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. 

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, Onesie die set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, 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

Papercraft

celebrate

Hello, my crafty friends! Can you believe we’ve busted through the first week of June?! 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 absolutely thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you today!


I created a ‘new house’ card. I paired an awesome forest village die with a very cool stamp set and label die to complete the look. I began by creating a card base from thick white cardstock along with front and inside panels layered on green cardstock.

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I’m SO smitten with this die – it cuts beautifully! It was super easy to create a gorgeous white on white card with just a pop of color. I cut a ‘stencil’ from thick cardstock, placed it on the front panel, and used it to color in the rooftops and trees. I then adhered the die cut in place so the colors showed through the appropriate areas. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and cut it with a label die, then adhered it toward the bottom with foam tape.

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I kept the inside very simple with just a stamped sentiment in two colors of green ink on the layered panel.

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Here’s one more look… I’m really loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Old Olive cardstock
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping Little Phrases and Big Congrats stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink; Spectrum Noir- CG2, DG2, LY1, TB3, PP6, OR2
Dies/Punches: Poppy Stamps Forest Village die, Inspired By Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3

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

hello Sunshine

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a good week so far! This month’s Anything Goes With Dies Challenge! I’m happy to share another cat card in my ‘awesome’ series! These are right up my alley – hubby and I have eight feline fur babies and we couldn’t love them more!

This CAS design is so playful and fun, and super easy to mass produce to create a set of six or eight to give as a gift. So stay tuned… you’ll be seeing a few more in different colors AND a gift box!

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I cut a strip of striped paper and adhered it to the card base, rounded both lower corners and then ran it through the Big Shot with a criss-cross border die. I used my new favorite set of cat dies to cut some kitties from different colors of cardstock and placed them on the front of the card, and then stamped the sentiment.

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I decorated the inside with a strip of the striped paper and another kitty die cut, and then stamped the sentiment.

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One more look… super happy with this design. Sure do love the kitties!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick cardstock, Stampin’ Up Peekaboo Peach and So Saffron cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock scrap, Stampin’ Up Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack
Stamps: Paper Smooches Summer Lovin’ and Lovely Thoughts stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Impression Obsession Cats die set, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project using dies in our challenge this month! We 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

Happy Birthday to you

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend! This month’s Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

I created an adorable birthday card with a layered die cut cake with lots of dimension! So fun! The image in the Spellbinders stamp and die set that I used is nice and large. I stamped it in black ink and colored it with my dying and almost dry distress markers. I got the last little bit of color from several of them and then threw the whole container in the trash. Not sure what their life span is… I believe I bought the set of 50 back in 2012 so I’ve gotten six years’ use out of them. I hope that’s a good average, lol!

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I added shimmer to all the colored areas with a Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I then cut two background cake pieces and adhered them together, then cut all of the individual elements of the cake from textured cardstock and layered them together. I cut the candle from white cardstock and colored the flame with Spectrum Noir markers and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen. I layered the panel on aqua cardstock and adhered it to the card panel, then affixed the cake which has lots of dimension. :)

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For the inside, I stamped a fun ‘party’ sentiment and layered the panel on aqua cardstock.

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And here’s one more look… sure do love how this turned out! I’m sure I’ll be using this stamp and die set more in the future! Totally adorable!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Darice Premium Textured cardstock (aqua, cream, brown)
Stamps: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake Stamp & Die, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger Distress Markers- Broken China, English Mustard, Fired Brick; Spectrum Noir Markers- CT4, OR2; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Happy Birthday Cake Stamp & Die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a 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

hello, baby…

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week! This month’s Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is live and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you today!

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I created a super adorable baby card for my son and daughter-in-law who are expecting a baby girl next month! THIS Grammy is excited, lol! So I thought it only fitting to create something over-the-top cute!

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I used a new sleeping baby die set that I got a few weeks back. I cut all the pieces from thick white cardstock, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and then adhered them to a die cut stitched oval which I layered on a die cut stitched rectangle. The card base, rectangle and oval die cuts were cut from an A2 stitched scallop card base die set which I’ve had in my die stash for a while and just love.

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I cut a plain white stitched rectangle for the inside, stamped a sentiment in black ink and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

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One more look… love, love, love! Can’t wait for my sweet little granddaughter to arrive!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen 6×6 Rainbow Petite Prints paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Baby Bear stamp set
Ink: White StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS7, FS8, GB3, GB4, EB3, EB6, IG3, PP2, PP3, PP4, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Inc Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Cottage Cutz Baby Sleeping on Moon die set
Accessories:  TimHoltz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this baby card and will link up an anything goes project with us this month using dies! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig