3-D projects · Papercraft

Two-Pocket Purse

Hello, my crafty friends! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re having a great week so far! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #21 – April Anything Christmas Goes! You know how I love fun folds, and several months back I found a new one to try in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE. What a fun idea!

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I chose plain ivory for the purse base, red and green cardstock for the flap and ornament embellishment, and traditional red and green double-sided Christmas papers for the inside pockets. The closure is a velcro circle and the handle is ivory diamond satin ribbon.

I tucked a card with a traditional Christmas sentiment into the pocket on the front side.

The card in the pocket on the back side has a place for a signature. This is so stinkin’ cute, and the sky is the limit with regard to colors, papers and occasions for gifting this little purse! You could also tuck in a gift card or cash! ;)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tin of Tags stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die set, Spellbinders Mix-n-Match Ornaments die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Really Reasonable Ribbon diamond satin ribbon, velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little purse and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Remember, it’s never too early to get started on your Christmas cards and projects – it’ll be here before you know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Christmas Tags

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re rolling right into March already?! This month’s challenge has launched this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration for MLCCB #20 – March Anything Christmas Goes! I created three sets of stamped and embellished Christmas tags.

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I ordered the Tin of Tags kit along with the coordinating stamp set from Stampin’ Up a while back and finally decided to make them up to send to family members. I don’t think they sell this kit any longer, so I sure am glad I bought it when I did. There were enough tag bases, embellishments and twine to make 30 tags.

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So I divided them up and created three sets of ten and tucked them into cellophane bags. I had leftover skinny red Washi Tape that I threw into my Washi Tape stash, and a very cool square red tin that I have on my desk holding several bottles of my go-to glue. Can you say FUN?! I love projects like this!

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I’d love to enter these tags into the following challenges:
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
Alphabet Challenge Blog: X is for X-tra Embellishments
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: February Challenge – Feature A Sentiment
Classic Design Challenge: #3 – March Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #127 – Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #116 – Anything But A Card
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #161 – Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #237 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: March Anything Goes

Products used:
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Tin of Tags stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive and Real Red ink
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Tin of Tags kit

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Faceted Christmas Ornaments

2/7/20 Honorable Mention at Creative Moments!
2/18/20 Top 3 at Not Just Cards Challenges!

Hello, crafty friends! It’s Saturday and I hope you have an awesome weekend planned! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #19 – February Anything Christmas Goes! I created some pretty faceted Christmas Ornaments!

Leslie

My inspiration for these faceted ornaments came from The Paper Pixie HERE and HERE. Julie is one talented lady and I love watching her videos! These look complex but you’d be surprised at how easy they are to make!

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I grabbed some Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, and cut and scored all the bases for five long and three round ornaments.

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I pulled out one Echo Park and two PhotoPlay Christmas collection packs, and cut all the squares, rectangles and triangles needed to layer onto the bases, using a variety of prints.

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I used either gemstones, gumdrops, Glossy Accents or shimmery gold pen accents on the ornaments. The red/gold and brown/gold ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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I’m so happy with how these turned out and I’m sure I will be making more of these later on! The sky is the limit with colors and prints! ;)

I’m entering these ornaments 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
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #542 – Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #72 – February Anything Goes
Creative Moments: #183 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky Challenges: #466 – Christmas
Krafty Chicks Challenge: #492 – Week 5 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenge: January Anything Goes
The Crafter’s Cafe: #235 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters Challenge: #24 – Anything Goes
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: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer and Here Comes Santa Collection Kits, Echo Park A Perfect Christmas Collection Kit
Ink: Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen; Studio 71- YG7 (to color clear rhinestones)
Dies/Punches: 1/8″ hole punch
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Rustic Hues Collection, Zva Creative green gemstones, Stampin’ Up clear rhinestones, Your Next Stamp red Glittered Gumdrops, Glossy Accents

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! Remember, it’s NEVER too early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects because the holidays will be here before you know it! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Ornament Box Card

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and January 1st! The first challenge of the year is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #18 – January Anything Christmas Goes! You know me and fancy folds… I’m always on the search for new ones to try! I’ve been making box cards for years but found a different kind of box card in the tutorial section at Splitcoast Stampers HERE. Love, love, love!

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I dug into my stash of Christmas paper and settled on this Stampin’ Up paper pack which is a favorite and one of my go-to’s. The tutorial author mentioned that lighter weight paper works best for this project to get good crisp folds, so this paper definitely fits the bill. Using more Stampin’ Up supplies, I stamped and die cut a Christmas ornament to decorate the belly band.

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Here you see the opened card revealing the box feature. I placed a stamped sentiment card inside the box which is removable to make it easy to sign. ;)

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I added red Stampendous Dot Sparklers to the sentiment card, ornament and belly band.

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One final look… this folds flat and fits nicely into a standard envelope. Love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up Gold Foil Sheet
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Embellished Ornaments stamp set, Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Stampin’ Up Finishing Touches Edgelits
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Red Stampendous Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this box card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on that Christmas stash and we can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Let It Snow

12/19/19 Winner at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog!

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you’re enjoying some cool weather wherever you are! It’s almost Christmas – YAY! This month’s challenge launched this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #17 – December Anything Christmas Goes! I created an adorable Christmas card to add to my stash which features a nice warm pair of mittens with sparkly snowflakes! ;)

I pulled out a very cool paper stack from The Paper Studio called Four Seasons and Everything In Between and created my background from a pretty light teal gingham pattern. The coordinating paper featured a bunch of different Christmas sayings so I cut off a strip of Let It Snow which I placed across the bottom of the front panel.

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I adhered the Cottage Cutz Mittens die cut to an oval die cut and rotated it slightly. I thought the snowflakes on the mittens needed some ‘pizzazz’ so I paper-pieced some glitter pieces into them. I added some Neptune and Red Berry Crystal Drops to finish off the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and cardstock used on the front, then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches.

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One more look… loving how this turned out despite the smeared Red Berry Crystal Drops in one spot. That bottle was a little thicker than the others and the peak dropped to the left and a small smear resulted when I cleaned it up. Darn it – I sure didn’t want to re-make the entire front panel! We’ll just say it’s not a mistake but a happy accident, lol! ;)

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Arty Divas: #9 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz: #110 – Get Ready For Christmas
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #124 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #466 – Anything Goes with optional things with wings
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #119 – Anything Goes
{PIN}spirational Challenges: #252 – photo inspiration

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

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: The Paper Studio White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper stack
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Mittens die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Neptune and Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Christmas is almost here! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home decor · Papercraft

Christmas Boxes

11/30/19 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! It’s Fri-YAY!… are you doing the Happy Dance?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #16 – November Anything Christmas Goes! I’ve been on a box ‘kick’ lately and have created a couple more – these are Christmas boxes that I’ve turned into decor which will look super cute displayed since we won’t be putting up a tree this year. We have nine cats, lol! They both have stitched square die cut sentiments on the front with wrinkled ribbon closures at the top (which I actually glued closed).

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I used the Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits to create these. Here are side shots – they remind me of milk cartons. So cute! ;)

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I used wood-look paper for this box with a brown and burgundy color combo. I just love the vintage Santa!

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I used green plaid paper for this box with a more traditional red and green color combo. This wrinkled ribbon is some of my favorite!

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Proud to enter this set of boxes into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenge: #24 – To Give As A Gift (Not Just A Card)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: KaiserCraft Letters to Santa 6-1/2″ paper pad, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer and Here Comes Santa Collection Packs
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Baker’s Box Thinlits, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, 3GirlJAM Merlot wrinkled ribbon, Prairie Bird Boutique green winkled ribbon, small brass brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed these Christmas boxes and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too late to start on those cards and projects! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Merry Christmas Gift Box

10/16/19 Winner at A Bit More Time To Craft!
10/31/19 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! It October 1st and it’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #15 – October Anything Christmas Goes. I created a fun Christmas gift box with coordinating bow using my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3- Punch Board. A fun time was had by all, lol!

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I used paper and stickers from A Perfect Christmas Collection by Echo Park for this gift box. I embellished the sentiment sticker on the top with some smoke-colored rhinestones and a tiny bit of alcohol marker coloring.

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I adhered strips of the red and black ‘flannel’ paper down the sides and bottom to resemble wrapped ribbon. I used a tiny round magnet closure.

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And here’s one final look at the inside, complete with another sentiment sticker. I’m totally loving how this turned out! Hmmmm… wonder what I should put in it?!

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I’d love to enter this gift box into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Christmas At Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes with optional Christmas Decorations
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #20 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Echo Park A Perfect Christmas Collection (paper and stickers)
Ink: Studio 71 alchohol marker- YG7
Accessories:  WRMK 1-2-3 Punch Board, Darice smoke rhinestones, tiny round magnet

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas gift box and will link up an ‘anything Christmas goes’ project with us this month! It’s never too early to get started on those cards, gifts and/or home decor! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig