3-D projects · Papercraft

Red Glitter Ornament

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful crafty weekend! This month’s challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MLCCB #14 – September Anything Christmas Goes! I created a beautiful red glitter ornament which I plan to gift because with eight cats, we won’t be putting up a tree again this year, lol! We love our fur babies, but boy-oh-boy they sure can wreak havoc on a Christmas tree! Bwahahaha!

Ornaments are really easy to create with intricate dies, as long as the design is the same on both sides. I cut four die cuts of this pretty round ornament from red glitter paper.

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I folded each of them down the middle and adhered the right side of one to the left side of the next until all four were adhered. Just prior to adhering the third one to the fourth one, I sandwiched a loop of metallic string between the layers. I added a few clear rhinestones for a little extra added bling.

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And here’s one more close-up look. Super happy with how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol marker- R20
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Delicate Ornaments Thinlits
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Gold Metallic String

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Santa Claus is coming to town

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Sunday – here’s wishing you a fabulous start to your week! 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 #125 – Anything Goes! Our fabulous sponsor this month is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps so be sure to come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! I created a super cute Christmas card using the Naughty or Nice stamp set, which sadly I don’t see on the website at this writing, however, I do see Naughty-isms which is similar and equally as fun!

Leslie

You know I absolutely love fun folds, and about three years ago I came up with a combined Joy fold and Z fold, which I called a Joy-Z fold. I haven’t seen another one like this, so I think it’s safe to say this is my own design, lol! If you’re interested, my original card is HERE. This Christmas version is a vertical orientation, done in the traditional red and green color combo, with added bling and a Santa sticker.

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Here’s a shot of the Joy fold portion open to reveal the sentiments. Love, love, love! Needless to say, I chuckled a few times while this was in the making! ;)

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And here’s a side view so you can see the construction. It really is a cool fold! ;)

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And one more look up close. I already have the recipient in mind and I know they are going to love it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Naughty or Nice stamp set (I’ve linked to a similar one)
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Peachy Cheap red glitter Washi Tape, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer Santa sticker

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun Christmas card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – I know you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Pink & Purple Dotted Bowls

Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday – I hope you’re having a great week! 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 pair of dotted bowls created with the free Simply Crafty SVGs Embellishment Bowl cut file. Yes, I said free, so be sure to check it out! ;)

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I inked the upper and lower edges of these bowls with white chalk ink to disguise the white core of the dotted papers I chose.

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Sandy hit the ball home when she created this file… these bowls are an amazing addition to any crafter’s studio and went together seamlessly. I just had to have a couple of these on my table to put small embellishments in so I wouldn’t lose them. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost small things that I had set aside for projects I was working on! Love how these turned out and I’m thoroughly enjoying using them! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Colorbok pink and purple cardstock, Colorbok pink and purple Seeing Dots paper stack
Ink: White chalk ink
Dies/Punches: Free Simply Crafty SVGs Embellishment Bowl 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 (like this one I used) to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Violets & Bees Mini Album

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good day! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you. 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’ve been playing with the Violets & Bees #1 Scrapbook Papers Letter Size, Violets & Bees #2 Scrapbook Papers Letter Size, Violets & Bees Printed Washi Tape, Violets & Bees Ephemera Collage Sheet and Violets & Bees Mini Card and Envelope Set, and created a mini album. Violets & Bees is a FABulous collection and needless to say, I’ve had a blast!

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Green and purple is one of my all-time favorite color combos. I printed the papers and mini cards and envelopes, and trimmed them all. I printed the washi tape and ephemera sheets twice, and fussy cut all the elements. I created the album base from white cardstock, punched three holes on each page, and also created the reinforcements for the holes using two circle punches. I adhered a different paper to each page of the album, created assorted pockets, and positioned all the elements where I wanted them, one page at a time, and when I was happy with the placement, I adhered everything down.

There are 12 pages and each page contains one or two tags tucked into a pocket, ready for journaling or photos. All the tags have ribbon pulls, and I added skinny Washi tape and dot sparklers to each page. Really loving how this turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts White cardstock, Ephemoire Violets & Bees #1 Scrapbook Papers Letter Size, Violets & Bees #2 Scrapbook Papers Letter Size 
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge punch
Accessories:  Ephemoire Violets & Bees Printed Washi Tape, Violets & Bees Ephemera Collage Sheet and Violets & Bees Mini Card and Envelope Setsmall metal rings, assorted ribbon, cork trim, green Petaloo brads, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, Violet and Green Stampendous Dot Sparklers, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

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

Papercraft

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – hope you had a great weekend! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Corbett Creations is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Sharon:

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I’ll start off by saying I.love.this.sketch. It makes for a beautiful card no matter what papers or elements you use. I used one of my favorite cardstock stacks and created the three narrow panels from a floral print that I layered on a coordinating plaid print. The layered die cut sentiment is from a third print in the stack.

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I layered the background and the three narrow panels on brown cardstock. I cut four ‘thanks’ die cuts and stacked them for dimension. I finished the front with a felt butterfly and some pink sequins from my stash.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank but did embellish the panel with leftover strips of cardstock used on the front and layered it on the brown cardstock.

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One more look… I’m totally in love with this card! I will definitely be using this sketch again!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock, American Crafts Chocolate cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simon Says Stamp thanks die
Accessories:  Felt butterfly from stash, We R Memory Keepers sequins

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 Corbett Creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a totally adorable birthday card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Garden Window Card cut file. OMG, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this… what a fun project! Now I can’t wait to give it to someone special! ;)

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I dug into my stash of American Crafts smooth cardstock and pulled out several colors to cut all the pieces from, then put the card together. I love watching Sandy’s videos, and this one was as easy as she portrayed it to be. ;)

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I inked the panel on the back for the personal message and signature.

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Here’s a view from the top so you can see the awesome construction of this box card. Sorry my angle is a little off, lol!

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And one final look… flattened and ready to go into an envelope. I absolutely love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts White, Charcoal, Stone, Dandelion, Rouge, Key Lime and Leaf cardstock; The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper stack
Stamps: Kitchen Sink Multi-Step Lighthouse stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Gray Flannel ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Garden Window Card cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, YNS green Glittered Gumdrops

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

Papercraft

Documented

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #92 – Tea In The Garden! The twist this month is Watercolor Wonders.  The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite! And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 AU gift voucher… so let’s see what you got!

I created a friendship card using a teacup and flowers die along with a purple and green watercolored background. I am so in love with this card – I think it’s one of the prettiest cards I’ve ever made in all my years of crafting. I’m going to send it to my daughter.  :)

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There are multiple layers of the flowers and teacup. I used a gold paint marker to accent the rim, handle and saucer. I used two different prints of skinny Washi Tape. The front and inside sentiments are Tim Holtz Metallic Quotations stickers.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of watercolored paper and cardstock used on the front.

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One more look at the dimension of the teacup and flowers. I’ve had this die in my stash for several years and this is the first time I’ve used it. Not sure why… it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack
Ink: Tattered Angels Party Pink, It’s Blue and Moss Glimmer Mists; Marvy Uchida DecoColor Gold paint marker
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Teacups & Flowers die
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Quotations stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig