Yellow mother’s day bouquet

7/26/20 Rising Star at A Place To Start!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and you’re staying safe and well! I’m playing in The Outlawz Challenges and have popped in to share a pretty hybrid mother’s day card I was commissioned to make that I’m entering into the Twisted Thursdays Challenge. It’s an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist of polka dots, with no sponsor, so come on over and play with us!

I printed the digital image from Jan’s Digi Stamps on linen cardstock and cut it with a stitched mini scallop die. To tie in the yellow rose and Lily of the Valley stalks, I went with a yellow background panel that I cut with a larger stitched rectangle die. I added yellow polka dot patterned paper at the bottom which works perfectly with the Twisted Thursday Challenge this time! I stamped the mother’s day sentiment in black ink beneath the image to complete the front.

I printed a small flower from the digital stamp set on white cardstock and trimmed the panel with the image in the lower right corner. I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink and adhered the panel to a yellow stitched rectangle.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. A Place To Start: July Challenge – Flowers
3. Crafty Catz Challenge: #515 – Anything Goes w/ optional Fairies (no twist)
4. Creative Inspirations: July Challenge – In the Garden
5. Creative Moments: #194 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #124 – Anything Goes
8. Tuesday Throwdown: #461 – Polka Dots
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, GKD Wild Dandelion cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, Colorbok Seeing Dots cardstock
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Lily of the Valley digital stamp set, The Project Bin Defined stamp set, Dare 2B Artzy Flowers for Mom stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die, Just-Rite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

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

Christmas ATCs

Hi friends! I hope it’s not too awfully hot where you are! It’s pretty warm here but our humidity is low so it never feels quite as warm as it really is. I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! You know how I love ATCs so I created a set of six with three cards and three coins, and they are pretty sparkly and wintery!

If you’re interested in my stepped-out tutorial, see my post on the ScraPerfect blog. Not only are ATCs fun, but they are easy and work up quickly for the most part. I grabbed the two snowy Christmas stamp sets I wanted to use and stamped six sentiments in teal ink and cut them into strips. I cut two sets of card bases with the trimmer and punched two sets of coin bases with a 2-1/2″ circle punch. I arranged snowflakes from the two stamp sets on my stamp positioner and stamped the backgrounds in teal ink. I moved the bases ever so slightly to off-set the stamping, stamped again in Versamark, applied iridescent sparkle embossing powder and heat embossed. I did not use the Perfect Crafting Pouch this time because I wanted there to be stray embossing powder to add to the sparkle. I adhered each sentiment to a strip of teal cardstock with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap and then adhered one to each card and coin with Best Glue Ever.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Sentiment as the Focal (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. ABC Christmas Challenge: N for No Fuss, O for Over the Top (No Fuss)
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: Christmas in July + A Sentiment
5. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #514 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (twist)
7. Creative Moments: #194 – Anything Goes
8. Di’s Digi Challenge: Christmas in July Challenge
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
10. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #123 – Anything Goes
11. Let’s Craft and Create: #161 – Anything Goes w/ optional Stars and Stripes (no twist)
12. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #135 – Christmas in July Week 1
13. My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #436 – Christmas in July
14. Not Just Cards: July Anything Goes
15. Sweet Stampers: #46 – Christmas in July
16. Through the Purple Haze: #169 – Planes, Trains, Automobiles or Anything Goes (Anything Goes)
17. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake and Snowy Sayings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger broken china distress ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Milwaukee heat tool, Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Congrats, Grad! (set of 2 gift card holders)

Hi friends! Hump Day is behind us and we’re headed toward the weekend! I’m thrilled to share that I’m once again guest designing over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges! One of my cards was chosen as the first of the Top 3 spots a few weeks back which landed me a guest gig! I’m stoked to share my set of two graduation gift card holders (one for a male and one for a female) for Challenge #563 – Graduation. Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and the prize is a $12 gift code, so come on over and play for a chance to win! I purchased the adorable Grad Mouse digi stamp to add to my stash because I’m going to need it for some graduation events down the road anyway and thought it would be great to use for a male or female project.

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I’ve had handwritten instructions for this gift card holder in my tutorial folder for many years (credit goes to Gina K Designs and StampTV) and have made quite a few of them for various occasions. If you’re interested, the cutting and scoring details are outlined in a fairly recent post on my blog HERE. I colored the images with Nuvo alcohol markers and cut them with a stitched rectangle die. The inside sentiment panels were cut with the same stitched rectangle die. The sentiments are computer-generated. The closure (hidden beneath the focal image on the front) is a velcro circle. To tie in the stars in the image on the front, I added a primitive star die cut to the left side of each. Here is the male version…

And here is the female version…

I used double-sided textured cardstock for the panels and dry embossed the darker side (used on the outside) with a harlequin embossing folder. I’ve also included a shot from above with a faux gift card in place so you can see the construction. Very cool and very simple!

And one more peek at the pair… these turned out so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #40 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional Sentiment as the Focal (no twist)
3. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Catch the Bug Challenge: July Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: July Anything Goes
7. Let’s Craft and Create: #161 – Anything Goes w/ optional Stars and Stripes (no twist)
8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2027 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #246 – Anything Goes
10. Through the Purple Haze: #169 – Planes, Trains, Automobiles or Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock
Stamps: xxxx
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 461, 463, 401, 450, 454, 428, 430, 485; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen; Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, Sizzix Primitive Stars die
Accessories:  Sizzix Texture Fades Harlequin embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Bearly Art precision craft glue, 5/8″ Velcro circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a graduation project with us this time! Be sure to check out all the fun digis at Bugaboo Stamps! You know you love you some Bugaboo, so come on over and play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

The greatest gift

Hi everyone! A very Happy Friday to you! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuringCurious Metallic and Glitter cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a Christmas card in gold tones with a pop of traditional red and green. It’s never too early to work on those Christmas cards!

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I created the poinsettia embellishment first from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, using Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock for the center and Basis Green cardstock for the leaves, and set it aside. I cut a standard A2 size top-fold card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and layered a panel of Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock onto the card base. I adhered a strip of the gold glitter cardstock horizontally across the front panel and then layered a narrow strip of the gold leaf metallic cardstock onto the glitter strip. I adhered the poinsettia embellishment on the left side and then stamped the sentiment in red ink on the bottom right. I embellished the center of the poinsettia with Crystal Drops and then added a few more dots to the background for a little interest.

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I embellished the inside panel with strips of the gold glitter and gold leaf metallic cardstock, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and layered the panel on the gold leaf metallic cardstock.

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One more peek… I’m so smitten with this design! Absolutely loving the elegant look of the gold glitter cardstock on the gold leaf metallic cardstock!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (No Fuss)
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: G is for Glitter and Gems
4. CAS Christmas Card Challenge: July 2020 Challenge
5. Christmas 24 Holiday Card Challenge: #013 – Christmas Foliage
6. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #513 – Anything Goes w/ optional Time to Relax (no twist)
8. Perfectly CAS: #10 – Sparkle
9. Through the Purple Haze Challenges: #169 – Planes, Trains, Automobiles or Anything Goes (Anything Goes)
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock
Basis Green 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Red Berry Crystal Drops

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

Across The Miles

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day – I hope you have a wonderful day! So hard to believe we’re headed into July already! I’ve popped in this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m so in love with these stamps and dies – I could play endlessly in my studio, lol! I created a pretty ‘missing you’ shaped card featuring the gorgeous Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set.

I stamped the bluebonnets in Versamark and heat embossed the image in gold. I pressed blue distress ink onto my glass mat, spritzed a little water on it, and watercolored the bluebonnets. I used the heat tool sporadically to dry the panel before adding more color in spots. I colored the tops of the bluebonnets and the leaves (and the little tiny bee in the upper left!) with Nuvo alcohol markers once the panel was dry.

Keeping the inside very simple, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in blue archival ink.

And one more look… loving how the watercoloring looks with the gold embossing!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
3. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations: July Challenge – In the Garden
6. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes
8. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Canson cold press watercolor paper, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Ranger stormy sky distress ink, Ranger faded jeans archival ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 410, 416, 403
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Louise Create-A-Card die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Ranger Mini Mister, Niji waterbrush

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – the first half of 2020 is officially over and it’ll be Christmas again before we know it, lol! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration for MLCCB #24 – July Anything Christmas Goes! I created a simple vintage Christmas card in pink/red and brown tones and I love how it turned out.

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I have to go through my 6×6 paper pads every so often because I forget what I have. I admit that I’m a paper hoarder so I don’t think that’s uncommon, lol! I found this gorgeous Crafter’s Companion pad and used two coordinating papers along with a glittered die cut to create the focal point. I stamped above and below the strip, and added some Crystal Drops. I layered the panel on kraft paper and then popped it up on a foam layer for some nice dimension.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the pink paper used on the front, stamped the rest of the sentiment and added a handmade punched embellishment. I layered the inside panel on the kraft paper as well, which I thought contributed nicely to the vintage look.

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And one more look… a simple card that could easily be mass produced! Love, love, love!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (No Fuss)
3. Christmas 24 Holiday Card Challenge: #013 – Christmas Foliage
4. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cover paper, Core’dinations Glitter Silk, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection
Stamps: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts
Ink: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice burgundy foam, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas card or project with us this month! The year is half over already so don’t wait to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

“ewe” rock!

Hi everyone! Happy July 1st to you! A new challenge is live this morning at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #135 – Anything Goes! I created a super cute birthday card using the “ewe rock” Bugaboo Digi Stamps image and sentiment. I absolutely LOVE this image!

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I colored the image with my Studio 71 alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched mini scallop die. I chose blue faux texture paper for the background which I layered on dark gray cardstock to keep with the blue and gray colors in the image. I cut the sentiment in a thin strip and layered it on several more strips of cardstock for dimension, and then adhered it in a diagonal fashion.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the birthday sentiment in black ink.

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One more look… I’m so smitten with this guy! I actually made a second one with a brown sheep and sent him to my musician son for his birthday last week! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
4. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock, GKD white cardstock, The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Bugaboo “ewe” rock! digital image and sentiment, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 stamp set
Ink: Studio 71- C5, C7, C9, Y9, B9, B17; Pentel Slicci Gold and Metallic Blue pens
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Darice white Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything 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 again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Feel Better Soon

Hi, friends! What does the camel say?! Lol, you know that one! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #48 – July Anything Goes! Those who know me know that I REALLY love fun folds – so I created a pop-up flower pot get well card to showcase this month! I’m proud to say that this design is my own! I did attempt another pop-up flower pot card I found a tutorial on a few months back and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned, lol, so I designed a more sturdy and more simple construction.

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After creating the flower pot which is a ‘box’ design that folds flat, I used two flower punches along with a leaf punch and a variety of bright-colored cardstock to create 13 flowers and leaves. There are 12 flowers for the pot and one for the belly band. I added a green Dot Sparkler to the center of each flower and arranged a panel of six flowers for each side, gluing them down as I went.

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I created two gingham bases with magnets. The flower pot and sentiment are affixed to the main base which folds flat for mailing. The second base is constructed of 110# kraft cardstock and attaches to the main base to hold it open for display.

And here’s one more look with the card folded flat (held with a belly band) ready for mailing. Love how this turned out and will definitely add my template with instructions to the ‘freebies’ section on my blog!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
3. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations: July Challenge – In the Garden
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst, Wild Wasabi, Blueberry Bushel, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Lovely Lipstick and Watermelon Wonder cardstock; Paper Accents 110# kraft cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch and Leaf Punch; Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Best Glue Ever, Stampendous green Dot Sparklers, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny magnets

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! All challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we welcome all kinds of handmade crafts! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

’tis the season

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start and it’s not too awfully hot where you are! I’m thrilled to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with another crafty tutorial! If you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE. I was provided the amazing North Pole stamp set and created a super fun tone-on-tone Christmas card in a non-traditional color – another contribution to “Christmas in June” on the blog. It’s never too early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects!

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This was such an easy design and I had a great time creating the card. Using the circular cluster of snowflakes in the stamp set, I masked off the sentiment in the center of the cluster and stamped snowflakes over the entire front panel, masking other areas of the stamp as needed to fill in blank areas. Lots of masking, lots of stamping and lots of sticky notes used, lol, but definitely worth it! I popped up the panel on foam and then adhered it to the card base. I stamped the front sentiment on a handmade tag and embellished it with a pretty seam binding bow. The finishing touch on the front panel was the addition of gloss white Crystal Drops in the center of each of the large snowflakes, and a few on the tag.

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I stamped the inside sentiment, adhered a narrow strip of cardstock down the left side of the inside panel and layered the panel on the teal cardstock.

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And another peek… super happy with how this turned out! Lots of work but definitely worth it! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
2. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin North Pole stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, 3×3 sticky notes for masking, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Foamies white foam, Really Reasonable Ribbon Bay Leaf seam binding, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Star light, star bright.

Hi friends! A very Happy Monday to you! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with another crafty tutorial! If you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE. We are doing “Christmas in June” on the blog and I created a super fun Christmas card using the Merriest Christmas stamps and dies along with the Summer Fun stamp set from my stash. Christmas stamps and dies paired with a Summer stamp set, you say?! Yep, I used the sun from the Summer Fun stamp set as the bright star! ;)

I created a top fold card base from charcoal gray cardstock to simulate a nighttime scene. I tore three snow banks from linen cardstock and arranged my die cut snowman and trees on the front. I heat embossed the sentiment and the ‘star’ above the die cut elements in white.

I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink and embellished the panel with a strip of red cardstock, and layered the panel on the red cardstock.

And another peek… really loving this little snowman! The sentiments in this set are so awesome!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2026 – CAS
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
4. Try it on Tuesday: Create a Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Charcoal Brown and White cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas and Summer Fun stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Sunset Orange, Oceanview Blue, Woodsy Brown, Forest Green, Key Lime; Versarmark, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas dies (included in stamp set)
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth; MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig