Papercraft

unleash your inner unicorn

Hello, friends! Hope you’re having a good week! Our new challenge is live over at Southern Girls Challenge and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! As always, the theme for our challenge is Anything Goes and we’d love to see what you create! Our sponsors this time are Krafter’s Cart, Stamper’s Delights (formerly Scrapper’s Delights) and Avery Elle. I was provided Stamper’s Delights Chibi Unicorn Blythe digital image to create with. OMG, cuteness overload – she’s absolutely adorable!

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I printed three of the Blythe images and layered them on top of each other for some dimension. I colored the top one with my Prismacolor pencils and then ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the outside edge to give it a finished look. I added a computer-generated sentiment and lots of bling.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front, and added another computer-generated sentiment.

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And another peek… love how this turned out! Sometimes clean and simple does pack a powerful punch! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, GKE wild Lilac and Wild Orchid cardstock
Stamps: Stamper’s Delights Chibi Unicorn Blythe, computer-generated sentiments
Ink: Pentel Slicci Gold, Metallic Violet and Metallic Pink pens, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: EKG Success 3/4″ square punch, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles dies
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Peach, Light Peach, Goldenrod, Ginger Root, Light Umber, Crimson Red, Silver, Light Cerulean Blue, Parma violet, Mulberry, Violet, Violet Blue; ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Memento Tuxedo Black marker; Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice purple gemstones, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this time! Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Krafter’s Cart, Stamper’s Delights and Avery Elle! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Life’s A Witch

Hi friends! Happy Monday and a big Woo-Hoo! I’m thrilled to be introduced on the blog today over at The Project Bin as the new tutorial creator! Denise is bringing the tutorials back and I’ll be creating crafty tutorials periodically to fill in gaps or when extra projects are needed. I’m so stoked to be a new DT member and am really looking forward to working with these awesome stamps and dies! I was provided the amazing Haunt It stamp set and created a fun Halloween card, my first tutorial on the blog, so if you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE

I kept with an orange, yellow and black Halloween color scheme for this card. I love that the sentiment is large and is the focal point.

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I measured and cut a shaped element that matches the shape of the focal point sentiment, which is kind of cool. I used a couple of my favorite stitched dies and added some bling.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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One more peek… I LOVE how this turned out! Just cracks me up, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black cardstock, Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Haunt It stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Tangerine Assortment, YNS black Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Love You

Hi friends! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m super stoked to share that I’m guesting for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge this month and we’re being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps – you know you love some Bugaboo! The Twisted Thursday challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist, so be sure to join The Outlawz for a whole lot of fun going on all the time – there are nine different challenges you can play in and tons of crafty friendships to be made! Today’s challenge is being hosted by Berni and the twist is ‘Be My Valentine.’ If you play the twist, you’ll need to CASE a card from any Outlawz designer on any team, chosen from either their Outlawz gallery or their blog, and share a link to the card you CASE’d so we can see how it inspired you!

I stalked Angela’s blog (she’s the Twisted Thursday Challenge Team Leader) and CASE’d the card in her blog post Anything Goes with Creative Scoop Digis from January 25, 2018. The black, white and red color combo has always been one of my favorites, and I love her pretty card design with the stripes and the doily. This is Angela’s card:

I created a Valentine for my hubby in the black, white and red color combo featuring the adorable Bugaboo Heart Cats digital image that I had in my stash. Ed and I are crazy cat people (we have nine feline fur babies) so this image was perfect. And I always love an image that I don’t have to color, lol!

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I used two coordinating patterned papers for the background that I layered on red. I die cut a red doily to layer beneath the focal image which I layered on black. I created the front sentiment on the computer, cut it into a strip, layered it on red cardstock and then cut it into a flag. I added a red gingham bow to the girl kitty, some red Gumdrops and tiny white flat-back pearls around the doily.

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I created the inside sentiment on the computer also and cut the cardstock into a panel which I embellished with leftover papers used on the front and layered on red.

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And one more peek… I’m really loving how this turned out and I know Ed is going to love it tomorrow! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock, American Crafts black cardstock, GKD White cardstock, Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection
Stamps: Bugaboo Heart Cats digital image, computer-generated sentiments
Ink: Studio 71- R3
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, red and white gingham ribbon from stash, YNS Red Gumdrops, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will join The Outlawz so you can link up with us in this challenge! Be sure to check out all the other fun stuff you can do while you’re there! And be sure to check out all the fun digis and papers at Bugaboo Digi Stamps – I know you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Floral Post-It Note Holders

Hello, crafty friends! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a set of three floral Post-It Note holders created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Decorative Sticky Note Pad Holders cut file. I am absolutely in love with these!

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I created the bases with heavy kraft cardstock, then used three different patterned papers and matching cardstock for each one of these cuties. I made several button die cuts out of each color of cardstock, layered them together and adhered them to the front of each holder. Here are close-up shots of each one…

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One more look at the set… not sure if I want to give these away, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry, Grapefruit Grove, Tranquil Tide and Basic Black cardstock; Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Decorative Sticky Note Pad Holders cut file, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button die set

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

Tips & Tricks

Removing tar from jeans with ScraPerfect Best Cleaner Ever

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I’ve popped in this morning with a different kind of post. Not a crafty post, but a useful product post. Today is my post day on the ScraPerfect Blog and I’m excited to share some tips for removing tar from jeans. 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. Yep, washed and dried tar can be removed from jeans using one amazing ScraPerfect product!

My husband sat down on a 5-gallon bucket that he didn’t realize had fresh tar on the top of the lid which resulted in a gnarly tar stain on the seat of his pans. He said he didn’t care because they were work pants and work pants didn’t need to look clean, lol! So the pants got washed and dried at least three times before somebody teased him about it looking like he pooped in his pants. Then he decided that maybe “we” needed to see what we could do to get the tar out. I decided to use Best Cleaner Ever to see what it would do. I’ve been using Best Cleaner Ever for several years to clean gummy adhesive off my scissors in my studio so I was hopeful that it would work on the tar. This is what his pants looked like when I started.

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First application of Best Cleaner Ever which I let sit for 15 minutes.

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Second application which I let sit for 30 minutes. There’s already a noticeable difference!

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Third application which I let sit for another 30 minutes.

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I used an old Cricut scraper from my studio to scrape off the tar, applied a little more Best Cleaner Ever which I let sit for 45 minutes, and then I washed the pants.

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Here are the pants just out of the washer, noticeably cleaner but there’s still a stain, so I applied more Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for another 45 minutes. I used a scrub brush over the stained area and washed the pants a second time.

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Here are the pants out of the washer a second time and while they are still more noticeably clean, there’s still a slight stain so I applied more Best Cleaner Ever and let it sit for another 45 minutes. I took the scrub brush to the stained area again and washed the pants a third time.

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Now check this out – pants out of the washer the third (and final) time. No more tar and Ed is a happy camper! It took several hours and three washes, but the results are definitely worth it! Perseverance paid off! ;)

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Cleaner Ever

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found these tips to be helpful! 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

OH BABY!

2/15/20 Featured Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good weekend! 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 the most adorable baby card featuring a pair of shoes that I colored with my Prismacolor pencils. First of all, I’ve had this C.C. Designs rubber stamp in my stash for several years and it’s never had ink on it until now. How in the world does this happen?! Secondly, I’m still somewhat of a novice coloring with pencils and I’m so proud of how this turned out!

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Aside from the adorable image, this features an ivory and salmon-ish color combo along with several die cuts – large and small classic squares, layered postage stamps and stitched sentiment flag. I embellished the tips of the postage stamp notches with tiny and small iridescent gemstones.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front, and then stamped a simple sentiment.

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One more look… oh.my.gosh. I’m so smitten!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (we have bows!)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #558 – Add A Heart
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #298 – February Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #492 – Anything Goes w/optional wet or dry embossing

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick and regular cardstock, Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: C.C. Designs Baby Shoes rubber stamp, Paper Pretties Oh Baby stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso and Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: SB Classic Squares Small and Large die set, SB Postage Stamps die set, Lil Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- carmine red, pink, blush pink, peach, light peach; MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny/small iridescent gemstones

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

Sweet!

2/16/20 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft!

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having 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 January ATC Challenge is Fruity and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a ‘sweet’ ATC this month featuring yummy strawberries! I used Stampin’ Up stamps, ink, paper and cardstock.

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I adhered a thin strip of the Fruit Stand DSP to the left side of the ATC, and randomly stamped the strawberry image (from the Tart & Tangy stamp set) in Strawberry Slush ink on the right side. I also stamped five strawberries in Old Olive ink on 60# Hammermill copy paper so I could fussy cut the tops to paper piece onto the stamped strawberries.

I stamped the sentiment on thick cardstock in Peekaboo Peach ink, then inked the stamp up again with Tangerine Tango ink and wiped some of the ink off from around the outside edges with my finger, which yielded a cool two-tone look. I added a narrow strip of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and the sentiment to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one more look… loving how this turned out! Awesome colors on this!

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Peekaboo Peak cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tart & Tangy and Bravo stamp sets
Ink: Stmapin’ Up Strawberry Slush, Old Olive ink, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, 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