Papercraft

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! 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! Scrappin’ Happy Studio 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 none other than yours truly! ;)

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I challenged myself and created my first-ever card sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down, and I’m pretty proud of how they turned out! ;) Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty anniversary card in a striking silver and blue color combo. The papers are some of Lozzy’s digital papers that I won a while back in one of her challenges. :)

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I layered the papers on a lighter blue cardstock and then adhered them to the dark blue card base. I added two layered stitched star die cuts, a stamped sentiment and a few drops of Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock strips used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in blue ink. I won the sentiments stamp set in another challenge a while back. I don’t win tangible prizes very often but I did have a winning streak a few months ago! ;)

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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: Marco’s Persian Blue cardstock, GKD Little Boy Blue cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock, Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Ranger Blueprint Sketch distress ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers dies
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Nuvo Liquid Mercury Crystal Drops

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Easter

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – hope you have a wonderful weekend planned! Today is my post day on the ScraPerfect Blog and I’m super stoked to share my first ScraPerfect DT inspiration project! This post contains affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the links. See Disclosure (1) here. I created an absolutely adorable Easter shaker card using some pretty amazing ScraPerfect products – Best Glue Ever, No-Clog Writing Cap, Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here), Tiny Shorter Bottles of Embellies (Gorgeous Glitter used here) and Embellie Gellie. I absolutely love shaker cards and it’s been a while since I created one so I figured it was about time. ;)

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If you’re interested in my stepped-out tutorial, see my post on the ScraPerfect Blog. I used a super cute digital image and sentiment along with a couple of my favorite stitched oval and rectangle dies. All elements were adhered with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap, and I slightly rubbed the image with the Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here) to get rid of any static. I used Embellie Gellie to place the gemstones.

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My shaker filler is Gorgeous Glitter, which comes in a set of eight colors in adorable little bottles that can be repurposed when the glitter is gone. How fun is that?! ;)

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a layered sentiment cut with stitched rectangle dies.

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And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out!

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Tiny Shorter Bottles of Embellies (Gorgeous Glitter used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints
Stamps: Polkadoodles Bunnita Carrot Cake – Fuzzypuffs digital image, Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Sentiments – Quotes Bundle
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  Doodlebug Design Cupcake Assortment Jewels

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

Papercraft

Hello

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! I’m sharing a super cute ‘just because’ card I created to enter into the January Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge. As a perk for joining the challenge, I receive a free sponsor digi to create with each month. Bugaboo Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month and I received Chibi Flowerpot Peeker – how stinkin’ cute is she?! You ought to check out The Outlawz Challenges – lots of challenges to enter and lots of fun going on!

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I colored the image with my Bic Mark-It markers, cut it with a stitched circle die and layered it on a die cut doily. I cut the ‘Hello’ sentiment three times and layered them for a little dimension. I created some triangle corners and added some gemstones around the doily to finish the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and added a layered digital sentiment.

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And one more peek… love how this turned out! I’m such a sucker for Bugaboo images!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Tomato Soup cardstock, American Crafts Charcoal cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Chibi Flowerpot Peeker, Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Tiki Hut Tan, Peach Parfait, Rambunctious Red, Margarita Green, Sunset Orange, Fandango Pink, Woodsy Brown, Honey Brown, Cloud Nine Grey, Blue Skies Blue
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice orange gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this sweet card and will consider joining the fun challenges at The Outlawz – a fun time is guaranteed! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Hello Beautiful

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good week! 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 a pretty mixed media friendship card featuring the emboss resist technique with white heat embossing and inked background on the front and stamping on the inside.

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I cut the card base with the largest die in the set. Then I stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Then the emboss resist fun began. I inked the background in graduating colors of distress inks, starting with the darkest at the top, and overlapping each color slightly as I went down the panel. I cut the panel with the second largest die in the set and traced around the outside of it on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. I did the same technique for the sentiment layer and turned it sideways on the front of the panel. I cut the sentiment from shimmer cardstock and added a Tim Holtz metallic sentiment sticker. The final touch was a few drops of Crystal Drops.

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After cutting the inside panel, I used the same technique of tracing around the second largest die in the set on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. Then I stamped the sentiment from Clarity Stamp.

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One more peek… I really love how this card turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack, The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Spice Market Deco background stamp, Clarity Stamp Line Writing Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Ranger fired brick, barn door, rusty hinge fossilized amber distress inks; Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

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

3-D projects · Papercraft

coffee & friends

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day… what the camel says, lol! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project with you, an awesome coffee card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Latte Box Card cut file. What a fun and super easy card to put together! I stamped a sentiment on the small layered panel on the front. And I love that Sandy threw in an envelope which I cut with matching paper I used on the cup for a coordinated look!

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

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And one more look, flattened and ready to pop into the envelope! I’m absolutely loving how this one turned out! Would be so easy to mass produce this to give several in different colors as a set! Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee cardstock; The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn paper stack
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Latte Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, 3M foam tape, 1/4″ Scor-Tape

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

ATC · Papercraft

dude

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our January ATC Challenge is Masculine and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a fun ‘dude’ coin using Deep Red Gears Background stamp that I heat embossed in black and then colored with Bic Mark-It markers.

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I originally planned to just stamp the gears in black and color them, and then after I stamped them, I changed my other mind and decided that I wanted them heat embossed. So I stamped Versamark over top the black ink, applied clear embossing powder, and voila! I had black heat embossed gears!

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And here’s one more look… I’m really diggin’ how this turned out! And it was so easy! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Deep Red Gears Background, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Woodsy Brown, Honey Brown, Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: 2-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Ornament Box Card

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and January 1st! The first challenge of the year is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #18 – January Anything Christmas Goes! You know me and fancy folds… I’m always on the search for new ones to try! I’ve been making box cards for years but found a different kind of box card in the tutorial section at Splitcoast Stampers HERE. Love, love, love!

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I dug into my stash of Christmas paper and settled on this Stampin’ Up paper pack which is a favorite and one of my go-to’s. The tutorial author mentioned that lighter weight paper works best for this project to get good crisp folds, so this paper definitely fits the bill. Using more Stampin’ Up supplies, I stamped and die cut a Christmas ornament to decorate the belly band.

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Here you see the opened card revealing the box feature. I placed a stamped sentiment card inside the box which is removable to make it easy to sign. ;)

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I added red Stampendous Dot Sparklers to the sentiment card, ornament and belly band.

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One final look… this folds flat and fits nicely into a standard envelope. Love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Embellished Ornaments stamp set, Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Stampin’ Up Finishing Touches Edgelits
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Red Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this box card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on that Christmas stash and we can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig