Papercraft

Shamrock Notes (post-it note pad holder)

** 10/16/18 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Well, we’re another month closer to Christmas, lol! Hopefully the temps have started to cool off where you are… ours have – 70s during the day and mid to upper 30s at night! Fall is my favorite time of year! Our October challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #27 – October Anything Goes! My last two projects for this DT have been recreations of  post-it note pad holders that I made last year for a friend. They were such fun that I decided to make a few more this year, and this shamrock-themed one is the third and final one in my post-it note holder mini series.

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I used Stampin’ Up papers and stamps along with a small shamrock die from a large Sizzix die set. Really loving how this turned out!

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Here’s a shot with the holder open revealing the post-it note pad.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pretty Petals DSP, Stampin’ Up Into The Woods DSP, Paper Accents Pearlized Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Calendar Months Die Set
Accessories:  4×6 Post-It Note Pad

I’d love to enter this post-it note pad holder into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #77 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #56 – October Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper October Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #77 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #108 – Dies or Punches
The Creative Crafters: #8 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #354/355 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this third and final post-it note pad holder in my mini series! Be sure to link up an anything goes project with us this month – we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Rustic Outhouse

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week! Today is my post day on the Simply Crafty SVGs Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you, a very cool Rustic Outhouse created with the Simply Crafty SVGs Outhouse cut file. OMG, I had THE best time creating this! I dug out the rust paste and made the hardware on the door and the roof rusty! Gotta have some rust!

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I used a woodgrain background stamp on all the pieces beneath the trim. I have to say that Simply Crafty SVGs owner, Sandy, thought of everything when she created this cut file… even a toilet seat and toilet paper, lol!

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Here are shots from different angles. This is the first time I’ve played with the rust paste and I think I like it! :)

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And back to the front, showing all that glorious rust on the door hinges and handle, and some on the horseshoe above the door! Loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cardstock, Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hardwood Background Stamp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Outhouse Cut File
Accessories:  Scan N Cut, Fiskars Large Stamp Positioner, Prima Red and Brown Rust Paste

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this fun little outhouse! What a fun piece of home decor! Be sure to check out all the fun cut files at Simply Crafty SVGs! And there are tons of FREE cut files if you just want to try them out! I promise you will have fun, fun, fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

gorgeous

Hello crafty peeps! Seems like I was just here posting a pile of projects for the 1st and now we’re already a week into September! This month will be gone in a blink too, lol! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project using an absolutely gorgeous image from the Tres Chic Collage Set as well as paper from the Paper Roses Mini Paper Pack and sentiment from the Charming Words Collage Set! It’s been a while since I created a step card and I thought this image and the paper would look just beautiful on one. Our challenge this month is Putting on the Ritz so come play with us!

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I created the step card base from light pink cardstock. I trimmed the image and layered it on a darker pink cardstock and then on silver foil cardstock. I gave her dress a nice coat of clear sparkle overlay marker to give it some gorgeous shimmer. I created a lace edge die cut from white glitter paper and used sections above and below the layered image, and then layered the image on white foam.

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I cut panels for the sides and bottom of the step card base from the Paper Roses Mini Paper Pack and layered them on the darker pink cardstock. I added a sentiment from the Charming Words Collage Set across the bottom panel and traced the word with a clear star shimmer pen. I affixed several large pink gemstones on the sides and bottom as well as tiny white pearls on the lace die cut.

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And here’s one final look… absolutely loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Innocent Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo cardstock, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, Gecko Galz Paper Roses Mini Paper Pack
Stamps: Gecko Galz Tres Chic Collage Set
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Lace Edge die
Accessories:  Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set, Darice white Foamies foam, large pink gemstones, tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this ritzy step card and will link up a ritzy project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will fall in love and spend many hours there, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Every leaf speaks

Hi everyone! We’re almost a week into September… where has this year gone?! This is my first post as a new design team member over at Stinkin’ Inkers! I’m SO stoked! Come on over and play with us in our September Leaves Are Falling Challenge – we want to see your project using Fall colors! I created a fun quilt block card depicting a definite Fall theme. Fall is finally here… hooray!

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What a fun card! I made one of these a while back for another DT and with a different theme, and I really enjoyed it. The little ‘quilt blocks’ are layered and popped up on foam for dimension. I stamped and cut several different leaves and faux tied them together with some twine, and then added a couple tiny buttons.

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I decorated the inside with leftover pieces of cardstock and DSP from the front, along with an extra leaf, and then stamped the awesome sentiment.

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One more angled look… I’m totally loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon and Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lighthearted Leaves and Vintage Leaves stamp sets
Ink: Stmapin’ Up Soft Suede, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron inks
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Leaflets Framelits
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon twine and buttons

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Seize The Day

Hi everyone! I’m posting the new September Clean and Simple challenge today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project using the fun Hero Arts To Seize or Not To Seize stamp set! This is my last post for a2z Scrapbooking and I’d love to shout out a huge thanks to my DT peeps there for having me along for the past 14 months! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

I’ve really been enjoying clean and simple cards. They used to be so intimidating for me but once I started doing them and leaving all those layers and my big signature bow behind, they were a piece of cake! Now don’t get me wrong… I still love layers and I still love me some big bows!

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And how about this inside sentiment?! L-O-V-E it! I already know that this stamp set is going to be one of my favorite go-to stamp sets! So fun!

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And one final look… I really love the simplicity of this card!

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a2z products used:
Hero Arts To Seize or Not To Seize stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Red heart button, Hemptique Red Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! 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

Papercraft

leave a little sparkle

Hi everyone! I’m winding down with my first-of-the-month posts and thanks for hanging in there with me! One more after this one, lol! A new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the September Putting on the Ritz Customer Challenge!

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This is my first Gecko Galz post and I wanted to create something super ritzy! So I used lots of glam and glitz with the image I used from the Retro Christmas Collage Set! Isn’t she sassy?!

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Lots of layering going on here. I layered the background on black cardstock and added a pretty frilly lacy die cut edge down the left side. I added a thin faux stitched border down the center of the die cut edge and added some clear rhinestones. I cut the image with a dotted rectangles die and layered it on teal foil cardstock, then on black cardstock, then on pastel teal glitter paper and then another layer of black cardstock and popped up on foam for some dimension. I gave her dress, the trees in the background and the snowflakes all a nice coat of shimmer which you can’t see, darn it! The final touches were the sentiment sticker and file tab.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of patterned paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped a super cool sentiment and layered the panel on more black cardstock.

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One final look… love the dimension! Love how this turned out! :)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, DCWV Glitzy Pastels paper, DCWV Teal Foiled cardstock
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set, Stampin’ Up Grateful Bunch stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die-sire Art Deco Edge die, Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  American Crafts File Tab, thick black foam, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk word stickers, Stampin’ Up Clear Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ritzy project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Live, Laugh, Love, Create Canvas

Hiya, crafty friends! Here I am again with another first-of-the-month post on this fine Saturday morning! The September challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #17 – Anything Goes + Layering! I’m really loving mixed media these days and I really enjoyed creating this!

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I started by laying out quite a few pieces of ephemera and inking the edges of all of them. I hand-cut a large heart from 120# kraft cardstock and inked it. I dusted off my Janome Sew Mini sewing machine and created a gathered flower from a canvas scrap. The final element was adding a rub-on to a canvas strip and stitching around the edge with the Sew Mini. Before I added the two canvas elements, I splattered black ink with a fan brush.

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There definitely was a whole lotta inking going on! And I might add that the blue and pink color combo made a gorgeous shade of purple! Here are a few more angled shots from different aspects so you can see the elements, dimension and colors.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock
Ink: Ranger Black Soot distress ink; White Gesso; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and spray inks- Camel Glam, Pewter GZ, Vintage Pink GM, Shade SS, Party Pink GM, It’s Blue GM, Gold GM and Woven Burlap
Accessories:  7 Gypsies ‘Drawer’ Salvage Art, ‘Enjoy’ Stash Paque, ‘Inspire’ Parchment Rub-Ons, and Chicken Wire Tall Base; Canvas Corp Brands canvas scraps; Janome Sew Mini sewing machine; Your Next Stamp Purple Glitter Gumdrops; fan brush

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And we’d love it if you’d play the twist and add some layers to your project! Easy peasy! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig