Papercraft

Get Well Soon

Hiya, crafty friends! Half the year is over… yep, Christmas will be here before we know it, lol! A 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 #27 – Anything Goes + Foiling. Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a different technique twist each month for inspiration but the twist is not required to play! This month the twist is to use foiling – this could be a Minc machine, foiled cardstock, aluminum foil, etc. If you’re inclined to play the twist, let your creativity soar! I created a hot pink Get Well card using DCWV Washi Foil, and if this doesn’t make someone feel better, it will certainly blind them, lol! It’s bright and I love it!

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I’ve used lots of dies on this, starting with the scalloped stitched card base and stitched panels, then moving on to the foiled stitched oval with stamped sentiment, and finally the stamped and die cut band-aid with a little paper piecing. This was so much fun!

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I left the inside blank for a custom written message.

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And final look… did I mention how much fun this was?! Love how it turned out! And yes, it’s BRIGHT!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick Whisper White, Doodlebug Design dot-grid-daisy-stripe and gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints 6×6 paper pad, DCWV Washi Tape Basics Stack
Stamps: Spellbinders Get Well Soon Stamp & Die Set
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: PaperTrey Ink Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Spellbinders Get Well Soon Stamp & Die Set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Whether you play the twist or not – we’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

To a wonderful friend…

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday – hope you’re having a good crafty one! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #26 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut! This is one of my favorite techniques – it reminds me of putting together a puzzle when I was young! I created a pair of birthday cards for my stash using (another) one of my favorite color combos of lime green and teal blue.

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These cards are identical except for the reversal of the colors and the process was the same for each card. I cut each of the green and teal shimmer cardstock panels in half on a diagonal and then adhered half-panels of each color together. I cut two large intricate dragonflies from black glitter paper and set them aside.

I die cut a dragonfly into each panel and placed a piece of Stick It adhesive sheet behind the panel. I then carefully placed the black glittered dragonfly into the negative space on each panel, then proceeded to place the tiny parts of the wings into place. I stamped the sentiment on each panel in black StazOn ink and then layered each one on black cardstock.

I decorated the inside panel on each card with leftover strips of the lime green and teal blue shimmer cardstock and the black cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and then layered the panel on black cardstock. The black is really striking on these colors, I think, and I’m super happy with how these turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Shimmer cardstock, Stampin’ Up Black Glimmer paper, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Black StazOn ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies
Accessories:  Stick It adhesive sheet, Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this pretty set of cards and will link up an anything goes project with us this month – and we’d absolutely love to see you play the optional inlaid die cut twist! Remember, the twist is not every mandatory to play in our challenges but we always love to see your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Home decor · mixed media

faith wall hanging

Hello, my crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day! The May challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #25 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes and we offer an optional technique twist each month to inspire you! This month our twist is mixed media and we’d love to see you create a project using more than two kinds of media. I created a faith wall hanging for my studio to remind me to have a little faith on a daily basis… and I SO enjoyed creating this!

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I started with a 6 x 6 gesso board that I painted with black Gesso, then used a couple stencils with translucent paste and a spatula, and let it dry thoroughly. Then I rubbed some acrylic paint lightly over the stenciled areas with my finger tip, and let that dry. Meanwhile, I dug deep into my stash and brought out a variety of elements to use – a zipper, key, sequins, gears, flowers, ribbon, glass vial that I filled with beads, a dragonfly charm and a flashcard. Then I sprayed and spritzed ink, and the fun began… laying everything out and adhering all the elements in place. It was awesome watching it transform, lol!

Here are a few close-ups…

 


And here’s one more look… really loving how this turned out. I sure do love me some purple! Can you tell?! ;)

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Products used:
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin Violet india ink
Accessories:  6 x 6 Gesso Board, Black Gesso, Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil, DreamWeaver Translucent Paste; Liquitex Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue and Silver acrylic paint; Liquitex Matte Gel, variety of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, dragonfly charm, key brad, Indygo Junction zipper, Pretty Pink Posh Lavendar Moon sequins, Queen & Co. Baby Beads; Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vial, Flashcards and Swivel Clip; Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Marvy Uchida silver DecoColor paint marker, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkled ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed this wall hanging and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! Although the technique twist of mixed media is not required to play, we’d love to see a mixed media project using more than two kinds of media! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

A Real Classic

Hiya, crafty peeps! Yep, the time is flying by – welcome to April! Do you have any April Fool’s jokes planned for anyone, lol?! A new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #24 – Anything Goes + Black & White Plus One Color. Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you, but the twist is not required to play! So come on over and join us!

Leslie

I had already created a birthday card for the hubs several months ago but I’m thinking I may give him this one instead. His birthday is in June so I have a couple months to decide which one to give him. All stamps used on the front of this card are from Blank Page Muse. I used green with the black and white, and layered all the panels on black. I cut the sentiment with a dotted circles die and layered it on black foam.

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I kept the inside relatively simple with stamped sentiments from Sparkle N Sprinkle on a layered panel.

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men 6×6 paper
Stamps: Blank Page Muse Diamonds Background stamp, Classic Car Front End View stamp, and A Real Classic sentiment stamp; Sparkle N Sprinkle Woody stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Circles die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Black Darice Foamies foam

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s masculine birthday card and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project – or play the twist if you’d like! Black and white with one color isn’t too hard to pull off! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Inside every person

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and March 1st! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #23 – Anything Goes + Inked Background! Remember all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we throw in a technique twist just to inspire you and they are not required to play! ;)

I had THE best time creating this birthday card for a co-worker (she loved it, by the way!) featuring The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel stencil and Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, several different Ranger Distress Oxide inks, and Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz to create the background, then a fun River City Rubber Works rubber stamp and a Tim Holtz Paper Doll to balance it all out.

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I created the background by smooshing Ranger Water Color Paper into puddles of different colors of distress oxide ink spritzed with water, and drying with the heat tool between smooshing sessions. You get a much better result that way. I then used the Mini Time Travel stencil with Walnut Stain Distress ink to get the clock faces. Then I moved the stencil up slightly and to the right and applied Distress Grit Paste over the stencil with a spatula. When that was dry, I re-placed the stencil and added a little more Walnut Stain Distress ink to color the paste. I trimmed down the panel and layered it on brown cardstock, and added twine, the stamped/embossed ‘older person’ sentiment from River City Rubber Works which I LOVE, and the paper doll. On a side note, River City Rubber Works has sadly gone out of business. I really loved their stamps.

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I decorated the inside panel with a scrap of the trimmed-down front panel and a strip of leftover brown cardstock, stamped the sentiment (from a Stampin’ Up stamp set), and layered the panel on the brown cardstock.

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A couple more angled shots… I’m absolutely loving how this turned out! So happy my co-worker liked it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, Ranger Water Color Paper
Stamps: River City Rubber Works Inside Every Person rubber stamp, Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Dreams stamp set
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides- Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce, Walnut Stain; Tsukineko Pewter Shimmer Spritz; Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangles die
Accessories:  The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Time Travel Stencil, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, twine, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls

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 and would really love to see an inked background to go with it, lol! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

CAS · Papercraft

You are too kind.

Hi everyone! I’m back with another fun project this morning! A new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #22 – Anything Goes + Rubberband Stamping! Nope, I’m not out of my mind, lol! You really CAN stamp with rubberbands – either wrapped around an acrylic block or a brayer! I created a clean and simple thank you card using two sizes of rubberbands wrapped around a 3″ square acrylic block, and it turned out pretty neat!

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I masked the top and bottom portions of the panel, inked the center with two light shades of distress ink, stamped in the center with two darker shades of distress ink, and then removed the masking paper. I stamped a large sentiment across the bottom and then layered the panel and attached it to the card base. I stamped large flowers on Valspar paint cards and punched them out. I affixed glitter gumdrops to the centers of the flowers and adhered them to the front of the card.

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I embellished the inside panel with strips of the same cardstock used to layer the front panel and adhered a stamped/punched flower. I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… I really like rubberband stamping! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Valspar paint cards- Caramel Cream, Orange Ochre, Vivid Orange and Classic Red
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Flower Shop and One Big Meaning stamp sets
Ink: Ranger distress ink- dried marigold, wild honey, rusty hinge, barn door; StazOn White ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Pansy Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, YNS White Glitter Gumdrops, Masking Paper, thin and medium rubberbands

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and the technique twist is not required to play! Although you have to admit that you’re intrigued with rubberband stamping, lol, so give it a go! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

a Million and One thanks

Hi everyone! I’m back with another share on this fine Tuesday morning – the first of the month is always busy! A new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #21 – Anything Goes + Sentiment as the Main Focus. Remember that all of our challenges are Anything Goes and we always include a technique twist to inspire you but the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a totally green thank you card using some pretty foil and glitter Washi. Yep, I’m looking for some good luck in the New Year!

Leslie

This was an easy card and would be super fun to mass produce to create a set in different colors. Glitter Washi on the background, a stamped sentiment cut with a fancy die, a slightly larger die cut to layer it on, some foam and some Crystal Drops, and poof, you have a card! I see more of these in my near future, lol!

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For the inside, I embellished a white panel with foil and glitter Washi strips leftover from the front and then stamped a sentiment.

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And one final look… love it! ;)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, DCWV Washi Stack
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Million & One and Thankful Life stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Labels Eighteen dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Darice green Foamies foam, Nuvo Ivory Seashell Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! It can be a straight ‘anything goes’ or you can play the twist with us – it’s up to you! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig