Home decor · Papercraft

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

Home decor · Papercraft

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

3-D projects · Home decor

gather together & give thanks

10/11/19 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges!
10/24/19 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hi everyone! We’re busting right through this year – so hard to believe it’s October already! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a fabulous pumpkin decor piece created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Luminary cut file. This is definitely one of my favorite cut files I’ve worked with yet! Super easy but so elegant!

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This project took four colors of cardstock and twine, and it was amazing watching it come together! The six strands of twine made a beautiful bow which was definitely an added touch!

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I went one step further and added a stamped tag, tucked down into the twine bow.

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Here’s a view of the back side of the pumpkin which is just as pretty as the front and sides, lol!

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And one final view from the top. I am so smitten with this pumpkin luminary!

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Proud to enter this beautiful decor piece into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #6 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #237 – Halloween/Fall + A Sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #294 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October – Autumn Colors/Halloween
Creative Inspirations: October Challenge – Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
Creative Moments: #178 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #115 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1940 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #249 – see challenge pic

Scrapping4fun Challenges: #150 – Vintage Autumn
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Fall/Autumn
The Corrosive Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: DCC 0219 – Circles
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #408/409 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts vanilla and coffee cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus and Faded Brick cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Painted Harvest stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Fall Pumpkin Luminary cut file, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord

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

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Small Floral Hanging Lantern

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Today is not my posting day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog but I’ve popped in to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a sweet little hanging lantern created with the free (ySimply Crafty SVGs Mini Hanging Lantern cut file. How cute would it be to create several of these and hang them around the deck or patio for a birthday party or a summer get-together?!

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The sky is the limit for choosing papers for these! I chose a heavy kraft cardstock for the base and then a pretty floral print for the panels.

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The finishing touches were a few pink gemstones to give this lantern a little pizzazz and some pink and white Baker’s twine. Love how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this sweet lantern into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Colorbok Delilah designer paper
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Mini Hanging Lantern cut file
Accessories:  Pink and white Baker’s twine, pink 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

3-D projects · Home decor

Happy Birthday

10/3/19 Top 3 at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an adorable birthday wagon full of posies, created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Wagon of Flowers Box Card cut file. Super cute and loads of fun!

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Sandy created this as a box card which folds flat for mailing, however, I took it one step further and made it into a fixed piece of decor for a mantle or shelf. ;) I love how this turned out! I do apologize for how the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment photographed in this pic – foil is so darn hard to photograph!

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

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I used a gold foil sentiment sticker rather than stamping on this one, and it could be used for just about any occasion. I think is this one of my favorite cut files so far and I have several favorites… lots of fun picking out the bright colors and putting this together! ;)

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Proud to enter this adorable wagon into the following challenge:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #293 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: September – Add Lots of Layers
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge: September – Happy Birthday
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts smooth black, chocolate, grass, key lime, caramel, vanilla and dandelion cardstock; Colorbok orange and pink cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Wagon of Flowers Box Card cut file
Accessories:  Darice gold foil sentiment sticker, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, YNS black Glittered Gumdrops

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

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Santa decor

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! We’re just cruising right through the month! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an adorable Santa table piece created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Cone Santa cut file. OMG, he’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

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As I’ve mentioned many times before, Sandy does all the work for you – all you have to do is cut all the pieces and assemble. And she has either written tutorials or videos for all her files. This was an unbelievably fun project that didn’t take very long and was relatively easy. Now I can’t wait for the Christmas season so I can show off this guy! ;)

 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper Black cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Cone Santa 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

Home decor · mixed media

faith wall hanging

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! The May challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #25 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist each month to inspire you! This month our twist is mixed media and we’d love to see you create a project using more than two kinds of media. I created a faith wall hanging for my studio to remind me to have a little faith on a daily basis… and I SO enjoyed creating this!

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I started with a 6 x 6 gesso board that I painted with black Gesso, then used a couple stencils with translucent paste and a spatula, and let it dry thoroughly. Then I rubbed some acrylic paint lightly over the stenciled areas with my finger tip, and let that dry. Meanwhile, I dug deep into my stash and brought out a variety of elements to use – a zipper, key, sequins, gears, flowers, ribbon, glass vial that I filled with beads, a dragonfly charm and a flashcard. Then I sprayed and spritzed ink, and the fun began… laying everything out and adhering all the elements in place. It was awesome watching it transform, lol!

Here are a few close-ups…

 


And here’s one more look… really loving how this turned out. I sure do love me some purple! Can you tell?! ;)

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Products used:
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin Violet india ink
Accessories:  6 x 6 Gesso Board, Black Gesso, Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil, DreamWeaver Translucent Paste; Liquitex Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue and Silver acrylic paint; Liquitex Matte Gel, variety of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, dragonfly charm, key brad, Indygo Junction zipper, Pretty Pink Posh Lavendar Moon sequins, Queen & Co. Baby Beads; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vial, Flashcards and Swivel Clip; Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Marvy Uchida silver DecoColor paint marker, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wall hanging and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Although the technique twist of mixed media is not required to play, we’d love to see a mixed media project using more than two kinds of media! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig