Papercraft

thanks

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy February 1st! Today would have been my parents’ 71st wedding anniversary – I know they are celebrating in Heaven! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #31 – February Anything Goes! I was commissioned by a co-worker a to create a thank you card and this is what I came up with. She loved it!

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I heat embossed this large image in black and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, keeping it very simple with just shades of yellow and green. I cut the image with a dotted rectangle die and layered it on pastel green pearlized cardstock and then on thick black foam for dimension.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the pearlized cardstock, layered it on black cardstock and stamped a simple greeting.

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And here’s one final look… love this image as it sure packs a powerful punch!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Floral Statements stamp set, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark Dazzle; Spectrum Noir- CT1, CT2, CT4 ,LG1, LG3
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, thick black foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you very soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Congratulations

Hi everyone! Welcome to February… it sure got here fast! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Week 5 – Anything Goes Challenge, a pretty wedding congratulations card created with the absolutely adorable Bride and Groom digital image, one digital paper from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 Bundle and two digital papers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 5. I also used sentiments from Winnie Celebrations 1 Sentiments and Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments.

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I really enjoyed coloring up this adorable image and pairing it with the soft digital papers and pop of gold. I used one of my favorite dotted dies to cut the image and layered the sentiment in vertical fashion.

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I decorated the inside with some leftover strips of paper used on the front, and cut the sentiment with a mini stitched scalloped die (another favorite). I had a scrap piece of Paper Heaven 2 digital paper from Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle laying on my desk that I used to layer the panel on.

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

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #156 – Anything Goes with optional Love/Hearts

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Polkadoodles digital paper from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 Bundle and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 5, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock
Stamps: Polkadoodles Bride and Groom digital image; sentiments from Winnie Celebrations 1 Sentiments and Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments
Ink: Spectrum Noir- FS3, FS6, FS7, FS8, PP1, GB8, GB10, EB1, EB2, IG1, IG3, IG4, IG5, DG3; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Darice pink gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this fortnight! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

life is full of wonderful

Hello crafty peeps! Gosh, the month of January has gotten away from us already! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project featuring a gorgeous image from the True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Bo Peep paper from Miss Muffet Paper Pack, Pixie Dust paper from Neverland Paper Pack, and sentiment from the Charming Words Collage Set. This is my last post for Gecko Galz and I’d like to shout out to Lee Ann and the rest of the team for having me along these last few months! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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Despite the complex look, this really was an easy card to put together. I love the colors in the background papers (which match her dress) and built the card elements and layers off the colors. The pop of gold really makes a hit.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped a fun quirky sentiment. :P

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And here’s one more look… very pleased with how this turned out. These images are so pretty!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #84 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #219 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Cards In Envy: Love Me or Love My Pet Card Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #498 – Love/Valentines
Crafting By Designs: Layer It Up
Creative Moments: #161 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: January Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #12 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Marco’s Gold Metallic Venicelux Paper, Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Gecko Galz Bo Peep paper from Miss Muffet Paper Pack, Gecko Galz Pixie Dust paper from Neverland Paper Pack, Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set
Stamps: STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Square Deco die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a ‘love’ project with us this month! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft · Sketch

TRULY Grateful

Hi everyone! A very happy Monday to you! I’ve popped in this morning to share my first project as a card team member for Stick It Down! I’m absolutely thrilled! Cheeky Studio 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 pretty thank you card – I don’t ever seem to have enough of those in my stash. This is a simple design that could be easily be reproduced to create a set to give as a gift. Mandi did a great job designing this sketch!

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I created a top fold card base using my curved matting basics die set. I stamped the woodgrain background and added randomly-placed wood planks and acorns for a little interest. I cut the dark layering panel and the background panel with graduating sizes of dies from the set, then stamped the wheat and cut it with a smaller die, and adhered it to the front. I stamped the sentiment on dark cardstock, heat embossed it and trimmed it down. I cut a slightly wider strip which I layered underneath and adhered them across the center of the card front. To finish the design, I added three metal studs on the bottom right.

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I cut panels for the inside using the same curved matting basics die set. I stamped the woodgrain, acorns and wood planks randomly down the left side of the panel and then stamped the sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… really loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #84 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: January Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #12 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #370/371 – Anything  Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Truly Grateful and Love What You Do stamp sets
Ink: Stmapin’ Up Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Delightful Dijon ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B die sets
Accessories:  Sweet Stamps Fine Detail Pearl Embossing Powder, Basic Grey Metal Studs

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 Cheeky Studio! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Sending special Happy Birthday wishes

** 1/25/19 Winner at Crafty Catz! **
** 2/3/19 Top 3 at CCC Digi Creations! **


Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had a good week and are planning a fun weekend! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Week 3 – Anything Goes Challenge, a pretty Winter birthday card featuring the absolutely adorable pre-colored Winnie Winterland – Skating Around digital craft stamp. Green just happens to be my favorite color and I so enjoyed creating this!

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I cut the image with a double stitched square die and layered it on a postage stamp die cut and then added foam tape on the back for a little dimension. I used papers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 3 and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2 to create the background panel and coordinating strip which are layered on solid green cardstock. I cut the sentiment in a double stitched rectangle die and punched a couple hearts from green paint cards. I’ve been using pieces of paint cards in my crafts a lot lately, lol! The finishing touch was the addition of a few green sequins.

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The front and inside sentiments are from Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments and Winnie Celebrations 3 Sentiments. I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front. I’m so in love with how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this sweet card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #84 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #112 – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Cardz 4 Galz: #88 – Dimensional Elements
CCC Digi Creations: #99 – Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz: #445 – Anything Goes with Optional Extra
Die Cuttin’ Divas: #403 – Birthday
Digi Doodle Studios: #12 – Happy Anything
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #132 – In Stitches

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, GKD Jelly Bean Green cardstock, Papers from Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 3 and Winnie Sugar Sprinkles Paper Heaven 2, Valspar Can’t Miss Lime and Sassy Green Paint Cards
Stamps: Image from Winnie Winterland – Skating Around digital craft stamp and sentiments from Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments and Winnie Celebrations 3 Sentiments
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangles die, Spellbinders Postage Stamp die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Double Stitched Square STAX die, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart Punch
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Mossy Green Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this fortnight! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

ATC

You are a fabulous work of art

Hi everyone! It’s already Friday in Brisbane, so Happy Friday to youuuuu! I’m super stoked to share my first DT inspiration project for the Happy Little Stampers ATC Team! Yep, I joined the HLS Die team in conjunction with the ATC Team! The theme for our January ATC Challenge is Vintage and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I’ve only created a couple ATCs (yep, two to be exact, lol) so I’m thrilled to get some more practice under my belt! These are quite small in comparison – I usually create cards – so the ‘canvas space’ has to be adjusted accordingly. I have to say they are fun despite being challenging! ;)

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I cut the ATC (2.5″ x 3.5″) from 120# kraft cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped a background over the top three-quarters with a flourish stamp in walnut stain distress ink and then stamped a dotted strip across the bottom one-quarter in gold ink which I stamped again in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped little clusters of dots in picked raspberry distress ink randomly over the flourishes. I separated the stamped sections with pink and gold paper strips and added several pink Dot Sparklers to the pink strip. The little ballerina is a Tim Holtz Paperdoll, and I embellished her tutu with stamped Versamark and a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and then set with a fixative. I heat embossed the ‘work of art’ sentiment to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one final look… I’m definitely happy with how this turned out! What a fun project – I know I’m going to totally love being on this new design team! :D

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz: #87 – New Year, New Stash
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #59 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: January Challenge – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #329 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Marco’s Gold Venicelux cardstock scrap, Valspar Brown Cherry paint card
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures and Work of Art stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry distress ink, Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Krylon Fixative, Pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers, Ranger Black Embossing Powder

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Christmas Tag Boxes

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a set of six super adorable Christmas tag boxes created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Christmas Tag Box Set cut file. These are so stinkin’ cute! Each one has a different aperture cut in the front and different shaped tabs at the top. I added a tiny square of clear window sheet behind each aperture and tied some twine at the top of each one.

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Let’s look at them individually! First up, we have a Christmas tree…

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A snowflake…

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A mitten…

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A stocking…

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A star…

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And finally, a candy cane… I just love how these turned out! What an adorable way to tag a gift and include a little extra somethin’ somethin’ (such as yummy candy) in the box!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Cherry Red, Garden Green, Real Red, Soft Sky and Marina Mist cardstock, Stampin’ Up clear Window Sheet, Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek Him patterned paper, Photo Play Holiday Cheer patterned paper, Kaiser Craft Letters to Santa patterned paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tin of Tags stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Christmas Tag Box Set cut file
Accessories:  Hemptique  Red, Green and White Bamboo Cord, Horizon Turquoise and Red Braiding Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these Christmas tag boxes as much as I enjoyed creating them! 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