Let It Snow

Hello again, my peeps! I mentioned in my last post that I set some time aside today to make a few cards (that are not design team projects, believe it or not), so I’m back with another one – this time for The Outlawz Crash Your Stash Challenge! The items to dig up from your stash this month are doilies! Our sponsor this month is Wink Wink Ink and I used the adorable Season’s Tweetings – Snowman With Little Bird digital image to make a Christmas card.

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I actually love doilies and have paper ones in several sizes and colors in my stash, plus several doily dies in assorted patterns. I love an aqua and hot pink color combo so that’s what I went with for this card even though they are very non-traditional Christmas colors. I printed the snowman image on shrink plastic and used my heat tool to shrink it to use as the focal image. I added gemstones to the doily for some wintery bling. The sentiment strip across the bottom was cut from patterned paper from the same pad as the aqua gingham background paper… from one of my all-time favorite paper pads!

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Here’s a close-up of the snowman. Isn’t he just the cutest guy ever?!

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I printed a digital sentiment for the inside and embellished the panel with another strip of the patterned paper and aqua cardstock used on the front.

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One more look… I’m so smitten with this image and design! It’s been a while since I played with shrink film and I really enjoyed myself… brought out the kid in me, lol!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Snow Buddies or Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes
613 Avenue Create: #232 – Anything Goes w/optional geometric papers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, American Crafts Taffy cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Wink Wink Ink Season’s Tweetings – Snowman With Little Bird digital image, Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas digital sentiment
Dies/Punches: Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry die, Sizzix Dotted Circles die
Accessories:  Grafix shrink film, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Let It Snow

12/19/19 Winner at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re enjoying some cool weather wherever you are! It’s almost Christmas – YAY! This month’s challenge launched this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #17 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I created an adorable Christmas card to add to my stash which features a nice warm pair of mittens with sparkly snowflakes! ;)

I pulled out a very cool paper stack from The Paper Studio called Four Seasons and Everything In Between and created my background from a pretty light teal gingham pattern. The coordinating paper featured a bunch of different Christmas sayings so I cut off a strip of Let It Snow which I placed across the bottom of the front panel.

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I adhered the Cottage Cutz Mittens die cut to an oval die cut and rotated it slightly. I thought the snowflakes on the mittens needed some ‘pizzazz’ so I paper-pieced some glitter pieces into them. I added some Neptune and Red Berry Crystal Drops to finish off the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front, then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches.

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One more look… loving how this turned out despite the smeared Red Berry Crystal Drops in one spot. That bottle was a little thicker than the others and the peak dropped to the left and a small smear resulted when I cleaned it up. Darn it – I sure didn’t want to re-make the entire front panel! We’ll just say it’s not a mistake but a happy accident, lol! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

Scrapping4fun Challenges: #154 – Winter
Sparkles Monthly Challenge Blog: #122 – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
The Outlawz Challenges: Festive Fridays November 29-December 12 (Christmas)
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper stack
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Mittens die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Neptune and Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Christmas is almost here! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Let it Snow

Hello, my crafty friends! Here we are, diving into the last month of the year! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you for LTSCB #116 – Season’s Greetings! We are being sponsored this month by DRS Designs and I used the super cute Vertical Let It Snow stamp. This was such a fun card to create and has been added to my Christmas card stash!

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I cut a bi-level card base, meaning the front flap is cut about an inch shorter than the back. I used a scallop edge punch and backed it with a piece of gold mirror cardstock that was also cut with the scallop edge punch. I used a clear sparkle overlay marker on the snowman to give him a little ‘snowy’ shimmer, and a snow marker with heat tool on the SNOW letters for a little ‘snowy’ interest.

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For the inside, I used a piece of brick wall patterned paper on the right side which shows when the card is closed. I printed a large digital sentiment and cut it with a dotted rectangle die and aligned it with the edge of the patterned paper.

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And one more look… I love how this turned out and hope that the recipient will love it, too!

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I’m happy to enter this fun Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #217 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
CAS on Friday: #147 – Make A Christmas Card
Crafting by Designs: November Get Ready For Christmas
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy: #155 – Anything Goes + Optional Christmas/December
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #81 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters To Santa paper pad
Stamps: DRS Designs Vertical Let It Snow stamp, Polkadoodles Winnie Winterland digital sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- BT1, BT2, GG4, GG5, OR2, DR2, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Marvy Snow Marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scalloped Edge Punch, Sizzix Dotted Square die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas/Winter project this month! And be sure to check out all the cool stamps at DRS Designs! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by  – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Let It Snow

** 12/5/18 Winner at Creative Inspirations! **

Hi everyone! Gosh, the time is just flying by… here we are in the middle of November! I shared a couple weeks ago that I’m guest designing for Polkadoodles for the next couple months, and I’m rapidly becoming a Polkadoodles addict, lol! A new challenge is live over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge and I’m super stoked to share my guest designer project for Week 46 – Anything Goes Challenge, a pretty winter blues card. I’m still adding to my Christmas card pile and this one will go out in the mail to a special person in a couple of weeks!

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I started with the totally adorable Snowballs and Snowmen – Winnie White Christmas image and heat embossed Iridescent Sparkle and then Clear over the entire image, trimmed it and rounded the edges. It’s layered multiple times on silver mirror cardstock, blue cardstock and two types of blue paper, one of them being Polkadoodles digital paper from the Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle. All corners were rounded for a smooth look.

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Here’s an angled shot in hopes that you can see all the snowy goodness on the image! That Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder is awesome! You can also see the bi-level card base – the front flap is cut about an inch shorter than the back. The sentiments are also from the Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle.

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I layered the inside sentiment on the blue Polkadoodles digital paper and layered a wide strip across the bottom so the blue shows when the card is closed. What fun this was and I love the way it turned out!

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I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #80 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #98 – Winter Time
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’: November Challenge
Classic Design Team Open Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #378 – Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: November Chill
Daisy Chain Challenges: #25 – Christmas/Winter
Di’s Digis Challenge – Include A Sentiment Challenge
DigiStamps4Joy: #154 – Anything Goes + Optional Add Ribbon or Lace (no option)
Let’s Craft and Create: #143 – Anything Goes + Option of Sketch (no option
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #202 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #26 Christmas
Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Marco’s Silver Mirror cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper, Polkadoodles blue digital paper from Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Stamps: Image from Polkadoodles Snowballs and Snowmen – Winnie White Christmas and sentiments from Winnie Winterland – Big Kahuna Digital Craft Download Bundle
Ink: Versarmark
Accessories:  Judi-Kins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Kadomaru Pro Corner Rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this week! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and digital images over at the Polkadoodles shop! OMG, you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Let it Snow

Hi everyone! I’m back yet again this morning, this time to showcase a guest designer project for the September Anything Goes challenge over at Your Scrapbook Place! One of my cards was a winner a few weeks back and the lovely Holley invited me to be a guestie for the next several challenges! Of course, I couldn’t say no, lol! We are being sponsored this month by Pickled Potpourri and I created a Double Fun Fold using the Christmas Window image. OMG, I’m so smitten! This was great fun! I was very happy to have Santa and his reindeer in my rubber stamp stash to compliment the image.

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The focal image on the front opens to the right to reveal a stamped sentiment on the tall panel beneath.

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Then the tall panel opens upward to reveal yet another stamped sentiment and cozy cabin image! How cute is this fold?! Love, love, love! Thanks, Dawn, for the inspiration! <3

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I’d love to enter this box card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: M for Make Your Mark
Crafty Gals Corner: #139 – Use Your Favorite Color(s) (green)
Day Dreamer Challenges: #2 – Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts Challenge Blog: #3 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #298/#299 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory and Grass Green cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection 6×6 papers
Stamps: Pickled Potpourri Christmas Window digital image, Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- LG3, LG5, CT4, TB4, IG4, IG6, EB1, EB2, DR2, PL3, Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangles
Accessories: Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed enjoyed this project today and will come over and link up with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun digis over at Pickled Potpourri! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig