Papercraft

Relax

Hello, crafty friends! Well, it’s the first of the month and you know what that means… lots of posts! So thanks for hanging in there with me while I showcase some fun DT inspiration projects I’ve been busy working on! A new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my project for MIUCB #20 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! Remember that our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ plus we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you but the twist is not required to play! This month the twist is ‘no stamping!’ I’m wondering if you’ll find that to be as challenging as I did, lol!

I used Canvas Corp Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections to create my Beach Bums card. I had a particular friend in mind when I created this, and I think she’s going to love it!

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I punched some beach shell elements, inked the edges and layered them in a cluster on the front panel. I fashioned a bow from twine and tucked it beneath the starfish element on the right side, then created a tag with rounded corners, an eyelet and twine, and adhered it on the top of the cluster. To finish the front, I added the Beach Bums sentiment and some pearls.

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I kept the inside panel fairly simple – I just inked the edges, added a paper strip along the left side and layered it on black cardstock. I leave the inside panel blank on a lot of my cards blank so a custom message can be written. But this time I left the inside blank because of the ‘no stamping’ twist in the challenge!

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One final shot to see the dimension. What a fun card – love how it turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corps Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections, Marco’s black cardstock
Ink: Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ Circle Punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circle die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Melissa Frances Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and even a ‘no stamping’ project – so come on over and play with us! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Summer Skimmer Hat Box

** 12/15/18 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **

Hi everyone! In the midst of all the Christmas cards and projects, cool weather and snow, Christmas shows and songs on TV, and the wonderful smell of peppermint, I thought I’d throw in something totally different! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #29 – December Anything Goes! I created an adorable Summer Skimmer Hat Box! OMG… super cute and super fun to put together!

Leslie

I used the Skimmer Hat Box cut file from The Dreaming Tree to cut all the pieces and parts. Then the fun began… putting it together! I created the hat box base and decorated it, then created the flowers and attached them to the hat box base.

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Here’s a shot from the back…

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And here’s a shot with the top lifted off to reveal the box! How stinkin’ cute is this?!

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Happy to enter this fun hat box into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Too Cute
Crafty Creations: #379 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso; Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Dies/Punches: The Dreaming Tree Skimmer Hat Box cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable hat box 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 today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let’s Celebrate! + Polkadoodles DT

** 12/3/18 Honorary Mention at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges! **

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Friday and the end of November! Only a few weeks now until the jolly round man comes cruisin’ through on his sleigh! Another fun challenge is live over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I’m happy to share my inspiration project with you… as a permanent Polkadoodles Design Team member! Woo-hoo! I’ve been asked if I’d like to join permanently and of course I said yes! I created a fun birthday card with the most adorable Pile of Surprises – Winnie Celebrations 3 image. OMG, she couldn’t be any cuter and the colors couldn’t be any brighter!

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I cut the image with a dotted ovals die and layered it on a piece of gorgeous rose-colored Polkadoodles digital paper from the Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. I just can’t get over all the papers and elements included in this bundle! I fashioned a bow with some yummy Silky Crush Rose ribbon and gold thread and then layered the background panel on gold mirror cardstock. I added some gold shimmer to the candles flames and then cut the front sentiment into a double fish-tail banner and adhered it on foam tape for a little dimension.

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I decorated the inside panel with some of the digital rose-colored paper and a leftover strip of the gold mirror cardstock, and then layered the panel on some pink cardstock. I cut the inside sentiment with a dotted rectangles die and adhered it to the panel. Both the front and inside sentiments are from Winnie Celebrations 3 Sentiments.

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And here’s one more look… I’m so smitten! ;)

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Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Too Cute
Crafty Creations: #379 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #81 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #324 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Stamps: Image from Polkadoodles Pile of Surprises – Winnie Celebrations 3 and sentiments from Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations 3 Sentiments
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals and Rectangles dies
Accessories:  Gold metallic thread, RRR Silky Crush Rose ribbon, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and will link up a project with us this fortnight! And be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! My, oh my, you’re gonna love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let It Snow

** 12/5/18 Winner at Creative Inspirations! **

Hi everyone! Gosh, the time is just flying by… here we are in the middle of November! I shared a couple weeks ago that I’m guest designing for Polkadoodles for the next couple months, and I’m rapidly becoming a Polkadoodles addict, lol! A new challenge is live over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I’m super stoked to share my guest designer project with you, a pretty winter blues card. I’m still adding to my Christmas card pile and this one will go out in the mail to a special person in a couple of weeks!

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I started with the totally adorable Snowballs and Snowmen – Winnie White Christmas image and heat embossed Iridescent Sparkle and then Clear over the entire image, trimmed it and rounded the edges. It’s layered multiple times on silver mirror cardstock, blue cardstock and two types of blue paper, one of them being Polkadoodles digital paper from the Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. All corners were rounded for a smooth look.

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Here’s an angled shot in hopes that you can see all the snowy goodness on the image! That Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder is awesome! You can also see the bi-level card base – the front flap is cut about an inch shorter than the back. The sentiments are also from the Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle.

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I layered the inside sentiment on the blue Polkadoodles digital paper and layered a wide strip across the bottom so the blue shows when the card is closed. What fun this was and I love the way it turned out!

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I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #80 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #98 – Winter Time
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’: November Challenge
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #378 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November Chill
Daisy Chain Challenges: #25 – Christmas/Winter
Di’s Digis Challenge – Include A Sentiment Challenge
DigiStamps4Joy: #154 – Anything Goes + Optional Add Ribbon or Lace (no option)
Let’s Craft and Create: #143 – Anything Goes + Option of Sketch (no option
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #202 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #26 Christmas
Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper, Polkadoodles blue digital paper from Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Stamps: Image from Polkadoodles Snowballs and Snowmen – Winnie White Christmas and sentiments from Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Ink: Versarmark
Accessories:  Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder

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

3-D projects · Papercraft

to a great friend

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Well, we’re just shy of six weeks until Christmas! I love the cool weather and the wonderful sights and sounds! Thanksgiving and Christmas are definitely my two favorite holidays! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an awesome little gift box created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Craft Tote Bag cut file. I can’t tell you how much fun this was to put together!

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Other than the main box which used a larger sheet of cardstock, I used quite a few scraps which I’m always happy to do. I stamped a sentiment in black ink on the blank word frame that’s included in the file. Here are a few shots from different angles, showing the handle extended (yes, it goes up and down!), the fun little pieces of cardstock in one side pocket, and rolls of vinyl, glue and scissors in the the other side pocket!

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And one final shot with the lid open. OMG, squeal! I L-O-V-E this!

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Proud to enter this fun gift box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #80 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #57 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #378 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #143 – Anything Goes + Option of Sketch (no option)
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #38 – Use A Sentiment

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Colorbok purple cardstock; Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Dapper Denim, Rose Red and Temping Turquoise scraps; GKD Garden Tour patterned paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Simply Wonderful stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Craft Tote Bag cut file
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampendous Violet Dot Sparklers, 3M Foam Tape, Velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files in the Simply Crafty SVGs store – you’ll absolutely love what you see! 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

Papercraft

all is calm, all is bright

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Hump Day to you… we’re already a week into November! Woo-hoo! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project, a corner card, featuring an absolutely adorable image from Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set. I love me some fancy folds and this corner card is one that I particularly love because it’s easily displayed by the recipient.

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This is a super easy design. I layered the image on tan paper, then dark green paper, then ivory cardstock for stability. I rubbed the image to add to the vintage look. I then stamped the sentiment in StazOn ink and added a little shimmer to the pom-poms and mittens, and then set it aside. I cut panels from the embossed holly paper and layered them on the dark green paper, and then adhered them to the corner card base. The final step was attaching the image to the corner card base with two punched circles folded in half.

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Here’s an overhead shot so you can see the construction. Very cool!

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And one final shot of the card flattened and ready for mailing. Love it so much!

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Happy to enter this fun fold into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November Chill
Daisy Chain Challenges: #25 – Christmas/Winter
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #38 – Use A Sentiment

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters To Santa paper pad
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: StazOn Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a ‘jingle all the way’ 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

Just wanted to say hello

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m happy to share a pretty ‘thinking of you’ type card for our Just Because challenge! A few weeks ago a friend commissioned me to create an uplifting card for her mother-in-law, and this is what I came up with. She said it fit the bill nicely and she loved it! Always like to hear those words!

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I used a new Trinity Stamps Hello Friend stamp and die set. I absolutely love how this turned out – the colors are so vivid! I colored a couple sets of the flowers, and layered the main cluster on foam and then layered more of the flowers on top the base cluster for dimension. I used a dotted circle die and trellis frame die, as they are a couple of my favorites.

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I left the inside blank so my friend could write her own message inside. I layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock and added a couple leftover colored die-cut elements from the front.

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And here’s one more look…

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #143 – Anything Goes + Option of Sketch (no option)
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #38 – Use A Sentiment
Your Scrapbook Place – November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock and Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Stamps: Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Aqua: Leaf Green, Bud Green, Blossom, Rose Pink, Jasmine, Orchid, Heather, Sunflower and Marigold; Spectrum Noir IG4; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend die set, Sizzix Dotted Circles die, Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice white Foamies foam, Nuvo Ivory Seashell and English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘just because’ project with us this month – this could be friendship, thinking of you, just a note, etc. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig