Papercraft

nothing like a dream

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Stained Glass Using Dies! The twist this month is Inlaid Glitter. The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite! And there’s a prize in the mix… a random number draw for $15 to the shop of your choice or via PayPal! How awesome is that?!

I created a friendship card using dark brown cardstock for the card base. I cut off the corners of the card base to follow the flat corners of the die cut.

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I colored the first layer containing the die cut negative spaces with earth tones, then added Glossy Accents, some glitter and another coat of Glossy Accents.

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I added five more die cut layers to build the design, then I added a few flat back pearls and a sentiment sticker to finish it off.

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I kept the inside fairly simple with another sentiment sticker and a leftover strip of the brown cardstock used for the card base.

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And one more look… I’m really loving how this stained glass look turned out! Have to admit I was a little skeptical about how it would end but I love it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock
Ink: Studio 71 Alcohol Markers- Y3, Y9, YR3, YR5, E2, E6, E10, E11, E18
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Glssy Accents, Darice Flat Back Pearls, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

celebrate

Hello, my crafty friends! Can you believe we’ve busted through the first week of June?! 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 absolutely thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!


I created a ‘new house’ card. I paired an awesome forest village die with a very cool stamp set and label die to complete the look. I began by creating a card base from thick white cardstock along with front and inside panels layered on green cardstock.

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I’m SO smitten with this die – it cuts beautifully! It was super easy to create a gorgeous white on white card with just a pop of color. I cut a ‘stencil’ from thick cardstock, placed it on the front panel, and used it to color in the rooftops and trees. I then adhered the die cut in place so the colors showed through the appropriate areas. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and cut it with a label die, then adhered it toward the bottom with foam tape.

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment in two colors of green ink on the layered panel.

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Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Old Olive cardstock
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping Little Phrases and Big Congrats stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink; Spectrum Noir- CG2, DG2, LY1, TB3, PP6, OR2
Dies/Punches: Poppy Stamps Forest Village die, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3

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 · Papercraft

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! This month’s ATC Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today! The theme for our June ATC Challenge is Christmas and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I’m really diggin’ creating ATCs and I’m SO happy to be on this design team! I belong to a couple ATC trading groups and have gotten a couple very awesome coins from a gal in the UK!

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I used 120# kraft cardstock for my ATC base and I rounded the corners on this one. I adhered two KaiserCraft Letters to Santa papers together to create the background, cut the panel to size, rounded the corners and inked the edges. I stamped some text on the plain side of the background panel and added some skinny gold glitter Washi Tape to distinguish the two sides.

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I created a couple of tags, inked the edges and connected them at the top with some green bamboo cord. I added a file tab decorated with some black/gold skinny Washi Tape to the left side of the top tag and a faux wax stamp (paper coated with Glossy Accents). I colored a tiny doily with a green alcohol marker and tucked it under the right side of the embellished tags. Super easy and fun – and I love how it turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accent 120# Kraft cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters to Santa 6-1/2″ paper pad
Stamps: Blockheads Paper Arts Backgrounds for All Occasions stamp set
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink, Studio 71 alcohol marker- YG7
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, American Crafts file tab, Momenta mini doily, green Hemptique bamboo cord, Glossy Accents

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

3-D projects · Papercraft

Candy Corn Witch gift box

Hi everyone! We are just rockin-and-rollin’ through the year! Hard to believe it’s June already! I’m happy to share that I’m once again sponsoring and guest designing for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, this time for Challenge #516 – Not A Card! As a sponsor for this challenge, I have a great prize pack consisting of an Art Gone Wild Crafty Cutts die set, a Paper Pretties birthday clear stamp set, and a package of Michaels Paper Flowers for a lucky winner over on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog!

I created a super cute gift box using the Candy Corn Witch cut file from The Dreaming Tree. Fun, fun, fun!

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I know it’s a little early, but isn’t this witchy gal the cutest ever?! And SO much fun putting together!

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I used the traditional Halloween colors of black, purple, orange and yellow. And the best part is there’s not a huge list of supplies – just cardstock and a die cutting machine!

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And here’s a shot with the lid off showing the box. Hmmmm… wonder what I should put in it?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black, Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock
Dies/Punches: The Dreaming Tree Candy Corn Witch cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project that is not a card, and you will link up with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Way To Go! (set of 2)

Hi everyone! Happy Happy Tuesday to you – hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for It’s A Colorful World! We’d love to see you create a project using a color combo of your choice – easy peasy this month! I was commissioned by a co-worker to create a congratulations card so I created two, a blue/green and blue/pink, for her to take her pick. She wanted both, lol!

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These cards are identical except for the colors. I created the backgrounds on watercolor paper with india inks and water, drying with my heat tool between color applications. I arranged multiple stamps on my stamp platform, stamped in black ink and then again in Versamark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I layered the blue/green panel on black cardstock.

For a little variety, I chose not to layer the blue/pink panel and just cut it the size of the card base. I stamped a simple sentiment on a layered panel on the inside, identical for both cards. Loving how they turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Marco’s black Kaleida-Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Bravo stamp set
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink- Aqua and Magenta; Tattered Angels Dragonfly and Moss Glimmer Mist; Tattered Angels Party Pink and It’s Blue Glimmer Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these cards today, and will link up a project in your favorite color combo with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

for a purr-fect friend

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you have a fun weekend planned! The June challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #122 – No Rulz 3! This is the third in our series of challenges with absolutely NO RULES! Yep, that means you can create whatever you’d like without regard to our rules… the only thing we ask is that it’s decent, as we are a family-oriented blog. And our sponsor this month is Bugaboo – you know you love some Bugaboo, so come on over and play!

I created an adorable birthday card using the Bugaboo Cat Silhouette digital image. What a fun image to work with – the sky is the limit with this one! I printed the image in black on ivory cardstock, cut it down to fit behind the punched circle opening, and then cut out only the tail to allow it to hang outside the circle opening.

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I attached two pieces of coordinating cardstock from a relatively new pad that I’m in love with, and layered the panel on black cardstock. I used two circle punches for a little interest, along with some tiny brads and punched hearts.

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I created the front and inside sentiments on the computer, and layered the inside sentiment on black cardstock. I embellished the panel with a couple tiny punched hearts.

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And one more look… I totally love how this turned out! I’m always needing birthday cards for my stash!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Cat Silhouette digital image
Dies/Punches:  Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Fasteners

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! There are NO RULES this month, so feel free to create whatever your heart desires as long as it’s decent! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

To a wonderful friend…

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you’re having a good crafty one! 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 #26 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut! This is one of my favorite techniques – it reminds me of putting together a puzzle when I was young! I created a pair of birthday cards for my stash using (another) one of my favorite color combos of lime green and teal blue.

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These cards are identical except for the reversal of the colors and the process was the same for each card. I cut each of the green and teal shimmer cardstock panels in half on a diagonal and then adhered half-panels of each color together. I cut two large intricate dragonflies from black glitter paper and set them aside.

I die cut a dragonfly into each panel and placed a piece of Stick It adhesive sheet behind the panel. I then carefully placed the black glittered dragonfly into the negative space on each panel, then proceeded to place the tiny parts of the wings into place. I stamped the sentiment on each panel in black StazOn ink and then layered each one on black cardstock.

I decorated the inside panel on each card with leftover strips of the lime green and teal blue shimmer cardstock and the black cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and then layered the panel on black cardstock. The black is really striking on these colors, I think, and I’m super happy with how these turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock, Stampin’ Up Black Glimmer paper, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies
Accessories:  Stick It adhesive sheet, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty set of cards and will link up an anything goes project with us this month – and we’d absolutely love to see you play the optional inlaid die cut twist! Remember, the twist is not every mandatory to play in our challenges but we always love to see your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig