Happy Birthday gift bag

Hi friends, Happy Monday! Sure seems like Mondays are rolling around mighty fast these days, then in the blink of an eye, it’s Friday! I need more hours in a day, lol! How about you?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have an adorable birthday gift bag to share this morning that I’m entering into The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge where the themes to choose from are Birthday, Get Well, Christmas and Anything Goes! I actually created this (using a SNC Canvas cut file) for an earlier challenge and missed uploading it, so I waited for the Birthday theme to roll around again, and here we are! ;)

I cut the pieces for the dress from Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral cardstock and Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, and the sentiment panels from Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, then assembled it. I stamped the Brutus Monroe sentiment and little hearts in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Catherine Pooler Mandarin Spice ink, and then added some orange gemstones. I added some tiny magnets for closure to complete the project.

Here’s a view from the back.

And here’s a peek of the inside. So adorable! This was an easy one and could be used for lots of different occasions!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Catherine Pooler Mandarin Spice ink
Dies/Punches: SNC Canvas Dress Gift Box cut file
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Brutus Monroe Mini Disc Magnets, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium, Darice orange gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Girly Birthday – 29 Again!

Hello again, everybody! I’ve popped back in once more today to share a project for The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge! I’ve been intermittently playing with my Scan N Cut over the past several weeks creating some pretty fun projects! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I mentioned in my last post that we’ve been busy this week and I’ve had a rough time remembering what day it is, and actually created this handbag gift box for the last Festive Fridays Challenge (Special Birthday theme) which I thought had already ended, lol! So a new challenge really did actually start today and the themes to choose from this time are Christmas, Wedding, Girly Birthday, Anniversary or Father’s Day, and this super adorable gift box fits the Girly Birthday theme!

I cut the gift box base and handle from American Crafts Taffy cardstock, and panels for the top and front flap from Colorbok Seeing Dots (pink) cardstock. I stamped that massively fun sentiment on a scrap of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock in pink ink, cut it with a stitched oval die and adhered it to the front of the gift box. The final touch was adding a double row of clear jewel bling strips around the front flap.

Here are a couple more angled shots.

And one more look at the gift box opened up. This was so much fun and I totally enjoyed creating it! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Taffy cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Sassy Birthday stamp set
Ink: Memento Rose Bud ink
Dies/Punches: Brother CanvasWorkspace Handbag Gift Box cut file, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Clear Jewel Bling Strips

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

‘Enjoy the little things’ matchbook

5/8/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
5/15/21 Top 5 at QKR Stampede!

Hi everybody! Hope you’re having a great day! We’ve had medical appointments yesterday and today, out of town both days, so I finally have a spare few minutes this evening to post my newest matchbook! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I believe I mentioned how addictive these little matchbooks are, lol! They are so fun! I’ve mailed the first two out and have someone in mind for this one so thought I might better get my post done. And I didn’t forget to include the itty bitty envelope with this one! ;)

I cut the base from CutCardStock Basis Gray cardstock and used Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock for the window trim on both sides. I used coordinating patterned papers from Polly’s Paper Studio for the wallpaper and rug. I stamped all the elements on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. There’s even a mirror on the wall above the fireplace that has a silver foil cardstock ‘mirror.’

Here are shots going around the outside.

And one more peek… these matchbooks are so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! I have one more to play with, the Kitchen Set, so stay tuned! I’ve only seen four sets and I bought all four, so if Bonnie Krebs designs any more of them for Ai, I’ll definitely add them to my collection! She’s one talented gal!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2118 – Anything Goes
6. QKR Stampede: #419 – Anything Goes
7. The Crafter’s Cafe: #265 – Anything Goes
8. Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Gray cardstock, Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock, Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper
Stamps: Art Impressions Matchbook Den Set stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 393, 374, 387, 491, 499, 497, 485, 465, 379, 417, 431, 405; Posca White Paint pen, Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Matchbook Template Die, Matchbook Den Set dies, and Envelope die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big shot

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

‘Cut out to be friends’ matchbook

Hi everybody! I hope you are having a fantastic week! Man, they are flying by! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with another fun little matchbook – I used the Craft Room set this time! So fun! When I finished the 20 commissioned Mother’s Day cards (I still have several to share, by the way), I moved on to nine samples for Prickley Pear Stamps which I finished yesterday and photographed with my new Canon Rebel T7. You’ll see those a little later on. I’ve had the Canon for a little over a week and finally got brave enough to try it out… and wow, talk about A LOT for this old brain to comprehend!

This matchbook was probably the last project destined to be photographed with the old DSLR camera that I was totally comfortable with and knew like the back of my hand. I’m sad it has to be replaced but life goes on. I’m actually looking forward to making a few changes going forward – I’m still using the tripod but have discontinued the lightbox. I typically shoot four pics of each card and I’m cutting down to three. And I’m considering cutting down the narratives on my projects as well, with the goal of shorter posts since I seem to have less time these days. I work way ahead so you’ll still be seeing some longer posts with more photos that have been scheduled for a while. Okay, back to the matchbook!

I cut the base from CutCardStock Basis Aqua cardstock and used CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock for the window trim on both sides and the rug. I stamped all the elements on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies.

Here are shots going around the outside and a shot of the itty bitty envelope. ;)

And one more look… I can’t get over the detail on these – loving the die cut machine on the cabinet and the paper cutter on the bottom shelf, lol! On to the Den Set next, so stay tuned! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Addicted To Stamps and More: #404 – Any Occasion (Friendship/Just Because)
2. Crafty Catz: #549 – Anything Goes (no twist)
3. Digi’s Digi Challenges: Hand Colored Image
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2117 – Anything Goes
5. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #495 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Aqua cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstockNeenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Art Impressions Matchbook Craft Room Set stamps and Wall Accessories stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Teal Zeal ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 465, 360, 363, 369, 485, 487, 489, 497, 408, 409, 379, 431, 417, 405; Posca white paint pen, Pentel Slicci Silver pen
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Matchbook Template Die, Craft Room Set dies, Wall Accessories dies, and Envelope Die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue,

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this little craft room matchbook! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Traveler’s Notebook

Hi everybody! Oh, Happy Day! I hope you’re having a good one! I’m back this morning with another fun post… my first Traveler’s Notebook! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun I had with this! I’ve been seeing these notebooks in various forms around the web for a good while now so I decided to try my hand at making one. I’ve actually had the notebook and inserts with tags done for a couple months, and finally added die cuts for photos and journaling yesterday, so now it’s complete and ready to mail. ;)

Here’s a huge shout-out to Doodlebug Design for making the most awesome 6×6 patterned paper EVER – all of the patterned papers are from various Rainbow Petite Prints paper pads plus another one of theirs that I’ve had in my stash for many years. I used Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for all 13 of the white tags slid into the pockets. There is a pocket inside the front cover, and there are three tri-fold inserts that each contain four pockets each with white tags and little doo-dad pulls at the top of each one. And here’s another huge shout-out to STAMPlorations for making some pretty awesome dies in their CUTplorations line that I used for die cuts on a number of the pages for photos and journaling. I used a Cottage Cutz die to create some double-stitched oval die cuts on a few of the pages as well (these are some more of my favorites). The cover is laminated and has an elastic cord to hold it closed. This was definitely a labor of love and I have plans to make a few more.

This was a booger to photograph… what with the problems I’m having with my old camera, the slick laminated cover sliding around (and casting a shine), and pages that would not open completely without holding them… so I did the best I could, lol!

And last but not least, here’s a flip-through. ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #4 – Anything Goes w/ optional In The Garden
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #86 – April Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #156 – Anything Goes
6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #494 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #418 – Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #55 – Lots of Layers
9. The Creative Crafters: #39 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #04 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints, Dot-Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints, Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints and Nifty Notions 6×6 paper pads; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Digital floral freebies from Katelyn
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Pocket Traveler’s Notebook Bigz die, Sizzix Traveler’s Notebook Inserts Thinlits, CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies, CUTplorations Pierced Curly Frames/Dies Nesting Dies, CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting Dies, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals dies
Accessories: Big Shot, Scotch laminator, Scotch thermal laminating pouch, E6000 adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this Traveler’s Notebook as much as I enjoyed making it! It was a blast! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

‘Make a little wish’ matchbook

5/2/21 Top 5 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hi friends! Hope your week is starting off great! Mine started with a doctor appointment… new insurance January 1st means a new primary care provider and I only put it off four months, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this evening with a fun birthday matchbook I created for a birthday coming up soon. Squeal – I’m HOOKED on matchbooks! OMG, they are so tiny and so stinkin’ fun!

I cut the base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and used a primarily-purple color scheme, with purple polka-dot paper on the base, and I cut the window frame, rug and sentiment panel from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. This was the first one I made and I learned a few tricks along the way for the next ones, lol!

I stamped all the elements on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. So sorry about these close-ups. My camera is on it’s way out. It’s eight years old and doesn’t seem to hold settings anymore. Macro and super macro are blurry, no white balance (which is a nightmare in the light box), it literally gobbles up batteries in two or three uses so I have to keep it hardwired all the time, it no longer reads SanDisks so I have to connect it directly to the laptop with a USB cable to upload my pics… I could go on and on. I guess after eight years I’ve gotten my money’s worth. So my new Canon Rebel T7 shipped out today and I will hopefully have it in a few days. I can’t wait… :P

Here are shots going around the outside of the matchbook and with the little envelope. ;)

And one more peek… I can’t stand it! I’ve been looking at these sets for the past few months and finally gave in! So stayed tuned for a few more, lol! I treated myself to the birthday, den, kitchen and craft room sets! “Warning: Matchbooks are addictive!” ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #144 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #156 – Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #55 – Lots of Layers
6. The Creative Crafters: #39 – Anything Goes
7. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Birthday
8. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #04 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper
Stamps: Art Impressions Matchbook Birthday Set stamps and Wall Accessories stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 433, 439, 441, 443, 461, 465, 375, 379, 454, 428, 405, 497; Hero Arts Unicorn ink, American Crafts Gold Metallic marker
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Matchbook Template Die, Birthday Set dies, Wall Accessories dies, and Envelope Die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Gold Glitz and Glam Weekender Handbag

4/30/21 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring some gorgeous Glitter cardstock 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 pretty weekender handbag (for my ongoing Paper Purse series) using CCS Gold Glitter cardstock that I paired with Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock – which will hold a gift card, cash, chocolates or maybe some jewelry! And dig this… this handbag has a matching set of sunglasses, also made from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, that I paired with Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock! I’m so smitten with this ‘glitterlicious’ set I can hardly stand it!

As soon as I found out about this weekender handbag die set, I had to have it! Not to mention the sunglasses die set… I had to have that set too, lol! Both die sets have coordinating stamp sets but I couldn’t work either one of those into this project… but will definitely use them in the foreseeable future, so stay tuned! I cut the purse body pieces from Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl cardstock, and the purse accent pieces and sunglasses pieces from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock. I cut the sunglasses lenses and another set of sunglasses pieces from Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock for added stability. I assembled the sunglasses first because they are so stinkin’ cute! I adhered the gold glitter cardstock pieces to the brown cardstock pieces, sandwiching the lenses between the open eye pieces. I did this just to make the sunglasses a little sturdier. I then assembled the purse with the gold glitter accents. I added half of a Velcro circle as the closure under the center flap, and ivory enamel dots to the accent pieces just above the rings. Here are angled and full frontals and a back shot.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I have already made some other weekender handbags using bright patterned papers and they turned out just as adorable as this one did! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #4 – Anything Goes / Make It Elegant
3. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #86 – April Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: April Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Neenah Classic Linen Gold Pearl 84# cardstock
Pop-Tone Hot Fudge 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Weekender Handbag Dies and Bright Eyes Dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, 5/8″ Velcro circle, Eyelet Outlet Ivory 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

Christmas Memories Accordion Album

Howdy, peeps! I hope you have an awesome April Fools Day today! Our April challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #48 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you. Our twist this month is ‘no stamping’ and the twist is not required to play! I created a fun Christmas Memories accordion album which has no stamping and is decorated entirely with PhotoPlay elements and die cuts. I love creating mini albums and since Christmas is on it’s way again, I thought it would be fun to create one with a Christmas theme! Yep, I’m always in Christmas mode even if it is only April, lol!

I created a 4-1/2″ square accordion album base from vanilla cardstock with eight pages. I cut eight panels from Christmas patterned paper which I layered on slightly larger green cardstock panels and adhered one to each page. I die cut squares and circles from the vanilla cardstock and adhered them to several of the pages. I decorated the front, back, the inside panels and belly band with PhotoPlay Christmas elements.

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

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Vanilla cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer Collection Pack
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! We always love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects – and we absolutely love it when you play the twist, but just remember, the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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