Papercraft

Joy Christmas tag

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project with you, an awesome Christmas tag, with a ton of layers, created with various elements from the Winnie Winterland Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. I am in awe over all the stuff you get in these Big Kahuna download bundles! It’s just amazing… the creativity is never-ending and what a bang for your buck!

I’ve been about to burst at the seams to share this project! I love tags and I love lots of layers so this was right up my alley!

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I started by fussy cutting all the elements I wanted to use, inked the edges and set them aside. I then grabbed a tag, covered it with pretty paper and inked the edges. Then the fun began… placing all the elements where I wanted them and adhering them. I layered loops of gold cording behind the focal image and added a small rhinestone to the center of each flower. I added a mini clothespin from my stash to the top of the focal image and then a piece of plaid Christmas ribbon through the tag hole tied with a small piece of the gold cording.

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Here are a couple shots from different angles so you can see the dimension. I love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag
Stamps: All elements from Winnie Winterland Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Accessories:  RRR Plaid Ribbon Ivory/Rust/Gold, GKD Gold Cording, Clear Rhinestones, The Funkie Junkie Boutique Mini Clothespin

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week! I’ve popped in today with a fun card I created for Gecko Galz Blog. I love shaker cards and it’s been a while since I created one, so I thought this was the perfect time. This was the last Christmas card I made for this year’s stash. I used paper from the Miss Muffet Paper Pack and an image from the adorable Winter Blessings Collage Sheet. OMG, I had a hard time picking just one image, lol!

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I created a frame from silver glitter cardstock using two rectangle dies. I adhered yellow foil Washi Paper to white cardstock and cut a layering panel as well as a stitched star die cut. I layered the Curly Locks paper from the Miss Muffet Paper Pack onto the yellow foil panel. I created a banner and heat embossed the sentiment on the right side of it. Using my fuse tool, I created a shaker pouch and inserted glitter, sequins, seed beads and a tiny bit of baby powder (to help with static cling), and sealed it shut. I sandwiched the shaker pouch between the frame and the image, and adhered it to the card base over the left side of the banner.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the paper and foil used on the front, stamped a sentiment and layered the panel on yellow cardstock.

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One more look… really loving how this turned out! Such a sweet card!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry cardstock, Gecko Galz Miss Muffet Paper Pack, DCWV Washi Paper Stack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Cardstock Stack
Stamps: Gecko Galz Winter Blessings Collage Sheet, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die, My Favorite Things Stithced Rectangle STAX die, Memory Box Stithced Star Layers dieStampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch
Accessories:  Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Fuse Tool and Pouch, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads, Stampin’ Up Frosted Sequins, baby powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun Christmas shaker card today! Don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Christmas Gift Card Holders (set of 4)

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! Christmas will be here in about a week and a half and I have something F-U-N to share with you! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a set of four Christmas Gift Card Holders that have already been mailed and have reached their destination! I can’t get over how fun these are to make! Sandy has done all the work – all you have to do is cut ’em with your electronic die cut machine and put ’em together with a little glue!

The first one is an adorable snowman created with the Snowman Gift Card Holder cut file. I used white, black and deep red cardstock along with some plaid paper for his scarf. I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen on some of the lines on his scarf.


Next we have a super fun elf shoe created with the Elf Shoe Gift Card Holder cut file. I used mint green cardstock and a coordinating patterned paper. I embellished the pom-poms and some of the dots on the patterned paper with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.


Next up is a pair of adorable wrapped gifts created with the Presents Gift Card Holder cut file. I used red and green striped papers and coordinating cardstock. I colored some of the lines on both packages with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen.


And finally, we have a beautiful Christmas tree created with the Christmas Tree Gift Card Holder cut file. I used green and yellow cardstock and embellished the tree with various colors of Dot Sparklers for the lights. I am so smitten with all of these!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and Marco’s Black Kaleida cardstock, and PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer plaid paper (snowman); Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron cardstock and Share What You Love Specialty DSP (elf shoe); Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, and Echo Park Dots & Stripes 6×6 paper (presents); Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock (Christmas tree)
Accessories:  Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen (snowman, elf shoe and presents), Stampendous Dot Sparklers- Red, Green, Violet, Turquoise, Blue and Pink (Christmas tree)

I hope you’ve enjoyed these most adorable gift card holders! 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

Ho Ho Ho

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! A new challenge has launched this morning over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our Winter Wonderland challenge! We’d love to see you create something this month that reminds you of Winter! I created another Christmas card for my pile featuring Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky on a snowy Winter night!

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I inked the background with several shades of blue distress ink, along with one purple shade. I started with the lightest, then using slightly darker ink with each layer around the outside of the panel, I left the center slightly lighter to depict moonlight. I splattered water with a fan brush and when that dried, I splattered Copic Opaque White pigment mixed with a tiny bit of water with the fan brush to mimmick snowfall, and then affixed the panel to the card base. I punched a circle of white cardstock for the moon and slightly inked it, and then cut the cityscape nightline from navy blue cardstock. I added these elements to the panel and colored the window openings in all the buildings with a mechanical pencil. I stamped Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment, and then added several tiny gemstones in the sky.

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For the inside, I cut a white panel which I layered on navy blue cardstock and left just a tiny bit of border showing on all four sides. I added a leftover navy blue cardstock strip to the left side, stamped the sentiment and affixed the panel to the card base.

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And one more look… love, love, love!

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I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R for Reindeer
Card Mania: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: December Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week #441 – Santa Claus
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Christmas Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #58 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog: It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Friends: #98 – Christmas
Creative With Stamps: #33 – Santa or Gift
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
Incy Wincy Designs: Create Your Own Background
Inkspirational: #175 – Designer’s Choice – Anything Christmas
Jingle Belles: Taking Back Our Eight Christmas
Not Just Cards: November Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: December – Winter Sparkle
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #26 – Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas: November Challenge
The Paper Girls: #165 – Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown: #420 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas and Oh, What Fun stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Copic Opaque White Pigment, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Multi-liner Black pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Fan brush, mechanical pencil, tiny rhinestones,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Wintery project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Snow Queen

** 12/7/18 Top 5 at QKR Stampede! **

Hi everyone! A brand new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for the December “Snow Queens” Customer Challenge!

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The Winter Release is here and I used an absolutely gorgeous image from the Snow Queens 2 Collage Sheet and Fairyland paper from the Neverland Paper Collection. What gorgeous blues, don’t you agree?!

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I layered the background paper on black cardstock and adhered it to the blue card base. I cut the image and the ‘snow queen’ name from the collage sheet. I applied Versamark over the entire image and then embossed it with Sparkle embossing powder and again with clear embossing powder to lock in the sparkle. I layered the image on black cardstock and again on silver mirror cardstock, adhered Foamies foam to the back, layered it on cream cardstock, and then adhered the piece to the background panel. I adhered the ‘snow queen’ name under the layered image.

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For the inside, I layered the cream panel on black cardstock, embellished it with a strip of the leftover paper from the front, and stamped a sentiment.

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Here’s one more look… you can just barely see the sparkle in the photo but it looks amazing in real life! Super happy with how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #217 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Card Mania Challenges: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: December Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December 2018 – Christmas
Crafting by Designs: November Get Ready For Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #58 – December Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: December It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #98 – Christmas
Creative Inspirations: November Chill
DigiStamps4Joy: #155 – Anything Goes + Optional Christmas/December
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
QKR Stampede: #324 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Pacific Point, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, Gecko Galz Fairyland paper from the Neverland Paper Collection
Stamps: Gecko Galz Snow Queens 2 Collage Sheet, Stampin’ Up Versatile Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Light gray Darice Foamies foam, Hero Arts Sparkle and Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! And be sure to check out all the fun digital goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let it Snow

Hello, my crafty friends! Here we are, diving into the last month of the year! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you for LTSCB #116 – Season’s Greetings! We are being sponsored this month by DRS Designs and I used the super cute Vertical Let It Snow stamp. This was such a fun card to create and has been added to my Christmas card stash!

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I cut a bi-level card base, meaning the front flap is cut about an inch shorter than the back. I used a scallop edge punch and backed it with a piece of gold mirror cardstock that was also cut with the scallop edge punch. I used a clear sparkle overlay marker on the snowman to give him a little ‘snowy’ shimmer, and a snow marker with heat tool on the SNOW letters for a little ‘snowy’ interest.

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For the inside, I used a piece of brick wall patterned paper on the right side which shows when the card is closed. I printed a large digital sentiment and cut it with a dotted rectangle die and aligned it with the edge of the patterned paper.

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And one more look… I love how this turned out and hope that the recipient will love it, too!

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I’m happy to enter this fun Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #217 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
CAS on Friday: #147 – Make A Christmas Card
Crafting by Designs: November Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #155 – Anything Goes + Optional Christmas/December
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #81 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters To Santa paper pad
Stamps: DRS Designs Vertical Let It Snow stamp, Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland digital sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- BT1, BT2, GG4, GG5, OR2, DR2, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Marvy Snow Marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scalloped Edge Punch, Dizzix Dotted Square die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas/Winter project this month! And be sure to check out all the cool stamps at DRS Designs! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by  – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Thinking of you at Christmas

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #5 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I created a corner fold card to add to my pile of Christmas cards. I’ve made a couple of these in the past and really love how they turn out!

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The cardstock, paper, stamps and inks are all from Stampin’ Up. I used the traditional green and red Christmas colors with a pop of gold. I watercolored the holly leaves and added some shimmer, and used red gemstones for the berries.

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I added a scalloped border punched from DSP to the bottom of the front and the bottom of the inside panel for a little interest. Love how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #217 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Crafting by Designs: November Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #155 – Anything Goes + Optional Christmas/December
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #81 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #324 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Special DSP, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Embellished Ornaments stamp set
Ink: Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler Ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Niji Water Brush, tiny red gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything Christmas goes’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig