Papercraft

Reindeer Merry Christmas

Hello, my crafty friends! Well, today is my last post for my guest design gig over at Crafty Catz, and I have to say I’ve really enjoyed myself this month! Thanks you, ladies, for having me along! Our theme this week is Winter Colors and we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps, so come on over and play! I created another Christmas card for my stash which I’m getting ready to mail out next week.

I colored the adorable Reindeer Blocks image in Spectrum Noir wintery blues and then used traditional Christmas colors for the rest of my clean and simple card.

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I used some red glitter paper from a new DCWV Washi Tape stack I just bought and have fallen in love! The foil and glitter paper in this stack is amazing! I’ve been on a gingham paper kick and thought some green would look great on this as well. I dug through my button stash and found the perfect red heart button which I paired with some white bamboo cord.

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I kept the inside super simple and just stamped a Christmas sentiment in black ink.

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’: November Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #355 – Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #59 – Christmas Animals
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #14 – Christmas
Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Traditional Colors of Red and Green
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #310/311 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #28 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Wash Tape Glitter & Foil Basics, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- JG5, TB2, DR2, DR5, GB8, GB10
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, red heart button, Hemptique White Bamboo cord, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this week! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

winter wishes

** 12/15/17 Highly Commended Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Another fun challenge is launching over at Crafty Catz and I’m popping in this morning with a guest designer project! The theme this week is Sparkle N Shine and our sponsor is Polkadoodles, so come on over and play with us!

I purchased this adorable image, Christmas Shopping – Winnie White Christmas, for my stash and couldn’t wait to use it! I don’t often use pre-colored images but this one was just too perfect to pass up! I cut the image with a double-stitched square die. You can’t tell in the photo, but I used Versamark and Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder on the entire surface of the image to create a very special wintery sparkle.

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I chose a pretty blue gingham paper for the background, along with some glitter cardstock and several different die cuts to embellish this adorable focal image. I stamped a sentiment in black ink and cut it with a fishtail die. I finished the front with a double loop bow created from beautiful wrinkled ribbon.

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For the inside, I stamped a simple sentiment on a panel layered on blue cardstock. I’m so loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #14 – Christmas
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #28 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter Stack, Doodlebug Design 6×6 gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Polkadoodles Christmas Shopping – Winnie White Christmas digital image; Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Double-Stitched Square STAX and Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip dies; Spellbinders Postage Stamps and Classic Scalloped Squares dies
Accessories:  Ranger Bridal Tinsel Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Prairie Bird Boutique blue wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a sparkly and shiny project with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

you’re tea-riffic!

Hello, friends! Happy Friday! Well, only about 44 more sleeps before the jolly man in the red suit makes his appearance! Such a wonderful time of year! I mentioned last week that I am guesting for Crafty Catz this month and I’m happy to share my GD inspiration project for our challenge this week – Anything Goes with a twist of No Patterned Paper! Our sponsor is Time for Tea Designs so come on over and play for a chance to win some images!

I thought ‘outside the box” with a tea-themed CAS card and no patterned paper! I didn’t use a sponsor image but rather a rubber stamp and coordinating die. I stamped the stacked teacups in black ink on thick white cardstock, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and cut them with the die. I then cut four more from the thick white cardstock and layered them all together.

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I stamped the sentiment on a thick white cardstock card base, adhered the teacups and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops. I’m really loving my CAS these days!

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I stamped the inside sentiment on thick white cardstock and cut it with a stitched mini scallop die, and adhered it to a panel layered on purple cardstock.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Stams & Die Set: Taylored Expressions Tea-riffic stamp set and die
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TB3, TB4, BT4, PP2, HB3
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Crushed Grapes Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come over and play with us this week! We’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun digital images at Time for Tea Designs! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Thank you beary much.

Hello, crafty friends! I’m happy to share that I’m guest designing for Crafty Catz this month! The theme this week is Anything Goes with a twist of Bear-tastic so I pulled out my Stampin’ Up Baby Bear stamp set to create this adorable thank you card. This multi-step stamp set is one of my favorites because this bear is so stinkin’ cute! I could just squeeze it, lol! ;)

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I had a ball making this. I was in a purple kind of mood and this card just made me smile. I used purple glitter paper. I gave this sweet girl bear a purple pearl necklace and decorated the background with purple die cuts and bling.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment. I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Marco’s Wild Pansy Grass Cloth cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack, Doodlebug Design dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Baby Bear stamp set
Ink: Ranger Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Mixed Media die, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B dies, Sizzix Borders die
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, White fun foam, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones, Doodlebug Designs flat-back pearls, Nuvo Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a bear project with us this week! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig