You are Mer-mazing

Howdy, friends! This week is almost to the end… where is the time going?! I can’t believe we’re in the middle of May already! I’ve popped in with a card I created for The Outlawz Challenges. I have a couple more to share in a little while, so stay tuned! This cute hybrid thank you card is for the May Progressive Freebie Challenge. Our sponsor this month is Elena Zinski Art and we were provided the most adorable Amelia Mermaid digital image to create with. Have I mentioned that the perk for playing in this challenge each month is a free digital image?! ;)

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Using the pre-colored version of this image, I kept with a blue color scheme which seemed perfect for a mermaid. I alternated teal and blue glitter Washi Tape across a blue digital paper background and then adhered it to the card base. I cut the image with a stitched rectangle die, adhered it to the front and stamped the sentiment beneath it in blue archival ink. I added Glossy Accents to her sunglasses and finished the front with sparkly blue bling.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover piece of the blue digital paper used on the front and stamped the sentiment in the blue archival ink.

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And one more peek… loving how this turned out! Isn’t she just the sassiest thing ever?!

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Sharing in these additional challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #251 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafty Gals Corner: #207 – For The Ladies
Not Just Cards Challenges: May Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #166 – Ladies
Try It On Tuesday: Lovely Ladies

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Denim cardstock, Lozzy Anika digital paper
Stamps: Elena Zinski Art Amelia Mermaid digital image, Hero Arts Mer-mazing Messages, Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses stamp sets
Ink: Ranger faded jeans Archival ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Bearly Art glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Peachy Cheap teal and blue Glitter Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Glossy Accents, Queen & Co. blue Twinkle Goosebumps

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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

Thank You So Much (set of 4)

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having some beautiful Spring weather where you are! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Basis cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I created a pretty set of four 4-1/4″ square thank you cards that would be a delightful addition to anyone’s stash!

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These cards were quick and easy – my favorite kind, lol! I worked in an assembly-line fashion, cutting all the card bases and front layering panels from Basis Grey cardstock, Basis Green cardstock, Basis Light Yellow cardstock and Basis Teal cardstock. Then I cut four slightly larger layering panels, four 3/4″ strips to go across the card fronts and four plain inside panels from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock. I adhered the layering panels together, leaving just a tad of the ivory cardstock showing. I applied 5/8″ floral Washi Tape to the strips and adhered the strips horizontally across the layering panels. I stamped the sentiment four times and punched each with a circle punch, then layered each one on a slightly larger circle punched from the same colored cardstock.

The inside panel is the same for each card, consisting of an ivory square embellished with a piece of floral Washi Tape and a sentiment stamped in black ink.

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And one more peek at the set… loving how these turned out!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Creative Moments: #190 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: May Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2019 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Basis Grey 80# cardstock
Basis Green 80# cardstock
Basis Light Yellow 80# cardstock
Basis Teal 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lots of Thanks stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/8″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Carpe Diem 5/8″ Floral Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

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

 

 

Get Well Soon

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fantastic week! Our new challenge is live over at Southern Girls Challenge and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! As always, the theme for our challenge is Anything Goes and we’d love to see what you create! Our sponsors this time are I Am Roses, Stamper’s Delights and Your Next Stamp. I was provided the adorable Chibi Get Well digi set from Stamper’s Delights and created a get well card… I never seem to have enough of them in my stash!

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I created the background panel on my computer with repetitive ‘get well soon’ text in cheerful rainbow colors. I printed the Chibi three times, colored one of them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then adhered the other two on the back of the colored one which created some nice dimension. I ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edge for a finished look. I trimmed the sentiment panel, layered it on green double-sided textured cardstock and adhered it to the left side of the background panel, and then adhered the Chibi image. I finished the front with some purple Queen & Co. Bubbles.

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I created the sentiment for the inside panel on the computer, trimmed it and embellished the panel with leftover strips of double-sided textured cardstock used on the front (one side is a lighter green and the other side is a darker green).

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One more look… loving how this turned out! She’s so stinkin’ cute and sure to cheer up a sick person!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #75 – May Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock
Stamps: Stamper’s Delights Chibi Get Well digi set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- CR3, CR4, FS6, FS7, FS9, IG1, EB1, EB2, EB3, LG2, LG3, LG4, TB4; Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Pentel Slicci Metallic Violet and Metallic Blue pens, Sharpie White pen marker
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie, Queen & Co. purple Bubbles

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this time! Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at I Am Roses, Stamper’s Delights and Your Next Stamp! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Christmas Truck Treat Box

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start and you’re seeing some lovely Spring weather! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a sweet Christmas truck treat box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Red Truck Treat Box cut file. Can you say adorable?! This is so stinkin’ cute, I can’t even stand it! ;)

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This is another one of Sandy’s amazing cut files with super simple construction. There’s not a long list of supplies, either… just a few colors of cardstock and some good glue! I use ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever on all my projects.

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I drew some tree lines on both sides of the tree with a light gray Spectrum Noir alcohol marker. I LOVE how this turned out and can’t wait for Christmas! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
Christmas Craft Creations: May Challenge – Use a Die Cut
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Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations: #493 – Let’s Roll – Things With Wheels (bikes, trucks, cars, scooters, campers, etc.)

Not Just Cards Challenges: May Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2019 – Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: #420 – Oh The Places You’ll Go

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts black, leaf, crimson and white cardstock; Marco’s Metallic Silver cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- IG3
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Red Truck Treat Box cut file
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever

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

Artist Inspiration Coins

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! First order of business is to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. I have a fun project to share – a set of three gold embossed artist trading coins, in full color with amazing inspirational quotes!

If you’re interested in my stepped-out tutorial, see my post on the ScraPerfect Blog. I’ve been on an ATC ‘kick’ (adding to my collection) and decided to create this easy set of coins. Using a large background stamp, I arranged all three punched circles on my stamp positioner and prepped the surfaces with the Strap-N-Tap Perfect Crafting Pouch. I stamped them in Versamark and then heat embossed them in gold. I used the Perfect Cleaning Cloth multiple times to clean stray embossing powder from my work surface. I colored the coins with bright fine-tip markers and then adhered each to a second punched circle with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I ran a gold paint pen around the edge of each coin to give them a nice finished look. I selected three gold metallic quotation stickers and adhered them to two layers of cardstock with Best Glue Ever, then added one to each coin. Here are close-ups of the coins:

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One more peek at the set… loving how these turned out, and yes, they are an amazing addition to my collection!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2020 – Anything Goes
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Create Custom Background/No Designer Papers
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Weeks 571/2 – Anything Goes
ATC Around the World: #65 – Flowers
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #75 – May Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Ornate Background stamp
Ink: Versamark; Bic Mark-It markers- Polynesian Purple, Petal Pink, Fandango Pink, Rambunctious Red, Peach Parfait, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green, Hot Aqua, Blue Skies Blue; Gold Posca paint pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Tim Holtz idea-ology Quotations Metallic stickers

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

Happy Anniversary

5/22/20 Top 3 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Howdy again! I’m back with one more post this morning before I jump in the shower and get my day started. Well… step into the shower… don’t need to chance breaking a hip by jumping in, lol! I’m playing again at The Outlawz Challenges and this card I’m sharing is for the Wednesday Sketch Challenge where Jan’s Digi Stamps has been our sponsor for the past month and everyone has been playing with this sketch for the past two weeks:


I created a hybrid anniversary card featuring Jan’s Succulent Bouquet digital stamp set. OMGoodness, I just L-O-V-E her images and this one looks so pretty against the blue pearlized cardstock and blue and white gingham paper!

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Really loving the soft look of this design. I used one of my favorite paper pads containing gingham paper. I used a stitched mini scallop circle die to cut the image which I adhered on a hand-cut flag made from the blue pearlized cardstock that I used to layer the gingham paper on. I used a small bow die to cut two bows that I layered on top of one another for a little dimension, and added an iridescent gemstone to the center. I stamped the sentiment directly on the flag beneath the focal image. Since the cardstock was pearlized, I used StazOn ink and then applied the Perfect Crafting Pouch to dry up any wet ink so I could keep crafting without having to stop to let the ink dry.

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I decorated the inside panel with the gingham paper layered on the blue pearlized cardstock, along with a slightly larger stitched mini scallop circle die cut on which I stamped the inside sentiment.

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One more peek… really loving how this turned out and it’ll go to a very special couple later on this year! ;)

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Sharing in these additional challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: C is for Checks
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #118 – Flowers
Stamping Sensations: May – Say It With Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Jan’s Digi Stamps Succulent Bouquet digital stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX dies, Impression Obsession Small Bow die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, MISTI stamp tool, Darice iridescent gemstone,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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

Fish whisperer

Hi everyone! I’m back on this fine Saturday morning with another card I created for The Outlawz Challenges. This one is for the Festive Fridays Challenge where Bugaboo is our sponsor this month and we have four themes to choose from – Christmas, Male Birthday, Mother’s Day or Sympathy. I chose Male Birthday. My hubby’s birthday is next month and he’ll be the “big six-oh” – and yeah, I’m a cradle robber… what can I say?! And I keep designing all these great cards for him – yep, about seven so far – so he’ll have some good ones to open, lol!

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I LOL’d, literally, the entire time I was putting this together… from the image to the front sentiment to the inside sentiment. Funny, funny, funny! I used the Gus Fish Whisperer digital image from my stash along with the sentiments. My husband is a ‘cat whisperer’ (we have nine feline fur babies) so he might as well add ‘fish whisperer’ to his repertoire, lol! I colored him with Nuvo and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added a fish brad and some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to his glasses for a little texture.

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And here’s where the fun comes in. Well, more fun. I printed the inside sentiment large – for old person ‘large print reading’ purposes and for old person ‘yelling speaking’ purposes. Bahahaha! Then I stamped a fun Hero Arts sentiment beneath it. Love, love, love!

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And one more look… OMG, I can’t stand it! So fun! He’s going to love it! ;)

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Sharing in these additional challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #75 – May Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #256 – Celebrations
Creative Moments: #190 – Anything Goes
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Baronial Ivory cardstock, GKD Tomato Soup cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Brights Collection 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Gus Fish Whisperer digital image and sentiments, Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 425, 427, 431, 417, 401, 389, 461, 479; Spectrum Noir FS9; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Pentel Slicci Silver pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, fish brad from stash, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card 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