Celebrating Another Year

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

Another blog hop project I’d like to share is an anniversary card I created using the super awesome Ballroom Brenda digital image from Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps! John never disappoints with his humor! I colored this image with my Studio 71 alcohol markers and added a sentiment and a gold heart die cut directly on the image panel.

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I used coordinating striped and dotted papers layered on pink and white cardstock along with an added narrow strip of the gold mirror cardstock to compliment the gold heart.

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I layered the inside panel on a piece of the striped paper, stamped the sentiment, and added one more gold heart.

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One more look… another fun card completed! Love this!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick cardstock, Stampin’ Up 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps Ballroom Brenda digital image, Leave Memories With One Stamp stamp set
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- R6, R12, Y9, B1, E2, E6, E10, E15, N10; Stampin’ Up Lovely Lipstick ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! We’ll see you again soon with another blog hop project showcase! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

you’re one in a CHAMELEON!

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

The next blog hop project I’d like to share is a clean and simple thank you card created with the One in a Chameleon clear stamp set and matching One in a Chameleon lawn cuts from Lawn Fawn is super adorable! I started with a top-fold card base and adhered a strip of perfectly plaid chill paper down the left side. I used the cross-stitch border die from the stitched borders lawn cuts on the paper strip prior to adhering it to the card base.

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I stamped the chameleon, branch and leaves on white cardstock, colored them with my Studio 71 alcohol markers, and cut them with the dies. I adhered them to the card front and then stamped the sentiment in a vertical fashion along the edge of the paper strip.

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I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, stamped a sentiment and cut it with a stitched circle die, and adhered it to the panel.

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One more look… I’m really loving how this turned out. Super duper cute! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Lawn Fawn perfectly plaid chill paper, Stampin’ Up Emerald Envy cardstock
Stamps: Lawn Fawn One in a Chameleon stamp set, Stampin’ Up Lots of Thanks stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Wild Wasabi ink, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink; Studio 71 alcohol markers- BG13, BG14, BG16, E6, E10
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn One in a Chameleon and stitched borders lawn cuts, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! We’ll see you again soon with another blog hop project showcase! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hello, gorgeous.

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

My final blog hop project is a fun friendship card using A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set from STAMPlorations! This is one of my favorite stamp sets. The top flap on this card has been cut off with a curved scallop edge die. I stamped a fab pair of boots on the bottom flap and colored them with a Studio 71 alcohol marker.

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I covered the top flap with a piece of pretty dotted patterned paper and added a die cut sentiment, voila… we have a ‘gorgeous’ card!

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Here’s a shot of the very simple inside with a Marilyn Monroe quote hidden beneath the scallop flap. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Basics Paper Pad
Stamps: STAMPlorations A Girl and Her Shoes stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink, Studio 71 alcohol marker- E16
Dies/Punches: Your Next Stamp Curved Scallop Edge die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! This is the last of my six blog hop projects! We’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Hi everyone! Happy Happy – hope you’ve had a great week! 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 #119 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by DRS Designs so be sure to come over and play with us for a chance to win a prize! I created a clean and simple graduation card using the awesome Culmination Graduation Greeting and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out.

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I started with a bi-level card base – I cut about 3/4″ off the bottom of the front flap. I printed the greeting on white cardstock and cut it with a dotted rectangle die. I created two more rectangle die cuts and layered them all together with white foam between the layers. I added a tiny plaid bow and two clear rhinestones to finish the front.

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I added a strip of plaid patterned paper across the bottom of the inside of the card base. I stamped a sentiment in black ink on a stitched die cut panel and adhered the panel to the inside.

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Here’s one final shot of the completed card. I really L-O-V-E this greeting and I see more cards using it in my future, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Pebbles Inc. Basics Paper Pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Something To Say stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die, Papertrey Ink Noted Scalloped A2 Die Collection
Accessories:  Darice Foamies white foam, tiny plaid bow from stash, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at DRS Designs! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Friday and happy March 1st! Can you believe it?! A new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #8 – March Anything Christmas Goes! Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for fancy folds and am always looking for new ones to try. My inspiration for this very cool hanging reverse fold origami card (also called a squash card) came from one of my YouTube subscriptions HERE. Sam is one talented lady, and I could sit for hours watching her videos!

I created this card for my sister – it’s something she’ll be able to use year after year. And it’s contained in it’s own little decorated box! She loved it and showed it off to her crafty lady friends, lol!

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The paper reminds me of a flannel shirt. I paired it with green crinkled paper which looks great on the white cardstock.

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Here’s the lid off the box…

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… and the card out of the box. I even decorated the inside, lol!

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There are quite a few stamped and die cut Christmas sentiments as well as Christmas stickers used. I don’t typically use stickers on my projects but the ones I used on this came in the Photo Play paper packs and I just couldn’t resist. They are so stinkin’ cute!

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Here’s a shot of the entire card hanging on the wall. It’s about 2-1/2 feet long!

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And here are shots of the different sections. This was so much fun!

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And here’s a shot of the back of it when it’s all folded up, which is actually the very bottom portion. LOVE how this turned out – I’m thinking I’ll be making more of these for Christmas this year!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, The Paper Cut Crinkled Paper, Photo Play Here Comes Santa paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh, What Fun and Tin of Tags stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Sizzix Dotted Ovals, Rectangles and Circles, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circles STAX die
Accessories:  Photo Play Here Comes Santa and Holiday Cheer stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun hanging reverse fold origami card 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 we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Know your own happiness.

Hi everyone! Yep, it’s that time of the month… busy 1st with lots of design team projects so hang in there with me! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you for LTCCB #32 – March Anything Goes. I created a pretty note card using stamps from the Blank Page Muse. I rarely use an uncolored image but I thought this would look awesome with just a pop of color, so that’s what I did!

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I sure do love all my dotted dies. I cut the image with a rectangle one and layered it on black and then again on white, added a stamped image popped up on foam, and adhered the panel to a red card base. I’ve always loved a red, white and black color combo!

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This is a note card so I layered a blank white panel on black cardstock for the inside, leaving lots of room for a custom message.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black cardstock
Stamps: Blank Page Muse Cherub Border Background stamp and Know Your Own Happiness stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DR2
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Black Darice Foamies foam

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Inside every person

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and March 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #23 – Anything Goes + Inked Background! Remember all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we throw in a technique twist just to inspire you and they are not required to play! ;)

I had THE best time creating this birthday card for a co-worker (she loved it, by the way!) featuring The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel stencil and Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, several different Ranger Distress Oxide inks, and Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz to create the background, then a fun River City Rubber Works rubber stamp and a Tim Holtz Paper Doll to balance it all out.

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I created the background by smooshing Ranger Water Color Paper into puddles of different colors of distress oxide ink spritzed with water, and drying with the heat tool between smooshing sessions. You get a much better result that way. I then used the Mini Time Travel stencil with Walnut Stain Distress ink to get the clock faces. Then I moved the stencil up slightly and to the right and applied Distress Grit Paste over the stencil with a spatula. When that was dry, I re-placed the stencil and added a little more Walnut Stain Distress ink to color the paste. I trimmed down the panel and layered it on brown cardstock, and added twine, the stamped/embossed ‘older person’ sentiment from River City Rubber Works which I LOVE, and the paper doll. On a side note, River City Rubber Works has sadly gone out of business. I really loved their stamps.

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I decorated the inside panel with a scrap of the trimmed-down front panel and a strip of leftover brown cardstock, stamped the sentiment (from a Stampin’ Up stamp set), and layered the panel on the brown cardstock.

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A couple more angled shots… I’m absolutely loving how this turned out! So happy my co-worker liked it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, Ranger Water Color Paper
Stamps: River City Rubber Works Inside Every Person rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides- Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain; Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel Stencil, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, twine, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and would really love to see an inked background to go with it, lol! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig