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

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! ;)

I’d love to enter this little purse into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts All Year Round: April Challenge – Anything Christmas/Winter Holidays Goes or Snow Buddies
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge

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

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

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!

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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

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

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