Papercraft

Hero Arts Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! As many of you know, October 7th is 2017 World Cardmaking Day!

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We’re having a whole lotta fun over at a2z this weekend! We’re having a mini FUN FOLD challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog along with a 25% off SALE on everything in the a2z Scrapbooking store (except the stuff in the “Sale” section because it’s already on sale, lol)! PLUS everyone who enters a fun fold project (no regular folds this time) gets the adorable Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit! AND we’re doing a Rafflecopter Giveaway for entries to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store! How cool is that?!

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I created a simple accordion card (thanks for the inspiration, Dawn! :) in the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, using the amazing Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut and Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set.

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Here is a shot of the card completely open and then individual two-page shots. I’m really happy with how this turned out. So cute! :)

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Proud to enter this fun accordion card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #10 – Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ – October Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra for October
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge for October
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Christmas Challenge
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #173 – Anything Goes with Ribbon

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- DR2, LG5 EB5, EB6
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, CC Designs Baggie & Tag die set (used tag only), Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Green Foamies foam, Stampin’ Up Old Olive thick baker’s twine, Pico Embellisher Shimmer and Silver, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Really Reasonable Ribbon Forest Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and Red Hemptique Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this weekend to get your Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit and to get in on the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Store! Speaking of which, be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store and take advantage of the 25% off sale!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Fall thanks for Paper Wings Productions October Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Fall and Halloween Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from Ashley’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

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This month we’re having a bit of Fall fun! Our designers have made projects with different styles and techniques to show you all the ways you can make a Fall greeting.

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Be sure to complete the entire hop for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries.

We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, Oct. 10th!

Let me interrupt you for a minute to showcase my project! I created a clean and simple ‘Fall thanks’ card with a whimsical feel using sentiments from the Sayings & Sentiments and the Kind Words stamp sets and bright Fall-colored cardstock. I’m loving CAS these days!

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I’m, by no means, an artist but I did make my own pumpkins! I have to admit, I was a little concerned at first, lol, but once I got them put together, I loved them! I hand-cut the pieces from different orange and green cardstock scraps and inked them in Rich Cocoa ink. I drew whimsical highlights on all the pieces with a rich Cocoa marker and put the pumpkins together. I stamped the simple sentiment from the Sayings & Sentiments stamp set in the Rich cocoa ink in the lower right corner then adhered a dark brown cardstock strip just above it. I adhered the pumpkins and added a few dots of Crystal Drops to finish off the front.

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The inside sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set, also stamped in the Rich Cocoa ink. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out! Both of these sentiment stamp sets are pretty amazing and would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s stash!

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! I’m the last stop on the hop so be sure you now head back over to the Paper Wings Productions blog to let us know you’ve completed the hop!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
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Larissa
Veronica
Dana
Ashley
Leslie –> you’re here!
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’m happy to enter this CAS card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #10 – Anything Goes
CAS on Friday: #118 – Fall/Halloween
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #165 – Colors of Autumn
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes w/Optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Stamping Sensations: Autumn Glory
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Sayings & Sentiments stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker
Accessories: Brown DMC Memory Thread, Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Wings art journal pages

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m super stoked to share a DT inspiration project using Art Textures stamp setBird Beauty stamp setVintage Cuties Clip Art SheetFlower Power stamp setWings stamp set and Mini Wings stamp set. I created my first-ever art journal pages and am very happy with how they turned out!

I began by stamping random textures in black ink from the Art Textures stamp set over both pages and around the edges. I then brushed gesso over both pages and let dry. I rolled a thin layer of pink acrylic paint (red and white mixed) with a brayer over both pages and let dry.

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Using a spatula, I applied opaque matte texture paste over a stencil in several places on both pages. When dry, I spritzed a little water and sprayed the Cranberry ink. I let the ink run in some places and lightly blotted it in other places.

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I stamped the sentiment on the lower right page and then splattered watered-down black gesso over both pages.

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I layered a vintage cutie on pearlized cardstock and then again on some torn cardstock, sewed around the edges, and adhered it to the left side. I stamped and fussy cut one large and two small butterflies, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and added some Shimmer Pico Embellisher to all the wings.

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I also stamped two yellow flowers and two pink flowers, fussy cut them and added Shimmer Pico Embellisher to those as well. I adhered the butterflies with Tim Holtz gam spinner bodies and the flowers.

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Here’s one final shot – a close-up of the sentiment. I just love this!

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Proud to enter this Art Journal spread into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #351 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #67 – Anything Goes
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #55 – Geometric Shapes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1740 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #26 – Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #302/303 – Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Bird Beauty stamp set
Vintage Cuties Clip Art Sheet
Wings stamp set
Mini Wings stamp set
Flower Power stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, Urban Style Design Pad
Ink: Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- CR6 and CT4, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte texture paste, Studio white gesso, Tim Holtz Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Titanium White and Cadmium Red, Ranger Cranberry Adirondack Color Wash, Ranger Distress Sprayer, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, Bo Bunny Doily, Shimmer Pico Embellisher, Idea-ology Game Spinners, black gesso

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my very first art journal pages using some fabulous stamp sets! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

2017 World Cardmaking Day!

Join in the 2017 World Cardmaking Day fun with a2z Scrapbooking on October 7th AND 8th!

Get ready to dig into your crafty stash to create a project to enter our mini challenge that’ll go live Saturday morning! Every entry following the theme gets a FREE Hero Arts digital kit!

AND there will also an awesome sale – everything in the store (except stuff already on sale) is 25% off!

PLUS we’re also having a Rafflecopter Giveaway for entries to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store!

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Papercraft

Hero Arts wild and crazy Birthday

Hello, crafty friends! Happy Monday to you all! I have some great news to share – participants playing in the a2z Scrapbooking challenges are no longer required to use Hero Arts products! Yay! Each month we will feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! How cool is that?!

Our October Digi of the Month is the Hero Arts Go Wild Digital Kit.

I volunteered to create a sample using the the October Digi of the Month, and created a fun one-layer all-digital birthday card using almost all of the images in the kit. This was super fun and super easy!

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I created the background using the Hero Arts Go Wild Digital Kit, resizing and recoloring all the images I used. I also used digital buttons from the Hero Arts Say It (in Pieces) Digital Greetings, resizing and recoloring those, too, as I applied them to my layout. After creating the layout I wanted, I printed it and trimmed it, then layered it on black cardstock and again on blue cardstock, and adhered it to the card base. I applied Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the buttons and a few other random places on the card front.

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I printed a sentiment for the inside from the Say It (in Pieces) Digital Greetings, trimmed it and adhered it to the inside panel which was also layered in black and then blue cardstock. Really loving how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this fun birthday card into the following challenges:
Createful Heart Digis and Design Challenges: #3 – Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #141 – Happy Birthday + optional twist of Happy Birthday
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #21 – Anything Goes

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Hero Arts Go Wild Digital Kit
Hero Arts Say It (in Pieces) Digital Greetings

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White, regular Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Accessories: Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Watercolor this month and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Hero Arts vintage is totally cool

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! It’s October 1st and that means a new challenge over on the a2z Scrapbooking blog! I’ve been playing with the Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages (again!) and the Hero Arts Feathers Cut File, and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for our October Watercolor challenge!

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I created a fun birthday card with a little ‘vintage’ humor. I chuckled mercilessly while I was putting this together, lol! As I mentioned the last time I used the Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set, it is unfortunately sold out in the a2z Scrapbooking store. I always work ahead and had this card made when the set sold out, however, you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!

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I created the background with several layers of distress oxides on water color paper. I then used the Hero Arts Leaf and Flourish stencil with Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste to get a subtle pattern over top of the distress background. when that was dry, I splattered slightly-watered-down walnut stain distress ink and Picket Fence distress stain over the background, inked the edges in walnut stain distress ink and adhered the panel to the card base.

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I cut the feathers using the Hero Arts Feathers Cut File from white cardstock and inked them with walnut stain and vintage photo distress inks. I carefully curled the edges a bit and affixed them to the water colored panel. I also stamped the front sentiment on a white cardstock scrap, cut it into a banner on one end and tucked it under the ends of the feathers. I inked a tiny pre-tied bow with worn lipstick distress oxide ink and when dried, adhered it to the bottom of the feathers and sentiment banner. I finished the front with a few scattered sequins.

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I stamped the inside sentiment in distress inks and embellished the panel with a leftover strip of brown cardstock.

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: October Challenge
Dragonfly Dreams: Fully Loaded
Happy Little Stampers: October Watercolor Challenge

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages (special order at no extra cost)
Hero Arts Feathers Cut Files

Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Paper, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso cardstock, GKD White cardstock
Ink: Ranger Distress Oxides- Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Cracked Pistachio, Fired Brick; Regular Distress Inks- Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo; Distress Stain- Picket Fence
Accessories:  Hero Arts Leaf & Flourish Stencil, Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste, tiny pre-tied bow, Pretty Pink Posh Espresso Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Watercolor this month and we’d love to see your watercolor project! Please note that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we will feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

you drive me BATTY!

Hi everyone! Fall is my favorite season and I’m so happy it’s finally here! A new challenge has launched over at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #102 – Frightfully Fun! We’re being sponsored this month by SheepSki Designs, Oddball Art Co. and Bugaboo Digi Stamps, so come on over and play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I used the absolutely adorable Creepy Cute Bats Stamp with Sentiment from Oddball Art Co. for my fun card… using ALL the Halloween colors!

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I created a fun scalloped card base with purple and yellow patterned paper on black cardstock, and used some of my favorite stitched dies to frame the image in orange and green.

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I cut the inside panel with a stitched die and embellished it with leftover strips of cardstock used on the front. I stamped a Halloween sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock which I trimmed to fit the inside panel and stamped an accessory bat. :)

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Happy to enter this fun Halloween card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: O for Oval
Card Mania: #97 – Color Combo
Color Crazy Craft Challenge: #39 – Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: October challenge – Halloween/Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #141 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #51 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #200 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #96 – Die Cuts and/or Punches
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Your Dies
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #302/303 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Oddball Art Co. Creepy Cute Bats Stamp with Sentiment, Stampin’ Up Spooky Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Spectrum Noir- IG2, IG4, IG8, OR3, JG5, PL4; Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers and Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  xxxx

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Halloween card and will consider linking up a ‘frightfully fun’ Halloween project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig