ATC · mixed media · Papercraft

Definitions ATCs

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m happy to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome set of ATCs! I have become an ATC addict and absolutely love creating (and collecting) cards and coins, so I thought a set of coins using all the cool definitions in the Defined stamp set was only fitting!

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I love color – the brighter the better, lol! I inked each coin with three distress inks, splattered them with water in the distress sprayer, and stamped the definitions in black ink. I ran a black marker around the edge of each coin for a finished look and added three small gemstones to each to finish them off. 

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One more look at all of them… LOVE how they turned out! Swoon! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- faith: worn lipstick, abandoned coral, candied apple; special: rusty hinge, barn door, fired brick; cake: wild honey, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin; reality: mustard seed, fossilized amber, picked raspberry; baby: twisted citron, cracked pistachio, salty ocean; sick: broken china, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon; dad: stormy sky, chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch; mom: tattered rose, victorian velvet, aged mahogany; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ink blending brushes, Waffle Flower Media Mat, Tim Holtz idea-ology distress sprayer, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice small gemstones in assorted colors

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! 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

Someone I love was born today

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty birthday card! I was provided the Born Yesterday and Defined stamp sets and created a card featuring a pocket on the front with a tag inside and a little bit ‘o bling!

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I chose a pretty floral print for the background and created the pocket from matching cardstock. The front and inside sentiments are from the Born Yesterday stamp set, and the tag sentiment is from the new Defined stamp set. I added striped ribbon tied with silver string to the top of the tag, and added tiny iridescent gemstones along both sides of the angled strip.

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

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And one more look… I am really loving how this turned out! I’m thinking it might go to our middle granddaughter!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst cardstock, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fresh Florals Designer Series paper stack
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday and Defined stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board, MISTI stamp tool, Really Reasonable Ribbon silver metallic string and striped ribbon, Darice iridescent gemstones, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! 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

Wild Thing

Hi everyone! I’m just shaking my head at how fast this year is flying by… already we’re about to jump into April! This month has been super busy and believe it or not I found a spare few minutes to whip up a birthday card for my favorite biker. I think I’ve made about five birthday cards for him, lol! This card features the new Wild Thing stamp and die set from The Project Bin which is a fantastic set!

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I had a pack of really cool black and ivory masculine paper in my stash which included a map that I paired with another piece of vintage ad paper. I had to laugh when I noticed the “Beautiful Woman” ad on the top section of paper, lol! I added some Washi Tape to a strip of black cardstock adhered across the center of the background panel, heat embossed the sentiment on it, and layered the panel on black cardstock. I stamped the bike in black ink on ivory cardstock, cut it with the coordinating die and adhered it to a stitched oval die cut. What an awesome focal image!

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

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One more peek… loving how this turned out! Anyone with a biker in their life has to have this stamp and die set! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Typeset Specialty DSP
Stamps: The Project Bin Wild Thing stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Wild Thing die set (included with stamps), Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, SweetStamps Fine Detail Pearl embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re having a good weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Love my Gnomies!

Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I’ve popped in this morning to share a super cute card I made to enter into the March Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge. I’ve been so busy this month that I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to fit this project in… but here I am with three days to spare, lol! Everyone joining in the challenge receives a free sponsor digi to create with each month. SheepSki Designs is our awesome sponsor this month and we’re playing with the cutest digi stamp ever… Giant Mushroom! OMG, cuteness overload! You ought to check out The Outlawz Challenges – lots of challenges to enter and lots of fun going on!

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I am so in love with all the gnomes being showcased around blogland these days, and this SheepSki Designs digi is the first one I’ve ever worked with. It’s so stinkin’ adorable, I can’t stand it! I created a clean but rustic-looking square card base. I cut the image with a dotted squares die and then layered it on a red slightly larger dotted squares die cut. The front and inside sentiments are computer-generated.

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I embellished the inside panel with a wide strip of the red cardstock used on the front, and then layered the panel on the same red cardstock.

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One more peek… loving how this turned out! Not bad for my first Gnomie attempt, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Martha Stewart Red Wagon and Twine cardstock, Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock
Stamps: SheepSki Designs Giant Mushroom digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir Classique- FS4, FS9; Bic Mark-It markers- Pink Flamingo, Rambunctious Red, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Tiki Hut Tan, Honey Brown, Woodsy Brown
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares dies
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever and Perfect Crafting Pouch

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed making it! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at SheepSki Designs! And I hope you will consider joining the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Mr. & Mrs.

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’m super stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Curious Metallic cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I created a pretty wedding card. I’m so smitten with this cardstock and absolutely love this color combo!

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I created a standard size A2 top fold card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and then cut a background layer from Curious Metallic Violette cardstock. I stamped the flower element in Versamark on Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, heat embossed it in gold and then die cut it with a coordinating die. I stamped the banner in purple ink on the ivory cardstock and cut it with a coordinating die. I adhered these elements to the front of the card and added some tiny iridescent gemstones.

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I embellished the inside panel with strips of the Curious Metallic Gold Leaf and Violette cardstocks and a smaller embossed and die cut flower, and then stamped the inside sentiment in purple ink.

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One more peek… loving how this turned out! Have I mentioned how much I love this color combo?!

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CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Close To My Heart Hello Lovely stamp set, Stampin’ Up Floral Phrases stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum ink
Dies/Punches: Close To My Heart Hello Lovely Thin Cuts
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, ScraPerfect Perfect Cleaning Cloth, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Darice small iridescent gemstones, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Octagon gift box

Hi everyone! It’s Huuuuump Day (insert cheesy grin)! I’m not posting on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog today but have popped in this morning to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a super cute gift box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Octagon Box with Handle cut file. How stinkin’ cute is this?! I can already picture several different things tucked inside this!

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I cut the base from heavy kraft cardstock and the panels from some fun October Afternoon paper. Here are several shots showing how this box opens. Super cute design!


And one more look… just the perfect size for some handmade jewelry!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Octagon Box with Handle 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

3-D projects · Papercraft

Happy Healing Bouquet

Hi friends! Hump Day has rolled around again and we’re almost to the end of March already! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share today – a box card bouquet of flowers in a mason jar! Those who know me know that I’m a real sucker for fancy folds and I’m always on the look-out for new ones to try! ;)

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I subscribe to a variety of email newsletters and when I saw this adorable box card, I just HAD to have the cut file! I started by separating all the elements in the cut file and cutting them with my Scan N Cut from various colors of cardstock. I put the bouquet together first, adhering the pieces with Best Glue Ever with a No-Clog Writing Cap. Using one of the Wheels of Embellies collections, I added a Gold ‘n Pearl gemstone to the center of the rose in the bouquet using Embellie Gellie. The Gold ‘n Pearls are my new favorite embellishment, and I can’t talk enough about how fabulous the Embellie Gellie is… just mold a small ball on the end of the stick and you have a wonderful pick-up tool that ‘grabs’ your small embellishment from your desk and releases onto your project. It’s really amazing stuff! ;)

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I then hand-cut the three acetate pieces and adhered the outer mason jar, lid and bottom pieces with Best Glue Ever. You would never believe how dirty the acetate got while I was handling it… I thought I had clean hands! So, I whipped out my trusty Best Cleaner Ever and a Q-Tip, and cleaned a couple small areas of extraneous glue (where it came from, I’ll never know). Then I pulled out my Perfect Cleaning Cloth and gently cleaned the rest of the acetate pieces, front and back. I moved to the inside and adhered the stems to the inner mason jar acetate with Best Glue Ever, and then adhered the acetate in place. I finished the card with a stamped get well greeting and some twine tied in a  bow.

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Here are a few shots of the card from different angles. So cool – I love it!

And one more peek… I’m so loving how this turned out! The sky is the limit with regard to occasions and color/patterns! This one is obviously a get well bouquet and I think the next one I make will be for my daughter for Mother’s Day! ;)

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Okay, okay, before I end this post, I have to share a pic of my frequent light box visitor, Loki, who came just as I was taking the light box apart. Hubby named him very appropriately, as Loki means God of Mischief! And is he ever! ;)

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Best Cleaner Ever
Perfect Cleaning Cloth
Wheels of Embellies (Gold ‘n Pearls used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts peacock, stone, key lime, grass, blush, taffy, dandelion, rouge and lemon cardstock; Hygloss Metallic Silver cardstock, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up And Many More stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fish Tail Sentiment Strips
Accessories:  Lawn Fawn cord (freebie enclosed with my last order :)

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