Congratulations!

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post today to share a fun congratulations card I made for The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge! I’ve actually got several other projects going on in my studio and I didn’t want to forget to share this one before the challenge ends, lol! I’ve been known to do that because of the way this old brain works! ;) Cute As A Button Digital Stamps is the sponsor for this challenge, and the challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist thrown in to inspire participants. This time the optional twist is Buttons (real or faux). So I used three stamped and die cut buttons that I had in my doo-dad bowl (yes, I have one of those, lol!) that I made a few weeks back for another design team project and decided at the last minute not to use them. I knew they’d come in handy! ;)

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from white cardstock. I had a printed digital paper pack out on my desk from the last card I posted and decided on a blue/green pattern for this card which I paired with some royal blue and emerald green linen cardstock in my stash. I layered some angled cuts which complemented the buttons very well, I thought. Super simple but very effective CAS design. ;)

I carried the angle to the inside panel with the digital paper and a strip of green linen cardstock, stamped a sentiment and layered the panel on the blue linen cardstock.

And one more peek… totally in love with this design! The optional button twist for this challenge just fell right into place!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Royal Blue and Emerald cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Sapphire cardstock scrap, We Are 3 Digital Shop Purse Textures – Dreamy Blue digital paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Bravo stamp set, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, StazOn Jet Black ink
Dies/Punches: Sunny Studio Cute As A Button die set
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I’ll be gnome for Christmas!

Hi everyone! I hope your week has started off well and you had a nice restful weekend! I’ve stopped in to share a card I created for The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge! Our sponsor is Hetty Clare and the themes we’ve been given to choose from are Thank You, Birthday, Special Occasion or Christmas. I chose Christmas this time because I have a super adorable Christmas gnome rubber stamp that has been calling my name! I sure do love me some gnomes!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base, rounded the bottom right corner and applied several strips of washi tape to the background. I stamped the gnome in black ink on a small panel of white cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers and layered it on red cardstock. I adhered the image to the card base and stamped the sentiment beneath it in black ink.

I kept the inside fairly simple by adding a strip of washi tape, stamping the sentiment in black ink and layering the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving this Christmas gnome dude! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy cardstock
Stamps: Stampendous Mushroom Gnome rubber stamp, Stampingbella Festive Gnome Sentiments rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 431, 479, 379, 417, 405; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS6, FS7, FS9, IG1
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Fun Pattern Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

we make a great pear

Hi friends! I’m back this afternoon with one more card for The Outlawz Challenges! This one is for the Monday Greetings Challenge where our sponsor is The Paper Nest Dolls and the theme is Hearts. I created an adorable and pun-y CAS anniversary card for the hubby later this year (wink-wink)! I wanted to go ahead and get this card posted because I may not be around much for the next couple days as he is having gallbladder surgery early Wednesday morning. We’ll be traveling across the state tomorrow to a hospital with a well-equipped ICU (just in case) since he’s high-risk. We’re praying for a good outcome without any issues, and if you are the praying type, we sure would appreciate one!

I created my typical A2 size top-folding card base from 110# Solar White cardstock and rounded the right bottom corner, then stamped the pears and hearts on scraps, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I layered two green stitched ric rac die cuts across the bottom of the card base, arranged the pears and heart, and stamped the sentiment in green ink.

I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment. ;)

And one more look… OMG, how stinkin’ cute is this?! You’ll definitely be seeing more projects using these awesome stamps and dies! I LOVE them!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
2. AAA Cards: #182 – Up To One Third w/ optional Summer

3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
4. A Place To Start: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
6. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Challenge – Make It Cute
7. Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies
8. Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge – Short and/or Tall
9. Let’s Craft and Create: #167 – Anything Goes w/ optional Cheers To You

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink New Leaf and Green Parakeet cardstock
Stamps: PhotoPlay No Pun Intended Fruits & Veggies stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 410, 412, 416, 405, 452; Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: PhotoPlay No Pun Intended Fruits & Veggies die set, My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dude!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hubby had a doctor appointment this morning and then we ran a few errands, so we are just now getting home. I have a fun CAS card to share that I made yesterday for The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge. ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ is the rhyme for the new challenge that started yesterday so let me introduce to you my star struck chicken! This image is from Sherry West Art who is our sponsor this time! I did LOL (literally) a few times while making this card! I don’t even know the name of this image – it was a freebie in Sherry’s Facebook Group – but isn’t it a hoot?!

I created a standard A2 size side-folding card base. I printed the image on white cardstock and colored it with alcohol markers, trimmed it and layered it on yellow cardstock and then black. I stamped the sentiment from Whimsy Stamps Hey Ostrich stamp set in black ink and added some stars to fit the theme for the challenge. I lucked out having this awesome stamp set in my stash with sentiments that go so well with this chicken image!

I embellished the inside panel with strips of black and yellow cardstock, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on yellow cardstock.

And one more look… how hilarious! Love how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: January 2021 Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
4. A Place To Start: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
6. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Challenge – Make It Cute
7. Creative Inspirations: January & February Challenge – Animal Antics
8. Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge – Short and/or Tall
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: January 2021 Anything Goes
10. Let’s Craft and Create: #167 – Anything Goes w/ optional Cheers To You

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Bright Buttercup cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock
Stamps: Sherry West Art chicken digital image, Whimsy Stamps Hey Ostrich stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 405, 475, 379, 430; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Star punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

life is a journey

1/17/21 Winner at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Happy Sunday, everybody! I hope your day is as beautiful as you are! I’ve popped in this morning to share a clean and simple masculine card that I created on Thursday to enter into The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge! Our sponsor this month is Sherry West Art and the challenge is to use black and white plus one color from the inspiration photo, with an optional twist of adding a circle. In addition to black and white, I used tan, and I’m playing the twist with the travel globe as my circle.

This is the photo inspiration we were given. I saw neutral tan, and rather than use kraft cardstock, I colored the tan elements on my card with a Nuvo alcohol marker.

I cut a top folding A2 size card base from Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut a piece of black cardstock at an angle and adhered it to the bottom of the card base. I cut a narrow white strip of cardstock at a very slight angle, colored it with the tan alcohol marker and adhered it across the top of the black cardstock. I die cut the travel globe pieces from white cardstock, colored them with the tan and a black alcohol marker, and assembled it. I applied a STAMPlorations Clear Stickers sentiment to a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it to the bottom left. I adhered the travel globe on foam dimensionals and added several different sizes of black gemstones to complete the front.

I embellished the inside panel with a wide strip of white cardstock that I colored with the tan alcohol marker along with a narrow strip of black cardstock. I applied another STAMPlorations Clear Stickers sentiment and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving the masculine feel of this!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
2. AAA Cards: #182 – Up To One Third w/ optional Summer

3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
4. A Place To Start: #1 – January 2021 Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #1 – January Anything Goes
6. Happy Little Stampers: January Anything Goes with Dies
7. Happy Little Stampers: January CAS Challenge – Short and/or Tall
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #149 – 6th Birthday Celebration/Anything Goes
9. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #487 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- Pitch Black and Shorthorn Brown
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Tiny Travel Globe thinlits, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, STAMPlorations Clear Stickers sampler, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

You’re a classic!

Hi friends! Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! Our challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #54 – January Anything Goes! I was commissioned to make some Father’s Day cards and I used some very cool digital vintage vehicle images and papers for these clean and simple designs.

I made one card in landscape orientation and the other in portrait orientation, using brown and ivory for one, and green and ivory for the other. I printed the images on linen cardstock, cut them with stitched rectangle dies and adhered them to coordinating cardstock. I printed the digital paper on linen cardstock as well, and trimmed pieces to go across the bottom of the card fronts.

The digital sentiments on the front and inside are the same on each card, printed on smooth ivory cardstock. I embellished each inside panel with the gingham paper used on the front, adhered the panels to coordinating cardstock and adhered them to the inside of the card bases.

And one more look at each… loving how these turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1-2021
2. Alphabet Challenge Blog: T is for Traffic
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede: #411 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470/473 – Christmas Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Antique Linen Ivory cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, Colorbok brown cardstock, MHK Designs Gingham in Rustics digital papers
Stamps: MHK Designs Various Vehicles digital stamp set
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch
Accessories: ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice square black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these cards and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Too many dogs…

Happy Saturday, peeps! Hope you’ve got something fun planned this weekend – you can relax a little now that Christmas is behind us! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun card for a crazy dog person featuring some fun brads paired with awesome washi tape and enamel dots!

I decided to go with a brown and black color combo for this card. I put strips of Glitter Black Washi Tape and Glitter Brown Washi Tape horizontally across the bottom of the background panel. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, added four Dog Brads and several White Enamel Dots, and then layered the panel on black cardstock and adhered it to the card base.

For the inside, I used the black and brown glitter washi tape vertically on the left side of the panel, stamped the sentiment in brown ink, and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… loving how this turned out! Several friends have asked me to make some dog cards, so here’s one for the books! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #130 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: December Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Glitter Black Washi Tape
Glitter Brown Washi Tape
Dog Brads
White Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Colorbok Black cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Kinda Pawsome stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool

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, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy 29th Birthday

Hello, everyone! I’ve popped in again today to share another DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I used the Born Yesterday stamp set to create a clean and simple birthday card with a round aperture, similar to the one I created last month with the acetate window but with a different sentiment and no acetate this time. This sentiment cracks me up and I can SO identify, lol!

I created a standard A2 top-folding card base and punched a 2-1/4″ circular aperture in the bottom right corner. I cut a thin frame from green cardstock using the 2-1/4″ circle punch along with a 2-1/2″ circle punch, and adhered it around the aperture.

I stamped the sentiment in the center of the aperture in green ink and the cake in pink ink, and then added lines of Crystal Drops to the cake and a few random dots to the background.

And one more look… what a fun card! I can think of several friends who would appreciate this!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #135 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #148 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Ivory cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and Jellybean Green cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Mossy Meadow and Melon Mambo ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops

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

Happy Cake Day

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’ve popped in today to share an awesome DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I was provided the amazing Defined and Born Yesterday stamp sets and created a CAS birthday card featuring a peek-a-boo acetate window!

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I created a top-fold A-2 card base, cut another separate panel, and punched a 2″ circle in each. I sandwiched a piece of acetate between the two layers, and stamped the little birthday cake from the Born Yesterday stamp set in black StazOn ink and embellished it with tiny green gemstones.

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I stamped the front and inside sentiments from the Defined stamp set in blue ink matching the layering cardstock panel on the inside.

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One more look… so happy with how this turned out! Love the peek-a-boo effect with the cake overlay! So fun!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
2. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #485 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #408 – Anything Goes
4. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Marina Mist cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined and Born Yesterday stamp sets
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Acetate, MISTI stamp tool, Darice small teal gemstone and tiny light green and medium green gemstones

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

Have a cozy Christmas

12/2/20 Top 5 at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Hi everyone! Well, here it is almost Thanksgiving and even though it’s hands-down my favorite time of year, I’m in serious Christmas mode! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Bonsai Green and Habanero Red cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack – which happens to be on sale this month so be sure to get some! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a cozy Christmas card in my favorite traditional Christmas colors of red, white and green!

I was rummaging through my dies and found this adorable stocking die that I’ve had for AGES (probably 6-7 years) and I’m not even sure I’ve ever used it, so out it came for this project! It’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it, lol! I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels and 1/4″-ish strips (not measured) from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. As I often love to do, I rounded the bottom right corner of the card base and all the layers. I arranged the strips in a diagonal fashion across the front panel, trimmed the edges and adhered the panel to the red layer, then adhered the piece to the front of the card base. I stamped the sentiment in red ink, then die cut three stockings from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, Bonsai Green 80# cardstock and Habanero Red 80# cardstock. I assembled the stockings and affixed them to the front of the card with foam squares, then added the flat-back pearls to the stockings and several in the upper left corner.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover red, white and green strips down the left side, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and adhered the panel to the green layer.

One more look… I’m absolutely smitten! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Xtra Special)
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2047 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick

8. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Bonsai Green 80# cardstock
Habanero Red 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz Stocking die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Flourish with a Bling red and green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig