Papercraft

What’s Mew?

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Saturday – I hope you’re having a great day! Can’t believe it’s February already! Our February challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #34 – Anything Goes + Stenciling! I created a fun friendship card featuring a couple kitties looking out the stenciled window having a meowy conversation!

Leslie

I used Ranger walnut stain ink with the StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 stencil first, then added Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste. I let it dry overnight and then trimmed around the window. I ran some kraft cardstock with a Tim Holtz Alterations brick embossing folder through my Gemini Junior die cutting maching to create the background, and then adhered the window panel to it. I added a couple Impression Obsession die cut kitties and a Paper Smooches sentiment (half of the kitty convo) stamped in Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of leftover kraft cardstock and a sliver of stenciled window trimmed from the front panel. I stamped the other half of the kitty conversation and added another cat die cut.

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Here’s one more look… loving the texture! What a fun card! ;)

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I’m entering this kitty card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: February Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Moments: #183 – Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, The Paper Cut kraft cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Feline Friends stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Cats die set
Accessories:  StencilGirl Window Ledger 9 stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Tim Holtz Alterations/Texture Fades Brick embossing folder, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this kitty card and will link up at least an anything goes project with us this month! We’d love it if you’d go one step further and play the ‘stenciling’ twist with us too, but you don’t have to! The twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Amour Wedding Album

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! It’s February 1st already and I consider this the month of love! I’m sure my parents are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary in Heaven! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #130 – Red and/or Pink Equals Love! I zeroed in on the red and created a wedding album for a very special couple in a red, black and white color combo which is one of my favorites.

Leslie

I created the album base and pull-outs from Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock. There are five pages and each page alternates a side and top pull-outs. The album is bound with white wire using my Zutter Bind It All.

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The wire binding and each pull-out are embellished with lengths of ribbon tied with bamboo cord, all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Those who know me know that I have a weird sense of humor. I used the awesome Funny Kinda Love stamp set from STAMPlorations and chuckled as I was stamping most of the elements! I will say, though, that not all of them depict humor… there are few serious ones, lol! ;)

I used quite a few die sets for the stamped elements, along with lots of heart stickers. The backs of the first four pull-outs spell L-O-V-E.

The pretty filigree die cuts are from the Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set. I embellished several of the photos with these.

The bride and groom paid tribute to her late best friend so I embellished this photo with a set of angel wings. It’s been quite a while since I scrapped any photos for an album and I have to say it was great fun printing all these photos and deciding which ones to put where. Super happy with how this turned out!

I’m entering this album into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Catz: #491 – Anything Goes with optional twist of favorite color (combo of red, black and white)
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #424/425 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – January Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; Darice textured cardstock; Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set, STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Mini Wings clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Versamark, spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio punch, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches; Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Classic Ovals Large and Small, Classic Rectangles Large, and A2 Curved Matting Basics B die sets; My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Stitched Square STAX, and Double-Stitched Square STAX die sets; Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart punch
Accessories:  Zutter Bind It All with white wire, Hemptique bamboo cord; Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas Celebrations, Haunted Halloween Assortment, Red & Turquoise Collection and Sweetheart Collection ribbon assortments; MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice black glitter alpha stickers, October Afternoon Daily Flash stickers, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wedding album and will link up a red and/or pink 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

Papercraft

Happy Birthday my friend

2/7/20 Top 3 at Crafty Catz Challenge!

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #43 – February Anything Goes. I used an awesome sentiment stamp set I bought last month from The Project Bin called Just Sayin’ to create this fun birthday card. Love, love, love – it’s my new favorite stamp set! Stay tuned for more cards using other stamp sets from The Project Bin! ;)

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Green is my favorite color so I went with a green and white color combo. I used several dies to create the front panel, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. Remember when rosettes were really popular a few years ago? Well, they seem to be coming back – I’m seeing them all over the place. I have dies for a small and large rosette so I made a small one for this card which I paired with punched leaves.

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I created the inside panel with the same die set I used on the front and embellished it with some leftover strips of cardstock used on the front. The sentiment just cracked me up, as I have a couple friends who would really appreciate it, lol!

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And here’s one more peek… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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I’m entering this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Catz: #491 – Anything Goes with optional twist of favorite color (green)
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January challenge – Something New or Something Old (new stamp set)
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #115 – No image – sentiment/quote focus on card
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #256 – picture inspiration

QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Newly Acquired Stash (new stamp set)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #424/425 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock, DCWV Seeing Dots cardstock, American Crafts Key Lime cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Just Sayin’ stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Mini paper Rosettes Sizzlits, Just Rite Stitched A2 Banners and Rectangles die set, Stampin’ Up Leaf Punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles Limeade Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We can’t wait to see whatever you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Faceted Christmas Ornaments

2/7/20 Honorable Mention at Creative Moments!
2/18/20 Top 3 at Not Just Cards Challenges!

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Saturday and I hope you have an awesome weekend planned! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #19 – February Anything Christmas Goes! I created some pretty faceted Christmas Ornaments!

Leslie

My inspiration for these faceted ornaments came from The Paper Pixie HERE and HERE. Julie is one talented lady and I love watching her videos! These look complex but you’d be surprised at how easy they are to make!

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I grabbed some Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, and cut and scored all the bases for five long and three round ornaments.

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I pulled out one Echo Park and two PhotoPlay Christmas collection packs, and cut all the squares, rectangles and triangles needed to layer onto the bases, using a variety of prints.

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I used either gemstones, gumdrops, Glossy Accents or shimmery gold pen accents on the ornaments. The red/gold and brown/gold ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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I’m so happy with how these turned out and I’m sure I will be making more of these later on! The sky is the limit with colors and prints! ;)

I’m entering these ornaments into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #542 – Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #183 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #466 – Christmas
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #424/425 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – January Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer and Here Comes Santa Collection Kits, Echo Park A Perfect Christmas Collection Kit
Ink: Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen; Studio 71- YG7 (to color clear rhinestones)
Dies/Punches: 1/8″ hole punch
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Rustic Hues Collection, Zva Creative green gemstones, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, Your Next Stamp red Glittered Gumdrops, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Remember, it’s NEVER too early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects because the holidays will be here before you know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

I was normal… about 8 cats ago.

Hello, friends! I’ve popped in this morning to share a fun note card I created using the awesome Feline Good clear stamp set from The Project Bin! I have a few ‘free’ days before the 1st of February rolls around to create some projects that aren’t for design teams, so I’m taking advantage, lol! The fat cats and sentiments in this set are amazing, and the cat dies are included! The hubby and I are definitely crazy cat people – we have nine fur babies that we love as much as our human kids and grandkids!

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I chose two coordinating papers in neutral colors and some skinny Washi Tape to create the front panel for this note card which features the taller of the two fat cats in this stamp set. I did some real basic coloring of the cat with alcohol markers and then heat embossed the sentiment in black.

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I embellished the inside panel to match the front panel somewhat, and left plenty of blank space to write a message.

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And one more peek… love how this turned out! We ARE crazy cat people after all, lol!

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I’m entering this adorable note card into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #297 – January Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January challenge – Something New or Something Old (new stamp set)
Creative Moments: #183 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #112 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Newly Acquired Stash (new stamp set)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Pure White cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up Go Wild DSP stack
Stamps/Dies: The Project Bin Feline Good stamps and dies set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BG4, BG5; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories: Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder; ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Pouch; Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will check out all the fun stamps and dies at The Project Bin! I’m fairly new to this online store but I can tell you that I see lots of products that I plan to add to my stash! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Birthday

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Today is my post day on the ScraPerfect Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project with you. This post contains affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the links. See Disclosure (1) here. I created an absolutely adorable birthday card using some pretty amazing ScraPerfect products – Best Glue Ever, No-Clog Writing Cap, and Embellie Gellie.

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This is a bi-level card base, meaning the front flap is cut slightly shorter than the back. I colored the digital image with Prismacolor pencils and cut it with a stitched oval die, then adhered it to a stitched mini scallop oval die cut with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. I adhered both oval die cuts to the front of the card base with Best Glue Ever. I picked out five paper flowers that I wanted to use and applied Best Glue Ever to the backs of each. I let them dry to a clear state so they were nice and tacky, and then applied them to the front of the card. This is some pretty amazing glue. It always remains tacky, and letting it dry clear will ensure a superb bond. These flowers aren’t going anywhere. ;)

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I used Embellie Gellie to place the tiny white flat-back pearls in the upper left and lower right corners. This is also some pretty amazing stuff. Just mold a little ball on the end of the stick and without fail, it aids in the placement of your embellishments. Use a small ball for tiny embellishments and a slightly larger ball for larger embellishments. There’s just enough tack to pick up the embellishments and which easily release onto your project.

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I embellished the inside with coordinating digital papers and cardstock, along with a digital sentiment cut with a stitched rectangle die. As mentioned earlier, the back flap of the card base is slightly longer than the front, so the main birthday sentiment strip will be visible when the card is closed.

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One more look… super happy with how this turned out! I don’t use paper flowers very often anymore but I really love how they look. I might just have to re-think that… ;)

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ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Cap
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Octavia Moonfly Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle (Paper Heaven 1 and Plain Janes digital papers)
Stamps: Big Bunch Winnie Celebrations 1 digital image, Winnie Celebrations 1 & 2 Sentiments
Ink: White Sharpie paint marker, Pentel Slicci Pink Metallic pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- Pink, Process Red, Crimson Red, Light Cerulean Blue, Apple Green, Light Umber, Yellow Ochre, Aquamarine, White, Cream, Peach, Light Peach; Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Darice white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Good Luck from all of us

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’ve been in my studio today and created a project that’s not for a design team (I know, that’s hard to believe, lol) – its for the Twistoon Digi Stamps January Progressive Challenge. As I have mentioned before, if you love twisted cartoons images, this is the place for you! Lisa’s art is amazing! I chose the Progressive Monster 1 digital image for this retirement card. I’ll be officially retiring this year so I’m in that kind of frame of mind! This image is one of two freebies Lisa is offering in the Twistoon Digi Stamps store specifically for this progressive challenge. Isn’t he adorable?!

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I used a brick embossing folder for the background panel. I printed the monster five times and colored him up in five different colors with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to create my little group of friends. I arranged them on the background and added a computer-generated sentiment across the bottom popped up on foam tape. The final touch was Glossy Accents to their eyeballs. ;)

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The inside sentiment is computer generated as well, cut into a panel and embellished with a leftover strip of cardstock used on the front.

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And one more look… this is so stinkin’ cute I can’t even stand it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Sweet Tooth cardstock, GKD Faded Brick and White cardstock
Stamps: Twistoon Digi Stamps Progressive Monster 1 digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir- LV1, PL1 OR1, OR3, LG3, LG4, LG5, BT2, BT4, CR1, CR10
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades Bricked embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card! Be sure to check out Twistoon Digi Stamps and join her group in Facebook if you’re the twisted cartoon digi type! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig