Birthday Wishes slimline

Hi everyone! It’s Tuesday and I hope your week has started off nicely! Life is good here and I have absolutely no complaints! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring some pretty gold cardstock (which is on sale this month so be sure to get some!) that I paired with lots of other cardstock. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a slimline birthday card featuring a gold two-story bird house with a blue bird and lots of colorful flowers!

This is my own design and I really didn’t measure anything… I just cut the dimensions of the bird house that fit my normal 9″ x 3-3/4″ slimline card base. So that means don’t get out your micrometer, lol! I cut the card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and a layering panel from Curious Metallic 92# Gold Leaf cardstock. I cut the roof and perches from Basis 80# Brown cardstock. Using Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, I die cut the entrance holes from Stardream Metallic 105# Antique Gold cardstock and Basis 80# Brown cardstock. Using the set of Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits, I die cut the bird from Basis 80# Navy cardstock, Basis 80# Medium Blue cardstock, Basis 80# Blue cardstock and Curious Metallic 111# Night cardstock, the branch from Curious Metallic 111# Chestnut cardstock, and the flowers and leaves from Basis 80# Coral Cardstock, Basis 80# Gold cardstock, Basis 80# Teal cardstock, Basis 80# Red cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock andPop-Tone 65# Grape Jelly cardstock. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the large portion of the sentiment from Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock, Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock and stamped the remaining one word in brown ink, trimmed it and adhered it just beneath the die cut portion. I had several leftover flowers and adhered two of them with the sentiment.

I hand-cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock as well, embellished it with leftover strips of Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock and Curious Metallic 92# Gold Leaf cardstock, and layered it on the gold leaf cardstock (also hand-cut). I die cut the sentiment from a scrap piece of Stardream Metallic 105# Antique Gold cardstock and adhered the two remaining flowers to the bottom of the panel.

And one more peek… I’m so smitten I can’t stand it! I absolutely love the way this turned out, and having all these gorgeous colors of cardstock sure does help! I’ve had the Bird Scene Thinlits in my stash for a while and I knew they’d come in handy for just the right project! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge: Fur, Feathers or Fins

CutCardStock products used:
Curious Metallic 92# Gold Leaf cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock
Basis 80# Brown cardstock
Stardream Metallic 105# Antique Gold cardstock
Basis 80# Navy cardstock
Basis 80# Medium Blue cardstock
Basis 80# Blue cardstock
Curious Metallic 111# Night cardstock
Curious Metallic 111# Chestnut cardstock
Basis 80# Coral Cardstock
Basis 80# Gold cardstock
Basis 80# Teal cardstock
Basis 80# Red cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Tangy Orange cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock
Pop-Tone 65# Grape Jelly cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, Sizzix Bird Scene Thinlits, Scrapbook.com Celebrate Word Die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Scrapbook.com 1/4″ Double-Sided Adhesive Roll, Darice Adhesive Foam Circles

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

Merry Christmas slimline

Howdy, friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #36 – July Anything Christmas Goes! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a fun slimline featuring a line of trees and lots of shimmery and shiny gold bling! Who doesn’t love bling at Christmastime?!

I cut a landscape top-folding slimline card base measuring 9″ x 3-3/4″ from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a light teal gingham paper layer and a teal cardstock layer which I adhered together. I adhered a gold glitter filmstrip frame die cut across the bottom with a flagged red cardstock strip layered behind it. I dug into my scrap bin and found some light, medium and dark teal cardstock scraps, punched ten trees and layered them in sets of two. I added gold glitter alpha stickers and holiday light brads, and popped them up on foam dimensionals. I stamped ‘Christmas’ in teal ink on a white cardstock scrap, trimmed it and flagged one end, then adhered it in the bottom right corner.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the light teal gingham, red cardstock and gold glitter paper. I stamped the sentiment in teal ink and layered the panel on teal cardstock.

And one more look… totally smitten with this blinged-out card! And teal and red is one of my favorite color combinations!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, GKD Ocean Mist cardstock, Colorbok red cardstock, Stampin’ Up gold Glimmer paper; red and light/medium/dark teal cardstock scraps; The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lost Lagoon ink
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Filmstrip Frame Sizzlit, Stampin’ Up Tree Punch, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Holiday Light Brads, Darice gold Glitter Alpha Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this slimline card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re making! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

life is good

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend! I’m into my third month as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I can’t say enough how much I have enjoyed this gig! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my third feature, I have three projects to share, and as I have done for my previous two features, I’ll showcase the projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. My first project is a fun friendship card featuring the very cool ARTplorations Life Is Good mask using the very old and elementary technique of tracing! I don’t believe I’ve done this since I was a child, lol! My first thought was to ink around it, and after thinking about it overnight I decided to trace it, fussy cut it and make a slimline out of it! Mission accomplished!

I created a top-folding slimline card base measuring 9″ x 3-3/4″ from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock. I still had my sewing machine out from hemming some jeans for the hubs, so I thought I’d sew around the outside edge of my card panel. It’s been ages since I’ve done any sewing on card panels so what the heck… that’ll tie right in with the tracing, lol! I did straight stitching and went back did some zig-zag in a few areas, and adhered the panel to the card base. I added roughly two and a third CRAFTplorations Artsy Geometric Backgrounds Clear Stickers in the center of the panel which I outlined with narrow strips of the CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock. I traced around the entire mask with a red fine point marker using orange, yellow and red dotted paper for each word, and then fussy cut the three words and ran a black marker around the edges for definition. I adhered the words to the background panel and then added some tiny snips of leftover orange cardstock strips for a little interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with the remaining two-thirds(ish) of a CRAFTplorations Artsy Geometric Backgrounds Clear Sticker and leftover strips of the CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock. I stamped the STAMPlorations Grand Adventure sentiment in orange ink and layered the panel on orange cardstock. I added a few more snips of leftover orange cardstock strips.

And one more peek… I bet no one uses tracing in their crafts anymore… so I feel good about bringing back an old-time technique! I sure like how this turned out!

STAMPlorations products used:
ARTplorations Life Is Good mask
CRAFTplorations Artsy Geometric Backgrounds Clear Stickers
STAMPlorations Grand Adventure stamp

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 papers
Ink: Bic Mark-It Ultra Fine Point Rambunctious Red marker, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Memento Morocco ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Singer sewing machine, Coats white thread

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Final Stencil Sunday Feature at STAMPlorations!

Howdy peeps! Happy Sunday – I hope you’re having a great weekend! I’m into my third and final month as a guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday and I’m sad it’s coming to an end… I’ve had such a good time! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! For my feature this month I have three more projects to showcase, all using different ARTplorations Stencils along with other crafty goodies available in the store!

For more details and photos of each project, click the link above each photo below which will take you directly to the corresponding blog post. I’m posting each project individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. :)

Life is good

hello

add Salt and Tequila note card

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing each of these projects and will be inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

happy FALL

Hi friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend – they sure go by fast, don’t they?! Several weeks ago I shared that I’m guest designing over the next three months for Make The Cards Challenge and I’m back to share another inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created this pretty Fall slimline card for MTCC #17 – Color Challenge! Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the colors, the crisp cool weather, and the wonderful sights, sounds and smells!

This graphic screams Fall to me with this gorgeous color palette, so that’s the direction I went! No brainer! ;)

I created my preferred slimline card base size of 9″ x 3-3/4″ (because it fits so nicely in a #10 business envelope) from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and layering panels from a pretty leaf patterned paper and gold foil cardstock. I die cut stitched rectangles and stitched alphabet letters from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock along with leaves stamped in brown ink on the four colors of cardstock. The round gold foil cardstock elements were negative space leftovers from another project that I had out on my desk thinking that I might use them on another project, and Voila! They came in pretty handy for this card! ;) Once everything was assembled and adhered in place, I stamped ‘happy’ in brown ink on a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed it and adhered it in the upper left quadrant.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of patterned paper and cardstock, stamped the sentiment and leaf in brown ink and layered the panel on dark orange cardstock.

And one more peek… such a fun challenge with an amazingly gorgeous color palette!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Adobo textured 4×6 cardstock, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie cardstock; Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, Stampin’ Up Into the Woods DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Vintage Leaves, Lighthearted Leaves and endless Birthday Wishes stamp sets
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and In Stitches Alphabet Die-namics, Stampin’ Up Vintage Leaves die set
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this week! We can’t wait to see your project using these gorgeous colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

CO-FF-EE

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week! How’s the weather where you are? It’s still a bit chilly here and we still have snow on the ground, which we love! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I mentioned last week that I was invited to guest for Just Us Girls Challenge, and I’m thrilled to share my project for Trend Week #571 – Slimline Card. I’ve jumped on the slimline card wagon too, along with everyone else, so this was a card I enjoyed creating!

And here is our trend prompt:

My card has gold glitter washi tape and skinny washi tape striped elements, and features stamped and die cut coffee cups on the front with a gift card holder on the inside. Perfect for that coffee-loving friend with a birthday – or some other reason to celebrate! My slimline cards are 9″ x 3-3/4″ because this slightly larger size fits better in a #10 envelope. I cut the card base from CutCardStock Wild Blueberry cardstock along with three stitched oval die cuts and the alphabet letters using the CUTplorations Uppercase Alphabet die Plate to spell COFFEE. I cut front and inside layering panels from CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock and rounded the bottom corners of the card base and all the layers. I stamped four coffee cups on the CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock in navy blue ink which I cut with the coordinating die. I arranged three sets of washi tape stripes horizontally across the front panel and adhered it to the card base. I adhered the stitched ovals to the panel and then the coffee cups with the letters.

I embellished the inside panel cut from CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock with a single set of vertical washi tape stripes and adhered it to the inside of the card base. I created a gift card envelope from CutCardStock Wild Blueberry cardstock with my WRMK Envelope Punch Board and adhered a Sizzix die cut sentiment. I then adhered the remaining die cut coffee cup and gift card envelope to the panel, leaving plenty of room for a signature.

And one more look… so pleased with how this turned out! I CASE’d my own design that I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Hochanda showcase back in late October, but this one is slightly different.

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Wild Blueberry cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink, Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup die, CUTplorations Uppercase Alphabet die Plate, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Peachy Cheap Gold Glitter Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a slimline card with us this week at JUGS! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

enjoy every second

Hi everyone! Top of the morning to you! Here’s wishing you a wonderful week ahead! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our February challenge is underway over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #55 – February Anything Goes! I created a fun slimline birthday card featuring some foiling! My go-to slimline size is 9″ x 3-3/4″ because I feel that it fits better in a #10 size business envelope.

I pulled out the Mini Minc and some red and gold foil. It has literally been ages since I played with this machine! There were several tiny spots that didn’t take the foil on the large ‘enjoy’ element (perhaps because it’s so old? hmmm…) so I dotted on some Crystal Drops to cover those areas. It looked so neat that I dotted on more Crystal Drops in various sizes until I achieved the look I wanted! Hey, there’s more than one way to skin that cat! Wait a minute… we don’t skin cats here but you know what I mean, lol! I created a card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and created a background panel of red and white striped cardstock layered on red cardstock. I adhered the ‘enjoy’ element on red cardstock layered on gold foil cardstock. I added a small layered foiled flagged sentiment and some large white flat-back pearls. Sorry for the top angle of the photo but that’s the only way I could get the foil to not be black in the photos, lol!

I embellished the inside panel cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock with strips of red and white striped and gold foil cardstock, along with a layered foiled sentiment, and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more look… really happy with this despite the initial difficulty I encountered with the foil not ‘taking’ in several spots. My work-around prevailed, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #413 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #259 – Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, Canvas Corp Lots of Color Paper Collection
Accessories: Scotch ATG, Mini Minc machine; Minc gold and red foil, jumbo words, and flags; Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops, Melissa Frances Trinkets & Baubles

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this slimine card and will link up with us this month! As always, we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Mini Slimline Card Folio

Hi everybody! Well, this week is more than half gone already and tonight is Christmas Eve! Woo-hoo! Are you ready?! I played in the studio yesterday morning and made a couple more projects to enter into several of The Outlawz Challenges going on now. The first project I have to share is this mini slimline card folio which I’m really excited about! My inspiration came from an origami card holder I saw on the Stampin’ With Inky Butterfly blog HERE. I changed it up some, and the cards reminded me of mini slimlines so that’s the angle I went with for my version!

I’m entering this in the Twisted Thursday Challenge which is Anything Goes with a twist of Rounded Corners (my mini slimline cards have the bottom right corner rounded). I’m also entering this into the Festive Fridays Challenge where Fred She Said is the sponsor and challenge participants can choose from Christmas, Flowers, Pets, Birthday or Anything Goes themes – and I’ve chosen Anything Goes. And finally, this fits in the Tuesday Color Challenge as well, where Sherry West Art is the sponsor and we’re using the following photo for inspiration (I zeroed in on the salmony-pink and green):

I used Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP and chose a strawberry pattern on one side with stripes on the reverse side to create the folio. I embellished it with small die cut strawberries and green flat-back pearls, and I created a band with a velcro closure. I used a fun Prickley Pear Stamps clear stamp set for the front and inside sentiments, as well as the strawberry stamped on the envelopes. Here are shots of the folio closed, open and one with the cards and envelopes displayed.

I created the mini slimline card bases from Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner on each. I cut the layers from Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

I embellished each card front with a strip of striped pattern paper layered on Stampin’ Up Cucumber Crush cardstock and two small die cut strawberries. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner in black ink which completed the card front.

I embellished the inside with a strip of the striped pattern paper and a narrow strip of the green cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more look at one of the cards… I’m so smitten! This was such a fun project!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Anything Vintage
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: #205 – Anything Goes
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #135 – Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP, HP 32# copy paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Berry Sweet Fruit Treats stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Nuvo alcohol markers- 415, 453, 379
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Small Strawberry Bunch die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Flourish with a Bling green flat-back pearls, Scrapbook dot com clear double-sided adhesive, 5/8″ velcro circle

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

Ho Ho Ho

11/30/20 Special Mention Winner at Classic Design Challenge!

Good Sunday morning to you all! I’m back this morning to share a Christmas slimline card that I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps “Wish List” themed Spotlight article in the Rubber Stamp Madness Holidays 2020 Issue! This card features a little scene I created with the Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set! So stinkin’ cute! My copy of the Holiday Edition is on it’s way and I will update this post when I receive it. What a thrill! ;)

UPDATE: Holiday Edition received in the mail today! Sorry about the glare on the cover, though. Love the ‘Spotlight’ article on Prickley Pear Stamps! Woo-hoo!

I created my go-to size slimline card base of 9″ x 3-3/4″ from red cardstock and layered on some Christmas plaid. I stamped all the images in black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers. I created this card prior to the dies being available so I fussy cut all the images and created the scene. I used my snow marker to accent their outfits which gave the images nice texture. Since the Prickley Pear Stamps article theme was “Wish List” I made sure to pop up the wish list on foam pads. I layered the focal panel on gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I stamped, layered and trimmed the sentiment, and added a few glittered Gumdrops in the upper right corner.

I embellished the inside panel with plaid paper and a strip of gold foil cardstock, added a layered sentiment and fussy-cut holly, and layered the panel on the gold foil cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out and so proud it was published in Rubber Stamp Madness magazine! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: November Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
9. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 405, 495, 497, 453, 449, 428, 360, 461, 379, 479, 466, black; Spectrum Noir- IG1; Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Accessories:  Marvy Uchida Snow marker, Milwaukee heat tool, YNS clear Glittered Gumdrops

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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#MerryChristmas

Hi everyone! I’ve popped in this evening to share a fun slimline Christmas card I submitted to Creative Scrapbooker magazine in late June for consideration of publishing in their Winter 2020/21 issue. I received notification in mid July that they chose it for publication so I had to hold off on blabbing and posting until after the issue was released. I got the issue in the mail today and needless to say, I’m on Cloud Nine!

Slimline cards have certainly made a come-back – my sister sent me a package of slimline card bases with matching envelopes about 7-8 years ago and that was the first time I had ever seen them. Slimline cards were originally created to fit in a #10 business size envelope and 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ is the most common size used, although I’ve seen a variety of other sizes as well. My personal go-to size is a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card base which I think fits best in a #10 envelope.

I cut a panel of black cardstock to cover the front of the card base, and then cut three smaller panels from green glitter cardstock and die cut a square into each one of them. I die cut three stitched squares (using the same square die) from the green plaid paper. I taped the three glitter panels together on the back side and slightly trimmed them, added skinny Washi Tape to hide the seams, and adhered the piece to the card base.

I affixed the plaid squares into the openings and added white glitter alpha stickers. I heat embossed the Christmas sentiment in white on black cardstock, flagged one end with a small square punch, and added it to the bottom glitter panel. The finishing touch was the addition of a couple small black gemstones to each glitter panel.

I embellished the inside panel with the green plaid paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered it on black cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m totally loving how this turned out! And absolutely thrilled to have been published again! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
7. Not Just Cards Challenges: November Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White cardstock, Colorbok black cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake and Snowy Sayings stamp sets
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Clean Cloth, skinny black Washi Tape, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Darice white glitter alpha stickers, Darice small black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this slimline Christmas card and are inspired to make one! They are definitely a lot of fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig