I Love Fall

Hi everyone! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Mini slimlines (in 3-1/2″ x 6″ size that are legal to mail) are my new favorite kind of card to make these days, and I created a gorgeous Fall card featuring our Pumpkin Brads, Leaf Brads and Orange Pearl Bling! I got some new double-sided patterned paper packs that I’ve been itching to use! Plus, if you know me very well, then you know that I typically don’t stick to seasonal crafting… I’m all over the place and create whatever pops into my head! It’s Winter, so what’s wrong with a Fall card, I ask?! ;)

I cut a side-folding mini slim card base from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock and Stamp Anniething Autumn Life 6×6 double-sided papers. I used a corner punch on the two layering panels and adhered them together. I cut wide embellishing strips from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock, layered them together and adhered them horizontally across the front of the card, and adhered the panel to the card front. Using the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, I die cut an element for the front on which I stamped the sentiment from The Project Bin New Leaf stamp set in brown ink, added Pumpkin Brads and Leaf Brads, and adhered it to the card front. To finish it off, I added some Orange Pearl Bling.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and punched the corners with the corner punch. I stamped the sentiment (from the same TPB stamp set) in brown and orange inks, and layered it on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock.

And one more look… these pumpkin and leaf brads sure do make a gorgeous Fall card and are some of my favorites in the store!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202201 – January Anything Goes
2. A Place to Start: #012022 – January Anything Goes
3. Ally’s Angels: #54 – Anything Goes
4. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #290 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – January Anything Goes
6. Di’s Digi Challenge: Try/Use Something New (new patterned paper)
7. Jan’s Digi Challenge: January Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #179 – Anything Goes + Something New (new patterned paper)
9. Lil Red Wagon: #636 – Pick Patterned Paper
10. Paperbabe Stamps: #159 – Anything Goes
11. Stamping Sensations: January challenge: Anything Goes with Stamping w/ option Add a Die (playing twist)
12. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Pumpkin Brads
Leaf Brads
Pearl Bling Multi Size Orange

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Tangy Orange cardstock, Stamp Anniething Autumn Life 6×6 double-sided papers
Stamps: The Project Bin New Leaf stamp set
Ink: Catherine Poole Icing On The Cake and Mandarin Spice inks
Dies/Punches: Tonic Corner Punch, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Merry Christmas slimline

Hi everybody! Happy Saturday and Happy New Year! Today is the 1st day of the month which is always a busy blog day! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! Our first challenge of the new year launched this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #42 – Anything Christmas Goes! Our challenges are always Anything Christmas Goes, and I created a pretty slimline in my favorite color of green using stamps from Prickley Pear Stamps and an assortment of dies!

I cut my go-to size of 9″ x 3-3/4″ slimline card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, along with a layering panel from a green plaid pattern from the Christmas Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad. Using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX, I die cut three squares from CutCardStock Bonsai Green cardstock. I also cut three scalloped squares from CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX and an embellishing strip punched from black glitter paper using a scalloped edge punch. I stamped images from the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set, colored them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. I layered the die cut squares together, adhered the stamped and colored images, and adhered them to the card front. I added the black glitter paper scalloped border across the bottom, and the final touch was adding small black gemstones to the squares (which turned into diamond shapes, lol).

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a leftover plaid pattern strip used on the front, a strip of CutCardStock Bonsai Green cardstock and a strip of black glitter paper. I stamped the sentiment from the same Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on the green cardstock. I had one extra stamped, colored and fussy-cut image which I adhered to the inside.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! This stamp set is so versatile and fun to use!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022
2. Classic Design Challenge: #1-2022
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
4. Di’s Digi Challenges: Christmas/Winter Holiday
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #161 – Anything Goes
6. Paperbabe Stamps Challenge: #158 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #435 – Anything Goes
8. The Crafting Challenge: January Anything Goes w/option Snow

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstockChristmas Print 6×6 Cardstock Pad, CutCardStock Bonsai Green cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, Stampin’ Up black Glimmer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Holiday Gift Tags stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black i379, 405, 408, 10, 415, 489nk; Nuvo alcohol markers-
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX, Stampin’ Up Scalloped Edge punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this time! We’ve made some pretty major changes over on the challenge blog so be sure to come over and check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dream

Hi everybody! A big ol’ Happy Huuuump Day to you! Hope you’re having a fabulous week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of our Stardream Metallic cardstock that’s on sale this month so be sure to stock up! This is some amazing cardstock that will do your projects proud! I used Stardream Metallic Neptune cardstock and Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock which I paired with Basis Teal cardstock for some scallop detail on the inside of the card. The Neptune cardstock is a deep, deep teal color that’s almost black – and it’s shimmery and just gorgeous.

I cut a mini slimline card base (have I mentioned lately how much I love this size card?!) from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock along with layering panels from Stardream Metallic Neptune cardstock and Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, which I adhered together and then to the card base. I found this glassware sticker at a Dollar Tree store that I visited last month while one of our kitties was at the vet getting a lion shave (yep, our Loki looks super cool!) and I had several hours to kill. I’ve never seen this type of sticker before but I imagined this dream catcher would look great on a card, and it does! Needless to say, I bought several of these glassware stickers in different themes to make more cards later on. ;) To complete the card front, I added a bunch of iridescent gemstones to the dream catcher. Lots of sparkle going on!

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies and embellished it with scallop borders punched from Basis Teal cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Happy Dreams stamp set in teal ink and layered the panel on a Stardream Metallic Neptune cardstock die cut panel.

And one more peek… totally loving how this card turned out! I’m in love with this Stardream Metallic Neptune cardstock! I’ve had it in my stash for a while and this is the first time I’ve used it.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafter’s Castle: #48 – Anything Goes
2. Dragonfly Dreams: December Challenge – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #434 – Anything Goes
4. The Corrosive Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes
5. The Creative Crafters: #47 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Stardream Metallic Neptune cardstock
Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock
Basis Teal cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock

Other products used:
Stamps: Altenew Happy Dreams stamp set
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, glassware sticker, Darice iridescent gemstones, Bearly Art precision craft glue

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,

Sometimes you got to blow your own horn!

1/1/22 Winner at QKR Stampede!

Hi friends! Well, another Hump Day has rolled around and we got more snow last night so we’re happy campers! We’re hoping for a White Christmas this year! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve been on a mini slimline kick over the last several weeks and I created this one specifically to enter into the QKR Stampede Challenge #434 – Anything Goes this time! I won this ‘Tooting Angel’ digital image and ‘Blow Your Horn’ digital sentiment from QKR Stampede a while back and decided it was time to use them! So I created this Christmas card in non-traditional colors for a good friend of ours who I know will appreciate it! What a hoot!


I cut a side-folding mini slimline card base from CutCardStock Basis White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies. I printed the image and sentiment on CutCardStock Basis White 80# cardstock, cut the image with a die from the same slimline layers set and colored it with alcohol markers. I adhered the layers together and then to the card base, and added the sentiment which I cut with a stitched circle die. I added several gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Amethyst Accent Embellishment Mix using the Trinity Pick Up Stick to finish the card front.


I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Basis White 80# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock. I stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment in black ink and layered the panels together and then to the inside of the card base.


And one more peek… love, love, love this image – and she made the most adorable Christmas card!


Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional Any Holiday (Christmas)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional Blue Christmas (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
5. Color Crazy Challenge: Week #49 – Anything Goes
6. Crafty Gals Corner: #226 – Merry & Bright
7. Creative Inspiration: December challenge – Christmas Time
8. Di’s Digi Challenge Blog: Christmas/Winter Holiday Challenge
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December challenge – Anything Goes
10. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #511 – Anything Goes
11. Scrapping4fun Challenge: #207 – Christmas/Winter
12. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #131 – Non-Traditional Colors
13. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis White 110# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis White 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Amethyst cardstock
Stamps: QKR Stampede Tooting Angel digital image and Blow Your Horn digital sentiment, Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- BR28, YR33, PB09/29, Y03/33, R18/31, B37; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, Trinity Stamps Amethyst Accent Embellishment MixTrinity Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed this super cute mini slim Christmas card in non-traditional colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Play & Make Good Cheer

Hi friends! Happy Thursday – I hope you’re having a great week! Seems we stay pretty busy but I always find time to craft in my happy place – that’s what keeps me sane, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have a super adorable mini slimline Christmas card to share this morning that I created for The Outlawz December Freebie/Progressive Challenge using the ‘Angel’ digital image gifted to us by the sponsor this month, MMedel Illustrations. If you haven’t joined The Outlawz Challenges yet, you ought to – there are always challenges going on and prizes to be won! And I know I’ve mentioned before that the perk for regularly participating in the Freebie/Progressive Challenge is a free digital image to create with! I am a clear/rubber stamp girl and don’t use many digis anymore but I have to admit that I enjoy participating in this challenge each month.

I printed the digital image on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and colored it with alcohol markers. I’ve been on another mini slimline ‘kick’ and cut this mini slim card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies. I then cut the colored image with a slightly smaller mini slim die in the same set and adhered them together and then to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in black ink from the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees 2 stamp set and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I trimmed off the top portion of the die cut and adhered it to the card front, lining up the top edge with the edge of the red layering panel. I added several gemstones from the Trinity Stamps Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix using the Trinity Pick Up Stick to complete the front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment in black ink, and layered the panel on a slightly larger red die cut layering panel.

And one more peek… this is such an adorable image that made the cutest Christmas card!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Alphabet Challenge Blog: R is for Red
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #289 – Christmas/Winter/New Year + A Sentiment
3. Color Crazy Challenge: #48 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Inspirations: December Challenge – Christmas Time
5. Di’s Digi Designs Challenge: Use A Digi

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock
Stamps: MMedel Illustrations Angel digital image, Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees 2 stamp set, Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add On stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- BR 20/28, R18/21, Y03/16/33, CG08; Pentel Slicci silver pen, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers Dies, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Stampin’ Up Dimensionals, Trinity Stamps Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix, Trinity Pick Up Stick

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

From Our Gnome to Yours

Hey peeps! This is the third project I’m showcasing for the Trinity Ambassador “A Few of Our Favorite Things” Social Media Hop on Instagram starting at 6:00 AM PST this morning and ending at 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 3rd! My main post is HERE. Yep, you guessed it… another mini slim! I LOVE mini slimline cards – they are my new favorite size! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! This card features the From Our Gnome to Yours stamp set and From Our Gnome to Yours die set, and the inside sentiment is from the A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set. I can’t get enough of the Trinity Stamps gnomes, so it’s no wonder that two of my four projects feature gnome stamps and dies!


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For your chance to win a $20 gift card to the Trinity Stamps store, be sure to hop along with us on Instagram, starting at @trinitystampsllc – there will be a ton of inspiration! Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps blog by December 5th! Have fun hopping!


I cut the mini slim card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from the Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 paper pad using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set. I cut a felt doily almost in half and set the larger piece aside. I stamped the focal image from the From Our Gnome to Yours stamp set in black ink on Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers, and cut it with the coordinating From Our Gnome to Yours die set. I stamped and die cut the sentiment from the same stamps and dies, and adhered all the elements to the card front. The final touch was adding some gemstones from the Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix using the Trinity Pick Up Stick which is a “must” in your crafty stash!

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set and embellished it with a leftover strip of patterned paper used on the front. I stamped the sentiment from the A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock cardstock.

And one more look… another absolutely ah-DOR-able gnome from Trinity Stamps!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Addicted To Stamps & More: #419 – Any Occasion
2. Color Crazy Challenge: #47 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Catz: #574 – Anything Goes with optional Christmas Non-Traditional Colors (no twist)
4. Creative Inspirations: November – Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #159 – Anything Goes
6. Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #162 – Cute Christmas
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #206 – Winter/Christmas

Trinity Stamps products used:
From Our Gnome to Yours stamp set
From Our Gnome to Yours die set
A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set
Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix
Trinity Pick Up Stick

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 paper pad
Ink: Catherine Pooler Midnight ink; Arteza alcohol markers- B25/28, RP07/09, BR28/51/52, Y02, YG42/43, R20/21
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Brutus Monroe Cranberry Felt Doily

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Coffee

Hi friends! This is the second project I’m showcasing for the Trinity Ambassador “A Few of Our Favorite Things” Social Media Hop on Instagram starting at 6:00 AM PST this morning and ending at 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 3rd! My main post is HERE. I mentioned in my last post that I was in a mini slimline kind of mood… and three of my four projects were mini slims, lol! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! This card features die cuts from the Coffee Cut & Foil Die Set and the inside sentiment is from A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set. I wanted a ‘country’ feel to this card so that’s why I chose not to use the foil plates. But stay tuned because it won’t be long before I do use them!


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For your chance to win a $20 gift card to the Trinity Stamps store, be sure to hop along with us on Instagram, starting at @trinitystampsllc – there will be a ton of inspiration! Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps blog by December 5th! Have fun hopping!


I cut the mini slimline card base from CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock along with a layering panel from Hot Off The Press Sunflowers 6×6 double-sided cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set. I die cut the coffee sentiment four times from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock using the die from the Coffee Cut & Foil Die Set and layered them together for a little dimension. I die cut the coffee cup from ivory and brown cardstock, the coffee beans from brown cardstock, and the mid section of the cup and beans from scraps of the patterned paper, and did some paper piecing to complete them. I adhered all the elements to the card front (using double-sided adhesive foam strips for the cup), and added a few gemstones from the Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix using the Trinity Pick Up Stick – which is a true life-saver when adhering gemstones!

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set and embellished it with a leftover strip of patterned paper used on the front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set in brown ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card base. I had leftover heart die cuts so I pieced one together and adhered it to the inside panel.

And one more peek… super awesome coffee-loving card! Love the country feel!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #159 – Anything Goes
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #170 – Anything Goes

Trinity Stamps products used:
Coffee Cut & Foil Die Set (dies only)
A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set
Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix
Trinity Pick Up Stick

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Brown cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Hot Off The Press Sunflowers 6×6 double-sided cardstock
Ink: Catherine Pooler Icing on the Cake ink
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice double-sided adhesive foam strips

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

We’re Gnome for the Holidays

Hi everybody! This is the first project I’m showcasing for the Trinity Ambassador “A Few of Our Favorite Things” Social Media Hop on Instagram starting at 6:00 AM PST this morning and ending at 11:59 PM PST on Friday, December 3rd! My main post is HERE. I was in a mini slimline kind of mood… my new favorite size card (3-1/2″ x 6″) that’s a legal size to mail! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! This card features the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set and Gnome for the Holidays die set and the inside sentiment is from the A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set. Such a fun little travelin’ scene!


For your chance to win a $20 gift card to the Trinity Stamps store, be sure to hop along with us on Instagram, starting at @trinitystampsllc – there will be a ton of inspiration! Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps blog by December 5th! Have fun hopping!


I cut the mini slim card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from the Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 paper pad using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set. I hand-cut the highway from CutCardStock Basis Gray cardstock and used a white paint pen to draw the dotted center line. I stamped the focal image from the Gnome for the Holidays stamp set in black ink on Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers (and gold pen for the ornaments), and cut it with the coordinating Gnome for the Holidays die set. I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the headlights and the gold ornaments on the tree. I stamped and die cut the sentiment from the same stamps and dies, and adhered all the elements to the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set and embellished it with a leftover strip of patterned paper used on the front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis Gray cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set in black ink and layered the panel on gray cardstock.

And one more look… I absolutely LOVE gnomes, and Trinity Stamps has some of the most adorable out there! Super happy with this travelin’ guy! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Place To Start: #11 – Craft A Favorite Memory (travelin’ home for the holidays!)
2. Addicted To Stamps & More: #419 – Any Occasion
3. Color Crazy Challenge: #47 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #574 – Anything Goes with optional Christmas Non-Traditional Colors (no twist)
5. Creative Inspirations: November – Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
6. Creative Moments: #227 – Anything Goes
7. Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #162 – Cute Christmas
8. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #206 – Winter/Christmas

Trinity Stamps products used:
Gnome for the Holidays stamp set
Gnome for the Holidays die set
A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Gray cardstock, Christmas Holiday Print 6×6 paper pad
Ink: Catherine Pooler Midnight ink; Arteza alcohol markers- BG37, G21/23, P13, RP15, B32/37, Y02, R21, BR28, GS02/04, CG08; Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

‘Tis the Season

11/25/21 Top Pick of the Week at The Outlawz Twist Thursday Challenge!

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’ll be leaving later this morning to see my cardiologist for a follow-up visit and to get another echocardiogram to see if my ejection fraction has improved since having the heart attack in August. The ejection fraction is a measurement showing how much blood the heart pumps, so wish me luck… it was low back in August so I’m praying it has improved. UPDATE: My ejection fraction has returned to normal, and my overall cardiac function is normal! AND our little rescue kitten, Fogg, is still doing great! Good news all the way around! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have one more card to share that I’ve created for The Outlawz Challenges. I feel really good to have been able to play in some of their challenges this month. ;) I’m entering this card into The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge and this is Sponsor Appreciation Week 3, Anything Goes with optional twist of Hot or Cold (using two hot or two cold colors). Technically, I’m not playing the twist as I’ve used one hot and one cold color on my mini slimline Christmas card.

I cut a mini slimline card base and a layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock using theWaffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set. I stamped the whimsical poinsettia background in red and green ink using the STAMPlorations Layered Poinsettias stamp set. I stamped the outlines in Versamark and heat embossed them in Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder. I mixed gold acrylic paint with a tiny bit of water and splattered it with a fan brush over the background. I added a sentiment created with the Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer hot foil plate & die set and some gold pearls to finish the front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock and adhered them together, and then affixed a STAMPlorations Merry Everything Clear Sticker.

And one more look… so loving how this turned out! I haven’t seen a layered stamp set from STAMPlorations yet that I haven’t just loved!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #11 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Whimsical
3. Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: Something that starts with U, V and/or W (whimsical)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations: Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
6. Dragonfly Dreams: November – Christmas/Winter
7. Little Red Wagon: #628 – No Patterned Paper
8. My Time To Craft: #470 – Texture
9. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background
10. The Corrosive Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
11. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Christmas theme

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Layered Poinsettias stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Rouge and Eucalyptus inks, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder, Liquitex gold acrylic paint, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer hot foil plate & die set, Darice double-sided adhesive foam strips, Flourish with a Bling gold pearls, STAMPlorations Merry Everything Clear Stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Under the Mistletoe

12/1/21 Top Pick at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Hi friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! I started mine off taking photos in my studio, so you know I’m having a good one! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m one of those who makes extra cards all year long, in a variety of themes, and stash them away until I need them. Oftentimes, they’ll either be used for challenges that arise or for random design team projects if I happen to change my other mind (since I typically work way ahead on DT projects), lol. I’m sharing this card in The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge where our sponsor is Twinkle Lane Designs and the challenge is to Add Buttons and/or Bows. This sprig of mistletoe is ‘tied’ together with a bow, so win-win!

I cut a mini slimline card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and layering panels using the Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set cut from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock. Using black, green and two different red inks, I stamped the mistletoe, bow and sentiment (all from the STAMPlorations Layered Mistletoe stamp set) on the white cardstock layering panel. I adhered the panels together and then to the card base. I added several dots of white gloss Crystal Drops to finish the front panel.

I die cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with narrow strips of CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock at the top and bottom of the panel, stamped the sentiment in red ink, and layered the panel on a die cut panel cut from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I’m in love with all of STAMPlorations’ layered stamp sets! The whimsical nature of the images is just so fun!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #11 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Whimsical
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #288 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Catz: #573 – Anything Goes with optional Add Some Metal
6. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November – Wonderful Winter/Feeling Festive
7. Dragonfly Dreams: November – Christmas/Winter
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #62 – Christmas
9. The Corrosive Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Layered Mistletoe stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Midnight, Eucalyptus, Rockin’ Red and Cranberry Fizz inks
Dies/Punches:  Waffle Flower Mini Slimline Layers die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Nuvo White Gloss Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and join in all the fun at The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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