Be Happy!

Hey, everybody! Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a marvelous weekend and were able to do something fun! You know where I was… yep, you got it! In my studio doing what I love! And our weather is cooling off here and I’m loving life! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty birthday card with two removable dragonfly magnets! The magnets were created with the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments and painted with some oh-so-gorgeous metal gloss paint in several colors. So between the dragonflies and the foiled and glitter cardstock, there’s a whole lot of shimmer going on! What a fun way to give a card and gift in one! Magnets are always a big hit no matter where they are placed – they are a constant reminder of who gifted them! 

I painted the bodies of the Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments with brown chalk paint and then painted one set of dragonfly wings with turquoise and steel blue metal gloss paint, and the other set with magenta and violet metal gloss paint. I added iridescent gemstones to the bodies, and then adhered two tiny disc magnets on the back of each dragonfly with distress collage medium. For the card front, I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base, a layering panel and two stitched scallop edges from white cardstock. I then cut strips in varying widths from purple and pink glitter cardstock as well as silver and teal foiled cardstock, and adhered the scalloped edges and strips to the layering panel in a diagonal fashion. I adhered the front panel to the card base and stamped the sentiment in brown ink. I finished the front with several blue gemstones in the upper left corner. 

Here are the dragonflies taken off the card front. The magnet backs are on the back side of the front flap of the card base, ‘disguised’ behind 1/2″ circles pressed into a foam mat to form cups and adhered to the magnets with distress collage medium.

I cut the inside layering panel from white cardstock and embellished it with strips of glitter and brown cardstock used on the front. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink as well, and layered the panel on brown cardstock to tie in the color of the dragonfly bodies.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Love me some dragonflies!

Clear Scraps products used:
Dragonflies Chipboard Embellishments

Other products used:
Paper/Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, DCWV Foiled Cardstock Stack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Sayings and Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Plaid Folkart Java chalk paint; Inka Gold Magenta, Steel Blue, Turquoise and Violet metal gloss paint; Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones, Brutus Monroe small disc magnets, Eyelet Outlet blue gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

HAPPY fall for CutCardStock Fall-oween Blog Hop!

Hi friends! A big giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Fall-oween Blog Hop going on this weekend (September 18th and 19th), starting at 7:00 AM Central Time today and ending at 11:55 PM Central Time tomorrow! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! This is going to be fun, so COME HOP WITH US!

AND there is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs! Woo-hoo!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Monday, September 20th, on the CutCardstock blog and Facebook page! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (good for ONE gift card entry) or upload a Fall or Halloween project using CutCardStock products (good for TWO gift card entries). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us, PLUS it will increase your chances to win the gift card! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a minute or three to share my pretty Fall card featuring a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock card base with an acetate panel. Both the 110# and 80# weight Neenah Classic Solar White cardstock are staples in my studio. I create most of my projects with this amazing cardstock and don’t ever see myself without it!

Acetate panel cards are so fun to create and this was a super easy one. All those leaves seen through the acetate were cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock as well, and adhered directly to the inside of the card base.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this Fall card. All you need is a good sturdy card base cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, a piece of acetate, and an edge die – which can be curved or straight, plain or scalloped. Doesn’t get much easier! ;)

Cut a section out of the front flap of the card base with the edge die, adhere the acetate to the back side of the flap and adhere the bottom portion of the front flap to the front of the adhesive. Stamp the front and inside sentiments in brown ink. Die cut and stamp several sets of leaves in brown ink as well, keeping the leaves in the negative spaces by putting small strips of washi tape on the back side of the panels.

Ink the leaves with carved pumpkin, fired brick, forest moss, walnut stain distress inks. Once dry, remove the washi tape from the back side of the panels and remove the die cuts.

Adhere the die cuts randomly to the inside of the card base being sure to cover all areas visible through the acetate.

Ink several wood veneer heart embellishments with the same distress ink colors and adhere to the front of the card base.

CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Fall Leaves Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Ranger distress ink- carved pumpkin, fired brick, forest moss, walnut stain
Dies/Punches: Your Next Stamp Curved Scallop Edge Die, Prickley Pear Stamps Leaf Die Set
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Spiegelmom Scraps Wood Veneer Rustic Hearts

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Okay, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

  1. CutCardStock
  2. Janet Trieschman
  3. Janet Axtman
  4. Maureen Ruangchamneil
  5. Jennifer Kotas
  6. Leslie Turner –>you’re here!<–
  7. Judy VanZandt
  8. Judy Markowitz
  9. CutCardStock – C’mon, you know you want to link up! The linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your project – each upload is worth two entries for the gift card! Two entries per person!

You should have arrived here from Jennifer’s blog and your next stop is Judy V’s blog! I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the fun Halloween projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Halloween card and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a Halloween-themed project! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I’m so grapeful for you

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had an awesome week! I can’t believe we’re on the downhill slope toward the end of September and we’ll soon be welcoming October! 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 super fun friendship/thank you card featuring our Grape Brads, Purple Foil Washi Tape, Pink Foil Washi Tape and Green Jewel Bling! I’ve had this die in my stash for a minute and thought it would be fun to place the purple and pink foil washi tape beneath the dashed apertures to use as the background for the hanging clusters of grapes and fun sentiment! I’m such a sucker for pun-y sentiments, lol!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, rounded all four corners, and adhered the purple panel to the card base. Using the mini cover plate die, I cut panels from CutCardStock Basis Light Lime cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I placed strips of Purple Foil Washi Tape alternating with strips of Pink Foil Washi Tape on the green panel, and then adhered the white panel on top. I added several Grape Brads and adhered the piece to the card front. I added the sentiment and Green Jewel Bling to complete the front of the card.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Basis Light Lime cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on the purple cardstock.

And one more look… really loving how this turned out! I’ve always loved a green and purple color combo, and the pop of pink on this one really sets it off! These grape brads are super fun!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Grape Brads
Purple Foil Washi Tape
Pink Foil Washi Tape
Green Jewel Bling

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Light Lime cardstock
Stamps: PhotoPlay Fruits & Veggies stamp set, Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set
Ink: Catherine Poole Lime Rickey ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Catherine Pooler Just A Dash Mini Cover Plate
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot

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

Friends Are Flowers Envelope Box Card

Hi friends! A very Happy Friday to you – I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this afternoon with a Trinity Stamps Ambassador inspiration project that I finished up yesterday afternoon which I’m super stoked to share! If you know me, you know I absolutely love fun folds, and box cards are at the top of the list of my favorites! Trinity Stamps recently released their Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit and I had a blast stamping, coloring and die cutting all the blooms in this kit for my envelope box card! This is my own design that I created with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board and this one does not fold flat for mailing like the typical box card (which I did for more stability) but I plan to work on an envelope box card design that does fold flat, so stay tuned! ;)

I cut the envelope base from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, scored and punched it with the WRMK Envelope Punch Board, and covered the flaps with gingham paper. Using the Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit, I stamped the blooms (in multiples) on Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies (also included in the kit), and arranged them in layers on the front and inside of the box. I stamped a sentiment from the Friends Are Flowers stamp set, trimmed it and layered it on black cardstock. The final step was adding gemstones from the Summer Sparkles Embellishment Mix (also included in the kit) with the Trinity Pick-Up Stick which really added some pretty sparkle.

Looking at the overhead shot, you can see there are three layers of blooms. I embellished the back of the box with a strip of the pink gingham paper and a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock. Using stamps from Supporting Script Sentiments stamp set and Just For You stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in black and pink ink.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! It took a little while to stamp, color and die cut all the blooms, but it was well worth it!

Trinity Stamps products used:
Summer Blooms Floral Papercrafting Kit (includes Summer Blooms stamps and dies, and Summer Sparkles Embellishment Mix)
Friends Are Flowers stamp set
Supporting Script Sentiments stamp set
Just For You stamp set
Trinity Pick-Up Stick,

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, Hot Off The Press Gingham #2 6×6 papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Arteza alcohol markers- YG13, YG15, YR04, YR17, PB06, R05, R14, RP15, RP16; Catherine Pooler It’s A Girl ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

eeek!

Hi everyone! Woo-hoo, another Friday has rolled around and I hope you have a fabulous weekend planned! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created an adorable Halloween card featuring a spider wreath, lol! Yep, you read that right… a spider wreath created with the Birch Press Design Roundabout Layer Set in black, orange and yellow, with eeeky spiders! This was definitely a fun one! ;)

Using the Birch Press Design Roundabout Layer Set, I cut the wreath layers from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock. I assembled the wreath, added spider sequins with tiny orange gemstones, and set it aside. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock and American Crafts Halloween 6×6 paper. I adhered a smaller panel of the Halloween paper to the bottom of the striped panel and added a narrow strip of orange cardstock and a strip of orange dotted washi tape. I adhered the panels together and then to the card base. I adhered the wreath to the background panel and stamped the eeeky sentiments in black ink, and added three orange gemstones across the bottom to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the Halloween patterned paper and orange cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered the panel on the orange cardstock.

And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! Another terrific die set by Birch Press Design! I love them all! ;)

Dies R Us products used:
Birch Press Design Roundabout Layer Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Gold cardstock, American Crafts Halloween 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Spooky Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, spider sequins from stash, Eyelet Outlet Orange Dots Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet orange jewel bling

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I donut know how to thank you.

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! If you live in the States, you know that today is a sad date to remember – this day marks the 20th anniversary of the multiple terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. After all these years, my heart still breaks for the families and friends of all those who lost their lives that day. Please take a moment to remember them. Now on to something happy! 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 super fun thank you card featuring our Donut Brads, Donut Washi Tape and Light Pink Enamel Dots! I LOVE these brads and coordinating washi tape! OMG, these make such fun cards!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a slightly smaller layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock which I embellished with layered strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Cotton Candy cardstock alternating with CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock and Donut Washi Tape between each strip. I stamped the sentiment on the next to the last strip in brown ink, added three Donut Brads, and then adhered the panel to the card base. I added some Light Pink Enamel Dots to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of Donut Washi Tape and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Cotton Candy cardstock, stamped the sentiment in brown ink and layered the panel on the cotton candy cardstock.

And one more peek… how stinkin’ cute is this?! The absolute perfect thank you for any donut lover in your life, lol!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Donut Brads
Donut Washi Tape
Light Pink Enamel Dots

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Cotton Candy cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Hole Foods stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Over Coffee ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

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

Sending many blessings your way

Hi everyone! A very Happy Friday to you – I hope you have something fun planned this weekend! Last Sunday Ed and I went to Four Corners which is the only spot in the United States where you can literally stand in four states at once – Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. This was on my bucket list and not very far from where we live, so we made the trip and had a great time! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring our Autumn cardstock (brown, orange and gold) which is on sale this month so be sure to stock up! I paired these gorgeous colors with our Basis Natural which is a good sturdy 110# weight and makes great card bases. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a pretty Thanksgiving card featuring a clear acetate panel on the front with chevron elements die cut from Basis Brown 80# cardstock, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock and Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock showing through the acetate.

I cut the card base from Basis Natural 110# cardstock, stamped the background in white ink using the Trinity Stamps Encouragement Text 6×6 background stamp, and then die cut the chevron into the card base, reserving the frame. I die cut an extra chevron from the natural cardstock, adhered it beneath the reserved stamped frame with spray adhesive, and set it aside. I die cut three more chevrons from Basis Brown 80# cardstock, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock and Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock, reserving one column of die cut elements from each of the colors to adhere back into the negative space on the inside of the card.

I adhered a piece of acetate beneath the aperture on the inside of the card base using double-sided tape, and then adhered the stacked frames on top with spray adhesive for some slight dimension. Using the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Anything stamp set, I stamped the sentiment in brown ink on the natural cardstock, trimmed it and stacked it on three more pieces of cardstock, and adhered it to the bottom portion of the card. The finishing touch on the front was adding several orange gemstones.

I embellished the inside left with strips cut from Basis Brown 80# cardstock, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock, Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock and Basis Natural 110# cardstock. I adhered the reserved die cut elements from the three colors back into the negative spaces of the chevron without the frame (to be seen on the front through the acetate), and stamped a sentiment from the same Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Anything stamp set in brown ink.

And one more peek of that up-close shot… totally loving how this turned out! These autumn cardstock colors are so beautiful and make absolutely gorgeous cards!

CutCardStock products used:
Basis Natural 110# cardstock
Basis Brown 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Tangy Orange 65# cardstock
Stardream Metallic Antique Gold 105# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Trinity Stamps Encouragement Text 6×6 background stamp, Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Anything stamp set
Ink: Delicata White Shimmer ink, Catherine Pooler Icing On The Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Alterations Chevron Frameworks die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Grafix Craft Plastic, Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Hercules double-sided tape, 1mm thick adhesive foam pads, Darice orange gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Vintage Sewing Album

Hey, everybody! Another Happy Hump Day to you – SO hard to believe we’ve already seen the first week of September! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a very cool vintage sewing album using the Blank Wood Card with Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments! This was such a fun project! I layered the two dress forms together to make one embellishment with some really good dimension as the focal on the front of the album. I cut four pages for the inside and embellished the front and back of each page.

The front and back covers of the album were created with Blank Wood Card. In addition to the stamped and painted Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments on the front, I used a vintage button, charms, ruler ribbon, and elements from the digital accessories. I used Ephemoire’s Til The Bobbin Runs Out digital journal pages and accessories on the covers and all the pages. The edges of the covers and pages are inked with distress ink. The inside of the front and back covers are painted with chalk paint and each has a spool element from the digital accessories. All four of the pages on the inside are embellished with digital journal pages. They also have folders that open, flaps that open up and out, and pull-outs – all embellished with elements from the digital accessories along with stamped and die cut buttons, and all with plenty of room for journaling and/or photos. I did a little ink splattering with a fan brush on each page, trying not to over-do it because I love ink splatters, lol! And finally, I tied two ribbons on the binding rings with crafter’s cord. Here are shots of the front and inside cover, front and back all pages, and the inside and back cover.

Clear Scraps products used:
Blank Wood Card
Dress Form Chipboard Embellishments
Small sanding stick

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, CutCardStock Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Bubblegum cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock
Stamps: Great Impressions Lace background stamp, Ephemoire Til The Bobbin Runs Out digital journal pages and accessories, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Sunny Studio Cute As A Button die set
Accessories: Folkart Java, Oatmeal and Sheepskin chalk paint; MISTI stamp tool, 7 Gypsies binding rings, Tim Holtz idea-ology Ruler Ribbon, 3 Girl JAM vintage button, Blue Moon charms from stash, Ranger distress collage medium, Big Shot, fan brush, Really Reasonable Ribbon pink twill and olive canvas ribbon, Hemptique Bamboo crafting cord, Stampendous green and pink Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Just Because

Hi friends! Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day if you’re in the States! I hope you’ve had a great long weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created this sweet ‘just because’ tower card for The Outlawz September Progressive/Freebie Challenge where Hetty Clare Art is our sponsor this month. We were gifted the super adorable digital image called The Little Ballerina to play with for this challenge, and I used a yellow and green color combo for this fun fold.

I printed the digital image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, cut it with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics and colored it with alcohol markers. I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock and Lawn Fawn Spring Fling patterned papers. I adhered the layers together and then adhered them to the card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set and then added several gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Brilliant Citrine Embellishment Mix to finish the card. I applied the gemstones with the Trinity Stamps Pick Up Stick which is amazing! ;)

I cut the back panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock and Lawn Fawn Spring Fling patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set and layered the panel on the green cardstock.

And one more peek… folded flat for mailing. What an adorable image! And I really love this fold!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6×6 Petite Paper Pack
Stamps: Trinity Stamps A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- Y39, Y24, Y33, BR28, R27; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Fiskars 12″ SureCut Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Trinity Stamps Brilliant Citrine Embellishment Mix, Trinity Stamps Pick Up Stick

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Paper Goods Feature #2 at STAMPlorations!

Hi everybody! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend and doing something fun! I’m a little late with this post but I’m thrilled to be showcasing three more projects created with the Paper Goods over at STAMPlorations! As is the norm when playing with STAMPlorations goodies, I’m having a blast! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! These projects were shown on the STAMPlorations blog on August 23rd which was the day after I got home from the hospital after suffering a heart attack. I had what they call a widow-maker’s heart attack with 100% blockage in my left anterior descending. I spent four days in the hospital and came home with a ton of medications that I’ll be on for the rest of my life, along with lots of diet changes and an exercise regimen. I’ve lost ten pounds but I certainly don’t recommend having a heart attack to do it, lol! ;)

So the posts you’ve seen in my blog over the past two weeks were scheduled in way in advance, and this post is the first fresh post I’ve written since I’ve been home from the hospital. Now, for the fun stuff… for this STAMPlorations feature I have created three fun Christmas projects using the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera, available in the Paper Goods section of the store. These ATC Backgrounds are so awesome and can be used to create not only artist trading cards, but tags and ornaments as you’ll see here shortly! My first project is a set of six ATCs, cards and coins, featuring the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera with stamped sentiments from the Joy clear stamp set. All have heat embossing and/or glossy or shimmer overlay. These all have some nice shine going on!

I cut and punched the ATC bases from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and adhered them to the back of the individual card and coin panels trimmed and punched from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera. I stamped sentiments on each one from the Joy clear stamp set in black, brown, blue, silver and gold ink, and added clear embossing, Glossy Accents, Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, and Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker to embellish each one. I ran gold and silver paint pens around the edge of each ATC to finish them off. Here is a straight and hand-held angle shot of each one (pardon my thumb, lol):

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera
Joy clear stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Ink: Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes, Black Jack and Over Coffee ink; Delicata Golden Glitz and Silvery Shimmer ink; Versamark, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker, Memento Rich Cocoa marker, Posca Gold and Silver pens
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Glossy Accents


My second project is a set of four Christmas tags also featuring the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera. I created two of these tags in the traditional colors of red and green, and the other two in non-traditional colors of teal and purple.

These have diagonal striped backgrounds created from strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Limeade cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock which I adhered to Stick It Adhesive Sheet and then to Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and cut with Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. The images were cut with a stitched rectangle die and layered on slightly larger rectangle die cuts from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock. I added foil washi tape, clip embellishments and enamel dots or jewel bling to each one to finish them off. I cut TO and FROM for the tag backs using the Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die.

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera
Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
Uppercase Alphabet Plate Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Limeade cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Purple cardstock
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 1/4″ circle punches
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Red Foil and Purple Foil Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Brown and Black Enamel Dots, Eyelet Outlet Turquoise and Purple Jewel Bling, Stampin’ Up Hodge Podge Clips, Hemptique Bamboo Cord


And my final project for this feature is a six-sided Christmas ornament featuring images from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera punched with a 2-1/2″ circle punch. I embellished each side with Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops for some sparkly interest.

Ornaments are super easy to make. First, I created a beaded tail and loop for the top. I punched circles from six of the images from the Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera, scored them down the middle, and adhered each side to the next, trapping the beading wire and ribbon in the center, with a simple bow adhered at the bottom.

STAMPlorations products used:
Christmas Backgrounds ATC #1 Ephemera

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock,
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Coats & Clark gold metallic thread, assorted beads and beading wire, Really Reasonable Ribbon blue seam binding ribbon


I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the amazing paper goods, 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