9/10/20 Top 3 at Cardz 4 Galz!
9/22/20 Top 5 at Try it on Tuesday!

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re headed into September already?! I keep saying it’ll be Christmas before we know it… and you know I’m right! Our new CutCardStock DT term starts today and I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring Curious Metallic Gold Leaf and CCS Gold Glitter cardstock! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a note card – and this is not your ordinary note card! This note card features a gold starburst background!

I sure had fun with this! I created an A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with an extra panel for the front and two panels for the inside. I cut strips between 3″ and 5″ long from CCS Gold Glitter cardstock and Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock. The width of the strips for this background can be 1/2″, 3/4″ or 1″ depending on the size of your card. I used 3/4″ wide strips for this note card. I cut each strip in half diagonally, from top right down to bottom left.

Adhering the strips to the panel is absolutely the most fun part of this card! I started at about 10 o’clock and worked my way around the panel in a counter-clockwise fashion, leaving a very thin border between the strips. I then die cut a stitched oval to cover the ends, adhered a die cut sentiment to the oval, and trimmed the right side of the oval even with the right side of the panel. I adhered the panel to the card base and added a few tiny gold flat-back pearls.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the gold glitter and the gold leaf cardstock, then layered the panel onto another ivory panel for some tone-on-tone interest. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card base and left it blank to write a custom message.

And one more peek… sure am loving how this turned out! So elegant!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #129 – Just Saying Hello
3. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
5. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes
7. Your Scrapbook Place: September Anything Goes

CutCardStock products used:
Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
CCS Gold Glitter 74# cardstock
Curious Metallic Gold Leaf 92# cardstock

Other products used:
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Gemini Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Flourish with a Bling Antique Gold flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! I’m sharing a super cute ‘just because’ card I created to enter into the January Outlawz Freebie/Progressive Challenge. As a perk for joining the challenge, participants receive a free sponsor digi to create with each month. Bugaboo Digi Stamps is our sponsor this month and I received Chibi Flowerpot Peeker – how stinkin’ cute is she?! You ought to check out The Outlawz Challenges – lots of challenges to enter and lots of fun going on!


I colored the image with my Bic Mark-It markers, cut it with a stitched circle die and layered it on a die cut doily. I cut the ‘Hello’ sentiment three times and layered them for a little dimension. I created some triangle corners and added some gemstones around the doily to finish the front.


I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and added a layered digital sentiment.


And one more peek… love how this turned out! I’m such a sucker for Bugaboo images!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Tomato Soup cardstock, American Crafts Charcoal cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Chibi Flowerpot Peeker, Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Tiki Hut Tan, Peach Parfait, Rambunctious Red, Margarita Green, Sunset Orange, Fandango Pink, Woodsy Brown, Honey Brown, Cloud Nine Grey, Blue Skies Blue
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Cheery Lynn Designs English Tea Party die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice orange gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this sweet card and will consider joining the fun at The Outlawz Challenges – a fun time is guaranteed! And be sure to check out all the fun digital stamps at Bugaboo Digi Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Hero Arts Peacock hello

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – hope you’ve had a good week! Today is my post day on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set, Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks and Versamark. I’ve created an all-occasion card in one of my (many) favorite color combos of blue and green, and this card could be used for birthday, encouragement or just because. These color layering stamps and accompanying sentiments are amazing!

Before I get to my project details, we’ve had quite a few of the Hero Arts color layering stamp sets sell out recently and this was one of them. I work ahead and had this card made prior to this stamp set selling out, but I have good news – you can special order it at no extra cost when you order your other Hero Arts stamps from a2Z Scrapbooking!


I created the background by stamping a peacock feather and several swirl designs in Versamark randomly over a piece of green cardstock which I layered on silver mirror cardstock. It’s been a long while since I’ve used Versamark as a watermark and I really like the look! Next, for the focal image, I stamped the peacock and simple sentiment on white cardstock, trimmed it and layered it on silver mirror cardstock and then on a navy blue panel with a scallop border on each side. I centered this on the watermark background and then adhered the panel to the card base.


I decorated the inside panel with two narrow strips of navy blue cardstock, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on green cardstock. I’m really loving how this turned out!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #162 – Fave Color Combo (blue and green)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #170 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: #47 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #25 – Anything Goes

a2z Scrapbooking products used:
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Peacock stamp set (special order at no extra cost)
Ink: Hero Arts Peacock Layering Inks, Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White, Night of Navy and Garden Green cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scallop Border Punch

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Remember, our challenge is Bright and Beautiful this month and we’d love to see your project using Hero Arts products! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store! AND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Woot-woot! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,


Hello, happy crafters! Hope you’ve had an awesome week! It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft For The Craic! I’m excited to share my GD inspiration project for the August Include a Triangle Shape challenge! I was in a ‘pink’ kind of mood and created a very feminine and flowery friendship card.


Most of the supplies I used on this are from Stampin’ Up! – cardstock, paper, ink, punches and rhinestones. The gorgeous doily is a Cheery Lynn die and so much classier than most pre-cut doilies. I just got the Tim Holtz Tag Press that I was anxious to use, and I love it! The little bouquet of flowers is also a TH product that is new in my stash. :)


I decorated in the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and cardstock from the front and stamped a simple sentiment on the layered panel. I’m really happy with how this turned out. :)


Proud to enter this girly friendship card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz: #53 – Pretty Pastels
Crafting By Designs: August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #2 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #86 – Use a Sentiment Instead of an Image
QKR Stampede: #255 – Anything Goes or Make It Humorous
The Crafty Addicts: #39 – Anything Goes w/option of Girly
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #294/295 – Anything  Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes

 SU Thick White, regular White, Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock, SU Love Blossoms DSP
SU A Dozen Thoughts stamp set
Ink: SU Rose Red ink
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn French Pastry die, SU 1-1/4″ circle punch, SU 1-3/4″ scalloped circle punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ scalloped circle punch
Accessories: Tim Holtz Tag Press and 1-1/4″ Ring, Tim Holtz Bouquet Flowers, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, SU Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project this month that includes a triangle shape! That’s a pretty simple challenge, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,