3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Small Floral Hanging Lantern

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Today is not my posting day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog but I’ve popped in to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a sweet little hanging lantern created with the free (ySimply Crafty SVGs Mini Hanging Lantern cut file. How cute would it be to create several of these and hang them around the deck or patio for a birthday party or a summer get-together?!

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The sky is the limit for choosing papers for these! I chose a heavy kraft cardstock for the base and then a pretty floral print for the panels.

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The finishing touches were a few pink gemstones to give this lantern a little pizzazz and some pink and white Baker’s twine. Love how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this sweet lantern into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Colorbok Delilah designer paper
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Mini Hanging Lantern cut file
Accessories:  Pink and white Baker’s twine, pink gemstones

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

life is good with you around

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – can’t believe we’re almost through September! 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! Love To Scrap 2 is our sponsor this month (that would be me, lol!) so come on over and play for the chance to win a Prize Pack consisting of several items such as stamps, dies, ink, ribbon, stickers, etc.! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Melissa:

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I created a fun ‘love you much’ card to add to my stash. I used three coordinating My Mind’s Eye papers plus sentiments that were included in the paper pad. I love the colors!

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This was a fun sketch and the card went together pretty quickly. The postage stamp die I have in my stash is a square one and I would have rather had a rectangular one to work with, so I might have to go shopping. ;) I layered all the elements on gray cardstock and added several gray sequins.

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front as well as a fussy-cut flower and sentiment from the paper pad.

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One more look… really diggin’ how this turned out! I think this might wind up in my oldest granddaughter’s mailbox… ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #236 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: September – Add Lots of Layers
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #114 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Gray cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Unforgettable cardstock
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamp die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter sequins

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Autumn-Themed Stationery Box

9/30/19 3rd Prize Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
10/4/19 Top 3 at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
10/5/19 Winner at Let’s Craft and Create!
10/14/19 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! I’m super stoked to share another Ephemoire inspiration project with you this month. 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!

As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been playing with the Is It Autumn Yet #1 this month, and using that paper collection along with Is It Autumn Yet #2, Is It Autumn Yet #3 and Is It Autumn Yet #4 letter size digi papers, I created an Autumn-themed stationery box that holds six cards and envelopes, six tags, three trifold notelets with belly bands, a lined book, a postage stamp pocket and a pen. This is the second stationery box I’ve made and I thoroughly enjoyed it! This version was highlighted in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a couple years ago HERE and I’m so glad I bookmarked it!

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Before I show you the contents, here are some shots of the outside of the box. It’s amazing to me how much fits in this box! ;)


Now for the fun stuff! Here is the lined book that can be used to record birthdays, addresses or whatever your heart desires, a pocket for postage stamps, and a handy-dandy pen! I attached the book with two small velcro circles on the back side so it can be removed to add extra pages when necessary, and the next pic shows the extra pages I included. ;)

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Here are the six tags, each with a different paper pattern.

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Here are the three 3″ x 3″ trifold notes, each with a belly band, and the next pic shows one of them opened up.

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Here are the six cards with envelopes, three birthday and three thank you.

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And another shot of the set. I’m super happy with how this turned out! The digital papers in these four sets are just amazing and would do ANY project justice! Swoon and drool! LOL!

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Super stoked to share this stationery box in the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #177 – For a Lady/Girl
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #236 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: September – Add Lots of Layers
Crafty Gals Corner: #199 – Fall Colors
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #114 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
Rainbow Card Challenge: #9 – Beautiful Brown
The Corrosive Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Is It Autumn Yet #1Is It Autumn Yet #2, Is It Autumn Yet #3 and Is It Autumn Yet #4 letter size digi papers; Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, American Craft coffee cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heartfelt Sayings stamp set, Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″, 1/2″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches, 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch, Fun Flower punch, and scallop edge punch; EK Success 2-1/4″ scallop circle punch
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord, copy paper, pink glitter brads, MISTI stamp positioner

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

3-D projects · Papercraft

Autumn High Heel & Clutch

9/30/19 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Team Challenge Blog!
10/11/19 Top 3 at Not Just Cards Challenges!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m really excited 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 the Is It Autumn Yet #1 letter size digi papers and created an awesome high heel with matching clutch. Of course, these will hold a place of honor in my paper shoe collection! I’ve had this high heel shoe template in my stash for a number of years. I really love the shoe’s elegance and had a hard time picking just one paper from this collection to make it. I settled on the golden color print and so glad I did. I had small paper flowers in my stash that match perfectly! ;)

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I designed the clutch myself from cardstock, covered it in the golden print paper, and added a couple flowers. It’s not quite big enough for a gift card (would have been too large in comparison to the shoe), but a folded check or money will easily fit into the pouch. It has a small velcro closure.

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One more look… super happy with how this project turned out! Love, love, love ALL the digital papers in this collection – they are absolutely gorgeous!

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Proud to enter this high heel and clutch into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafting by designs: September Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #199 – Fall Colors
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #114 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Is It Autumn Yet #1 letter size digi papers, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock
Accessories:  Adella Rossol Elegant Sole shoe template, paper flowers from stash, small velcro circle

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

3-D projects · Home decor

Happy Birthday

10/3/19 Top 3 at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog!

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, an adorable birthday wagon full of posies, created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Wagon of Flowers Box Card cut file. Super cute and loads of fun!

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Sandy created this as a box card which folds flat for mailing, however, I took it one step further and made it into a fixed piece of decor for a mantle or shelf. ;) I love how this turned out! I do apologize for how the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment photographed in this pic – foil is so darn hard to photograph!

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Here’s a shot of the back of the wagon which features a plain panel for writing a custom message and signature.

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I used a gold foil sentiment sticker rather than stamping on this one, and it could be used for just about any occasion. I think is this one of my favorite cut files so far and I have several favorites… lots of fun picking out the bright colors and putting this together! ;)

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Proud to enter this adorable wagon into the following challenge:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #293 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: September – Add Lots of Layers
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge: September – Happy Birthday
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts smooth black, chocolate, grass, key lime, caramel, vanilla and dandelion cardstock; Colorbok orange and pink cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Wagon of Flowers Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Darice gold foil sentiment sticker, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, YNS black Glittered Gumdrops

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

OH BABY! Card Set (4)

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you have a great week coming up! 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!


I created an adorable set of four baby welcoming cards using a super cute baby onesie die set complete with different elements to go on front of the onesies. I cut multiples of each element and layered them together for dimension, then colored them with alcohol markers and sparkle overlay marker. Each card features a stitched patterned rectangle die cut and a stitched pearlized oval die cut in a different color, and a few tiny white flat-back pearls. The card bases and front and inside sentiments are the same on each card.

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First up is a pink version with a giraffe.

 Next up we have a green version with an elephant.

And next we have a blue version with a sailboat. 

And finally we have a yellow version with a duck. 

I’d love to enter this adorable set of cards into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #293 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #107 – For A Child
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Animals: #30 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #20 – Birds and Beasts
Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration 6×6 paper pack, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastel cardstock
Stamps: Paper Pretties Oh Baby stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- F8, TB2, TB5, CT2, OR1, LG4; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker; Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: PaperTrey Ink Noted Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Frantic Stamper Onesie die set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice white flat-back pearls

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

Thinking of You note card

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 #93 Time for Recess! The twist this month is ‘Luscious Layers.’ 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!

I created the most adorable ‘thinking of you’ note card featuring a gingerbread man (with a hand-drawn mouth) peeking out of a circular opening on the front of the card. So flippin’ cute! ;)

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I chose three coordinating papers and two circle punches to create my background. I popped the main portion of the background up on foam and adhered a thin strip of a different paper down the right side. I punched several 2-1/4″ circles from cardstock, then put the negative pieces into a 2-1/2″ and punched 1/4″ rims which I layered around the circular opening. This created a recessed opening. I placed the third piece of patterned paper behind the opening and tucked in a sweet little gingerbread man. I adhered the sentiment under the aperture to finish the front.

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I decorated the inside with some leftover pieces of paper and a strip of cardstock used on the front, leaving plenty of room to write a custom message.

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One more look… this is just so stinkin’ cute! Love how it turned out!

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I’m happy to enter this adorable card into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s September Patterned Paper Challenge
Rainbow Card Challenge: #9 – Beautiful Brown

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe cardstock; Polly’s Paper Studio papers and sentiment
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Darice Foamies foam

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