Papercraft

Shabby Chic Thank You note cards

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’ve had an awesome week! I’m super stoked to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to head over to the Ephemoire Etsy Shop to check out all the amazing digital printables… there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables, and the print quality is awesome! And there’s an awesome sale going on right now… 50% off most everything in the shop… so what are you waiting for?!

I’ve been playing with the Pretty In Pink Printable Papers Letter Size and created a set of 10 shabby chic thank you cards. One can never have too many thank you cards in their stash! ;)

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I’m a cardmaker at heart, dubbed “The Card Queen” many years ago and recently re-dubbed the same by an online crafting friend, so when I saw these papers I knew what I had to do. ;) These papers are absolutely gorgeous!

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Each card features torn pink vintage rose papers with either green striped or green peeled paint paper seen underneath, gold foil ‘thank you’ elements layered on punched circles, and a few tiny flat-back pearls.

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There are five papers in the set, so I printed each of the floral sheets twice, created background pieces, and tore each one a little differently for variety.

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I created a ‘thank you’ sentiment for each card using a gold foil sticker layered on a punched circle, which I placed randomly on each card.

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The finishing touch on each card was the application of several tiny white flat-back pearls. I didn’t photograph the inside of the cards but I embellished the inside panel of each one with a thin leftover strip of paper used on the front, leaving plenty of room to write a custom message. Loving how these turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Ephemoire Pretty In Pink Printable Papers Letter Size
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Darice gold foil ‘thank you’ stickers, Darice tinywhite flat-back pearls

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! And remember to hit up that 50% off (most everything in the store) sale going on right now! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – the weekend sure went by 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! spiegelmon scraps 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, created by Mandi:

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I created a pretty thank you card featuring some new cardstock, several gorgeous coordinating papers, a few die cuts, and spiegelmom scraps Snowy Fields sequins and Rustic Hearts wood veneers.

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The spiegelmom scraps sequins and wood veneers were a gift and I’m absolutely thrilled to use them in this sketch challenge! She definitely has some awesome products! I used some American Crafts cardstock for the first time (and I’m in love!) to layer under the background paper. I chose several more papers from the Cafe Mediterranean matstack to create the frame, the area inside the frame, and the two strips down the left side. I created the frame and area inside the frame with two Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies. The thanks sentiment was created with the WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die (seven die cuts layered on top of each other). The finishing touches were the spiegelmom scraps products.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank so there’s plenty of room to write a custom message. I decorated the top of the panel with a leftover strip of paper and cardstock used on the front.

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And here’s one more look… I’m so stoked about this card! I love how it turned out and can’t wait to use it or gift it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, American Crafts Kale cardstock, DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies, WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die
Accessories:  spiegelmom scraps Snowy Fields sequins and Rustic Hearts wood veneers

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 spiegelmom scraps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Washi Tape Caddy

Hi everyone! It’s HUMP DAY says the camel, lol! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a fun Washi Tape caddy that I created for my studio with the Simply Crafty SVGs Tool Caddy cut file. I’ve become addicted to skinny Washi Tape and thought it only fitting to create a caddy to hold it!

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I used 120# Kraft cardstock for the base and some orange dotted cardstock for the panels. I have a fun Crafty Organization stamp set from Inspired by Stamping in my stash that I decided to use to stamp the label in matching orange ink. What a fun project – I’ll soon be making a couple more of these in different colors to hold the rest of my Washi Tape! ;)


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock, GKD Tomato Soup cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock scrap
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Crafty Organization stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Tool Caddy cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, tiny hole punch, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Fasteners

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! 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

Papercraft

nothing like a dream

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you had a great weekend! 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 Stained Glass Using Dies! The twist this month is Inlaid Glitter. 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! And there’s a prize in the mix… a random number draw for $15 to the shop of your choice or via PayPal! How awesome is that?!

I created a friendship card using dark brown cardstock for the card base. I cut off the corners of the card base to follow the flat corners of the die cut.

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I colored the first layer containing the die cut negative spaces with earth tones, then added Glossy Accents, some glitter and another coat of Glossy Accents.

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I added five more die cut layers to build the design, then I added a few flat back pearls and a sentiment sticker to finish it off.

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I kept the inside fairly simple with another sentiment sticker and a leftover strip of the brown cardstock used for the card base.

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And one more look… I’m really loving how this stained glass look turned out! Have to admit I was a little skeptical about how it would end but I love it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock
Ink: Studio 71 Alcohol Markers- Y3, Y9, YR3, YR5, E2, E6, E10, E11, E18
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Glssy Accents, Darice Flat Back Pearls, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each 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

celebrate

Hello, my crafty friends! Can you believe we’ve busted through the first week of June?! 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 absolutely thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!


I created a ‘new house’ card. I paired an awesome forest village die with a very cool stamp set and label die to complete the look. I began by creating a card base from thick white cardstock along with front and inside panels layered on green cardstock.

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I’m SO smitten with this die – it cuts beautifully! It was super easy to create a gorgeous white on white card with just a pop of color. I cut a ‘stencil’ from thick cardstock, placed it on the front panel, and used it to color in the rooftops and trees. I then adhered the die cut in place so the colors showed through the appropriate areas. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and cut it with a label die, then adhered it toward the bottom with foam tape.

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment in two colors of green ink on the layered panel.

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Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Old Olive cardstock
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping Little Phrases and Big Congrats stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink; Spectrum Noir- CG2, DG2, LY1, TB3, PP6, OR2
Dies/Punches: Poppy Stamps Forest Village die, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes 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

ATC · Papercraft

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! 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 June ATC Challenge is Christmas and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I’m really diggin’ creating ATCs and I’m SO happy to be on this design team! I belong to a couple ATC trading groups and have gotten a couple very awesome coins from a gal in the UK!

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I used 120# kraft cardstock for my ATC base and I rounded the corners on this one. I adhered two KaiserCraft Letters to Santa papers together to create the background, cut the panel to size, rounded the corners and inked the edges. I stamped some text on the plain side of the background panel and added some skinny gold glitter Washi Tape to distinguish the two sides.

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I created a couple of tags, inked the edges and connected them at the top with some green bamboo cord. I added a file tab decorated with some black/gold skinny Washi Tape to the left side of the top tag and a faux wax stamp (paper coated with Glossy Accents). I colored a tiny doily with a green alcohol marker and tucked it under the right side of the embellished tags. Super easy and fun – and I love how it turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accent 120# Kraft cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters to Santa 6-1/2″ paper pad
Stamps: Blockheads Paper Arts Backgrounds for All Occasions stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Studio 71 alcohol marker- YG7
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, American Crafts file tab, Momenta mini doily, green Hemptique bamboo cord, Glossy Accents

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

3-D projects · Papercraft

Candy Corn Witch gift box

Hi everyone! We are just rockin-and-rollin’ through the year! Hard to believe it’s June already! I’m happy to share that I’m once again sponsoring and guest designing for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, this time for Challenge #516 – Not A Card! As a sponsor for this challenge, I have a great prize pack consisting of an Art Gone Wild Crafty Cutts die set, a Paper Pretties birthday clear stamp set, and a package of Michaels Paper Flowers for a lucky winner over on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog!

I created a super cute gift box using the Candy Corn Witch cut file from The Dreaming Tree. Fun, fun, fun!

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I know it’s a little early, but isn’t this witchy gal the cutest ever?! And SO much fun putting together!

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I used the traditional Halloween colors of black, purple, orange and yellow. And the best part is there’s not a huge list of supplies – just cardstock and a die cutting machine!

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And here’s a shot with the lid off showing the box. Hmmmm… wonder what I should put in it?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock
Dies/Punches: The Dreaming Tree Candy Corn Witch cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project that is not a card, and you will link up with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig