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

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! 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

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