mixed media · Papercraft

Hello Beautiful

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

I created a pretty mixed media friendship card featuring the emboss resist technique with white heat embossing and inked background on the front and stamping on the inside.

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I cut the card base with the largest die in the set. Then I stamped the background in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. Then the emboss resist fun began. I inked the background in graduating colors of distress inks, starting with the darkest at the top, and overlapping each color slightly as I went down the panel. I cut the panel with the second largest die in the set and traced around the outside of it on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. I did the same technique for the sentiment layer and turned it sideways on the front of the panel. I cut the sentiment from shimmer cardstock and added a Tim Holtz metallic sentiment sticker. The final touch was a few drops of Crystal Drops.

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After cutting the inside panel, I used the same technique of tracing around the second largest die in the set on the back of a piece of coordinating cardstock (which I fussy cut) to get a slightly larger layer. Then I stamped the sentiment from Clarity Stamp.

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One more peek… I really love how this card turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack, The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Spice Market Deco background stamp, Clarity Stamp Line Writing Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark; Ranger fired brick, barn door, rusty hinge fossilized amber distress inks; Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Ruth Create-A-Card die set, Crafter’s Companion Gemini Opulent Swirls die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Tim Holtz Quotations Metallic Stickers, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

celebrate!

12/14/19 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I created a somewhat CAS and very colorful birthday card featuring the Kensington Branch die from Memory Box as the focal image.


I cut the branch from white cardstock and colored the branch itself with green alcohol marker. I ran the die through the machine again with squares of pink, blue and yellow shimmer cardstock behind the butterflies, and then adhered them to the main die cut. I ran the die through the machine one final time with small squares of light blue shimmer cardstock behind the little flowers, and adhered them to the main die cut. I used matching alcohol markers to run around the edges of all the elements on the branch.

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I stamped the sentiment in dark green ink in the lower right corner, adhered the embellished branch die cut to the card front, and then added tiny white flat-back pearls to the centers of the flowers.

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I embellished the inside panel with strips of shimmer cardstock and stamped the sentiment.

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One more look… I’m really loving how this turned out! So pretty!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Birthday)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #416/417 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio white cardstock, DCWV shimmer cardstock stack
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings
Ink: Studio 71- YG7, Y9, B2, R17, BG14; Stampin’ Up Mossy Meadow ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Kensington Branch die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Thank You

Hello, my crafty friends! This week is nearing the end and I hope it’s been a good one for you! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I created a pretty thank you card featuring a sentiment die cut on a large trellis frame background die cut.


I created two trellis frame die cuts to cover the card base – first a dark teal layer and then an ivory layer on top for a little tone-on-tone interest.

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I created two ivory sentiment die cuts and layered them together, and then a dark teal layer on top for some dimension. I placed a tiny clear rhinestone in the center of each diamond aperture and added two Prima flowers.

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I layered the inside panel on dark teal and stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

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And one more look… this really turned out nice and the teal really pops on the ivory!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: November Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #153 – Anything Goes + option Thank You
The Paper Funday Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes with twist of Thanksgiving

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Vanilla and Cascade cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Heartfelt Sayings stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Island Indigo ink
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die, WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny clear rhinestones, Prima flowers

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

A little note to say

10/14/19 Honorary Mention at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a good week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I created a super adorable get well card featuring an awesome window die set that I’ve had in my stash for several years and have never gotten around to using. Not sure how that happened, lol! I also used a teacup and flowers die (minus the teacup) to create all the flowers in the flower box under the window.

I’m so smitten! These Diemond Dies were fantastic to work with (they cut like butter) and I can’t believe how easy this card went together. I lucked out by having one piece of red brick paper left in my stash – in a Christmas paper pack, no less!

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I used the Cottage Cutz Teacup & Flowers die a few weeks back for another DT inspiration project so I knew I wanted to use the flower part of the die for the flower box on this card. So fun! I stamped the sentiment at the top of the window in StazOn Jet Black ink, as the silver cardstock is metallic and has a sheen to it. I added paper with a small and dainty print behind the window to resemble wall paper in the house. ;)

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the brick paper and a thin strip of the yellow cardstock used for this panel, then I stamped the sentiment which is a continuation of the sentiment on the front.

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One more look… did I tell you how much I love this card?! Super fun. I hope it brings a smile to someone who is a little under the weather. ;)

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #6 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper October Challenge
Creative Moments: #178 – Anything Goes
DL.Art: October Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #115 – Anything Goes
Lets Craft and Create: #152 – Anything Goes + option of Colors of Fall
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #1940 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Marco’s Metallic Silver cardstock; GKD Charcoal Brown, Cranberry Tart, Tomato Soup, Sweet Mango and Sweet Corn cardstock; KaiserCraft Letters to Santa paper pad; K & Co. Essentials Dark Designer paper pad
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Pretty Posies stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Diemond Dies Window Die Set, Cottage Cutz Teacup & Flowers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

OH BABY! Card Set (4)

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you have a great week coming up! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!


I created an adorable set of four baby welcoming cards using a super cute baby onesie die set complete with different elements to go on front of the onesies. I cut multiples of each element and layered them together for dimension, then colored them with alcohol markers and sparkle overlay marker. Each card features a stitched patterned rectangle die cut and a stitched pearlized oval die cut in a different color, and a few tiny white flat-back pearls. The card bases and front and inside sentiments are the same on each card.

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First up is a pink version with a giraffe.

 Next up we have a green version with an elephant.

And next we have a blue version with a sailboat. 

And finally we have a yellow version with a duck. 

I’d love to enter this adorable set of cards into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #293 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #107 – For A Child
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafty Animals: #30 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #20 – Birds and Beasts
Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, My Favorite Things Sweet Celebration 6×6 paper pack, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastel cardstock
Stamps: Paper Pretties Oh Baby stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- F8, TB2, TB5, CT2, OR1, LG4; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker; Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: PaperTrey Ink Noted Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Frantic Stamper Onesie die set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice white flat-back pearls

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

What A Finish!

Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a great week! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today! I was commissioned by a co-worker to create a baby card for her race-car-driving friend who is expecting a baby boy this month, and the Cottage Cutz Baby Sleeping On Moon die set paired with a digital finish line flag definitely fit the bill!


I cut all the baby, moon and cloud elements from thick white cardstock and colored them with Studio 71 alcohol markers. I cut out the flag and created a pole for it. Then I stamped the sentiment with the Stampin’ Up Alphabet Labeler stamp set, trimmed the strip of cardstock and embellished it with some skinny Washi Tape.

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I created a background panel with blue cardstock layered on black, and added the flag. I pieced together the baby on the moon and strategically placed it on the flag, then placed the stars and clouds in the background. The final touch was adding the sentiment across the bottom.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock used on the front and then stamped the sentiment. I added a small stitched heart die cut.

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One more look… I’m so smitten with this die set and I love how this card turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Cut Black cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided Textured cardstock, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Alphabet Labeler stamp set, Leave Memories With One Stamp stamp set, digital finish line flag
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- B1, B4, E10, E14, E16, E18, N3, Y9, Y12, R2; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Baby Sleeping on Moon die set, Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

you are appreciated

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! This month’s Anything Goes with Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today, a thank you card featuring a six-layer die cut with a stained glass effect. So pretty!

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card! This was actually only my second attempt at the stained glass effect. The first card I created used a different die and color scheme which I showcased several weeks ago for a different design team. ;)

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I cut the flower and bud in shades of pink and the leaves in three different shades of green, placed all the die cut pieces into the negative spaces, and then added Glossy Accents, glitter and another coat of Glossy Accents. I added five more die cut outline layers to build the design, layered the panel on green cardstock and adhered it to the card base, then stamped the sentiment in green ink.

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I decorated the inside panel with two strips of skinny Washi Tape, stamped the sentiment, and then layered the panel on the green cardstock.

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Here’s another look…

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And one more super close-up to see the dimension. I’m so smitten with this technique and I l-o-v-e how this card turned out! Squeal! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green cardstock, The Paper Studio White cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Adorable Array die
Accessories:  Stick-It Adhesive Sheet, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig