Papercraft

wonderful moments

Hi everyone! Christmas will be here exactly two weeks from today! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a super cute Christmas card for my stash created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Christmas Tree Farm Box Card cut file. How about that sentiment… wouldn’t you agree that going to pick out the perfect Christmas tree made wonderful moments and warm memories?! Whether you were a child or an adult taking your children, it’s a wonderful time of the year!

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I used some very cool star emboss resist paper for the background and inked it with several shades of blue distress inks, making the outside darkest and going lighter and lighter toward the moon.

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I inked some light shadows across the moon with gray ink, colored the star on the Christmas tree with sparkle overlay marker, and gave the ornaments a little dimension with a white gel pen.

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I stamped the front and back sentiments on white cardstock in black ink and cut them with a rectangle die. I layered the back sentiment on dark green cardstock.

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And here’s one final look, flattened and ready to put in an envelope. Love, love, love this card!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, American Crafts coffee, white and sunflower cardstock, GKD Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Peaceful Pines stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- R12, B8, YG7, YR4, N10; Memento Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger stormy sky, faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Sakura white Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Christmas Tree Farm Box Card cut file, Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles Large die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner

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

Papercraft

celebrate!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I created a somewhat CAS and very colorful birthday card featuring the Kensington Branch die from Memory Box as the focal image.


I cut the branch from white cardstock and colored the branch itself with green alcohol marker. I ran the die through the machine again with squares of pink, blue and yellow shimmer cardstock behind the butterflies, and then adhered them to the main die cut. I ran the die through the machine one final time with small squares of light blue shimmer cardstock behind the little flowers, and adhered them to the main die cut. I used matching alcohol markers to run around the edges of all the elements on the branch.

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I stamped the sentiment in dark green ink in the lower right corner, adhered the embellished branch die cut to the card front, and then added tiny white flat-back pearls to the centers of the flowers.

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I embellished the inside panel with strips of shimmer cardstock and stamped the sentiment.

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One more look… I’m really loving how this turned out! So pretty!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #416/417 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio white cardstock, DCWV shimmer cardstock stack
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings
Ink: Studio 71- YG7, Y9, B2, R17, BG14; Stampin’ Up Mossy Meadow ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Kensington Branch die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Holiday

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog. I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #96 Star Struck Starry Night. The twist this month is to use sparkle pens and/or glues. The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite! This is my last post for UnstampaBelles and I’d like to thank Susan and the rest of the team for having me along for this past year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed challenging myself to create projects with no stamping! ;)

I created a super cute Christmas card featuring a glittery starry background paper with an adorable image of a little girl whispering into the snowman’s ear. ;)

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I chose two coordinating papers, an image and a sentiment to create my background. I popped the main portion of the background up on foam and adhered a thin strip of a different paper down the right side. I layered the focal image on dark brown cardstock and adhered the sentiment to the bottom of it, then adhered the panel to the background.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and the dark brown cardstock, added the sentiment, and layered the panel on brown cardstock.

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On more look at this adorable card… loving how it turned out!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
A Place To Start: December Challenge – Happy Holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: December – Festive Fun
The Paper Funday Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Christmas Holiday
Time Out Challenges: #150 – Merry & Cheerful
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #416/417 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso cardstock; Polly’s Paper Studio papers, image and sentiments
Accessories:  Darice Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

You kids get off my lawn!

Hi friends! Well, I’m just having so much fun I can hardly stand it! I’ve created yet another project today that’s not for a design team! I recently joined the Twistoon Digi Stamps group on Facebook, and Lisa launched the December Progressive Challenge late last night. If you love twisted cartoon digis, this is the place for you! Her art is amazing! I chose Little Banner for the birthday card I created for my husband’s next birthday! It’s one of four freebies Lisa is offering on the Twistoon Digi Stamps site specifically for this challenge. What a hoot!

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I printed this image on 60# Hammermill copy paper – my new favorite for crisp printing. I mentioned in my last post that my alcohol markers have bit the dust – quite a few of them have frayed tips and have been rendered useless, so I’ve had to rely on other coloring mediums. I pulled out the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for this image. You can’t see it very well in the photos, but I used my Marvy Snow Marker for his hair, lol! It creates great dimension! Ed thought the card was great and he chuckled… little does he know that it’ll be all about him next June, lol!

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front. I pulled out some Hero Arts sentiment stamp sets and decided on Irreverent Birthday Messages. There are so many good ones in that stamp set that I had a hard time deciding which one(s) to use!

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And one more peek… love, love, love! Can’t wait for Ed’s birthday in June – he’ll be the ‘big six-oh’ and this will be perfect! I’m two years older than him but I’m still going to tease him about this milestone! Bahahaha!

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I’m entering this fun card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)
Twistoon Digi Stamps Facebook Group: December Progressive Challenge
Word Art Wednesday: Wks #416/417 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Night of Navy and Garden Green cardstock; GKD Little Boy Blue cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Brights Collection 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Twistoon Digi Stamps Little Banner image, Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set
Ink: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers- Flesh, Pale Paink, Light Pink, Dull Blue, Cornflower Blue, Light Blue, Blue Gray, Dark Brown, Mid Brown; Studio 71- N2; Memento Tuxedo Black and Parish Dusk ink; White Sharpie paint marker
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Precious Marieke Grass Border die
Accessories:  Marvy Snow Marker, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool,

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed making it, lol! Remember to check out the Twistoon Digi Stamps group in Facebook if you’re the twisted cartoon digi type! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

coffee*friends perfect blend

Hello, my crafty peeps! Surprise! I’ve popped in today to share a project I created today that’s NOT for a design team, lol! I’m playing again over at The Outlawz Challenges, this time in the Twisted Thursdays December 5-December 18 Challenge where the theme is Anything Goes with a twist of using a hoarded supply and what is it? I’m a known paper hoarder and I guess I should be in a 12-step program, lol! I am totally in love with the gingham papers in the Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad and I use them sparingly because I don’t want to use them up, lol! Sad, huh?!

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My Besties is sponsoring this challenge and I have several of her images in my stash, so I printed the Fluffy Cafe image on 60# Hammermill copy paper. I ran into a snafu in my studio when I went to color the image with my alcohol markers. The tips of most of them have ‘frayed’ and basically have become unusable. :( So I grabbed my Prismacolor Pencils – to begin with I’m still such a novice with pencil coloring and then, on top of that, I couldn’t find a dang pencil sharpener (who does that?!)! At any rate, I put my big girl panties on and proceeded with my project and I think, all in all, she turned out pretty well. I stamped the sentiment from Dare 2B Artzy’s Perfect Blend stamp set in Jet Black StazOn ink and then cut the image with a stitched oval die. I made the sleeve from Cardstock Warehouse’s brown box kraft cardstock and ran it through my die cutting machine in a Darice Stripe embossing folder, then layered it on some DCWV pink double-sided textured cardstock. I added several light pink gemstones to finish the front.

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I embellished the inside with a leftover piece of gingham paper and a strip of the pink textured cardstock used on the front. I stamped the inside sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die.

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Here’s one more look… simply put, I’m smitten! I L-O-V-E how this turned out!

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I’m entering this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creations in Pink: #16 – Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
The Outlaws Challenges: Twisted Thursdays December 5-December 18 – Anything Goes with a twist of Use a Hoarded Supply and What is it? (hoarded supply of gingham papers used on this project :)
Word Art Wednesday: Wks #416/417: Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white and brown box kraft cardstock, DCWV double-sided textured cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Perfect Blend stamp set, My Favorite Things Simply Fabulous Sayings stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- N2, Jet Black StazOn ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Light Cerulean Blue, Metallic Gold, Light Umber, Dark Brown, Light Peach, Peach, Spanish Orange, Process Red, Pink, Blush Pink; Darice Stripe embossing folder, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, light pink gemstones, Nuvo Sherbert Shimmer Glitter Drops, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card. It’s the second coffee cup shaped card that I’ve made – I’ve had the instructions in my arsenal of tutorials for a number of years and it really is cute! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

another birthday?

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week – time sure is passing by rather quickly! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our December ATC Challenge is Bling and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

December 2019 ATC

I created a super cute and rather humorous birthday ATC this month. I absolutely love this Great Impressions sentiment stamp, and needless to say I chuckled a few times while this was in the making, lol!

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I created a pretty blingy candle die cut with DCWV Washi Tape Basics-Glitter and Foil affixed to cardstock for a little dimension. I love a little paper (well, cardstock) piecing! I finished the ATC off with a few tiny iridescent stars.

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And here’s one more look. Not sure if I’ll keep this or if I’ll trade it. Loving how it turned out!

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Proud to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #70 – December Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Basics – Glitter and Foil
Stamps: Great Impressions Another Birthday? rubber stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink
Dies/Punches: Elizabeth Craft Designs candle die
Accessories:  Tonic straight corner punch, MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter (Sugar Plum stars)

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Special Delivery

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday – hope you’re having a great week! I’m sharing a project I created yesterday that is not a DT inspiration project. Can you believe that?! It doesn’t happen very often because I’m usually busy creating for my design teams. I recently re-joined The Outlawz Challenges after being MIA for several years and will be playing in some of the challenges there. You ought to check them out – lots of fun going on!

One of the challenges I’m playing in is the Freebie/Progressive Challenge and I received the LeAnn’s World 101 Daisy digital stamp to create with. Nice perk, huh?! I created a super cute Christmas card featuring the adorable Daisy stringing her Christmas tree lights, and lots of layers and texture.

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I colored the image with Studio 71 alcohol markers and cut it with a dotted rectangle die which I layered on a slightly larger red glitter dotted rectangle die cut. I used fun green/white polka dot and red/white striped papers, along with a strip of white corrugated paper, all from Canvas Corp. I used a Marvy snow marker on her hat and Glossy Accents on the tree lights and ornaments. I tied some green bamboo cord diagonally on the image, and added some Candi Minis. I finished the front with a sentiment from the Tim Holtz idea-ology festive ephemera pack.

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I embellished the inside panel with more of the red/white striped paper and a narrow strip of plain red paper (also from Canvas Corp), and stamped the Christmas sentiment from Unity in green ink.

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One more look from an angle so you can see all the layers and texture. What a fun image to work with – she’s absolutely adorable!

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Proud to enter this sweet card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
A Place To Start: December Challenge – Happy Holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
Artsystamper Digitals: #5 – Winter Holidays
Arty Divas: #10 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #112 – Cute Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: November Challenge – Trees
Christmas with the Cuties: #33 – Show Us Your Santa Hats
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: December Challenge
Color Crazy Challenge: Week 47 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #538 – Christmas Present
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #70 – December Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: December – Festive Fun
Cute Card Thursday: #611 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #108 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: November Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1948 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #374 – Anything Goes
Rainbow Card Challenge: #12 – Royal Rainbow
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #38 – Christmas
The Outlawz Challenges: Freebie/Progressive Challenge December 2019
The Paper Funday Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Christmas Holiday
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Trees, Trees and More Trees
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges: #150 – Merry & Cheerful
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #416/417 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, GKD White cardstock, Stampin’ Up red Glimmer Paper, CCB Rainbow of Printed Colors paper collection, CCB Lots of Color paper collection, CCB white corrugated paper
Stamps: LeAnn’s Artworld 101 Daisy digital image, Unity stamps Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- BG5, BG8, BG12, BG14, YR4, Y9, B1, B4, R2, R4, R12, R18, E10, E15, E16, YG2, YG7; Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Stampin’ Up Garden Green ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Rol pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Marvy Snow Marker, Glossy Accents, Hemptique green bamboo cord, Tim Holtz idea-ology festive ephemera pack, Candi Minis, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and you’re well on your way to finishing all those Christmas cards and projects. The jolly man in the red suit will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig