Merry Christmoose

Hi everyone! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! They sure do go by fast, don’t they?! Our February challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #31 – February Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun split panel card with acetate and used a Clearly Besotted stamp set that I won last year. This is the first time I’ve used it and it’s so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

I created a standard A2 size top folding card base and cut a portion out of it with a MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die. I cut two thin borders from the leftover piece of cardstock, colored them red and set them aside. I cut a panel of acetate and adhered it behind the two pieces of cardstock to form the front flap.

I adhered the red borders and stamped the sentiment in black ink in the bottom right corner. I stamped ‘xo’ randomly over the top of the flap in two shades of green ink and adhered tiny iridescent gemstones randomly to fill in spaces.

I stamped the darling little moose on the inside, centering it between the two cardstock pieces, and then stamped the sentiment directly above it. I colored the moose with alcohol markers and that completed the card!

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! This is such a fun technique!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #47 – February Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2021 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #149 – Animals/Birds
5. Creative Inspirations: January/February challenge – Animal Antics
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #259 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Merry Christmoose stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle, Bamboo Leaves and Pear Tart ink; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- DR 2, DR4; Nuvo alcohol markers- 408, 420, 405, 431, 479, 466; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas 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

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’ve had a fabulous week! It’s the first of the month and you know what that means – lots of posts – so stay tuned! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #30 – January Anything Christmas Goes! I created a pretty pop-up music-themed Christmas card! I’ve seen a ton of piano cards on Pinterest and I really liked the concept so I designed my own version. My first card on the books for this year’s Christmas card stash! I know what you’re thinking… and there’s no such thing as ‘too early’ lol!

I cut 11 white cardstock piano keys and eight narrow black cardstock piano keys for each piano top (one for the front and one for the inside) and assembled them. For definition, I ran a black marker around each white piano key before adhering. I die cut and assembled the poinsettia. I have to say that I’ve had the best time with this poinsettia die set… I’ve created several cards with it and it’s definitely one of my favorites! I adhered a panel of sheet music to red cardstock to use on the front. For the final step, I heat embosssed the Merry Christmas sentiment in white on red cardstock, and adhered it to the top of the piano top with dimensional foam tape. I then adhered all the elements to the front of the card base.

I stamped the inside sentiment in red ink and then adhered the pop-up mechanism to the center of the inside of the card base. I then adhered the piano top to the pop-up mechanism. I included an angled shot below so you can see how easy the construction is – very basic.

And here’s one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with how this turned out! One of my favorite ever cards!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1-2021
2. Cardz 4 Galz: #137 – More Than One Fold
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #83 – January Anything Goes
5. Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #148 – Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #136 – Anything Goes
7. Paperbabe Stamps: #134 – Anything Goes
8. QKR Stampede: #411 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #257 – Holidays
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470/473 – Christmas Blog Hop/Anything Goes
11. Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black and Rouge cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, Free Vintage Digital Sheet Music, Hammermill 60# copy paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Gemini Junior

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Deck the Halls with ugly sweaters!

Hi everyone! Happy December 1st – can’t believe it’s here already! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #29 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I have a small collection of Vera and Mable stamps (with accompanying sentiments) from Great Impressions, and I decided on this fun Christmas sweater stamp for my card this month!

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Aren’t these two of the cutest little old ladies you’ve ever seen?! I’m rapidly looking like the one on the right, lol! I stamped the image and sentiment on ivory cardstock, colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, trimmed it and adhered it to a piece of foam for some dimension. The striped background paper is from one of my favorite Stampin’ Up DSP packs… seems like I reach for it a lot! ;)

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I covered the inside of the card base with the same striped paper used on the front, and stamped a simple sentiment in black ink.

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One more peek… I love how this turned out! Vera and Mable are awesome! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #82 – December Anything Goes
4. Inkspirational Challenges: #227 – Photo Inspiration

5. Lemon Shortbread Challenges: #134 – Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2048 – Anything Goes
7. QKR Stampede: #409 – Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #50 – Christmas
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #256 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Great Impressions Holiday Vera & Mable rubber stamp, Great Impressions Ugly Sweaters! rubber stamp, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Woodsy Brown, Oceanview Blue, Rambunctious Red, Yellow Blaze, Margarita Green; Spectrum Noir- FS6, IG4, IG9; Posca white paint pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas 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

Hope you get all tangled up in the season!

Hi everyone! It’s just a tad chilly here but we sure are loving it! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #28 – November Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun and somewhat CAS Christmas card for my stash featuring a most adorable moose adorned with a string of Christmas lights. I love this Great Impressions image and sentiment, and it’s the second time I’ve used it for Christmas cards.

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I stuck with a simple design. I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers, trimmed it horizontally and layered it on red cardstock. I added the sentiment above the image and added some stamped snowflakes.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the red cardstock which I placed across the bottom of the panel, and then stamped a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sentiment in black ink.

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And one more peek… I sure do love how this turned out! That is one adorable moose right there! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #44 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (playing twist)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes
4. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, American Crafts Crimson cardstock
Stamps: Great Impressions Decorated Moose rubber stamp, Great Impressions Tangled Up rubber stamp, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowflake Greetings stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Yellow Blaze, Key Lime, Deep Sea Blue, Tiki Hut Tan, Tuxedo Black; OSca White paint pen
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Let’s get our merry on.

Hi everyone! Well, can you believe we’re officially into October?! This month is super awesome for me because I’m officially retired! Woo-hoo! I’ve worked a long time to get to this point, lol! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #27 – October Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun Christmas card to add to my stash. I sure do love me some Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and Paper Smooches!

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This is a super simple design. I colored the stamped and die cut images with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, and placed them on the ground created with plaid paper across the bottom of the card base. I then stamped the Paper Smooches sentiment and added a few tiny gemstones, and voila, we have a card! ;)

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I kept the inside super simple also, just adding plaid paper across the bottom and stamping another Paper Smooches sentiment from the same stamp set.

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And one more look… I’m so smitten! This guy is super adorable! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
3. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
4. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
5. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
6. Moving Along With The Times: October Challenge – Animals or Birds
7. QKR Stampede: #405 – Anything Goes
8. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps/Dies: Tim Holtz Crazy Cats and Crazy Things rubber stamps and dies sets; Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- BG5, BG6, DR5, GB6, JG5; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas 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

Season’s Greetings

Hi friends! Top of the morning to you – hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for a new challenge at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #26 – September Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun snowglobe card featuring the most adorable Power Poppy digital stamp set. What fun this was to create!

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I colored the image in bright colors with gold accents. I used Vanilla cardstock so the white paint marker would show up. I also tried to make the base look worn and antique-like. I rounded the two bottom corners of the panel, layered the image on striped paper and then again on red cardstock.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover striped paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in red ink.

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One more peek… really loving how this turned out! Another Christmas card down for my stash! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #79 – September Anything Goes
4. Poppystamps Challenge: #72 – Cards for Kids
5. QKR Stampede: #403 – Anything Goes
6. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
8. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Power Poppy Snowglobe Greetings digital stamp set, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Snowy Sayings stamp set
Ink: Bic Mark-It markers- Tiki Hut Tan, Honey Brown, Woodsy Brown, Tuxedo Black, Yellow Blaze, Forest Green, Pink Flamingo, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey; Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa markers; Studio 71 C5, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, White Sharpie paint marker, YNS red Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up a holiday project with us this month! It’s never too early to start on those Christmas cards and projects… Christmas will be here before we know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Oh my deer Christmas is here

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Saturday – hope you have an awesome weekend planned! Our new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m delighted to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #25 – August Anything Christmas Goes! I created an adorable card featuring a sleeping fawn. OMG, so stinkin’ cute!

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I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Fawn stamps and dies which I’ve had in my stash for a number of years, along with a scallop edge punch on the bottom edge of the layer beneath the focal image panel for some interest. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the panel and several snowflakes which I embellished with tiny clear gemstones.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment and a few more snowflakes.

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One more look… really loving how this turned out! So simple and so sweet! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenges: August Anything Goes
4. NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff): #17 – Anything Goes (Color Layering Fawn stamp set which I’ve had for 3-4 years)
5. QKR Stampede: #402 – Anything Goes
6. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #46 – Christmas in July
7. The Crafter’s Cafe: #248 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Suede cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Fawn stamp set, Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Fawn die set, Stampin’ Up Scallop Border punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny clear gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Christmas will be upon us before we know it and it’s never too early to start on those holiday cards and projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – the first half of 2020 is officially over and it’ll be Christmas again before we know it, lol! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration for MLCCB #24 – July Anything Christmas Goes! I created a simple vintage Christmas card in pink/red and brown tones and I love how it turned out.

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I have to go through my 6×6 paper pads every so often because I forget what I have. I admit that I’m a paper hoarder so I don’t think that’s uncommon, lol! I found this gorgeous Crafter’s Companion pad and used two coordinating papers along with a glittered die cut to create the focal point. I stamped above and below the strip, and added some Crystal Drops. I layered the panel on kraft paper and then popped it up on a foam layer for some nice dimension.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the pink paper used on the front, stamped the rest of the sentiment and added a handmade punched embellishment. I layered the inside panel on the kraft paper as well, which I thought contributed nicely to the vintage look.

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And one more look… a simple card that could easily be mass produced! Love, love, love!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (No Fuss)
3. Christmas 24 Holiday Card Challenge: #013 – Christmas Foliage
4. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cover paper, Core’dinations Glitter Silk, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection
Stamps: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts
Ink: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cuts, Stampin’ Up 1″ and 1-1/4″ circle punches
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice burgundy foam, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas card or project with us this month! The year is half over already so don’t wait to get started! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Joy-Love-Noel-Peace

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Monday to you! It’s time for a new challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #23 – Anything Christmas Goes! I created a pretty card with a pop-up gift bag inside to hold cash or a gift card! OMGosh, I’m so smitten!

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I created the card base and then selected two coordinating patterned papers. I stamped the sentiment in green ink, cut it out and layered it on three stacked die cuts. I fashioned a bow from six strands of gold metallic thread and attached tiny red jingle bells to the ends hanging down.

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Here’s a shot of the card opened up showing the gift bag. How stinkin’ cute is this?!

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I stamped the inside sentiment in green ink, cut it with a fancy die and layered it on a slightly larger green die cut.

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And here’s one more look… so happy with this! It’s been several years since I created one of these, and my instructions are handwritten, so I don’t know who should get the credit. But I sure do love it!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Christmas Craft Creations: May Challenge – Use A Die Cut
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3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #76 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Catz Challenge: #508 – Anything Goes w/optional at least 2 layers
6. Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (gold thread bow with tiny red jingle bells)
7. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #492 – Anything Goes
8. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
10. Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Crimson cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Unity Tags Glorious Tags stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B and Labels Twenty Three dies
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Hemptique green bamboo cord, Coats & Clarks metallic gold sewing thread, Stampin’ Up Mini Jingle Bells

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on those cards and gifts! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

My Ugly Christmas Sweater

Hi everyone! Can you believe it’s May 1st already?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog. I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #22 – May Anything Christmas Goes! I created an absolutely adorable Christmas card using the Melonheadz Ugly Christmas Sweater digital pack. I’ve had this image in my arsenal of digital images forever (yes, many years) and decided it was time to use it!

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I used the poem as my background, with a blue/red/green color combo on her ugly sweater and detail down the left side. Her sweater boasts Clear Star Gelly Roll pen sparkle and big ole’ red gemstones, lol! She is thick (three layers thick) and so stinkin’ cute!

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover black cardstock, keeping it fairly simple. I cut the inside sentiment with a stitched circle die, and added some color and Clear Star Gelly Roll pen sparkle.

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Here’s another look… super happy with how this turned out! So glad I decided to peruse my digi files for something ‘new’ to use that I’ve had for a long time!

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Oh, and one more look – I told you she was thick, lol! I printed her three times and layered them all on top of one another for some awesome dimension and texture!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: May Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD ivory cardstock
Stamps: Melonheadz Ugly Christmas Sweater digital pack
Ink: Studio 71- Y9, R12, E10, E16, E18, B4, BG8, N10; Memento Tuxedo Black ink marker
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories:  Red gemstones, Gemini Junior die cutting machine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this adorable Christmas card and you’ll link up a Christmas project this month! It’s never too late to get started… the dude in the red suit will be here in the blink of an eye! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig