Papercraft

Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! I’ve had a blast this busy Thursday morning showcasing my design team projects and I appreciate you hanging with me! A new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the November Jingle All The Way Customer Challenge!

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I created a retro Christmas card in vintage colors featuring an i mage from Retro Christmas Collage Set as well as scrabble type letters from the Alter It Digital Collage Sheets, and I love how it turned out! I’m kind of vintage myself so anything retro really appeals to me, lol!

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I sponged a tiny bit of Antique Linen distress ink on the image to distress it a bit, embellished the tree limbs and ornaments with glitter pen, and then layered it on burgundy paper and glitter paper. I created a layered element from a coordinating patterned paper and adhered it to the background, and then layered the image on that. I fussy cut individual scrabble type letters spelling “Season’s” and covered them with Glossy Accents for a little interest, and when they were dry I adhered them vertically under the edge of the image. I used a few glitter gumdrops along the opposite edge.

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I decorated in the inside with a few leftover strips of gold, burgundy and patterned paper from the front, layered the panel, and then stamped a sentiment.

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One more look… very charming if I say so myself! ;)

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Proud to enter this vintage Christmas card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #11 – Christmas/Winter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Glimmer Paper, Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek Him 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set and Alter It Digital Collage Sheets; Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Spectrum Noir- IG8, Copic Black multi-liner pen
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, YNS Gold Glitter Gumdrops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And be sure to check out all the fun digital goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Shoes Note Cards- Set of 6

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday (that means it’s almost Friday), it’s November 1st, and it’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog! I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #115 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by STAMPlorations so be sure to come on over and play for the chance to win a $15 gift certificate! PLUS, Shery is offering gift code LOVETOSCRAP20 for our challenge participants to use during the whole month of November which will give them 20% off their order! How cool is that?!

For that friend with a shoe fetish, I created a set of 6 note cards using “A Girl and Her Shoes” stamp set! OMGosh, what a fun set of stamps! I left these note cards blank on the inside to use for whatever the heart desires.

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These were super easy. I used a Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mixed Media die to cut the negative space on each card base front, then I layered a piece of brown bag coverstock on the back side. I stamped the sentiment on the front of each card base and then stamped the platform shoes on various Fall colors of cardstock scraps. I stamped the shoe image again with Versamark and embossed with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I fussy cut each pair of shoes and popped them up on dimensionals on the card base fronts. I then punched two tiny coordinating hearts for each card and adhered them on the fronts.

Super easy, super fun, and practical! And I love how they turned out! Here is an up-close shot of each card…

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Proud to enter this pretty set of cards into this challenge:
Your Scrapbook Place – November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag coverstock, various cardstock scraps in Fall colors
Stamps: STAMPlorations “A Girl and Her Shoes” stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mixed Media die, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Punch (tiny heart)
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun stamps, stencils and dies at STAMPlorations – what an amazing and fun array of crafty goodies! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy birthday, gorgeous!

Hi everyone! It’s that time again! The first day of the month is always a busy one! We have a new challenge going on over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #28 – November Anything Goes! I love making sets of cards so I used a new Stampin’ Up stamp set to make these in assorted colors. So fun and easy – gotta love ‘assembly line fashion’ to speed things up!

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I started by cutting the A2 card bases and layering white panels on different colors of cardstock. I stamped the image and sentiment on the front of each in black ink and then stamped the dress fill-in in ink matching the cardstock. I used a little sparkle overlay marker on the dresses to give them some shimmer. I stamped a cluster of tiny dots (stamp from a different set) around the sentiment in coordinating ink and added a few tiny clear rhinestones to finish the fronts. The final step was stamping a simple sentiment on the inside in black ink and clusters of tiny dots in the same coordinating ink.

Here are shots of the individual cards in the pretty colors. I’m totally smitten! ;)

 

Happy to enter this pretty set of cards into this challenge:
Your Scrapbook Place – November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Beautiful You and Timeless Textures stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker; Stampin’ Up Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty set of birthday cards and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month – we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks for hanging with me this morning and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Sweet and Joyful

Hi everyone! I’m back on this fine Thursday morning with another 1st-of-the-month post, shaking my head in disbelief that it’s already the beginning of November! A new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #19 – Anything Goes + Aperture! Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes, and the technique twist we offer every month is just for your inspiration and not required to play! This month it’s any shape hole or opening in your project! Come on over and play with us!

I created a fun Christmas card with an adorable little gingerbread man peeking out of a round aperture! I created a fun design using Stampin’ Up cardstock, paper, stamps and punch!

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Here’s a close-up of that adorable little guy! He couldn’t be any cuter with his tiny red heart! The only embellishments I used were a few red gemstones.

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And here is the front flap open to reveal the simple inside sentiment. This one’s going in the pile to mail out in a few weeks! ;)

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And one final look… I’m in love! :)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #11 – Christmas/Winter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Soft Suede cardstock; Stampin’ Up Warmth & Cheer DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink; Spectrum Noir- D2
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Punch and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, red gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with an aperture this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

merry everything happy always

Hi everyone! Well here we are headed into November! It won’t be long now until the little chubby man in the sleigh comes to visit, lol! Our November challenge is live this morning over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration for MLCCB #4 – November Anything Christmas Goes! This is another version of the double flap fun fold. I made one several months back and liked it so well that I thought I’d make another! The previous one had a ribbon closure so I modified this one and gave it a velcro closure. Love how it turned out!

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I selected a couple of coordinating Christmas papers along with red, ivory and gold foil cardstock. I stamped the front sentiment in red, the first inside sentiment in green and the second inside sentiment in red. Here are shots showing the outer and inner flaps open.

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And here it’s completely open to reveal the inside sentiment.

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One final shot of it all closed up and ready for mailing. Love!

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I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #80 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #57 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin Up Gold Foil Sheet, Stampin’ Up This Christmas DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Versatile Christmas and Suite Seasons stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gold Metallic String, large green gemstone from stash, Velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig