Beach Critter ATCs

Hi friends! I hope you have a fantastic day and continue staying safe! I’ve stopped in this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! These stamps and dies are so awesome to work with and I’m having a blast! I’m a confirmed ATC addict and love creating both cards and coins for my collection! I typically don’t trade them because I don’t want to let go of them, lol! I know… that’s totally wrong, isn’t it?! Bahahaha! Using the Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set along with the coordinating die set, I created a set of five artist trading cards and coins.

I cut the rectangular and circular bases and created the sky on each with a hand-cut cloud template, an ink blending brush and some distress ink. Then I dug into my scrap box and found some kraft cardstock scraps to use for the sand and some blue crinkle paper scraps to use for the water. It’s always a good feeling to use scraps and not have to cut into large pieces of cardstock and paper for small projects. I stamped, colored and die cut all five of the critters in the set, and adhered them to the ATC bases along with sentiments.

One more peek at the set… sure do love how these turned out and I already have them in my collector’s notebook! None of these are going anywhere, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
2. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
3. Cut It Up: #203 – Celebrate Summer with Color Palette
4. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
5. Try it on Tuesday: Create a Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, kraft cardstock scraps, blue crinkle paper scraps
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger tumbled glass distress ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 373, 374, 375, 427, 413, 415, 417, 479, 404, 466, 489, 389, 391, 393, 379, 441, 430; Posca white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters die set, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, ink blending brush, hand-cut cloud template

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome 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

Inspirational Coins (set of 3)

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our June ATC Challenge is Monochrome and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month! This is my last post for the Happy Little Stampers ATC team and I’d like to thank Kylie and the rest of the team for having me along for the last year and a half! I’ve had loads of fun creating so many ATCs which has definitely jump-started my addiction, lol!

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I created a set of three inspirational coins this month. We all need a little inspiration seeing with what’s going on in the world right now. Hopefully it won’t be long until we can all be back out there with our family and friends doing the things we love. I was a top pick in one of Lozzy’s challenges a while back and won some of her digital papers. I used one of the prints from her Mono collection for this project.

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I used the awesome Hero Arts To Seize or Not To Seize stamp set along with Hero Arts white embossing powder to create the sentiment strips for each of the coins. To finish them off, I affixed one medium and two small black gemstones to each one.

And one more look… I sure am happy with how these turned out! Nothing like a little inspiration to have a great day! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Blog Named Hero: May Challenge – Hugs from a distance
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
5. Let’s Craft and Create: #160 – Anything Goes w/optional Punch It (playing twist- circle punch)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, American Crafts black cardstock, Lozzy Mono digital papers
Stamps: Hero Arts To Seize or Not To Seize stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: 2-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! 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

Artist Inspiration Coins

5/17/20 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! 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 set of three gold embossed artist trading coins, in full color with amazing inspirational quotes!

If you’re interested in my stepped-out tutorial, see my post on the ScraPerfect Blog. I’ve been on an ATC ‘kick’ (adding to my collection) and decided to create this easy set of coins. Using a large background stamp, I arranged all three punched circles on my stamp positioner and prepped the surfaces with the Strap-N-Tap Perfect Crafting Pouch. I stamped them in Versamark and then heat embossed them in gold. I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth multiple times to clean stray embossing powder from my work surface. I colored the coins with bright fine-tip markers and then adhered each to a second punched circle with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I ran a gold paint pen around the edge of each coin to give them a nice finished look. I selected three gold metallic quotation stickers and adhered them to two layers of cardstock with Best Glue Ever, then added one to each coin. Here are close-ups of the coins:

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One more peek at the set… loving how these turned out, and yes, they are an amazing addition to my collection!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Weeks 571/2 – Anything Goes
ATC Around the World: #65 – Flowers
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #75 – May Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp
Ink: Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Polynesian Purple, Petal Pink, Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green, Hot Aqua, Blue Skies Blue; Gold Posca paint pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Tim Holtz idea-ology Quotations Metallic stickers

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

You color my world

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our May ATC Challenge is Rainbow and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a clean and simple ATC this month featuring seven different skinny Washi Tape prints in the seven rainbow colors, and a Paper Smooches sentiment.

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This couldn’t have been any more simple to make, and it sure packs a powerful punch!

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And here’s one more peek… sure loving this! And I probably won’t trade this one, lol!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #233 – Anything Goes w/optional Diamonds and Lace (no twist)
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet skinny Washi Tape; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Vintage Mugshot ATCs

Hiya, peeps! I hope you’re having a good 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 just acquired the Vintage Mugshots printables for my stash and I’m so in love with them! I laughed literally the entire time I was creating this massive set of ATCs for my collection! The offenses include larceny, indecent exposure, false pretenses and thief, lol! Hope none of these offenders are distant relatives! Bahahahaha!

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I printed the mugshots on 60# Hammermill copy paper, cut them apart and distressed the edges with walnut stain distress ink. I cut the cards from 100# kraft cardstock and distressed the edges with the walnut stain distress ink before adhering the mugshots to them. No embellishments. Super easy. Here are shots of each card:

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Aren’t these an absolute hoot?! I’m so happy with how they turned out and they look amazing in my ATC notebook! I don’t think I’ll trade any of these, lol!

I’d love to enter these ATCs into the following challenges:
Creative Moments: #189 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #118 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #130 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box 100# kraft cardstock
Stamps: Ephemoire Vintage Mugshots printables
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

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

 

Merry Christmas

Hello, my friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our April ATC Challenge is Make Your Own Background and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a diagonal stripe background using red and green glitter Washi Tape and gold Skinny Washi Tape. Super easy. No measuring – just free-hand.

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I adhered a gold glitter ‘merry’ die cut layered onto a white one, then added the stamped ‘Christmas’ sentiment and a green tree brad to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one more look… super happy with how this one turned out! Very festive! ;)

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional Geometric Papers
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week #566/7 – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (old Washi Tape, stamp/die set and tree embellishment)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #248 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes or Snow Buddies
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #484 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafting Happiness Challenges: #43 – Anything Goes w/optional Easter
Crafty Catz: #500 – Anything Goes w/optional One For The Girls
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #158 – Anything Goes w/optional Through a Window
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #129 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock
Stamps/Dies: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Peachy Cheap green and red glitter Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas gold glitter Skinny Washi Tape, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Christmas tree brad from stash, Faber-Castell Magenta pitt pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! Feel free to create either a card or a coin… or both (wink-wink)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Artist Trading Coins

Hi friends! I hope you all are well and staying safe. I’m delighted to be back on the blog over at The Project Bin and have popped in to share a few more ATCs. I’m an admitted ATC addict and I’m steadily adding to my collection! I love playing with The Project Bin stamps, and used round stamps from Born Yesterday, Haunt It and Summer Fun stamp sets. I added a little clear star shimmer to each. 

The birthday sentiment is from the Born Yesterday stamp set, stamped in rosy pink ink.

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The witchy sentiment is from the Haunt It stamp set, stamped in orange ink.

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The vitamin sea sentiment is from the Summer Fun stamp set, stamped in aqua ink.

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One more peek at the set… loving how these turned out! I belong to a couple ATC trading groups but I’m finding more and more that I don’t want to part with any of them, lol!

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I’d love to enter this set of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #248 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Through The Purple Haze: #166 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Haunt It, Born Yesterday and Summer Fun stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re having a good day! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Definitions ATCs

4/19/20 Top 3 at International Art & Soul!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m happy to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome set of ATCs! I have become an ATC addict and absolutely love creating (and collecting) cards and coins, so I thought a set of coins using all the cool definitions in the Defined stamp set was only fitting!

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I love color – the brighter the better, lol! I inked each coin with three distress inks, splattered them with water in the distress sprayer, and stamped the definitions in black ink. I ran a black marker around the edge of each coin for a finished look and added three small gemstones to each to finish them off. 

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One more look at all of them… LOVE how they turned out! Swoon! ;)

I’d love to enter this set of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- faith: worn lipstick, abandoned coral, candied apple; special: rusty hinge, barn door, fired brick; cake: wild honey, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin; reality: mustard seed, fossilized amber, picked raspberry; baby: twisted citron, cracked pistachio, salty ocean; sick: broken china, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon; dad: stormy sky, chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch; mom: tattered rose, victorian velvet, aged mahogany; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ink blending brushes, Waffle Flower Media Mat, Tim Holtz idea-ology distress sprayer, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice small gemstones in assorted colors

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Paris, Whimsical Heart & Sewing ATCs

Hello, my crafty friends! 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!

This week I finally got around to organizing all the ATCs I’ve been making over the past year and a half (while on an ATC design team) into an album and realized that I might have a slight addiction, lol! I’d love to add a few more to my collection, so I decided to make a variety of both cards and coins for my Ephemoire inspiration project this month. I dug into my personal journal kit stash and printed various papers and accessories from Lavande et Peridot Journal Kit, Whimsical Heart Journal Kit and Vintage Sewing Journal Kit to create these 12 ATCs.

I created these Paris coins with papers and elements from the Lavande et Peridot Journal Kit and embellished them with a gold Posca paint pen. I added some shimmer to the dragonfly with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.

I used elements from the Lavande et Peridot Journal Kit to create these Paris cards, and distressed them with walnut stain distress ink- going from light to medium to heavy distressing.

These Whimsical Heart cards were created with papers and elements from the Whimsical Heart Journal Kit. I distressed these with black soot distress ink and attached the tickets with tiny staples.

The final set of Sewing cards and coin were created with papers and elements from the Vintage Sewing Journal Kit. I collaged these with various sewing elements, and distressed them with black soot distress ink.

One more look at the sets… the papers and elements in these journal kits were so much fun to work with, and it’s always cool to think ‘outside the box’ and create something totally different than the intended use! I see lots and lots more ATCs in my future to add to my collection – they are fun to keep in an album and fun to trade! However, I warn you… I’m not willing to part with a few of them, lol! ;)

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I’d love to enter these ATCs into the following challenges:
The Creative Crafters: #26 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Ephemoire digital products- Lavande et Peridot Journal Kit, Whimsical Heart Journal Kit and Vintage Sewing Journal Kit
Ink: Ranger walnut stain and black soot distress ink, gold Posca paint pen, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Tonic corner punch, 1/16″ hole punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Idea-ology 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