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

Ornament Box Card

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and January 1st! The first challenge of the year is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #18 – January Anything Christmas Goes! You know me and fancy folds… I’m always on the search for new ones to try! I’ve been making box cards for years but found a different kind of box card in the tutorial section at Splitcoast Stampers HERE. Love, love, love!

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I dug into my stash of Christmas paper and settled on this Stampin’ Up paper pack which is a favorite and one of my go-to’s. The tutorial author mentioned that lighter weight paper works best for this project to get good crisp folds, so this paper definitely fits the bill. Using more Stampin’ Up supplies, I stamped and die cut a Christmas ornament to decorate the belly band.

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Here you see the opened card revealing the box feature. I placed a stamped sentiment card inside the box which is removable to make it easy to sign. ;)

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I added red Stampendous Dot Sparklers to the sentiment card, ornament and belly band.

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One final look… this folds flat and fits nicely into a standard envelope. Love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Embellished Ornaments stamp set, Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Stampin’ Up Finishing Touches Edgelits
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Red Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this box card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on that Christmas stash and we can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

wonderful moments

12/29/19 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
12/31/19 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!
1/18/20 Top 3 at Not Just Cards!

Hi everyone! Christmas will be here exactly two weeks from today! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a super cute Christmas card for my stash created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Christmas Tree Farm Box Card cut file. How about that sentiment… wouldn’t you agree that going to pick out the perfect Christmas tree made wonderful moments and warm memories?! Whether you were a child or an adult taking your children, it’s a wonderful time of the year!

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I used some very cool star emboss resist paper for the background and inked it with several shades of blue distress inks, making the outside darkest and going lighter and lighter toward the moon.

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I inked some light shadows across the moon with gray ink, colored the star on the Christmas tree with sparkle overlay marker, and gave the ornaments a little dimension with a white gel pen.

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I stamped the front and back sentiments on white cardstock in black ink and cut them with a rectangle die. I layered the back sentiment on dark green cardstock.

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And here’s one final look, flattened and ready to put in an envelope. Love, love, love this card!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
A Place To Start: December Challenge – Happy Holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #296 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #247 – Christmas
Creative Inspirations: December Challenge – Festive Fun
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #189 – Anything Christmas
Make My Monday: #111 – Anything Christmas
Not Just Cards: December Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes with optional Christmas Holiday
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Christmas

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, American Crafts coffee, white and sunflower cardstock, GKD Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Peaceful Pines stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- R12, B8, YG7, YR4, N10; Memento Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger stormy sky, faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Christmas Tree Farm Box Card cut file, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner

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