3-D projects · Papercraft

Painted Poppies Boxed Set

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good Hump Day! I’m excited 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!

I was provided Painted Poppies #1, Painted Poppies #2 and Painted Poppies #3 letter size digital papers to create with this month, and created a pretty boxed set of 12 thank you cards. A friend and former co-worker reached out to request a dozen thank you cards, and I had already had my eye on these papers so I knew exactly what I wanted to do. ;)

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Before I get into the details of my project, I have to share my latest light box visitor… Tigger! I was busy taking photos of the cards and before I knew it, Tigger jumped in and tried to get into that little card box. Oh yes he did, lol! Luckily I was able to get the box (and cards) out of the light box before he crushed it, and snapped a photo of him with his tongue out! Bahahaha, that’s our boy! ** I’ve updated this post with another pic of Tigger without his tongue out so you can see how handsome he really is! ;) **

Okay, let me get back on track here… I created a flip-top box that coordinates with the set of cards. I fussy cut a couple pieces of a poppy and made it dimensional with foam pads and added it to the left side of the lid over top of the gold mirror cardstock strip. All the card fronts are layered on brown bag kraft, so I layered the box lid panels on brown bag as well and I covered the inside of the box with the brown bag.

And here are shots of all the cards in pairs. These papers are literally breath-taking and I used almost all of them. A while back I found the perfect 60# Hammermill copy paper to print on which really ramps up these digital prints. ;)

And one more look at the closed box. The strip of gold mirror cardstock makes them look so elegant and I know my friend is going to love them as much as I do!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag Kraft, Ephemoire Painted Poppies #1, Painted Poppies #2 and Painted Poppies #3 letter size digital papers
Stamps: WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Dies/Punches: Taylored Expressions Thanks die
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

coffee & friends

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day… what the camel says, lol! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project with you, an awesome coffee card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Latte Box Card cut file. What a fun and super easy card to put together! I stamped a sentiment on the small layered panel on the front. And I love that Sandy threw in an envelope which I cut with matching paper I used on the cup for a coordinated look!

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Here’s a shot of the back of the cup which features a plain panel for writing a custom message and signature.

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And one more look, flattened and ready to pop into the envelope! I’m absolutely loving how this one turned out! Would be so easy to mass produce this to give several in different colors as a set! Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee cardstock; The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn paper stack
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Latte Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, 3M foam tape, 1/4″ Scor-Tape

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

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Floral Perpetual Calendar

Hi everyone! Welcome to 2020 – sure seems like it got here F-A-S-T! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my first project of the new year with you for LTSCB #129 – Anything Goes! I created a pretty floral perpetual calendar for my studio using the Sizzix Calendar Months die set and my Zutter Bind It All which I bought 5-6 years ago. It’s amazing what you find when you move, lol! It’s been so long since I used it, I had to use the instruction book!

This project was a lot of fun and I’m proud to say it’s my own design. Yep, out came the ruler with lots of measuring and a little planning! The calendar background is a beautiful floral paper with panels showing the days of the week, the months, the numeral date, and a graphic for that month’s holiday.

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I covered the back of the base with solid color cardstock.

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I created the days of the week on the computer because I don’t own any days of the week stamps or dies (insert sad face). The numbers (bottom right pic) were cut with dies in the Calendar Months die set.

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The names of the months were all cut with dies in the set as well. I love the different fonts – no two are alike! I wrapped twine around the bottom of the base and tied a pretty little bow with a pink Dot Sparkler in the center.

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The most fun part of this calendar are the holiday graphics. These were all in the die set too! The pic in the center is a side view of the calendar. It’s very sturdy and I’m sure will hold up for many years. I’m really loving how this turned out and can’t wait to start using it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Sweet Mango, White, Wild Lilac, Wild Orchid, Dark Chocolate, Bubblegum Pink and Tan Leather cardstock; American Crafts black cardstock; Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate cardstock; The Paper Studio cream cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love specialty DSP
Ink: Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, black Copic multiliner pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord; red, violet, turquoise, blue, green and pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Purse & Cards Gift Set

1/22/20 Winner at Creative Moments!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having an awesome day! 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!

I was provided Art Memories #1 and Art Memories #2 letter-sized digital papers to play with this month, and created a pretty purse gift bag filled with 20 cards. What a fun project – and a gift that keeps on giving, lol! Whoever receives this gift set will be able to re-use the gift bag once all the birthday cards have been used. ;)

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I used the blue damask type print for the purse, and added paper flowers, a pearl spray and some bamboo cord tied in a bow to the front. I used pearl brads attached to punched squares at the base of the handles.


There are five papers in each of the two collections so I created two cards with each paper. The birthday sentiment was computer-generated, punched with an oval punch and adhered to a fishtail strip.


Here’s one more look at the set… I’m very pleased with how this turned out! Now to decide who gets it… hmmmmm… ;)

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I’d love to enter this gift set into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #106 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #182 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #154 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow (not playing twist)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #120 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: December Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #23 – Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes with optional Christmas Holiday (not playing twist)
Tuesday Throwdown: #447 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #418/419 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Art Memories #1 and #2 letter-sized digital papers, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: GKD Birthday Greetings stamp set
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Leaf punch, EK Success 3/4″ square punch, My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Stampin’ Up Extra Large Oval punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Recollections pearl brads, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers and pearl sprays, Hemptique bamboo cord, MISTI, Gemini Junior die cutting machine

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Shabby Garden Boxed Set

1/6/20 Top 5 Winner at Papercraft Challenge!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good crafty day! 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!

I was provided Shabby Garden #1 and Shabby Garden #2 letter-sized digital papers to play with this month and created a pretty boxed set of 10 cards. The design on the box matches the design of the cards inside! ;)

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The design is the same on all cards which feature two coordinating prints diagonally cut, along with skinny glitter Washi Tape and a die cut sentiment on the front, and a stamped sentiment on the inside including ‘I Miss You’, ‘Just A Note’, ‘Just Hi’, ‘Sending You A Smile’ and ‘Thinking Of You.’

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And here’s one more look at the set… I really love how this turned out! So simple and yet so elegant, and I give all the credit to the gorgeous papers!

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Happy to enter this card set into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #104 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #181 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #118 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: November Anything  Goes
Papercraft Challenge: #24 – To Give As A Gift (Not Just A Card)
The Creative Crafters: #22 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Marco’s Pearl Metallic Venicelux cardstock, American Crafts caramel cardstock
Stamps: Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, skinny glitter Washi Tape,

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Christmas Memories mini album

Hello, crafty peeps! I hope you’re having a good day! I’m excited 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!

I was provided some pretty awesome vintage Christmas holiday background papers to play with this month and used all 20 letter-sized digital papers in Peppermint Stick #1, Peppermint Stick #2, Peppermint Stick #3 and Peppermint Stick #4 to create a sweet little mini album! OMG, talk about some prissy fun – and in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green! Swoon! ;)

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I printed all 20 papers on 60# copy paper, trimmed them and then paired what I wanted to use for backgrounds and for pockets on each page. I cut the scalloped album pages with my Scan N Cut and then bound them with my Zutter Bind It All. I picked out a variety of pink and green ribbons and cut several lengths from each to attach to the binding (and tags later on).

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I created a shaker element for the front with glitter inside. I typed the sentiment on the computer and cut it along with the acetate and frame with stitched circle dies, then attached a small bow.

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I created my own stitched square cut file that I used to cut the background layers with my Scan N Cut, and then cut three different pocket designs with my Scan N Cut. I embellished each pocket with Washi Tape.

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Finally, I cut simple tags from textured double-sided cardstock and added punched scallop detail at the bottom of each one. I adhered a plain square panel for journaling and/or photos, and attached some ribbon with my Tiny Attacher before tucking them into the pockets.

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Proud to enter this mini album into the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking: October Final Challenge – Holidays
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: October Challenge – Anything Goes with optional Stars
Craft-Dee BowZ: October Challenge – Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Catz: #479 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #179 – Anything Goes
DL.Art: October – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #116 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1942 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #368 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #21 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Peppermint Stick #1, Peppermint Stick #2, Peppermint Stick #3 and Peppermint Stick #4 letter-sized digital papers; Hammermill 60# copy paper, American Crafts White cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Paint
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Zutter Bind It All, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet; assorted regular and skinny Washi Tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gorgeously Green, Love Is In The Air and Sweetheart Collections; pink, white, green check, pink dot and green dot ribbon from stash, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor

gather together & give thanks

10/11/19 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges!
10/24/19 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hi everyone! We’re busting right through this year – so hard to believe it’s October already! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a fabulous pumpkin decor piece created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Luminary cut file. This is definitely one of my favorite cut files I’ve worked with yet! Super easy but so elegant!

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This project took four colors of cardstock and twine, and it was amazing watching it come together! The six strands of twine made a beautiful bow which was definitely an added touch!

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I went one step further and added a stamped tag, tucked down into the twine bow.

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Here’s a view of the back side of the pumpkin which is just as pretty as the front and sides, lol!

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And one final view from the top. I am so smitten with this pumpkin luminary!

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Proud to enter this beautiful decor piece into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #6 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #237 – Halloween/Fall + A Sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #294 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October – Autumn Colors/Halloween
Creative Inspirations: October Challenge – Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
Creative Moments: #178 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #115 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1940 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #249 – see challenge pic

Scrapping4fun Challenges: #150 – Vintage Autumn
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Fall/Autumn
The Corrosive Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: DCC 0219 – Circles
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #408/409 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts vanilla and coffee cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus and Faded Brick cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Painted Harvest stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Luminary cut file, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute 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