Winter Cardinal Diorama

1/1/21 Top 3 Winner at Craft-Dee Bowz!
1/2/21 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge!
1/5/21 Top 3 at Creative Inspirations!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! It has taken me a couple days to create but check out this pretty Winter Cardinal Diorama that I’m entering into The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge! Our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the themes to choose from in this new challenge are New Year, Christmas, Thinking of You and Anything Goes. I chose the Christmas theme – and I know I’m a little too late for this Christmas but I’m one home decor project ahead for next Christmas, lol!

I love creating 3-D projects, and I thoroughly enjoyed this one! I’ve created quite a few diorama cards over the years and when I saw this Stampendous WindowRama 3-D Chipboard Kit, I just had to have it! There are enough front, back and side pieces (including the large snowflakes) in the kit to make five stand-alone projects. I have lots of goodies in my Christmas craft stash to create scenes for the inside, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing a few more of these! Handmade seasonal home decor always makes great gifts that will be treasured for years to come! ;)

I assembled the box and painted it with white gesso, along with the snowflake. When they were dry, I sprayed Tattered Angels It’s Blue Glimmer Mist in short spurts, added blue glitter and then white glitter, and then applied Krylon fixative so the glitter wouldn’t fall off. I then sprayed Tattered Angels Tarnished Silver Glimmer Mist in a few spots. I arranged the pine bough, pine cone and winter berry with a couple pearl sprays and adhered them to the inside of the box with the hot glue gun. I added some of Tim’s Distress Grit-Paste on the elements to resemble snow. I stamped the Prickley Pear Stamps cardinal on red cardstock, cut it with the coordinating die and layered five more cardinal die cuts beneath it for strength and dimension, then adhered it to the front of the pine bough. I tied a bow from Christmas plaid ribbon and adhered it to the bottom right corner. I added iridescent gemstones to the snowflake and adhered it to the upper left corner. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap Solar White cardstock, trimmed it, rolled one end and flagged the other end, then adhered it across the snowflake. I used one of the snowflake stamps in the Prickley Pear Stamps set and randomly stamped snowflakes on the front in Cotton White StazOn ink. The finishing touch was the addition of two more iridescent gemstones in the top right and lower left corners.

And one more look… I’m totally smitten! I LOVE how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #130 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: December Anything Goes
3. ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Your Favorite Things and Z is for Zzzzzzz (sleeping image) – more favorite things are die cuts, paints and glitter
4. Christmas Craft Creations: December Challenge – Winter Blues

5. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
6. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #581 – Christmas – Last Stretch
7. Craft-Dee BowZ: December Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
8. Creative Inspirations: December Challenge – Ho! Ho! Ho!
9. Di’s Digi Challenges: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
10. International Art & Soul: #98 – Anything Goes With a Bow
11. Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #138 – Create Your Own Background – in an Inky Way
12. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #182 – Christmas or Winter
13. Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: Last Minute Christmas
14. Through The Purple Haze: #174 – Holiday / Make It Blue
15. Time Out Challenges: #177 – Inspiration Photo (snowflakes)

16. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: DCWV Reds cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock scrap
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinals clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Cotton White StazOn ink; Tattered Angels It’s Blue and Tarnished Silver Glimmer Mist
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Cardinal die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch (to flag sentiment)
Accessories: Stampendous WindowRama Snowflake 3-D Chipboard Kit, Liquitex white gesso, Making Memories Aqua Scrapbook Shimmer, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Krylon fixative, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior; pine bough, pine cone and winter berry from Christmas craft stash; Wild Orchid Crafts pearl sprays, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium and Distress Grit-Paste; Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas Plaid ribbon, hot glue gun, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project 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

Mini Slimline Card Folio

Hi everybody! Well, this week is more than half gone already and tonight is Christmas Eve! Woo-hoo! Are you ready?! I played in the studio yesterday morning and made a couple more projects to enter into several of The Outlawz Challenges going on now. The first project I have to share is this mini slimline card folio which I’m really excited about! My inspiration came from an origami card holder I saw on the Stampin’ with inky butterfly blog HERE. I changed it up some, and the cards reminded me of mini slimlines so that’s the angle I went with for my version!

I’m entering this in the Twisted Thursday Challenge which is Anything Goes with a twist of Rounded Corners (my mini slimline cards have the bottom right corner rounded). I’m also entering this into the Festive Fridays Challenge where Fred She Said is the sponsor and challenge participants can choose from Christmas, Flowers, Pets, Birthday or Anything Goes themes – and I’ve chosen Anything Goes. And finally, this fits in the Tuesday Color Challenge as well, where Sherry West Art is the sponsor and we’re using the following photo for inspiration (I zeroed in on the salmony-pink and green):

I used Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP and chose a strawberry pattern on one side with stripes on the reverse side to create the folio. I embellished it with small die cut strawberries and green flat-back pearls, and I created a band with a velcro closure. I used a fun Prickley Pear Stamps clear stamp set for the front and inside sentiments, as well as the strawberry stamped on the envelopes. Here are shots of the folio closed, open and one with the cards and envelopes displayed.

I created the mini slimline card bases from Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner on each. I cut the layers from Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

I embellished each card front with a strip of striped pattern paper layered on Stampin’ Up Cucumber Crush cardstock and two small die cut strawberries. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner in black ink which completed the card front.

I embellished the inside with a strip of the striped pattern paper and a narrow strip of the green cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more look at one of the cards… I’m so smitten! This was such a fun project!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: #205 – Anything Goes
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #135 – Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP, HP 32# copy paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Berry Sweet Fruit Treats stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Nuvo alcohol markers- 415, 453, 379
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Small Strawberry Bunch die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Flourish with a Bling green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook dot com clear double-sided adhesive, 5/8″ velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project 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

Christmas Tags Turned Into Ornaments

12/31/20 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge!

Hi everybody! I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m posting on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog today with an adorable set of Christmas tags that are intended to be turned into ornaments after the presents have been opened! How fun is that?! Each one is a little gift in itself and I love it when something functional turns into a keepsake! I was gifted the amazing Christmas Holiday Gift Tags clear stamp set which I paired with the awesome Circle Peek A Boo Die that I had my stash to create this project. What a great combination!

There are five images in the set and I stamped them all in black ink on white cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with a stitched octagon die. I cut five additional slightly larger octagonals from silver foil cardstock and then adhered them behind the die cut images. I used the peek a boo die to cut five different colors of cardstock, and then cut five stitched circles from white cardstock that were just a bit larger than the peek a boo die cuts, and adhered them behind the peek a boo die cuts. I stamped ‘To’ and ‘From’ along with a sentiment in coordinating red or green ink on the back of the stitched circle die cuts. I adhered the layered octagonals to the circles and added iridescent gemstones, then punched a hole at the top of each one and added a coordinating color of crafter’s cord. Here are close-ups:

And one more peek at the set… so much fun – and I definitely see more of these in my future!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: December Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage (playing twist)
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #129 – Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020
4. ABC Christmas Challenge: Y is for Your Favorite Things and Z is for Zzzzzzz (favorite things cardstock and dies)
5. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Calendar Challenge: December Challenge – Christmas Theme
7. Crafty Gals Corner: #214 – Tis the Season
8. Creative Inspirations: December Challenge – Ho! Ho! Ho!
9. Creative Moments: #204 – Anything Goes
10. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Anything Goes
11. Let’s Craft and Create: #166 – Anything Goes w/ optional Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #147 – Anything Goes
13. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge: #486 – Year-End Mega Challenge
14. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #181 – Christmas
15. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #51 – Anything Goes
16. Try it on Tuesday: Christmas Sparkle
17. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Anything Goes End of Year Challenge
18. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #468/469 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, CutCardStock Bonsai Green, Red Wagon and Granny Smith cardstock; Darice green and burgundy cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 487, 489, 491, 412, 417, 403, 405, 374, 443; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- DR1, DR6, DR7
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Circle Peek A Boo Die, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Octagons dies, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ Circle punch
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent gemstones, Hemptique burgundy, green and red hemp crafter’s cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Motivational Artist Trading Cube

11/1/20 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Royal Sundance 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 a motivational ATC (artist trading CUBE) with a different word on each of the six sides! This will be an awesome addition to my desk showing a different ‘motivational’ side each day! ;)

This is the second artist trading cube I’ve made and they are so much fun! I’m sharing my template with you today so you can make your own! A 2-1/2″ cube fits perfectly on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock: On long side score at 1/2″, 3″, 5-1/2″, 8″, and 10-1/2″. Rotate cardstock to short side and score at 1/2″, 2-1/2″ (down to fourth horizontal score line), 3″, 5-1/2″, 6″ (down to fourth horizontal score line) and 8″. Using the photo below as a reference, remove the outer-most sections from cube base. Miter the corners of all tabs. The pencil lines in the photo represent the score lines and the thick black lines represent the cut lines.

I cut my cube base from Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock which is nice and sturdy, and an excellent choice of cardstock for an artist trading cube. Each side has three layers, so I die cut six stitched squares from Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock, six squares from Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, and six stitched floral squares (extra wide Washi Tape on Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock used here) and layered them together so I had one for each side. I typed the motivational words on the computer on Baronial Ivory, trimmed them, and applied one to each layered square.

Let me share a tip – you want to decorate the sides BEFORE assembling the cube with glue. When adhering the layered squares to the six sides of the cube base, be sure to place them in proper orientation (up, down or sideways) so viewing is seamless. It’s easiest to ‘dry assemble’ the cube (without adhering) and mark the orientation prior to adhering each square. I put a small pencil number in the center which was covered up later when adhering the layered squares. When you have everything the way you want it, assemble the cube, tucking in the tabs and adhering one tab at a time. Here are shots of each of the sides:

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! As with the rest of my ATCs (cards, coins and cube), I won’t trade, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #144 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2042 – Anything Goes
5. The Creative Crafters: #33 – Anything Goes
6. The Paper Funday Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes w/ optional Halloween

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Chestnut 111# cardstock
Pop-Tone Razzleberry 65# cardstock
Royal Sundance Felt Natural 110# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX dies, Spellbinders Classic Squares Large die
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet Extra Wide Butterfly & Flowers Washi Tape, Bearly Art precision craft glue

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

Artist Trading Cube

10/31/20 DT Favorite at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog!
11/8/20 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge!

Happy Saturday, friends! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Are you familiar with ATCs? And did you know there is an artist trading CUBE in the ATC family?! Yep, there is, and they can be any size! So I created a 2-1/2″ square cube featuring gorgeous floral washi tape and small pearl bling!

I created the 2-1/2″ square cube with 110# Neenah Solar White cardstock. I cut different colors of patterned paper and adhered one to each of the six sides. Then I covered six pieces of 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock with different sections of Flower Washi Tape Wide, cut each one with a mini scalloped die and adhered them to the six sides of the cube. I added a digital sentiment to each, and the final step was adhering eight tiny white pearls from a White Pearl Bling Strip to each side.

And one more peek at the cube… sure do love how this turned out and I will definitely be making more of these!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #80 – October Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes
7. Your Scrapbook Place – October Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Flower Washi Tape Wide
White Pearl Bling Strips

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered & Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Ephemoire Word Stripz 1 digital sentiments
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX die
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

Hummingbird Food Cannister

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Thursday – it’s almost the weekend! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #51 – October Anything Goes! I recycled/upcycled an empty Coffee Mate container into a hummingbird food canister. It was a super easy project and kept that container out of the landfill! ;)

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I began by gathering my supplies – some pretty papers, botanical ephemera, alphabet letters and flat-back pearls. I covered the container in red woodgrain paper and added some Washi Tape to the sides. I then traced around the lid and fussy cut a circle from black paper slightly smaller that fit into the recess on the top of the lid. I added a large piece of botanical ephemera to the top of the lid and some flat-back pearls. I spelled out ‘hummingbird food’ on the canister with the alphabet letters and finished it up with a few more flat-back pearls.

Round objects are always hard to photograph, lol, so here are individual shots from different angles…

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn paper pad
Accessories:  Empty Coffee Mate container, Tim Holtz idea-ology botanical layers ephemera, American Crafts Memo Thickers, Carpe Diem Planner Washi Tape, Want2Scrap red and black flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this recycled/upcycled project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Fall Y’all mini album

Hi friends! Sorry I’ve been rather MIA over the past couple weeks – we’ve been moving back into a house from our fifth wheel. Hubby and I have been full-time RVers since March 2016 when we sold our house in Florida. We’ve lived in some cool places and have met some awesome people, and even bought a house a few years ago thinking maybe it was time to settle down. But nope, we weren’t ready for that so we sold the house and moved back into the fifth wheel to continue our adventure. We really love the little town we moved to last year so we decided to make it permanent. We’re selling the fifth wheel and hope this will be our last move. We’ve made some wonderful memories over the last 4-1/2 years!

Now on to some awesome news I have to share… one of my mini album projects is being featured today on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog! Needless to say, I’m super stoked to be a guest designer for SCT! But yep, this adorable Fall mini album was created with 12 envelopes I made with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board. You could also use pre-made envelopes if you want, but I thought handmade envelopes using double-sided papers would be fun! I made my envelopes 3″ x 4″ but there again, you could use any size you want and any number of envelopes you want depending upon the desired thickness.

There is so much to look at – we’ll start with a look around the outside and then go into a little more detail.

Besides the envelopes, I created notched pockets to use on the front and on various pages throughout the album, along with stitched oval and rectangle die cuts, punched acorns and die cut leaves to embellish the front and inside pages. The notched pockets hold little tags to use for journaling or photos. I tied small lengths of Baker’s Twine to the top of the tags.

I affixed charms to a couple of the pages, and adhered bamboo cord, twine and gold cord in the spine, and added charms for a little interest.

And one more peek… I just LOVE how this turned out! There’s plenty of room for journaling and adding photos. I can’t think of a better way to record those fun Fall memories!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog: Anything Beginning with M (mini album)
2. International Art & Soul: #93 – Autumn Colors
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #129 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2039 – Anything Goes
5. Try It On Tuesday: Autumn Colors
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #458/459 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla cardstock; CutCardStock Twine cardstock, Stampin’ Up Painted Autumn DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon and Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die; Cottage Cutz Leaf Mini, Maple Leaf Mini and Oak Leaf Mini dies; Stampin’ Up Scallop Tag Topper punch, Stampin’ Up Acorn Builder punch
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and Pocket Punch Board; American Crafts File Tab, Tim Holtz idea-ology Metallic Qutotations, Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon doily, Hemptique bamboo cord, Studios Blackbird twine, GKD gold cord; Baker’s Twine- brown, yellow and lime green; Ranger Distress Collage Medium, The Funkie Junkie Boutique metal charms, Wild Orchid Crafts leaf charms

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this envelope mini album! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Funky Birds Handbag

9/30/20 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!
9/30/20 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and I’m thrilled to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I’ve been playing with my purse die set again and this time created a gift bag featuring some very fun washi tape, bling and a large paper flower from Eyelet Outlet – just in time for a summer or beach wedding or an anniversary! How fun would it be to tuck a gift card or cash into this little purse?!

For the front and back of the purse base, I covered the cardstock with Funky Birds Washi Tape and die cut the pieces. I then cut all the rest of the purse pieces from tweed cardstock and the rings from gold foil cardstock, and assembled the handles. I assembled the purse base and added White Pearl Bling Strips across the washi tape seams on the front and back, then attached the handles and the other purse pieces. I attached the three Paper Flower layers with an Amber 6mm Jewel Brad w/Gold Edge and affixed the flower to the front of the purse.

Here’s a shot of the back of the purse. I’m so loving how this turned out! I think it’s time to admit that I’ve become a paper purse addict, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: September Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz Challenge: #517 – Anything Goes w/ optional Not A Square
5. Crafty Gals Corner: #210 – Summer Fun
6. Let’s Craft and Create: #163 – Anything Goes w/ optional Best Friends
7. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season (Summer)
8. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
9. Tuesday Throwdown: #465 – Anything Goes
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes
11. Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Funky Birds Washi Tape
Pearl Bling Strips- White
6mm Jewel Brads w/Gold Edge- Amber
Paper Flowers

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Canvas Corp Tweed cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, Yupo paper
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Everyday Purse die set
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Clock Shaker Box

8/22/20 Top 3 at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!
8/28/20 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
9/1/20 Top 3 Winner at Craft-Dee BowZ!
9/9/20 Top 3 at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges!
9/14/20 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open DT Monthly Challenge!

Happy Saturday eve, my friends! I’ve popped in this evening to share something I’m absolutely tickled about! I joined the Reneabouquets ‘Artists With An Edge’ Facebook group several weeks ago and have been ‘oohing and ahhing’ over all the beautiful projects being shared in the group! So I decided to join in and created a shaker box to enter in their August 2020 Moodboard Challenge! How gorgeous is this moodboard?! Green is my favorite color and I see some purple in the mix, so I went with a green and purple color combo!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I love shaker cards so I went one step further to make a stand-alone shaker box using Reneabouquets DIY chipboard kit, which is just the box. The possibilities for shaker filler are literally endless… mine consists of Reneabouquets beads, chunky glitter, microbeads, glitter glass and a chipboard gear.

I embellished the outside of the box with paper flowers and leaves, green bling, a green bow and a purple dragonfly. The small green flower, the small white flower and the large green flowers are from my stash. I inked the two large flowers (which started out white) with Tattered Angels Moss Glimmer Mist. I fashioned a triple loop bow from green seam binding in my stash.

Here are a couple close-ups:

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Washi Tape (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: J is for Jewels or Jewelry
4. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
5. Craft-Dee BowZ: August Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
6. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #142 – Anything Goes
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
9. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
10. The Creative Crafters: #31 – Anything Goes
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Reneabouquets Beautiful Box Clock Shaker Box Chipboard DIY Kit, Beautiful Beads Citrus Breeze Iridescent Pearls, Beautiful Beads Mermaids Tail Iridescent Pearls, Gawdie Girl Lime Green Chunky Glitter, Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter Glass, No Hole Dark Purple Glass Microbeads, Tuscan Vineyard Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flower Set, Beautiful Bits Gears Laser Cut Chipboard and Tiny Treasures Tranquil Glitter Glass Paper Dragonflies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flowers, Tattered Angels Moss Glimmer Mist, Darice small green gemstones, Really Reasonable Ribbon Moss seam binding, Zutter Bow-It-All v.2

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this gorgeous shaker box! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Christmas Pocket Card

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a great start of your week! I have a fun Christmas pocket card to share with you today. My inspiration came from my friend, Ginny, over at Polly’s Paper Studio. I watched her video HERE quite a while ago and made some notes, knowing that one day I would make one. Well, that day is here! Can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was!

There are tons of layers and lots of elements on this card! Ginny made tags, however, I made a little Holiday Memories Z-fold mini album to tuck into the pocket… a little extra gift for the recipient. ;)

The pocket features a die cut doily embellished with a Santa Bingo card, die cut holly sprigs, and an assortment of flowers, berries and sprays.

I adhered a holiday sentiment die cut on the inside.

Here are some shots of the Z-fold mini album. There are three panels on the front side and three on the back side. Each panel is layered and embellished with square or circle die cuts and/or holiday elements, leaving lots of room for photos and journaling.

And one more look… I’m so loving how this turned out! Thank you for the inspiration, Ginny! ;)

Sharing in these challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Washi Tape (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #142 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
7. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
8. NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff): #17 – Anything Goes (have had red flowers and berries in stash for several years)
9. Not Just Cards Challenges: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse brown box kraft cardstock, American Crafts Vanilla cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, The Paper Cut Crinkle Paper, Photo Play Holiday Cheer Collection Pack, Echo Park A Perfect Christmas Collection Pack
Stamps: Unity Stamps Santa Bingo rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz Antique Doily die, Creative Expressions Holly Sprays dies, Sizzix Holiday Words: Script die, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Ranger Rouge Liquid Pearls, assorted flowers and sprays from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig