Boo

Hi friends! A super Happy Hump Day to you! How about some Halloween slimline card fun?! Here’s a fun sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps featuring the most adorable Trick or Treat Koala Goblins clear stamp set!

I stamped the images in black ink on white cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. The coordinating dies weren’t yet available in the store when I created this sample, but they are now, so that’ll definitely make your life easier, lol! The Halloween color combo is one of my absolute favorites. I used a polka dot Halloween paper and built this slimline off that, using stitched square and stitched square mini scallop dies. I did stamp a few of the extra images directly on the little die cut backgrounds and then added some black gemstones to complete the card front.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment and spider with web, then layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! I guess it’s the kid in me that still loves Halloween fun! Of course it helps to have adorable stamps to play with! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: September Anything Goes
4. Creative Inspirations: September Challenge – Spots & Dots or Inky Splats
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2037 – Anything Goes
7. The Creative Crafters: #32 – Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #09 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay, Royal Velvet and True Black cardstock; DCWV Double-Stitched Textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Trick or Treat Koala Goblins clear stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 439, 441, 393, 391, 489, 491, 413, 487, 449, 479, 466; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Pentel Slicci Silver pen, white Prismacolor pencil, Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX and Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice black gemstones

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! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the 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

Happy Holidays

Happy Hump Day, my friends! I mentioned yesterday that the Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda was last week so I’m sharing some of the samples I created for the show!

I used the Birdcage Winter 2 clear stamp set and the Birdcage die for this pretty slimline Christmas card in traditional red and green, featuring three circular frames with a bird on a branch in the center of each. I really enjoyed creating this card!

I cut a white slimline card base along with three 3″ square pieces of red glitter paper and adhered them to the card base. I cut three stitched mini scallop frames and two narrow strips of green embossed paper. I stamped three branches in green ink and three birds in red ink on white cardstock, and die cut the branches with a circle die and the birds with the corresponding bird die.

I adhered the circular branch die cuts behind the frames and adhered one to the center of each red glitter paper square. I adhered the narrow green embossed paper strips to the seams where the glitter paper squares meet. I popped each bird up on a foam square and adhered one to each branch, and then added tiny dots of Rouge Perfect Pearls. The final touch was stamping the sentiment in red ink on white cardstock, trimming it and flagging the ends, and adhering it to the center circle.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover pieces of the red glitter paper and the green embossed paper, added a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on red cardstock.

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

As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, so I’ll be sharing those with each post. ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #116 – Festive Things With Wings

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad, Kaiser Craft Letters To Santa 6-1/2” paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Sizzix Holiday Words: Script die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Ranger Rouge Perfect Pearls

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! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the 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

What size should a slimline really be?

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great day! I’ve jumped on the slimline wagon and have made several slimline cards. But before I made the first one, I did some research online to learn as much about them as I could.

The slimline card was originally designed to fit into a #10 business envelope which measures 9-1/2″ x 4-1/8″. The most common size slimline card being made is 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ which is a bit small, in my opinion, for the #10 envelope. I personally have a ‘thing’ about an envelope swallowing a card.

I’m somewhat of a rebel so I decided to create my own dimensions – and I make mine 9″ x 3-3/4″ which fits perfectly into a #10 business envelope and allows for layers and ‘normal’ embellishments that aren’t off-the-charts huge.

I’m just wondering how others feel about the size. Does anyone else agree that the envelope being 1″ longer and 5/8″ wider than the card is weird? Or am I weird, lol?!

I’m curious about what other crafters think, so let’s do a poll! ;)

The center of a donut

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty cool slimline card! I created a diorama card using the Hole Foods stamp set from my stash. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to make a box of donuts, and there’s no better way to showcase them than in a diorama! I had to tweak the measurements a bit but it worked out!

I wanted a pink and green color combo (one of my favorites) so I created a pink top panel and embellished it with Washi Tape, a stamped pink donut, Crystal Drops and a layered sentiment. The sentiments in this set are hilarious, I might add! ;)

Dioramas are cool in that they fold flat and when the top panel is lifted, the card turns into a box, perfect for these donuts!

I cut a rectangular aperture and adhered acetate behind it. I cut an overlay panel which I embellished with Washi Tape and another sentiment. I stamped the three donuts and icing, and heat embossed the sprinkles. I colored the cake part of each donut with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and adhered them inside the box before putting it together.

And one more peek… SO loving how this turned out! Now I can’t wait to send it, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Arty Divas: #27 – Anything Goes
2. Createful Heart Design Blog Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes
3. Creations in Pink: #24 – Anything Goes with more PINK than other color
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #125 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper white coverstock, Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette and Rose Red cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Hole Foods stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green ink; Versamark; Nuvo alcohol markers- 466, 473, 449
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Westcott T-square ruler, Gemini Junior, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Nuvo Bubblegum Blush and Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! 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

Stopping by to say…

…Hope you have an Amazing Day!
Hi everyone! I really do hope you have an amazing day! I’m back this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I created a fun slimline birthday card using the Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set along with the coordinating die set! Can you say ADORABLE?! 

I don’t build scenes very often but I had plenty of room on this card base for a swimming turtle, a sand-diggin’ crab and a very serious-looking bird. I love the whimsical nature of these critters! I created sand banks with shallow pools of water on the shoreline, a large rippling body of water, and an ink-blended sky. I hand-cut the sun and outlined the rays with a black marker, and drew some birds flying in the distance. 

I continued with the shoreline, body of water and another swimming turtle on the inside, and used a die cut sentiment. 

And one more look… I’m totally loving how this turned out! 

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Allsorts Challenge Blog: #578 – So Cute
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
3. Di’s Digi Challenge: Summer Fun Challenge
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2025 – Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #169 – Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: Something Beginning with B (beach)
9. The Creative Crafters: #29 – Anything Goes
10. Try It On Tuesday: Create A Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Twine and Sandcastle cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper, Colorbok yellow cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 401, 403, 405, 427, 359, 361, 366, 404, 373, 374, 375; Posca white paint marker; Ranger tumbled glass distress ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters die set, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, ink blending brush, hand-cut cloud template

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