Good Luck

Hi friends! A very Happy Monday to you – I hope your weekend was amazing! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with a card I created for The Outlawz June Crash Your Stash Challenge! My daughter has been dealing with an unruly teenager and has been calling me every evening for advice and support, and every evening I go into my studio to talk, put her on speaker, and make a card! Not sure how or why she gives me such inspiration while dealing with this situation, but the cards come together so easily! I guess sometimes it pays not to over-think the designs! This Good Luck card features the fun pleated fold (which I haven’t done in ages) that was introduced to me years ago when I was a Stampin’ Up demonstrator. I actually made two cards with the pleated fold – the other one is for another design team, so stay tuned! ;)

So the prompt this month for the Crash Your Stash Challenge is Twine. The purpose of this challenge (as the name suggests) is to encourage participants to use what they already have in their stash and not go out and buy anything new for the challenge. I have several spools of twine in my stash so this was an easy one! ;)

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from Stampin’ Up Soft Suede and Pool Party cardstock. I created the pleated fold element from Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP which features teal and brown in the colors – and happens to be one of my favorite color combos – so that’s the direction I went. I stamped the Brutus Monroe sentiment in Catherine Pooler Over Coffee ink (I am SO digging her ink line!) on Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, cut it with a stitched circle die, and layered it on a slightly larger Soft Suede stitched circle die cut. I dug out a couple teal eyelets from my stash to thread the twine, and added a small twine bow and tiny die cut butterfly to the sentiment die cuts. The finishing touch was adding JustRite die cut corners and Eyelet Outlet Teal Enamel Dots.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the DSP and cardstock used on the front, stamped the Waffle Flower sentiment (from the Sentiment Additions stamp set) in Catherine Pooler Skylight ink (did I mention how much I love her ink line?!), and layered the panel on Soft Suede cardstock.

And one more look… I’m so smitten with this design!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Suede and Pool Party cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whole Lot of Lovely DSP
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Over Coffee and Skylight ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp jute twine, teal eyelets, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Zutter Bow-It-All v2.0, Eyelet Outlets Turquoise 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

how the SHELL are you? note card

Howdy, friends! 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 delighted to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a super fun ‘just because’ note card featuring Shell Brads, Sea Shore Brads and Fish Brads which were just the ticket to pair with this adorable Brutus Monroe stamp set!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, and rounded the bottom right corner. I stamped the image in the bottom right corner, colored it with alcohol markers, and added a stamped sentiment and a few more bubbles drawn with a micron pen. I brushed on a super light layer of Ranger tumbled glass distress ink for just a smidgeon of color, and added the Shell Brads, Sea Shore Brads and Fish Brads. I adhered the panel on a piece of blue craft foam and then to the card base. The finishing touch, after adhering the inside layers, was adding Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops to the pearl in the shell.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and layered it on CutCardStock Basis Medium Blue cardstock. Since this is a note card, I left plenty of room to write a custom message.

And one more peek… really loving how this turned out! Super easy CAS design that would be so fun to mass produce to create a set to give as a gift! Might have to think about that for a minute! ;)

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Shell Brads
Sea Shore Brads
Fish Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Medium Blue cardstock
Stamps: Brutus Monroe What the Shell stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Ombre Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Fair Skin Tones, Depth & Shadows; Sakura Pigma Micron 08 black pen, Ranger tumbled glass distress ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Royal & Langnickel 3/4″ brush, blue craft foam

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

Happy Holidays Trifold Window Card

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! Can’t believe another week is almost behind us! 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 Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun trifold window card. This came in a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter (tutorial is HERE if you’re interested) but I already had handwritten notes in my tutorial folder from a few years back which followed basically the same super easy process. I have made several horizontal trifolds over the years and this vertical one with the window is particularly fun. I used the amazing Birch Press Design Wreath Layer Set as the focal, along with a sentiment and bow from the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits, some pretty coordinating Christmas papers, and lots of bling.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock folded panel, a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer, and diagonally-cut patterned paper layers. I adhered the patterned papers to the CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock panel, added a diagonal embellishing strip, and then die cut a large circular aperture in the layers with a Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circle die. I traced the aperture on the front flap and then cut a slightly larger circular aperture on the front flap and adhered the layered panel to it. I added a bow created with the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits to the bottom of the aperture along with a stamped sentiment.

I adhered the CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock folded panel to the inside of the card base with the fold at the bottom, opened it up, and adhered the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer. I embellished this layer with strips of green glitter paper and the holly patterned paper from the Christmas cardstock pad along with a narrow red cardstock strip. I adhered the sentiment cut from the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, then folded it upwards into the card base, closed the front flap, and adhered the Birch Press Design Wreath into the opening. The finishing touch was the addition of tiny clear gemstones to the wreath and some larger ones to the diagonal strip, along with a large red gemstone in the center.

And one more peek… this was so much fun! Now to decide who will receive it in the mail! I’m starting to earmark certain Christmas cards for certain people! I like to be ahead of the game, lol! ;)

Dies R Us products used:
Birch Press Design Wreath Layer Set
Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circles

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Canvas Texture Galax 4×6 cardstock, American Crafts 6×6 Christmas cardstock pad
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Flourish with a Bling clear rhinestones, large red gemstone

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

One stamp, two cards – hugs and hello

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s the first of June already?! In another few (short) weeks, half of the year will be officially over! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Pop-Tone cardstock (which is on sale this month so be sure to get some!) that I paired with some gorgeous Sundance Linen to make these cards pop! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I used one stamp and colored the images slightly differently to make two different all-occasion cards. I love having a variety of cards in my stash!

I stamped the image twice on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, colored with alcohol markers and trimmed both sides. I cut two standard A2 size top-folding card bases from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse Black cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock and Pop-Tone 65# Wild Cherry cardstock. I adhered the layering panels together, and using the CUTplorations hugs Word Die and CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I added a die cut sentiment to each card. The finishing touch was adding some tiny iridescent gemstones to each card front.

I cut the inside panels from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished each one with strips of the Pop-Tone 65# Wild Cherry cardstock and Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock along with narrow strips of the Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse Black cardstock. I stamped two different sentiments in black ink and layered the panels on the corresponding color of cardstock.

And one more look at each card… I’m totally smitten with how these turned out! So colorful and elegant but yet a simple design!

CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock
Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse Black cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Wild Cherry cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Botanical Background stamp, The Cat’s Pajamas Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Irish Clover Collection, Organic Greens Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Stormy Greys Collection
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, CUTplorations hugs Word Die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect iridescent 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

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! Couldn’t ask for better weather here! This is my ‘other’ favorite time of year! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #35 – June Anything Christmas Goes using the adorable Prickley Pear Stamps Snow Family stamp set! What a treat this is… a matchbox pop-up card! You know me and fun folds! This is the first one of these I’ve made and it was crazy fun!

I created the box from light teal cardstock. I went with a snowman theme and used snowman paper on the top of the box and gingham paper on the sides. I added a scalloped border punched from Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal cardstock on the left side of the top and embellished it with iridescent gemstones. I stamped the sentiments on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, die cut them with a My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die and a Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, and added several snowflake sequins adorned with Nuvo Neptune Crystal Drops. The inside drawer features the Prickley Pear Stamps Snow Family stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, colored with alcohol markers and fussy cut, along with a couple more stamped sentiments. I added looped cord to the front of the drawer to assist in pulling it out. With this fold, you pull the drawer out from the front and push the drawer closed from the back.

Here’s a close-up of the inside drawer – so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! ;)

And one more look with the drawer back inside the box… totally loving how this turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ocean Mist cardstock, Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Snow Family stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 425, 427, 436, 443, 489, 379, 453, 369, 363, 393, 412, 451
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch, 1/8″ hole punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Hemptique bamboo crafter’s cord, Stampin’ Up Snowflake Frosted Sequins, Nuvo Neptune Crystal Drops, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this matchbox pop-up card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

its your BIG day

Hi everyone! How’s the weather where you are? We’re in Colorado and our days are getting warmer but haven’t gotten too hot yet! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge launched this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m tickled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #146 – No Rulz 4! This is the fourth year in a row that we’ve hosted a ‘no rules’ challenge where our participants don’t have to follow ANY rules! We don’t have many rules anyway, but it’s fun to allow everybody to let their hair down, lol! I created a birthday card and actually busted out another NBUS (never before used schtuff) rubber stamp that I’ve owned for at least 5 years, maybe longer, and had never even pulled the backing off the cling! Sure glad I did because this little fairy is the absolute cutest! ;)

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and dotted and striped panels to create the background, and then applied a strip of glitter washi tape at the seam. I stamped Sweetie on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock in black ink and colored her skin with alcohol markers and the rest of the image with Karin Brushmarkers. OMGoodness, these brushmarkers are dreamy and I LOVE the way they color! I’m going to learn to watercolor with them next! I cut the image with a stitched mini scallop die and adhered it to a flourish cut from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, cutting the right side off so it was even with the layers. I stamped the sentiment in teal ink at the bottom and added three small iridescent gemstones for a little interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with leftover pieces of the dotted and striped paper used on the front, stamped the sentiment in teal ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock.

And one more look… totally smitten with this design! And such a super cute image!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Darice Dots and Stripes 6×6 paper
Stamps: Whimsy Stamps Sweetie rubber stamp, C.C. Designs Birthdays rubber stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Karin Brushmarker Pro 72 Marker Mega Box– Pale Orange, Cool Aqua, Ocean Teal, Magenta, Cerise, Olive Green, Apple, Curry; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS9, FS3; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Cherry Lynn Italian Flourish die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Glitter Dot Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this sweet birthday card and will link up with us this month! Create literally anything your heart desires as long as it’s decent (we are a family-oriented blog)! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life Begins After Coffee

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a fabulous start! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge at Mix It Up Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #50 – Anything Goes + Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping so we’d love to see your clear/rubber stamps in action! Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a fun card for that coffee lover featuring several Prickley Pear Stamps stacked coffee cups in bright colors on a dry embossed ivory background.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel for the front. I dry embossed the front panel, layered it on watermelon cardstock and added some washi tape across the top for a little interest. I stamped the coffee beans and coffee cups on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, punched it with a circle punch and trimmed off the top portion. I arranged the cups in a stack and adhered them with dimensional foam pads. I adhered the coffee beans to the bottom of the card and the sentiment toward the top right, and added a Tangerine Sprinkle for a little more interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with a narrow strip of watermelon cardstock and a strip of the washi tape. I added a die cut sentiment and a few more coffee beans and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so in love with this card! I’m not a huge coffee drinker (two cups every morning) but I love these colorful stacked cups!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup and Tea stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 387, 392, 410, 412, 416, 449, 377, 379, 428, 360, 369, 405, 374, 381
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch, The Cat’s Pajamas ‘smile’ die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Tangerine assortment, Darice adhesive circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’ll link up with us this month – either plain ‘anything goes’ or play the twist of clear/rubber stamping! That’s not too difficult for most of us, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

In Sympathy

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Hope your week is going great so far! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #59 – June Anything Goes! I taught myself how to make Foamiran flowers a while back and this is actually the very first one I created which I think turned out pretty darn well for my first attempt! They are so stinkin’ fun – I probably won’t ever buy anymore ready-made flowers, lol!

I cut my typical A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom left corner this time. I cut layering panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and blue cardstock, adhered them together and then to the card base. I cut a connected oval die cut from metallic silver cardstock and adhered it to the front panel. I stamped the sympathy sentiment in blue ink in the center of the die cut. I adhered the foamiran flower and several leaves die cut from Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock (and inked with Ranger mowed lawn distress ink) to a 3/4″ punched circle. I found that adhering these large flowers with leaves to a punched circle makes it cleaner and easier to adhere to the card front.

I stamped a small bird, also from the Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set, and cut it with the coordinating Birdcage die set, and layered it on several more plain die cuts for dimension, then adhered it to the flower. The finishing touch was the addition of several blue flat-back pearls in the upper right corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished the right side of the panel with some leftover strips of metallic silver and blue cardstock, stamped the sentiment in blue ink, and layered the panel on blue cardstock. I love using cardstock scraps in unique ways! ;)

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! As mentioned, these foamiran flowers are so much fun to make and they really pack a wallop to a card front!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist cardstock, Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Silver cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Marina Mist ink, Ranger mowed lawn distress ink
Dies/Punches: Whimsy Stamps Peony Flower die set, Whimsy Stamps Connected Oval die, Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Dark Blue and Dark Green Foamiran, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, hot glue gun, Studio 112 blue flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Being cool is always important

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Hope your week has started off nicely! I sure am loving life and I cherish every minute I spend in my studio! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! A new ‘Black & White + One Color’ 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 fun birthday card using the sponsor’s Cool Cat with Shades image and Being Cool sentiment from my stash. Isn’t this guy really just the coolest?!

For the ‘Black & White + One Color’ challenge this fortnight, we are to use black and white and a choice of one other color along with the twist of ‘Add Spots’ as shown in the photo below. I used black and white plus neutral tan as my one color, and I did play the twist by adding a strip of black and white polkadot paper.

I cut a 5-1/2″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a CutCardStock Basis 80# Black cardstock layer and some patterned paper pieces. I printed the digital image and sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, and fussy cut the image and die cut the sentiment. I also printed ‘Happy Birthday’ on the computer, trimmed it into a strip and adhered it to the bottom of the image. The finishing touch on this one was the addition of three square gemstones in the bottom left corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of patterned paper, added a layered CRAFTplorations Happy Happy Clear Sticker and layered the panel on CutCardStock Basis 80# Black cardstock.

And one more peek… this image and sentiment are just so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Go Wild DSP Stack
Stamps: Eureka Stamps Cool Cat with Shades image and Being Cool sentiment
Ink: Nuvo alcohol marker- 497, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, CRAFTplorations Happy Happy Clear Stickers, Darice Finishing Accents

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 digis at Eureka Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life is better in flip flops.

Hi friends! Today is the last Monday in May (already!) – and if you’re in the States, please take a moment to honor all the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the US military as we observe Memorial Day. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Since making my blog public again a few days ago (after being private for a couple weeks), my stats are once again soaring. I believe I know who my frequent visitor is and I’m no longer thinking the frequent visits are a bad thing. So visit away, sweet one! ;) I think I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I got my lonely Scan N Cut out of the box and played for a couple days, cutting and assembling some pretty fun box cards and gift boxes. I made 12 projects in all, and six of them are complete with sentiments so I’ve taken pics of those and will start sharing them. I’ll share the other six a little later after I’ve added the sentiments to them. This super cute beach bag box card is for a friend who is a real beach fiend… mention anything ‘beach’ and she’s on it! ;)

I cut the base from CutCardStock Basis Teal and the trim from Basis Aqua, and the rest of the pieces from Basis Gold, Basis Gray, Basis Green, Basis Magenta, Basis Pink, and Basis Red, along with Granny Smith and Adobo Textured 4×6 cardstock. I absolutely love the CutCardStock Basis line because it’s 80# and a great weight for projects like this. After everything was adhered in place, I added some pretty iridescent gemstones to the flip flops and slightly smaller ones to the sunglasses.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set on Grafix Craft Plastic – the first time I’ve ever embossed on acetate and it worked like a charm! I stamped the sentiment in StazOn Jet Black, and since it dries fairly quickly, I stamped it again in Catherine Pooler Midnight ink. That stays wet a little longer and allowed me time to sprinkle some Hero Arts Clear embossing powder onto it and emboss it before the ink dried. OMGosh, I have to detour for a minute… my friend Vicki mentioned a while back that she bought some Catherine Pooler inks and how juicy they were. And since I was in the process of selling 67 Stampin’ Up ink pads and replacing them with all the Memento colors, I looked at CP inks as well. I have always been a Memento ink fan but their color range isn’t that broad, so… I splurged last month on the 68 full-size Catherine Pooler ink pad bundle and I’m SO glad I did! The color range is phenomenal and she’s even added a few more colors since I bought mine so I’ll have to get them too, lol! Okay, back to my project… I trimmed the stamped and embossed acetate piece, rounded the corners, and adhered it to the back, leaving just enough room to sign beneath it. That’s it – LOVE how this turned out and I know my friend is going to love it too! And the cool thing about box cards is they fold flat for mailing! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock 80# Basis Aqua, Basis Gold, Basis Gray, Basis Green, Basis Magenta, Basis Pink, Basis Red, and Basis Teal cardstock; CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, CutCardStock Adobo Textured 4×6 cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Summer Fun stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Catherine Pooler Midnight ink
Dies/Punches: My Scrap Chick Beach Bag Box Card cut file, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tim Holtz 8.5″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Brother Scan N Cut, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Grafix Craft Plastic, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, ScraPerfect iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable beach bag box card! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig