Papercraft

Way To Go! (set of 2)

Hi everyone! Happy Happy Tuesday to you – hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for It’s A Colorful World! We’d love to see you create a project using a color combo of your choice – easy peasy this month! I was commissioned by a co-worker to create a congratulations card so I created two, a blue/green and blue/pink, for her to take her pick. She wanted both, lol!

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These cards are identical except for the colors. I created the backgrounds on watercolor paper with india inks and water, drying with my heat tool between color applications. I arranged multiple stamps on my stamp platform, stamped in black ink and then again in Versamark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I layered the blue/green panel on black cardstock.

For a little variety, I chose not to layer the blue/pink panel and just cut it the size of the card base. I stamped a simple sentiment on a layered panel on the inside, identical for both cards. Loving how they turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Marco’s black Kaleida-Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Bravo stamp set
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink- Aqua and Magenta; Tattered Angels Dragonfly and Moss Glimmer Mist; Tattered Angels Party Pink and It’s Blue Glimmer Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these cards today, and will link up a project in your favorite color combo with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

for a purr-fect friend

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you have a fun weekend planned! The June challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #122 – No Rulz 3! This is the third in our series of challenges with absolutely NO RULES! Yep, that means you can create whatever you’d like without regard to our rules… the only thing we ask is that it’s decent, as we are a family-oriented blog. And our sponsor this month is Bugaboo – you know you love some Bugaboo, so come on over and play!

I created an adorable birthday card using the Bugaboo Cat Silhouette digital image. What a fun image to work with – the sky is the limit with this one! I printed the image in black on ivory cardstock, cut it down to fit behind the punched circle opening, and then cut out only the tail to allow it to hang outside the circle opening.

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I attached two pieces of coordinating cardstock from a relatively new pad that I’m in love with, and layered the panel on black cardstock. I used two circle punches for a little interest, along with some tiny brads and punched hearts.

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I created the front and inside sentiments on the computer, and layered the inside sentiment on black cardstock. I embellished the panel with a couple tiny punched hearts.

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And one more look… I totally love how this turned out! I’m always needing birthday cards for my stash!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Cat Silhouette digital image
Dies/Punches:  Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Fasteners

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! There are NO RULES this month, so feel free to create whatever your heart desires as long as it’s decent! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

To a wonderful friend…

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you’re having a good crafty one! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #26 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut! This is one of my favorite techniques – it reminds me of putting together a puzzle when I was young! I created a pair of birthday cards for my stash using (another) one of my favorite color combos of lime green and teal blue.

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These cards are identical except for the reversal of the colors and the process was the same for each card. I cut each of the green and teal shimmer cardstock panels in half on a diagonal and then adhered half-panels of each color together. I cut two large intricate dragonflies from black glitter paper and set them aside.

I die cut a dragonfly into each panel and placed a piece of Stick It adhesive sheet behind the panel. I then carefully placed the black glittered dragonfly into the negative space on each panel, then proceeded to place the tiny parts of the wings into place. I stamped the sentiment on each panel in black StazOn ink and then layered each one on black cardstock.

I decorated the inside panel on each card with leftover strips of the lime green and teal blue shimmer cardstock and the black cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and then layered the panel on black cardstock. The black is really striking on these colors, I think, and I’m super happy with how these turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock, Stampin’ Up Black Glimmer paper, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies
Accessories:  Stick It adhesive sheet, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty set of cards and will link up an anything goes project with us this month – and we’d absolutely love to see you play the optional inlaid die cut twist! Remember, the twist is not every mandatory to play in our challenges but we always love to see your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

joy

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I love Saturdays because I’m usually crafting in my happy place. ;) It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #11 – June Anything Christmas Goes! I created a pretty Christmas card in cream and navy that I can’t wait to add to my growing stack!

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I used a gorgeous snowflake embossing folder for the background along with a few snowflake die cuts and two awesome Tim Holtz ice skate die cuts. I lightly inked the edges of the ice skates to make them look worn, colored the heels black and painted the blades with a silver paint marker, and laced them up with cord. I colored the blue snowflakes with clear sparkle overlay marker for a little shimmer. I cut three ‘joy’ die cuts and layered them together for some dimension.

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I created the sentiment on the computer, trimmed the panel and layered it on navy blue cardstock. I added a shimmery snowflake in the bottom left corner.

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One more look… O.M.G. I’m totally smitten!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock
Ink: Stampin’ Up Smoky Slate ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Marvy Uchida DecoColor silver paint marker, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Tim Holtz Ice Skate die, Sizzix Alterations Holiday Words Script die set, Sizzix Calendar Months die set
Accessories:  Sizzix Texture Fades Snowflake Pattern embossing folder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – and it’s never too early to start working on those Christmas projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Wow, oh wow… we’re starting the middle of the year! Can you believe it?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I”m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #35 – June Anything Goes! I created a pretty anniversary card in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green!

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I created a green card base and rounded one corner for a little interest. I stamped the heart strip (an old Stamp Camp stamp my beloved sister gave me a number of years ago) in pink ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and layered it on light pink cardstock. The pretty patterned paper that I put across the bottom is from a new paper pad I just got at Hobby Lobby and I’m in love! I added a thin strip of the light pink cardstock to border the printed paper, and embellished it with some tiny pink flat-back pearls.

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I decorated the inside panel with some leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped a simple sentiment. The front and inside sentiments are also from Stamp Camp sentiment stamp sets.

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One more look… I’m smitten with every aspect of this card – from the color combo to the stamps and the patterned paper!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Blushing Bride cardstock, The Paper Shelter Country Road paper pack
Stamps: Stamp Camp Heart Strip stamp, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 and Simple Sentiments 2 stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lovely Lipstick ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice tiny pink flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Pansy Accordion Album

Hi everyone! As I mentioned last month, I’m a new member of the Ephemoire Dream Team and I couldn’t be more excited! If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out all the amazing digital printables in the Ephemoire Etsy Shop – there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables. And the print quality is awesome! I’m super stoked to share my first inspiration project, a gorgeous Pansy accordion album created with the Vintage Distressed Pansy Accordion Album Kit. OMG, this kit is amazing!

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I cut the papers and elements from the kit and inked them all. I created the accordion album base from ivory cardstock and inked the edges. I layered the papers for each page on kraft paper, and positioned the elements where I wanted them, one page at a time, and when I was happy with the placement, I adhered everything down.

There are 12 pages and each page contains at least one tag in a pocket, ready for journaling or photos. All the tags have ribbon pulls, and I added Washi tape and bling to each page. Really loving how this turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cover paper; Ephemoire Vintage Distressed Pansy Accordion Album Kit
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher, assorted Washi Tape, assorted rhinestones and flat-back pearls, YNS Gumdrops, Kadomaru corner rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the awesome printables at the Ephemoire Etsy Shop, and while you’re at it, head on over to the Ephemoire Facebook Page for tons of inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – it sure seems to have gotten here fast, lol! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Cheapo Dies is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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I created a watercolor background with india ink and dried it with my heat tool, then splattered more light and dark ink over it with a fan brush, and dried that with my heat tool. I trimmed the panel, rounded the two bottom corners, and layered it on dark brown cardstock.

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I cut all the shaped elements with various sized dies from different colors of textured cardstock, along with the stamped sentiment cut with it’s coordinating die.

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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One more look… I’m so happy with how this turned out, thanks to another great sketch from Laura!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Darice premium textured cardstock in red, orange, dark brown and yellow; Stampin’ Up watercolor paper
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Wishing You stamp sets
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s brown Bombay India ink, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Star Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Squares die, Spellbinders Cogs die, Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3 set
Accessories:  Fiskars corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig