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

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

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:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, 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

Embossed watercolor happy birthday (set of 2)

Hello, crafty friends! Happy New Year! The first challenge of the year over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog is live and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #42 – January Anything Goes! I created a pair of birthday cards featuring gold embossing and watercoloring. All stamps used are from Simon Says Stamp.

This is the panel right after I finished the watercoloring and then right after I trimmed it up. It was so pretty I didn’t want to cut it, lol! That background stamp is one of the most amazing stamps I’ve ever used, and then adding the gold embossing and all that watercolor just made it even more amazing!

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I cut the panel in half to create the two cards. I created turquoise card bases and then layered each panel on navy cardstock (bottom edge cut with a lacy edge die) and again on gold metallic cardstock. I stamped the happy birthday sentiment in navy ink across the bottom. This is the first card…

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip cut from the embossed and watercolored piece sandwiched between strips of navy and gold metallic cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment in navy ink.

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And here is the second card, created the same way but with a different sentiment inside…

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And here’s one more peek at the pair – I’m so smitten! Love how they turned out and not sure I want to give them away, lol! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Tempting Turquoise cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Gold Metallic cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp, Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Borders stamp set, Simon Says Stamp Birthday Messages stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Persian Green, Turquoise Green, Olive Green, Green, Deep Green, Light Violet, Purple, Blue Persian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Scarlet Red, Red, Carmine Red, Wine Red; Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Finishing Touches Edgelits
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of cards and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see whatever you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Floral Perpetual Calendar

Hi everyone! Welcome to 2020 – sure seems like it got here F-A-S-T! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my first project of the new year with you for LTSCB #129 – Anything Goes! I created a pretty floral perpetual calendar for my studio using the Sizzix Calendar Months die set and my Zutter Bind It All which I bought 5-6 years ago. It’s amazing what you find when you move, lol! It’s been so long since I used it, I had to use the instruction book!

This project was a lot of fun and I’m proud to say it’s my own design. Yep, out came the ruler with lots of measuring and a little planning! The calendar background is a beautiful floral paper with panels showing the days of the week, the months, the numeral date, and a graphic for that month’s holiday.

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I covered the back of the base with solid color cardstock.

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I created the days of the week on the computer because I don’t own any days of the week stamps or dies (insert sad face). The numbers (bottom right pic) were cut with dies in the Calendar Months die set.

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The names of the months were all cut with dies in the set as well. I love the different fonts – no two are alike! I wrapped twine around the bottom of the base and tied a pretty little bow with a pink Dot Sparkler in the center.

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The most fun part of this calendar are the holiday graphics. These were all in the die set too! The pic in the center is a side view of the calendar. It’s very sturdy and I’m sure will hold up for many years. I’m really loving how this turned out and can’t wait to start using it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Sweet Mango, White, Wild Lilac, Wild Orchid, Dark Chocolate, Bubblegum Pink and Tan Leather cardstock; American Crafts black cardstock; Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate cardstock; The Paper Studio cream cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love specialty DSP
Ink: Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, black Copic multiliner pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord; red, violet, turquoise, blue, green and pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Live – Laugh – Love

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2020?! Crazy how fast the years are flying by! Our January challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #33 – Anything Goes + Paper Piecing! I absolutely love this technique – and my card is CAS – AND it’s a one-layer card which I’ve probably only created a handful of in all the years I’ve been crafting!

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I used the Stampin’ Up Beautiful You stamp set which is one of my favorites. The image is small but the paper piecing technique is very effective with it, I think. I chose a pretty floral paper for her dress and a coordinating solid for her hat from the Colorbok Delilah 12 x 12 designer paper pad.

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The front and inside sentiments are also from the same Beautiful You stamp set, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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And one more look… really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Colorbok Delilah 12 x 12 designer paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Beautiful You stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Light Cerulean Blue Prismacolor Pencil, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month, and better yet, why not play the ‘paper piecing’ twist?! It’s super fun and yields such a neat result! Remember, though, that the twist is not necessary to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig