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

Home decor · Papercraft

Pair of Creepy Coffins

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week! I’m not posting on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog today but have popped in this morning to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, an awesome pair of creepy coffins created with the free (yes, FREE!) Simply Crafty SVGs Creepy Coffin Box cut file. How fun are these?!

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I love how these turned out! I glued them closed to use them as decor.

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I used black for the boxes and two shades of gray for the tops.

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One more look… these are so flippin’ cool! I love how simple Sandy’s cut files are to use!

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I’d love to enter these creepies into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: October – Autumn Colors/Halloween
International Art & Soul: #69 – Halloween
LeighSBDesigns Days of Halloween Blog Hop: Day 28
The Male Room: #122 – Halloween
Try it on Tuesday: It’s Witches/Wizards/Halloween

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black, charcoal and stone cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Creepy Coffin Box cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

PSSST

Hi everyone! It’s Day 2 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop and I’m popping in to share another cute guy with you this morning! If you’re a fellow cat lover, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has been working hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

I created an adorable kitty love card featuring a peek-a-boo window with an absolutely adorable little guy peeking through! I’ve had the MFT window die in my stash for several years and this is the first time I’ve used it! Not sure how that happens, lol!

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The front and inside sentiments as well as the cat and coordinating die are all from Paper Smooches. I stamped everything in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the cat with my Studio 71 alcohol markers.

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I chuckled as I was putting this together and I’m still chuckling as I’m writing this! The sentiment goes purrrfectly with the image, lol! The shiny red foil hearts were in my stash left over from another project.

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One more look… I absolutely love how this turned out!

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Entering this cute guy into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #116 – 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

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends and Nine Lives stamp sets
Ink: Studio 71- E2, E6; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Nine Lives dies, My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, tiny/small red foil 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

3-D projects · Papercraft

Christmas Memories mini album

Hello, crafty peeps! I hope you’re having a good day! I’m excited to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to head over to the Ephemoire Etsy Shop to check out all the amazing digital printables… there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables, and the print quality is awesome!

I’ve been playing with some pretty awesome vintage Christmas holiday background papers and used all 20 letter-sized digital papers in Peppermint Stick #1, Peppermint Stick #2, Peppermint Stick #3 and Peppermint Stick #4 to create a sweet little mini album! OMG, talk about some prissy fun – and in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green! Swoon! ;)

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I printed all 20 papers on 60# copy paper, trimmed them and then paired what I wanted to use for backgrounds and for pockets on each page. I cut the scalloped album pages with my Scan N Cut and then bound them with my Zutter Bind It All. I picked out a variety of pink and green ribbons and cut several lengths from each to attach to the binding (and tags later on).

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I created a shaker element for the front with glitter inside. I typed the sentiment on the computer and cut it along with the acetate and frame with stitched circle dies, then attached a small bow.

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I created my own stitched square cut file that I used to cut the background layers with my Scan N Cut, and then cut three different pocket designs with my Scan N Cut. I embellished each pocket with Washi Tape.

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Finally, I cut simple tags from textured double-sided cardstock and added punched scallop detail at the bottom of each one. I adhered a plain square panel for journaling and/or photos, and attached some ribbon with my Tiny Attacher before tucking them into the pockets.

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Proud to enter this mini album into the following challenges:

a2z Scrapbooking: October Final Challenge – Holidays
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #7 – Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: October Challenge – Anything Goes with optional Stars
Craft-Dee BowZ: October Challenge – Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Crafty Catz: #479 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #179 – Anything Goes
DL.Art: October – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #116 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1942 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #368 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #21 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Peppermint Stick #1, Peppermint Stick #2, Peppermint Stick #3 and Peppermint Stick #4 letter-sized digital papers; Hammermill 60# copy paper, American Crafts White cardstock, DCWV textured double-sided cardstock
Ink: Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Paint
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Zutter Bind It All, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet; assorted regular and skinny Washi Tape, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gorgeously Green, Love Is In The Air and Sweetheart Collections; pink, white, green check, pink dot and green dot ribbon from stash, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Santa is watching

Hi everyone! I’ve popped in today to post a fun card I created for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop! This is Day 1 of the Hop, so if you’re a fellow crazy cat person, be sure to come on over and play – Janis has been working hard getting tons of sponsors so that means there are tons of prizes to be won!

I created a somewhat CAS card featuring a mischievous feline playing with a ball of yarn. This guy is from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats stamp set, cut with coordinating die and colored with Studio 71 alcohol markers.

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I used a Tim Holtz mixed media die in the lower left corner backed with red foil (DCWV Washi Tape Basics). OMGoodness, foil is SO hard to photograph! I even went outside because I’ve had better luck in the past taking pics of foil outside, but it’s been so windy over the past couple days that I wasn’t able to do it.

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I kept the inside simple with a couple strips of the red foil at the top and a stamped sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… I’m really happy with how this turned out and it’s in my pile of Christmas cards that’ll be mailed out on December 1st! It’s coming fast! ;)

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I’d love to enter this cute guy into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #102 – Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: October Anything Goes w/ Optional Stars
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

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Basics
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats stamp set, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Studio 71 N2, N6, YG7
Dies/Punches: Stampers Anonymous Crazy Cats die set, Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits die
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun cat-themed Christmas 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

2019 Cat Lovers Hop!

Hello, crafty friends! I’ve popped in today to share some info on a blog hop for fellow cat lovers coming up October 21st through 26th! The 2019 Cat Lovers Hop will be the fifth one hosted by my new-found friend – and fellow crazy cat person – Janis!

My hubby and I have eight feline fur babies that we’re absolutely crazy about – Poopie, Molly, Walter, Jack, Tigger, Milo, Dusty, and Mocha Latte! Indulge me for a moment while I share some pics, lol! I know, I’m like that old granny who whips out the wallet and three feet of pictures unfolds! Bahahahaha! And I have to tell you that these photos are my favs and they are not real current…

Poopie (14-1/2), is the old lady who doesn’t like any of the other kitties… it’s a Manx thing! Ed got her when she was about four weeks old and she’s been by his side ever since!poopie
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Molly (5), is the mischief maker and little thief! She’s mama to Jack & Walter… can you see the resemblance?! Ed rescued her (along with two other females) from a job site, and when we took them to be spayed all three were pregnant, lol! We soon went from four kitties to 15! After weaning and getting them all spayed/neutered, most of the kittens were re-homed along with the other two mama kitties.molly
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Jack (4-1/2), is our giant Blankie Bump… loves to sleep under the covers for most of the day, just like a teenager! He’s one of Molly’s boys and is a huge lovable lug!jack
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Walter (4-1/2), is our Lil’ Panther… my sweet baby boy who loves to play laser! He’s Molly’s other son who gives finger kisses and gentle bites every now and then!
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Tigger (4-1/2), is the boy who doesn’t like to be touched unless he’s laying down… and then he loves his belly rubbed! When you catch him in that mood, you better get your lovins while you can! He’s one of the kittens born to one of the other females rescued and re-homed.
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Milo & Dusty (both 2-1/2), are the kids who are always into something… these guys are like having real human kids in the house again! We adopted them from our local shelter shortly after we moved out to Colorado from Florida. 

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Mocha Latte (1-1/2), is Mookie as her daddy affectionately calls her, and the most beautiful colors ever. Ed’s niece moved into a home last year and this tiny little girl had been left behind by the former renter. So she called Ed and *poof* we had a new baby! ;)
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UPDATE: As of Monday, October 28th, we have a new baby in the house! This baby makes nine! Our 85-year-old neighbor called my husband Monday morning and said she heard a noise out under her carport and when she opened the door, there was a tiny black and white kitten out there in the 19-degree weather with it’s little eyes matted shut. We took it to the vet who said it’s a male and he weighed in at 1.1 lbs. He was de-wormed and started on an antibiotic and eye ointment. Here we are, five days, later and this little guy is full of spit and vinegar, and loves to play and eat! Meet Loki…

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Okay, okay… back to the hop! Janis has been super busy lining up tons of prizes, so be sure to check out 2019 Cat Lovers Hop to find out all the details! Hope to see you there!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig