Gadgets Caddy

Hey friends! Happy Friday! Hope you have a fun crafty weekend in store! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the June Father’s Day/Masculine but Not a Card challenge! I’ve been playing with my Scan N Cut again, and used the awesome 3-Pocket Caddy cut file from Creations by AR to create this fun little Gadgets Caddy for my hubby’s desk. I’m so tickled with how this turned out! What a great little Father’s Day gift! ;)

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One amazing thing (among many) is the ability to scan something into the Scan N Cut and then cut it out, which is what I did with the letters spelling ‘gadgets.’ I enlarged the AR Christy font to 58 pts in Word which I printed on cardstock, scanned the sheet and cut the letters out.  I adhered them to the oval which is actually one of the negative-space pieces from the handle! Yep, I use those scraps whenever possible! I added a tiny paperclip and adhered the oval to the front with foam strips. ;)

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The paper is from the Crafters Companion Just For Men Urban Collection 6×6 paper pad. I inked the edges of all the paper pieces with Walnut Stain distress ink.

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This caddy has three pockets (partitions) which will be great for holding all the little gadgets on my hubby’s desk. Can’t wait to give it to him! ;)

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Happy to share this project in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #253 – Celebrations
Craft Rocket Challenges: #38 – For The Men/Boys
Crafting By Designs: June Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog: Not A Card
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – June Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: #276 – Your Favorite Things (cardstock, dies/cut files)
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #44 – One For The Boys – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #17 – Masculine
QKR Stampede: #246 – Anything Goes
The Male Room: #61 – Stash (die cuts)
Word Art Wednesday: #284/285 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Crafters Companion Just For Men Urban Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Creations by AR 3-Pocket Caddy cut file
Ink: Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: AR Christy 58-pt font alphabet letters, mini paperclip

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this little project and will consider linking up a masculine project for Father’s Day that is not a card! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

There’s no happy like holiday happy

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope your week has started off nicely, and the weather isn’t too hot where you are! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m super stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the May Anything Goes challenge! I created a fun Christmas card in non-traditional colors. Red and green are usually “the” Christmas colors, but for this card… NOT!

I created a card using purple and teal which is (another) one of my favorite color combos. Using dark purple for the card base, I cut strips of dotted paper from the SU Brights, Regals and Subtles DSP stacks to create some visual interest.

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I stamped the focal image in the dark ink and then stamped over it a second time in Versamark (using the MISTI) and heat embossed it in clear so I could water color the open areas of the image with ink colors matching the paper strips. I finished off the front with Gloss White Crystal Drops. Really loving how this turned out!

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I kept the inside simple, as I usually do, with a strip of leftover cardstock and a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes with optional photo inspiration
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: May Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: May Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #87 – Three of a Kind (three polkadot papers)
Daisy Chain Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: May Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #57 – Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights: #66 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White cardstock; SU Brights, Regals and Subtles DSP Stacks
Stamps: SU Mingle All The Way and Tin of Tags stamp sets
Ink: SU Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party ink; Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Clear embossing powder, Niji water brush, Gloss White Crystal Drops, MISTI, Fiskars corner rounder

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 today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Easter Greetings gift bag

** 4/12/17 Top 3 at Word Art Wednesday! **
** 4/14/17 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday again! Hope you’ve had a great week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m happy to share my guest designer project for Easter – Anything But A Card Challenge! OMG, I had a b.l.a.s.t. creating this shabby chic Easter gift bag! It’s all ready for some yummy candy Easter eggs and chocolates! ;)

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I die cut the two pieces for the gift bag and put it together, then just started layering vintage images and elements.

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I inked all the elements with Antique Linen distress ink, and then splattered white paint and purple shimmer ink.

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Here are a few more photos taken at different angles. I love how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this fun little gift bag into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #345 – Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #245 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: #365 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #117 – 3+ Layers
Creative Cottage Challenges: #85 – Dies and/or Punches
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #152 – Easter
Dragonfly Journeys: #89 – How Egg-citing
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #345 – Buttons and/or Bows
Inky Chicks: #81 – Use Purple
Kitty Bee Designs: #92 – Easter
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #55 – Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon: #388 – Egg-cellent
Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #1714 – Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #167 Anything Goes with optional Flowers
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #161 – Flowers
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog: #65 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenge: #87 – Easter
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Flowers and Foliage Challenge
The Crafty Addicts: #35 – Add A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #187 – Photo Inspiration

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection paper, Stampin’ Up! Perfect Plum scrap
Stamps: xxx
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen distress ink, Spectrum Noir Amethyst Shimmer marker, Sharpie white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die; Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Banner Triple punch and Blossom Bunch punch
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Lace Doily, Prairie Bird Boutique pink wrinkled ribbon scrap, Wild Orchid Craft paper flower

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift bag and will create an Easter project for our challenge this time – anything but a card! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

** 3/8/17 Top Pick at 4 Crafty Chicks! **

Hello there, my crafty friends! Happy Friday! This week sure was a blur but I’m not complaining… it means I can get my craft on! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m excited to share my guest designer project for the Green and Glittery for St. Patrick’s Day challenge! Boy, do I have a treat for you, lol! That is, if you share my sense of humor! I’ve had this hilarious Maxine cartoon in my funnies stash forever, it seems, and it sure has come in handy for this challenge!

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This card was super easy to create and sure is glittery! I glammed Maxine to the hilt with a couple layers of glitter paper and clear rhinestones! :)

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #340 – Green
Crafty Friends: #52 – All That Glitters
Creatalicious Challenges: #110 Anything Goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #9 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs Challenge Blog: Die Cuts and/or Punches
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #134 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Washi Tape or Bunting
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, SU White Glimmer paper and Garden Green cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium white cardstock, The Paper Cut black cardstock
Stamps: SU Beautiful Ride stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX dies
Accessories:  Maxine cartoon, SU Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will create a green and glittery project to enter in our challenge this month! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Clutch Purse Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post, this time with a fun clutch purse gift card holder created for the new challenge over at Craft for the Craic! As you know, I’m a guestie for the next little while and it’s the 2nd Birthday/Anniversary of this sweet Irish challenge blog. The theme for February is “Something with Two on it” which could be the number two, two mediums, two colors, etc.

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What better way to say Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary than with a gift card… a gift card in a cute little clutch purse! I’m using double-sided paper featuring orange and green which covers the ‘two’ needed for the challenge theme. I fashioned the envelope out of matching paper and cardstock.

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When I found this clutch purse cut file in the Silhouette store, I knew I had to have it! I see lots of these in my future – great for any occasion! They are super easy and really pack a powerful punch! :)

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Happy to enter this gift card holder into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog: #121 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Goes with option Add a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #268/269 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: February Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: K & Co. double-sided paper, GKD Tomato Soup cardstock
Accessories: Silhouette cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will consider linking up with us during February for the 2nd Birthday/Anniversary challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig