Clock Shaker Box

8/22/20 Top 3 at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!
8/28/20 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
9/1/20 Top 3 Winner at Craft-Dee BowZ!
9/9/20 Top 3 at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges!
9/14/20 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open DT Monthly Challenge!

Happy Saturday eve, my friends! I’ve popped in this evening to share something I’m absolutely tickled about! I joined the Reneabouquets ‘Artists With An Edge’ Facebook group several weeks ago and have been ‘oohing and ahhing’ over all the beautiful projects being shared in the group! So I decided to join in and created a shaker box to enter in their August 2020 Moodboard Challenge! How gorgeous is this moodboard?! Green is my favorite color and I see some purple in the mix, so I went with a green and purple color combo!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I love shaker cards so I went one step further to make a stand-alone shaker box using Reneabouquets DIY chipboard kit, which is just the box. The possibilities for shaker filler are literally endless… mine consists of Reneabouquets beads, chunky glitter, microbeads, glitter glass and a chipboard gear.

I embellished the outside of the box with paper flowers and leaves, green bling, a green bow and a purple dragonfly. The small green flower, the small white flower and the large green flowers are from my stash. I inked the two large flowers (which started out white) with Tattered Angels Moss Glimmer Mist. I fashioned a triple loop bow from green seam binding in my stash.

Here are a couple close-ups:

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional 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. Alphabet Challenge Blog: J is for Jewels or Jewelry
4. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
5. Craft-Dee BowZ: August Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
6. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #142 – Anything Goes
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
9. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
10. The Creative Crafters: #31 – Anything Goes
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Reneabouquets Beautiful Box Clock Shaker Box Chipboard DIY Kit, Beautiful Beads Citrus Breeze Iridescent Pearls, Beautiful Beads Mermaids Tail Iridescent Pearls, Gawdie Girl Lime Green Chunky Glitter, Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter Glass, No Hole Dark Purple Glass Microbeads, Tuscan Vineyard Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flower Set, Beautiful Bits Gears Laser Cut Chipboard and Tiny Treasures Tranquil Glitter Glass Paper Dragonflies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flowers, Tattered Angels Moss Glimmer Mist, Darice small green gemstones, Really Reasonable Ribbon Moss seam binding, Zutter Bow-It-All v.2

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this gorgeous shaker box! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Crafters canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good day! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #39 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! This month the twist is an open technique so you can use whatever technique you want for your project but just tell us what it is in your blog post. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten really inky so I created a mixed media canvas for my studio!

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I absolutely love mixed media and don’t do nearly enough of it. I guest designed for The Hedgehog Hollow back in March and received the March Subscription Box to create with, and used quite a few goodies from that box on this canvas. It’s an 8×8 stretched canvas that I covered with two coats of Gesso. I applied embossing paste over The Hedgehog Hollow ruler stencil, and once dry, I added pink, orange, purple and green shimmer sprays which were really vibrant so I spritzed them with water to tone them down a bit. When those inks were dry, I splattered the entire front of the canvas with slightly-watered-down Copic white opaque ink on a fan brush and then stamped with the vertical words stamp set from The Hedgehog Hollow pressed into the Copic white opaque ink, leaving all the stamps on the plastic sheet, which yielded some cool white blotchy illegible letters.

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I stamped, colored and fussy cut a pen, bottle of ink, bottle of glue, painter’s palette and brush, and tube of paint, all from The Hedgehog Hollow. I stamped sentiments (also from The Hedgehog Hollow) in pink and green ink and die cut them – and discovered that those inks aren’t waterproof. I somehow got a droplet of water on the green sentiment and was about to re-stamp it when I thought ‘nope, that just adds to the mess’ so I left it alone. I added a twine hanger constructed of three lengths of twine that I knotted every couple inches and attached with a screw on each side of the canvas.

I dug into my crafty stash and found several other items to compliment the stamped images and sentiments. Then the fun began… arranging everything on the canvas! I’m so loving how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Here are a couple more angled shots.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Craft-Dee BowZ: July Challenge
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful
7. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White heavy base weight cardstock
Stamps: The Hedgehog Hollow Craft Together, Crafters Embellish and Vertical Words stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Tiki Hut Tan, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Polynesian Purple, Hot Aqua; Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Melon Mamba; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Party Pink, It’s Yellow, It’s Blue, Moss, It’s Orange; Copic white opaque ink, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex Gesso, The Hedgehog Hollow Ruler stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Canvas Corp Burlap Flower, buttons and tiny heart charm from stash; 7 Gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire, Stash Paque Create Ephemera, Old Scissors and Old Paint Brush Findings; Queen & Co. Baby Beads Toppings, Jute twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media canvas and will link up a project with us this month! Use any technique you want but just be sure to tell us what it is in your blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Patriotic flower box

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a great week! 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, an adorable patriotic treat box I created for the July 4th holiday using the free Simply Crafty SVGs USA Banner Box cut file. I love all things patriotic and this really fits the bill!

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This was one of the easiest and quickest cut files I’ve ever worked with and packs a seriously big punch. It only takes red, white and blue cardstock, a little bit of die cutting, and *poof* you have a very cool box!

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My plan is to create a small red, white and blue floral arrangement for this box, and will update this post with a photo or two when that happens. ;)

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I’d love to enter this box into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: #255 – Anything But A Card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #130 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts white cardstock, Colorbok red and blue cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs USA Banner Box cut file

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

Santa Claus is coming to town

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you. I created the most adorable Santa box set using the Simply Crafty SVGs Santa Stacking Box Set cut file. O.M.G. Is he not the cutest guy ever?!

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The top box is Santa’s top half and his hat comes off to reveal the box. ;)

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The bottom box is Santa’s bottom half, and that lid comes off to reveal the box. I haven’t decided whether or not I’m going to put anything in these boxes – I’m thinking I may turn the set into a piece of Christmas decor! What would you do?!

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I’d love to enter this box set into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional Geometric Papers
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020
Classic Design Challenge: #4 Birthday Challenge
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Anything Christmas or Holidays Goes or Snowbuddies
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #484 – Anything Christmas Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: #11 – April Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #158 – Anything Goes w/optional Through A Window
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #129 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #260 – Anything Goes w/optional photo inspiration

Through The Purple Haze: #166 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Colorbok red, white, black and yellow cardstock, American Crafts blush cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Santa Stacking Box Set cut file

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

St. Patty’s Day Hat treat box

Hello, crafty friends! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project with you, a super cute treat box for St. Patrick’s Day created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Leprechaun Hat Treat Box cut file. Have you EVER seen anything cuter than this?! OMG. And it’s about the right size for a Leprechaun to wear, lol!

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This has to be one of the cutest treat boxes I’ve ever made! It will definitely be displayed with some green M&Ms in it! Out of reach of the cats, of course, lol!

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And one final look from overhead… love, love, love!

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I’d love to enter this fun treat box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenges: More Than One Fold
Moving Along With The Times: #116 – Anything But A Card
Not Just Cards Challenges: March Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesday: Weeks #430/431 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black cardstock, Colorbok yellow cardstock, GKD Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Leprechaun Hat Treat Box cut file

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

Happy St. Patrick’s Day treat box

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – it’s almost the end of February! 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, an adorable treat box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Pot O Gold Treat Box cut file, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day in a couple weeks, which has always been one of my favs because of the green! ;)

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I mean, how flippin’ cute is this?! It’s so easy to put together but sure packs a big punch with all that color! I used dark gray for the pot and of course, rainbow colors for the rainbow, and the sentiment was a printable included in the cut file that I punched with a circle punch and layered on slightly larger punched circle.

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Here’s an angled shot…

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And one more shot from another angle… I love how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this treat box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #110 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #185 – Anything Goes w/optional For The Girls
Cut It Up Challenge Blog: #194 – Your Favorite Color (green)
Jan’s Digi Stamps: #8 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #25 – Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge: #194 – I Heart Cutfiles
Through The Purple Haze: #164 – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: #451 – Use Your Favorite Color (green)
Use Your Stuff: #392 – Circles
Wordart Wednesday: Weeks #428/429 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts charcoal cardstock; Colorbok green, blue, yellow, red and orange cardstock; The Paper Studio white cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Pot O Gold Treat Box cut file, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches

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

my best friend

3/14/20 DT Favorite at World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge!

Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’ve popped in this evening to share a super adorable wall hanging I made today to enter into the February Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge. Everyone joining in the challenge receives a free sponsor digi to create with each month. All Dressed Up Stamps is our sponsor this month and we’re playing with the most adorable My Best Friend digi stamp. OMG, how stinkin’ cute is she?! You ought to check out The Outlawz Challenges – lots of challenges to enter and lots of fun going on!

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My hubby recently bought me several large and small embroidery hoops for my crafty stash so I decided to use a small one for this project. I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, then centered the image in the hoop and traced around the outside of the hoop to cut a circle. I adhered the image on the back of the hoop and then added some paper flowers, a ribbon bow embellished with a flower button, and a little bit of bling. I also added a circle of pink and white gingham paper to the back of the wall hanging to give it a clean and finished look on the back side.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely tickled with how this turned out! I’m always really happy when my projects turn out as good in real life as they do in my mind, lol!

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I’d love to enter this wall hanging into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: #230 – Anything Goes w/optional Banners and Bows (bow)
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes #2-2020
Alphabet Challenge: W – Anything You Wish
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #245 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ: February Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C523 – Dog or Pet
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #469 – For A Child
Jan’s Digi Stamps: Challenge #8 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #126 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #116 – Critters
QKR Stampede: #386 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #41 – Hearts and/or Flowers
Use Your Stuff: #392 – Circles
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #426/427 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #02 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Stamps: All Dressed Up Stamps My Best Friend digi stamp
Ink: FS4, FS7, LG2, LG3, LG5, EB1, EB2, EB3
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon green Satin Swiss Dots ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, flower button from stash, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this wall hanging as much as I enjoyed making it! Be sure to check out all the fun digital images at All Dressed Up Stamps! And I hope you will consider joining the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Floral Perpetual Calendar

Hi everyone! Welcome to 2020 – sure seems like it got here F-A-S-T! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my first project of the new year with you for LTSCB #129 – Anything Goes! I created a pretty floral perpetual calendar for my studio using the Sizzix Calendar Months die set and my Zutter Bind It All which I bought 5-6 years ago. It’s amazing what you find when you move, lol! It’s been so long since I used it, I had to use the instruction book!

This project was a lot of fun and I’m proud to say it’s my own design. Yep, out came the ruler with lots of measuring and a little planning! The calendar background is a beautiful floral paper with panels showing the days of the week, the months, the numeral date, and a graphic for that month’s holiday.

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I covered the back of the base with solid color cardstock.

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I created the days of the week on the computer because I don’t own any days of the week stamps or dies (insert sad face). The numbers (bottom right pic) were cut with dies in the Calendar Months die set.

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The names of the months were all cut with dies in the set as well. I love the different fonts – no two are alike! I wrapped twine around the bottom of the base and tied a pretty little bow with a pink Dot Sparkler in the center.

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The most fun part of this calendar are the holiday graphics. These were all in the die set too! The pic in the center is a side view of the calendar. It’s very sturdy and I’m sure will hold up for many years. I’m really loving how this turned out and can’t wait to start using it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Sweet Mango, White, Wild Lilac, Wild Orchid, Dark Chocolate, Bubblegum Pink and Tan Leather cardstock; American Crafts black cardstock; Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate cardstock; The Paper Studio cream cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love specialty DSP
Ink: Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, black Copic multiliner pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord; red, violet, turquoise, blue, green and pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Christmas Boxes

11/30/19 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! It’s Fri-YAY!… are you doing the Happy Dance?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #16 – November Anything Christmas Goes! I’ve been on a box ‘kick’ lately and have created a couple more – these are Christmas boxes that I’ve turned into decor which will look super cute displayed since we won’t be putting up a tree this year. We have nine cats, lol! They both have stitched square die cut sentiments on the front with wrinkled ribbon closures at the top (which I actually glued closed).

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I used the Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits to create these. Here are side shots – they remind me of milk cartons. So cute! ;)

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I used wood-look paper for this box with a brown and burgundy color combo. I just love the vintage Santa!

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I used green plaid paper for this box with a more traditional red and green color combo. This wrinkled ribbon is some of my favorite!

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Proud to enter this set of boxes into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenge: #24 – To Give As A Gift (Not Just A Card)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: KaiserCraft Letters to Santa 6-1/2″ paper pad, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer and Here Comes Santa Collection Packs
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, 3GirlJAM Merlot wrinkled ribbon, Prairie Bird Boutique green winkled ribbon, small brass brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Christmas boxes and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too late to start on those cards and projects! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Pair of Creepy Coffins

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week! 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, an awesome pair of creepy coffins created with the free (yes, FREE!) Simply Crafty SVGs Creepy Coffin Box cut file. How fun are these?!

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I love how these turned out! I glued them closed to use them as decor.

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I used black for the boxes and two shades of gray for the tops.

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One more look… these are so flippin’ cool! I love how simple Sandy’s cut files are to use!

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I’d love to enter these creepies into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: October – Autumn Colors/Halloween
International Art & Soul: #69 – Halloween
LeighSBDesigns Days of Halloween Blog Hop: Day 28
The Male Room: #122 – Halloween
Try it on Tuesday: It’s Witches/Wizards/Halloween

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black, charcoal and stone cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Creepy Coffin Box cut file

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