3-D projects · Papercraft

Tiny little note cards

Hello, my crafty peeps! Can you believe it’s April 1st already?! OMGoodness, where is the time going? This month’s challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #132 – For The Girls! I created two totally adorable boxed sets of tiny little note cards that any girlie girl would love! ;)

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The first set was created with Ephemoire Rose Garden Boxed Card Set. I printed the box and the 3×3 note cards on white cardstock, and the envelopes on 32# copy paper. I made an embellishment for the front of each, using a stamp, a couple punches and a flat-back pearl.

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The second set was created with Ephemoire Distressed Pansy Boxed Card Set. Like the first set, I printed the box and the 3×3 note cards on white cardstock, and the envelopes on 32# copy paper. I made an embellishment for the front of each of these also, in the same fashion, using a stamp, a couple punches and a gemstone.

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And one final shot showing the cards and envelopes in their respective boxes. I love how these turned out!

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I’d love to enter these little card sets into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: April Showers & Flowers

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ephemoire Rose Garden Boxed Card Set and Distress Pansy Boxed Card Set; The Paper Studio white and cream cardstock; Stampin’ Up Soft Sky, Whisper White and Delightful Dijon cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Restore the Soul stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Hexagon punch
Accessories: Hero Arts light blue flat-back pearls, Queen & Co. marble magic ROX

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tiny little note cards and will link up a girlie project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

On Your Retirement

3/31/20 DT Favorite at A perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend – it’s fast coming to an end, lol! Our March challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #131 – Anything Goes! I created a retirement card featuring the black ice technique. I officially retire in a few months so I’m in that kind of mind-set! This is the first time I’ve done the black ice technique and I think it turned out pretty well although it was a little difficult getting good photos in my light box.

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I’ve typically seen this technique done with silver mirror cardstock so I decided to try it with gold. I used Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree stamp set, StazOn Jet Black ink and Versamark for the main panel. The sentiment is stamped from a Lily of the Valley circular sentiment stamp set that I’ve had in my stash for years.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the black ice panel trimmed off the front and a thin strip of black cardstock, and layered the panel on black cardstock. The inside sentiment, stamped in black ink, is from Pretty Pink Posh.

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One more peek… LOVE how this turned out! I’ll definitely be doing this technique again, but on silver mirror cardstock next time!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: #231 – Anything Goes with optional colored pencils
A Bit More Time To Craft: #111 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: March Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: 3-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #73 – Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy: March Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #127 – Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet, American Crafts black cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree stamp set, Lily of the Valley For You Circular Sentiments stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  MISTI stamping tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this black ice technique and will consider giving it a try! We’d love to see what you create for our Anything Goes challenge this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Amour Wedding Album

3/29/20 Winner at Creatalicious Challenges!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend! It’s February 1st already and I consider this the month of love! I’m sure my parents are celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary in Heaven! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #130 – Red and/or Pink Equals Love! I zeroed in on the red and created a wedding album for a very special couple in a red, black and white color combo which is one of my favorites.

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I created the album base and pull-outs from Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock. There are five pages and each page alternates a side and top pull-outs. The album is bound with white wire using my Zutter Bind It All.

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The wire binding and each pull-out are embellished with lengths of ribbon tied with bamboo cord, all from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Those who know me know that I have a weird sense of humor. I used the awesome Funny Kinda Love stamp set from STAMPlorations and chuckled as I was stamping most of the elements! I will say, though, that not all of them depict humor… there are few serious ones, lol! ;)

I used quite a few die sets for the stamped elements, along with lots of heart stickers. The backs of the first four pull-outs spell L-O-V-E.

The pretty filigree die cuts are from the Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set. I embellished several of the photos with these.

The bride and groom paid tribute to her late best friend so I embellished this photo with a set of angel wings. It’s been quite a while since I scrapped any photos for an album and I have to say it was great fun printing all these photos and deciding which ones to put where. Super happy with how this turned out!

I’m entering this album into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #109 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #2-2020 – Anything  Goes
Classic Design Challenge: #2 – February Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge: February – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Catz: #491 – Anything Goes with optional twist of favorite color (combo of red, black and white)
Crafty Friends Challenge: #128 – Love/Romance
Creatalicious Challenges: #180 – Anything Goes with optional hearts
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #383 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges: #154 – Affectionate
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #424/425 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – January Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place – February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; Darice textured cardstock; Canvas Corp A Little Love paper collection and Rainbow of Printed Solid Colors paper collection
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set, STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love stamp set, Paper Wings Productions Mini Wings clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Versamark, spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio punch, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches; Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, Classic Ovals Large and Small, Classic Rectangles Large, and A2 Curved Matting Basics B die sets; My Favorite Things Die-namics Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Stitched Square STAX, and Double-Stitched Square STAX die sets; Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Heart punch
Accessories:  Zutter Bind It All with white wire, Hemptique bamboo cord; Really Reasonable Ribbon Christmas Celebrations, Haunted Halloween Assortment, Red & Turquoise Collection and Sweetheart Collection ribbon assortments; MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder, Darice black glitter alpha stickers, October Afternoon Daily Flash stickers, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wedding album and will link up a red and/or pink project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

Floral Perpetual Calendar

Hi everyone! Welcome to 2020 – sure seems like it got here F-A-S-T! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my first project of the new year with you for LTSCB #129 – Anything Goes! I created a pretty floral perpetual calendar for my studio using the Sizzix Calendar Months die set and my Zutter Bind It All which I bought 5-6 years ago. It’s amazing what you find when you move, lol! It’s been so long since I used it, I had to use the instruction book!

This project was a lot of fun and I’m proud to say it’s my own design. Yep, out came the ruler with lots of measuring and a little planning! The calendar background is a beautiful floral paper with panels showing the days of the week, the months, the numeral date, and a graphic for that month’s holiday.

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I covered the back of the base with solid color cardstock.

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I created the days of the week on the computer because I don’t own any days of the week stamps or dies (insert sad face). The numbers (bottom right pic) were cut with dies in the Calendar Months die set.

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The names of the months were all cut with dies in the set as well. I love the different fonts – no two are alike! I wrapped twine around the bottom of the base and tied a pretty little bow with a pink Dot Sparkler in the center.

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The most fun part of this calendar are the holiday graphics. These were all in the die set too! The pic in the center is a side view of the calendar. It’s very sturdy and I’m sure will hold up for many years. I’m really loving how this turned out and can’t wait to start using it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot, Wild Dandelion, Grass Green, Sweet Mango, White, Wild Lilac, Wild Orchid, Dark Chocolate, Bubblegum Pink and Tan Leather cardstock; American Crafts black cardstock; Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron, Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy and Smoky Slate cardstock; The Paper Studio cream cardstock, Stampin’ Up Share What You Love specialty DSP
Ink: Sakura white Gelly Roll pen, black Copic multiliner pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Canvas Corp Brands jute cord; red, violet, turquoise, blue, green and pink Stampendous Dot Sparklers

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

A Bright and Happy Christmas

12/6/19 Top 3 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
12/31/19 Winner at Your Scrapbook Place!
12/31/19 Site-Wide Winner at The Outlawz Challenges!

Hello, my crafty friends! Woo-hoo, it’s December 1st and not much longer before the jolly round man will be making his appearance! A new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #128 – Christmas Bingo! Here’s how to play – choose any letter in the word BINGO on our Bingo card below and use at least three of the items in that column on your Christmas project!

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We’re being sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I created a fun tri-fold Christmas card using the most adorable Are You Ready My Friend digital stamp! I chose the letter B on the Bingo card and used the first four items in that column on my card – red, gold, die cut and green.

Isn’t this image just the cutest?! I cut it with a square die and then layered it on a fancy gold mirror die cut. I added crystal clear sparkle overlay marker to the fur on Santa’s hat and coat, then added Glossy Accents to Rudolph’s nose and set the piece aside. I cut red striped and red dotted panels for the front and layered them on kraft brown bag paper, and adhered them to the card base. I adhered the focal image to the left flap and added red gumdrops and a bow.

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I stamped Christmas sentiments on the three inside panels, layered them on red cardstock and then adhered them to the inside of the card base.

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And one more look… I’m super happy with how this turned out!

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Happy to enter this fun Christmas card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: December Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R is for Ribbon
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: December Challenge – Santa, Mrs. Claus or Elves
Christmas With The Cuties: #33 – Show Us Your Santa Hats
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Creative Moments: #181 – Anything Goes with optional ribbon or bows
Crimbo Crackers: #198 – Animals
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #459 – Anything Christmas Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
Paperbabe Stamps: #107 – photo inspiration

{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

QKR Stampede: #374 – Anything Goes
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
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White Cardstock, Marco’s Gold Mirror Cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Brights Collection, Marco’s Brown Bag paper, Core’dinations Vintage Collection
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Are You Ready My Friend digital stamp, Stampin’ Up Suite Seasons and Cozy Christmas stamp sets
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Memento Lady Bug and Cottage Ivy ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Square Large die, Fleur de Lis Square die
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, YNS Red Gumdrops, Red Felt Bow

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas Bingo project with us this month – we’d love to see what you create! Just choose a letter in the word BINGO and use at least three of the items in that column on your project! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

merry

12/1/19 Top 3 at Color It Create It Show It Off!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and Happy November 1st! Can you believe it?! This year is just a blur, lol! Our November challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #127 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by DRS Designs so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I played with Seashell Christmas Tree and created a Christmas card in non-traditional colors to add to my stack of cards to be mailed out on December 1st! It sure is coming fast!

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After coloring the image with Prismacolor pencils and adding touches of gold to all the seashells, I trimmed the image to fit inside a gold metallic stitched rectangle die cut. I added white foam to the back of the panel and adhered it to the card base. I cut the ‘merry’ sentiment from the gold metallic cardstock and adhered it at an angle over the tree.

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I stamped a beach-themed sentiment on the inside panel and embellished it with a leftover strip of the gold metallic cardstock used on the front along with a strip of pink cardstock. I then layered the panel on the pink cardstock and adhered it to the inside of the card base.

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Here’s one more look… I’m so pleased with how this turned out and I hope the recipient likes it as much as I do! ;)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #295 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: November Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #69 – November Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock, Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Stamps: DRS Designs Seashell Christmas Tree, Inspired by Stamping Seaside Sentiments
Ink: Pentel Gold Slicci pen, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder ink
Dies/Punches: HeroArts Merry Stamp & Cut (die), Papertrey Ink: Noted Scalloped A2 Die Collection
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils- cream, ginger root, burnt ochre, sierra brown, goldenrod, light peach, carmine red, blush pink, pink; Gemini Junior die cutting machine, white Darice foam, Nuvo Bubblegum Blush Crystal Drops, MISTI

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the crafty goodies over at DRS Designs! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

polkadot flower gift bags

Hi, friends! Happy Tuesday – hope your week is off to a tremendously fabulous start! Our October challenge is live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #126 – No Cards Allowed! This month we’d love to see your project that is NOT a card! We are being sponsored this month by Bugaboo Digi Stamps so be sure to come over and play for a chance to win a prize! I created a pair of super cute little gift bags using several papers in Bugaboo’s polkadot flowers digi papers collection.

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I cut tags from coordinating papers and tied a length of quilting thread to each in order to wrap around the handle to close the bag. I also adhered a flower to each tag.

I’m absolutely tickled with how these little gift bags turned out and can’t wait to ‘find’ something to tuck inside so I can gift them!

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Proud to enter these little gift bags 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: Bugaboo Digi Stamps polkadot flowers digi papers
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Goodie Bag die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, white quilting thread, paper flowers from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun digital images over at Bugaboo Digi Stamps – I know you’ll find something you just can’t live without! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig