Papercraft

life is full of wonderful

Hello crafty peeps! Gosh, the month of January has gotten away from us already! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project featuring a gorgeous image from the True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Bo Peep paper from Miss Muffet Paper Pack, Pixie Dust paper from Neverland Paper Pack, and sentiment from the Charming Words Collage Set. This is my last post for Gecko Galz and I’d like to shout out to Lee Ann and the rest of the team for having me along these last few months! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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Despite the complex look, this really was an easy card to put together. I love the colors in the background papers (which match her dress) and built the card elements and layers off the colors. The pop of gold really makes a hit.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped a fun quirky sentiment. :P

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And here’s one more look… very pleased with how this turned out. These images are so pretty!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #84 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #219 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Cards In Envy: Love Me or Love My Pet Card Challenge
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #498 – Love/Valentines
Crafting By Designs: Layer It Up
Creative Moments: #161 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: January Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #12 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo cardstock, Marco’s Gold Metallic Venicelux Paper, Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Gecko Galz Bo Peep paper from Miss Muffet Paper Pack, Gecko Galz Pixie Dust paper from Neverland Paper Pack, Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set
Stamps: STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Squared Squares die set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a ‘love’ project with us this month! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

je t’aime

Hi everyone! Here’s wishing you all a beautiful, crafty and prosperous New Year! A new challenge is live this morning over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the January Love Stories Customer Challenge!

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I created a pretty ‘I Love You’ card featuring a very sultry image from the Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, along with Pirates Lagoon and Pirates Life papers from Neverland Paper Pack, fussy-cut butterflies from Pretty Little Butterflies Collage Set, and sentiment from Charming Words Collage Set. All of the Gecko Galz products used are complimented by a variety of heart die cuts made from gold foil cardstock and a music border die cut embellished with tiny clear rhinestones.

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There’s kind of a funny story behind this card. Those who know me know that I’m a fun fold junkie… always looking for new folds to try, or reusing those I’m in love with. I think step cards are very cool and decided to try a double step card. Once finished, it just wouldn’t stand up right – it kept stretching out and laying flat. I double-checked and triple-checked my measurements and scorelines, and everything was correct according to the tutorial I watched. I wasn’t going to let it beat me, so I ended up adhering the steps closed on each side and adding some reinforcements and another score line!

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I also added a stamped panel inside.

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And it folds flat for mailing just like a regular step card. Despite the weird way I had to remake it, it turned out great and I’ll probably keep the instructions and make some more just like it! ;)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, Marco’s Gold Foil cardstock, GKD In The Navy and Charcoal Gray scraps, Gecko Galz Pirates Lagoon and Pirates Life papers from Neverland Paper Pack, Gecko Galz True Loves Kiss Collage Set, Gecko Galz Charming Words Collage Set, Gecko Galz Pretty Little Butterflies Collage Set 
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Ranger Chipped Sapphire and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and marker, Memento Rich Cocoa marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Love Notes die set, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die, CC Designs Music Border die
Accessories:  Darice Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a ‘love’ project with us this month! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

If the Tiara Fits (tag)

** 1/7/19 Top 3 at Creative Moments! **
** 1/13/19 Mixed Media Challenge Favorite at Happy Little Stampers! **

Hello, my crafty friends! A very Merry Christmas Eve to you all! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for the 24 Days of Deck The Halls which is going on December 2nd thru 25th! Be sure to check out the Gecko Galz blog to see all the amazing design team projects!

I created a fun mixed media tag using one of the Snow Queens images along with elements from the Library Cards, Time Flies and Charming Words Collage Sheets. I started by cutting the image with a stitched oval die and layering it a couple times on thick white cardstock, then adhering it to a slightly larger die cut and then some Foamies foam on the back.

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I tore the bottom off and inked the whole tag with the three shades of blue distress ink, then applied grit paste over the stencil on the top and right side of the tag. I adhered cork tape across the bottom and then a strip of a library card onto the cork tape. I then splattered opaque white pigment over the entire tag with a fan brush.

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I adhered two sections of a clock in the upper right corner and along the bottom left, and then the Tiara sentiment across the library card strip on the cork tape at the bottom. I adhered the layered focal image and tucked a heart applique under the edge. I glued a cluster of seed beads at the bottom and added a few gold sequins to finish it off.

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I’d love to enter this tag into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #82 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #181 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog: #45 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Moments: #159 – Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge: Winter Holidays
Happy Little Stampers: December Mixed Media Challenge – Fantasy
International Art & Soul: #48 – Add Some Sparkle
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #96 – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with option of White
Moving Along With The Times: #87 – Anything But A Card
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #231 – Anything Goes
The Happy Craft Challenge: December Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #366/367 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag
Stamps: Gecko Galz Snow Queens Collage Set, Library Cards Collage Set, Time Flies Collage Sheet and Charming Words Collage Sheet
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Copic Opaque White Pigment
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Grit paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil,  Fan Brush, Cork Tape, Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins and Marshmallow Seed Beads, Wild Orchid Crafts Crocheted Heart Applique, Dark Blue Ribbon Scrap, GKD Gold Cording

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tag today! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Snow Queen

** 12/7/18 Top 5 at QKR Stampede! **

Hi everyone! A brand new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for the December “Snow Queens” Customer Challenge!

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The Winter Release is here and I used an absolutely gorgeous image from the Snow Queens 2 Collage Sheet and Fairyland paper from the Neverland Paper Collection. What gorgeous blues, don’t you agree?!

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I layered the background paper on black cardstock and adhered it to the blue card base. I cut the image and the ‘snow queen’ name from the collage sheet. I applied Versamark over the entire image and then embossed it with Sparkle embossing powder and again with clear embossing powder to lock in the sparkle. I layered the image on black cardstock and again on silver mirror cardstock, adhered Foamies foam to the back, layered it on cream cardstock, and then adhered the piece to the background panel. I adhered the ‘snow queen’ name under the layered image.

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For the inside, I layered the cream panel on black cardstock, embellished it with a strip of the leftover paper from the front, and stamped a sentiment.

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Here’s one more look… you can just barely see the sparkle in the photo but it looks amazing in real life! Super happy with how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #217 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Card Mania Challenges: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: December Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December 2018 – Christmas
Crafting by Designs: November Get Ready For Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #58 – December Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: December It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #98 – Christmas
Creative Inspirations: November Chill
DigiStamps4Joy: #155 – Anything Goes + Optional Christmas/December
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
QKR Stampede: #324 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Christmas: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Pacific Point, Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, Gecko Galz Fairyland paper from the Neverland Paper Collection
Stamps: Gecko Galz Snow Queens 2 Collage Sheet, Stampin’ Up Versatile Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Light gray Darice Foamies foam, Hero Arts Sparkle and Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! And be sure to check out all the fun digital goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

all is calm, all is bright

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Hump Day to you… we’re already a week into November! Woo-hoo! Today is my Featured Post Day on the Gecko Galz blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project, a corner card, featuring an absolutely adorable image from Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set. I love me some fancy folds and this corner card is one that I particularly love because it’s easily displayed by the recipient.

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This is a super easy design. I layered the image on tan paper, then dark green paper, then ivory cardstock for stability. I rubbed the image to add to the vintage look. I then stamped the sentiment in StazOn ink and added a little shimmer to the pom-poms and mittens, and then set it aside. I cut panels from the embossed holly paper and layered them on the dark green paper, and then adhered them to the corner card base. The final step was attaching the image to the corner card base with two punched circles folded in half.

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Here’s an overhead shot so you can see the construction. Very cool!

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And one final shot of the card flattened and ready for mailing. Love it so much!

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Happy to enter this fun fold into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November Chill
Daisy Chain Challenges: #25 – Christmas/Winter
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #38 – Use A Sentiment

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters To Santa paper pad
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: StazOn Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a ‘jingle all the way’ project with us this month! And don’t forget to check out all the fun goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! I’ve had a blast this busy Thursday morning showcasing my design team projects and I appreciate you hanging with me! A new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the November Jingle All The Way Customer Challenge!

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I created a retro Christmas card in vintage colors featuring an i mage from Retro Christmas Collage Set as well as scrabble type letters from the Alter It Digital Collage Sheets, and I love how it turned out! I’m kind of vintage myself so anything retro really appeals to me, lol!

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I sponged a tiny bit of Antique Linen distress ink on the image to distress it a bit, embellished the tree limbs and ornaments with glitter pen, and then layered it on burgundy paper and glitter paper. I created a layered element from a coordinating patterned paper and adhered it to the background, and then layered the image on that. I fussy cut individual scrabble type letters spelling “Season’s” and covered them with Glossy Accents for a little interest, and when they were dry I adhered them vertically under the edge of the image. I used a few glitter gumdrops along the opposite edge.

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I decorated in the inside with a few leftover strips of gold, burgundy and patterned paper from the front, layered the panel, and then stamped a sentiment.

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One more look… very charming if I say so myself! ;)

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Proud to enter this vintage Christmas card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #11 – Christmas/Winter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Glimmer Paper, Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek Him 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set and Alter It Digital Collage Sheets; Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Spectrum Noir- IG8, Copic Black multi-liner pen
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, YNS Gold Glitter Gumdrops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And be sure to check out all the fun digital goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Tricks & Treats Blog Hop with Gecko Galz!

Hello everyone! A huge welcome to the Gecko Galz 8th Annual Blog Hop!

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My Blog is your 16th stop on our Tricks & Treats Blog Hop! We have 18 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have a free Gecko Galz collage sheet for you to download! The one here on my blog is “RETRO CUTIES!”

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit! On the last blog there will be a phrase for you to email back to Gecko Galz to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax and take your time to enjoy the hop!

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We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
— THIRD PRIZE is a $50 Shopping Spree!
— SECOND PRIZE is a $75 Shopping Spree with Gecko Galz!
— FIRST PRIZE is a Gecko Galz Shopping Spree for $100!
— And our GRAND PRIZE is ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz products!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each quarter, an ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection! This is a $150 value!

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First of all, you’ll need to visit all 18 blogs and leave a comment on each blog. This is important so we know you have visited all the blogs. Collect the phrase at the end of the hop – on the Fripperies and Butterflies blog there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2014@gmail.com. This enters you in the contest.

On October 31st the four winners will be randomly drawn and emailed, then the winning names will be posted on the Gecko Galz blog. For an extra chance to win, make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between October 26th and 30th, and your name goes in AGAIN for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win)!

Let me side-track you for a moment or three to share some TREATS with you! I created five super fun projects featuring images from the very awesome “Retro Cuties” Collage Sheet that I’m giving away here on my blog during this blog hop!

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/wish-upon-a-star/Leslie1

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/and-so-the-adventure-begins/Leslie2

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/amazing/Leslie3

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/retro-chic/Leslie4

https://lovetoscrap2.com/2018/10/26/celebrate-3/Leslie5

As a treat for participating in the hop and visiting my blog, please enjoy this free Gecko Galz “Retro Cuties” Collage Sheet!
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 Now have fun visiting each of these blogs!

Gecko Galz

Katie Lamb

Kelley Biser

Patti Fisher

Vicki Romaine

Cathy Norton

Margaret Ashby

Michele Storms

Laurie Davis

Cathy Frailey

Darlene Wright

Carole Jones

Ginny Maxam

Kasia

Gerri Herbst

Leslie Turner (you’re here!)

Amanda Hamilton

Leanne Seed

If you arrived here in the middle of the hop or if you are lost, click HERE to find your way back to the beginning – you don’t want to miss a thing! This is definitely one blog hop you can look forward to every year because everyone wins! Even if you’re not one of the prize winners, you still go home with a ton of amazing Gecko Galz collage sheets! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I sure hope you’re having a good time and collecting some awesome FREE Gecko Galz collage sheets! You have two more blogs to visit, so get going! See you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig