Papercraft

believe

Hi everyone! Well, this weekend is about over – hope you’ve had a fun one! This month’s challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #41 – December Anything Goes! I created an awesome Christmas card to add to my stash featuring the amazing Tim Holtz Ice Skates die. I absolutely love this die and CASE’d my own design from a few months back that I created for another design team. If you’re interested, you can see it HERE.

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I used a pretty plaid embossing folder for the background and lightly sanded it while it was still in the folder. I added red glitter Washi Tape and gold Skinny Washi Tape, along with two shiny red Candi Minis and two awesome Tim Holtz ice skate die cuts. I lightly inked the edges of the ice skates to make them look worn, colored the heels black and painted the blades with a silver metallic paint marker, and laced them up with cord. I cut three ivory ‘believe’ die cuts and one red die cut for a tone-on-tone look, and layered them all together.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of red cardstock and stamped the inside sentiment which is from Unity Stamps.

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One more look… love, love, love! Can’t wait to send this one! ;)

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I’d love 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)
Through The Craft Room Door: Anything Goes Week of 11/26/19
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #414/415 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection, GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, American Crafts Crimson cardstock
Stamps: Unity Stamps Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Ranger Black Soot distress ink, Studio 71- N10; Marvy Uchida Silver Metallic pain marker, Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Alterations Ice Skates die, Sizzix Alterations Script Holiday Words die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hemptique off-white cord, Sizzix Texture Fades Plaid embossing folder, sanding block, Peachy Cheap red glitter Washi Tape, Me & My Big Ideas gold Skinny Washi Tape, MISTI stamp positioner, shiny red Candi Minis

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

With Deepest Sympathy

11/30/19 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi friends! Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #40 – November Anything Goes! I created a sympathy card in kraft and black, which is one of my all-time favorite color combos. I think I’ve mentioned before that you can pair just about any color with kraft and get a gorgeous result. This is the second sympathy card I’ve created using the triple layer stamping technique and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

Leslie

I cut three kraft layers in graduating sizes, then I cut the mats for each and cut the card base from black cardstock. I positioned the kraft layers and stamped the large dahlia covering the background and then matted the stamped layers on the black cardstock pieces, adhered them together and then adhered the panel to card base. I stamped the sentiment on kraft and punched it with an oval punch, then layered it on a punched scalloped oval and adhered it in the center. I finished the front with three square gemstones.

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I stamped the dahlia in the lower left corner of the inside kraft panel and then stamped the sentiment, and embellished the top of the panel with a leftover strip of black cardstock.

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One more look… so loving this. I really don’t create many sympathy cards but I’m really pleased with how this turned out.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: November challenge – Hand Stamped
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Definitely Dahlia stamp, Dare 2B Artzy Wishing You Comfort stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up large oval punch, Marvy Uchida scalloped oval punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice Finishing Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Tissue Box Holder

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Tuesday! It’s time for a new challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project with you for LTCCB #39 – October Anything Goes! I created a tissue box holder covered with gorgeous digital papers from the Ephemoire Etsy store! I designed this to hang horizontally on the wall with two Command Strips on the back.

Leslie

This was a breeze to make – took me about an hour from start to finish. I plan to make another one for our bathroom using earth tone papers. The base is 120# kraft cardstock and I printed the digital papers on 60# paper.

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One more look from overhead… so pretty! I did not write down the measurements for this tissue box holder, but I will write them down for the next one I make and will post them on my Freebies page, so stay tuned!

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Happy to enter this tissue box holder into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #20 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, Ephemoire Pretty In Pink letter size digital papers
Accessories:  Command Strips

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

great things take time

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – hope you are kick-starting your week with some good crafting! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #38 – September Anything Goes! I created an awesome encouragement card using a clock background that I had out for another project a few weeks back. Can you tell I love this stamp?!

Leslie

This was a super easy card. I stamped the background on kraft paper, trimmed it, and layered it on black cardstock. I added some very thin strips of black cardstock across the top and bottom, which I allowed to extend out into the right and left margins for a little interest. I layered the panel again on kraft paper and adhered it to a black card base. The front and inside sentiments are Tim Holtz sentiment stickers.

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I embellished the inside kraft paper panel with leftover strips of black cardstock, and affixed a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker.

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One more look… I’m so smitten! This would be a great design to mass produce for a set of cards to give as a gift. Hmmmm…

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking September Challenge: Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Rainbow Card Challenge: #9 – Beautiful Brown

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Stamps: Papermania Beautiful-Time Pieces stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71 alcohol marker- E2
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Tim Holtz idea-ology Small Talk sentiment stickers, Darice black rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this super easy card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Laundry counted cross-stitch

Hi everyone! Happy August 1st – it should be about time for the weather to start cooling off! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog, and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #37 – August Anything Goes! I created the most adorable laundry room wall hanging! OMG!

Leslie

I picked up this counted cross-stitch kit almost a year and a half ago, and it had been laying in my studio, so I decided to make it. It had been a very (very) long time since I did any counted cross-stitch, but I remembered how easy it was to do. The kit contained the cloth, all the colors of thread and the hoop, and I added the bow at the top.

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One more look… so glad I finally got around to making this! I just love it!

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Products used:
Dimensions counted cross-stitch kit
Ribbon from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Just A Little Note

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge is live over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration with you today for LTCCB #36 – July Anything Goes! ! I created an awesome set of 16 note cards using a One Sheet Wonder template from a very talented lady HERE. This is the largest set of note cards I’ve ever made and they are for my sister. She’s very active in her church and frequently sends cards to shut-ins and church members otherwise unable to get out, so I think these will be put to good use. ;)

Leslie

I really enjoyed using the One Sheet Wonder template and cut two patterned papers which yielded 16 cards. I used a green and yellow color combo which I think turned out really nice. The background piece for each card was layered on green cardstock and one scalloped edge punched from yellow cardstock layered beneath that. The sentiment was stamped on the yellow cardstock, punched with a circle punch and layered on a scalloped circle punch, then adhered to a double-ended flag. The style is basically the same for all the cards which kept it simple. ;)

I left the inside of all the cards blank so my sister can write a custom message in each one as she sends them out. I really love how these turned out and I know I’ll be using this OSW template again soon! Oh, and I also created the coordinating box using my free template that can be found on the Freebies page on my blog HERE.

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio White cardstock, American Crafts Leaf cardstock, Stampin’ Up Delightful Dijon cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Stamps: River City Rubber Works Just A Little Note stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches, Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch, Stampin’ Up scallop edge punch, EK Success flag punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Anniversary

Hi everyone! Wow, oh wow… we’re starting the middle of the year! Can you believe it?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I”m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #35 – June Anything Goes! I created a pretty anniversary card in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green!

Leslie

I created a green card base and rounded one corner for a little interest. I stamped the heart strip (an old Stamp Camp stamp my beloved sister gave me a number of years ago) in pink ink, embossed it with clear embossing powder and layered it on light pink cardstock. The pretty patterned paper that I put across the bottom is from a new paper pad I just got at Hobby Lobby and I’m in love! I added a thin strip of the light pink cardstock to border the printed paper, and embellished it with some tiny pink flat-back pearls.

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I decorated the inside panel with some leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped a simple sentiment. The front and inside sentiments are also from Stamp Camp sentiment stamp sets.

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One more look… I’m smitten with every aspect of this card – from the color combo to the stamps and the patterned paper!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Blushing Bride cardstock, The Paper Shelter Country Road paper pack
Stamps: Stamp Camp Heart Strip stamp, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 1 and Simple Sentiments 2 stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lovely Lipstick ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice tiny pink flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig