3-D projects · Papercraft

polkadot flower gift bags

Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday – hope your week is off to a tremendously fabulous start! Our October challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #126 – No Cards Allowed! This month we’d love to see your project that is NOT a card! We are being sponsored this month by Bugaboo Digi Stamps so be sure to come over and play for a chance to win a prize! I created a pair of super cute little gift bags using several papers in Bugaboo’s polkadot flowers digi papers collection.

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I cut tags from coordinating papers and tied a length of quilting thread to each in order to wrap around the handle to close the bag. I also adhered a flower to each tag.

I’m absolutely tickled with how these little gift bags turned out and can’t wait to ‘find’ something to tuck inside so I can gift them!

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Proud to enter these little gift bags into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #20 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Bugaboo Digi Stamps polkadot flowers digi papers
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die
Accessories:  White quilting thread, paper flowers from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun digital images over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps – I know you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Merry Christmas Gift Box

10/16/19 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft!

Hi everyone! It October 1st and it’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #15 – October Anything Christmas Goes. I created a fun Christmas gift box with coordinating bow using my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3- Punch Board. A fun time was had by all, lol!

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I used paper and stickers from A Perfect Christmas Collection by Echo Park for this gift box. I embellished the sentiment sticker on the top with some smoke-colored rhinestones and a tiny bit of alcohol marker coloring.

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I adhered strips of the red and black ‘flannel’ paper down the sides and bottom to resemble wrapped ribbon. I used a tiny round magnet closure.

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And here’s one final look at the inside, complete with another sentiment sticker. I’m totally loving how this turned out! Hmmmm… wonder what I should put in it?!

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I’d love to enter this gift box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes with optional Christmas Decorations
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #20 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Echo Park A Perfect Christmas Collection (paper and stickers)
Ink: Studio 71 alchohol marker- YG7
Accessories:  WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board, Darice smoke rhinestones, tiny round magnet

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas gift box and will link up an ‘anything Christmas goes’ project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on those cards, gifts and/or home decor! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thinking of you

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year when it should be cooling down for my friends in the States! I know many of you have had record hot temps this summer! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for our Random Acts of Kindness challenge! We’d love to see you create a project depicting encouragement, thinking of you or just because. I created a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring the gorgeous Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamps, dies and inks.

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I absolutely love these color layering stamps. I also have the coordinating inks and dies in my stash. I stamped all the elements on ivory cardstock, cut them with the dies, and set them aside. I cut a green background piece and added a pink/ivory polkadot strip at the bottom. I rounded the bottom right corner. I divided the two pieces with some glitter Washi Tape, added the stamped elements, and finished the front with Carnation Pink Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the pink/ivory polkadot paper used on the front, layered it on the green paper and stamped the sentiment. I had a leftover flower that I had stamped so I used it on the inside. ;)

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Here’s one more look… and it’s in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green. Love, love, love!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #177 – For A Lady/Girl
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #68 – October Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #103 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #36 – Use A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered & Worn paper stack
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies ink cubes (Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Red Royal, Butter Bar), Hero Arts Apple Green and Moss, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, glitter Washi Tape, Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a RAKS project with us this month! Make someone’s day by letting them know you care. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Home Sweet Home Mini Album

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope the week has started off on a great note for you! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #30 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you and it’s not required to play. This month the twist is an open technique and all we ask is that you mention in your blog post which technique you chose to use on your project. I chose the 3-D technique to create my project for this challenge, in the form of the most adorable mini album shaped like a little house! I used The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock on all the panels and roof, using a different pattern on each, and I embellished the front with a sheer ribbon bow. Here are shots of all the angles going around the outside of the house.

My inspiration for this adorable mini album came from a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a few months back that you can find HERE. I immediately fell in love and couldn’t wait for the prime opportunity to make one, putting my own spin on the design! I created the ‘Home Sweet Home’ sentiment on the computer which I cut with a stitched circle die and layered on a slightly larger stitched circle die cut. I embellished this sentiment with flowers and a stamped butterfly that I colored with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the home definition on the other side of the roof in dark brown ink.

I used magnets to close in the house shape, and when opened, reveals panels on the inside to display photos and/or journaling. OMG, cuteness overload!

Happy to enter this sweet mini album into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #68 – October Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
DL. Art: October Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #36 – Use A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts brown sugar and coffee cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock
Stamps: Paper Pretties Every Day Miracles stamp set, Inspired By Stamping Butterflies stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories:  Michaels ivory sheer ribbon, Prismacolor pencils- Olive Green, Ginger Root, Tuscan Red; tiny round magnets from stash, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice clear rhinestones, Hobby Lobby flowers

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this mini album and will link up a project with us this month! If you use any special technique to create your project, remember to mention it in your blog post. Thanks so much for stopping by – and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Small Floral Hanging Lantern

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Today is not my posting day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog but I’ve popped in to share an extra DT inspiration project with you, a sweet little hanging lantern created with the free (ySimply Crafty SVGs Mini Hanging Lantern cut file. How cute would it be to create several of these and hang them around the deck or patio for a birthday party or a summer get-together?!

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The sky is the limit for choosing papers for these! I chose a heavy kraft cardstock for the base and then a pretty floral print for the panels.

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The finishing touches were a few pink gemstones to give this lantern a little pizzazz and some pink and white Baker’s twine. Love how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this sweet lantern into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Colorbok Delilah designer paper
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Mini Hanging Lantern cut file
Accessories:  Pink and white Baker’s twine, pink gemstones

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

Papercraft

life is good with you around

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – can’t believe we’re almost through September! 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! Love To Scrap 2 is our sponsor this month (that would be me, lol!) so come on over and play for the chance to win a Prize Pack consisting of several items such as stamps, dies, ink, ribbon, stickers, etc.! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Melissa:

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I created a fun ‘love you much’ card to add to my stash. I used three coordinating My Mind’s Eye papers plus sentiments that were included in the paper pad. I love the colors!

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This was a fun sketch and the card went together pretty quickly. The postage stamp die I have in my stash is a square one and I would have rather had a rectangular one to work with, so I might have to go shopping. ;) I layered all the elements on gray cardstock and added several gray sequins.

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front as well as a fussy-cut flower and sentiment from the paper pad.

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One more look… really diggin’ how this turned out! I think this might wind up in my oldest granddaughter’s mailbox… ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #236 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: September – Add Lots of Layers
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #114 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Gray cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Unforgettable cardstock
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Postage Stamp die
Accessories:  Pretty Pink Posh Pewter sequins

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Autumn-Themed Stationery Box

9/30/19 3rd Prize Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
10/4/19 Top 3 at Crafty Calendar Challenge!
10/5/19 Winner at Let’s Craft and Create!
10/14/19 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend! I’m super stoked to share another Ephemoire inspiration project with you this month. 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!

As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been playing with the Is It Autumn Yet #1 this month, and using that paper collection along with Is It Autumn Yet #2, Is It Autumn Yet #3 and Is It Autumn Yet #4 letter size digi papers, I created an Autumn-themed stationery box that holds six cards and envelopes, six tags, three trifold notelets with belly bands, a lined book, a postage stamp pocket and a pen. This is the second stationery box I’ve made and I thoroughly enjoyed it! This version was highlighted in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter a couple years ago HERE and I’m so glad I bookmarked it!

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Before I show you the contents, here are some shots of the outside of the box. It’s amazing to me how much fits in this box! ;)


Now for the fun stuff! Here is the lined book that can be used to record birthdays, addresses or whatever your heart desires, a pocket for postage stamps, and a handy-dandy pen! I attached the book with two small velcro circles on the back side so it can be removed to add extra pages when necessary, and the next pic shows the extra pages I included. ;)

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Here are the six tags, each with a different paper pattern.

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Here are the three 3″ x 3″ trifold notes, each with a belly band, and the next pic shows one of them opened up.

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Here are the six cards with envelopes, three birthday and three thank you.

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And another shot of the set. I’m super happy with how this turned out! The digital papers in these four sets are just amazing and would do ANY project justice! Swoon and drool! LOL!

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Super stoked to share this stationery box in the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #100 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #177 – For a Lady/Girl
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #236 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar: September – Add Lots of Layers
Crafty Gals Corner: #199 – Fall Colors
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Let’s Craft and Create: #151 – AG + Put Some Extra Layers On
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #114 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes
Rainbow Card Challenge: #9 – Beautiful Brown
The Corrosive Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Is It Autumn Yet #1Is It Autumn Yet #2, Is It Autumn Yet #3 and Is It Autumn Yet #4 letter size digi papers; Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, American Craft coffee cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heartfelt Sayings stamp set, Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1/4″, 1/2″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches, 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch, Fun Flower punch, and scallop edge punch; EK Success 2-1/4″ scallop circle punch
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord, copy paper, pink glitter brads, MISTI stamp positioner

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