3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Be Silly wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Friday… doing the *happy dance*… Fridays are my most favorite day of the week! And today starts a new challenge over at Polkadoodles! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Wk 7 – Anything Goes! I created a fun ‘Be Silly’ wall hanging that’s hanging in my studio to remind me that I don’t have to be serious all the time! ;) This is my last post for Polkadoodles. I’ve made the difficult decision to step down because of too many obligations right now. I’d like to thank Jan and the gang for having me along for the past several months – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that even though all Polkadoodles challenges are ‘anything goes’, our design teams are challenged each week with a specific theme. This week it’s “Recycle” so I recycled the thick cardboard backing from a package of cardstock to use as the base for my wall hanging. All of the elements (image, papers, sentiment, bow and flowers) are from the amazing Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. Be sure to check it out… you will NOT be disappointed! :)

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I colored the fairy image with a new set of alcohol markers that I recently purchased (and still adding colors as they become available), and used dies from several of my favorite sets to cut a background panel, the focal image and the sentiment. I also used some fabric ribbon, flat back pearls and flower brads from my stash. This was so much fun putting together!

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I’d love to enter this adorable wall hanging into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #60 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #87 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: February Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #29 – Stitched / Real or Faux
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #374/375 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Recycled thick cardboard backing from a package of cardstock, Papers from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Stamps: Image, sentiment, bow and flowers from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Ink: Studio 71 B1, B2, BG13, E15, E17, R2, YR3; Spectrum Noir BT1; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamps die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die
Accessories:  Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, Shades of Pink Petaloo Brads, American Crafts Ribbon, Darice White Flat-Back Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this week! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

For You gift box

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a pretty gift box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Wide Gable Box cut file. This was an absolute joy to put together! I just love Sandy’s cut files – she does all the work… all you have to do is cut and put together!

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I used a nice heavy kraft cardstock, some pretty floral patterned paper, die cut alphabet letters (from a cut file that came standard on the Scan N Cut) colored with sparkle overlay marker, a couple butterflies and some Crystal Drops. Not a long list of supplies at all!

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Another couple shots showing the front and back. Love how this turned out – what an amazing gift box!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Wide Cable Box cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanical Ephemera, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wide gable gift box! 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 · Papercraft

thank you gift box

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2018 is now behind us! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #30 – January Anything Goes! I created a gorgeous napkin fold gift box for a good friend to express how lucky I am to have her in my life. She is a fellow crafter and someone who is always there for me.

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I fell madly in love with this gift box when I discovered it on one of my YouTube channel subscriptions HERE. Of course, I added my own twists to make it mine, and my friend has already received it so I’m not spoiling any surprises, lol! I used gorgeous Stampin’ Up paper and cardstock. I stamped and embossed a layered die cut that I placed on the top (and another one inside).

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Here’s a shot with the lid off the box so you can see the napkin fold detail inside.

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And it’s unfolding…

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Unfolding a little more…

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And completely unfolded to reveal another stamped, embossed and layered die cut in the bottom of the box. I tucked in a handmade bracelet to send to my friend. ;)

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And one final look… I’m so smitten with this! I can certainly see more of these in my future, lol!

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow ink; Versamark Dazzle
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month – we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Summer Skimmer Hat Box

** 12/15/18 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **
** 12/31/18 Spotlight Winner at A perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge! **

Hi everyone! In the midst of all the Christmas cards and projects, cool weather and snow, Christmas shows and songs on TV, and the wonderful smell of peppermint, I thought I’d throw in something totally different! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #29 – December Anything Goes! I created an adorable Summer Skimmer Hat Box! OMG… super cute and super fun to put together!

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I used the Skimmer Hat Box cut file from The Dreaming Tree to cut all the pieces and parts. Then the fun began… putting it together! I created the hat box base and decorated it, then created the flowers and attached them to the hat box base.

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Here’s a shot from the back…

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And here’s a shot with the top lifted off to reveal the box! How stinkin’ cute is this?!

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Happy to enter this fun hat box into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Too Cute
Crafty Creations: #379 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso; Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Dies/Punches: The Dreaming Tree Skimmer Hat Box cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable hat box and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

to a great friend

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Well, we’re just shy of six weeks until Christmas! I love the cool weather and the wonderful sights and sounds! Thanksgiving and Christmas are definitely my two favorite holidays! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an awesome little gift box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Craft Tote Bag cut file. I can’t tell you how much fun this was to put together!

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Other than the main box which used a larger sheet of cardstock, I used quite a few scraps which I’m always happy to do. I stamped a sentiment in black ink on the blank word frame that’s included in the file. Here are a few shots from different angles, showing the handle extended (yes, it goes up and down!), the fun little pieces of cardstock in one side pocket, and rolls of vinyl, glue and scissors in the the other side pocket!

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And one final shot with the lid open. OMG, squeal! I L-O-V-E this!

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Proud to enter this fun gift box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #80 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #57 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #378 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #143 – Anything Goes + Option of Sketch (no option)
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #38 – Use A Sentiment

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Colorbok purple cardstock; Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Dapper Denim, Rose Red and Temping Turquoise scraps; GKD Garden Tour patterned paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Simply Wonderful stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Craft Tote Bag cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampendous Violet Dot Sparklers, 3M Foam Tape, Velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll absolutely love what you see! 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 · Papercraft

Creepy Zombie Hand

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – we’re rapidly approaching the middle of October already, lol! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a fun Halloween treat box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Zombie Hand Treat Box cut file! Love, love, love this! Can’t wait to put some kind of fun treats in it… I think it would make a good addition to my desk at work! ;)

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Here’s a side shot showing the little box to put the treats in.

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This was a super fun cut file to work with – all the pieces layer so nicely! Makes a very realistic and creepy hand!

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And one final shot from above. Sure do love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Black Kaleida cardstock, GKD Grass Green and Prickly Pear cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Real Red cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Zombie Hand Treat Box cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun Creepy Zombie Hand! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs – I know you’ll love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Rustic Outhouse

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a very cool Rustic Outhouse created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Outhouse cut file. OMG, I had THE best time creating this! I dug out the rust paste and made the hardware on the door and the roof rusty! Gotta have some rust!

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I used a woodgrain background stamp on all the pieces beneath the trim. I have to say that Simply Crafty SVGs owner, Sandy, thought of everything when she created this cut file… even a toilet seat and toilet paper, lol!

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Here are shots from different angles. This is the first time I’ve played with the rust paste and I think I like it! :)

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And back to the front, showing all that glorious rust on the door hinges and handle, and some on the horseshoe above the door! Loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hardwood Background Stamp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Outhouse Cut File
Accessories:  Scan N Cut, Fiskars Large Stamp Positioner, Prima Red and Brown Rust Paste

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun little outhouse! What a fun piece of home decor! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs! And there are tons of FREE cut files if you just want to try them out! I promise you will have fun, fun, fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig