Papercraft

Pansy Accordion Album

Hi everyone! As I mentioned last month, I’m a new member of the Ephemoire Dream Team and I couldn’t be more excited! If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out all the amazing digital printables in the Ephemoire Etsy Shop – there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables. And the print quality is awesome! I’m super stoked to share my first inspiration project, a gorgeous Pansy accordion album created with the Vintage Distressed Pansy Accordion Album Kit. OMG, this kit is amazing!

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I cut the papers and elements from the kit and inked them all. I created the accordion album base from ivory cardstock and inked the edges. I layered the papers for each page on kraft paper, and positioned the elements where I wanted them, one page at a time, and when I was happy with the placement, I adhered everything down.

There are 12 pages and each page contains at least one tag in a pocket, ready for journaling or photos. All the tags have ribbon pulls, and I added Washi tape and bling to each page. Really loving how this turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cover paper; Ephemoire Vintage Distressed Pansy Accordion Album Kit
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, assorted Washi Tape, assorted rhinestones and flat-back pearls, YNS Gumdrops, Kadomaru corner rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – it sure seems to have gotten here fast, lol! 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! Cheapo Dies 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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I created a watercolor background with india ink and dried it with my heat tool, then splattered more light and dark ink over it with a fan brush, and dried that with my heat tool. I trimmed the panel, rounded the two bottom corners, and layered it on dark brown cardstock.

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I cut all the shaped elements with various sized dies from different colors of textured cardstock, along with the stamped sentiment cut with it’s coordinating die.

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

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One more look… I’m so happy with how this turned out, thanks to another great sketch from Laura!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Darice premium textured cardstock in red, orange, dark brown and yellow; Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Wishing You stamp sets
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s brown Bombay India ink, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die, Spellbinders Cogs die, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 set
Accessories:  Fiskars corner rounder, 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 Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Comment Winner!

Hi everyone! The C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 10th Birthday Blog Hop ended yesterday and there are lots of prizes to be announced on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog, so be sure to check back there to see if you’re a winner of a sponsor prize!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself as a sponsor and a guest designer joining in on all the  Birthday festivities, and since I was a stop on the hop, I shared that I also have a prize for a blog hop participant leaving a comment on my blog, chosen by random draw at the end of the blog hop!

Well, I’ve popped in this morning to announce the winner! Drum roll, please…

Heather Mills, come on down!

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Heather, please leave a comment on this post within the next week to claim your prize! I know you’re gonna love it! ;)

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

darling, you are a work of art

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a fantastic day! 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 Challenge #89 – To Have and To Hold with a twist of Art Deco Glamour! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite!

I created a pretty card that could be used for a bride or groom to give to each other on their wedding day or anniversary. This card features some gorgeous patterned cardstock that I just got along with gold metallic cardstock and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Small Talk sentiment stickers.

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I love this color combo and I think it’s quite stunning. I used several stitched dies (one rectangle and two ovals) to frame the background and the wedding couple. I used sentiment stickers on the front and the inside to adhere to the ‘no stamping’ rule of this design team which I’m really loving and finding challenging! ;)

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I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front and of course added a sentiment sticker.

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And one more peek – I’m totally loving this! That cardstock is the total bomb!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Stampn’ Up Gold Foil Sheet
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Papers and Small Talk sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Just remember… no stamps allowed on your creations! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

with all my love

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m happy to share that I’m one of the sponsors for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #512 – Annual Birthday Blog Hop, I was asked to create a guest designer project AND I’m a stop on the hop! Happy 10th Birthday to C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog! As a sponsor, I’m offering a prize pack consisting of a package of Prima flowers, a standard sized Ranger Peacock Feathers distress ink pad and a Spellbinders Ornamental Tags Three Shapeabilities die set to one of the blog hop winners over on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog! Lots of fun and lots of prizes to be won! Oh, and I also have a prize for a blog hop participant leaving a comment on my blog – chosen by random draw when the blog hop ends on May 15th!

Before we get to the hop details, allow me to side-track you for a moment to share my project! I used a pretty Aster stamp set in my stash for my birthday card featuring an embossed and water colored image. I layered the focal image on black cardstock and popped it up on foam for a little dimension.

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I chose two patterned papers coordinating with the colors used in the focal image and layered the panel on black cardstock. I finished the front with dots of ivory seashell Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on black cardstock.

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And one more look… loving how this turned out! One can never have too many birthday cards in their stash! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer Paper Pad, GKD White and Ocean Mist cardstock, Marco’s Black Kaleida-Paper cardstock
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping ‘Flower of the Month: Aster’ stamp set
Ink: Zig Real Clean Color markers- Light Blue, Lemon Yellow Bright Yellow, Olive Green; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Kuretake Water Brush, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Darice Foamies Blue Foam, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops
Okay, back to the blog hop! Be sure to start from the beginning so you don’t miss out on any of the amazing inspiration! Here is the complete blog hop route:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog (start here)
AJ
Aunty Sue
Brenda
Debbie
Jo
Leslie (you’re here!)
Marlene
Monika
Sheryl
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog (end here)

You should have arrived here from Jo‘s blog, and your next stop is Marlene‘s blog! Have fun hopping!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my guest designer project and I hope you’re enjoying C.R.A.F.T. Challenge’s Annual Birthday Blog Hop! Be sure to leave a comment on my blog and check back on May 16th to see if you’re my random winner! Thanks for hopping by! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

hello Sunshine

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good week so far! This month’s Anything Goes With Dies Challenge! I’m happy to share another cat card in my ‘awesome’ series! These are right up my alley – hubby and I have eight feline fur babies and we couldn’t love them more!

This CAS design is so playful and fun, and super easy to mass produce to create a set of six or eight to give as a gift. So stay tuned… you’ll be seeing a few more in different colors AND a gift box!

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I cut a strip of striped paper and adhered it to the card base, rounded both lower corners and then ran it through the Big Shot with a criss-cross border die. I used my new favorite set of cat dies to cut some kitties from different colors of cardstock and placed them on the front of the card, and then stamped the sentiment.

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I decorated the inside with a strip of the striped paper and another kitty die cut, and then stamped the sentiment.

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One more look… super happy with this design. Sure do love the kitties!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick cardstock, Stampin’ Up Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock scrap, Stampin’ Up Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack
Stamps: Paper Smooches Summer Lovin’ and Lovely Thoughts stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Cats die set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project using dies in our challenge this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Vintage Trunk Cards (set of 2)

Hi everyone! Say whaaaat?! We’re a week into May already! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a set of cards created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Classic Car Trunk Card Set cut file. I was thinking masculine and feminine – one of each – that could be used for birthday or friendship. And of course, you can tell immediately which is which, lol!

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LOVE this classic car trunk design and it’s so fitting for a guy! And the inked light teal cardstock is perfect! I’m always so proud to create with Sandy’s designs because they are always spot-on and realistic. She thinks of everything with regard to the elements, and all you have to do is cut and assemble! ;)

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I used a variety of cardstock. I cut the card base and license plate from thick white, the car body, trunk and fenders from light teal (which I inked), the rear window from gray, the lights from red and black, and the bumper from metallic silver. I pulled out a couple stamp sets in my stash that contained the exact sentiments I wanted to use on the trunk lid and the license plate, and then again on the inside!


And how about this vintage van… aka hippie van from my day?! OMG, I’m in love! I stamped flowers and peace signs all over it to make it girlie and feminine just like I would have painted it if I had been lucky enough to own one back in the day!

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I cut these pieces on my Scan N Cut at the same time as the pieces for the other classic car card, using a heavy light green cardstock for the base, medium green for the van body and rear elements, gray for the windows, red for the lights, black for the tires, and metallic silver for the bumper. And once again, I found the perfect stamp set to use for the sentiment on the license plate and the inside sentiment!

I’m so smitten with both of these cards and can’t wait to send them to just the right people! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party, Real Red, Smoky Slate and Basic Black cardstock, GKD Jelly Bean Green and Applemint cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Classic Dad stamp set, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heartflet Sayings stamp set, Stampin Up Beautiful Ride stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink, Stampin’ Up Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Grapefruit Grove ink, Memento Tuxedo Black and Grape Jelly ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Classic Car Trunk Card Set cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects! 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