Papercraft

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – sure seems like the weekends go by awfully fast! Whaddaya think?! It’s time for another fun challenge over Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for the All Tied Up challenge! We’d love to see your project with twine, ribbon, fibers, etc. I created a pretty thanks note card featuring some twine for the challenge theme along with a strip of pretty floral cardstock, a couple die cuts and some flat-back pearls.

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This was a simple and fun card to make, and could easily be mass-produced to create four or six to go into a set, as everybody needs thank you cards in their stash! I embellished the butterfly body with Crystal Drops and then added yellow Baby Beads while it was still wet.

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I decorated the inside panel with a piece of the floral cardstock used on the front, and left the panel blank to write a custom message.

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And one more look… I l-o-v-e how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock, Stampin’ Up So Saffron cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Butterflies thinlits dies, Simon Says Stamp thanks die
Accessories:  Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry twine, Darice dark brown Foamies foam, Nuvo dark walnut Crystal Drops, Queen & Co. yellow Toppings-Baby Beads, Hero Arts yellow flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month that has twine, ribbon, fibers, etc.! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

hello my friend

Hi everyone! The weekends sure do fly by – I hope you had a good one! 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 May ATC Challenge is Hello and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I created a coin this month, using a Fiskars 2-1/2″ round punch and two layers of thick Whisper White cardstock to create the coin base. I adhered two pieces of pretty coordinating patterned paper together and punched a circle to create the background.

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I used my favorite ‘hello’ die and cut two thick cardstock layers (which I adhered together) along with one layer from a third piece of the coordinating patterned papers that I adhered on top.

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I stamped the sentiment across the bottom in black ink and embossed it in clear embossing powder, and then adhered the layered die cut at an angle just above it. I added some gold sequins to complete the coin. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Moonlight DSP stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hello stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Sweet Stamps black embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Just Because

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day to you! A new challenge launched this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #34 – May Anything Goes! I created a project with lots of green (which just happens to be my favorite color) – an adorable friendship card featuring papers, digital image and sentiments from Polkadoodles.

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I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and layered her on a stitched rectangle die cut. I added a lacy die cut, a narrow strip of gold mirror cardstock and some bling from my stash.

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I decorated in the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and added a sentiment.

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And one final look… loving how this turned out. What an adorable image!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke cardstock; Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock; papers from Polkadoodles Belle Papillon Big Kahuna Download Bundle and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 Bundle
Stamps: Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Springtime digital stamp
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils, Darice clear rhinestones, YNS green Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

Papercraft

unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #121 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the awesome and wonderful CAS-ual Fridays Stamps so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I used the Be A Unicorn stamp set to create a magical birthday card featuring an adorable pink plaid paper-pieced unicorn! ;)

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I paper pieced the unicorn and cut it with an oval stitched scallop die. I created the pink criss cross die cut and the silver glitter doily die cut. I layered the pink background paper on silver foil cardstock and then adhered all the pieces. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I finished the front with some pink sequins for some extra-added sparkle. ;)

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of pink paper and glitter cardstock used on the front, and stamped the magical birthday sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… I’m loving how this turned out! What an adorable stamp set!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Doodlebug Design x6x gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints papers, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Criss Cross die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die, Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice Foamies white foam Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home decor · mixed media

faith wall hanging

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! The May challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #25 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist each month to inspire you! This month our twist is mixed media and we’d love to see you create a project using more than two kinds of media. I created a faith wall hanging for my studio to remind me to have a little faith on a daily basis… and I SO enjoyed creating this!

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I started with a 6 x 6 gesso board that I painted with black Gesso, then used a couple stencils with translucent paste and a spatula, and let it dry thoroughly. Then I rubbed some acrylic paint lightly over the stenciled areas with my finger tip, and let that dry. Meanwhile, I dug deep into my stash and brought out a variety of elements to use – a zipper, key, sequins, gears, flowers, ribbon, glass vial that I filled with beads, a dragonfly charm and a flashcard. Then I sprayed and spritzed ink, and the fun began… laying everything out and adhering all the elements in place. It was awesome watching it transform, lol!

Here are a few close-ups…

 


And here’s one more look… really loving how this turned out. I sure do love me some purple! Can you tell?! ;)

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Products used:
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin Violet india ink
Accessories:  6 x 6 Gesso Board, Black Gesso, Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil, DreamWeaver Translucent Paste; Liquitex Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue and Silver acrylic paint; Liquitex Matte Gel, variety of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, dragonfly charm, key brad, Indygo Junction zipper, Pretty Pink Posh Lavendar Moon sequins, Queen & Co. Baby Beads; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vial, Flashcards and Swivel Clip; Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Marvy Uchida silver DecoColor paint marker, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wall hanging and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Although the technique twist of mixed media is not required to play, we’d love to see a mixed media project using more than two kinds of media! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Small Split-Top Treat Boxes

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and it’s May 1st! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #10 – May Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun set of nine small split-top treat boxes. My inspiration came from an older YouTube tutorial here done by my friend, Dawn. I used Stampin’ Up cardstock, paper, stamp, ink and flower punch.

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I did these assembly line fashion, by cutting the bases first and then all the patterned paper pieces. I stamped the flowers, punched them out, coated the centers with Glossy Accents and added glitter.  I popped the flowers up on dimensional foam pads on one side so the boxes could easily be opened.

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Here are close-ups of the flowers. They turned out so pretty!

And here’s one final look at the group from overhead… love how these turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bunch stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Fun Flower Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Positioner, Glossy Accents, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to start! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Mother’s Day

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a good week and have something fun planned this weekend! I’m happy to report that I’m once again a guest designer for Scrapping4fun Challenges and I’m happy to share my GD project for Challenge #139 – Ladies! We’d love to see your girly project for Mother’s Day, daughter, granddaughter, etc., so come on over and play!

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I created a pretty Mother’s Day card for a special friend using an adorable clip art digital print from PWP, leftover from my time as a designer with them. I used a couple patterned papers along with pink and black cardstock for layering. The front sentiment is computer-generated. The final touch was the addition of a few pink star, heart and plain sequins.

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

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One more look… really loving how this turned out! Such an adorable image!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla Cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What you Love Specialty DSP, The Paper Cut Black cardstock, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Spring Flowers Clip Art Sheet, Dare 2B Artzy Flowers for Mom stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rose Red ink
Accessories:  Stampin’ Up sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come link up with us over at Scrapping4fun Challenges! We’d love to see your ‘ladies’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig