3-D projects · Papercraft

Laundry counted cross-stitch

Hi everyone! Happy August 1st – it should be about time for the weather to start cooling off! 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 #37 – August Anything Goes! I created the most adorable laundry room wall hanging! OMG!

Leslie

I picked up this counted cross-stitch kit almost a year and a half ago, and it had been laying in my studio, so I decided to make it. It had been a very (very) long time since I did any counted cross-stitch, but I remembered how easy it was to do. The kit contained the cloth, all the colors of thread and the hoop, and I added the bow at the top.

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One more look… so glad I finally got around to making this! I just love it!

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Products used:
Dimensions counted cross-stitch kit
Ribbon from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Merry & Bright

Hello, my peeps! Hope you’re getting your craft on! We’re another month closer to Christmas and a new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas challenge Blog! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration with you today for MLCCB #13 – August Anything Christmas Goes! I created a super cute Christmas card featuring a rather large stamped Spellbinders Christmas tree image that I colored with my Studio 71 alcohol markers.

Leslie

I layered the image on black cardstock, then again on red cardstock with punched scalloped edges embellished with tiny clear rhinestones. I stamped the image a second time on heavy cardstock, colored the star and Christmas lights with alcohol markers, fussy cut them all, and adhered them to the main image for a little dimension.

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I stamped the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sentiment on the inside panel and layered it on black cardstock and then again on red cardstock with punched scalloped edges, similar to the layout on the front.

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One more look… I just love this stamp and am thrilled with how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Colorbok black and red cardstock
Stamps: Spellbinders Merry and Bright Tree stamp, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowy Sayings stamp set
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- BG3, BG7, BG8, E10, W6, R6, R18, YR15, B8, Y9, Y11, Y12; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up scalloped edge border punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice clear rhinestones

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Wishing You Comfort

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday and it’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up challenge Blog! I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project with you today for MIUCB #28 – Anything Goes + Triple Time Stamping! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and each month we offer an optional technique twist to inspire you, and this month the twist is triple layer stamping. What a fun technique!

I created a sympathy card in a pretty kraft and navy color combo, which is one of my favorites. You can pair just about any color with kraft and get a gorgeous result. I don’t create sympathy cards very often even though I do like to keep a few in my stash, and I actually created two this time using the triple layer stamping technique. I’ll be showcasing the other one later on as an inspiration project for another design team.

Leslie

I started by cutting the three kraft layers in graduating sizes, then I cut the mats for each and the card base. I positioned the kraft layers and stamped the large dahlia covering the background as best I could. I then matted the stamped layers on the navy cardstock pieces, adhered them together and then to card base. I stamped the sentiment on kraft and punched it with an oval die, then layered it on a scalloped oval and adhered it in the center. I finished the front with a few small glittered gumdrops.

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I stamped the dahlia on the inside kraft panel along with the sentiment, and embellished the top of the panel with a leftover strip of navy cardstock.

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One more look… I’m very happy with how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD In The Navy cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Definitely Dahlia stamp, Dare 2B Artzy Wishing You Comfort stamp set
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up large oval punch, Marvy Uchida scallop oval punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, YNS navy Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us this month! Remember, our challenge is ‘anything goes’ but we’d love to see your project featuring the triple time stamping technique! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday and August 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #124 – Shape Shift! We’d love to see your shaped project! We’re being sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! I used the amazing Vintage Tea Cups image and paper for my birthday card, as well as a pretty shaped card die set.

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I printed the background paper and die cut the layer to go on top of a cardstock layer, and then adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I printed the tea cups several times, fussy cut two and layered them together, reserving the last two for the butterfly, rose and leaf (fussy-cut partial images layered on whole images for dimension). I used some wire for the butterfly antennae. I embellished the cups with sparkle overlay marker and white Gelly Roll pen to give them a slightly more vintage-y look. I printed digital alphabet letters on vellum for the sentiment and adhered the strip across the bottom.

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I printed the inside sentiment on the computer and die cut the layer to go on top of a cardstock layer, just as I did on the front, and then adhered the panel to the inside of the shaped card base.

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And one more look from an angle so you can see the dimension. This really is a beautiful card in real life. The colors are so vibrant – love The Paper Shelter images and papers!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Strathmore 30# Vellum
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Vintage Tea Cups image and paper, Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas Alphabet
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Stacey Create A Card die set
Accessories:  28 gauge wire

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s birthday card and will link up a shaped project this month! Be sure to check out all the fun images and papers from The Paper Shelter – I know you’ll love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

3-D projects · Papercraft

For Someone Special

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good crafty day! I’m super stoked to share my Ephemoire inspiration project with you this morning. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to head over to the Ephemoire Etsy Shop to check out all the amazing digital printables… there are collage sheets, digital papers, journal kits, clip art and mixed media printables, and the print quality is awesome!

I’ve been playing with various papers from Floral Field Notes #1, Floral Field Notes #2 and Floral Field Notes #3, all letter size, and created a four-drawer easel card. This is only the second one of these I’ve made – the first one was back in August of 2015 for another DT I was on at the time, and if you’d like to take a peek, it’s HERE. I have to say, I like this one better, lol! ;)

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I created the base from heavy cardstock so it would keep it’s shape, then cut all the pieces to go around the outside of the box, the top of the box and the easel. The sentiments are computer-generated and I cut them with dies. I added flowers and a charm from my stash, and created the leaves with a punch.


I lined all the drawers and added flower brads for the drawer pulls. ;) 

Here’s one more look, open and closed… loving how this one turned out! So fun! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Chocolate, Vanilla, Sunflower and Leaf cardstock, Ephemoire Floral Field Notes #1, Floral Field Notes #2 and Floral Field Notes #3, all letter size
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set, Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies, Stampin’ Up Leaf punch
Accessories:  Green and Pink Petaloo flower brads, yellow Hobby Lobby flowers, Fairy charm, Doodlebug Design yellow Mini Pearls

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

glittering in the sun:

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! 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, created by Sharon:

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I really love this sketch and it took me several days (yes, I said DAYS!) to pick my papers, lol! I wanted this encouragement card to pack a punch, and by golly, I think it does! I am so smitten! I designed my own sun, and all the layers are hand-cut without any kind of pattern. There are two base layers with the sun rays and another center layer. I embellished the center and the rays with hand-cut pieces of gold metallic Washi Tape sheet.

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I chose coordinating black and cream papers for the background and flags. The pop of yellow (and metallic gold) in the sun, skinny Washi Tape and flat-back pearls really brings this card together. I added three clear and black rhinestone pairs.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock and Washi Tape used on the front. The sentiments on the front and inside are Tim Holtz Clippings sentiment stickers.

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And another look… I really love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio coordinating papers, American Crafts Black and Sunflower cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Metallics Stack
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas yellow Skinny Washi Tape, Darice clear and black rhinestones, Doodlebug Design yellow mini pearls, Tim Holtz idea-ology Clippings sentiment stickers

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

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Santa decor

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! We’re just cruising right through the month! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, an adorable Santa table piece created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Cone Santa cut file. OMG, he’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

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As I’ve mentioned many times before, Sandy does all the work for you – all you have to do is cut all the pieces and assemble. And she has either written tutorials or videos for all her files. This was an unbelievably fun project that didn’t take very long and was relatively easy. Now I can’t wait for the Christmas season so I can show off this guy! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper Black cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Cone Santa cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! 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