Papercraft

Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and April 1st! It really is Monday and that’s not an April Fool’s joke, lol! Where do the weekends go?! This month’s challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #9 – April Anything Christmas Goes. I’m in love with the Impossible Card fold and have created another one, this time in non-traditional Christmas colors with rounded corners and several layers on each panel.

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I cut a wreath from Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock using one of my Simply Crafty SVGs cut files to use as the focal element. I embellished the bow with a large pink gemstone and placed a few tiny pink Dot Sparklers around the wreath. I hand-cut several flags and layered the flat side of each under a punched image layered on a scalloped circle. I add a couple medium pink gemstones in the lower right corner.

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There is no stamping on this card, which is unusual for me, lol! I used a glue pen and glitter to embellish the sentiment and punched images from the paper which really gives them nice shimmer but doesn’t photograph very well. :(

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And one final look with the flap pushed forward and the card ready to put into an envelope. I love that it folds flat!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Holiday Lamp Post cut file, Stampin’ Up 1″, 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ Scallop Punch
Accessories:  Kadomaru Corner Rounder, Recollections Pink Gemstones, Stampendous Pink Dot Sparklers, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Impossible Card and will link up a project with us this month – we’d love to see what you create! It’s never too soon to get started on your Christmas projects! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

you are fabulous

Hello, my crafty peeps! Time is flying by and a new challenge has launched this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #33 – April Anything Goes – an Arrow Fold friendship card! Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love fancy folds and this one rates right up there with the best! My inspiration came from Sam, HERE. Sam is one of my newer YouTube subscriptions and she’s fantastic!

I used Stampin’ Up paper and cardstock, and a new Hero Arts stamp set. I used a couple dotted circle dies for the layered sentiment, some pretty flowers and a twine bow, a few flags embellished with white dots, and a filigree charm.

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Here’s a shot of the inside. I’m thrilled with how this turned out. This paper is so pretty! I did embellish the centers of most of the flowers with my white Gelly Roll pen to make them pop.

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And one more look… such a cool fold!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: White Clear Path Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts You Are Fabulous stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron ink, Versamark Dazzle, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Circles dies, EK Success 3/4″ Square Punch
Accessories:  Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hobby Lobby Flowers, The Funkie Junkie Boutique Filigree Charm, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops, Hemptique Green Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this Arrow Fold and will link up a project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

A Real Classic

Hiya, crafty peeps! Yep, the time is flying by – welcome to April! Do you have any April Fool’s jokes planned for anyone, lol?! A new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #24 – Anything Goes + Black & White Plus One Color. Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you, but the twist is not required to play! So come on over and join us!

Leslie

I had already created a birthday card for the hubs several months ago but I’m thinking I may give him this one instead. His birthday is in June so I have a couple months to decide which one to give him. All stamps used on the front of this card are from Blank Page Muse. I used green with the black and white, and layered all the panels on black. I cut the sentiment with a dotted circles die and layered it on black foam.

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I kept the inside relatively simple with stamped sentiments from Sparkle N Sprinkle on a layered panel.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men 6×6 paper
Stamps: Blank Page Muse Diamonds Background stamp, Classic Car Front End View stamp, and A Real Classic sentiment stamp; Sparkle N Sprinkle Woody stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Circles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Black Darice Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s masculine birthday card and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project – or play the twist if you’d like! Black and white with one color isn’t too hard to pull off! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft · Sketch

sorry for the loss of your furry friend

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! 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! Allie’s Scrap Shop 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 my first-ever pet sympathy card, and although it’s not something anyone wants to ever go through, I really love how it turned out and would be proud to give it away. Thank you, Laura, for another fantastic sketch!

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I used two Paper Smooches stamp sets to create the background following the sketch, stamping in neutral colors with just a pop of red. I layered the panel on red cardstock and added a few sequins in keeping with the sketch. I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment.

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Here’s one more look… love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Colorbok Primary Red cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cosmos and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand and Real Red ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice 5mm Gold Sequins

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 Allie’s Scrap Shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Feel Better

Hi everyone! It’s Hump Day (says the camel… lol!) Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a super sweet get well box card created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Orchid Box Card cut file. I just love it!

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The sky is the limit as far as color combos and occasions go – these orchids are so versatile… get well, birthday, thinking of you, missing you… the list goes on!

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Here’s an overhead shot so you can see the construction. Pretty cool, huh?!

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One final shot of the box card flattened and ready to be put in an envelope. Love that it folds flat for mailing! Super happy with how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: White Clear Path Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fresh Florals DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sassy Salutations stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink, Versamark Dazzle
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Orchid Box Card cut file, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hot Pink Glitter Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty orchid box card… I sure enjoyed making it! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll have so much fun! And there are tons of freebies to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · Papercraft

I Love You

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our March ATC Challenge is Hearts and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!


I created my first-ever coin and I’m loving the coin paired with the Hearts theme this month! I used two coordinating patterned papers, a couple die cuts and some tiny punched hearts.

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I colored the dots on the top portion of the coin with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I thought some shimmer would give this coin a little interest. I stamped ‘I Love You’ over the top of the stamped and die cut string of hearts, and then added a die cut arrow and a few tiny punched hearts.

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One final look… I’m really loving how this turned out. Not bad for a first attempt, eh?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White, Stampin’ Up 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper, DCWV Shimmer Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Strawberry Slush ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Love Notes thinlits dies, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch (tiny hearts)
Accessories: Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

 

 

 

Papercraft

life was meant for a great adventure

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for #87 – Men and Boys! The twist this month is to use a staple or clothespin, or both! And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 gift voucher (via PayPal or direct to online store)… so let’s see what you got! Remember, the twist is not mandatory to play, but we’d love to see your creativity!

I created a masculine birthday card using papers, focal image and banner sentiment from Polly’s Paper Studio along with a small piece of corrugated paper, a Tim Holtz paper doll and Small Talk Stickers sentiment, and some wooden gears. Of course, I played the twist with the use of a regular staple. ;)

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I believe I mentioned last month that the best aspect of being on this design team is no stamping is allowed. It really IS a challenge to intentionally create a project without using any stamps and once I picked out all the elements I wanted to use, I had a great time putting this card together!

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I kept the inside simple with just the use of the banner sentiment on a layered panel.

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And one last look… I really love how this turned out! And how about that dimension?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick and regular cardstock, Darice teal premium cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio Masculine Variety papers, focal image and banner sentiment
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls and Small Talk Stickers, Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Darice Foamies black foam, regular stapler with staple

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig