Papercraft

CAT-ITUDE for JessicaLynnOriginal Blog Hop

Hello, my crafty friends! I’ve popped in this morning, one last time as a guest designer for JessicaLynnOriginal! I’ve had a blast and her stamps are amazing! The JessicaLynnOriginal ‘Love Your Pets’ Blog Hop is winding down, today being the last day, and has raised money for Lucky Mutts Rescue. The blog hop has been open to anyone using JessicaLynnOriginal pet stamps (dogs or cats) to add their links, and for each card added, JessicaLynnOriginal has donated 50 cents to Lucky Mutts!

Still using the absolutely adorable Celine’s Kittens stamp set, I created a pair of Diagonal Fold cards as my final project for the blog hop. My inspiration came from my friend, Dawn, HERE and I chose a friendship theme for my cards. These were so easy and fun, and would be great to mass produce!

I chose a pretty blue for my card base, along with ivory and two pieces of double-sided blue patterned papers for layering. Two score lines and a few cuts later, these awesome cards were born. And this studious cat seemed to have a lot of CAT-ITUDE and soon became the focus of the belly bands on the cards. LOL! Love it!

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Here are some shots of the first card.


And here are shots of the other one. I’m really loving how these turned out!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin Up Very Vanilla and Dapper Denim cardstock; My Mind’s Eye Lost & found 3 6×6 designer pad
Stamps: JessicaLynnOriginal Celine’s Kittens stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- IG1, IG4, IG5, OR1; Pentel Metallic Blue
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and if you haven’t linked up a project with us yet, be sure to do so today! And be sure to check out all the fun stamps at JessicaLynnOriginal! There are even some digital stamps in the store for those who don’t own any of Jessica’s clear stamps so you can join in the fun too! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Purr More, Hiss Less for JessicaLynnOriginal Blog Hop

Hi everyone! As I mentioned last week, I’ve been asked to guest design for JessicaLynnOriginal and am so proud to be participating in the JessicaLynnOriginal ‘Love Your Pets’ Blog Hop going on April 21st through the 29th, which is raising money for Lucky Mutts Rescue. This amazing blog hop is open to anyone using JessicaLynnOriginal pet stamps (dogs or cats) to add their links, and for each card added, JessicaLynnOriginal will donate 50 cents to Lucky Mutts!

Using the absolutely adorable Celine’s Kittens stamp set, I created an Impossible Card as another one of my projects for the blog hop. I had never heard of this fold but YouTube has quite a few videos on it and I fell in love! My inspiration came from this version HERE but without the partial die cutting. I will try that one next, lol!

I picked out several coordinating papers that I layered on black which I thought would look great against the white card base. I colored the image with several Spectrum Noir markers and then layered it on the turquoise chevron patterned paper and again on black cardstock. The cool thing about this fold is the element with the focal image sits up quite prominently and what an adorable kitty to steal all the attention! ;)

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I decorated the back strip with several fussy-cut kitty paws. The focal image folds backwards, completely flat, to slide into the envelope.

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And one final shot with the focal image laying (almost) flat. I decorated the front with several hand-cut flags positioned under the stamped sentiment layered on a scalloped circle and oval. I’m really loving how this turned out and I see more of these in my future!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin Up Thick Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock; Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: JessicaLynnOriginal Celine’s Kittens stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- IG4, IG5; Pentel Metallic Green
Dies/Punches: Stampin Up 1-3/8″ Circle and 1-3/4″ Scallop Punches
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, YNS Teal Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us during this amazing and charitable blog hop! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps at JessicaLynnOriginal! There are even some digital stamps in the store for those who don’t own any clear stamps — so you can join in the fun, too! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Happy Birthday gift card holder

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Can you believe we’re rapidly approaching the end of April?! Where have these four months gone?! I’ve popped in this morning with a fun post for you… a Simply Crafty SVGs DT inspiration project created with the amazing (and FREE) Expanding Gift Card Holder cut file! OMG, I see more of these in my future! So fun and practical!

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I cut the base from black cardstock – a staple in my paper stash – and the other elements from coordinating cardstock and paper. I heat embossed the birthday sentiment and added a velcro circle for secure closure.

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One final shot… I’m so smitten! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black and Pool Party cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Stamps: Neat & Tangled Out of the Box stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs free Expanding Gift Card Holder cut file
Accessories:  Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs – there is a tremendous amount of F-U-N to be had! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Purr-fect Pals for JessicaLynnOriginal Blog Hop

Hi everyone – Happy Saturday! After being out of touch with everybody and everything over the last couple months dealing with my husband’s critical illness, I’m trying to get back in the saddle. I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to guest design for JessicaLynnOriginal! And I’m proud to be participating in the JessicaLynnOriginal ‘Love Your Pets’ Blog Hop, going on April 21st through the 29th, and raising money for Lucky Mutts Rescue! The blog hop will be open to anyone using JessicaLynnOriginal pet stamps to add their links, and for each card added, JessicaLynnOriginal will donate 50 cents to Lucky Mutts! How awesome is that?!

Using the absolutely adorable JessicaLynnOriginal Celine’s Kittens stamp set, I created a Double Flap friendship card as my first project for the blog hop. Those who know me know I love fun folds, and I couldn’t resist this – super fun and easy! My inspiration for this one came from my friend, Dawn, HERE but of course I added my own little touch. I chose coordinating floral papers from one of my favorite 6×6 paper pads along with matching cardstock. The left-hand flap features a larger floral print layered on a lighter shade of purple cardstock. The right-hand flap features a smaller coordinating floral print layered on a darker, more bold shade of purple cardstock. I also used the smaller floral print for the strips across the top and bottom of the background panel.

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Aren’t these little pals just purr-fect?! My husband and I are ‘crazy cat people’ so this stamp set was up my alley and I just love it! I stamped the image in brown ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers for a whimsical appeal, then fussy cut it and colored the edges with brown marker for a more finished look. I adhered the image to a small piece of scrap white cardstock, rounded the corners and colored the edges with the brown marker.

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Here’s a shot of the right flap open to reveal the pretty large florals. I added five clear rhinestones along the left-hand side.

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And the left flap is open in this shot to reveal the inside sentiment, also stamped in brown ink.

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And one final shot of the closed card. Really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Perfect Plum cardstock; Crafter’s Companion Floral Delight 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: JessicaLynnOriginal Celine’s Kittens stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Spectrum Noir- IG4, IG5, TN4, TN6, FS6, BG5, LG5
Accessories:  Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones, Sunstar Kadomaru Pro corner rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us during this amazing and charitable blog hop! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps at JessicaLynnOriginal! I believe the lovely Jessica has drawn up a digital stamp or two for those who don’t own any clear stamps so you can join in the fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thanks A BUNCH

Hi everyone! Happy Easter! I’m posting the new April Flower Power challenge today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers Digital Kit, white cardstock and a tad bit of Wink of Stella. Yep, that’s it! I created a pretty set of thank you cards in a coordinating box – and what a fun project to mass produce!

I arranged the sentiment and cluster of daisies in different colors on the right half of a sheet of white cardstock, and printed. I rotated the cardstock and printed again. I scored the printed sheet at 5-1/2″ and cut it down the middle at 4-1/4″. I did this three times for a set of six cards plus one extra for the front of the box. I used Wink of Stella for a little shimmer on the center of each flower. I left each card blank on the inside to write a custom sentiment.

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I created the box from white cardstock using my freebie template on my blog HERE and attached the extra printed sentiment and cluster of daisies to the front, cutting the top and bottom edges even with the box.

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And here’s one final shot of the closed box. Super fun project that’ll make a great gift!

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a2z products used:
Hero Arts Sunshine Flowers Digital Kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Dies/Punches: Fiskars Corner Rounder
Accessories:  Wink of Stella

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! We’d love to see what you create! 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

Big Hugs

Hi everyone! Happy Easter and April Fool’s Day! Definitely a weird combination of holidays, lol! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #12 – Anything Goes + Bleaching! My inspiration for this card came from a past project from almost six years ago when I hosted my first challenge while on the Blockheads Paper Arts design team. Blockheads is sadly out of business now, but my challenge featured the bleaching technique and I did a stepped-out tutorial on the blog. I had so much fun! One wouldn’t ordinarily think of using bleach on a craft project, but when carefully used on dark cardstock, the results will amaze you!

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I stamped the moth in Versamark and heat embossed it in black. Using a Fantastix brush point tip applicator, I very carefully ‘bleached’ all the parts of the moth inside the embossed areas. I let it air dry (which didn’t take very long) and then colored the moth with water-based markers. I cut the image with a stitched mini scalloped oval die which I layered onto a slightly larger oval die cut from peach cardstock. I cut one more even slightly larger oval die cut from the black cardstock on which I layered the stamped image off center.

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My black card base and peach panels were cut from the Papertrey Ink A2 die set. I stamped a simple sentiment on the inside.

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And one more look at that pretty bleached image…

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black and Peach Bellini cardstock
Stamps: Blockheads Paper Arts Whimsical-Take Flight stamp set, My Favorite Things Lots of Hugs stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Marvy Uchida water-based markers, Sakura Stardust pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies, Papertrey Ink Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection
Accessories:  Ranger Fine Detail Black embossing powder, household bleach/small dish, Fantastix brush point tip applicator, Darice Foamies black foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project featuring the bleach technique and will link up with us this month! Remember, you do NOT need to play the technique twist to join our challenges – an ‘anything goes’ project will be fine if you are not inspired to play the twist! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

you are terrific Note Card

Hi everyone! Happy Weekend, Happy Sunday, Happy Easter! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #108 – April Showers Bring May Flowers! We are being sponsored this month by the amazing CAS-ual Fridays Stamps so come on over and play with us for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! I created a fun note card featuring  fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Pretty Posies stamp set! I sure do love note cards as they are so versatile.

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I stamped all the flowers and leaves on different patterned papers to coordinate with the colors in my handmade background. I created the background by swiping four distress oxide inks vertically and horizontally on watercolor paper, and spritzing with a little water. Once dry, I cut with a Dotted Ovals die. Then I placed all the flowers and leaves along the left side and stamped the sentiment.

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I used some Glossy Accents on the centers of the flowers and put a few dots on the background (which is kind of hard to see in these photos). I left the layered panel on the inside blank to write a custom message.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Island Indigo cardstock, Canson Watercolor Paper, Doodlebug Designs dot-grid-daisy-stripe and gingham-linen 6×6 Rainbow Petite Prints, First Edition Paper Spring Drop 6×6 paper,  Papermania Happy Days 6×6 paper
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Pretty Posies stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Distress Oxides- Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month – we’d love to see your flowers, whether they are stamped, part of your patterned paper or embellishments! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and dies at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig