CAS · Papercraft

Quirky CAS

Hi everyone! I’m posting the new August Anything Goes challenge today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the very cool Hero Arts Weird and Wonderful stamp set! I created a fun one-layer clean and simple friendship card for a Quirky… Oddball… One of a Kind… friend!

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This card is really CAS. No layers. Doesn’t get much easier than this. I stamped the three bold sentiments from the stamp set in black ink, then stamped over top of them in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added five purple sequins for a little interest.

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment. No layered panels this time.

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Products used:
Paper/Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Weird and Wonderful stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark ink
Accessories: Hero Arts Clear Embossing PowderHero Arts Ombre Purple Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Christmas

Hello, my friends! Well the time is finally here… the debut challenge at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! All of our challenges, year round, are Anything Christmas Goes, so if you love Christmas like we do, come over and play with us! I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #1 – August Anything Christmas Goes!

I made several of these fun cards last Christmas and they were such a hit, I’m making a few more this year! I used Karen Burniston’s Twist Panel Pop-Up Die Set to make these. I cannot tell you how much fun I had, lol! I didn’t want to stop! :D

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The Christmas tree on the front was created with Your Next Stamp’s Create A Christmas Tree die set. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin’ Up.

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Here is a shot of the card opening up. Pardon my thumb, lol!

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And here it is fully open so you can see the twist panel design. I dug into my die stash and found the stocking. The snowman is from the main die set I used for the card. The letter ‘y’ is stamped and I drew white stitch lines on it. And the Christmas tree is from the die set I used on the front.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso cardstock; Stampin’ Up Silver Glimmer Paper, Stampin’ Up Warmth & Cheer DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh What Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop-Up and Snowman Twist Circle die sets, YNS Create-A-Christmas-Tree die, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die, QuiKutz Stocking die
Accessories:  Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Please help us spread the word about our fun new challenge blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

mixed media · Papercraft

live simply… Faux Leather Tag

Hello, my crafty friends! I’m sitting here shaking my head at quickly this year is flying by! My sister’s birthday is on the 8th and it always seems like once her birthday passes, the rest of the year is a blur! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #16 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping. Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer a different technique twist each month just to inspire you – the twists are not required to play!

I created a fun faux leather tag for this month’s challenge and I literally stamped with a 3×3 acrylic block! It’ll be fun to see the different interpretations because everybody sees things a different way!

Leslie

I cut my tag from heavy kraft cardstock, distressed the edges with tool and ink, then sewed around the edges with my Janome Sew Mini.

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I stamped with the acrylic block, then randomly stamped some partial circle images around the edges. I splattered some distress ink with a fan brush and then applied the Prima crystal flower, butterflies and inked sentiments.

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I created a grommet around the opening at the top of the tag and then added several pieces of ribbon scraps.

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One final angled shot. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain, Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Oxide
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, Prima Say It In Crystals Flower, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Botanical Ephemera, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sticker sentiments, assorted ribbon and jute scraps

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Go Granny Go

Hi everyone! Happy August 1st! Can you believe it?! A brand new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #112 – Old School! We’d love to see your old/vintage or back to school project! We’re being sponsored this month by the very awesome Sparkle N Sprinkle so be sure to come on over and play for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate!

I zeroed in on the ‘old/vintage’ aspect of this challenge theme and created a fun Interlocking Gate Fold design using the Sparkle N Sprinkle Go Granny Go and Classic Car stamp sets. What a fun card!

Leslie

I watercolored the stamped image and embellished the circular frame with gemstones.

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Here’s a shot of the card opening up so you can see the interlocking design.

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And here’s one final shot of the card fully open to reveal the inside sentiment. Loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Go Granny Go and Classic Car stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Rich Razzleberry ink; Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir EB6
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Circles dies
Accessories:  Niji Water Brush, Stampin’ Up Clear Rhinestones,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun fold and will link up an old/vintage or back to school project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Sparkle N Sprinkle store – you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Dragonfly Notes (post-it note pad holder)

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and Happy August 1st! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #25 – August Anything Goes! I created several post-it note pad holders for a dear friend last Christmas (for stocking stuffers) and I liked them so well that I decided to make some more. Super easy and a lot of fun.

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I used some pretty Stampin’ Up coordinating paper and stamps along with dragonfly thinlits.

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Here’s a shot with the holder open revealing the post-it note pad.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Stampin’ Up Petal Garden DSP, Paper Accents Pearlized cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits
Accessories:  4×6 Post-It Note Pad

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Gecko Galz Design Team!

I have some wonderful news… I’ve been asked to join the Gecko Galz Design Team and I’m very excited about this opportunity! So many amazing digital products to work with – from collage sheets and paper packs to stamps and ephemera packs! Can’t wait to get started in September, which will be here before we know it! :)

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After several months of not having much mojo since my husband became critically ill in early March, I’m slowly feeling like crafting again. We closed on a house in early April (despite my husband still being very ill) and we really feel like we belong here. This house is just wonderful… it’s on 15 acres in the country with a separate workshop for him and a separate studio/craft room for me. He’s slowly progressing to the point where he’s able to ‘piddle’ in his workshop and my heart is full, so full that I feel like creating again. What a good feeling! So what better time to join a new DT than now!

We have monthly Customer Challenges over at the Gecko Galz Blog, so come on over and play! Looking forward to creating with this amazing team of designers!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog DT!

Hello, crafty peeps! The Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog Design Team has been announced! A huge thanks to everyone who applied! We are very blessed to have this amount of talent on the team and we can’t wait until our first challenge goes live on August 1st! Hope you will join us!

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Just to recap, our challenges will go from the 1st to the last day of every month, and will always be Anything Christmas Goes! The sky’s the limit – enter up to five different projects into each challenge!

Be sure to visit our sister blogs too – Love To Scrap Challenge BlogLove To Craft Challenge Blog, and Mix It Up Challenge Blog for more crafty fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig