prize is 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, November 7th!

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Okay, let me side-track you for a minute or three to showcase my projects! I’m still adding to my pile of Christmas cards – my plan is to have them all finished and ready to mail by December 1st and that’s only a month away! I created a pair of  ‘traditions’ Christmas cards using almost all of the sentiments in the Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set  and a few sentiments from the Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set which just happens to be on sale right now!

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These were fun and really easy. I arranged all the sentiments in a collage fashion on my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped them on a quarter-sheet of cardstock. I duplicated a few of the sentiments to fill in ‘holes’ and then trimmed the edges and cut the piece in two.

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I layered the stamped collage pieces on red glitter paper and then two layers of torn vellum, and adhered them to the front of the card bases along with the holly sprays.

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I embellished the holly with red Crystal Drops.

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The inside is the same on both cards, which I kept very simple with just a stamped sentiment using stamps from the Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set. I’m tickled with how these turned out!

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! Now be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog next!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Leslie (you’re here!)
Veronica
Larissa
Ashley
Dana
Paper Wings Productions

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’d love to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #283 – Sparkle

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper, Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Creative Expressions Holly Sprays dies
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Autumn Red 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