so delightful

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a good week – it’s just about over! I’m super stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the glitter 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 friendship card. I’m really loving the silver with the pop of black!

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I created a standard sized A2 top fold card base from Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I cut a slightly smaller background panel from Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, rounded all four corners and adhered it to the card base. I added some black plaid ribbon tied with metallic silver string to a tag from my stash to use as the focal element for the front of the card. I cut some random lengths of CCS Silver Glitter cardstock and adhered them to the background. I popped the tag up on black foam and adhered it to the card. I finished the design with several smoke-colored gemstones.

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For the inside, I adhered a strip of black and white gingham paper to match the gingham on the tag, along with narrow strips cut from the Black Licorice and Silver Glitter cardstock. Then I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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And one more peek… loving how this turned out! I really love the CCS Glitter cardstock! OMGoodness! ;)

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CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
CCS Silver Glitter 74# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Perfect Peonies stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Carta Bella Flower Market tag ephemera, Really Reasonable Ribbon Black Plaid Ribbon and Silver Metallic String, Foamies black foam, Darice smoke-colored gemstones

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

Mother’s Day Watering Can Bouquets

5/1/20 Top 3 at Cut It Up!

Hi, friends! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend and staying safe doing the ‘social distancing’ thing! I’ve popped in this morning with a couple Mother’s Day box cards I created with my Scan N Cut paired with the awesome Defined stamp set from The Project Bin. These turned out so pretty and could be used for just about any occasion calling for a bouquet of colorful flowers!

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I cut the watering cans from heavy kraft cardstock, and used one of my favorite 12×12 paper pads to cut the panels, one in blue and one in purple. I cut the flowers the same except for the coordinating cluster of posies at the top to match the panels. I stamped the front sentiment in matching ink and the ‘mom’ sentiment on the back panel in black ink. I used matching Dot Sparklers for a little bling. Here’s the blue one:

And here’s the purple one:

And here are both box cards folded flat, ready to be mailed in their matching envelopes:

Love, love, love! I’m just tickled with how these turned out and I know the girls are going to love them! ;)

I’d love to enter these box cards into the following challenges:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #14 – Springtime
Creative Inspirations: April Challenge – April Showers & Flowers
Cut It Up Challenges: #198 – Our Beautiful Earth
Double D Challenges: Showers & Flowers
Not Just Cards Challenges: April Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #127 – Spring Is In The Air
The Crafter’s Cafe: #240 – Flowers
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge
The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock; American Crafts White, Taffy, Grape, Dandelion, Grass, Key Lime, Marine and Rouge cardstock, Darice dark purple, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark designer paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- OR1; Stampin’ Up Marina Mist and Perfect Plum ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Lori Whitlock Simply Spring Watering Can Box Card cut file, Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One insert
Accessories:  Brother Scan N Cut, Neutral pH Adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Stampendous Blue and violet Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these box cards as much as I enjoyed making them! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

When life gets complicated… Ride

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – hope your weekend is off to a great start! 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 – a masculine card for a very special biker (wink-wink)!

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I used to be very intimidated by ‘clean and simple’ but am loving this kind of design more and more every day. I also struggle with masculine cards so a CAS design works best in my mind. Less is more where a guy is concerned, lol! I won a gift certificate to an online store several months ago and when I saw this rubber stamp set I knew I had to have it – and I knew exactly how I wanted to use it! I stamped the bike and front sentiment in black ink on Strathmore Bristol smooth white cardstock. It took a little longer than usual for the ink to dry, so I used the Strap-N-Tap Perfect Crafting Pouch to speed up the drying process and to prepare the image and sentiment for embossing. I stamped the image and sentiment again in Versamark (right over top the black), applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed them. There is always stray embossing powder so I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean that up.

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I very rarely use colored embossing powders anymore… I like to stamp in colored ink, then stamp right over that in Versamark, apply clear embossing powder and heat emboss. This gets you virtually any color of embossing you could ever imagine! A very cool trick I learned a number of years ago. ;)

I trimmed the bike image and layered it on thick black foam for some hefty dimension. I used Best Glue Ever with a No-Clog Writing Cap and let the glue dry to a clear state so it was good and tacky. This ensures a nice firm bond to the foam. I trimmed the sentiment into a strip, layered it on black cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the focal image using Best Glue Ever.

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I kept the inside very simple. I stamped the sentiment (from the same stamp set) in black ink and adhered a thin white strip layered on black cardstock across the bottom using Best Glue Ever, which added a little interest.

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And one more look… super happy with how this turned out. I know the hubby is going to love it! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More: #386 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: B is for Boy’s Card
Crafty Catz: #503 – Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol smooth white cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock scraps
Stamps: IndigoBlu Ride Long rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, black Commotion Almost Leather

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

a work of ART

Hi friends! Okay, this is my last post for the evening, sharing the final card I created this afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. I’ve had so much fun over the past few days! This one-layer card (woot-woot – one-layer cards are difficult for me) is for the Twisted Thursdays Challenge where STAMPlorations is our sponsor. It’s an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist of using a stamp from our sponsor. NAILED IT! I used the awesome Art Is stamp set to create this note card. Awesome quote by Oscar Wilde! ;)

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I did some simple distress ink smooshing and splattering. That’s the beauty of this 110# cardstock – it doesn’t wimp out with the use of a little water on it. I smooshed with peacock feathers distress ink, then splattered chipped sapphire with a fan brush, and then stamped the image in faded jeans archival ink. I left the inside totally blank to use this as a note card.

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One final look… totally loving how this turned out! This would be SO easy to mass produce to create a set to gift! I’m always thinking of gift ideas!

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
Addicted To Stamps and More: #386 – Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenges: #211 – Paint Splatters
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #130 – Anything Goes
Retro Rubber Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers: #43 – Clean and Simple
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Art Is stamp set
Ink: Ranger peacock feathers a chipped sapphire distress ink, Ranger faded jeans archival ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz Idea-ology distress sprayer, fan brush

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

My Gnomies Rock!

Howdy again, peeps! I’m back with another card I created this afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. This card is for the Tuesday Color Challenge where we have a color wheel to choose one cool color and two warm colors for our project. SheepSki Designs is our sponsor this month and since I’ve developed a major kind of love for gnomes lately (and these guys are no exception), I used her awesome Garden Party digital image to create this card for my son and his family.

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I picked lime green as my cool color along with red and orange as my warm colors. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used a Copic black multi-liner pen to draw patterns on their hats. I used orange textured cardstock for the background and added a leftover piece of floral digital paper that was laying on my craft table. I trimmed the image and layered it on the orange textured cardstock and then on a red textured cardstock postage stamp die cut. I created the sentiment on my computer.

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I printed the inside sentiment on the computer as well, trimmed the panel and layered it on the orange and red textured cardstock used on the front.

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And one more peek… I’m so loving how this turned out! It’s a ‘just because’ kind of card for my son and his family. When I saw the image, I immediately thought of them and I know they’re going to love it! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
Crafty Catz: #503 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #189 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #395 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #165 – Use die cuts/embossing folders

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock, Bearly Mine floral digital paper scrap
Stamps: SheepSki Designs Garden Party digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- OR1, OR2, OR3, DR2, CG3, FS6, FS7, BG2, BG3, EB3; Copic black multi-liner pen, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamp die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, red Candi Minis

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

What the Cluck?

5/1/20 Winner at Crafty Catz!
5/3/20 Favorite at The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge!

Hi everyone! I had a couple hours to myself this afternoon in my studio so I created a few more cards for The Outlawz Challenges. This fun card is for the Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge and the piece of the rhyme I focused on was “9, 10 A Big Fat Hen!” Sherry West Art is our sponsor this month and I snipped the chicken from her Hoppy Easter digital image set to use for a new baby card.

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A big fat hen it is – and how stinkin’ cute is she?! I colored the image in yellow, orange and red, cut it with a stitched circle die and added some white paint pen lines to add to the whimsical character. I used yellow and white dotted cardstock along with a thin strip of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment using a fun stamp set in my stash, and finished the front with a few small yellow sequins.

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I embellished the inside with the same yellow and white dotted cardstock and thin strip of black cardstock used on the front. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

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And one more peek… I sure am smitten with this chicken, lol! SO cute! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
Crafty Catz: #503 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #189 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #118 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #395 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #165 – Use die cuts/embossing folders

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Colorbok Black cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps: Sherry West Art Hoppy Easter digital image set (chicken), Paper Pretties Cluck Part II stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- CT4, OR1, DR2; Posca white paint pen, Copic black multi-liner pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Tis the Season

Hello, my peeps! I’m back this morning with another card I created yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. I’ve decided that I’m going to make ‘non-DT time’ for myself in my studio on a regular basis – I’m really enjoying this! ;) I’m playing in the Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week, and what a sketch this is! Love, love, love!

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Jan’s Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month and I’ve used her gorgeous Christmas Skates digital image with sentiments to create this card. Sketches are so cool. They pretty much take the guess-work out of creating a project, and that’s fine by me, lol!

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I printed the digital paper for the background and layered it on green textured cardstock. I cut the focal image with a small double-stitched die and layered it on the green textured cardstock. I printed the front sentiment and layered that panel on red glitter paper. I finished the front with red gumdrops in the right upper and left lower corners.

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I printed the inside sentiment and embellished the panel with some of the digital paper and the green textured cardstock used on the front.

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One more peek… I’m so loving how this turned out! What an awesome sketch and absolutely gorgeous digital image with sentiments!

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #553 – Christmas
QKR Stampede: #395 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #165 – Use die cuts/embossing folders
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided textured cardstock stack, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper, Bearly Mine digital paper
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Christmas Skates digital stamp set
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, YNS Red Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Enjoying some quiet time here on the sofa this evening with the hubs kicked back snoring in my left ear, lol! I’m back with another card I created this afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. This beauty is for the new Crash Your Stash Challenge where the challenge this month is to use Ribbon from our stash. Lemon Shortbread is our sponsor and I’ve used her absolutely stunning Flowers Curls Girl digital image to create a birthday card.

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I started with muted mint, green and pink digital background papers, and then as I colored the image, the colors got brighter and brighter, so I pulled it all together with the checkered ribbon. I printed the digital sentiment, trimmed it and added it to the bottom right. I finished off the front with some hot pink glittered gumdrops.

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I printed the inside sentiment, trimmed the panel and embellished it with the digital papers used on the front.

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And one more look… really loving how this came together! What a gorgeous image! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into these additional challenges:
A Place To Start: April Challenge – Use Ribbons and/or Bows
Not Just Cards Challenges: April Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #249 – Aud Sentiment’s 10th Birthday
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #118 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #240 – Flowers
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Happy Birthday or Fun Fold or Both
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar white cardstock, Polkadoodles digital papers
Stamps: Lemon Shortbread Flowers Curls Girl digital image, Polkadoodles digital sentiments
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS3, FS9, EB1, EB2; Bic Mark-It ultra fine markers- Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Fandango Pink; Sharpie fine point- Orange; Faber-Castell pitt artist pen- May Green; Posca white paint pen, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Studios Blackbird checkered ribbon, YNS Pink Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

snow•man

4/26/20 Rising Star at A Place To Start!
4/30/20 Top 3 at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a wonderful week and staying safe! I made some ‘me time’ in the studio today and created a few more cards for The Outlawz Challenges. I’m playing in the Festive Fridays Challenge this week and our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls. I used their Caroling Snowmen digital image to create this adorable Christmas card.

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I used some pretty snowflake digital paper layered on dark purple for the background. I colored the image with alcohol markers and then used one of my favorite ‘snow’ techniques. I applied Versamark over the entire surface of the image and then applied three layers of iridescent sparkle embossing powder. The final step was applying clear embossing powder to ensure that none of the sparkle would rub off the image. I layered the sparkly image on dark purple textured cardstock and adhered it to the background.

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I printed the snowman definition on the computer and created a tag to slide under the focal image. So cute! I finished the front with some randomly-placed snowflake sequins and tiny iridescent gemstones.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover snowflake digital paper and dark purple cardstock used on the front. I printed the digital sentiment and layered it on purple cardstock as well.

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One more peek… so stinkin’ cute! And this card is so dang sparkly that the bright lights in the light box kind of washed out the color. Sorry about that! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Place To Start: April Challenge – Use Ribbons and/or Bows
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Snow Buddies or Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #553 – Christmas
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #436/437 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided textured cardstock, Bearly Mine digital paper
Stamps: The Paper Nest Dolls Caroling Snowmen digital image, Jan’s Digi Stamps Fun Holiday Sentiments
Ink: Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- DG2, DR2, OR3, FS3, IG4, IG8, IG10, blender; Nuvo alcohol markers- 432, 434, 435
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio punch
Accessories:  Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Darice Adhesive Foam Strips, Really Reasonable Ribbon purple plaid ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Stampin’ Up snowflake sequins, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Vintage Mugshot ATCs

Hiya, peeps! I hope you’re having a good day! I’m super stoked 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 just acquired the Vintage Mugshots printables for my stash and I’m so in love with them! I laughed literally the entire time I was creating this massive set of ATCs for my collection! The offenses include larceny, indecent exposure, false pretenses and thief, lol! Hope none of these offenders are distant relatives! Bahahahaha!

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I printed the mugshots on 60# Hammermill copy paper, cut them apart and distressed the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I cut the cards from 100# kraft cardstock and distressed the edges with the walnut stain distress ink before adhering the mugshots to them. No embellishments. Super easy. Here are shots of each card:

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Aren’t these an absolute hoot?! I’m so happy with how they turned out and they look amazing in my ATC notebook! I don’t think I’ll trade any of these, lol!

I’d love to enter these ATCs into the following challenges:
Creative Moments: #189 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #118 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #130 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box 100# kraft cardstock
Stamps: Ephemoire Vintage Mugshots printables
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

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