Loki is in the Top 5! :)

GO TEAM LOKI! He has advanced to the Top 5 in America’s Favorite Pet contest! Thanks to everyone who has voted for our guy, both by free daily votes and paid PAWS votes – every single vote matters! PAWS is a wonderful organization! Please keep those votes coming! Vote for Loki here: https://americasfavpet.com/2021/loki-b4ac

Thanks so very much! This means the world to us!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Just Breathe…

Happy Saturday, peeps! I hope you had a spectacular week – they sure are going by fast, aren’t they?! I’m thrilled to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created another CAS card to add to my series of clean and simple cards paying tribute to our frontline healthcare workers. This card features a single quarantine-inspired brad (from a series of brads that are new in the store) along with some washi tape and my favorite enamel dots!

Another super simple design that would be easy to mass produce. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock along with layering panels from dark teal cardstock, and rounded the top right and bottom left corners. I printed computer-generated sentiments on white cardstock, trimmed the panels and rounded the corners. I applied two strips of Sky Washi Tape horizontally across the lower portion of the front panel and then added a strip of Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape across the seam of the two Sky strips. I added a Mask Brad just to the left of the sentiment and three White Enamel Dots, then adhered the panel to a teal cardstock layer.

I embellished the inside panel with strips of the Sky Washi Tape and Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape and adhered the panel on a teal cardstock layer.

And one more peek… so loving how this simple design turned out. It doesn’t take much to portray a heartfelt sentiment!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Mask, Hand Sanitizer & Soap Brads
Sky Washi Tape
Silver Dots Skinny Washi Tape
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Peacock cardstock
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

we remember moments

Hi friends! Wow, February has literally flown by! We still have a little snow on the ground where we are in southwestern Colorado but we sure don’t mind – we love it! This is my last post for Just Us Girls Challenge and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time guest designing this month! I’m stoked to share my project for Photo Week #573! How awesome is this inspiration photo?! Loving the northern lights background – and I found a super easy way to create it!

I originally planned to use distress ink to create the northern lights background but decided to use alcohol ink instead. The colors aren’t quite as vibrant but the black cityscape die cut sure pops against this background!

I created a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Solar White cardstock along with a silver foil layering panel and a Yupo paper panel for the background. I dropped eggplant, cranberry, sailboat blue, aqua and lettuce alcohol inks onto the Yupo paper and then squirted alcohol blending solution across the top of the panel and let the blended inks run downward onto a paper towel. While the panel dried, I cut one black and one yellow cityscape. I adhered the black cityscape die cut to the bottom of the panel and then adhered the panel to the silver foil cardstock layer. I adhered all the windows from the yellow die cut into the negative spaces on the black die cut and stamped the sentiment in black StazOn ink. Once the StazOn was dry, I adhered the panel to the card base and added three tiny iridescent gemstones.

I dug through my scrap bin and found a couple light blue cardstock scraps and cut strips which I adhered down the left side of the inside panel along with a strip of black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on silver foil cardstock.

And one more look… such a fun design that was so easy to create!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, Ranger Yupo paper, GKD Black Onyx and Sweet Corn cardstock, light blue cardstock scraps
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Kind Words and Sayings and Sentiments stamp sets
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- eggjplant, cranberry, sailboat blue, aqua and lettuce; Jet Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Night Line die
Accessories: Ranger alcohol blending solution, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a project with us this week at JUGS using the inspiration photo! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#hohoho

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous week! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring a very cool vintage Santa on a handmade background using Neenah Classic Linen and Crest cardstock (both are on sale this month so be sure to get you some) along with a variety of other cardstock. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m filling in today for a teammate who is caught up in some pretty gnarly weather where she is and unable to create a project. I had this Santa cut and assembled, sitting on my desk waiting to be made into something, so I volunteered to fill in so I could use him! He’s so stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it!

I cut a top-folding 5-1/2″ square card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock. I cut a layering panel for the front from Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock and used a repetitive die to create a background of die cut dots for a little interest. I layered the die cut panel on a slightly larger Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock panel, adhered a strip of Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green 65# cardstock and then adhered the vintage Santa. As mentioned above, I had already die cut and assembled the vintage Santa – he was created from the following cardstock: Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock, for his suit, Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock for his beard and suit trim, Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock and Shadow Gray 80# cardstock for his belt, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock for his glasses and belt buckle, Sandcastle 80# cardstock for his face, and Basis Pink 80# cardstock for his cheeks and nose. For the sentiment, I die cut #hohoho into black cardstock and layered the negative space onto white cardstock, adding back the center of the hashtag and center of the o’s. I rounded the corners and adhered it vertically to the upper left side. The finishing touch was adding three small white enamel dots to the bottom left corner of the green strip.

I cut the inside panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and layered it on a Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock panel. I embellished it with green and red strips, stamped the sentiment in red ink and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more look… I’m so loving how this turned out! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy working with this cardstock! Wow!

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Classic Linen Solar White 80# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Black Licorice 65# cardstock
Shadow Gray 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Sandcastle 80# cardstock
Basis Pink 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Jolly St. Nick Colorize Thinlits, Festive Repeat Thinlits and Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits; Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, 1/8″ Scor-Tape, Stick-It Adhesive Sheet, Xyron 510 Creative Station, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet White Enamel Dots

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

Loki has advanced to the Top 10!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in quickly this morning to THANK all of you who have and/or are continuing to vote for our handsome guy, Loki in the America’s Favorite Pet competition! He advanced to the Top 10 last week, and the Top 5 will be chosen in a couple days! We’re hoping he’ll continue advancing and be among the Top 5 with your continued votes! We are so excited!

As always, there is a free voting button on Loki’s page which is good for one free vote every day! We’ve just been notified that they are running a 2-for-1 on PAWs votes purchased until 11:00 PM EST tonight – if you’re so inclined! ;)

Please vote for Loki here: https://americasfavpet.com/2021/loki-b4ac

Thanks again! <3 <3 <3

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Congrats!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Classic Linen and Classic Crest cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created an awesome congrats card that looks like quilt blocks!

This was such a fun card to make and was really easy. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock. I cut 12 1-1/2″ squares of patterned paper and layered them on 1-5/8″ square layers cut from Basis Teal 80# cardstock, then adhered them in an offset fashion on the front of the card base. I trimmed the edges even with the edges of the card base, added a stamped and layered sentiment strip and some iridescent gemstones to the flower centers.

I cut the inside panel from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, embellished it with a strip of teal cardstock, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on a teal layer.

And one more peek… so in love with this card! This cardstock is so awesome and makes the most beautiful cards!

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Basis Teal 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Stampin’ Up English Garden DSP
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lost Lagoon ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono adhesive, Darice iridescent 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

your unicorn has arrived

Hi everyone! A very Happy Tuesday to you! I have some great news to share – I was personally recruited by the owner of The Outlawz Challenges to join the Tuesday Color Challenge DT! I’m elated – I love playing in all their challenges so why not throw in some inspiration while I’m at it?! The Outlawz Challenges has been running a DT Call and I had not applied because I really wasn’t looking to get on any additional challenge teams, but I just couldn’t resist Laurian’s invite, so here I am! A new ‘5 Colors Plus Twist’ challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Polkadoodles so come on over and play! I was in the mood for a shaped card so I grabbed the adorable Polkadoodles Octavia Moonfly Unicorn digital image (part of a big kahuna download bundle) from my stash and created a sweet hybrid birthday card.

For the 5 Colors Plus Twist challenge this fortnight, we are to use at least three of the five colors shown in the photo below with a twist of adding a doily. I used pink, teal and purple.

I printed the precolored image on 60# Hammermill copy paper, cut it with a stitched mini scallop die, and layered it on a teal stitched oval die cut. I stamped the sentiment in black StazOn ink and set it aside to dry thoroughly. I cut the shaped card base from Neenah Solar White along with a pink shaped layer. I adhered two narrow silver glitter cardstock strips vertically down the center of the card front with a narrow purple strip between them. I added a purple tie-dyed doily which I cut in half and then adhered the layered focal image. I added iridescent gemstones for a little interest.

I adhered a pink shaped layer to the inside of the card base, then a slightly smaller white shaped layer embellished with teal and silver glitter cardstock strips and a sentiment stamped in purple ink.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Such a pretty color palette we were given to work with!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Aqua and Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Amethyst Stardream Metallic cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Polkadoodles Octavia Moonfly Unicorn digital image, Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink, Stampin’ Up Wisteria Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Emma Die’sire Create-A-Card die set, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die, Memory Box Stitchede Oval Layers die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Momenta purple tie-dyed doily, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the goodies at Polkadoodles! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

… “crap” happens.

Hi friends! Hope you had a wonderful week and you’re looking forward to something fun this weekend! I’m excited to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another DT inspiration project using the new quarantine-inspired brads in the store. The card I’m sharing today is another one in my series aimed at paying tribute to our frontline healthcare workers, but really could be given to anyone who has experienced something unpleasant. And the sentiment is so spot on – “crap” happens to all of us at one time or another but we always seem to bounce back! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. I printed the sentiment from a digital stamp set on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so the sentiment was in the bottom right corner. I applied a strip of Wide Music Washi Tape horizontally across the panel and then added White Pearl Bling Strip across the top and bottom of the washi tape. I added two Toilet Paper Brads to the left of the sentiment and then adhered the panel to the card base. I finished the card front with several individual pearls from the bling strip.

I created the inside sentiment on the computer, printed it on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so the sentiment was centered toward the top. I embellished the panel with a strip of the washi tape cut in half lengthwise and a narrow black strip of cardstock, and adhered the panel on the inside of the card base.

And one more look… totally love how girly this turned out! And I love both sentiments!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Toilet Paper & Tissue Brads
Music Washi Tape – Wide
White Pearl Bling Strips

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Crap digital stamp set
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

you color my world

Hi friends! I hope you had a great week and have something fun planned this weekend! I’m guesting this month for Just Us Girls Challenge and I’m delighted to share my project for Color Week #572 – Rainbow Colors! I’ve mentioned before that clean and simple cards have always been intimidating, but over the last year or so I’ve become more comfortable creating them. When Vicki sent me this challenge graphic, I knew immediately what I was going to create!

I used stamp sets from Paper Smooches and Prickley Pear Stamps to create a CAS love-themed card featuring a shimmery rainbow with puffy clouds. How stinkin’ cute is this?!

I created a standard A2 top folding landscape card base and rounded the bottom right corner. I stamped the rainbow and little birds on the card base and colored them with Prismacolor pencils. I added shimmer to the rainbow with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, then stamped and die cut the clouds and affixed them to the ends of the rainbow with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner and added two stamped and die cut hearts.

I kept the inside super simple with just a sentiment stamped in red and colored in with the Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, and an added black glitter alpha sticker.

And one more look… such a fun design! Sometimes less is more! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cosmos and Word Salad stamp sets, Prickley Pear Stamps Noah’s Ark stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Paper Smooches Cosmos die set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool; Prismacolor pencils- Crimson Red, Orange, Canary Yellow, Grass Green, True Blue, Indigo Blue, Violet; Gemini Junior, Scotch 3M foam tape, Darice black glitter alpha stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a project with us this week at JUGS using rainbow colors! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I miss your face!

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you! I’m thrilled to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! We were gifted some pretty cool quarantine-inspired brads that are new in the store, and all the designers on the team have been creating some pretty amazing stuff, so be sure to check them out! I have been slowly migrating toward CAS for a while now and I made a series of clean and simple cards using these new brads as a way to pay tribute to our frontline healthcare workers during this pandemic. Hopefully we will see an end to this soon.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from black cardstock. I created the front sentiment on the computer so I printed it on white cardstock and trimmed the panel so that the sentiment was in the lower right corner. I embellished the panel with two strips of silver Glitter Skinny Washi Tape spaced a short distance apart with a narrow strip of black cardstock adhered between them slightly offset to the right. Using a Hero Arts stamp set, I stamped the face just above the sentiment and added a Mask Brad. I added three randomly placed Black Enamel Dots to the background and adhered the panel to the front of the card base.

I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the silver glitter skinny washi tape and a narrow strip of black cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card base.

And one more look… really happy with how this turned out! Sometimes less is more! And this image really reminds me of Audrey Hepburn back in her younger years!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Mask, Hand Sanitizer & Soap Brads
Glitter Skinny Washi Tape
Black Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts black cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts You Are Fabulous stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig