Papercraft

A little note

Hello, my crafty friends! Thanks for hanging with me this morning – the first of the month is always busy, lol! Our first challenge of the new year goes live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #105 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the very awesome CAS-ual Friday Stamps so be sure to come on over and play!

I created a get well card as I don’t have nearly enough of them in my stash. The lovely Michele, owner of CAS-ual Friday Stamps, provided each of us with a stamp set of our choice, and I chose Pretty Posies to create with. I absolutely L-O-V-E this stamp set!

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I did a lot of masking to create this corner cluster of posies. I quickly colored the blooms with water-based markers, as my original plan was to watercolor. As I was setting my space up to watercolor, I started thinking about the possibility of having to re-do all the masking if the watercoloring didn’t work out. I’m such a novice. So I changed my mind about the watercoloring since I made myself so nervous, and added some sparkle overlay marker instead, lol! Hindsight is always 20/20 and I wish I had gone ahead used my Spectrum Noir markers for that ‘wow’ color factor. So you’ll be seeing more of this stamp set! ;)

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I took an angled shot in hopes that you could see the sparkle! ;)

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a strip of black cardstock and a stamped sentiment.

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Would love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #59 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #39 – Something New (new stamp set)
Colour Crazy Challenge: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #102 – Anything Goes
Digi Choosday: Week #51 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #72 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge: Something New (new stamp set)
Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
That’s Crafty Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff: End of Year Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #314/315 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Thick and regular Whisper White, and Basic Black cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Pretty Posies stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir TB1 and Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, Stampin Write Markers- Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories:  Masking paper, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month – we know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps and dies at CAS-ual Friday Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let It Snow card trio

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st! Can you believe this is the last month of this year?! A new challenge is launching this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #104 – Winter Wonderland! Our sponsors this month are Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Pickled Potpourri and DRS Designs, so come on over and play with us for a chance to win an amazing prize! I created a set of three adorable CAS snowman cards which completes my Christmas card stash this year!

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These were super simple and consist of a snowman image, a snowflake, a patterned paper strip and a sentiment.

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I colored all the snowman blocks with Spectrum Noir markers in wintery blues and fussy cut them all. I embellished the ‘frames’ around each with white gloss Crystal Drops.

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I printed the sentiment (also included with the images) three times and cut them with a fishtail sentiment strip. I added a snowflake die cut to each card.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment.

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Here’s a final shot of all three cards together. I just love how these turned out!

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Thrilled to enter this adorable set of cards into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: S is for Snow People
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #194 – Christmas + A Sentiment
Card Mania: #99 – Christmas
CCC Digi Creations: #86 – Spots and/or Stripes
Christmas Cards All Year Round: December Challenge – Anything Goes
Color It! Create It! Show It Off!: December Challenge – Christmas/Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Challenge – Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: December Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #373 – Christmas
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
Make My Monday: Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Naughty or Nice Challenges: #46 – Season’s Greetings
Pearly Sparkles: #23 – Merry Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge: #45 – Anything Goes + Christmas

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Pickled Potpourri Snowman Blocks digital images, Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TB1, TB2, TB4, DR5, OR3, CT4, CG4, DG4, IG1
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Essential Fish Tail Sentiment Strip, Karen Burniston Snowman Twist Circle die set
Accessories: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this set of Christmas cards and will link up a Winter Wonderland project with us this month! Be sure to visit Bugaboo Digi Stamps, Pickled Potpourri and DRS Designs – I know you’ll fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Best Wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Thanks for hanging in there with me this morning as I showcase all my first-of-the-month projects, lol! A new challenge has launched over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #103 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this month by Limited Runs Stamps, Star Stampz and Little Blue Button Stamps so come on over and play with us for a chance to win a prize!

I chose the absolutely adorable Panda Balloon digi from Star Stampz for my birthday card. I stuck with a basically neutral color scheme with just a pop of color on this semi-CAS card.

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I used some of my favorite stitched dies to cut some coordinating papers which I angled underneath the layered image. I added a few rhinestones and some Nuvo Crystal Drops, and called her pretty, lol! Very happy with how this turned out!

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I kept the inside fairly simple as I usually do, and just stamped a sentiment on the inside panel and layered it on black cardstock.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Doodlebug Design dot-grid-daisy-stripe rainbow petite prints paper
Stamps: Star Stampz Panda Balloon digital image, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: FS6, BT2, BT4, IG4, GB1, GB3, GB4, GB11; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project and will consider linking up with us this month! It’s ‘anything goes’ and we know you those! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

you drive me BATTY!

Hi everyone! Fall is my favorite season and I’m so happy it’s finally here! A new challenge has launched over at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #102 – Frightfully Fun! We’re being sponsored this month by SheepSki Designs, Oddball Art Co. and Bugaboo Digi Stamps, so come on over and play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I used the absolutely adorable Creepy Cute Bats Stamp with Sentiment from Oddball Art Co. for my fun card… using ALL the Halloween colors!

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I created a fun scalloped card base with purple and yellow patterned paper on black cardstock, and used some of my favorite stitched dies to frame the image in orange and green.

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I cut the inside panel with a stitched die and embellished it with leftover strips of cardstock used on the front. I stamped a Halloween sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock which I trimmed to fit the inside panel and stamped an accessory bat. :)

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Happy to enter this fun Halloween card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog: O for Oval
Card Mania: #97 – Color Combo
Color Crazy Craft Challenge: #39 – Anything Goes
Color It Create It Show It Off: October challenge – Halloween/Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy: #141 – Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #51 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #200 – Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #96 – Die Cuts and/or Punches
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Use Your Dies
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #302/303 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Oddball Art Co. Creepy Cute Bats Stamp with Sentiment, Stampin’ Up Spooky Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Spectrum Noir- IG2, IG4, IG8, OR3, JG5, PL4; Tuxedo Black
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers and Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories:  xxxx

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Halloween card and will consider linking up a ‘frightfully fun’ Halloween project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

vampires, witches and ghosts, OH MY!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I’m just rockin’ and rollin’ with the posts this morning! HA! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #101 – Anything Goes! We are being sponsored this time by Sparkle N Sprinkle, Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps and yours truly! Come on over and play for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I created a fun Halloween card using Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps Witchy Wilma image. OMG, is she not the sassiest thing ever?! Love her – and I sure enjoyed coloring her!

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I used lots of papers and cardstock in Halloween colors, along with a few dies and some Nuvo Pewter Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the stamped panel on the inside with some scraps from the papers used on the front. The stamped sentiments on the front and inside are just perfect for this image! I’m loving how this turned out!

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I’m happy to enter this Halloween card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #51 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: September Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: M for Make Your Mark
Dream Valley Challenge – :#162 – Use A Stamp or Digi Image

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, The Paper Cut Black cardstock; Stampin’ Up pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzelberry and Daffodil Delight cardstock; Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Stamps: Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps Witchy Wilma digital image, Stampin’ Up Suite Seasons and Mingle All The Way stamp sets
Ink: Spectrum Noir- LG1, LG4, CT1, CT4, GB8, FS3, FS6, IG4, IG5, DR2, EB6, OR1, OR2, OR3, LV2; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers, Spellbinders Big Scallop Circles, Sweet N Sassy Scallop Borders
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Liquid Mercury and Violet Galaxy Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month! Remember, you can enter up to five, and check out our sister blogs too! Be sure to check out all the fun stuff at Sparkle N Sprinkle and Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Vacay

Hi everyone! You know on the 1st of the month I always have several posts – this is the second one and there will be one more after this one! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #100 – Kidz Rule! We’re being sponsored this month by Star Stampz, Bugaboo Digi Stamps and Pickled Potpourri! Come play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I created a cute summer vacation card using the most adorable Knobby Knees Vacation Boy digi from Bugaboo. OMG, I just love him! Man/boy/masculine cards have always been challenging for me so I kept this fairly simple with a couple patterned papers, some torn Core’dinations paper and just a few embellishments.

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Isn’t this knobby knees kid just the custest ever?! I colored him and cut him with a double-stitched die – you know how I love my stitched dies! I tore one edge of a piece of brown Core’dinations to reveal the kraft core for a little interest under the focal image. I spelled ‘vacay’ using the Newsprint Thickers down the left side and colored them with a green Spectrum Noir marker. To finish the front, I added several drops of Woodland Green Crystal Drops and a few Candi Minis.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of the papers used on the front. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, punched it out with a circle punch and then punched a slightly larger circle of the Kraft cardstock used for the base. This turned out really cute! ;)

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Proud to enter this kid card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #49 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: August Anything Goes
Day Dreamer Challenges: #1 – Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges: #160 – Anything Goes
Ooh-La-La Creations: #234 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #19 – Happy Anything
Stinkin’ Inkers: Guy Talk
Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #196 – Inspiration Photo (kids/summer vacation & ice cream go very nicely together, lol!)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men Bright’s 6×6 paper pad, Tim Holtz Core’dinations Kraft Core
Stamps: Bugaboo Digi Stamps Knobby Knees Vacation Boy, Great Impressions Summer Days rubber stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- FS3, IG4, IG6, TN6, LG5, GB5, CT4, IB2
Punches/Dies: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle die, SU 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: American Crafts Newsprint Thickers, Orange Candi Minis, Woodland Green Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve this project and will link up with us this month to show off your kid (child) project! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig

Papercraft

Splat

** 7/30/17 Top 3 at Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! A very happy July 1st to you! And it’s Saturday – hope you have a great weekend planned! We have a new challenge going live this morning over at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m tickled to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #99 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by Little Blue Button Stamps, Limited Runs Stamps and SheepSki Designs! Come on over and play with us for a chance to win an awesome prize!

I created an adorable Halloween card using the Witch Splat image from Limited Runs Stamps! Is this not the cutest image ever?! I stamped diagonal lines on the background panel and used some gingham ribbon. I wanted to keep the background tame so as not to detract from this awesome image. :)

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I generally color my own images but I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a pre-colored one this time. I love it! Just too cute! I added some glitter to the icing for a little texture and stamped a rather large sentiment across the bottom. :)

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I kept the inside simple, stamping a sentiment and small witch image on a layered panel. Very happy with how this turned out! :)

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Happy to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #47 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenges: July Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #131 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #98 – Girly Cards
Not Just Cards: #45 – Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #18 – Girlie
QKR Stampede: #250 – Christmas in July or Anything Goes

Recipe:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Rich Razzleberry cardstock
Stamps: Limited Runs Stamps Witch Splat precolored image, Impression Obsession Diagonal Lines background stamp, Tim Holtz Type Lower cling foam stamps, SU Spooky Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- TN1, TN2, TN3
Accessories: Fiskars Corner Rounder, YNS purple Glittered Gumdrops, SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter

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

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig