Papercraft

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday and August 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #124 – Shape Shift! We’d love to see your shaped project! We’re being sponsored this month by The Paper Shelter so come on over and play for your chance to win a prize! I used the amazing Vintage Tea Cups image and paper for my birthday card, as well as a pretty shaped card die set.

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I printed the background paper and die cut the layer to go on top of a cardstock layer, and then adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I printed the tea cups several times, fussy cut two and layered them together, reserving the last two for the butterfly, rose and leaf (fussy-cut partial images layered on whole images for dimension). I used some wire for the butterfly antennae. I embellished the cups with sparkle overlay marker and white Gelly Roll pen to give them a slightly more vintage-y look. I printed digital alphabet letters on vellum for the sentiment and adhered the strip across the bottom.

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I printed the inside sentiment on the computer and die cut the layer to go on top of a cardstock layer, just as I did on the front, and then adhered the panel to the inside of the shaped card base.

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And one more look from an angle so you can see the dimension. This really is a beautiful card in real life. The colors are so vibrant – love The Paper Shelter images and papers!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock, Strathmore 30# Vellum
Stamps: The Paper Shelter Vintage Tea Cups image and paper, Polkadoodles Winnie White Christmas Alphabet
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Stacey Create A Card die set
Accessories:  28 gauge wire

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s birthday card and will link up a shaped project this month! Be sure to check out all the fun images and papers from The Paper Shelter – I know you’ll love what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Happy New Home

Hi everyone! Another Happy Monday to you – hope your week will be off to a good start! A new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #123 – Anything Goes! Our sponsor this month is DRS Designs, so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize!

I created a ‘new home’ card and used the simply adorable Single Birdhouse stamp for my project. Many of you know that my husband and I sold our home in early May and have been living in our fifth wheel waiting to close on another home 95 miles northwest of where we were living. The sale of that home went without a hitch. However, nothing has been on schedule with the purchase of the new home and we are now approaching three months since we went under contract. My heart was really in this card because we are yearning so badly to get into the new home, lol! But there is light at the end of the tunnel… looks like we may finally be closing soon!

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I chose a couple coordinating papers for the background and colored the image with matching alcohol markers. I attempted to make it look a little weathered. ;)

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I adhered the left and right panels to foam for a little dimension, leaving the birdhouse image flat on the card base. I bridged the sentiment onto the panels across the bottom of the image, and added some tiny clear rhinestones to the flowers on the left-hand panel.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper used on the front. The front and inside sentiments are from my digital stash.

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One more look… so happy with how this turned out! I love that image! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack
Stamps: DRS Designs Single Birdhouse stamp, Polkadoodles Winnie Celebrations 2 Sentiments
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- BG4, BG7, BG8, BG10, BG12, Y3, Y7, YR4, YR15, N2, N5, R12, E11
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Fasteners, Darice clear rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an anything goes project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! And be sure to visit DRS Designs to check out all the amazing stamps and goodies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

for a purr-fect friend

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you have a fun weekend planned! The June challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this morning and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #122 – No Rulz 3! This is the third in our series of challenges with absolutely NO RULES! Yep, that means you can create whatever you’d like without regard to our rules… the only thing we ask is that it’s decent, as we are a family-oriented blog. And our sponsor this month is Bugaboo – you know you love some Bugaboo, so come on over and play!

I created an adorable birthday card using the Bugaboo Cat Silhouette digital image. What a fun image to work with – the sky is the limit with this one! I printed the image in black on ivory cardstock, cut it down to fit behind the punched circle opening, and then cut out only the tail to allow it to hang outside the circle opening.

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I attached two pieces of coordinating cardstock from a relatively new pad that I’m in love with, and layered the panel on black cardstock. I used two circle punches for a little interest, along with some tiny brads and punched hearts.

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I created the front and inside sentiments on the computer, and layered the inside sentiment on black cardstock. I embellished the panel with a couple tiny punched hearts.

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And one more look… I totally love how this turned out! I’m always needing birthday cards for my stash!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Cat Silhouette digital image
Dies/Punches:  Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Fasteners

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! There are NO RULES this month, so feel free to create whatever your heart desires as long as it’s decent! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #121 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the awesome and wonderful CAS-ual Fridays Stamps so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I used the Be A Unicorn stamp set to create a magical birthday card featuring an adorable pink plaid paper-pieced unicorn! ;)

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I paper pieced the unicorn and cut it with an oval stitched scallop die. I created the pink criss cross die cut and the silver glitter doily die cut. I layered the pink background paper on silver foil cardstock and then adhered all the pieces. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I finished the front with some pink sequins for some extra-added sparkle. ;)

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of pink paper and glitter cardstock used on the front, and stamped the magical birthday sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… I’m loving how this turned out! What an adorable stamp set!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Doodlebug Design x6x gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints papers, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Criss Cross die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die, Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice Foamies white foam Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Best fishes

Hi everyone! Happy April Fools Day, lol! I get a big charge out of this day every year even though I rarely play jokes on anybody anymore! A new challenge is live over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #120 – Male Call! We are being sponsored this month by Bugaboo Digi Stamps so be sure to come over and play – we’d love to see your masculine project! I created a masculine birthday card for an avid fisherman somewhere using the Boy Fishing  Digi Stamp. This image is so super adorable!

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I dug into my stash of masculine 6×6 papers and created a background with two of them and layered the image on a third. I used graduating sizes of stitched rectangle dies and stamped a ‘best wishes’ type sentiment which I also cut with a stitched rectangle die.

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I decorated the inside with a couple leftover strips of cardstock and paper from the front, and stamped another sentiment.

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And one more look… so cute! I just love these greens! And can you believe NO embellishments?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Brights Collection 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Bugaboo Boy Fishing digital image, Paper Pretties Fish Wishes stamp set, Stampin’ Up Birthday Blossoms stamp set
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- YR4, YR14, YR15, R2, R12, C7, N2, N5, B1, B9, E15, E18, BG7, BG8; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a masculine project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Love To Scrap Challenge Blog’s 6th Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge!

Hi everyone! The Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning SIX this month! To celebrate our birthday, please join us for our Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge that’ll last six days (March 4-9), with six sponsors and six prizes! These are our fabulous sponsors:

Bugaboo Digi Stamps
Prize: $12 gift certificate

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Prize: $25 prize code

Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps
Prize: 2 digital images of choice

Fred She Said Designs
$10 gift certificate CAD

Lawn Fawn
Prize: $25 gift certificate

STAMPlorations
Prize: $25 coupon code

As you hop, be sure to leave each designer some love and collect a letter on each blog. Several blogs will have two letters. Once you have collected all the letters, unscramble them and email your guess to ltscb@mail.com. We’ll throw all the correct guesses into a hat and randomly draw six winners! The winners will be announced on the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog on March 15th!

All of the LTSCB designers are creating Anything Goes inspiration projects. Everyone participating in the blog hop is invited to link up an Anything Goes project for an EXTRA entry into the drawing! Just be sure to use the same email address to email your guess and to link up your project so we can make sure you’re given two entries!

Let me side-track you for a moment and share all six of the cards I created especially for our blog hop, one for each sponsor!

First up is a pretty friendship card featuring Rose Vases digital image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps! See full blog post HERE2019_0303001a

Next we have a purplicious birthday card featuring the Whole Shebang clear stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! See full blog post HERE.
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And here we have a fun anniversary card featuring the Ballroom Brenda digital image from Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps! See full blog post HERE.
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Next up is a super cool dude card featuring Afternoon Ride pre-colored digital image from Fred, She Said! See full blog post HERE.
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Up next is a most adorable thank you card featuring the One in a Chameleon clear stamp set and matching One in a Chameleon lawn cuts from Lawn Fawn! See full blog post HERE.
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And finally we have a gorgeous friendship card featuring A Girl and Her Shoes clear stamp set from STAMPlorations! See full blog post HERE.
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Now let’s get back to the blog hop… my letters are T and D. Here are your blog hop stops:
Amy
Ann
Carol
Heather
Helen
Irena
LeeAnn
Leslie
Renee
Tina

We hope you are enjoying the hop! If you get lost along the way or if you landed here in the middle of the hop and want to join in the fun, head on over to the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog to read all the details and start from the beginning!

This blog hop and challenge will run for six days, ending on March 9th at 6:00 PM EST. Remember to leave some love for each designer as you stop at their blog and collect the letter (or letters) for your chance to win one of the six sponsor prizes being offered! We hope you link up an Anything Goes project for an extra entry into the drawing! And be sure to visit the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog on March 15th for the announcement of our six winners!

Happy hopping!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Friends

Hi everyone! As you know, the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog is turning six this month, and to celebrate, we’re hosting a Sixth Birthday Blog Hop & Challenge lasting six days, with six sponsors and six prizes! Be sure to visit the blog to check out all the details! I’m showcasing each of my blog hop projects individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges.

My first blog hop project that I’d like to share is a pretty friendship card created with the adorable Rose Vases image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps that I’ve had in my digi stash for a while. I thought this would be the perfect time to break it out. I colored the image with my Studio 71 alcohol markers and cut it with a dotted rectangles die.

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I cut three more dotted rectangle die cuts in graduating sizes and different colors, layered them all together, and adhered the panel to the front of the card base. I added a couple stickers and a button, and the front was finished.

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment (one of my favorites) on a layered panel.

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Here’s one more look… very happy with how this turned out. I’m such a sucker for bright colors!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Rose Vases digital image, Stampin’ Up Thankful Life stamp set
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- YR4, YR15, Y11, BG3, V14, R9, R18; Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles dies
Accessories:  October Afternoon Daily Flash Double Take stickers, yellow button from stash, Darice tiny flat-back pearls, Tim Holtz stamp platform

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying our sixth birthday blog hop and challenge! We’ll see you again soon with another blog hop project showcase! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig