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

ATC · Papercraft

hello my friend

Hi everyone! The weekends sure do fly by – I hope you had a good one! 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 May ATC Challenge is Hello and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I created a coin this month, using a Fiskars 2-1/2″ round punch and two layers of thick Whisper White cardstock to create the coin base. I adhered two pieces of pretty coordinating patterned paper together and punched a circle to create the background.

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I used my favorite ‘hello’ die and cut two thick cardstock layers (which I adhered together) along with one layer from a third piece of the coordinating patterned papers that I adhered on top.

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I stamped the sentiment across the bottom in black ink and embossed it in clear embossing powder, and then adhered the layered die cut at an angle just above it. I added some gold sequins to complete the coin. Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Moonlight DSP stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Hello stamp set
Ink: Versamark
Dies/Punches: Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories:  Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Sweet Stamps black embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh Sunshine Glow sequins

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

ATC · Papercraft

I Love You

Hi everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! 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 March ATC Challenge is Hearts and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!


I created my first-ever coin and I’m loving the coin paired with the Hearts theme this month! I used two coordinating patterned papers, a couple die cuts and some tiny punched hearts.

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I colored the dots on the top portion of the coin with a Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I thought some shimmer would give this coin a little interest. I stamped ‘I Love You’ over the top of the stamped and die cut string of hearts, and then added a die cut arrow and a few tiny punched hearts.

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One final look… I’m really loving how this turned out. Not bad for a first attempt, eh?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White, Stampin’ Up 2018-2020 In Color 6×6 Designer Series Paper, DCWV Shimmer Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Strawberry Slush ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Love Notes thinlits dies, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch (tiny hearts)
Accessories: Tim Holtz stamp platform

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

 

 

 

ATC · Papercraft

with brave wings she flies

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good weekend! 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 February ATC Challenge is Stencils and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

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I created my ATC for this challenge from Chalkboard cardstock. I’ve had this in my stash for a couple years, actually, and this is only the second time I’ve used it. Don’t ask me why… it’s a pretty fun product, especially with chalk markers!

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I pounced white dye ink through the butterfly and ink splotch portion of the stencil and then spritzed Glimmer Mist over it to give it some gorgeous shimmery color. I applied dimensional paste with a spatula over two other areas of the stencil and let that dry.

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I created the sentiment on the computer, hand-cut the words and adhered them to the left side of the ATC, then outlined them with a purple chalk marker. The finishing touch were pink and yellow dots created with chalk markers. I sprayed a matte fixative over the entire ATC so nothing would rub off.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Darice All Chalked Up cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Marker; Sweet Stamps White Dye Ink; Bistro Chalk Markers- Purple, Pink and Orange, Tattered Angels Dragonfly Glimmer Mist
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage Stencil, DecoArt Dimensional Effects, Krylon Matte Fixative

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

ATC

You are a fabulous work of art

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a good week! I’m super stoked to share my first DT inspiration project for the Happy Little Stampers ATC Team! Yep, I joined the ATC Team in conjunction with the HLS Die Team! The theme for our January ATC Challenge is Vintage and we’d love to see what you create for our challenge this month!

I’ve only created a couple ATCs (yep, two to be exact, lol) so I’m thrilled to get some more practice under my belt! These are quite small in comparison – I usually create cards – so the ‘canvas space’ has to be adjusted accordingly. I have to say they are fun despite being challenging! ;)

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I cut the ATC (2.5″ x 3.5″) from 120# kraft cardstock and rounded the corners. I stamped a background over the top three-quarters with a flourish stamp in walnut stain distress ink and then stamped a dotted strip across the bottom one-quarter in gold ink which I stamped again in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then stamped little clusters of dots in picked raspberry distress ink randomly over the flourishes. I separated the stamped sections with pink and gold paper strips and added several pink Dot Sparklers to the pink strip. The little ballerina is a Tim Holtz Paperdoll, and I embellished her tutu with stamped Versamark and a sprinkling of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, and then set with a fixative. I heat embossed the ‘work of art’ sentiment to complete the ATC.

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And here’s one final look… I’m definitely happy with how this turned out! What a fun project – I know I’m going to totally love being on this new design team! :D

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I’d love to enter this ATC into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz: #87 – New Year, New Stash
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #59 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: January Challenge – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #329 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Marco’s Gold Venicelux cardstock scrap, Valspar Brown Cherry paint card
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Timeless Textures and Work of Art stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Picked Raspberry distress ink, Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Krylon Fixative, Pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers, Ranger Black Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a vintage ATC with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig