Papercraft

Thinking of you at Christmas

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #5 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I created a corner fold card to add to my pile of Christmas cards. I’ve made a couple of these in the past and really love how they turn out!

Leslie

The cardstock, paper, stamps and inks are all from Stampin’ Up. I used the traditional green and red Christmas colors with a pop of gold. I watercolored the holly leaves and added some shimmer, and used red gemstones for the berries.

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I added a scalloped border punched from DSP to the bottom of the front and the bottom of the inside panel for a little interest. Love how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #217 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Crafting by Designs: November Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #155 – Anything Goes + Optional Christmas/December
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #81 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #324 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Special DSP, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Embellished Ornaments stamp set
Ink: Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Niji Water Brush, tiny red gemstones

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Relax

Hello, crafty friends! Well, it’s the first of the month and you know what that means… lots of posts! So thanks for hanging in there with me while I showcase some fun DT inspiration projects I’ve been busy working on! A new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my project for MIUCB #20 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! Remember that our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ plus we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you but the twist is not required to play! This month the twist is ‘no stamping!’ I’m wondering if you’ll find that to be as challenging as I did, lol!

I used Canvas Corp Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections to create my Beach Bums card. I had a particular friend in mind when I created this, and I think she’s going to love it!

Leslie

I punched some beach shell elements, inked the edges and layered them in a cluster on the front panel. I fashioned a bow from twine and tucked it beneath the starfish element on the right side, then created a tag with rounded corners, an eyelet and twine, and adhered it on the top of the cluster. To finish the front, I added the Beach Bums sentiment and some pearls.

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I kept the inside panel fairly simple – I just inked the edges, added a paper strip along the left side and layered it on black cardstock. I leave the inside panel blank on a lot of my cards blank so a custom message can be written. But this time I left the inside blank because of the ‘no stamping’ twist in the challenge!

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One final shot to see the dimension. What a fun card – love how it turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corps Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections, Marco’s black cardstock
Ink: Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ Circle Punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circle die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Melissa Frances Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and even a ‘no stamping’ project – so come on over and play with us! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Summer Skimmer Hat Box

** 12/15/18 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **
** 12/31/18 Spotlight Winner at A perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge! **

Hi everyone! In the midst of all the Christmas cards and projects, cool weather and snow, Christmas shows and songs on TV, and the wonderful smell of peppermint, I thought I’d throw in something totally different! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #29 – December Anything Goes! I created an adorable Summer Skimmer Hat Box! OMG… super cute and super fun to put together!

Leslie

I used the Skimmer Hat Box cut file from The Dreaming Tree to cut all the pieces and parts. Then the fun began… putting it together! I created the hat box base and decorated it, then created the flowers and attached them to the hat box base.

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Here’s a shot from the back…

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And here’s a shot with the top lifted off to reveal the box! How stinkin’ cute is this?!

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Happy to enter this fun hat box into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Too Cute
Crafty Creations: #379 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso; Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Dies/Punches: The Dreaming Tree Skimmer Hat Box cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable hat box and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig