Papercraft

a Million and One thanks

Hi everyone! I’m back with another share on this fine Tuesday morning – the first of the month is always busy! A new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #21 – Anything Goes + Sentiment as the Main Focus. Remember that all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we always include a technique twist to inspire you but the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a totally green thank you card using some pretty foil and glitter Washi. Yep, I’m looking for some good luck in the New Year!

Leslie

This was an easy card and would be super fun to mass produce to create a set in different colors. Glitter Washi on the background, a stamped sentiment cut with a fancy die, a slightly larger die cut to layer it on, some foam and some Crystal Drops, and poof, you have a card! I see more of these in my near future, lol!

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For the inside, I embellished a white panel with foil and glitter Washi strips leftover from the front and then stamped a sentiment.

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And one final look… love it! ;)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Washi Stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Million & One and Thankful Life stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Darice green Foamies foam, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! It can be a straight ‘anything goes’ or you can play the twist with us – it’s up to you! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

thank you gift box

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2018 is now behind us! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #30 – January Anything Goes! I created a gorgeous napkin fold gift box for a good friend to express how lucky I am to have her in my life. She is a fellow crafter and someone who is always there for me.

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I fell madly in love with this gift box when I discovered it on one of my YouTube channel subscriptions HERE. Of course, I added my own twists to make it mine, and my friend has already received it so I’m not spoiling any surprises, lol! I used gorgeous Stampin’ Up paper and cardstock. I stamped and embossed a layered die cut that I placed on the top (and another one inside).

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Here’s a shot with the lid off the box so you can see the napkin fold detail inside.

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And it’s unfolding…

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Unfolding a little more…

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And completely unfolded to reveal another stamped, embossed and layered die cut in the bottom of the box. I tucked in a handmade bracelet to send to my friend. ;)

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And one final look… I’m so smitten with this! I can certainly see more of these in my future, lol!

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow ink; Versamark Dazzle
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month – we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy New Home

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our January It’s New To Me challenge! We’d love to see your project celebrating a new job, new baby, wedding, retirement, graduation, etc.! I created a new home card using the Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut (matching stamps and dies).

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I stamped all the pieces, cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, keeping the color scheme pretty basic. I used a grass border die across the bottom. The sun and the sentiment are heat embossed.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom message.

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One more look… I think this turned out pretty cute!

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Happy to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Soft Sky cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink, Spectrum Noir- Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, IG3, BT1, BT2, BT4, LY3, CT3, EB2, EB6, OR2, BP1; Versamark; Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut, Precious Marieke Grass Border, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and will link up a project with us this month celebrating something new! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Old Guys Rule

Hi everyone! It’s January 1st and I wonder how fast THIS year will fly by! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #117 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the wonderful Sparkle N Sprinkle and I’ve used the super cool Woody Rubber Stamp Set for my hubby’s birthday card! His birthday isn’t until June but I like to work ahead, lol!

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I used a striped embossing folder for the front panel but I stamped the sentiment before embossing it, and then added a strip of corrugated kraft paper after embossing it. I stamped the image on white cardstock in black ink and then again in Versamark, and then clear embossed it. I watercolored the image using several ink pads and my Niji brush. When it dried, I cut it with a stitched oval die and then mounted it on the front of the card with foam tape. The finishing touch was two sparkly brads.

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For the inside, I embellished the panel with strips of teal and black cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment. Very cool, I think! ;)

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And here’s one more look… I think he’s going to love it!

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Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge: January Anything Goes (used SNS rubber stamp)
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and Regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay and Basic Black cardstock; Corrugated Kraft paper
Stamps: Sparkle N Sprinkle Woody Rubber Stamp Set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Tangelo Twist ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stithced Oval Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice Stripes Embossing Folder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Niji Water Brush, 1/8″ Hole Punch, Petaloo Shades of Black Brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘Anything Goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies over at Sparkle N Sprinkle – I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

If the Tiara Fits (tag)

** 1/7/19 Top 3 at Creative Moments! **
** 1/13/19 Mixed Media Challenge Favorite at Happy Little Stampers! **

Hello, my crafty friends! A very Merry Christmas Eve to you all! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for the 24 Days of Deck The Halls which is going on December 2nd thru 25th! Be sure to check out the Gecko Galz blog to see all the amazing design team projects!

I created a fun mixed media tag using one of the Snow Queens images along with elements from the Library Cards, Time Flies and Charming Words Collage Sheets. I started by cutting the image with a stitched oval die and layering it a couple times on thick white cardstock, then adhering it to a slightly larger die cut and then some Foamies foam on the back.

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I tore the bottom off and inked the whole tag with the three shades of blue distress ink, then applied grit paste over the stencil on the top and right side of the tag. I adhered cork tape across the bottom and then a strip of a library card onto the cork tape. I then splattered opaque white pigment over the entire tag with a fan brush.

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I adhered two sections of a clock in the upper right corner and along the bottom left, and then the Tiara sentiment across the library card strip on the cork tape at the bottom. I adhered the layered focal image and tucked a heart applique under the edge. I glued a cluster of seed beads at the bottom and added a few gold sequins to finish it off.

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #82 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #181 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog: #45 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Moments: #159 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Winter Holidays
Happy Little Stampers: December Mixed Media Challenge – Fantasy
International Art & Soul: #48 – Add Some Sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #96 – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with option of White
Moving Along With The Times: #87 – Anything But A Card
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #231 – Anything Goes
The Happy Craft Challenge: December Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #366/367 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag
Stamps: Gecko Galz Snow Queens Collage Set, Library Cards Collage Set, Time Flies Collage Sheet and Charming Words Collage Sheet
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Copic Opaque White Pigment
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Grit paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil,  Fan Brush, Cork Tape, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and Marshmallow Seed Beads, Wild Orchid Crafts Crocheted Heart Applique, Dark Blue Ribbon Scrap, GKD Gold Cording

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag today! And 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

Joy Christmas tag

** 12/21/18 Top 5 at QKR Stampede! **
** 12/30/18 Featured Creation at Scrapping4Fun Challenges! **
** 1/1/19 Top 3 Winner at Your Scrapbook Place! **
** 1/2/19 Top 3 at Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges! **
** 1/4/19 Top 3 at Crafty Catz! **
** 1/9/19 DT Favorite at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog **
** 1/13/19 Top Pick at The Corrosive Challenge! **

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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Proud to enter this tag into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S is for Seasons Greetings
Aud Sentiments: #218 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment (‘Joy’ is the sentiment on the tag)
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #285 – December Holiday Theme
Card Mania: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: December Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #58 – December Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog:  It’s Christmas Time
Crafting by Designs: December Challenge – Holiday Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #442 – Anything Goes with optional twist Just Do What You Like Best
Crafty Gals Corner: #180 – Anything Christmas Goes
Creative With Stamps: #33 – Santa or Gift
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge: #460 – Use Red, Green and White

Digi Choosday Craft Challenge: Wk 50 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #420 – Cute Christmas
Happy Little Stampers: December Christmas Challenge w/ optional twist of Snow
Moving Along With The Times: #86 – Anything Christmas
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: December Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1849 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #326 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4Fun Challenges: #130 – Christmas
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #27 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #12 – December Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges: #124 – Joyful
Try It On Tuesday: Guess Who’s Coming… Its Santa
Tuesday Throwdown: #421 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #364/365 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

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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Happy to enter this shaker card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: #233 – Anything Goes Craft/Cardmaking Challenge
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S is for Seasons Greetings
Aud Sentiments: #218 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #285 – December Holiday Theme
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: December Challenge – Holiday Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #180 – Anything Christmas Goes
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge: Wk 50 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #86 – Anything Christmas
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: December Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1849 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #27 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #12 – December Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #364/365 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

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