Papercraft

you are fabulous

Hello, my crafty peeps! Time is flying by and a new challenge has launched this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #33 – April Anything Goes – an Arrow Fold friendship card! Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love fancy folds and this one rates right up there with the best! My inspiration came from Sam, HERE. Sam is one of my newer YouTube subscriptions and she’s fantastic!

I used Stampin’ Up paper and cardstock, and a new Hero Arts stamp set. I used a couple dotted circle dies for the layered sentiment, some pretty flowers and a twine bow, a few flags embellished with white dots, and a filigree charm.

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Here’s a shot of the inside. I’m thrilled with how this turned out. This paper is so pretty! I did embellish the centers of most of the flowers with my white Gelly Roll pen to make them pop.

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And one more look… such a cool fold!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: White Clear Path Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts You Are Fabulous stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron ink, Versamark Dazzle, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Circles dies, EK Success 3/4″ Square Punch
Accessories:  Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Hobby Lobby Flowers, The Funkie Junkie Boutique Filigree Charm, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops, Hemptique Green Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this Arrow Fold and will link up a project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Know your own happiness.

Hi everyone! Yep, it’s that time of the month… busy 1st with lots of design team projects so hang in there with me! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project with you for LTCCB #32 – March Anything Goes. I created a pretty note card using stamps from the Blank Page Muse. I rarely use an uncolored image but I thought this would look awesome with just a pop of color, so that’s what I did!

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I sure do love all my dotted dies. I cut the image with a rectangle one and layered it on black and then again on white, added a stamped image popped up on foam, and adhered the panel to a red card base. I’ve always loved a red, white and black color combo!

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This is a note card so I layered a blank white panel on black cardstock for the inside, leaving lots of room for a custom message.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black cardstock
Stamps: Blank Page Muse Cherub Border Background stamp and Know Your Own Happiness stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- DR2
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Black Darice Foamies foam

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 for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thanks

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy February 1st! Today would have been my parents’ 71st wedding anniversary – I know they are celebrating in Heaven! 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 #31 – February Anything Goes! I was commissioned by a co-worker a to create a thank you card and this is what I came up with. She loved it!

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I heat embossed this large image in black and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, keeping it very simple with just shades of yellow and green. I cut the image with a dotted rectangle die and layered it on pastel green pearlized cardstock and then on thick black foam for dimension.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of the pearlized cardstock, layered it on black cardstock and stamped a simple greeting.

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And here’s one final look… love this image as it sure packs a powerful punch!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Floral Statements stamp set, Paper Smooches Word Salad stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark Dazzle; Spectrum Noir- CT1, CT2, CT4 ,LG1, LG3
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, thick black foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you very soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

thank you gift box

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2018 is now behind us! 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 #30 – January Anything Goes! I created a gorgeous napkin fold gift box for a good friend to express how lucky I am to have her in my life. She is a fellow crafter and someone who is always there for me.

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I fell madly in love with this gift box when I discovered it on one of my YouTube channel subscriptions HERE. Of course, I added my own twists to make it mine, and my friend has already received it so I’m not spoiling any surprises, lol! I used gorgeous Stampin’ Up paper and cardstock. I stamped and embossed a layered die cut that I placed on the top (and another one inside).

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Here’s a shot with the lid off the box so you can see the napkin fold detail inside.

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And it’s unfolding…

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Unfolding a little more…

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And completely unfolded to reveal another stamped, embossed and layered die cut in the bottom of the box. I tucked in a handmade bracelet to send to my friend. ;)

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And one final look… I’m so smitten with this! I can certainly see more of these in my future, lol!

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstock; Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow ink; Versamark Dazzle
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Squares dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Summer Skimmer Hat Box

** 12/15/18 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge! **
** 12/31/18 Spotlight Winner at A perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge! **

Hi everyone! In the midst of all the Christmas cards and projects, cool weather and snow, Christmas shows and songs on TV, and the wonderful smell of peppermint, I thought I’d throw in something totally different! A new challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #29 – December Anything Goes! I created an adorable Summer Skimmer Hat Box! OMG… super cute and super fun to put together!

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I used the Skimmer Hat Box cut file from The Dreaming Tree to cut all the pieces and parts. Then the fun began… putting it together! I created the hat box base and decorated it, then created the flowers and attached them to the hat box base.

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Here’s a shot from the back…

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And here’s a shot with the top lifted off to reveal the box! How stinkin’ cute is this?!

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Happy to enter this fun hat box into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #431 – Crazy Egg/Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #440 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Too Cute
Crafty Creations: #379 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #10 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso; Stampin’ Up Fruit Stand DSP
Dies/Punches: The Dreaming Tree Skimmer Hat Box cut file

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this adorable hat box 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 today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy birthday, gorgeous!

Hi everyone! It’s that time again! The first day of the month is always a busy one! We have a new challenge going on over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #28 – November Anything Goes! I love making sets of cards so I used a new Stampin’ Up stamp set to make these in assorted colors. So fun and easy – gotta love ‘assembly line fashion’ to speed things up!

Leslie

I started by cutting the A2 card bases and layering white panels on different colors of cardstock. I stamped the image and sentiment on the front of each in black ink and then stamped the dress fill-in in ink matching the cardstock. I used a little sparkle overlay marker on the dresses to give them some shimmer. I stamped a cluster of tiny dots (stamp from a different set) around the sentiment in coordinating ink and added a few tiny clear rhinestones to finish the fronts. The final step was stamping a simple sentiment on the inside in black ink and clusters of tiny dots in the same coordinating ink.

Here are shots of the individual cards in the pretty colors. I’m totally smitten! ;)

 

Happy to enter this pretty set of cards into this challenge:
Your Scrapbook Place – November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Beautiful You and Timeless Textures stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker; Stampin’ Up Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty set of birthday cards and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month – we’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks for hanging with me this morning and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Shamrock Notes (post-it note pad holder)

** 10/16/18 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge! **

Hi everyone! Well, we’re another month closer to Christmas, lol! Hopefully the temps have started to cool off where you are… ours have – 70s during the day and mid to upper 30s at night! Fall is my favorite time of year! Our October challenge is live over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #27 – October Anything Goes! My last two projects for this DT have been recreations of  post-it note pad holders that I made last year for a friend. They were such fun that I decided to make a few more this year, and this shamrock-themed one is the third and final one in my post-it note holder mini series.

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I used Stampin’ Up papers and stamps along with a small shamrock die from a large Sizzix die set. Really loving how this turned out!

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Here’s a shot with the holder open revealing the post-it note pad.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# Kraft cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pretty Petals DSP, Stampin’ Up Into The Woods DSP, Paper Accents Pearlized Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Calendar Months Die Set
Accessories:  4×6 Post-It Note Pad

I’d love to enter this post-it note pad holder into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #77 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #56 – October Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper October Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #77 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #108 – Dies or Punches
The Creative Crafters: #8 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #354/355 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this third and final post-it note pad holder in my mini series! Be sure to 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 and we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig