More Christmas ATCs

Hi everyone! It’s the last Saturday in August – can you believe it?! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a set of sparkly ATCs for your viewing pleasure that feature some amazing Eyelet Outlet products! As you already know, I’m an ATC addict and I love creating both cards and coins!

I created one coin and two cards. My standard practice is to always punch two circles or cut two rectangles so that I can decorate one and adhere another one behind it for stability. To create the ‘Joy’ coin, I placed a strip of Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape horizontally across the coin base and added three Penguin Brads and the sentiment die cut from silver foil cardstock. Then I adhered a second punched circle behind it. 

To create the ‘peace’ card, I covered the card base with Wood Washi Tape and then die cut the sentiment into the covered card base, saving those tiny negative space pieces to add back in later. I added three Prancing Deer Brads and just prior to adhering the second rectangle behind it, I added two small strips of Glitter Brown Washi Tape to the front of the extra card so the sparkle would show through the die cut sentiment. Once I adhered the second rectangle, I glued in the negative space pieces to the p, e, a and the second e. 

To create the ‘merry’ card, I covered the card base with Glitter Gold Dots Washi Tape and added the sentiment die cut from red cardstock along with a thin red cardstock strip across the bottom. I adhered the stamped word Christmas and then added one Cardinal Brad and two Cardinal Profile Brads. Then I adhered a second rectangle behind it. 

And one more look at the set… I’m SO loving these! I have to say that I’m in HOG HEAVEN creating with all these awesome Eyelet Outlet products!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. ATC Around the World: #68 – Christmas in Summer
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2034 – Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #126 – Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape
Penguin Brads
Wood Washi Tape
Glitter Brown Washi Tape
Prancing Deer Brads
Glitter Gold Dots Washi Tape
Cardinal Brads
Cardinal Profile Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script dies, Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut (die only)
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Christmas ATCs

Hi friends! I hope it’s not too awfully hot where you are! It’s pretty warm here but our humidity is low so it never feels quite as warm as it really is. You know how I love ATCs so I created a set of six with three cards and three coins, and they are pretty sparkly and wintery!

Not only are ATCs fun, but they are easy and work up quickly for the most part. I grabbed the two snowy Christmas stamp sets I wanted to use and stamped six sentiments in teal ink and cut them into strips. I cut two sets of card bases with the trimmer and punched two sets of coin bases with a 2-1/2″ circle punch. I arranged snowflakes from the two stamp sets on my stamp positioner and stamped the backgrounds in teal ink. I moved the bases ever so slightly to off-set the stamping, stamped again in Versamark, applied iridescent sparkle embossing powder and heat embossed. I adhered each sentiment to a strip of teal cardstock and then adhered one to each card and coin. Super happy with how these turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Sentiment as the Focal (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. ABC Christmas Challenge: N for No Fuss, O for Over the Top (No Fuss)
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Christmas in July + A Sentiment
5. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #514 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (twist)
7. Creative Moments: #194 – Anything Goes
8. Di’s Digi Challenge: Christmas in July Challenge
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
10. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #123 – Anything Goes
11. Let’s Craft and Create: #161 – Anything Goes w/ optional Stars and Stripes (no twist)
12. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #135 – Christmas in July Week 1
13. My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #436 – Christmas in July
14. Not Just Cards: July Anything Goes
15. Sweet Stampers: #46 – Christmas in July
16. Through the Purple Haze: #169 – Planes, Trains, Automobiles or Anything Goes (Anything Goes)
17. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake and Snowy Sayings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger broken china distress ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Milwaukee heat tool, Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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 have an awesome set of three gold embossed artist trading coins to share with you today, in full color with amazing inspirational quotes!

Using a large background stamp, I arranged all three punched circles on my stamp positioner, stamped them in Versamark and then heat embossed them in gold. I colored the coins with bright fine-tip markers and then adhered each to a second punched circle. 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, then added one to each coin. Here are close-ups of the coins:

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

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

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:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Tim Holtz idea-ology Quotations Metallic stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! 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