Papercraft

Meowy Christmas

Hi everyone! Well, we’re beginning the month of July. Can you believe it?! A new challenge has launched this morning over at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MLCCB #12 – July Anything Christmas Goes! I sure do love fun folds and I finally got around to trying a book fold. I’ve had the instructions printed in my tutorial folder for quite some time which I believe I got out of a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter. I thoroughly enjoyed this one! ;)

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I used the Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats stamps and die set that I’ve had in my stash for a couple years and have never used. Not sure how that happened, lol! I kept with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. I stamped all the images and sentiments from the set in black ink on ivory cardstock and then colored the images with my Studio 71 alcohol markers.

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I arranged the colored images and sentiments on the front and the inside ‘book.’

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Here’s an overhead view of the construction. Really loving how this turned out. I see more of these in my future, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas specialty DSP
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Studio 71 alcohol markers- E10, E17, R6, R12, R18, N2, N5, B15, BG3, BG7, BG8, BG12, Y11
Dies/Punches: Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cats die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

joy

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I love Saturdays because I’m usually crafting in my happy place. ;) It’s time for another fun challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #11 – June Anything Christmas Goes! I created a pretty Christmas card in cream and navy that I can’t wait to add to my growing stack!

Leslie

I used a gorgeous snowflake embossing folder for the background along with a few snowflake die cuts and two awesome Tim Holtz ice skate die cuts. I lightly inked the edges of the ice skates to make them look worn, colored the heels black and painted the blades with a silver paint marker, and laced them up with cord. I colored the blue snowflakes with clear sparkle overlay marker for a little shimmer. I cut three ‘joy’ die cuts and layered them together for some dimension.

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I created the sentiment on the computer, trimmed the panel and layered it on navy blue cardstock. I added a shimmery snowflake in the bottom left corner.

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One more look… O.M.G. I’m totally smitten!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock
Ink: Stampin’ Up Smoky Slate ink, Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Marvy Uchida DecoColor silver paint marker, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Tim Holtz Ice Skate die, Sizzix Alterations Holiday Words Script die set, Sizzix Calendar Months die set
Accessories:  Sizzix Texture Fades Snowflake Pattern embossing folder

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 – and it’s never too early to start working on those Christmas projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Papercraft

Small Split-Top Treat Boxes

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day and it’s May 1st! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #10 – May Anything Christmas Goes! I created a fun set of nine small split-top treat boxes. My inspiration came from an older YouTube tutorial here done by my friend, Dawn. I used Stampin’ Up cardstock, paper, stamp, ink and flower punch.

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I did these assembly line fashion, by cutting the bases first and then all the patterned paper pieces. I stamped the flowers, punched them out, coated the centers with Glossy Accents and added glitter.  I popped the flowers up on dimensional foam pads on one side so the boxes could easily be opened.

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Here are close-ups of the flowers. They turned out so pretty!

And here’s one final look at the group from overhead… love how these turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Beautiful Bunch stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Fun Flower Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Positioner, Glossy Accents, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! It’s never too early to start! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and April 1st! It really is Monday and that’s not an April Fool’s joke, lol! Where do the weekends go?! This month’s challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #9 – April Anything Christmas Goes. I’m in love with the Impossible Card fold and have created another one, this time in non-traditional Christmas colors with rounded corners and several layers on each panel.

Leslie

I cut a wreath from Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock using one of my Simply Crafty SVGs cut files to use as the focal element. I embellished the bow with a large pink gemstone and placed a few tiny pink Dot Sparklers around the wreath. I hand-cut several flags and layered the flat side of each under a punched image layered on a scalloped circle. I add a couple medium pink gemstones in the lower right corner.

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There is no stamping on this card, which is unusual for me, lol! I used a glue pen and glitter to embellish the sentiment and punched images from the paper which really gives them nice shimmer but doesn’t photograph very well. :(

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And one final look with the flap pushed forward and the card ready to put into an envelope. I love that it folds flat!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Holiday Lamp Post cut file, Stampin’ Up 1″, 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ Scallop Punch
Accessories:  Kadomaru Corner Rounder, Recollections Pink Gemstones, Stampendous Pink Dot Sparklers, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Impossible Card and will link up a project with us this month – we’d love to see what you create! It’s never too soon to get started on your Christmas projects! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

3-D projects · Home decor · Papercraft

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Friday and happy March 1st! Can you believe it?! A 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 #8 – March Anything Christmas Goes! Anybody who knows me knows that I’m a sucker for fancy folds and am always looking for new ones to try. My inspiration for this very cool hanging reverse fold origami card (also called a squash card) came from one of my YouTube subscriptions HERE. Sam is one talented lady, and I could sit for hours watching her videos!

I created this card for my sister – it’s something she’ll be able to use year after year. And it’s contained in it’s own little decorated box! She loved it and showed it off to her crafty lady friends, lol!

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The paper reminds me of a flannel shirt. I paired it with green crinkled paper which looks great on the white cardstock.

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Here’s the lid off the box…

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… and the card out of the box. I even decorated the inside, lol!

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There are quite a few stamped and die cut Christmas sentiments as well as Christmas stickers used. I don’t typically use stickers on my projects but the ones I used on this came in the Photo Play paper packs and I just couldn’t resist. They are so stinkin’ cute!

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Here’s a shot of the entire card hanging on the wall. It’s about 2-1/2 feet long!

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And here are shots of the different sections. This was so much fun!

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And here’s a shot of the back of it when it’s all folded up, which is actually the very bottom portion. LOVE how this turned out – I’m thinking I’ll be making more of these for Christmas this year!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Taylored Expressions Snow White cardstock, The Paper Cut Crinkled Paper, Photo Play Here Comes Santa paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh, What Fun and Tin of Tags stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles, Sizzix Dotted Ovals, Rectangles and Circles, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circles STAX die
Accessories:  Photo Play Here Comes Santa and Holiday Cheer stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fun hanging reverse fold origami 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 and we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

merry everything happy always

Hello, everyone! It’s the first day of the month and you know what that means, lol… busy busy morning! A new challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #7 – February Anything Christmas Goes! I’ve been bitten by the Impossible Card bug and have made several  of these over the past couple months. They are just so cool!

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The patterned paper and fussy-cut elements are all from the KaiserCraft Letters To Santa 6×6 paper pack which I’ve fallen madly in love with! I used the traditional red and green color combo with Santa, holly and poinsettias. ;)

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And here’s another view with the flap down, ready for mailing. L-O-V-E this card!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, KaiserCraft Letters To Santa 6xy6 Paper Pad, Marco’s Gold Venicelux cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Suite Seasons stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler ink
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up Window Sheet, YNS Gold Glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Impossible 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 and we’ll see you again… real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

‘Tis the Season

Howdy, crafty friends! A new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’ve been chomping at the bit to share this DT inspiration project with you for MLCCB #6 – January Anything Christmas Goes! I made several of these pop-up snowman cards last year and they were such a hit, I made a few more this year to add to my Christmas card stash!

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This is a Karen Burniston die set and these are so cool – all the work is done for you! You just cut the pieces and put them together! I used a cool blue cardstock panel on a red card base with white snowflakes, snow banks and snowmen (one on the front and one on the inside). The snowmen are wearing top hats embellished with silver glitter paper and a snowflake with a gemstone.

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The snowman on the inside is wearing a ‘scarf’ of knotted ribbon, has coal buttons made from Crystal Drops, and pops up when the card is opened. This couldn’t be any cuter!

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And here’s a close-up of this most adorable little guy…

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I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
a2z Scrapbooking Challenge: January Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
Card Mania: #112 – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: January Challenge – Let It Snow
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Early Espresso cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Glimmer paper, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh, What Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Karen Burniston Snowman Twist Circle Die Set, Paper Smooches Stitched Borders die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

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! Thanks so much for stopping by and hanging out with me this morning – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig