Season’s Greetings

Hi friends! Top of the morning to you – hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for a new challenge at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #26 – September Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun snowglobe card featuring the most adorable Power Poppy digital stamp set. What fun this was to create!

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I colored the image in bright colors with gold accents. I used Vanilla cardstock so the white paint marker would show up. I also tried to make the base look worn and antique-like. I rounded the two bottom corners of the panel, layered the image on striped paper and then again on red cardstock.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover striped paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in red ink.

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One more peek… really loving how this turned out! Another Christmas card down for my stash! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #79 – September Anything Goes
4. Poppystamps Challenge: #72 – Cards for Kids
5. QKR Stampede: #403 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
8. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Power Poppy Snowglobe Greetings digital stamp set, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowy Sayings stamp set
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Tiki Hut Tan, Honey Brown, Woodsy Brown, Tuxedo Black, Yellow Blaze, Forest Green, Pink Flamingo, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey; Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa markers; Studio 71 C5, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, White Sharpie paint marker, YNS red Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up a holiday project with us this month! It’s never too early to start on those Christmas cards and projects… Christmas will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

YAY! It’s your freakin’ birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – hope you have a great week coming up! Our new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #50 – September Anything Goes! I created a different kind of box card to showcase this month. I found this tutorial several months ago at Splitcoast Stampers HERE and created one in a Christmas theme at that time, so I thought a birthday box card was in order using the super funny Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set!

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I stayed with an ivory and black color scheme with just a pop of color. The next three photos are shots of the belly band off the card and the box opening up…

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The card in the bottom of the box comes out to make it easy for the recipient to sign. Isn’t the sentiment just a hoot?! I think it’s more funny to me because I don’t drink anymore, lol!

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Here’s one more look… super happy with how this turned out! This Hero Arts stamp set is one of my all-time favorites! You just can’t go wrong if you’re trying to make somebody laugh!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #79 – September Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede: #403 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
6. Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstock, Stampin’ Up typeset Specialty DSP
Stamps/Dies: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake rubber stamp and dies set; Hero Arts Irreverent Birthday Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DR2; Pentel Slicci Metallic Blue and Gold pens
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up with us this month! Whatever you’re working on, we want to see it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

noel

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #41 – Anything Goes + Foiling! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to inspire you. The twist is not mandatory to play. This month the twist is foiling – so if you are inclined to play the twist, think Minc machine or laminator with foil, foiled cardstock or even aluminum foil!

I rounded the bottom right corner… I like rounding one corner for some reason, lol! It definitely adds interest! I used red foil cardstock for the sentiment and silver foil cardstock for the snowflakes on this card. I added a red gemstone to the center of each snowflake and several green glitter Gumdrops in the lower left corner. This was an easy design and could easily be mass-produced to send to a list of Christmas card recipients!

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the striped paper and red foil cardstock used on the front. I stamped the inside sentiment in red ink and layered the panel on the green cardstock used on the front.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Foil sure is fun to work with but it’s hard to photograph, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #79 – September Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #127 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
5. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
6. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin North Pole stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words: Script die, Sizzix Calendar Months die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, YNS green glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We always enjoy seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we really love it when your inspired to play the twist! Just remember, the twist is not mandatory to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

O Christmas Tree

9/15/20 Top 3 Winner at Sparkles Monthly Challenges!

Hi friends! Happy Monday and last day of August! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty Christmas card! I was provided the amazing Mid Century Christmas stamp set and the Mid Century Christmas die set, and created a double gate fold card. If you know me, you know that I absolutely love fun folds!

Before I share the details of my card, allow me to show off our youngest fur baby, Loki, who is my most frequent light box visitor! If you follow my blog, you’ve undoubtedly seen photos of him. But if you haven’t, he’s the guy we rescued from our neighbor’s carport in freezing weather back in late October, so we think he’ll be a year old this month. Handsome boy!

Okay, back to my project! I used pretty double-sided papers for this fold. I stamped the tree, star and presents on ivory cardstock, cut them with the coordinating dies, and arranged them on a stitched circle die cut. I used a 1/4″ circle punch to create the ornaments, colored them with alcohol markers and added some clear star shimmer pen. I stamped the front sentiment in black ink at an angle along the line of the Christmas tree for a little interest.

I used four different patterns from the paper pack. I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink.

Here’s a shot of the card completely opened up.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! Such a unique fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #127 – Anything Goes
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2035 – Orange (one orange Christmas ball)
3. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #131 – Use at Least 3 Patterned Papers (I used four)
4. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Strawbery Slush and Marina Mist ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 434, 441, 405, 359, 363, 393, 428, 451; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

More Christmas ATCs

Hi everyone! It’s the last Saturday in August – can you believe it?! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a set of sparkly ATCs for your viewing pleasure that feature some amazing Eyelet Outlet products! As you already know, I’m an ATC addict and I love creating both cards and coins!

I created one coin and two cards. My standard practice is to always punch two circles or cut two rectangles so that I can decorate one and adhere another one behind it for stability. To create the ‘Joy’ coin, I placed a strip of Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape horizontally across the coin base and added three Penguin Brads and the sentiment die cut from silver foil cardstock. Then I adhered a second punched circle behind it. 

To create the ‘peace’ card, I covered the card base with Wood Washi Tape and then die cut the sentiment into the covered card base, saving those tiny negative space pieces to add back in later. I added three Prancing Deer Brads and just prior to adhering the second rectangle behind it, I added two small strips of Glitter Brown Washi Tape to the front of the extra card so the sparkle would show through the die cut sentiment. Once I adhered the second rectangle, I glued in the negative space pieces to the p, e, a and the second e. 

To create the ‘merry’ card, I covered the card base with Glitter Gold Dots Washi Tape and added the sentiment die cut from red cardstock along with a thin red cardstock strip across the bottom. I adhered the stamped word Christmas and then added one Cardinal Brad and two Cardinal Profile Brads. Then I adhered a second rectangle behind it. 

And one more look at the set… I’m SO loving these! I have to say that I’m in HOG HEAVEN creating with all these awesome Eyelet Outlet products!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. ATC Around the World: #68 – Christmas in Summer
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2034 – Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #126 – Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Glitter Tall Tree Washi Tape
Penguin Brads
Wood Washi Tape
Glitter Brown Washi Tape
Prancing Deer Brads
Glitter Gold Dots Washi Tape
Cardinal Brads
Cardinal Profile Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script dies, Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut (die only)
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Thinking of You Notelets (set of 8)

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday – hope your week is off to a great start! I have an awesome project to share today – a set of eight notelets created with some gorgeous Ephemoire digital vintage Cigarette Trading Cards. Back in the day, tobacco manufacturers issued trading cards to stiffen packaging and to advertise their brands. I’m not a smoker but I thought these images were so pretty!

I grabbed one of my favorite 12 x 12 paper pads and selected eight different colors and patterns, cut background panels and adhered one to each 5″ x 3-1/2″ card base. I printed the trading cards on 60# Hammermill copy paper (which yields a very nice print quality) and trimmed them down. I adhered each image to a brown cardstock layer and then to a white gold metallic cardstock layer, and then adhered the layered panels to the card bases.

I cut panels of cream cardstock for the inside, stamped a simple sentiment on each in brown ink, and adhered one to the inside of each card base.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how these turned out! Pretty elegant cigarette ladies, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Creative Moments: #197 – Anything Goes
2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #140 – Anything Goes
3. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2034 – Anything Goes
4. Paperbabe Stamps: #126 – Anything Goes
5. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake 5″ x 3-1/2″ Cards and Envelopes, Stampin’ Up Soft Suede cardstock, The Paper Cut White Gold Metallic cardstock, The Paper Studio cream cardstock, K & Co. Essentials Dark Design paper pad
Stamps: Ephemoire digital Cigarette Trading Card Set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

happy Thanksgiving for CutCardStock Fall Fun Blog Hop!

9/2/20 Top 3 at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog!
9/4/20 Top 3 at Cut It Up!
9/4/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
9/6/20 Winner at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! A big huge giant WELCOME to the CutCardStock blog‘s Fall Fun Blog Hop going on Sunday and Monday – August 23rd and 24th! The hop was supposed to go live on Saturday but due to some technical difficulties, we’re starting today! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! COME HOP WITH US!

There is a $40 CutCardStock gift card up for grabs!

The winner will be randomly selected via number generator and announced on Tuesday, August 25th on the CutCardstock blog, Instagram story and Facebook page! To be eligible for the $40 gift card, you must comment at each stop along the hop (your name goes in once for the gift card) or upload a Fall-themed project (your name goes in twice for the gift card). We would absolutely LOVE IT if you link up a project with us PLUS it will increase your chances to win! ;)

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Now, let me side-track you for a minute or three to share my Thanksgiving card featuring Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Basis Green cardstock, CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock! I CASE’d my own design from a few weeks ago, and despite it’s looks, this card was fairly easy!

The wreath is full of several types of die cut leaves in a variety of Fall colors. I used some traditional Thanksgiving patterned paper and did a little stamping in dark brown ink.

Here is a quick tutorial showing you my process for making this pretty card. I started by doing some alcohol ink blending on Yupo paper and added gold mixative at the end. I then die cut a bunch of leaves from the inked Yupo paper, Basis Green cardstock, CCS Gold Glitter cardstock, Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock and Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock, along with a round frame cut from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock on which to build the wreath.

I cut the card base and inside panel from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock. I cut a patterned paper layer for the front and a strip for the inside, as well as front and inside layers (and a narrow strip for the inside) from Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock. I adhered the panels and layers together, and then adhered the round frame to the front panel on the card base.

I arranged the leaves all around the frame, stamped the front sentiment on an oval punched from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, and stamped the sentiment on the inside panel. I cut the top and bottom off of the oval sentiment for a little interest. I also punched an oval from the Pop-Tone Wild Cherry cardstock (not shown in photo) and cut the top and bottom off of it as well, and layered it beneath the sentiment.

I adhered the sentiment on the inside of the wreath, and added some bling and a plaid bow.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
3. Creative Moments: #197 – Anything Goes
4. Cut It Up: #207 – Old School (old leaf dies)
5. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
6. Paperbabe Stamps: #126 – Anything Goes
7. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Basis Green 80# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Wild Cherry 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Ranger Yupo paper, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Paper Wings Productions Fall Mix It Up clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- lettuce, lemonade, sunset orange, cranberry, eggplant, gold mixative; Memento Espresso Truffle
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Oak Leaf Mini, Maple Leaf Mini and Leaf Mini dies; Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Stampin’ Up Extra Large Oval Punch
Accessories:  Ranger alcohol blending solution, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon Colors of Autumn Collection

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Okay, let’s get back to the hop! Here is the complete list of stops:

1. CutCardstock blog
2. Teri
3. Melly
4. Larissa
5. Leslie >>> you’re here! <<<
6. Judy
7. CutCardStock blog… C’mon, you know you want to link up… each upload is worth two entries! ;)

You should have arrived here from Larissa‘s blog and your next stop is Judy‘s blog. The linky tool is at the end of the post on the CutCardstock blog so that’s where you’ll want to head to link up your project – two projects per person!

I hope you are enjoying the hop and seeing all the Fall projects! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop somehow and want to join in the fun, be sure to head on over to the CutCardstock blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

In closing, I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my Thanksgiving card and you’re inspired to get crafty AND hop with us AND link up a Fall-themed project! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for lots of crafty inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

#alonetogether inspired hello

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a CAS friendship card featuring a couple ‘flutterbys’. Hubby and I are still doing the #alonetogether thing for the most part which led me to this super simple design which I thought would be so awesome for mom or dad to create with a child!

I settled on a pink and green color combo which is another color combo favorite. I pulled out a lonely grass border die from my stash that doesn’t get a lot of use, cut several grass borders, and layered them across the bottom of the front panel. Using a leaf punch, I punched a stem and leaves, and adhered it to the front panel. I curled the edges of all three layers of a Paper Flower, attached them with a 6mm Amber Jewel Brad and adhered the flower to the front panel. I added two Butterfly Brads and Sun and Cloud Brads. I stamped a simple sentiment in black ink in the upper left corner.

I embellished the inside panel with a couple leftover strips of the green and pink cardstock used on the front, stamped the inside sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on the pink cardstock.

And one more peek… love how this turned out! I sure hope somebody is inspired to make this with a youngster! So cute!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
2. Creative Moments: #197 – Anything Goes
3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #140 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Paper Flower
6mm Amber Jewel Brad
Butterfly Brads
Sun and Cloud Brads

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Rose Red cardstock, American Crafts Leaf cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Nuvo alcohol marker- 412
Dies/Punches: Precious Marieke Grass Border die, Stampin’ Up Leaf Punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday Girlfriend

Hi everyone! A big Happy Monday to you! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring more of the Classic Crest cardstock that was included in our Designer’s Pack! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a fun birthday card for a retro friend, lol!

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I cut a standard size A2 top-fold card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with another panel for the inside, and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut a strip of Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock for the front and a thin strip for the inside. I cut a piece of Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cardstock for the front and another panel for the inside. I stamped the jukebox, boomerang, two stars and two jacks on the ivory cardstock and cut them with coordinating dies. I created two extra jukebox die cuts and layered them on top of each other for a little dimension. I also cut an extra boomerang die cut which I layered beneath the stamped one for just a tad extra dimension. I really enjoyed putting this card together – reminded me very much of my dad’s stereo system with the huge speaker in the living room that had boomerangs, stars and jacks on the fabric! Very 60s, lol!

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I embellished the inside panel with some of the retro paper and Razzleberry cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black and layered the panel on the Orange Fizz cardstock.

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And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Retro is so awesome! Hey, I resemble that remark! ;)

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Sharing in these challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Creative Moments: #196 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #126 – Anything Goes
5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #140 – Anything Goes
6. Not Just Cards Challenges: August Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2033 – Anything Goes
8. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
9. The Creative Crafters: #31 – Anything Goes
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks#452/453 – Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Pop-Tone Orange Fizz 65# cardstock
Pop-Tone Razzleberry 65# cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Retro paper from Polly’s Paper Studio
Stamps & Dies: The Project Bin Jukebox Birthday stamp and die set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink
Punches: Kadomaru Corner Rounder
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Clock Shaker Box

8/22/20 Top 3 at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!
8/28/20 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
9/1/20 Top 3 Winner at Craft-Dee BowZ!
9/9/20 Top 3 at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges!
9/14/20 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open DT Monthly Challenge!

Happy Saturday eve, my friends! I’ve popped in this evening to share something I’m absolutely tickled about! I joined the Reneabouquets ‘Artists With An Edge’ Facebook group several weeks ago and have been ‘oohing and ahhing’ over all the beautiful projects being shared in the group! So I decided to join in and created a shaker box to enter in their August 2020 Moodboard Challenge! How gorgeous is this moodboard?! Green is my favorite color and I see some purple in the mix, so I went with a green and purple color combo!

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I love shaker cards so I went one step further to make a stand-alone shaker box using Reneabouquets DIY chipboard kit, which is just the box. The possibilities for shaker filler are literally endless… mine consists of Reneabouquets beads, chunky glitter, microbeads, glitter glass and a chipboard gear.

I embellished the outside of the box with paper flowers and leaves, green bling, a green bow and a purple dragonfly. The small green flower, the small white flower and the large green flowers are from my stash. I inked the two large flowers (which started out white) with Tattered Angels Moss Glimmer Mist. I fashioned a triple loop bow from green seam binding in my stash.

Here are a couple close-ups:

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: August Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Washi Tape (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: J is for Jewels or Jewelry
4. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
5. Craft-Dee BowZ: August Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
6. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #142 – Anything Goes
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #162 – Lots of Layers
9. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
10. The Creative Crafters: #31 – Anything Goes
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #08 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Reneabouquets Beautiful Box Clock Shaker Box Chipboard DIY Kit, Beautiful Beads Citrus Breeze Iridescent Pearls, Beautiful Beads Mermaids Tail Iridescent Pearls, Gawdie Girl Lime Green Chunky Glitter, Gawdie Girl Diamond Fine German Glitter Glass, No Hole Dark Purple Glass Microbeads, Tuscan Vineyard Roses And Leaves Mulberry Paper Flower Set, Beautiful Bits Gears Laser Cut Chipboard and Tiny Treasures Tranquil Glitter Glass Paper Dragonflies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Wild Orchid Crafts Paper Flowers, Tattered Angels Moss Glimmer Mist, Darice small green gemstones, Really Reasonable Ribbon Moss seam binding, Zutter Bow-It-All v.2

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this gorgeous shaker box! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig