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

Papercraft

Relax

Hello, crafty friends! Well, it’s the first of the month and you know what that means… lots of posts! So thanks for hanging in there with me while I showcase some fun DT inspiration projects I’ve been busy working on! A new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my project for MIUCB #20 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! Remember that our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ plus we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you but the twist is not required to play! This month the twist is ‘no stamping!’ I’m wondering if you’ll find that to be as challenging as I did, lol!

I used Canvas Corp Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections to create my Beach Bums card. I had a particular friend in mind when I created this, and I think she’s going to love it!

Leslie

I punched some beach shell elements, inked the edges and layered them in a cluster on the front panel. I fashioned a bow from twine and tucked it beneath the starfish element on the right side, then created a tag with rounded corners, an eyelet and twine, and adhered it on the top of the cluster. To finish the front, I added the Beach Bums sentiment and some pearls.

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I kept the inside panel fairly simple – I just inked the edges, added a paper strip along the left side and layered it on black cardstock. I leave the inside panel blank on a lot of my cards blank so a custom message can be written. But this time I left the inside blank because of the ‘no stamping’ twist in the challenge!

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One final shot to see the dimension. What a fun card – love how it turned out!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corps Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections, Marco’s black cardstock
Ink: Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ Circle Punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circle die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Melissa Frances Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and even a ‘no stamping’ project – so come on over and play with us! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Sweet and Joyful

Hi everyone! I’m back on this fine Thursday morning with another 1st-of-the-month post, shaking my head in disbelief that it’s already the beginning of November! 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 #19 – Anything Goes + Aperture! Remember, our challenges are always Anything Goes, and the technique twist we offer every month is just for your inspiration and not required to play! This month it’s any shape hole or opening in your project! Come on over and play with us!

I created a fun Christmas card with an adorable little gingerbread man peeking out of a round aperture! I created a fun design using Stampin’ Up cardstock, paper, stamps and punch!

Leslie

Here’s a close-up of that adorable little guy! He couldn’t be any cuter with his tiny red heart! The only embellishments I used were a few red gemstones.

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And here is the front flap open to reveal the simple inside sentiment. This one’s going in the pile to mail out in a few weeks! ;)

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And one final look… I’m in love! :)

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #11 – Christmas/Winter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Garden Green and Soft Suede cardstock; Stampin’ Up Warmth & Cheer DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink; Spectrum Noir- D2
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter Punch and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, red gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with an aperture this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you again real soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Lucky

Hi everyone! It’s October 1st and Monday and quite a busy morning! A new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #16 – Anything Goes + Monochrome! Our challenges are always Anything Goes and we’d absolutely love to see you play the technique twist – this month it would be a monochrome project in variations of any color!

I really love fun folds and am always on the hunt for new ones. My inspiration for this friendship card came from my friend Dawn who created a fold-out panel card HERE. I absolutely fell in love with this fold and just had to try it! Love how it turned out!

Leslie

I got some new Stampin’ Up designer series paper a while back and settled on several patterned papers from that collection along with some contrasting cardstock for this card. I stamped a sentiment, punched it with a circle punch and layered it on a scalloped die cut and two more circle die cuts.

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I stamped an image and sentiment in the fold out panel.

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Here’s a shot of the fold out panel completely open.

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I stamped a sentiment on the back as well. Such a fun card!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Tangerine Tango and Grapefruit Grove cardstock, Stampin’ Up Grapefruit Grove 6×6 DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Love What You Do and Thankful Life stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango and Grapefruit Grove ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Proud to enter this monochrome fun fold into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #77 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge: #10 – October Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #78 – Dies & Punches
Cardz 4 Galz: #81 – What’s New (new fun fold technique)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #56 – October Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper October Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #77 – Anything Goes
Monochrome Magic: #15 – Monochrome or Monochrome w/ Twist of Add a Bow (no twist)
Not Just Cards: Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #8 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #354/355 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are anything goes with an optional technique twist to inspire you… the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for hanging with me this morning – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig