Thank You flower basket

Howdy, peeps! Another weekend is behind us and I hope your week is off to a great start! I’m hopeful that I’ll do a better job remembering what day of the week it is, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new Photo Inspiration Challenge has started today over at The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge and our sponsor is Eureka Stamps so be sure to come on over and play! I created a pretty thank you card using the sponsor’s image Flower Basket that I’ve had in my stash for years. I used the faux wood technique on a panel that I learned years ago from Gina K and haven’t done in a very long time. A big ‘thank you’ to my friend, Vicki, who used this technique in one of her recent projects and inspired me to use it.

For the Photo Inspiration Challenge this fortnight, we are to find inspiration in the photo below and use it in our project. I was inspired by the neutral colors and the greenery.

I cut a 5-1/2″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels and an embellishing strip from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock and My Mind’s Eye Collectible Unforgettable and All Is Bright Designer Paper Pads. I printed the digital image on 80# Solar White cardstock, colored it and cut it with a dotted squares die, then layered it on a Hot Fudge swatches die cut. As mentioned above, I created a faux wood panel using Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa ink – the Peanut Brittle first and then the Rich Cocoa for a little bit of darker streaking to make it a tad more realistic looking. Using the Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set I stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler Icing On The Cake ink and cut it with the coordinating Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions die. I adhered the layers, panels and sentiment to the card base and finished it with some Eyelet Outlet Brown enamel dots.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock and the MME patterned paper, stamped the sentiment in the dark brown CP ink and cut it with the coordinating die, and layered the panel on the Hot Fudge cardstock.

And one more look… super happy with how this thank you card turned out! I absolutely love this image!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Collectible Unforgettable and All Is Bright Designer Paper Pads
Stamps: Eureka Stamps Flower Basket digital image, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set
Ink: Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Fragrant Oranges Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Organic Greens Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Flamingo Pinks Collection, Rosie Pinks Collection, Honey Amber Collection; Spectrum Noir alcohol maker- TN5; Sharpie Ultra Fine Orange marker; Catherine Pooler Icing On The Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Square die, Spellbinders Square Swatches die, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Brown Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! I hope you’ll link up a project this fortnight – we’d love to see what you do with this color challenge! And be sure to check out all the fun images at Eureka Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

add Salt and Tequila note card

Hello again! I’m back one last time with the third project in my third feature as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! I want to thank Shery for inviting me to guest for her and for supplying some of the most awesome products I have in my crafty stash! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous two posts, I have three projects to share and wanted to showcase them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So here is a super fun inspirational (or just for fun) note card featuring a background created with the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template and splattered black gesso, with a sentiment and lemon pieces from the STAMPlorations Layered Citrus stamp set stamped on novel text for interest, and flat sequins from CRAFTplorations Golden Autumn Shaker Blends added for a little bling!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock along with layering panels cut from CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock. Using several of the stencils in the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template, I applied Catherine Pooler Chiffon ink with a blending brush to the ivory panel to create a simple background, and then splattered watered-down black gesso over the panel and set it aside to dry. I tore a page out of the old paperback novel in my stash, copied it on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock and hit it with my heat tool which I always do with any digital images or sentiments printed on the printer. [I copied the novel page because I didn’t want my stamping to bleed through the thin paper.] Using the STAMPlorations Layered Citrus stamp set, I stamped the outlines of the lemon pieces in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then filled them in with the layering stamps from the same stamp set using Catherine Pooler Lemoncello and Tiara ink. I fussy cut them and ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges for a more finished look. I laid them on the background to determine where I wanted my sentiments stamped, did the stamping, and then adhered the lemon pieces to the background panel, popping the middle slice up on Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles. I adhered the background to the CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock layer, then to the CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock layer and then to the card base. The finishing touch was adding several flat sequins from the CRAFTplorations Golden Autumn Shaker Blends. I LOVE flat sequins!

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock and CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock, stamped the lemon slice in Tuxedo Black ink and layered the panel on the gold cardstock. I left the inside blank since this is a note card, and there’s plenty of room to write a custom message.

And one more peek… I do believe this card rates right up there with a few of my other favorites! Love how it turned out!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template
STAMPlorations Layered Citrus stamp set
CRAFTplorations Golden Autumn Shaker Blends

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock, CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Catherine Pooler Chiffon, Limoncello and Tiara ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, old paperback novel, Milwaukee heat tool, Liquitex Black Gesso, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello

Howdy peeps! As you know, I’ve had a three-month guest designing gig for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I’m having an absolute blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous post, I have three projects to share for my third feature and I’m showcasing them in individual posts so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So I’m back with my second project which is a pretty friendship card with a stenciled and glittery background created with the ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil, and features a flutterby (one of my all-time favorite winged things next to a dragonfly) and a cool layered sentiment created with the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set and CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a watermelon cardstock layer and an A2 size panel of Canson cold press watercolor paper. I laid down some Ranger festive berries distress ink on my Tim Holtz glass media mat, spritzed it generously with water in the Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the watercolor paper into it multiple times until the entire piece was covered, and let it dry for several hours. Using the ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil, I applied the festive berries distress ink very lightly with a blending brush over the entire piece, untaped the stencil and moved it to about the ten o’clock position. I applied the festive berries a little heavier along with some Versamark, and lightly sprinkled some diamond glitter over the piece. When everything was completely dry, I tapped off any excess glitter and sprayed the piece with a matte fixative. I trimmed the panel and adhered it to the watermelon cardstock layer and then to the card base.

I stamped the outline of a butterfly from the STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set in black ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, and using the layering stamps in the same set, filled it in with Ranger festive berries and candied apple distress ink. I fussy cut the butterfly and affixed it to the lower right corner with foam pads. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the sentiment from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and watermelon cardstock, and adhered it to the upper left corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of the inked panel on the front and the watermelon cardstock, stamped the sentiment in Ranger candied apple distress ink, and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I absolutely love how this card turned out! Love the stencil, the stamps and the dies!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Abstract April Showers stencil
STAMPlorations Layered Butterflies stamp set
CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Ink: Ranger festive berries and candied apple distress ink, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Stampendous Dreamweaver Translucent embossing paste, deco foil Stencil Pal, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Krylon matte fixative

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

life is good

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! I’m into my third month as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I can’t say enough how much I have enjoyed this gig! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my third feature, I have three projects to share, and as I have done for my previous two features, I’ll showcase the projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a fun friendship card featuring the very cool ARTplorations Life Is Good mask using the very old and elementary technique of tracing! I don’t believe I’ve done this since I was a child, lol! My first thought was to ink around it, and after thinking about it overnight I decided to trace it, fussy cut it and make a slimline out of it! Mission accomplished!

I created a top-folding slimline card base measuring 9″ x 3-3/4″ from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock. I still had my sewing machine out from hemming some jeans for the hubs, so I thought I’d sew around the outside edge of my card panel. It’s been ages since I’ve done any sewing on card panels so what the heck… that’ll tie right in with the tracing, lol! I did straight stitching and went back did some zig-zag in a few areas, and adhered the panel to the card base. I added roughly two and a third CRAFTplorations Artsy Geometric Backgrounds Clear Stickers in the center of the panel which I outlined with narrow strips of the CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock. I traced around the entire mask with a red fine point marker using orange, yellow and red dotted paper for each word, and then fussy cut the three words and ran a black marker around the edges for definition. I adhered the words to the background panel and then added some tiny snips of leftover orange cardstock strips for a little interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with the remaining two-thirds(ish) of a CRAFTplorations Artsy Geometric Backgrounds Clear Sticker and leftover strips of the CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock. I stamped the STAMPlorations Grand Adventure sentiment in orange ink and layered the panel on orange cardstock. I added a few more snips of leftover orange cardstock strips.

And one more peek… I bet no one uses tracing in their crafts anymore… so I feel good about bringing back an old-time technique! I sure like how this turned out!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Life Is Good mask
CRAFTplorations Artsy Geometric Backgrounds Clear Stickers
STAMPlorations Grand Adventure stamp

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 papers
Ink: Bic Mark-It Ultra Fine Point Rambunctious Red marker, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Memento Morocco ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Singer sewing machine, Coats white thread

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Final Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Howdy peeps! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m into my third and final month as a guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I’m sad it’s coming to an end… I’ve had such a good time! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my feature this month I have three more projects to showcase, all using different ARTplorations Stencils along with other crafty goodies available in the store!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Life is good

hello

add Salt and Tequila note card

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Hey Foxy

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun birthday card featuring some of our very cool critter and mushroom brads along with with washi tape and pearl bling!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base and layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock as well as a layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock. I also cut embellishing strips from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock which I adhered diagonally to the front panel along with a couple strips of our Copper Skinny Washi Tape, and then adhered the panel to the card base.

Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Magical Enchanted Day stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in dark green ink in the upper right corner of the front panel, and then stamped the wreath on a Solar White cardstock scrap, colored it with alcohol markers, and cut it with the coordinating Prickley Pear Stamps Fox & Wreath die. I cut several more plain wreath die cuts from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock which I adhered on top of each other for dimension and then adhered the wreath to the front panel. I added some Clear Star shimmer to the wreath for some interest. I then added two Fox Brads on the wreath and two Lawn Mushroom Brads just below the wreath. The finishing touch was the addition of three white pearls.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock as well as a strip of Copper Skinny Washi Tape, then stamped the sentiment in the dark green ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock.

And one more look… so smitten with these fox and mushroom brads! They really emphasized the magical nature of this adorable wreath!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Fox Brads
Lawn Mushroom Brads
Copper Skinny Washi Tape
White Pearl Bling

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Magical Enchanted Day stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Emerald Seas Collection, Rich Reds Collection, Fragrant Oranges Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Woodland Greens Collection, Organic Greens Collection, Royal Purples Collection, Flamingo Pinks Collection, Natural Browns Collection
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Fox & Wreath die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Girly Birthday – 29 Again!

Hello again, everybody! I’ve popped back in once more today to share a project for The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge! I’ve been intermittently playing with my Scan N Cut over the past several weeks creating some pretty fun projects! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I mentioned in my last post that we’ve been busy this week and I’ve had a rough time remembering what day it is, and actually created this handbag gift box for the last Festive Fridays Challenge (Special Birthday theme) which I thought had already ended, lol! So a new challenge really did actually start today and the themes to choose from this time are Christmas, Wedding, Girly Birthday, Anniversary or Father’s Day, and this super adorable gift box fits the Girly Birthday theme!

I cut the gift box base and handle from American Crafts Taffy cardstock, and panels for the top and front flap from Colorbok Seeing Dots (pink) cardstock. I stamped that massively fun sentiment on a scrap of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock in pink ink, cut it with a stitched oval die and adhered it to the front of the gift box. The final touch was adding a double row of clear jewel bling strips around the front flap.

Here are a couple more angled shots.

And one more look at the gift box opened up. This was so much fun and I totally enjoyed creating it! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Taffy cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Sassy Birthday stamp set
Ink: Memento Rose Bud ink
Dies/Punches: Brother CanvasWorkspace Handbag Gift Box cut file, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Clear Jewel Bling Strips

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! And I hope you have something wonderful, fun and safe planned for the weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve created a few more cards for the current challenges over at The Outlawz and am deciding on which ones to enter into what challenges. The hubs had a couple out-of-town doctor appointments this week and my mind has played tricks on me all week long as far as what day of the week it is, even after looking at the calendar, lol! The card I’m sharing with you today is for The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge and is another super easy one I created with another one of the Creative Craft Products die sets I ordered from Paper Wishes. This one is a double gate fold, which is easy enough to make without a die set, but the cut-outs on the front panels are just so pretty! ;)

I cut the card base from CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock and layers from CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock and Hot Off The Press Christmas Memories 6×6 papers.

This card only took about 20 minutes (tops) to make from start to finish. The die set took all the measuring and guesswork out of the equation, and all I had to do was cut the cardstock base, cut the cardstock and paper layers, cut out and mat the sentiment (part of the paper pack), and assemble. Plus no stamping (which is kinda rare for me)! Can’t get any easier than that!

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! This would make an amazing set of Christmas cards for those special folks on your list!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 110# Natural cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock, Hot Off The Press Christmas Memories 6×6 papers
Dies/Punches: Creative Craft Products Double Gate Fold die set
Accessories: Gemini Junior, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Ivory Enamel Dots

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Gnomie hello

Hi friends! Happy Thursday – another week almost behind us! We’ve had a busy one and I’ve fallen a little behind in my posting. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created this adorable center easel card for The Outlawz Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge where KLM Designs is sponsoring this month. “The World Cup” poem was the inspiration for this challenge and I focused on the bar scene and beer, lol! I used the super cool KLM Designs ‘Gnome Musician’ digital image along with Eyelet Outlet Beer Brads and Music Note Brads to make this card to tell someone how awesome they are!

I’ve made a number of easel cards over the years and have always used a paper trimmer that has the ability to make independent cuts without totally cutting the cardstock or paper in two, if that makes sense. Well, I’ve recently found several die sets that do all the work – and used one of them for this card. No measuring – just die cutting… and what a dream! ;) I die cut the base from CutCardStock Curious Metallic 111# Night cardstock, and front layers from CutCardStock Basis 80# Red cardstock, Canvas Corp Corrugated Kraft, and Canvas Corp Trendy Halloween Paper Collection (the yellow star paper). I printed the digital image four times, colored one of them with alcohol markers and layered them for a little dimension, and adhered him to the card base. I added the beer brads and music note brads, then adhered the sentiment stamped from Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set in Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red ink which I cut with the coordinating Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments die.

I die cut the back layers from the Basis Red and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock and stamped the sentiment from Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set in the CP red ink.

Here’s an angled shot so you can see the dimension.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Gnomie dude’s got it goin’ on! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Curious Metallic 111# Night cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Red cardstock, Canvas Corp Corrugated Kraft, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock, Canvas Corp Trendy Halloween Paper Collection
Stamps: KLM Designs Gnome Musician digital image, Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set, Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Natural Browns Collection, Honey Amber Collection, Fair Skin Tones Collection, Depth & Shadows Collection; Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red ink
Dies/Punches: Creative Craft Products High Centre Stepper Card die set, Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Beer Brads and Music Note Brads, Ranger Distress Collage Medium

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

HAPPY Valentine’s Day

Hello again, everybody! I’ve popped in again this morning to share a card I created for the May Freebie/Progressive Challenge over at The Outlawz! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I stay so darn busy these days that sometimes I don’t even know which end is up. I’m retired and I’m busier than I ever was when I worked full-time outside the home and was raising four kids! How does that even happen?! We were gifted the super adorable Sharing Is Caring digital stamp from The Paper Shelter for this challenge and I created a Valentine’s Day card done primarily in teal rather than the traditional red and/or pink.

I cut a square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and layering panels from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Lagoon cardstock and CutCardStock Basis 80# Aqua cardstock. I printed the pre-colored image from The Paper Shelter on 60# Hammermill cardstock, fussy cut it and set it aside. I printed the coordinating backing paper on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, trimmed it and layered it on the Basis Aqua cardstock. I adhered the fussy cut image to the backing paper panel and then stamped the sentiment in Catherine Pooler All That Jazz ink, added a die cut sentiment, and adhered the panel to Stardream Metallic Aquamarine and Lagoon layers. The finishing touch was the addition of a pink enamel heart.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Lagoon cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Aqua cardstock and CutCardStock Basis 80# Pink cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from an old Hero Arts stamp set (Love By Lia) in Catherine Pooler All That Jazz and It’s A Girl ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Aquamarine cardstock and CutCardStock Basis 80# Aqua cardstock.

And one more look… this is so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! The Paper Shelter has some super adorable images which always have coordinating backing papers!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Lagoon cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Aqua cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Pink cardstock
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Sharing Is Caring digital stamp, Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set, Hero Arts Love By Lia stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler All That Jazz and It’s A Girl ink; Nuvo alcohol marker- 359 Emerald Seas Collection
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Hearts

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig