Papercraft

What A Finish!

Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a great week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I was commissioned by a co-worker to create a baby card for her race-car-driving friend who is expecting a baby boy this month, and the Cottage Cutz Baby Sleeping On Moon die set paired with a digital finish line flag definitely fit the bill!


I cut all the baby, moon and cloud elements from thick white cardstock and colored them with Studio 71 alcohol markers. I cut out the flag and created a pole for it. Then I stamped the sentiment with the Stampin’ Up Alphabet Labeler stamp set, trimmed the strip of cardstock and embellished it with some skinny Washi Tape.

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I created a background panel with blue cardstock layered on black, and added the flag. I pieced together the baby on the moon and strategically placed it on the flag, then placed the stars and clouds in the background. The final touch was adding the sentiment across the bottom.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock used on the front and then stamped the sentiment. I added a small stitched heart die cut.

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One more look… I’m so smitten with this die set and I love how this card turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Black cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Alphabet Labeler stamp set, Leave Memories With One Stamp stamp set, digital finish line flag
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- B1, B4, E10, E14, E16, E18, N3, Y9, Y12, R2; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Baby Sleeping on Moon die set, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

ATC

kindred spirits

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good week! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our August ATC Challenge is Time and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I created an ATC for a BFF – a best friend I’ve known for about 45 years. Yes, we go waaaaay back, lol! In keeping with the challenge theme, I used a very cool clock stamp for the background and then heat embossed it.

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I dug through my October Afternoon stash of ephemera and stickers, and found several pieces to embellish the front of the ATC.

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And one last look… I’m loving how this turned out. Hope she likes it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock
Stamps: Papermania Beautiful – Time Pieces stamp
Ink: Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, October Afternoon Sidewalks Miscellany Bag and Thrift Shop Word Stickers, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, tiny red rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a card or a coin! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

hello Sunshine

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a good weekend – it sure seemed to go by fast. It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for the Some Like It Hot challenge! We’d love to see you create a project related to Summer. I created a cute little beach scene which will probably end up in my ‘beach fiend’ friend Cindy’s hands, lol!

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I stamped a sun in the sky, then added water with blue crinkle paper – and it looks like real water with ripples! Score! I created sand mounds with torn tan cardstock and then added stamped seashells, a bird and a crab. Super cute Paper Smooches stamp sets!

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I stamped the sentiment on the inside panel and then embellished it with a leftover strip of the blue crinkle paper and layered the panel on tan cardstock.

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And one more look… SO stinkin’ cute! Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, Darice Tan textured cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper
Stamps: Paper Smooches Summer Lovin and Cosmos stamp sets
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- E2, E16, R6, R18, Y9, Y11, YR15; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Summer Lovin die set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a ‘Summer’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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!

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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