Papercraft

With Sympathy

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Scrappin’ Happy Studio is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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OMGosh, what a gorgeous card sketch by our talented Laura Rumble! I created a sympathy card… and I have to admit that I usually shy away from these but the truth is everyone needs them occasionally and it never hurts to have some in our stash.

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I did a lot of masking to create the flower clusters. I used a simple color scheme to color the flowers and finished the front with a stamped sentiment cut with a (yep, one of my favs) dotted oval die.

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Thanks again, Laura, for the pretty sketch – I enjoyed creating with it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock
Stamps: Graphic 45 Tea Time Stamp & Die Cut, Stampin’ Up Rose Wonder stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- LY1, LY2, DG2, CG2, LG3
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Scrappin’ Happy Studio! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Be Silly wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Friday… doing the *happy dance*… Fridays are my most favorite day of the week! And today starts a new challenge over at Polkadoodles! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Wk 7 – Anything Goes! I created a fun ‘Be Silly’ wall hanging that’s hanging in my studio to remind me that I don’t have to be serious all the time! ;) This is my last post for Polkadoodles. I’ve made the difficult decision to step down because of too many obligations right now. I’d like to thank Jan and the gang for having me along for the past several months – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that even though all Polkadoodles challenges are ‘anything goes’, our design teams are challenged each week with a specific theme. This week it’s “Recycle” so I recycled the thick cardboard backing from a package of cardstock to use as the base for my wall hanging. All of the elements (image, papers, sentiment, bow and flowers) are from the amazing Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. Be sure to check it out… you will NOT be disappointed! :)

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I colored the fairy image with a new set of alcohol markers that I recently purchased (and still adding colors as they become available), and used dies from several of my favorite sets to cut a background panel, the focal image and the sentiment. I also used some fabric ribbon, flat back pearls and flower brads from my stash. This was so much fun putting together!

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I’d love to enter this adorable wall hanging into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #60 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #87 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: February Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #29 – Stitched / Real or Faux
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #374/375 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Recycled thick cardboard backing from a package of cardstock, Papers from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Stamps: Image, sentiment, bow and flowers from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Ink: Studio 71 B1, B2, BG13, E15, E17, R2, YR3; Spectrum Noir BT1; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamps die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die
Accessories:  Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, Shades of Pink Petaloo Brads, American Crafts Ribbon, Darice White Flat-Back Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this week! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

For You gift box

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a pretty gift box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Wide Gable Box cut file. This was an absolute joy to put together! I just love Sandy’s cut files – she does all the work… all you have to do is cut and put together!

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I used a nice heavy kraft cardstock, some pretty floral patterned paper, die cut alphabet letters (from a cut file that came standard on the Scan N Cut) colored with sparkle overlay marker, a couple butterflies and some Crystal Drops. Not a long list of supplies at all!

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Another couple shots showing the front and back. Love how this turned out – what an amazing gift box!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Wide Cable Box cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanical Ephemera, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wide gable gift box! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

with brave wings she flies

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good weekend! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our February ATC Challenge is Stencils and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created my ATC for this challenge from Chalkboard cardstock. I’ve had this in my stash for a couple years, actually, and this is only the second time I’ve used it. Don’t ask me why… it’s a pretty fun product, especially with chalk markers!

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I pounced white dye ink through the butterfly and ink splotch portion of the stencil and then spritzed Glimmer Mist over it to give it some gorgeous shimmery color. I applied dimensional paste with a spatula over two other areas of the stencil and let that dry.

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I created the sentiment on the computer, hand-cut the words and adhered them to the left side of the ATC, then outlined them with a purple chalk marker. The finishing touch were pink and yellow dots created with chalk markers. I sprayed a matte fixative over the entire ATC so nothing would rub off.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Darice All Chalked Up cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Marker; Sweet Stamps White Dye Ink; Bistro Chalk Markers- Purple, Pink and Orange, Tattered Angels Dragonfly Glimmer Mist
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil, DecoArt Dimensional Effects, Krylon Matte Fixative

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Valentine Greetings bookmark

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the UnstampaBelles design team – woo-hoo! I’m very excited and am looking forward to creating with these talented ladies! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for #86 – Simply Bright & Cheerful! The twist this month is Arty Creations. And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 gift voucher (via PayPal or direct to an online store)… so let’s see what you got! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity!

I created a fun Valentine’s Day bookmark. It’s been many years since I created a bookmark and I thought this would be a fun debut project for the UnstampaBelles Challenges.

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The best aspect of being a new designer on this design team is that there is no stamping allowed, hence the name UnstampaBelles. I do occasionally create a project without stamping but not very often, so this is a challenge and I’m definitely up for it! I love how this bookmark turned out!

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I started with a tag, then added papers, a layered image and sentiment, and finally a few finishing touches such as the heart stickers and gold Skinny Washi tape. This is absolutely one of the cutest images I’ve ever worked with and I can’t wait to gift this!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag; Papers, Image and Sentiment from Polly’s Paper Studio Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit; Colorbok Primary Cardstock
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch, 1/4″ hole punch
Accessories:  Heart Stickers from October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk; Me & My Big Ideas Gold Skinny Washi Tape; Prairie Bird Boutique Red Wrinkled Ribbon; Hemptique Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will come on over and play with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration every week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

happy Birthday wishes

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’ve had a great week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

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I used the Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set along with a Sizzix Dotted Ovals die for my project this month. I looked at my dwindling stash of birthday cards and decided that a pretty birthday card was in order. I cut the card base from Whisper White cardstock and the layer from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

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I have a huge stash of digital images I’ve never used and have vowed to use some of them in this new year. I chose the purple version of Fred She Said’s Lenten Roses for the focal image and cut it with the dotted ovals die. I added some Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker to the leaves of the flowers for a little shimmer and they look gorgeous! I’m so smitten!

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For the inside, I cut a Rich Razzleberry layer and then a white layer, and stamped a simple sentiment.

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And here’s another look… I’m in love with this one! Very happy with the result!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Stamps: Fred She Said Lenten Roses (purple version), Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set, Sizzix Dotted Ovals die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

winter wishes

Hi everyone! It’s the first Tuesday in February and I’m happy you’ve stopped by! 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 February Baby, It’s Cold Outside challenge! We’d love to see your project featuring hot cocoa, sweaters, mittens, or quilts. I created a Christmas card in non-traditional colors featuring a quilt created with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up die and vintage marketplace papers. So fun!

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I picked out several patterned papers and some brown cardstock, and proceeded to cut several quilts. Then I pieced them together with the different papers and the brown cardstock, so I now have several finished quilts to use on other projects. :) I stamped a sentiment in the lower right-hand corner and added some Rox stones to complete the front.

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I decorated in the inside panel with strips of brown and pink cardstock, stamped the Christmas sentiment and then layered the panel on the brown cardstock.

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And one more peek… I love quilts (and the warmth they bring) and I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colors!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blushing Bride cardstock, Darice Premium Brown cardstock, Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace Mini Prints 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up die
Accessories:  Darice Pink Foamies foam, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Queen & Co. Chocolate Delight Rox

I hope you’ve enjoyed my quilt card and will link up a ‘warm’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig