Papercraft

a day all about you

Hello, crafty peeps! I’m back with my fifth and final post of the day. Enough, you say, lol! Our May House of Cards challenge went live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Add Sequins and/or Colors! You know me… I love me some color and I love me some sequins – so this inspiration photo is some kind of wonderful! LOL!

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This is my last post for House of Cards and before I get on with my project, I’d like to thank Mynn and rest of the DT for putting up with me for the last year and a half – I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself! For this challenge, I created a fun birthday card using these adorable Elizabeth Craft Designs candle dies that I’ve had in my stash forever and have never used. Not sure how that happened… they are so much fun! I also used up a few scraps which is always a good thing!

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I added just a few sequins, and also added a little shimmer to the candle flames with a SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker.

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I stamped the sentiment on the inside and layered the panel on yellow and then green cardstock. Love how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania: #92 – Life is Colorful
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #14 – Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: May Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SN Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock; SU Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Wild Wasabi scraps
Stamps: SU Birthday Blossoms stamp set
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise ink, SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: Elizabeth Craft Designs Candles dies
Accessories: Doodlebug Designs sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! Can’t wait to see your creation with sequins and/or colors in the photo! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Clutch Purse w/ Set of Note Cards

Hi everyone! I’m back with another post on this fine April Fool’s Day. The April House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Feathers and/or Colors! How’s this for an inspiration photo… gorgeous, or what?! :)

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I created a little clutch purse with a set of four note cards. I can’t tell you how much fun this was! My inspiration came from a YouTube video HERE. Pre-made 5″ x 3-1/2″ card bases and envelopes, slightly smaller than the standard A2 size, were used in the video. I always put my own spin on projects that inspire me. I cut my own card bases and made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board. I put glitter cardstock ‘trim’ on the flap which matches the strip on the cards.

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The double-sided paper, cardstock and ink are all from Stampin’ Up! I created a stamped and punched flower for the front, and tucked a piece of cheesecloth (dyed with diluted Color Wash to match the paper and cardstock) behind the flower. I put the magnets for the closure between the flap layers so they aren’t seen.

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The clutch opens up to reveal a set of four feathered note cards with envelopes. Love, love, love!

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This is a close-up of one of the note cards which are blank on the inside. I embellished the fronts with four tiny clear rhinestones and a strip of glitter cardstock that matches the paper and cardstock.

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Would love to enter this set into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #344 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #244 – Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge: Week #13 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #364 – Anything Goes with optional twist of “Add Metal” (no twist)
Crafty Creations Challenges: #338 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #54 – B is for… (blue, blossom)
Crafty Gals Corner: #116 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: April Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #125 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #237 – Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Foliage & lowers
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: April Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #276/277 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock, SU Garden Green and Crushed Curry cardstock scraps, SU Subtles DSP stack, DCWV Glitzy Pastels stack
Stamps: GKD Stamper’s Favorites stamp set
Ink: SN Crystal Clear Sparkle marker
Dies/Punches: SU Blossom Builder punch, SU 3/4″ Circle punch
Accessories: SU Rhinestones, cheesecloth, Denim Adirondack Color Wash (diluted), WRMK Envelope Punch Board

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found some inspiration to play in our challenge this month! We’d love to see your feathers and/or colors! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

just because

** 4/1/17 Special Mention at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog! **
** 4/1/17 Top 3 at Your Scrapbook Place! **
** 4/6/17 Spotlight at Crafting By Designs! **

Hi everyone! The March House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for Make A Scene and/or Colors! Come on over and play – we’d love to see what you create! I absolutely love this inspiration photo! This just screams ‘Spring’ to me!

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I created a friendship card using the mirror stamping technique. First time I’ve ever done this and I have to admit I was a little nervous, but love how it turned out! I would love to have been able to add some ducks floating in my pond but I didn’t have any duck stamps small enough. ;)

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After stamping the trees, I sponged the sky using both shades of blue, some pink and some yellow, then the grass shoreline using two shades of green, and finally the pond the two shades of blue. I used all of the colors in the inspiration photo and added pink. :)

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I kept the inside fairly simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #39 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #3 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: March Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #336 – Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge: Week #9 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #123 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #36 – Anything Goes
Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog: March Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #272/273 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #185 – Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the colors this time)

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: 
SU Very Vanilla and Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: SU Lovely As A Tree and A Dozen Thoughts stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy; Ranger Distress Inks- Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed; SN marker- EB2
Accessories: Ranger round ink blending tool, Midnight Blue Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our ‘Make A Scene’ challenge this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! I’m back with my final post today and a super fun project to share with you! The February House of Cards challenge is live this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for Love Theme and/or Colors! What a gorgeous color palette!

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I created a paper bag card and envelope! Yep, I used two of those little kraft lunch bags, lol! So much fun! I chose several coordinating Stampin’ Up! papers and inked all the pieces with Antique Linen distress ink.

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All the hearts on this paper piece were colored with clear sparkle marker and then with Glossy Accents. I tied a bow on a white heart-shaped button with gold metallic thread and adhered it to the front.

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I created a tag to tuck into the slot on the front, and repetitively stamped the ‘now and forever’ sentiment along with some small hearts in three inks matching the papers.

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The inside features an inlaid die cut with a little stamping.

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Here’s one final shot of the closed card and back side of the envelope which features a stamped and punched heart. Really loving how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this paper bag card and envelope into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #37 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2 – Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog: Week 400 – Let’s Celebrate
artbymiran Challenge: #76 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #235 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #66 – Add A Heart
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: February Anything Goes
Crafts Encore Galore Challenge Blog: February Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #18 – Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Stacked With Love DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Groovy Love stamp set; Paper Smooches Delightful Greetings, Word Salad, Simply Said and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe ink; Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Love Word 2 die
Accessories: Kraft lunch bags, Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart punch, MISTI, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve found a little inspiration to create a project for our challenge this month – can’t wait to see whether you create a love-themed project or use the colors, or both! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig