Papercraft

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!

Hey everybody! Happy Hump Day! Hope you’re not too cold wherever you are… we woke up to 1 degree this morning and they say it feels like -14 degrees out there, lol! So it’ll be a cozy crafting kind of day for me today! I’ve popped in this morning with a super fun tag I created using the Twistoon Margarita digital image! The Twistoon Digi Stamps Facebook February Progressive Challenge is underway and this image is being offered free to challenge participants, so go check it out! As I have mentioned before, if you love twisted cartoons images, this is the place for you! I literally LOL’d the entire time this tag was in the making – this chick obviously spent a little too much time in the tanning bed and used a little too much Sun-In hair lightener on her hair! Remember that stuff?! Bahahaha!

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First of all, I scanned the image and cut it with my Scan N Cut. My cardstock must have shifted because it was ‘off’ slightly when it cut but I thought it added to quirkiness so I went with it! I cut four more shapes and adhered them on top of one another for a nice thick image which you’ll see in a moment. I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and embellished it slightly with a white paint pen.

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I cut a 3×5 tag and ‘stamped’ with bubble wrap over the front of it with dried marigold distress ink which created a nice subtle background that didn’t take away from the image. I created a sentiment on the computer and printed it on 60# Hammermill copy paper, trimmed it and layered it on red textured cardstock, and adhered it across the bottom of the tag. I created tag hole reinforcements for the front and back using 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches, and then looped red, orange and white ribbon through the hole and tied it with bamboo cord. I adhered the image to the tag and finished it with several tiny iridescent gemstones.

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I told you this image was thick – five cardstock layers thick! ;)

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And one more look… this was SO fun to create – from too much time in the tanning bed to Sun-In hair lightener overkill! I really DID laugh out loud the entire time! ;)

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I’d love to enter this tag 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
Cardz 4 Galz: #114 – Use Kraft Paper or Card
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: February Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Lil Patch of Craft Friends: #125 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Darice red textured cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: Twistoon Margarita digital image, computer-generated sentiment
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Pink Flamingo, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Oceanview Blue and Tiki Hut Tan; Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca white paint pen, Pentel Slicci Metallic Red and Gold pens, Ranger dried marigold distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, bubble wrap; ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon Red and Turquoise, Colors of Autumn and Christmas Celebrations ribbon collections; Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag! Be sure to check out Twistoon Digi Stamps and join Lisa’s group in Facebook if you’re the twisted cartoon digi type! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

I love hanging with you

Hello again! As stated in my last post, I’ve joined the Paper Funday Challenges DT for this term and our new challenge is live this morning! I’m sharing my second DT inspiration project for this month’s Anything Goes challenge and again, the optional twist is Valentine’s Day! Our sponsor is Cute As A Button and I was provided the most adorable I’m Hung Up On You digital image to create my second project. OMG, isn’t this guy (or gal) just the cutest?!

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I used some pretty red and white patterned papers to create the background for this Valentine. I printed the digital image and a computer-generated sentiment on white cardstock. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it and layered it on black cardstock. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front. The inside sentiment is computer-generated as well.

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One more peek… so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
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
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #9 – Hearts and Flowers
CASology: Week 361 – Sweetheart
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #115 – I Heart You
Shopping Our Stash: #413 – My Heart is on Fire
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection; GKD white cardstock
Stamps: Cute As A Button I’m Hung Up On You digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BG3, BG4, BG5, BG6, EB5, EB6, DG3; Pentel Slicci Metallic Red pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ with an optional twist. Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cute As A Button! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

I love you

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m super stoked to be sharing my first DT inspiration project for Paper Funday Challenges! I’m so happy to be joining these ladies this term! Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist each month, and this month the twist is Valentine’s Day. Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button and I used the adorable Mopsy Molly Rag Doll from my stash to create a Valentine.

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I stuck with a clean and simple design for this card. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and cut it with matting dies, then cut two more pink layers with slightly larger matting dies.

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I created a computer-generated sentiment for the inside and cut the panel with a matting die, then added a piece of skinny Washi Tape. I cut two more pink layers with slightly larger matting dies like I did on the front.

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And one more look… such an adorable image and I’m super happy with how this turned out!

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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
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #9 – Hearts and Flowers
CASology: Week 361 – Sweetheart
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #156 – Anything Goes w/optional Mother’s Day (no twist)
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #115 – I Heart You
Shopping Our Stash: #413 – My Heart is on Fire
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst cardstock
Stamps: Cute As A Button Mopsy Molly Rag Doll digital stamp
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, FS6, PP1, PP2, PP6, EB6, GG1
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month, and if you’re feeling really froggy, play the optional twist and link up a Valentine’s Day project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Kraft & Black Shoe

2/8/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello friends! I’ve popped in this afternoon to share a fun shoe I created to add to my paper shoe collection HERE! My inspiration came from my friend, Nancy, who has shared a couple shoes she made for a DT she’s currently on. So, of course, I just HAD to have that cut file, lol! All the rest of my paper shoes have been hand-cut from templates, so I felt really privileged to have a cut file for this one!

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I used the beautiful Black & Kraft paper collection from Canvas Corp, which is nice and thick and of good quality. I cut the file with my Scan N Cut.

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I sprayed some off-white Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers with Tattered Angels Pewter Color Wash Paint, then another spritz of Tattered Angels Gold Glimmer Mist. Once they were completely dry, I dabbed some gold acrylic paint on the edges of each flower with my finger. I let them dry for a couple hours and added them to the shoe with hot glue.

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I also added a narrow strip of Marco’s Metallic Gold cardstock on the heel for a little interest.

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And one more look from overhead… I sure love my paper shoes and so proud to add this one to my collection!

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I’d love to enter this shoe 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
Cardz 4 Galz: #114 – Use Kraft Paper or Card
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #7 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Craft Friends: #125 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2005 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #424/425 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Paper Collection
Ink: Tattered Angels Pewter Color Wash Paint and Gold Glimmer Mist
Dies/Punches: Suzanne Cannon Snowflake Shoe cut file (from The Design Store)
Accessories:  Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Liquitex Gold acrylic paint

I hope you’ve enjoyed this paper shoe that I’ve made to add to my collection! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! 😉

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

Papercraft

happy happy Birthday!

2/4/20 Winner at Creative Inspirations!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m thrilled to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! My Little Scrapbook Store is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! This is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by me:

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I’ve gotten my feet wet a bit creating sketches for the first six card challenges this year at Stick It Down and have really enjoyed myself! Using this month’s sketch, I created a pretty birthday card in shades of blue. I dug into my digi stash and came up with a blue Fred She Said African Violet digital paper and a coordinating blue Hollyhocks image.

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The tones on the paper and image are so beautiful! I used a stitched oval die to cut the image and popped it up on light blue foam that just barely peeks out around the die cut. I pulled out a couple Paper Wings Productions stamp sets and stamped the front and inside images.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front. I really love this quote by Cesare Pavese, an Italian poet who was quite prominent back in his day.

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One more peek… really loving how this turned out!

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I’m entering this pretty card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #297 – January Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January challenge – Something New or Something Old (old digital stamp and paper; new card sketch I created)
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #256 – picture inspiration

QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock, Fred She Said African Violets digi paper
Stamps: Fred She Said Hollyhocks colored digital image blue, Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Kind Words stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pacific Point ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice blue foam, Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at My Little Scrapbook Store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

What’s Mew?

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Saturday – I hope you’re having a great day! Can’t believe it’s February already! Our February challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #34 – Anything Goes + Stenciling! I created a fun friendship card featuring a couple kitties looking out the stenciled window having a meowy conversation!

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I used Ranger walnut stain ink with the StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 stencil first, then added Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste. I let it dry overnight and then trimmed around the window. I ran some kraft cardstock with a Tim Holtz Alterations brick embossing folder through my Gemini Junior die cutting maching to create the background, and then adhered the window panel to it. I added a couple Impression Obsession die cut kitties and a Paper Smooches sentiment (half of the kitty convo) stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of leftover kraft cardstock and a sliver of stenciled window trimmed from the front panel. I stamped the other half of the kitty conversation and added another cat die cut.

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Here’s one more look… loving the texture! What a fun card! ;)

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I’m entering this kitty card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
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
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Moments: #183 – Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, The Paper Cut kraft cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Cats die set
Accessories:  StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Alterations/Texture Fades Brick embossing folder, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this kitty card and will link up at least an anything goes project with us this month! We’d love it if you’d go one step further and play the ‘stenciling’ twist with us too, but you don’t have to! The twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Amour Wedding Album

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! It’s February 1st already and I consider this the month of love! I’m sure my parents are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary in Heaven! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #130 – Red and/or Pink Equals Love! I zeroed in on the red and created a wedding album for a very special couple in a red, black and white color combo which is one of my favorites.

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I created the album base and pull-outs from Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock. There are five pages and each page alternates a side and top pull-outs. The album is bound with white wire using my Zutter Bind It All.

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The wire binding and each pull-out are embellished with lengths of ribbon tied with bamboo cord, all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Those who know me know that I have a weird sense of humor. I used the awesome Funny Kinda Love stamp set from STAMPlorations and chuckled as I was stamping most of the elements! I will say, though, that not all of them depict humor… there are few serious ones, lol! ;)

I used quite a few die sets for the stamped elements, along with lots of heart stickers. The backs of the first four pull-outs spell L-O-V-E.

The pretty filigree die cuts are from the Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set. I embellished several of the photos with these.

The bride and groom paid tribute to her late best friend so I embellished this photo with a set of angel wings. It’s been quite a while since I scrapped any photos for an album and I have to say it was great fun printing all these photos and deciding which ones to put where. Super happy with how this turned out!

I’m entering this album into the following challenges:
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
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Catz: #491 – Anything Goes with optional twist of favorite color (combo of red, black and white)
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #424/425 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – January Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; Darice textured cardstock; Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set, STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Mini Wings clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Versamark, spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio punch, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches; Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Classic Ovals Large and Small, Classic Rectangles Large, and A2 Curved Matting Basics B die sets; My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Stitched Square STAX, and Double-Stitched Square STAX die sets; Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart punch
Accessories:  Zutter Bind It All with white wire, Hemptique bamboo cord; Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas Celebrations, Haunted Halloween Assortment, Red & Turquoise Collection and Sweetheart Collection ribbon assortments; MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice black glitter alpha stickers, October Afternoon Daily Flash stickers, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wedding album and will link up a red and/or pink project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig