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:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, 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

3-D projects · Papercraft

Red Glitter Ornament

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful crafty weekend! This month’s challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MLCCB #14 – September Anything Christmas Goes! I created a beautiful red glitter ornament which I plan to gift because with eight cats, we won’t be putting up a tree again this year, lol! We love our fur babies, but boy-oh-boy they sure can wreak havoc on a Christmas tree! Bwahahaha!

Ornaments are really easy to create with intricate dies, as long as the design is the same on both sides. I cut four die cuts of this pretty round ornament from red glitter paper.

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I folded each of them down the middle and adhered the right side of one to the left side of the next until all four were adhered. Just prior to adhering the third one to the fourth one, I sandwiched a loop of metallic string between the layers. I added a few clear rhinestones for a little extra added bling.

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And here’s one more close-up look. Super happy with how this turned out!

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I’d love to enter this ornament into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol marker- R20
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Delicate Ornaments Thinlits
Accessories:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gold Metallic String

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

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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!

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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