Crafters canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good day! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #39 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! This month the twist is an open technique so you can use whatever technique you want for your project but just tell us what it is in your blog post. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten really inky so I created a mixed media canvas for my studio!

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I absolutely love mixed media and don’t do nearly enough of it. This is an 8×8 stretched canvas that I covered with two coats of Gesso. I applied embossing paste over a ruler stencil, and once dry, I added pink, orange, purple and green shimmer sprays which were really vibrant so I spritzed them with water to tone them down a bit. When those inks were dry, I splattered the entire front of the canvas with slightly-watered-down Copic white opaque ink on a fan brush and then stamped with a vertical words stamp set pressed into the Copic white opaque ink, leaving all the stamps on the plastic sheet, which yielded some cool white blotchy (illegible) letters.

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I stamped, colored and fussy cut a pen, bottle of ink, bottle of glue, painter’s palette and brush, and tube of paint. I stamped sentiments in pink and green ink and die cut them – and discovered that those two inks aren’t waterproof… I somehow got a droplet of water on the sentiment stamped in green and was about to re-stamp it when I thought ‘nope, that just adds to the mess’ so I left it alone. I added a twine hanger constructed of three lengths of twine that I knotted every couple inches and attached with a screw on each side of the canvas.

I dug into my crafty stash and found several other items to compliment the stamped images and sentiments. Then the fun began… arranging everything on the canvas! I’m so loving how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Here are a couple more angled shots.

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White heavy base weight cardstock
Stamps: The Hedgehog Hollow Craft Together, Crafters Embellish and Vertical Words stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Tiki Hut Tan, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Polynesian Purple, Hot Aqua; Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Melon Mamba; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Party Pink, It’s Yellow, It’s Blue, Moss, It’s Orange; Copic white opaque ink, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex Gesso, The Hedgehog Hollow Ruler stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Canvas Corp Burlap Flower, buttons and tiny heart charm from stash; 7 Gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire, Stash Paque Create Ephemera, Old Scissors and Old Paint Brush Findings; Queen & Co. Baby Beads Toppings, Jute twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media canvas and will link up a project with us this month! Use any technique you want but just be sure to tell us what you did in your blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Bluebonnets Purse

6/27/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
6/30/20 2nd Prize Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
6/30/20 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’m super stoked to finally be able to share that I’m creating samples for Prickley Pear Stamps! I can’t even tell you how much fun I’ve been having playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I’ve created quite a few projects for an upcoming Hochanda show (yessss!) but have to wait until after the show next month to share, so in the meantime I’ll be sharing other samples that I created for the website. The project I’m sharing today is an adorable purse featuring the Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set which I paired with some pretty cardstock and a purse die set. How stinkin’ cute is this?!

I stamped the bluebonnets in black ink on white cardstock and then die cut all the purse pieces. I colored the flowers with alcohol markers and then assembled the purse. I added a large white flat-back pearl to the flap closure with Velcro on the under side. Super easy construction – with each one I’ve made, they’ve gotten easier to put together. I’ve made five so far and this is the first one I’ve blogged, lol! But stay tuned… you’ll be seeing the others soon! ;)

Here is a shot of the back and another shot from overhead. This little purse is big enough for chocolate or other candy, a gift card or cash!

And one more peek… I’m so happy with how this turned out! Another one to add to ‘My Paper Purses’ page!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #234 – Anything goes w/optional Blended Background (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: F is for Flora or Fauna
4. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #193 – Anything Goes
6. International Art & Soul: #86 – Blue As Main Color
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #134 – Anything Goes
8. Not Just Cards Challenges: June Anything Goes
9. Penny Black and More: June Challenge – Favorite Stamps (anything floral)
10. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #169 – Anything Goes
11. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
12. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #45 – Something Beginning with B (bluebonnets)
13. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Got The Blues
14. The Creative Crafters: #29 – Anything Goes
15. Tuesday Throwdown: #460 – Anything Goes
16. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #06-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 410, 425, 428, 403
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Everyday Purse die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice large white flat-back pearl

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! Like and follow 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! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Christmas Explosion Box

Hi everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s Huuump Daaay! 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 fun exploding box (a box with a box inside) created with the FREE Simply Crafty SVGs Square Explosion Box cut file. And yes, I did say free – Sandy has tons of freebies in her store, so if you’re new to electronic die cutting or if you’re just wanting to add some cool cut files to your arsenal, check out the store! This is sadly my last post for Simply Crafty SVGs and I want to thank Sandy and the rest of the gang for having me along for the past 2-1/2 years! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself and really appreciate Sandy’s generosity!

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I, too, went with a Christmas theme and used some awesome PhotoPlay papers. I had the tinsel wreath ornament in my stash so I cut off the ornament string and hot-glued it to the lid.

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Here’s a shot of the box opened up to reveal the small box in the center. Loving all these patterned papers!

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Here are two overhead shots…

And one more look… so happy with how this turned out! Now to wait for Christmas, lol! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #234 – Anything goes w/optional Blended Background (no twist)
2. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments: #193 – Anything Goes
4. Not Just Cards Challenges: June Anything Goes
5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2025 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, PhotoPlay Here Comes Santa Collection Kit
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Square Explosion Box cut file
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice Tinsel Wreath Ornament

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

Yum treat box

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! This is my last post for the Happy Little Stampers Die Team and I’d like to thank Kylie and the rest of the crew for having me along for the last year and a half! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!


I created a super cute pink and white polkadot treat box using the Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits. I cut three ‘yum’ sentiments from hot pink textured cardstock and adhered them on top of one another for a little dimension, and then added tiny dots with a white Gelly Roll pen. I used pink Silky Crush ribbon to tie the box closed.

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Here are a couple shots showing the back of the box. Reminds me of a little milk carton. So stinkin’ cute! ;)

Here’s one more look… I love how this turned out and it’ll look even cuter with some Jelly Belly jellybeans in it, lol! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Craft-Dee BowZ: June Challenge – Anything Goes w/ a Handmade Bow
2. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments: #192 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #133 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Colorbok Seeing Dots, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock
Ink: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits
Accessories:  Gemini Junior, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet, Really Reasonable Ribbon Pink Silky Crush Ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Memories Junk Journal

6/1/20 Winner AND Honorable Mention at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges!
6/4/20 Top Pick of the Week at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge!

Howdy, friends! Happy Friday – hope you are enjoying your down-slide to the weekend! I’ve popped in with a fun junk journal I finished yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Twisted Thursdays Challenge where the challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist. Our sponsor this month is Vectoria Designs and this time the twist is pearls and lace which goes so well with their ‘shabby chic’ line.

I had the Vectoria Designs Botanical Junk Journal Kit in my digital printable stash so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use it. I printed the cover and all the pages on 60# Hammermill copy paper which yields the best print quality. I trimmed all the pages and inked the edges with walnut stain ink prior to assembling the journal. I added Washi Tape and paper lace along the spine on the front and back, and then added gold flat-back pearls to the paper lace on the front along with filigree metal pieces on the two outside corners. I attached jute cord with bronze charms to the spine. I adhered a label from the kit to the front and spelled out the word ‘Memories’ in gold glitter alpha stickers, and then added a large paper flower that I ‘dirtied up’ with some antique linen distress ink. I added small pieces of the paper lace to a few of the inside pages to complete the journal.

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And here’s one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! There is plenty of room on every page for journaling and adding photos to capture those memories! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #252 Flowers + A Sentiment
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2021 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #167 – Animals and/or Flowers
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents kraft cardstock
Stamps: Vectoria Designs Botanical Junk Journal Kit digital printable
Ink: Ranger walnut stain and antique linen distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eight die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Canvas Corp jute cord, Canvas Corp paper lace, Darice gold glitter alpha stickers, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flower, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever; The Funkie Junkie Boutique corner filigree metal pieces, small metal key, and discover and camera charms; Flourish With A Bling gold flat-back pearls

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

Joy Mini Treat Box

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! 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, an adorable little treat box created with the free (yep, that’s what I said!) Simply Crafty SVGs Chocolate Squares Box cut file. OMGosh, is this cute or what?!

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This was truly an easy one to put together. That’s the wonderful thing about Sandy… she takes all the guesswork out of her files. Instructions are straight-forward and easy to understand – in the form of written instructions downloaded with the file or a YouTube video where you can follow along interactively.

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I cut the base from heavyweight kraft, the side panels from a pretty PhotoPlay red print and the handles from a holly print on the flip side of the red print. I tied a scrap of white and red hounds tooth ribbon through the handle with bamboo cord, and adhered a ‘joy’ sticker from the same PhotoPlay Collection Kit. The possibilities are endless with regard to colors, themes and occasions. I went with a Christmas theme here as Sandy did.

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One more peek… so loving this! This would be a super cute project to mass produce to take chocolate to co-workers!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: J is for Joy and K is for King (J for Joy)
Christmas Craft Creations: May Challenge – Use A Die Cut
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Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2021 – Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday: Cut It Out

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer Collection Kit
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Chocolate Squares Box cut file
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Really Reasonable Ribbon red/white hounds tooth ribbon scrap, Hemptique bamboo cord

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

Backpack Mini Album

Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s Memorial Day – please take a moment to remember what this day is really about… not just the start of summer, cooking out and chilling in the pool. Please take a moment to honor the men and women who died serving in the US Military. I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – a backpack mini album!

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We moved last year and when unpacking my studio, I ‘unearthed’ a mini album CD that I bought quite a while ago. I’ve had a lot of fun over the years creating projects from the tutorials on the CD, and this little backpack was one I particularly enjoyed. This is the second one I’ve made. The backpack base and flap, front pocket and inside pages were all cut from heavy kraft cardstock, and all the pieces were adhered with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I embellished the flap and created the front pocket from coordinating patterned paper, also adhered with Best Glue Ever. The front flap and little pocket both have small velcro circle closures. The little pocket on the front holds two journaling cards. The straps are made from brown twill ribbon.

There are eight pages on the inside embellished with more coordinating papers, also adhered with Best Glue Ever. It’s not part of the tutorial but I created two scored pieces of kraft cardstock to cover the twill ribbon knots on the inside of the album to give it a more finished look.

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And one more peek… I’m so smitten! Love how this turned out and I can’t wait to gift it!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #132 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Accessories:  Technique Junkies Mini Album Mania CD, brushed copper brads and black eyelets from stash, Crop-A-Dile, brown Totally Twill ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Velcro circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Vintage Floral Embellishments & ATCs

6/14/20 DT Favorite at World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge!

Howdy friends! I hope you’re having a Happy Friday! I’m super stoked to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. 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! This is my last post for the Ephemoire Dream Team and I thank Traci and the rest of the crew for having me along for the past 13 months. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself and it has been such an honor to design with Traci’s gorgeous printables!

I was provided the Heirloom Roses 1″ Circles Collage Sheet to play with this month which I paired with the Vintage Floral 2″ Circles Collage Sheet from my stash to create a couple different kinds of crafty embellishments… domes and buttons! How fun is that?!

For the domes, I printed the 1″ circle collage sheet on 60# Hammermill copy paper and punched out each one with a 1″ circle punch. I adhered a 1″ plain white cardstock circle on the back of each 1″ floral circle and then added a clear epoxy dome over the top of each to create pretty floral embellishments.

For the buttons, I printed the 2″ circle collage sheet on Grafix shrink film and punched out each circle with a 1-3/4″ circle punch. I punched two holes in the center of each 2″ circle with my Big Bite to create the button holes and heated them with my heat tool to shrink them.

I also created some more ATCs for my collection using the gorgeous Vintage Floral Art Cards printable along with the Word Stripz 1 Card and Craft Sentiments, all from my stash. I think I’ve mentioned that I have become an ATC addict, lol!

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I printed the floral art cards on Classic Linen Solar White cardstock and then cut them apart leaving a tiny bit of a white edge. I cut the ATC bases from 110# Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and ran a black marker around the edge of each. I cut eight one-word sentiments that I wanted to use from the sentiment sheet and ran a black marker around the edge of each of those as well. I adhered a sentiment to each floral panel and then a floral panel to each ATC base. Here are shots of each card:

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I’m totally loving how these embellishments and ATCs turned out! Can’t wait to use the domes and buttons on some projects, and the ATCs look absolutely amazing in my collector’s notebook! And you guessed it… I’m probably not going to trade any of these ATCs either, lol! ;)

Sharing just the ATCs in the following challenges:
ATC Around The World: #65 – Flowers
Let’s Craft and Create: #159 – Anything Goes w/ optional Ribbon, Lace, Twine (no twist)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #132 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Linen Solar White and Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Ephemoire Heirloom Roses 1″ Circles Collage Sheet, Vintage Floral 2″ Circles Collage Sheet, Vintage Floral Art Cards and Word Stripz 1 Card and Craft Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-3/4″ circle punches, Crop-A-Dile Big Bite
Accessories:  1″ epoxy domes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s projects! 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

Christmas Truck Treat Box

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start and you’re seeing some lovely Spring weather! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a sweet Christmas truck treat box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Red Truck Treat Box cut file. Can you say adorable?! This is so stinkin’ cute, I can’t even stand it! ;)

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This is another one of Sandy’s amazing cut files with super simple construction. There’s not a long list of supplies, either… just a few colors of cardstock and some good glue! I use ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever on all my projects.

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I drew some tree lines on both sides of the tree with a light gray Spectrum Noir alcohol marker. I LOVE how this turned out and can’t wait for Christmas! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Christmas Craft Creations: May Challenge – Use a Die Cut
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Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations: #493 – Let’s Roll – Things With Wheels (bikes, trucks, cars, scooters, campers, etc.)

Not Just Cards Challenges: May Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2019 – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: #420 – Oh The Places You’ll Go

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black, leaf, crimson and white cardstock; Marco’s Metallic Silver cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- IG3
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Red Truck Treat Box cut file
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

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

Metallic Gift Card Holders for CutCardStock DIY Wedding Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday and a big giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s DIY Wedding Blog Hop going on today and tomorrow – May 9th and 10th! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support!

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Come hop with us! There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs! Whaaaat?! The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, May 11th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page. To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (good for one entry into the giveaway) or upload a wedding-themed project (good for two entries into the giveaway). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a moment or three to share two gorgeous embossed metallic gift card holders I created featuring Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Curious Metallic Pale Aloe cardstock and Curious Metallic Pink Quartz cardstock! This is a super simple gift card holder design that can be made for literally ANY occasion… glam it up, as I’ve done, for a special occasion or party it up in fun colors and patterned papers for a birthday – and anything in between! I have had these handwritten instructions in my tutorial arsenal for many years and I believe credit should be given to Gina K with StampTV. 

I did some dry embossing with a gorgeous embossing folder on the outside panels, heat embossed the inside sentiment in gold and heat embossed the circle closure element in gold. These Curious Metallics do a FINE job of dry and heat embossing! 

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making these gift card holders. Cut 80# Classic Crest base at 4-1/4″ x 10″ and score at 3″, 4″ 5″ and 8″ on the long edge. Round the corners on the 2″ section (this is the front flap), then fold as shown.

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Cut Curious Metallic panels for the inside – two at 2-3/4″ x 4″, two at 3/4″ x 4″ and one at 1-3/4″ x 4″ – and adhere to base.

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Cut Curious Metallic panels for the outside – two at 2-3/4″ x 4″ and one at 1-3/4″ x 4″ – and dry emboss. Heat emboss the inside sentiment and then heat emboss the round element in gold and punch with a circle punch.

Adhere the embossed panels to the outside, adhere the circle element to the flap and apply a velcro circle for the closure. Apply a strong adhesive to the outside edge and sides of the narrow center section and pinch them together to bond. Don’t apply any adhesive to the center-most fold.

Flip the gift card holder over and trim 1/16″ off the center-most fold and then your gift card will slip into the opening. :)

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Sharing these gift card holders in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #190 – Anything Goes
Through The Purple Haze: #167 – Anything Goes w/optional Black and White

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Pale Aloe 111# cardstock
Curious Metallic Pink Quartz 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up For the New Two stamp set, Lil of the Valley For You Circular Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Crafter’s Companion Regency Swirls embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, 5/8″ Velcro circle

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And I have one more quick ‘bonus’ project to share using the Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock paired with the amazing Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock and Curious Metallic Violette cardstock which I absolutely LOVE together! The Curious Metallics are so awesome to work with and this color combo makes such an elegant wedding card! And this card is super simple – adhere a Gold Leaf cardstock die cut to the top of a Violette cardstock panel and embellish with a single iridescent gemstone for a little bling, and heat emboss a wedding sentiment in the lower right corner of the panel. Then embellish the inside panel with strips of leftover cardstock used on the front and stamp a wedding sentiment. And *poof* you have a gorgeous wedding card!

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Curious Metallic Violette 111# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Floral Phrases stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Darice iriedescent gemstone

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Okay then, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

CutCardstock Blog
Crystal Schneider
Melly Art
Larissa Pittman
Queen B Invites ‘N’ More
Betz Golden
Judy Markowitz
Penny Arnold
Janet Axtman
Leslie Turner   >>> you’re here! <<<
CutCardstock Blog … C’mon, you know you want to link up a wedding-themed project!

You should have arrived here from Janet Axtman‘s blog. I’m actually your final stop on the hop but the linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock Blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your wedding-themed project, good for two entries into the giveaway! ;)

I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the DIY Wedding projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my metallic gift card holders (and bonus wedding card) and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a wedding-themed project! 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 lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig