ATC · Papercraft

Under the Sea

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our September ATC Challenge is Ocean/Sea and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I created an ATC base with thick white cardstock, punched the corners with a ticket corner punch, and spritzed just a hint of blue india ink and Perfect Pearls in a mister onto a sea waves stencil.

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While the background was drying, I stamped all the images, colored them, and die cut them. I stamped the sentiment and arranged my underwater scene. ;)

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One more look… I absolutely love how this turned out! What an adorable scene!

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
Country View Challenges: September – Under The Sea
Crafty Animals: #30 – Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Studios: #20 – Birds and Beasts

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp set, Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages stamp set
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin Blue India Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow and Calypso Coral ink; Studio 71 alcohol markers- BG3, BG10, YR4, Y9, Y12, R4, B4, E15, E16, YG7, N2 N6; Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses die set, Tonic ticket corner punch
Accessories:  Hero Arts Mermaid Sea Waves Stencil, Perfect Pearls, clear Wink of Stella

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC

kindred spirits

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

I created an ATC for a BFF – a best friend I’ve known for about 45 years. Yes, we go waaaaay back, lol! In keeping with the challenge theme, I used a very cool clock stamp for the background and then heat embossed it.

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I dug through my October Afternoon stash of ephemera and stickers, and found several pieces to embellish the front of the ATC.

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And one last look… I’m loving how this turned out. Hope she likes it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock
Stamps: Papermania Beautiful – Time Pieces stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, October Afternoon Sidewalks Miscellany Bag and Thrift Shop Word Stickers, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, tiny red rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

Noteworthy

Hi everyone! Hope you had 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 July ATC Challenge is Floral and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a card rather than a coin this month, and my card features an inlaid floral die cut which is super easy to do. You simply die cut the main background, then die cut again using colored cardstock and insert the colored cardstock piece(s) into the negative space on the background.

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I used 120# kraft cardstock for the ATC. I cut the branch from Garden Green cardstock and used red, pink and yellow DCWV  Washi Foil for the flowers. I completed the ATC with small clear rhinestones in the centers of the flowers and a sentiment sticker from Tim Holtz Metallic Quotations stickers.

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I’m really loving how this turned out and I hope to trade it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Basics
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Blushing Flower Branch die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Quotations stickers, Darice clear rhinestones, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! 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 Christmas and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I’m really diggin’ creating ATCs and I’m SO happy to be on this design team! I belong to a couple ATC trading groups and have gotten a couple very awesome coins from a gal in the UK!

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I used 120# kraft cardstock for my ATC base and I rounded the corners on this one. I adhered two KaiserCraft Letters to Santa papers together to create the background, cut the panel to size, rounded the corners and inked the edges. I stamped some text on the plain side of the background panel and added some skinny gold glitter Washi Tape to distinguish the two sides.

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I created a couple of tags, inked the edges and connected them at the top with some green bamboo cord. I added a file tab decorated with some black/gold skinny Washi Tape to the left side of the top tag and a faux wax stamp (paper coated with Glossy Accents). I colored a tiny doily with a green alcohol marker and tucked it under the right side of the embellished tags. Super easy and fun – and I love how it turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accent 120# Kraft cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters to Santa 6-1/2″ paper pad
Stamps: Blockheads Paper Arts Backgrounds for All Occasions stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Studio 71 alcohol marker- YG7
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, American Crafts file tab, Momenta mini doily, green Hemptique bamboo cord, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

hello my friend

Hi everyone! The weekends sure do fly by – I hope you had a good one! 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 Hello and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I created a coin this month, using a Fiskars 2-1/2″ round punch and two layers of thick Whisper White cardstock to create the coin base. I adhered two pieces of pretty coordinating patterned paper together and punched a circle to create the background.

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I used my favorite ‘hello’ die and cut two thick cardstock layers (which I adhered together) along with one layer from a third piece of the coordinating patterned papers that I adhered on top.

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I stamped the sentiment across the bottom in black ink and embossed it in clear embossing powder, and then adhered the layered die cut at an angle just above it. I added some gold sequins to complete the coin. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Moonlight DSP stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hello stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Sweet Stamps black embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

I Love You

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! 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 March ATC Challenge is Hearts and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!


I created my first-ever coin and I’m loving the coin paired with the Hearts theme this month! I used two coordinating patterned papers, a couple die cuts and some tiny punched hearts.

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I colored the dots on the top portion of the coin with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I thought some shimmer would give this coin a little interest. I stamped ‘I Love You’ over the top of the stamped and die cut string of hearts, and then added a die cut arrow and a few tiny punched hearts.

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One final look… I’m really loving how this turned out. Not bad for a first attempt, eh?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White, Stampin’ Up 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper, DCWV Shimmer Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Strawberry Slush ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Love Notes thinlits dies, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch (tiny hearts)
Accessories: Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

 

 

ATC · Papercraft

with brave wings she flies

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good weekend! 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 February ATC Challenge is Stencils and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created my ATC for this challenge from Chalkboard cardstock. I’ve had this in my stash for a couple years, actually, and this is only the second time I’ve used it. Don’t ask me why… it’s a pretty fun product, especially with chalk markers!

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I pounced white dye ink through the butterfly and ink splotch portion of the stencil and then spritzed Glimmer Mist over it to give it some gorgeous shimmery color. I applied dimensional paste with a spatula over two other areas of the stencil and let that dry.

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I created the sentiment on the computer, hand-cut the words and adhered them to the left side of the ATC, then outlined them with a purple chalk marker. The finishing touch were pink and yellow dots created with chalk markers. I sprayed a matte fixative over the entire ATC so nothing would rub off.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Darice All Chalked Up cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Marker; Sweet Stamps White Dye Ink; Bistro Chalk Markers- Purple, Pink and Orange, Tattered Angels Dragonfly Glimmer Mist
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil, DecoArt Dimensional Effects, Krylon Matte Fixative

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig