be authentic

Hi friends! Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I hope you’ve had a most awesome week! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #45- Anything Goes + Bleaching! I created an inspirational card using the bleaching technique along with heat embossing. Come on and play with us – don’t be afraid of using bleach on your project… it’s fun!

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This is the third or fourth card I’ve created over the years featuring this awesome stamp and the bleaching technique. My inspiration always comes from a past project from seven or eight years ago when I hosted my first challenge while on the Blockheads Paper Arts design team. Blockheads is sadly out of business now, but my challenge featured the bleaching technique and I did a stepped-out tutorial on the blog. One wouldn’t ordinarily think of using bleach on a craft project, but when carefully used on dark cardstock, the results will amaze you! I went with a black card base here because I thought the shimmer papers would look awesome against the black.

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I stamped the moth in Versamark and heat embossed it in black. Using a Fantastix brush point tip applicator, I very carefully ‘bleached’ all the parts of the moth inside the embossed areas. I let it air dry (which didn’t take very long) and then colored the moth with water-based markers and Clear Star shimmer pen. I cut the image with a stitched oval die and layered it onto three dotted rectangle die cuts in graduating sizes. I added black gemstones and a Tim Holtz sentiment sticker.

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I embellished the inside panel with some leftover cardstock strips and added another sentiment sticker.

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And here’s another peek… really loving how this turned out!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: #1-2021
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #83 – January Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #134 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Black Onyx, Sweet Corn and Peach Bellini cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock stack
Stamps: Blockhead Paper Arts Whimsical- Take Flight stamp
Ink: Versamark, Marvy Uchida water-based markers, Sakura Clear Star pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Sizzix Dotted Rectangle dies, Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Ranger fine detail Black embossing powder, household bleach in small dish, Fantastix brush point tip applicator, Tim Holtz Small Talk sentiment stickers, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And maybe you’ll try the bleaching technique? Whether you do or don’t, 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

for you

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – hope you’re having a fantastic week! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #44 – Anything Goes + Clean and Simple! The twist this month is CAS! Remember, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ but we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you and it’s not required to play! I created a pretty friendship card to showcase this month.

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For the focal image on the front, I used a Spellbinders rubber stamp that I purchased in a friend’s ‘de-stash’ event about a year and a half ago. I mentioned in another post recently that I don’t know how I can own something so awesome and beautiful for so long without ever having had ink on it! Just blows my mind, lol! Anyway, I colored the image with Bic Mark-It markers, fussy cut it and adhered it to a panel that I popped up on bright orange foam for some dimension. I finished the panel with Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with orange and pink textured cardstock, and then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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Here’s one more look… very happy with how this turned out! Such a gorgeous stamped image!

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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. QKR Stampede: #409 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #256 – Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Darice orange and pink textured cardstock
Stamps: Spellbinders Flower Bouquet rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Love What You Do stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Summer Melon, Yellow Blaze, Polynesian Purple, Oceanview Blue, Hot Aqua, Margarita Green, Key Lime, Forest Green
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI Stamp tool, Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops, Darice orange Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love see ‘anything goes’ OR clean and simple – your call! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Never Grow Up canvas

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday – I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend! Our new challenge is live at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #43 – Anything Goes + Making Your Own Background. Remember, all of our projects are Anything Goes and we offer an optional twist each month just to inspire you! The twist is not required to play! I used the awesome TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp from my stash to create this fun mixed media canvas. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten inky and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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This canvas took several days to complete and features a background full of texture created with five different stencils, coloring with Iridescent Gelatos, random background stamping and black Gesso splatters. I added a few details to the images with metallic pens and Glossy Accents. I want to share a tip that I was excited to discover prior to sealing the canvas. I knew the inket printer ink would smear when I brushed on the multi medium matte, so I covered each printed element with clear Gesso by dabbing it on with my finger in an up and down motion rather than side to side to keep ink from smearing. I gave it a couple hours to dry thoroughly and then I sealed the entire front and sides of the canvas with the multi medium matte. Voila – it worked and no smearing! I created a hanger with a beaded chain that I embellished with blue bamboo cord and a blue seam binding bow. I also created a dangle for each side. Here are a few close-ups:

And one more look… I love how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Never Grow Up! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: November Challenge – Anything Goes w/ optional Cute Critters (no twist)
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blogs: November Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #407 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #254 – Just For Fun / Anything Goes
5. Your Scrapbook Place: November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White cardstock, 60# Hammermill copy paper
Stamps: TandiArt Rainbow Girl 2 digital stamp, Paper Wings Productions Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Ink: Gelatos Iridescents- Blue Moon, Stardust, Comet, Odyssey; Pentel Slicci Metallic Blue, Metallic Pink and Metallic Green pens; StazOn Jet Black ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Accessories:  Canvas Corp 5×7 canvas; Liquitex White Gesso, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel, Mini Specimens and Mini Harlequin stencils; Memory Box Texture Mini Dots stencil; Stampers Anonymous Crate stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Liquitex Black Gesso, fan brush, Glossy Accents, beaded chain, Hemptique blue bamboo cord, blue seam binding

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme and we’d be tickled if you play the twist and create your own background, but the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Snowflake Junk Journal

10/15/20 Top 3 at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog!
10/31/20 Spotlight Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
10/31/20 DT Favorite Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!
10/31/20 DT Favorite at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! A very Happy Thursday to you! A new challenge launched over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this morning and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #42 – Anything Goes + Distressing. Remember, all of our projects are Anything Goes and we offer an optional twist each month just to inspire you! The twist is not required to play! I used the amazing Vectoria Designs Winter Junk Journal Kit from my stash to create my project this month. OMGoodness, it’s so gorgeous and was so much fun putting together!

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As with most digital kits, you print the elements on good paper and then put it together. It couldn’t be any easier and the result is stunning! I inked the edges of the front and back cover, all the pages and all the tags with walnut stain distress ink and added a couple snowflake charms and some bling. Several of the pages have pockets and tags. :) Here are some close-ups:

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And one more look… I’m so smitten!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #125 – Anything Goes
2. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: October Anything Goes
3. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #80 – October Anything Goes
6. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #117 – Vintage Christmas
7. The Crafter’s Cafe: #252 – Anything Goes
8. Your Scrapbook Place – October Anything Goes
9. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #458/459 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Vectoria Designs Winter Junk Journal Kit printed on 60# Hammermill copy paper
Ink: Ranger walnut stain distress ink
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, ScraPerfect Strap-N-Tap Perfect Crafting Pouch, Wild Orchid Crafts snowflake charms, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Darice iridescent gemstones and white flat back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month – we can’t wait to see what you create! We know you love the ‘anything goes’ theme and it would be really awesome if you play the twist and create a project with some distressing, but the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

noel

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #41 – Anything Goes + Foiling! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to inspire you. The twist is not mandatory to play. This month the twist is foiling – so if you are inclined to play the twist, think Minc machine or laminator with foil, foiled cardstock or even aluminum foil!

I rounded the bottom right corner… I like rounding one corner for some reason, lol! It definitely adds interest! I used red foil cardstock for the sentiment and silver foil cardstock for the snowflakes on this card. I added a red gemstone to the center of each snowflake and several green glitter Gumdrops in the lower left corner. This was an easy design and could easily be mass-produced to send to a list of Christmas card recipients!

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the striped paper and red foil cardstock used on the front. I stamped the inside sentiment in red ink and layered the panel on the green cardstock used on the front.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Foil sure is fun to work with but it’s hard to photograph, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #79 – September Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #127 – Anything Goes
4. The Crafter’s Cafe: #250 – Anything Goes
5. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
6. Try it on Tuesday: Neat and Tidy
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, Hygloss Silver Foil cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin North Pole stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Tim Holtz Alterations Holiday Words: Script die, Sizzix Calendar Months die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, YNS green glitter Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We always enjoy seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we really love it when your inspired to play the twist! Just remember, the twist is not mandatory to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

joy

Hi everyone! I hope this past week was a wonderful one for you! I had great week with the sharing of lots of happy news – my retirement has been approved, I joined the Eyelet Outlet DT and I joined the Prickley Pear Stamps DT! Woo-hoo – lots of great things happening right now! Our new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #40 – Anything Goes + Embossing! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! Our twist this month is embossing (heat or dry) and the twist is not required to play!

I created a front step panel card which is one of my new favorite fun folds. I used the Darice Wire Fence embossing folder to dry emboss the green Kraft-Core cardstock used for the front panel and lightly sanded it while it was still in the embossing folder which really brought out the kraft core. I’ve also fallen in love with the Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set and used that as the focal on this card. I die cut a Tim Holtz Holiday Celebrations Script word die for the sentiment, and added a few green flat-back pearls.

For the back panel, I stamped a sentiment from The Project Bin in green ink and affixed a leftover piece of the green Kraft-Core cardstock used on the front to tie it all together.

And one last peek… an angled shot so you can see the cool construction of this. I just love it and it folds flat for mailing! Bonus!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #78 – Anything Goes
4. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #46 – Christmas in July
5. The Crafter’s Cafe: #248 – Anything Goes
6. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes
7. Your Scrapbook Place: August Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents kraft cardstock, Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Glimmer Paper, Dare 2B Artzy patterned paper
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice Wire Fence embossing folder, sanding block, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, KaiserCraft green flat-back pearls, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We always love to see your ‘anything goes’ projets and if you feel so inclined, go one step further and either heat or dry emboss an element on your project to tie in this month’s twist! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Crafters canvas

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a good day! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #39 – Anything Goes + Open Technique! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month to get your mojo going! This month the twist is an open technique so you can use whatever technique you want for your project but just tell us what it is in your blog post. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten really inky so I created a mixed media canvas for my studio!

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I absolutely love mixed media and don’t do nearly enough of it. I guest designed for The Hedgehog Hollow back in March and received the March Subscription Box to create with, and used quite a few goodies from that box on this canvas. It’s an 8×8 stretched canvas that I covered with two coats of Gesso. I applied embossing paste over The Hedgehog Hollow ruler stencil, and once dry, I added pink, orange, purple and green shimmer sprays which were really vibrant so I spritzed them with water to tone them down a bit. When those inks were dry, I splattered the entire front of the canvas with slightly-watered-down Copic white opaque ink on a fan brush and then stamped with the vertical words stamp set from The Hedgehog Hollow pressed into the Copic white opaque ink, leaving all the stamps on the plastic sheet, which yielded some cool white blotchy illegible letters.

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I stamped, colored and fussy cut a pen, bottle of ink, bottle of glue, painter’s palette and brush, and tube of paint, all from The Hedgehog Hollow. I stamped sentiments (also from The Hedgehog Hollow) in pink and green ink and die cut them – and discovered that those inks aren’t waterproof. I somehow got a droplet of water on the green sentiment and was about to re-stamp it when I thought ‘nope, that just adds to the mess’ so I left it alone. I added a twine hanger constructed of three lengths of twine that I knotted every couple inches and attached with a screw on each side of the canvas.

I dug into my crafty stash and found several other items to compliment the stamped images and sentiments. Then the fun began… arranging everything on the canvas! I’m so loving how this turned out and can’t wait to hang it in my studio! Here are a couple more angled shots.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Craft-Dee BowZ: July Challenge
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Bright and Cheerful
7. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White heavy base weight cardstock
Stamps: The Hedgehog Hollow Craft Together, Crafters Embellish and Vertical Words stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Key Lime, Tiki Hut Tan, Fandango Pink, Sunset Orange, Yellow Blaze, Rambunctious Red, Blue Skies Blue, Cloud Nine Grey, Polynesian Purple, Hot Aqua; Stampin’ Up Old Olive and Melon Mamba; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists- Party Pink, It’s Yellow, It’s Blue, Moss, It’s Orange; Copic white opaque ink, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics B die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Canvas Corp 8×8 stretched canvas, Liquitex Gesso, The Hedgehog Hollow Ruler stencil, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Canvas Corp Burlap Flower, buttons and tiny heart charm from stash; 7 Gypsies Architextures Tall Base Chicken Wire, Stash Paque Create Ephemera, Old Scissors and Old Paint Brush Findings; Queen & Co. Baby Beads Toppings, Jute twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this mixed media canvas and will link up a project with us this month! Use any technique you want but just be sure to tell us what it is in your blog post! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

For Someone Special

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! This month’s challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #38 – Anything Goes + Acrylic Block Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping with an acrylic block! Yes you can, and it’s easy and fun! I created a ‘celebrate’ card that can be used for lots of different occasions, and features a gorgeous Gibson Girl image.

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I inked up an acrylic block with walnut stain distress ink, spritzed it with a little water, and ‘stamped’ it on 4×6 photo paper to create the background. When it was dry, I stamped the Gibson Girl in Jet Black StazOn ink. When that was completely dry (it took a little longer), I trimmed the image and adhered it to a tan panel which I adhered to a black card base. I created some photo corners with a 1/4″ circle punch and two small squares of cardstock cut diagonally. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a flag die, which I layered on two more flag die cuts for dimension. I added a row of tiny black gemstones to finish the front.

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I embellished the inside panel with a strip of tan cardstock and layered the panel on the same tan cardstock, then stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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One more look… these Gibson Girl stamps are so beautiful! I really love the vintage feel of this card!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Addicted To Stamping and More: #391 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Friends Challenge: #136 – Add Embellishments (handmade photo corners and small black gemstones)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: June Anything Goes
6. Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge – Make Your Own Background
7. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
8. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes
9. Your Scrapbook Place: June Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse pure white cardstock; GKD Black Onyx, Tan Leather and White cardstock; Canon 4×6 photo paper
Stamps: Flonzcraft Gibson Girl 01 stamp, Inspired by Stamping Petite Banners and Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp sets
Ink: Ranger walnut stain Distress Oxide ink, Jet Black StazOn ink
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 3, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, acrylic block, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Darice tiny black rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, the twist is never mandatory to play in our challenges! Even if you don’t want to play the twist, we’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

birthday wishes

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and May 1st! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #37 – Anything Goes + Masking! As you know, our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer an optional technique twist each month just to inspire you – and this month’s twist is masking! I created a… wait… one layer (yessss, one layer AND clean and simple!) birthday card featuring masking of a bunch of sweet feline friends wishing somebody a happy birthday!

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I think this might be the second or third one layer card I’ve created in all my adult crafty life, lol – and it’s CAS – this doesn’t happen very often! I colored these little guys and gals with my Prismacolor Pencils so there would no bleeding through the cardstock. I really need practice as I’m still such a novice using colored pencils.

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I stamped the ‘from all of us’ sentiment on the inside in black ink.

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And one more peek… so sweet! I love it!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #38 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Purr stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Teeny Tiny Greetings and Big Thanks stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories:  Prismacolor Pencils- Carmine Red, Black, Rose, Silver, True Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Cream, Ginger Root, Yellow Ochre, Spanish Orange, Goldenrod, Yellowed Orange, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Dark Brown; MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one layer card featuring the optional twist of masking this month! We’d love to see what you create – either a straight ‘anything goes’ or the twist of masking! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

For You gift box

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! Our new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog launched this morning and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #36 – Anything Goes + Fancy Fold! You know how I love fancy folds so this challenge was right up my alley and I was really looking forward to it! I created a napkin fold gift box using some gorgeous Dare 2B Artzy papers and stamps!

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This is the second napkin fold gift box I’ve made. The first one is HERE (created last year) if you’d like to take a peek. Despite the complex look, it really is an easy gift box to make. And the sky is the limit with regard to cardstock, papers and occasion! I embellished the top of the box with some Dare 2B Artzy stamped and die cut feathers and YNS green glittered Gumdrops.

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I used Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock for the box base, and Dare 2B Artzy Botanical Breeze paper pack for the box layers and the napkin fold. It’s best to use double-sided papers because both sides are visible. Here’s a pic with the lid taken off, showing the napkin fold just barely beginning to open.

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And here’s  a pic of the napkin fold fully open, revealing an inspirational sentiment in the bottom of the box! The sentiment is from one of the two Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The ‘gauze’ texture stamp under the sentiment is from Paper Wings Productions.

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And here’s one more look… how stinkin’ cute is this?!

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I’d love to enter this gift box 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
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Beauty of Nature
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Botanical Breeze paper pack, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Dream BIG and Dream Catcher stamp sets, Paper Wings Productions Art Textures and Fall Mix It Up stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, YNS green Glittered Gumdrops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project – or you could go one step further and play the twist of a fancy fold! C’mon, you can do it! Just remember that the twists are never required to play in our challenges – they are offered just to inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig