3-D projects · Papercraft

Tiny little note cards

Hello, my crafty peeps! Can you believe it’s April 1st already?! OMGoodness, where is the time going? This month’s challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #132 – For The Girls! I created two totally adorable boxed sets of tiny little note cards that any girlie girl would love! ;)

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The first set was created with Ephemoire Rose Garden Boxed Card Set. I printed the box and the 3×3 note cards on white cardstock, and the envelopes on 32# copy paper. I made an embellishment for the front of each, using a stamp, a couple punches and a flat-back pearl.

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The second set was created with Ephemoire Distressed Pansy Boxed Card Set. Like the first set, I printed the box and the 3×3 note cards on white cardstock, and the envelopes on 32# copy paper. I made an embellishment for the front of each of these also, in the same fashion, using a stamp, a couple punches and a gemstone.

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And one final shot showing the cards and envelopes in their respective boxes. I love how these turned out!

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I’d love to enter these little card sets into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: April Showers & Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Rose Garden Boxed Card Set and Distress Pansy Boxed Card Set; The Paper Studio white and cream cardstock; Stampin’ Up Soft Sky, Whisper White and Delightful Dijon cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Restore the Soul stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Hexagon punch
Accessories: Hero Arts light blue flat-back pearls, Queen & Co. marble magic ROX

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tiny little note cards and will link up a girlie project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Two-Pocket Purse

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week so far! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #21 – April Anything Christmas Goes! You know how I love fun folds, and several months back I found a new one to try in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE. What a fun idea!

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I chose plain ivory for the purse base, red and green cardstock for the flap and ornament embellishment, and traditional red and green double-sided Christmas papers for the inside pockets. The closure is a velcro circle and the handle is ivory diamond satin ribbon.

I tucked a card with a traditional Christmas sentiment into the pocket on the front side.

The card in the pocket on the back side has a place for a signature. This is so stinkin’ cute, and the sky is the limit with regard to colors, papers and occasions for gifting this little purse! You could also tuck in a gift card or cash! ;)

I’d love to enter this little purse into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes or Snow Buddies
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tin of Tags stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die set, Spellbinders Mix-n-Match Ornaments die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Really Reasonable Ribbon diamond satin ribbon, velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little purse and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Remember, it’s never too early to get started on your Christmas cards and projects – it’ll be here before you know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

For You gift box

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! Our new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog launched this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #36 – Anything Goes + Fancy Fold! You know how I love fancy folds so this challenge was right up my alley and I was really looking forward to it! I created a napkin fold gift box using some gorgeous Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps!

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This is the second napkin fold gift box I’ve made. The first one is HERE (created last year) if you’d like to take a peek. Despite the complex look, it really is an easy gift box to make. And the sky is the limit with regard to cardstock, papers and occasion! I embellished the top of the box with some Dare 2B Artzy stamped and die cut feathers and YNS green glittered Gumdrops.

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I used Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock for the box base, and Dare 2B Artzy Botanical Breeze paper pack for the box layers and the napkin fold. It’s best to use double-sided papers because both sides are visible. Here’s a pic with the lid taken off, showing the napkin fold just barely beginning to open.

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And here’s  a pic of the napkin fold fully open, revealing an inspirational sentiment in the bottom of the box! The sentiment is from one of the two Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The ‘gauze’ texture stamp under the sentiment is from Paper Wings Productions.

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And here’s one more look… how stinkin’ cute is this?!

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I’d love to enter this gift box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Botanical Breeze paper pack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dream BIG and Dream Catcher stamp sets, Paper Wings Productions Art Textures and Fall Mix It Up stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, YNS green Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project – or you could go one step further and play the twist of a fancy fold! C’mon, you can do it! Just remember that the twists are never required to play in our challenges – they are offered just to inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Gingham Baby Accordion Album

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! It’s April 1st… do you have any April Fools jokes to play on anyone?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #45 – April Anything Goes! I created a sweet accordion album using pink, green, purple and yellow gingham and wood papers on a kraft base. The box looks like an album with a ribbon closure but doesn’t open (there’s your April Fools, lol!) – the accordion album slides down into the box from the top!

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The adorable image on the front is Bugaboo’s Baby Moon digital image colored with Studio 71 alcohol markers and attached to the front on a wobble action spring.

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Here are shots of the complete album. Note for future reference: Take all photos BEFORE attaching all the tabs to construct the accordion! It was very hard to photograph, lol! Each ‘page’ is embellished with a tiny die cut – I used a duck, an elephant, a giraffe, a heart and a star, colored them and applied some Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker.

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Despite the trouble I had taking pics, I’m really pleased with how this turned out. The  colors are perfect for a baby album and the accordion construction is awesome!

I’d love to enter this baby album into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse brown box kraft cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad, glossy photo paper
Stamps: Bugaboo Baby Moon digital image
Ink: Studio 71- R2, R3, Y9, Y12, V5, V13, BG3, N2, E15, E16; Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Accordion Album die, Sizzix Frame & Label Bracket die, Frantic Stamper Onesie die set
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Checkerboard Satin ribbon, wobble action spring, October Afternoon Daily Flash arrow stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC · mixed media · Papercraft

Definitions ATCs

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m happy to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome set of ATCs! I have become an ATC addict and absolutely love creating (and collecting) cards and coins, so I thought a set of coins using all the cool definitions in the Defined stamp set was only fitting!

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I love color – the brighter the better, lol! I inked each coin with three distress inks, splattered them with water in the distress sprayer, and stamped the definitions in black ink. I ran a black marker around the edge of each coin for a finished look and added three small gemstones to each to finish them off. 

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One more look at all of them… LOVE how they turned out! Swoon! ;)

I’d love to enter this set of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- faith: worn lipstick, abandoned coral, candied apple; special: rusty hinge, barn door, fired brick; cake: wild honey, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin; reality: mustard seed, fossilized amber, picked raspberry; baby: twisted citron, cracked pistachio, salty ocean; sick: broken china, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon; dad: stormy sky, chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch; mom: tattered rose, victorian velvet, aged mahogany; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ink blending brushes, Waffle Flower Media Mat, Tim Holtz idea-ology distress sprayer, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice small gemstones in assorted colors

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Someone I love was born today

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty birthday card! I was provided the Born Yesterday and Defined stamp sets and created a card featuring a pocket on the front with a tag inside and a little bit ‘o bling!

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I chose a pretty floral print for the background and created the pocket from matching cardstock. The front and inside sentiments are from the Born Yesterday stamp set, and the tag sentiment is from the new Defined stamp set. I added striped ribbon tied with silver string to the top of the tag, and added tiny iridescent gemstones along both sides of the angled strip.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in matching ink.

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And one more look… I am really loving how this turned out! I’m thinking it might go to our middle granddaughter!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: #205 – Use Flowers
Di’s Digi Challenge: Birthdays
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst cardstock, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fresh Florals Designer Series paper stack
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday and Defined stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board, MISTI stamp tool, Really Reasonable Ribbon silver metallic string and striped ribbon, Darice iridescent gemstones, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Wild Thing

Hi everyone! I’m just shaking my head at how fast this year is flying by… already we’re about to jump into April! This month has been super busy and believe it or not I found a spare few minutes to whip up a birthday card for my favorite biker. I think I’ve made about five birthday cards for him, lol! This card features the new Wild Thing stamp and die set from The Project Bin which is a fantastic set!

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I had a pack of really cool black and ivory masculine paper in my stash which included a map that I paired with another piece of vintage ad paper. I had to laugh when I noticed the “Beautiful Woman” ad on the top section of paper, lol! I added some Washi Tape to a strip of black cardstock adhered across the center of the background panel, heat embossed the sentiment on it, and layered the panel on black cardstock. I stamped the bike in black ink on ivory cardstock, cut it with the coordinating die and adhered it to a stitched oval die cut. What an awesome focal image!

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the map paper and black cardstock used on the front, then stamped the sentiment(s) in black ink.

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One more peek… loving how this turned out! Anyone with a biker in their life has to have this stamp and die set! ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Di’s Digi Challenge: Birthdays
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #432/433 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Typeset Specialty DSP
Stamps: The Project Bin Wild Thing stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Wild Thing die set (included with stamps), Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, SweetStamps Fine Detail Pearl embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re having a good weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig