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!

HLS AG with Dies Badge

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!

HLS AG with Dies Badge

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

Papercraft

happy Birthday wishes

Hello, my crafty 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!

HLS AG with Dies Badge

I used the Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set along with a Sizzix Dotted Ovals die for my project this month. I looked at my dwindling stash of birthday cards and decided that a pretty birthday card was in order. I cut the card base from Whisper White cardstock and the layer from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

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I have a huge stash of digital images I’ve never used and have vowed to use some of them in this new year. I chose the purple version of Fred She Said’s Lenten Roses for the focal image and cut it with the dotted ovals die. I added some Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker to the leaves of the flowers for a little shimmer and they look gorgeous! I’m so smitten!

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For the inside, I cut a Rich Razzleberry layer and then a white layer, and stamped a simple sentiment.

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And here’s another look… I’m in love with this one! Very happy with the result!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Stamps: Fred She Said Lenten Roses (purple version), Stampin’ Up Petite Pairs and Birthday Blossoms stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire ‘Ruth’ Create-A-Card die set, Sizzix Dotted Ovals die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s 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

Have a Purrrfect day

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a good week! The January Anything Goes With Dies Challenge is live over at Happy Little Stampers! Several weeks ago I was invited to join the HLS Die Team and of course I said yes… I have a ton of dies that have gotten pretty lonely not being used, lol! So needless to say, I’m absolutely thrilled to share my first HLS DT inspiration project with you today!

HLS AG with Dies Badge

I’ve decided to create a set of ‘awesome’ cat cards (as you’ll see by the inside sentiment) and this card is the first in the series. It features some adorable cat die cuts created with a new set of dies as well as a stitched border on some pretty patterned paper. So stay tuned for a few more!

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I cut a strip of some awesome cheetah print paper which I adhered to the bottom front of the card base, rounded the corners and ran it through my Big Shot with a plain stitched border die across the top edge of the patterned paper. I created some cat die cuts and affixed three of them to the front, and then stamped a sentiment.

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I decorated the inside with a coordinating piece of patterned paper, stamped the ‘awesome’ sentiment and affixed another cat die cut.

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Here’s one more look… so adorable! Can’t wait for the next one!

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I’m happy to enter this card 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
Alphabet Challenge Blog: U for Use Some Stitching-Real or Faux
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
International Art & Soul: #49 – Cats and/or Dogs
QKR Stampede: #329 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White thick cardstock, Stampin’ Up Go Wild DSP Stack, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock scrap
Stamps: Paper Smooches Nine Lives 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 this card and will consider linking 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