3-D projects · Papercraft

For Someone Special

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good crafty day! 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!

I’ve been playing with various papers from Floral Field Notes #1, Floral Field Notes #2 and Floral Field Notes #3, all letter size, and created a four-drawer easel card. This is only the second one of these I’ve made – the first one was back in August of 2015 for another DT I was on at the time, and if you’d like to take a peek, it’s HERE. I have to say, I like this one better, lol! ;)

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I created the base from heavy cardstock so it would keep it’s shape, then cut all the pieces to go around the outside of the box, the top of the box and the easel. The sentiments are computer-generated and I cut them with dies. I added flowers and a charm from my stash, and created the leaves with a punch.


I lined all the drawers and added flower brads for the drawer pulls. ;) 

Here’s one more look, open and closed… loving how this one turned out! So fun! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Chocolate, Vanilla, Sunflower and Leaf cardstock, Ephemoire Floral Field Notes #1, Floral Field Notes #2 and Floral Field Notes #3, all letter size
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set, Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Up Leaf punch
Accessories:  Green and Pink Petaloo flower brads, yellow Hobby Lobby flowers, Fairy charm, Doodlebug Design yellow Mini 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! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

glittering in the sun:

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! 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, created by Sharon:

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I really love this sketch and it took me several days (yes, I said DAYS!) to pick my papers, lol! I wanted this encouragement card to pack a punch, and by golly, I think it does! I am so smitten! I designed my own sun, and all the layers are hand-cut without any kind of pattern. There are two base layers with the sun rays and another center layer. I embellished the center and the rays with hand-cut pieces of gold metallic Washi Tape sheet.

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I chose coordinating black and cream papers for the background and flags. The pop of yellow (and metallic gold) in the sun, skinny Washi Tape and flat-back pearls really brings this card together. I added three clear and black rhinestone pairs.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock and Washi Tape used on the front. The sentiments on the front and inside are Tim Holtz Clippings sentiment stickers.

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And another look… I really love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio coordinating papers, American Crafts Black and Sunflower cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Metallics Stack
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas yellow Skinny Washi Tape, Darice clear and black rhinestones, Doodlebug Design yellow mini pearls, Tim Holtz idea-ology Clippings sentiment stickers

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

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Santa decor

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! We’re just cruising right through the month! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an adorable Santa table piece created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Cone Santa cut file. OMG, he’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

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As I’ve mentioned many times before, Sandy does all the work for you – all you have to do is cut all the pieces and assemble. And she has either written tutorials or videos for all her files. This was an unbelievably fun project that didn’t take very long and was relatively easy. Now I can’t wait for the Christmas season so I can show off this guy! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper Black cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Cone Santa cut file

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

you are appreciated

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! 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, a thank you card featuring a six-layer die cut with a stained glass effect. So pretty!

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card! This was actually only my second attempt at the stained glass effect. The first card I created used a different die and color scheme which I showcased several weeks ago for a different design team. ;)

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I cut the flower and bud in shades of pink and the leaves in three different shades of green, placed all the die cut pieces into the negative spaces, and then added Glossy Accents, glitter and another coat of Glossy Accents. I added five more die cut outline layers to build the design, layered the panel on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base, then stamped the sentiment in green ink.

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I decorated the inside panel with two strips of skinny Washi Tape, stamped the sentiment, and then layered the panel on the green cardstock.

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Here’s another look…

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And one more super close-up to see the dimension. I’m so smitten with this technique and I l-o-v-e how this card turned out! Squeal! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green cardstock, The Paper Studio White cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Adorable Array die
Accessories:  Stick-It Adhesive Sheet, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape

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

Papercraft

Parcel Post & Special Delivery note cards

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 Challenge #91 – Stunning Stencil Play! The twist this month is ‘It Pays to Spray.’ 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 $15 au Gift Voucher… so let’s see what you got!

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I grabbed the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Doily stencil, a few Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and two pieces of Canson cold pressed watercolor paper. I sprayed Dragonfly and Moss GM onto one side of the stencil to create the first background, cleaned it off and flipped it over, and sprayed Dragonfly and Iridescent Silver GM onto the other side to create the second background. I layered the panels on coordinating cardstock and foam, and adhered them to the card bases.


I added a butterfly with game spinner body to each card along with a sentiment and wood gear to complete the card fronts. I layered the inside panels on matching cardstock, and since they are note cards, I left the inside of each one blank to write a custom message.


And one more look from an angle to see the dimension of the butterflies. So pretty! I’m tickled with how these turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canson Cold Press watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Cucumber Crush cardstock
Ink: Tattered Angels Dragonfly, Iridescent Silver and Moss Glimmer Mist
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Doily stencil, Darice Foamies foam, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snippets Ephemera Pack and  Botanical Layers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners, Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears

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

ATC · Papercraft

Noteworthy

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good week! 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 July ATC Challenge is Floral and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a card rather than a coin this month, and my card features an inlaid floral die cut which is super easy to do. You simply die cut the main background, then die cut again using colored cardstock and insert the colored cardstock piece(s) into the negative space on the background.

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I used 120# kraft cardstock for the ATC. I cut the branch from Garden Green cardstock and used red, pink and yellow DCWV  Washi Foil for the flowers. I completed the ATC with small clear rhinestones in the centers of the flowers and a sentiment sticker from Tim Holtz Metallic Quotations stickers.

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I’m really loving how this turned out and I hope to trade it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Basics
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Blushing Flower Branch die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Quotations stickers, Darice clear rhinestones, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder

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

Cheers!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration for the Stars and/or Stripes challenge! I created fun ‘Cheers to Independence Day’ card with a vintage Americana feel.

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I paired a rather patriotic Tim Holtz Paper Doll with a large Americana background stamp layered on distressed striped paper. I colored the flags red and added a few blue punched stars to complete the patriotic look.

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I decorated in the inside with leftover striped paper and the remaining portion of the die cut used on the front, along with a computer-generated sentiment.

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One more look – I’m loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Cut Kraft and Distressed Pinstripe paper, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock scrap
Stamps: River City Rubber Works America Background stamp, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Stampin’ Up itty bitty star punch, small Zots, red and blue fine point Sharpie markers

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig