Vintage Mailbox

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I’m posting my first DT inspiration project today for Simply Crafty SVGs and I can’t wait to show you what I made, lol! What an adorable cut file – a Vintage Mailbox that I created in one of my all-time favorite color combos of black, white and pink. So fun!

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I cut the mailbox base from black cardstock and all of the coordinating pieces in pink and white polkadot paper.

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I cut the decorative oval in the center in plain pink cardstock and embellished it with pink gemstones.

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I also cut the ‘MAIL’ label for the lid from plain pink cardstock. I adhered a paper flower from my stash as well as a velcro circle underneath to keep the lid closed.

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I took this project one step further and made a set of six note cards to tuck inside. ;)

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All the card bases are black with blank white inserts to write custom messages. I used pink polka dot paper on three of them and plain pink cardstock on the other three, and adhered tiny black heart die cuts (from my stash), all to coordinate with the mailbox. :)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pop of Pink DSP
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Vintage Mailbox cut file
Accessories:  Pink gemstones, paper flower from stash, velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will check out all the absolutely wonderful cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs! You’ll be so smitten, lol! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Simply Crafty SVGs DT!

Yay, we were announced today… the new design team for Simply Crafty SVGs! SO looking forward to crafting with this awesome team! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – if you own a die cutting machine that can cut SVG files, you’ll be in heaven! Fun files at amazing prices!

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Check out our new team HERE!

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

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Flower Sandal

** 8/13/17 Sweet Sprinkles Award Winner at Pile It On! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had an amazing week! Mine has been great – life is pretty darn good these days! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using three papers from the Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack – Orange Plaid, Hoot Hoot and Owls & Flowers. This is my last post for the Dare 2B Artzy design team and I thank these ladies for this amazing opportunity – I’ve had such a good time! I’ll be back as a guestie in a few months! ;)

Cindy, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, asked me to create a sandal for her to take to craft shows for display, and this adorable sandal is what I came up with. I created a flip flop template several years ago that I use to make the flip flops and other sandals in my paper shoe collection which you can find HERE if you’re interested in looking.  This sandal has a heel, however, and the others do not (template has no heel) but I will soon update my template to include the optional heel.

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I targeted a pink and red flower and cut out several of them to layer the different pieces. I added some clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the largest pink layer and several tiny silver seed beads (adhered with the Crystal Drops) to the center of the flower for a ‘jeweled’ effect.

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I have such a shoe fetish and sure wish I could make my own shoes! I’d have a gazillion pairs, lol! So pleased with how this turned out!

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Here’s one last shot… of the sole. :)

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Proud to enter this cute little sandal in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations: #346 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #92 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #279 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #62 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: #46 – Anything Goes
Pile It On: #132 – Primary Colors and/or Something Beginning with “S”
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #95 – Bon Voyage/Vacation (need sandals for vacay!)
Word Art Wednesday: #292/293 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Open Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘Bright’ project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Fired Brick cardstock
Accessories: Foamies foam, Morning Dew Crystal Drops, Pretty Pink Posh Silver shimmer Seed Beads

 

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Hello, crafty friends! Well, we are officially past the half-way mark of 2017. Like I keep saying, Christmas will be here before we know it, lol! I created a fun Perpetual Calendar for our Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colors challenge going on this month! I used the GOR-JUSS Diamond Bliss Paper and a sentiment from the Flip Flops stamp set stamped in Margarita Lime ink! LOVE these colors! Come on over and play with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice! ;)

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OMG, I had such a good time creating this! The Dare 2B Artzy double-sided 12 x 12 papers are amazing and of such good quality – just perfect for projects like this.

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I couldn’t decide which side of the paper I wanted to use for the cubes or the walls on the base, so I cut all the layering pieces and kept flipping them until I made up my mind. I love the sentiment – a reminder, every day, to take a moment to relax!

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Here’s one more shot of a different angle. These colors are just amazing, and perfect for our ‘bright colors’ challenge this month!

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I’m so tickled with how this turned out. The days and months keep rolling with these cubes and boxes… just like they do in real life! ;)

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I’d love to enter this perpetual calendar into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #61 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #166 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #49 – Summer Brights
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #8 – Dies and/or Punches
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Fun

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘bright colors’ project this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Diamond Bliss Paper
Stamps: Flip Flops stamp set
Ink: Margarita Lime ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Jelly Bean Green and In The Navy cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty Perpetual Calendar SVG cut file, Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Lil Inker Designs Notebook die
Accessories: Lime Green rhinestones

Boxed Set of Note Cards

** 5/7/17 Winner at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! And yep, you guessed it… I’m doing the happy dance just like I do every Friday, lol! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using Flowers for Mom stamp set, Paradise ink and Blissful Bloom paper.

I created a fun boxed set of 6 note cards. This is the second set of these I’ve created and I can’t tell you how much fun they are! My inspiration originally came from a tutorial I found for a set created on a smaller scale, however, I adjusted the measurements to accommodate regular A2 sized cards. I’m happy to share these instructions on my “Freebies” page (right sidebar). My version has a magnet closure under the flap and I also decorated the back of the box.

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I used both sides of this gorgeous double-sided paper along with the strip across the top. I always say that you should keep that strip on the top of all the Dare 2B Artzy papers because it coordinates perfectly and makes a great embellishment!

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I designed the ‘hello’ note cards to coordinate with the box, using both sides of the paper and the decorative strip. I added a stamped sentiment on a punched ticket ‘tab’ tucked under the strip along with some flat-back pearls.

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And here’s the back of the box. Loving how this turned out!

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Would love to enter this boxed set of note cards into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #178 – Use a Stamp for your Sentiment
Card Mania – #91 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Color Crazy Craft Challenge: Week 16 – Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can Challenges: #142 – One For The Girls
Crafty Calendar Challenge: April Showers and/or Spring
Crafty Gals Corner: #119 – Embellish It
Creative Inspirations: #273 – One For The Girls
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #153 – Spring
Happy Little Stampers: April Challenge – Anything Goes with Dies
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #39 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #56 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: April Challenge – Spring
QKR Stampede: #240 – Feathered Friends or Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting: April Challenge – Spring
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #171 – Easter and/or Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Stamp It Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 278/279 – Anything Goes

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD In The Navy cardstock, SU Whisper White cardstock
Dies/Punches: SU extra large oval punch, Marvy extra large scallop punch, SU Ticket Duo punch
Accessories: SU Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! You’re going to love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Easter Greetings gift bag

** 4/12/17 Top 3 at Word Art Wednesday! **
** 4/14/17 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday again! Hope you’ve had a great week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m happy to share my guest designer project for Easter – Anything But A Card Challenge! OMG, I had a b.l.a.s.t. creating this shabby chic Easter gift bag! It’s all ready for some yummy candy Easter eggs and chocolates! ;)

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I die cut the two pieces for the gift bag and put it together, then just started layering vintage images and elements.

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I inked all the elements with Antique Linen distress ink, and then splattered white paint and purple shimmer ink.

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Here are a few more photos taken at different angles. I love how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this fun little gift bag into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #345 – Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #245 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #365 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #117 – 3+ Layers
Creative Cottage Challenges: #85 – Dies and/or Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #152 – Easter
Dragonfly Journeys: #89 – How Egg-citing
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #345 – Buttons and/or Bows
Inky Chicks: #81 – Use Purple
Kitty Bee Designs: #92 – Easter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #55 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon: #388 – Egg-cellent
Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #1714 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #167 Anything Goes with optional Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #161 – Flowers
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog: #65 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenge: #87 – Easter
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Flowers and Foliage Challenge
The Crafty Addicts: #35 – Add A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #187 – Photo Inspiration

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection paper, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum scrap
Stamps: xxx
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen distress ink, Spectrum Noir Amethyst Shimmer marker, Sharpie white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die; Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Banner Triple punch and Blossom Bunch punch
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Lace Doily, Prairie Bird Boutique pink wrinkled ribbon scrap, Wild Orchid Craft paper flower

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift bag and will create an Easter project for our challenge this time – anything but a card! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Clutch Purse w/ Set of Note Cards

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post on this fine April Fool’s Day. The April House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Feathers and/or Colors! How’s this for an inspiration photo… gorgeous, or what?! :)

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I created a little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. I can’t tell you how much fun this was! My inspiration came from a YouTube video HERE. Pre-made 5″ x 3-1/2″ card bases and envelopes, slightly smaller than the standard A2 size, were used in the video. I always put my own spin on projects that inspire me. I cut my own card bases and made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board. I put glitter cardstock ‘trim’ on the flap which matches the strip on the cards.

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The double-sided paper, cardstock and ink are all from Stampin’ Up! I created a stamped and punched flower for the front, and tucked a piece of cheesecloth (dyed with diluted Color Wash to match the paper and cardstock) behind the flower. I put the magnets for the closure between the flap layers so they aren’t seen.

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The clutch opens up to reveal a set of four feathered note cards with envelopes. Love, love, love!

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This is a close-up of one of the note cards which are blank on the inside. I embellished the fronts with four tiny clear rhinestones and a strip of glitter cardstock that matches the paper and cardstock.

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Would love to enter this set into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #338 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (blue, blossom)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, SU Garden Green and Crushed Curry cardstock scraps, SU Subtles DSP stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels stack
Stamps: GKD Stamper’s Favorites stamp set
Ink: SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: SU Blossom Builder punch, SU 3/4″ Circle punch
Accessories: SU Rhinestones, cheesecloth, Denim Adirondack Color Wash (diluted), WRMK Envelope Punch Board

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! We’d love to see your feathers and/or colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Boxed Set of Thank You Cards

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week – I just love my Fridays! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m stoked to share a DT inspiration project using the gorgeous Flowers for Mom stamp set and coordinating Joyful Flower dies, along with Artzy Doodles Bright Pumpkin paper!

I created an awesome boxed set of six thank you cards, three each of two different CAS designs. My inspiration for this project came from a YouTube tutorial HERE. Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this! My version has a velcro closure under the flap, and I also decorated the back of the box. I used punches (extra large oval and extra large scallop) for the stamped sentiment. And I’m so sad that this grosgrain bow is my very last one. Sniff-sniff. And I don’t even remember where I got these but I sure have enjoyed them!

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Orange is not usually my first choice of colors but I sure was diggin’ this, lol! My whole mindset was ‘bright colors’ and orange just fit the bill this time. I’m in love with the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack! And yes, ALL of the Dare 2B Artzy papers have a patterned strip across the top which coordinates perfectly! This Bright Pumpkin layered on the white is just gorgeous against the slightly darker shade of orange cardstock used to create the box.

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The card bases I used are 3-1/2″ x 5″ with slightly larger envelopes, and were perfect for this project considering the size of the die cut flowers. I prepared the panels first – cut the white pieces and stamped the thank you sentiment on each using a stamp positioner. I then cut slightly larger layering pieces from black cardstock and adhered them to the card bases. I stamped each flower three times in Totally Black ink on white cardstock, then colored them all, doing each set of flowers in the same color schemes. Once all the coloring was done, I cut them all with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card bases. I finished them off with a few sparkly elements for some added interest.

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And here’s a shot of the back of the box. Love, love, love how this project turned out! I’ve already made another boxed set of standard A2 sized cards with a magnet closure on the box. I’ve adjusted the measurements of the box for that project and will share soon, so stay tuned! :D

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I’d love to enter this boxed set of cards into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #240 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: March Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #336 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #123 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #89 – Flowers
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #157 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #162 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #14 – Flowers
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #272/273 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, SU Whisper White cardstock, The Paper Cut black cardstock, GKD Tomato Soup cardstock
Ink: SN markers- JG1, JG7, LG4, CG3, DR2, OR3, CT4, TB8; Sharpie white paint pen
Dies/Punches: SU extra large oval punch, Marvy extra large scallop oval punch
Accessories: Orange grosgrain bow, Stampendous red Dot Sparklers

Dream Big Stationery Box

Hi everybody! I can’t even begin to tell you how stoked I am to be a new member of the Dare 2B Artzy design team! A dream come true! Awesome stamps, dies, ink and paper – I’m in my element! Today is my post day on the Dare 2B Artzy blog and I’m happy to share my first DT inspiration project using the Dream Big stamp set, Paradise and Margarita Lime inks, Botanical Breeze paper and Feather die.

I created a fun stationery box that holds a set of eight note cards. You know me… I love my fancy folds and 3-D projects, and this was an absolute blast to make! My inspiration once again came from Splitcoast Stampers (my favorite go-to place for inspiration) and you can find the tutorial HERE.

The box top features an embossed panel with a watercolored feather and some Crystal Drops. Yep, you can watercolor with these awesome inks!

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The top comes off and the front folds down to reveal a little ‘desk’ with a pen and pockets for goodies.

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I stamped on the desk and then clear embossed over the stamping using a stamp positioner.

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The note cards are in the large pocket and I’ve tucked gum and some neon yellow post-it notes in the smaller pockets. Love, love, love!

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My hubby had the idea of using tiny magnets on the slim panels on the back. Works great! I have him around for good reason, lol! ;)

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Here are shots of the note cards. Four have the stamped sentiment angled upward and four have the sentiment angled downward. They all have a watercolored feather die cut matching the one on the box lid as well as several Crystal Drops.

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I’d love to enter this fun project into the following challenges:
arbymiran Challenge: #77 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: February Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #121 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Goes with option Add a Sentiment
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #268/269 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: February Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all of the Dare 2B Artzy products – I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# cardstock, Stampin’ Up! thick Whisper White and Mint Macaron cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Ranger clear embossing powder, MISTI, Niji water brush, Apple Green Crystal Drops

Clutch Purse Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post, this time with a fun clutch purse gift card holder created for the new challenge over at Craft for the Craic! As you know, I’m a guestie for the next little while and it’s the 2nd Birthday/Anniversary of this sweet Irish challenge blog. The theme for February is “Something with Two on it” which could be the number two, two mediums, two colors, etc.

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What better way to say Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary than with a gift card… a gift card in a cute little clutch purse! I’m using double-sided paper featuring orange and green which covers the ‘two’ needed for the challenge theme. I fashioned the envelope out of matching paper and cardstock.

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When I found this clutch purse cut file in the Silhouette store, I knew I had to have it! I see lots of these in my future – great for any occasion! They are super easy and really pack a powerful punch! :)

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Happy to enter this gift card holder into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #121 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Goes with option Add a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #268/269 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: February Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: K & Co. double-sided paper, GKD Tomato Soup cardstock
Accessories: Silhouette cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up with us during February for the 2nd Birthday/Anniversary challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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