ATC · Papercraft

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 January 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

ATC · Papercraft

Artist Trading Coins

Hi friends! I hope you all are well and staying safe. I’ve popped in today with a few more ATCs. I’m an admitted ATC addict and I’m steadily adding to my collection! I’m playing with The Project Bin stamps again, 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

ATC · mixed media · Papercraft

Definitions ATCs

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

ATC · Papercraft

I Love Mew!

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 January ATC Challenge is Critters and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I used my first-ever Vera Lane Studios digital image for this retro-looking ATC and I’m so smitten! My friend Carole created several projects with Vera Lane Studio cats during the Cat Lovers Hop back in October, and I just had to have some! So I bought Cat Life and Fat Cats! More to come, so stay tuned, lol!

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I created a background using strips of cardstock alternating with strips of skinny Washi Tape. The cat is one from the Vera Lane Studios Cat Life collection that I fussy cut and ran a Tuxedo Black marker around the edge prior to adhering it to the background. The sentiment stamp was a freebie from The Cat’s Pajamas that was enclosed in my prize order from them a couple months ago. I finished the ATC off by adding dots of Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops.

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Here’s one more look… loads of color and texture going on here! Love, love, love! ;)

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #36 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
ATC Around The World: #63 – Everything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #246 – Feminine + A Sentiment
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #496 – Anything Goes with optional Flowers
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #130 – Animals/Birds
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #114 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #157 – Anything Goes with optional Easter
My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #427 – Farmyard Animals
QKR Stampede: #388 – Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats: #52 – Furrything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Something Feminine
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers
Use Your Stuff: #393 – Use Your Favorite Embellishment (Crystal Drops)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum cardstock
Stamps: Vera Lane Studios Cat Life digi, The Cat’s Pajamas I Love Mew sentiment stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops, Glossy Accents

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

ATC · Papercraft

Sweet!

2/16/20 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft!

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 January ATC Challenge is Fruity and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a ‘sweet’ ATC this month featuring yummy strawberries! I used Stampin’ Up stamps, ink, paper and cardstock.

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I adhered a thin strip of the Fruit Stand DSP to the left side of the ATC, and randomly stamped the strawberry image (from the Tart & Tangy stamp set) in Strawberry Slush ink on the right side. I also stamped five strawberries in Old Olive ink on 60# Hammermill copy paper so I could fussy cut the tops to paper piece onto the stamped strawberries.

I stamped the sentiment on thick cardstock in Peekaboo Peach ink, then inked the stamp up again with Tangerine Tango ink and wiped some of the ink off from around the outside edges with my finger, which yielded a cool two-tone look. I added a narrow strip of Peekaboo Peach cardstock and the sentiment to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one more look… loving how this turned out! Awesome colors on this!

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: February challenge – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Peekaboo Peak cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tart & Tangy and Bravo stamp sets
Ink: Stmapin’ Up Strawberry Slush, Old Olive ink, Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, 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

ATC · Papercraft

dude

Hello, my friends! 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 January ATC Challenge is Masculine and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a fun ‘dude’ coin using Deep Red Gears Background stamp that I heat embossed in black and then colored with Bic Mark-It markers.

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I originally planned to just stamp the gears in black and color them, and then after I stamped them, I changed my other mind and decided that I wanted them heat embossed. So I stamped Versamark over top the black ink, applied clear embossing powder, and voila! I had black heat embossed gears!

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And here’s one more look… I’m really diggin’ how this turned out! And it was so easy! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Deep Red Gears Background, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Woodsy Brown, Honey Brown, Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: 2-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, 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

ATC · Papercraft

another birthday?

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week – time sure is passing by rather quickly! 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 December ATC Challenge is Bling and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created a super cute and rather humorous birthday ATC this month. I absolutely love this Great Impressions sentiment stamp, and needless to say I chuckled a few times while this was in the making, lol!

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I created a pretty blingy candle die cut with DCWV Washi Tape Basics-Glitter and Foil affixed to cardstock for a little dimension. I love a little paper (well, cardstock) piecing! I finished the ATC off with a few tiny iridescent stars.

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And here’s one more look. Not sure if I’ll keep this or if I’ll trade it. Loving how it turned out!

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Proud to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #70 – December Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Basics – Glitter and Foil
Stamps: Great Impressions Another Birthday? rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink
Dies/Punches: Elizabeth Craft Designs candle die
Accessories:  Tonic straight corner punch, MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter (Sugar Plum stars)

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