Papercraft

‘Tis the Season

Howdy, crafty friends! A new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’ve been chomping at the bit to share this DT inspiration project with you for MLCCB #6 – January Anything Christmas Goes! I made several of these pop-up snowman cards last year and they were such a hit, I made a few more this year to add to my Christmas card stash!

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This is a Karen Burniston die set and these are so cool – all the work is done for you! You just cut the pieces and put them together! I used a cool blue cardstock panel on a red card base with white snowflakes, snow banks and snowmen (one on the front and one on the inside). The snowmen are wearing top hats embellished with silver glitter paper and a snowflake with a gemstone.

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The snowman on the inside is wearing a ‘scarf’ of knotted ribbon, has coal buttons made from Crystal Drops, and pops up when the card is opened. This couldn’t be any cuter!

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And here’s a close-up of this most adorable little guy…

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #112 – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: January Challenge – Let It Snow
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Early Espresso cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Glimmer paper, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh, What Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Karen Burniston Snowman Twist Circle Die Set, Paper Smooches Stitched Borders die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

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! Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out with me this morning – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

je t’aime

Hi everyone! Here’s wishing you all a beautiful, crafty and prosperous New Year! A new challenge is live this morning over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the January Love Stories Customer Challenge!

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I created a pretty ‘I Love You’ card featuring a very sultry image from the Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, along with Pirates Lagoon and Pirates Life papers from Neverland Paper Pack, fussy-cut butterflies from Pretty Little Butterflies Collage Set, and sentiment from Charming Words Collage Set. All of the Gecko Galz products used are complimented by a variety of heart die cuts made from gold foil cardstock and a music border die cut embellished with tiny clear rhinestones.

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There’s kind of a funny story behind this card. Those who know me know that I’m a fun fold junkie… always looking for new folds to try, or reusing those I’m in love with. I think step cards are very cool and decided to try a double step card. Once finished, it just wouldn’t stand up right – it kept stretching out and laying flat. I double-checked and triple-checked my measurements and scorelines, and everything was correct according to the tutorial I watched. I wasn’t going to let it beat me, so I ended up adhering the steps closed on each side and adding some reinforcements and another score line!

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I also added a stamped panel inside.

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And it folds flat for mailing just like a regular step card. Despite the weird way I had to remake it, it turned out great and I’ll probably keep the instructions and make some more just like it! ;)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, Marco’s Gold Foil cardstock, GKD In The Navy and Charcoal Gray scraps, Gecko Galz Pirates Lagoon and Pirates Life papers from Neverland Paper Pack, Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set, Gecko Galz Pretty Little Butterflies Collage Set 
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Ranger Chipped Sapphire and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Memento Rich Cocoa marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Love Notes die set, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, CC Designs Music Border die
Accessories:  Darice Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a ‘love’ project with us this month! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

a Million and One thanks

Hi everyone! I’m back with another share on this fine Tuesday morning – the first of the month is always busy! A new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #21 – Anything Goes + Sentiment as the Main Focus. Remember that all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we always include a technique twist to inspire you but the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a totally green thank you card using some pretty foil and glitter Washi. Yep, I’m looking for some good luck in the New Year!

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This was an easy card and would be super fun to mass produce to create a set in different colors. Glitter Washi on the background, a stamped sentiment cut with a fancy die, a slightly larger die cut to layer it on, some foam and some Crystal Drops, and poof, you have a card! I see more of these in my near future, lol!

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For the inside, I embellished a white panel with foil and glitter Washi strips leftover from the front and then stamped a sentiment.

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And one final look… love it! ;)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Washi Stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Million & One and Thankful Life stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Darice green Foamies foam, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! It can be a straight ‘anything goes’ or you can play the twist with us – it’s up to you! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

thank you gift box

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2018 is now behind us! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #30 – January Anything Goes! I created a gorgeous napkin fold gift box for a good friend to express how lucky I am to have her in my life. She is a fellow crafter and someone who is always there for me.

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I fell madly in love with this gift box when I discovered it on one of my YouTube channel subscriptions HERE. Of course, I added my own twists to make it mine, and my friend has already received it so I’m not spoiling any surprises, lol! I used gorgeous Stampin’ Up paper and cardstock. I stamped and embossed a layered die cut that I placed on the top (and another one inside).

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Here’s a shot with the lid off the box so you can see the napkin fold detail inside.

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And it’s unfolding…

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Unfolding a little more…

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And completely unfolded to reveal another stamped, embossed and layered die cut in the bottom of the box. I tucked in a handmade bracelet to send to my friend. ;)

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And one final look… I’m so smitten with this! I can certainly see more of these in my future, lol!

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow ink; Versamark Dazzle
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month – we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy New Home

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our January It’s New To Me challenge! We’d love to see your project celebrating a new job, new baby, wedding, retirement, graduation, etc.! I created a new home card using the Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut (matching stamps and dies).

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I stamped all the pieces, cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, keeping the color scheme pretty basic. I used a grass border die across the bottom. The sun and the sentiment are heat embossed.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom message.

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One more look… I think this turned out pretty cute!

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Happy to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Soft Sky cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink, Spectrum Noir- Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, IG3, BT1, BT2, BT4, LY3, CT3, EB2, EB6, OR2, BP1; Versamark; Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut, Precious Marieke Grass Border, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and will link up a project with us this month celebrating something new! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Old Guys Rule

Hi everyone! It’s January 1st and I wonder how fast THIS year will fly by! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #117 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the wonderful Sparkle N Sprinkle and I’ve used the super cool Woody Rubber Stamp Set for my hubby’s birthday card! His birthday isn’t until June but I like to work ahead, lol!

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I used a striped embossing folder for the front panel but I stamped the sentiment before embossing it, and then added a strip of corrugated kraft paper after embossing it. I stamped the image on white cardstock in black ink and then again in Versamark, and then clear embossed it. I watercolored the image using several ink pads and my Niji brush. When it dried, I cut it with a stitched oval die and then mounted it on the front of the card with foam tape. The finishing touch was two sparkly brads.

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For the inside, I embellished the panel with strips of teal and black cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment. Very cool, I think! ;)

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And here’s one more look… I think he’s going to love it!

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Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge: January Anything Goes (used SNS rubber stamp)
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and Regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay and Basic Black cardstock; Corrugated Kraft paper
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Woody Rubber Stamp Set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Tangelo Twist ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stithced Oval Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice Stripes Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Niji Water Brush, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Petaloo Shades of Black Brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘Anything Goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies over at Sparkle N Sprinkle – I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig