Time For Fun

Hi friends! Today is a sad day in American history as we remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 when America suffered a most horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. May God continue to bless those families who lost loved ones. On a lighter and happier note, I’ve popped in this morning to share a sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps. Do you remember the ‘impossible card’ that swept the craft world a few years ago? Yep, I made a few of them – they are fun and super easy! I turned this one into a retirement card using the awesome Play Day on the Beach stamp set! I have to admit that I’m in full-on retirement mode since my official retirement date is in a few weeks! ;)

I cut the card base from light green cardstock and the layers from a textured teal cardstock to compliment the colors in the patterned paper. I stamped the image, colored it with Nuvo alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the top sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, trimmed it and flagged the ends with a small square punch. I cut the horizontal strips from a coordinating patterned paper and then the layers from the teal and light green cardstock. I stamped ‘Congratulations’ on the left end of the bottom strip, and added light green gemstones on the strips along with crab and lobster brads to tie in the beach theme.

And one more peek… this is such an interesting design that is super simple but packs a great punch!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #122 – Create A Scene
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #175 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #170 – Adventurous

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Marco’s Kachina Grass Cloth cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Modern Bliss patterned paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Play Day on the Beach stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS7; Nuvo alcohol markers- 425, 429, 360, 369, 413, 389, 451, 377, 477; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch (to flag sentiment strip)
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Crab & Lobster Brads, Ranger distress collage medium, Darice green gemstones

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! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the 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

Meowy Christmas

Hi friends! I’ve popped in to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time playing with these amazing stamps and dies, and I have several samples to share in between the Hochanda samples. This is an adorable center panel easel card featuring the Build A Cat 2 clear stamp set and the coordinating Build A Cat die set. We are ‘crazy cat people’ so any opportunity I get to create a cat card, especially a Christmas cat card, I’m on it!

I’ve had the instructions for this center panel easel card in my tutorial folder for quite some time and I’ve made a few of them over the years. I paired plaid and glitter papers from a fun 6×6 Christmas paper pad with some matching green cardstock. I colored the kitty’s bows green to match the card and I used a rather lonely border die in my stash that doesn’t get much use to create the glittery rick-rack die cuts on the sides, and a couple circle punches for the stamped sentiment.

Here’s an angled view so you can see the simple but cool construction. ;)

And one more peek… lying flat and ready to stuff into an envelope. Loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments; #198 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #141 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad, American Crafts Cricket glitter paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Build A Cat 2 clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 412, 495, 497, 400; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Build A Cat die set, Sizzix Borders die, Stmapin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

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! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the 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

YAY! It’s your freakin’ birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – hope you have a great week coming up! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #50 – September Anything Goes! I created a different kind of box card to showcase this month. I found this tutorial several months ago at Splitcoast Stampers HERE and created one in a Christmas theme at that time, so I thought a birthday box card was in order using the super funny Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set!

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I stayed with an ivory and black color scheme with just a pop of color. The next three photos are shots of the belly band off the card and the box opening up…

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The card in the bottom of the box comes out to make it easy for the recipient to sign. Isn’t the sentiment just a hoot?! I think it’s more funny to me because I don’t drink anymore, lol!

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Here’s one more look… super happy with how this turned out! This Hero Arts stamp set is one of my all-time favorites! You just can’t go wrong if you’re trying to make somebody laugh!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #79 – September Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede: #403 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
6. Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up typeset Specialty DSP
Stamps/Dies: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake rubber stamp and dies set; Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DR2; Pentel Slicci Metallic Blue and Gold pens
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up with us this month! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

O Christmas Tree

9/15/20 Top 3 Winner at Sparkles Monthly Challenges!

Hi friends! Happy Monday and last day of August! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty Christmas card! I was provided the amazing Mid Century Christmas stamp set and the Mid Century Christmas die set, and created a double gate fold card. If you know me, you know that I absolutely love fun folds!

Before I share the details of my card, allow me to show off our youngest fur baby, Loki, who is my most frequent light box visitor! If you follow my blog, you’ve undoubtedly seen photos of him. But if you haven’t, he’s the guy we rescued from our neighbor’s carport in freezing weather back in late October, so we think he’ll be a year old this month. Handsome boy!

Okay, back to my project! I used pretty double-sided papers for this fold. I stamped the tree, star and presents on ivory cardstock, cut them with the coordinating dies, and arranged them on a stitched circle die cut. I used a 1/4″ circle punch to create the ornaments, colored them with alcohol markers and added some clear star shimmer pen. I stamped the front sentiment in black ink at an angle along the line of the Christmas tree for a little interest.

I used four different patterns from the paper pack. I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink.

Here’s a shot of the card completely opened up.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! Such a unique fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #127 – Anything Goes
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2035 – Orange (one orange Christmas ball)
3. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #131 – Use at Least 3 Patterned Papers (I used four)
4. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Strawbery Slush and Marina Mist ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 434, 441, 405, 359, 363, 393, 428, 451; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

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

Christmas Pocket Card

Hi friends! I hope you’ve had a great start of your week! I have a fun Christmas pocket card to share with you today. My inspiration came from my friend, Ginny, over at Polly’s Paper Studio. I watched her video HERE quite a while ago and made some notes, knowing that one day I would make one. Well, that day is here! Can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was!

There are tons of layers and lots of elements on this card! Ginny made tags, however, I made a little Holiday Memories Z-fold mini album to tuck into the pocket… a little extra gift for the recipient. ;)

The pocket features a die cut doily embellished with a Santa Bingo card, die cut holly sprigs, and an assortment of flowers, berries and sprays.

I adhered a holiday sentiment die cut on the inside.

Here are some shots of the Z-fold mini album. There are three panels on the front side and three on the back side. Each panel is layered and embellished with square or circle die cuts and/or holiday elements, leaving lots of room for photos and journaling.

And one more look… I’m so loving how this turned out! Thank you for the inspiration, Ginny! ;)

Sharing in these challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Washi Tape (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #142 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
7. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
8. NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff): #17 – Anything Goes (have had red flowers and berries in stash for several years)
9. Not Just Cards Challenges: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse brown box kraft cardstock, American Crafts Vanilla cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, The Paper Cut Crinkle Paper, Photo Play Holiday Cheer Collection Pack, Echo Park A Perfect Christmas Collection Pack
Stamps: Unity Stamps Santa Bingo rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: QuicKutz Antique Doily die, Creative Expressions Holly Sprays dies, Sizzix Holiday Words: Script die, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Ranger Rouge Liquid Pearls, assorted flowers and sprays from stash

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

priceless treasure box

8/31/20 DT Favorite Winner at A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you have a great weekend planned! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #49 – August Anything Goes! You know how I love my fun folds and I’ve been playing again! This is one I’ve had in my tutorial folder for at least a year and a half and I’m not sure why I haven’t made one – it was super fun! My inspiration came from a YouTube video HERE and as always, I put my own spin on it. This would make such an awesome box to give chocolate or other candy, or a set of trinkets to someone as a gift. ;)

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I created a little cluster of shabby goodness for the front of the box consisting of a mini doily, a filigree embellishment, a small bouquet of white paper flowers, a small black bow and a butterfly. I added the priceless treasure sentiment and some pink Dot Sparklers to finish it off.

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Here’s the box opened up. I used a coordinating paper to create the four small boxes inside. I created faux handles for the boxes from 1/4″ punched circles embellished with the pink Dot Sparklers. They are flat and don’t hinder the box when closed.

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Here’s a view from above. I lined the boxes with matching cardstock.

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And here’s one more look at the inside. OMG, this was fun! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
3. Craft-Dee BowZ: August Challenge – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenges: August Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #248 – Anything Goes
6. Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Momenta doily, Petaloo black feather, filigree embellishment from stash, Tim Holt idea-ology bouquet, Prairie Bird Boutique black wrinkled ribbon, Tim Holtz idea-ology snippets ephemera pack, October Afternoon Thrift Shop Word Stickers, Stampendous pink Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project 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 again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

joy

Hi everyone! I hope this past week was a wonderful one for you! I had great week with the sharing of lots of happy news – my retirement has been approved, I joined the Eyelet Outlet DT and I joined the Prickley Pear Stamps DT and accepted a post as Prickley Pear Stamps’ social media coordinator! Woo-hoo – lots of great things happening right now! Our new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #40 – Anything Goes + Embossing! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! Our twist this month is embossing (heat or dry) and the twist is not required to play!

I created a front step panel card which is one of my new favorite fun folds. I used the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder to dry emboss the green Kraft-Core cardstock used for the front panel and lightly sanded it while it was still in the embossing folder which really brought out the kraft core. I’ve also fallen in love with the Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set and used that as the focal on this card. I die cut a Tim Holtz Holiday Celebrations Script word die for the sentiment, and added a few green flat-back pearls.

For the back panel, I stamped a sentiment from The Project Bin in green ink and affixed a leftover piece of the green Kraft-Core cardstock used on the front to tie it all together.

And one last peek… an angled shot so you can see the cool construction of this. I just love it and it folds flat for mailing! Bonus!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #78 – Anything Goes
4. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #46 – Christmas in July
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #248 – Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes
7. Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Glimmer Paper, Dare 2B Artzy patterned paper
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, sanding block, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, KaiserCraft green flat-back pearls, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We always love to see your ‘anything goes’ projets and if you feel so inclined, go one step further and either heat or dry emboss an element on your project to tie in this month’s twist! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

The center of a donut

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty cool slimline card! I created a diorama card using the Hole Foods stamp set from my stash. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to make a box of donuts, and there’s no better way to showcase them than in a diorama! I had to tweak the measurements a bit but it worked out!

I wanted a pink and green color combo (one of my favorites) so I created a pink top panel and embellished it with Washi Tape, a stamped pink donut, Crystal Drops and a layered sentiment. The sentiments in this set are hilarious, I might add! ;)

Dioramas are cool in that they fold flat and when the top panel is lifted, the card turns into a box, perfect for these donuts!

I cut a rectangular aperture and adhered acetate behind it. I cut an overlay panel which I embellished with Washi Tape and another sentiment. I stamped the three donuts and icing, and heat embossed the sprinkles. I colored the cake part of each donut with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and adhered them inside the box before putting it together.

And one more peek… SO loving how this turned out! Now I can’t wait to send it, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Arty Divas: #27 – Anything Goes
2. Createful Heart Design Blog Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes
3. Creations in Pink: #24 – Anything Goes with more PINK than other color
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #125 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper white coverstock, Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette and Rose Red cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Hole Foods stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green ink; Versamark; Nuvo alcohol markers- 466, 473, 449
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Westcott T-square ruler, Gemini Junior, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Nuvo Bubblegum Blush and Bottle Green 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

It’s Your Birthday

8/1/20 Top 3 at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hello again, friends! I’m back with the other card I finished up yesterday afternoon for The Outlawz Challenges. It’s been a while since I’ve made a shaker card so I figured it was about time because they are SO fun! I’m entering this into the Festive Fridays Challenge where our sponsor this month is Fred She Said and the themes to choose from are Summer, Celebrations, Child Birthday or Christmas. I chose Child Birthday in hybrid form with digital and clear stamping.

I created the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and rounded the lower right corner. I used bright and cheerful birthday papers from one of my favorite paper pads. I colored the image with alcohol markers and cut it with a circle die. I also cut the craft plastic with the same die and then cut a frame with that die and one slightly smaller. Using those two dies, I cut another ‘frame’ from teal craft foam to adhere beneath the pink cardstock frame. I love the colored foam to peek out from the edge of a frame or image! The shaker filler is a mixture of Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads and Confetti.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the striped paper and the pink cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in Ranger picked raspberry archival ink. I colored the tiny stars in the sentiment with Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.

And one more peek… so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! I think our middle granddaughter will love this for her birthday in October! ;)

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #20 – Birthday
3. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #140 – Happy Birthday
4. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #171 – Birthday
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: All Dressed Up Abi Ballerina digital image, C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 405; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- BP1, PP1, FS7; Ranger picked raspberry archival ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Grafix craft plastic, Darice teal craft foam, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads and Confetti

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

A Cup Of Christmas Cheer

8/9/20 DT Favorite at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Huuump Day! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! Can’t believe next week is the last week of July already… where has this year gone?! It’ll be Christmas again before we know it and I’ve really been in Christmas mode! I’ve popped in this morning to share a card I created for The Outlawz Challenges. I put the finishing touches on a couple cards that were on the table in my studio yesterday afternoon and this is one of them, and it’s for the July Progressive/Freebie Challenge. Our sponsor this month is Twinkle Lane Designs who provided us with the Gingerbread Treat digital stamp set. How stinkin’ cute is this little guy?!

I found several varieties of this cool front step card on Pinterest several weeks ago and traced one version to the Stempeleinmaleins blog where I had to convert the A2 size measurements to inches. I tweaked the measurements for this Christmas card to make it a little wider to accommodate the digital image I printed, so it’s 5-1/2″ square overall.

I created the card base from kraft cardstock. All the coordinating papers I used are from the Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek him 6×6 paper pad which can be used for either feminine or masculine projects. I colored the image with alcohol markers, trimmed it and layered it on tan paper. The digital stamp set included two sentiments so I punched one for the front with a scallop punch and layered it on a slightly larger die cut oval. I added a few copper flat-back pearls to finish the front.

For the back, I cut the other sentiment with a die and layered it on a slightly larger punched scalloped oval which I adhered to another patterned paper from the paper pad. This left plenty of room to write a custom message and signature.

And one more look, folded flat for mailing… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (Over the Top)
3. Christmas Craft Creations: July Challenge – Christmas Characters










4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #124 – Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #46 – Christmas in July
6. The Paper Girls Challenge: #204 – Christmas in July
7. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: It’s Hip to be Square

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek him 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Twinkle Lane Designs Gingerbread Treat digital stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 379, 416; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- TB1, GB8, GB9; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Slicci gold pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small dies, Marvy Uchida extra small and medium Scallop Oval punches
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, KaiserCraft Copper flat-back pearls

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