Papercraft

With Deepest Sympathy

Hi friends! Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #40 – November Anything Goes! I created a sympathy card in kraft and black, which is one of my all-time favorite color combos. I think I’ve mentioned before that you can pair just about any color with kraft and get a gorgeous result. This is the second sympathy card I’ve created using the triple layer stamping technique and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

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I cut three kraft layers in graduating sizes, then I cut the mats for each and cut the card base from black cardstock. I positioned the kraft layers and stamped the large dahlia covering the background and then matted the stamped layers on the black cardstock pieces, adhered them together and then adhered the panel to card base. I stamped the sentiment on kraft and punched it with an oval punch, then layered it on a punched scalloped oval and adhered it in the center. I finished the front with three square gemstones.

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I stamped the dahlia in the lower left corner of the inside kraft panel and then stamped the sentiment, and embellished the top of the panel with a leftover strip of black cardstock.

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One more look… so loving this. I really don’t create many sympathy cards but I’m really pleased with how this turned out.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Definitely Dahlia stamp, Dare 2B Artzy Wishing You Comfort stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up large oval punch, Marvy Uchida scalloped oval punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice Finishing Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home decor · Papercraft

Christmas Boxes

Hi everyone! It’s Fri-YAY!… are you doing the Happy Dance?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #16 – November Anything Christmas Goes! I’ve been on a box ‘kick’ lately and have created a couple more – these are Christmas boxes that I’ve turned into decor which will look super cute displayed since we won’t be putting up a tree this year. We have nine cats, lol! They both have stitched square die cut sentiments on the front with wrinkled ribbon closures at the top (which I actually glued closed).

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I used the Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits to create these. Here are side shots – they remind me of milk cartons. So cute! ;)

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I used wood-look paper for this box with a brown and burgundy color combo. I just love the vintage Santa!

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I used green plaid paper for this box with a more traditional red and green color combo. This wrinkled ribbon is some of my favorite!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: KaiserCraft Letters to Santa 6-1/2″ paper pad, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer and Here Comes Santa Collection Packs
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, 3GirlJAM Merlot wrinkled ribbon, Prairie Bird Boutique green winkled ribbon, small brass brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Christmas boxes and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too late to start on those cards and projects! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

merry

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and Happy November 1st! Can you believe it?! This year is just a blur, lol! Our November challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #127 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by DRS Designs so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I played with Seashell Christmas Tree and created a Christmas card in non-traditional colors to add to my stack of cards to be mailed out on December 1st! It sure is coming fast!

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After coloring the image with Prismacolor pencils and adding touches of gold to all the seashells, I trimmed the image to fit inside a gold metallic stitched rectangle die cut. I added white foam to the back of the panel and adhered it to the card base. I cut the ‘merry’ sentiment from the gold metallic cardstock and adhered it at an angle over the tree.

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I stamped a beach-themed sentiment on the inside panel and embellished it with a leftover strip of the gold metallic cardstock used on the front along with a strip of pink cardstock. I then layered the panel on the pink cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

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Here’s one more look… I’m so pleased with how this turned out and I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock, Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Stamps: DRS Designs Seashell Christmas Tree, Inspired by Stamping Seaside Sentiments
Ink: Pentel Gold Slicci pen, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: HeroArts Merry Stamp & Cut (die), Papertrey Ink: Noted Scalloped A2 Die Collection
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- cream, ginger root, burnt ochre, sierra brown, goldenrod, light peach, carmine red, blush pink, pink; Gemini Junior die cutting machine, white Darice foam, Nuvo Bubblegum Blush Crystal Drops, MISTI

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the crafty goodies over at DRS Designs! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

You’re Cool

11/9/19 Top 3 at Arty Divas!

Hello, my friends! It’s Day 6 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’ve stopped in this morning to share one more kitty card with you! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – you have until until 11:59 tonight to link up! A big/huge THANKS to Janis for all the time and effort she put into this hop! It’s much appreciated! Now I can’t wait until next year’s hop so we can do it all over again! LOL!

I created a fun romance card featuring… yep, you got it… another Tim Holtz Crazy Cat with accessories, all colored with my Studio 71 alcohol markers! OMG, this was so much fun! Check out his get-up… he’s definitely one of the coolest cats around! ;)

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The yellow cardstock and patterned paper are all from GKD. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches. The sunburst is from Stampin’ Up and is another die I’ve had in my stash for several years and have never used. I have so many dies and I’ve been slowly going through all of them and using those I’ve never cracked. ;)

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I added tiny dots of Morning Dew Crystal Drops on all the rays of the sunburst for a little interest. Okay, I can’t stand it! I’m loving this guy’s shades, hat and tie! I even added Glossy Accents to his sunglasses! ;)

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock and patterned paper used on the front along with an additional coordinating paper. The sentiment is from JessicaLynnOriginal – one of our Cat Lovers Hop sponsors!

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And here’s one more peek… I wasn’t too sure how this was going to turn out but I’m so glad I stuck with it until the end because I LOVE IT! ;)

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I’m proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week 42 – Anything Goes Coloring Challenge
Creative Inspirations: October Challenge – Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
Creative Moments: #179 – Anything Goes
DL.Art: October Anything Goes
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
QKR Stampede: #369 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #152 – Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes 02319
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 410/411 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory and Sweet Corn cardstock, GKD poppy prints patterned paper
Stamps: Tim Holtz Alterations Crazy Cat and Crazy Things stamp sets, Paper Smooches Incognito stamp set, JessicaLynnOriginal Celine’s Kittens stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- Y9, R12, N1, N8, N10, YG7, E10, E18
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Crazy Cat and Crazy Things die sets, Stampin’ Up Sunburst Thinlit
Accessories: MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Glossy Accents, Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Today’s the last day and you have until 11:59 tonight! If you’ve been playing along, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the festivities! Be sure to stop by Her Peaceful Garden and give a big shout out to Janis for all her hard work! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

meow!

Hello, my peeps! It’s Day 5 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’ve stopped in this morning to share another card with you! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has worked super hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!


I created a sweet friendship card featuring an awfully cute little feline. OMGoodness, can you say adorable?! And that plaid bow just melts my heart, lol!

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I once again dug into my Paper Smooches kitty stamps and dies for the focal image. I started out thinking clean and simple, then added a coordinating flowered panel and then a half doily, and soon it was no longer CAS, lol! I separated the two panels with a third (thin) piece of coordinating paper and some skinny Washi Tape. Then I framed the kitty on three layered stitched mini scallop circle dies, added the sentiment with black glittered alphabet letters and some YNS Gumdrops in the corners of the panel to complete the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with some leftover strips of paper and cardstock, along with the Washi Tape used on the front, then stamped the sentiment in black from the same Paper Smooches stamp set.

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And here’s one more look… so happy with how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week 42 – Anything Goes Coloring Challenge
Creative Moments: #179 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #116 – Anything Goes
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
QKR Stampede: #369 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #152 – Anything Goes
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes 02319
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 410/411 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts white cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Gray and Smoky Slate cardstock, GKD Red Hot and Pure Luxury White cardstock, GKD poppy prints patterned paper
Stamps: Paper Smooches Nine Lives stamps and dies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- N2, N3, N5, N6, N8, R4
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Circle dies, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
Accessories: MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny gray plaid bow from stash, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Darice black glitter alphabet stickers, YNS red Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

BOO!

Hello, friends! It’s Day 4 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’ve stopped in this morning to share another card with you! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has worked hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

I created a swing easel card featuring a Tim Holtz Crazy Cat with accessories in all the bright Halloween colors of black, purple, green, yellow and orange! SO fun! My inspiration for this card came from a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE. Those who know me – even moderately well – know that I love me some fun folds and I’m always looking for new ones to try!

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I’m in love with the Tim Holtz Crazy Cats stamps and dies right now, so I pulled them back out along with the coordinating Crazy Things stamps and dies, and stamped, colored and die cut my cat along with his hat, broom and pumpkin. I cut six of the BOO! die cuts and layered them for dimension, to keep the easel portion of the card open, and added an orange gemstone to the exclamation point. ;)

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Here are a couple close-ups. I stamped a simple sentiment on the back of the cat panel and left a spot to sign the card. I included a side shot of the card below so you can see the cool construction. ;)


And here’s one more look… this card folds flat for mailing. How cool is that?!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking: October Final Challenge – Holidays
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #178 – Add A Pumpkin
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: #533 – Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Crafty Calendar: October – Autumn Colors/Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner: #200 – Halloween Colors
Creative Inspirations: October Challenge – Masculine or Halloween/Autumn
International Art & Soul: #69 – Halloween
LeighSBDesigns Days of Halloween Blog Hop: Day 24
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #37 – Autumn or Halloween
The House That Stamps Built: Anything Goes 02319
The Male Room: #122 – Halloween
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Try it on Tuesday: It’s Witches/Wizards/Halloween

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx and White cardstock, American Crafts dandelion cardstock, Darice lime green and orange premium textured cardstock, Colorbok purple Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps: Tim Holtz Alterations Crazy Cats and Crazy Things stamp sets, Stampin’ Up And Many More stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71- E2, E6, E10, E11, E16, E17, N5, N6, N8, YR4, YR14, YR15, Y12, V13
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Crazy Cats and Crazy Things die sets, My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX die, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die, Stampin’ Up Boo To You Framelits
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Carpe Diem plaid Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas black/gold Washi Tape, Darice orange gemstone, YNS black Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun fold! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

sorry for the loss of your furry friend

11/2/19 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge!
11/6/19 Winner at Word Art Wednesday!

Hi everyone! It’s Day 3 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’m popping in to share another card with you this morning! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has worked hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

Sympathy cards in general don’t come easy for me to create but they are almost necessary to have in our arsenal of cards. So I created a pet sympathy card featuring dies from a variety of companies.

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I wanted to convey sympathy but also wanted to keep the design light and friendly. I used Crafter’s Companion ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set for the card base and layers. I used a Paper Smooches die as the focal point on the front and Paper Smooches stamped sentiment. I had the tiny punched hearts in my stash left over from another project that I thought were perfect to add.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment, and embellished the panel with an Impression Obsession die cut cat.

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And here’s one more peek… very happy with how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Lost Coast Portal To Creativity: #86 – Pets
My Time To Craft: #408 – Halloween or Cats
Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge: #47 – Meow-loween/Furrything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #21 – Anything Goes
The Paper Funday Challenges: #10 Anything Goes with a twist of Halloween
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks 410/411 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock scrap
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Paper Smooches Cats icons, Impression Obsession Cats die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny red punched hearts from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun card! Be sure to come on over and play in the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop for a chance to win an awesome prize! Thanks for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig