The smell of Christmas goodies

Ahoy, Mateys… okay, this is my last post for today. I don’t particularly like having to write so many blog posts (with interruptions from the hubs and cats) but I do enjoy sharing my projects! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! This adorable apron box card is for The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge where the themes to choose from are Christmas, Thinking of You, Anything Goes or Congratulations, and I chose the Christmas theme this time. Isn’t this apron just the cutest?!

I cut the pieces for the box card from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, and The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, and assembled the card.

I typed the sentiment in brown font, trimmed it and layered it on brown cardstock. I found it handwritten in my stuff and I don’t know who to credit; I’m sure I found it online at some point and thought it was cute, so I jotted it down. It’s perfect for this box card!

And one more look… this is so stinkin’ cute, I can’t stand it! It’s already slated to go to a dear someone who loves to cook! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Dies/Punches: My Scrap Chick Christmas Apron Box Card cut file
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, narrow red/white gingham ribbon from stash

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Cycle-Riding Santa!

Hi friends! Hope you’re having a great week! We’re on the downside to the weekend and time is zooming by! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning to share a project I’m entering into The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge where SheepSki Designs is sponsoring and the theme is the song or rhyme “The Open Road.” My inspiration came literally from the word ‘travel’ so I decided to share a cycle-riding Santa box card that I made with my Scan N Cut. What a hoot! He’s definitely ridin’ in for the challenge, lol!

I sure do love me some box cards and made quite a few for a variety of occasions while I had my Scan N Cut out several weeks ago. I cut the pieces for this one from CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutcardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock scrap, and Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock.

I cut the sentiment panel on the back from CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set. So perfect!

And one more look… so smitten with this one! He’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! The best part about box cards is they fold flat for mailing!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutcardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Light Brown cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock scrap, Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy ink
Dies/Punches: My Scrap Chick Gnome Cycle cut file
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life is better in flip flops.

Hi friends! Today is the last Monday in May (already!) – and if you’re in the States, please take a moment to honor all the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the US military as we observe Memorial Day. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Since making my blog public again a few days ago (after being private for a couple weeks), my stats are once again soaring. I believe I know who my frequent visitor is and I’m no longer thinking the frequent visits are a bad thing. So visit away, sweet one! ;) I think I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I got my lonely Scan N Cut out of the box and played for a couple days, cutting and assembling some pretty fun box cards and gift boxes. I made 12 projects in all, and six of them are complete with sentiments so I’ve taken pics of those and will start sharing them. I’ll share the other six a little later after I’ve added the sentiments to them. This super cute beach bag box card is for a friend who is a real beach fiend… mention anything ‘beach’ and she’s on it! ;)

I cut the base from CutCardStock Basis Teal and the trim from Basis Aqua, and the rest of the pieces from Basis Gold, Basis Gray, Basis Green, Basis Magenta, Basis Pink, and Basis Red, along with Granny Smith and Adobo Textured 4×6 cardstock. I absolutely love the CutCardStock Basis line because it’s 80# and a great weight for projects like this. After everything was adhered in place, I added some pretty iridescent gemstones to the flip flops and slightly smaller ones to the sunglasses.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set on Grafix Craft Plastic – the first time I’ve ever embossed on acetate and it worked like a charm! I stamped the sentiment in StazOn Jet Black, and since it dries fairly quickly, I stamped it again in Catherine Pooler Midnight ink. That stays wet a little longer and allowed me time to sprinkle some Hero Arts Clear embossing powder onto it and emboss it before the ink dried. OMGosh, I have to detour for a minute… my friend Vicki mentioned a while back that she bought some Catherine Pooler inks and how juicy they were. And since I was in the process of selling 67 Stampin’ Up ink pads and replacing them with all the Memento colors, I looked at CP inks as well. I have always been a Memento ink fan but their color range isn’t that broad, so… I splurged last month on the 68 full-size Catherine Pooler ink pad bundle and I’m SO glad I did! The color range is phenomenal and she’s even added a few more colors since I bought mine so I’ll have to get them too, lol! Okay, back to my project… I trimmed the stamped and embossed acetate piece, rounded the corners, and adhered it to the back, leaving just enough room to sign beneath it. That’s it – LOVE how this turned out and I know my friend is going to love it too! And the cool thing about box cards is they fold flat for mailing! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock 80# Basis Aqua, Basis Gold, Basis Gray, Basis Green, Basis Magenta, Basis Pink, Basis Red, and Basis Teal cardstock; CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, CutCardStock Adobo Textured 4×6 cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Catherine Pooler Midnight ink
Dies/Punches: My Scrap Chick Beach Bag Box Card cut file, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tim Holtz 8.5″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Grafix Craft Plastic, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable beach bag box card! 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

Feel Better Soon

Hi, friends! What does the camel say?! Lol, you know that one! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #48 – July Anything Goes! Those who know me know that I REALLY love fun folds – so I created a pop-up flower pot get well card to showcase this month! I’m proud to say that this design is my own! I did attempt another pop-up flower pot card I found a tutorial on a few months back and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned, lol, so I designed a more sturdy and more simple construction.

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After creating the flower pot which is a ‘box’ design that folds flat, I used two flower punches along with a leaf punch and a variety of bright-colored cardstock to create 13 flowers and leaves. There are 12 flowers for the pot and one for the belly band. I added a green Dot Sparkler to the center of each flower and arranged a panel of six flowers for each side, gluing them down as I went.

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I created two gingham bases with magnets. The flower pot and sentiment are affixed to the main base which folds flat for mailing. The second base is constructed of 110# kraft cardstock and attaches to the main base to hold it open for display.

And here’s one more look with the card folded flat (held with a belly band) ready for mailing. Love how this turned out and will definitely add my template with instructions to the ‘freebies’ section on my blog!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
3. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations: July Challenge – In the Garden
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, Blueberry Bushel, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Lovely Lipstick and Watermelon Wonder cardstock; Paper Accents 110# kraft cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch and Leaf Punch; Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Best Glue Ever, Stampendous green Dot Sparklers, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny magnets

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! All challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we welcome all kinds of handmade crafts! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Mother’s Day Watering Can Bouquets

5/1/20 Top 3 at Cut It Up!

Hi, friends! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend and staying safe doing the ‘social distancing’ thing! I’ve popped in this morning with a couple Mother’s Day box cards I created with my Scan N Cut paired with the awesome Defined stamp set from The Project Bin. These turned out so pretty and could be used for just about any occasion calling for a bouquet of colorful flowers!

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I cut the watering cans from heavy kraft cardstock, and used one of my favorite 12×12 paper pads to cut the panels, one in blue and one in purple. I cut the flowers the same except for the coordinating cluster of posies at the top to match the panels. I stamped the front sentiment in matching ink and the ‘mom’ sentiment on the back panel in black ink. I used matching Dot Sparklers for a little bling. Here’s the blue one:

And here’s the purple one:

And here are both box cards folded flat, ready to be mailed in their matching envelopes:

Love, love, love! I’m just tickled with how these turned out and I know the girls are going to love them! ;)

I’d love to enter these box cards into the following challenges:
Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #14 – Springtime
Creative Inspirations: April Challenge – April Showers & Flowers
Cut It Up Challenges: #198 – Our Beautiful Earth
Double D Challenges: Showers & Flowers
Not Just Cards Challenges: April Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge: #127 – Spring Is In The Air
The Crafter’s Cafe: #240 – Flowers
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge
The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock; American Crafts White, Taffy, Grape, Dandelion, Grass, Key Lime, Marine and Rouge cardstock, Darice dark purple, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark designer paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- OR1; Stampin’ Up Marina Mist and Perfect Plum ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Lori Whitlock Simply Spring Watering Can Box Card cut file, Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags One insert
Accessories:  Brother Scan N Cut, Neutral pH Adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Stampendous Blue and violet Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these box cards as much as I enjoyed making them! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

It’s always SUMMER somewhere

4/19/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello again, friends! Happy Easter! I’m back with a card I created for a BFF of 45+ years who is dealing with some personal stuff right now. She absolutely loves the beach and flip flops, so I dug through my stash of cut files (I have literally hundreds of them from various companies) and for some reason went right to this one. So I think it was meant to be!

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I cut the base and panels, three sets of flip flops, and all the leaves on my Scan N Cut. I inked all the pieces with different colors of distress ink and then assembled the flip flops.

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Then came all the fun putting it together! I added a little bling to the flip flop straps.

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I stamped the sentiment in dark teal ink on the plain white signature panel. How about those chevrons embossed in the soles?! Cute, huh?!

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And here’s one more look… box cards are so cool because they fold flat to fit in an envelope for mailing. The envelope was included in the cut file and I cut it from the same paper as the panels to kind of bring it all together. This will go out in the mail tomorrow and I can’t wait for my friend to receive it! ;)

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I’d love to enter this fun box card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional Geometric Papers
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: A is for Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #501 – Anything Goes with optional Color Theme

Crafty Friends Challenge: #133 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #188 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: April Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #260 – Anything Goes w/optional photo inspiration (no twist)

The Outlaws Challenges – Twisted Thursdays – Anything Goes w/optional Map or Sign (no twist)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #434/435 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Cascade and Grass cardstock; Colorbok orange, blue and yellow cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock, Canvas Corp Trendy Christmas Collection, Stampin’ Up Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- dusty concord, crushed olive, mowed lawn, salty ocean, picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, mustard seed, peacock feathers; Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay ink
Dies/Punches: SVG Cuts Flip Flops Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Scan N Cut, Tim Holtz ink blending tool with foam, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice Chevron embossing folder, MISTI stamp tool, small brads in assorted colors, Darice medium iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun flip flops box card as much as I enjoyed making it! Please stay safe and well at home, and I hope you’re finding time to do some things you love! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Healing Bouquet

Hi friends! Hump Day has rolled around again and we’re almost to the end of March already! I have a fun project to share today – a box card bouquet of flowers in a mason jar! Those who know me know that I’m a real sucker for fancy folds and I’m always on the look-out for new ones to try! ;)

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I subscribe to a variety of crafty email newsletters and when I saw this adorable box card, I just HAD to have the cut file! I started by separating all the elements in the cut file and cutting them with my Scan N Cut from various colors of cardstock. I put the bouquet together first and added a pearl embellishment to the center of the rose in the bouquet.

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I hand-cut the three acetate pieces and adhered the outer mason jar, lid and bottom pieces. I moved to the inside and adhered the stems to the inner mason jar acetate, and then adhered the acetate in place. I finished the card with a stamped get well greeting and some twine tied in a  bow. Here are a few shots of the card from different angles. So cool – I love it!

And one more peek… I’m so loving how this turned out! The sky is the limit with regard to occasions and color/patterns!

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Okay, okay, before I end this post, I have to share a pic of my frequent light box visitor, Loki, who came just as I was taking the light box apart. Hubby named him very appropriately, as Loki means God of Mischief! And is he ever! ;)

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I’d love to enter this box card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: #205 – Use Flowers
The Creative Crafters: #26 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #432/433 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts peacock, stone, key lime, grass, blush, taffy, dandelion, rouge and lemon cardstock; Hygloss Metallic Silver cardstock, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up And Many More stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fish Tail Sentiment Strips
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gold ‘n Pearls and Embellie Gellie; Lawn Fawn cord (freebie enclosed with my last order :)

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

i love us

Hi everyone! Oh my gosh, time just needs to slow down – we CAN’T be approaching the end of January already! I’m not posting on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog today but have popped in this morning to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a sweet Valentine created with the free (yep, free…) Simply Crafty SVGs Flowers For Mom Card cut file. I was really thinking outside the box on this one when I decided on a Valentine.

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I added some Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops to the centers of the flowers for a little texture, and placed the sentiment on the bottom of the flower pot.

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I really love this design – the large flower there in the center pops up when the card is opened. Super cute!

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And here’s a look from overhead so you can see the cool design on this!

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And one final look… folded flat and ready to be put in an envelope for mailing. So awesome!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black cardstock; Canvas Corp Brands Sending Love Words on White paper, GKD Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Fresh Asparagus and Cherry Red cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Flowers For Mom Card cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment sticker, Nuvo Dandelion Yellow Crystal Drops, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

coffee & friends

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day… what the camel says, lol! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project with you, an awesome coffee card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Latte Box Card cut file. What a fun and super easy card to put together! I stamped a sentiment on the small layered panel on the front. And I love that Sandy threw in an envelope which I cut with matching paper I used on the cup for a coordinated look!

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Here’s a shot of the back of the cup which features a plain panel for writing a custom message and signature.

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And one more look, flattened and ready to pop into the envelope! I’m absolutely loving how this one turned out! Would be so easy to mass produce this to give several in different colors as a set! Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee cardstock; The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn paper stack
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Latte Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, 3M foam tape, 1/4″ Scor-Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig