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

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Friday and happy March 1st! Can you believe it?! A new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #8 – March Anything Christmas Goes! Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for fancy folds and am always looking for new ones to try. My inspiration for this very cool hanging reverse fold origami card (also called a squash card) came from one of my YouTube subscriptions HERE. Sam is one talented lady, and I could sit for hours watching her videos!

I created this card for my sister – it’s something she’ll be able to use year after year. And it’s contained in it’s own little decorated box! She loved it and showed it off to her crafty lady friends, lol!

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The paper reminds me of a flannel shirt. I paired it with green crinkled paper which looks great on the white cardstock.

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Here’s the lid off the box…

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… and the card out of the box. I even decorated the inside, lol!

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There are quite a few stamped and die cut Christmas sentiments as well as Christmas stickers used. I don’t typically use stickers on my projects but the ones I used on this came in the Photo Play paper packs and I just couldn’t resist. They are so stinkin’ cute!

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Here’s a shot of the entire card hanging on the wall. It’s about 2-1/2 feet long!

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And here are shots of the different sections. This was so much fun!

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And here’s a shot of the back of it when it’s all folded up, which is actually the very bottom portion. LOVE how this turned out – I’m thinking I’ll be making more of these for Christmas this year!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, The Paper Cut Crinkled Paper, Photo Play Here Comes Santa paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh, What Fun and Tin of Tags stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Sizzix Dotted Ovals, Rectangles and Circles, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circles STAX die
Accessories:  Photo Play Here Comes Santa and Holiday Cheer stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun hanging reverse fold origami card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Be Silly wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Friday… doing the *happy dance*… Fridays are my most favorite day of the week! And today starts a new challenge over at Polkadoodles! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Wk 7 – Anything Goes! I created a fun ‘Be Silly’ wall hanging that’s hanging in my studio to remind me that I don’t have to be serious all the time! ;) This is my last post for Polkadoodles. I’ve made the difficult decision to step down because of too many obligations right now. I’d like to thank Jan and the gang for having me along for the past several months – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned that even though all Polkadoodles challenges are ‘anything goes’, our design teams are challenged each week with a specific theme. This week it’s “Recycle” so I recycled the thick cardboard backing from a package of cardstock to use as the base for my wall hanging. All of the elements (image, papers, sentiment, bow and flowers) are from the amazing Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. Be sure to check it out… you will NOT be disappointed! :)

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I colored the fairy image with a new set of alcohol markers that I recently purchased (and still adding colors as they become available), and used dies from several of my favorite sets to cut a background panel, the focal image and the sentiment. I also used some fabric ribbon, flat back pearls and flower brads from my stash. This was so much fun putting together!

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I’d love to enter this adorable wall hanging into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #60 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #87 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: February Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #29 – Stitched / Real or Faux
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #374/375 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Recycled thick cardboard backing from a package of cardstock, Papers from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Stamps: Image, sentiment, bow and flowers from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Ink: Studio 71 B1, B2, BG13, E15, E17, R2, YR3; Spectrum Noir BT1; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamps die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Ovals die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die
Accessories:  Crop-A-Dile Big Bite, Shades of Pink Petaloo Brads, American Crafts Ribbon, Darice White Flat-Back Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this week! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Rustic Outhouse

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a very cool Rustic Outhouse created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Outhouse cut file. OMG, I had THE best time creating this! I dug out the rust paste and made the hardware on the door and the roof rusty! Gotta have some rust!

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I used a woodgrain background stamp on all the pieces beneath the trim. I have to say that Simply Crafty SVGs owner, Sandy, thought of everything when she created this cut file… even a toilet seat and toilet paper, lol!

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Here are shots from different angles. This is the first time I’ve played with the rust paste and I think I like it! :)

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And back to the front, showing all that glorious rust on the door hinges and handle, and some on the horseshoe above the door! Loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hardwood Background Stamp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Outhouse Cut File
Accessories:  Scan N Cut, Fiskars Large Stamp Positioner, Prima Red and Brown Rust Paste

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun little outhouse! What a fun piece of home decor! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs! And there are tons of FREE cut files if you just want to try them out! I promise you will have fun, fun, fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home decor

Inspirational Coasters (set of 4)

Hi everyone! We’re almost a week into November – can you believe it?! The jolly little man in the red suit will be sliding down chimneys before we know it! Today is my Mixed Up Magazine post day and I’m super stoked to share an inspiration project using 50s Ladies and Enjoy Your Thoughts Words  Mixed Up Merchandise Printables! With Christmas in mind, I created an awesome set of 4 inspirational coasters that I think will make a wonderful gift!

This is considered a teaser post… I’m sharing only one photo of my finished project here on my blog, so jump on over to Mixed Up Magazine to see more photos and details on how I created these awesome coasters! And while you’re there, why not click over to pick up a mag subscription?! It’s always filled with amazing project tutorials that I know you’ll enjoy and find very inspiring! ;)

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Mixed Up Merchandise Printables used:
50s Ladies
Enjoy Your Thoughts Words

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- TN4, BP6, LG5, CT4, BT5, PP4, FS7; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Darice slate coasters, Liquitex Black Gesso, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin Stencil, Liquitex White and Silver Acrylic Paint, Avery labels

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun Printables for your mixed media and collage projects at the Mixed Up Merchandise store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig