These shoes were made for walkin’

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY! Today is the 1st of July and you know what that means… lots of posts! 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 #60 – Anything Goes + optional CAS! I know I’ve mentioned before that I used to be very intimidated by a clean and simple design, but over the past few years I’ve grown to love it! And remember, the technique twist is not ever mandatory to play in our challenges! I created a fun shoe-themed card using a Bugaboo heels image from my digital image arsenal. Bugaboo may be closed but their images will go on forever! ;)

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis White 110# cardstock. I printed the heels digital image on CutCardStock Basis White 80# cardstock and cut it with my Scan N Cut along with several additional plain die cuts which I adhered together for some dimension. I colored the image with pink and black alcohol markers and added a little sparkle overlay to the black ribbon. Using the My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac Die-namics die, I die cut a strip of ric rac from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, and adhered it across the bottom of the card front. I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Pretties Sassy Shoes stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink just under the ric rac on the right side. I adhered the shoe just above the ric rac and added several tiny pink gemstones to complete the card front.

Using the same ric rac die, I die cut a strip of ric rac from Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock and adhered it across the top of the inside flap, and then stamped the sentiment from the same Sassy Shoes stamp set just below it.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! It’s definitely CAS and it’s almost a one-layer card, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: July #7 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #125 – Anything Goes Always
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #101 – Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #171 – Anything Goes
6. StarStampz Challenge Blog: #35 – Polkadots

Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis White 110# cardstock, Basis White 80# cardstock, Basis Black cardstock, Pop-Tone Razzleberry cardstock
Stamps: Bugaboo Heels Polka Dots digital image, Paper Pretties Sassy Shoes stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- RP04, BK00; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Ric Rac Die-namics
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice pink gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this clean and simple shoe-themed card! I also hope you’ll link up with us this time – with or without the technique twist! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Beautiful You

Hi friends! Happy New Year! Can’t believe 2022 is here already – last year literally flew by! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! 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 #57 – Anything Goes + optional Foiling. If you’re in for playing the optional twist, we’d love to see your project using a laminator/Minc machine, foiled cardstock, aluminum foil, etc. I used gold metallic foil cardstock and Deco Foil Rainglow Transfer Sheet for my birthday card.

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock. Using the Hero Arts Circles & Squares stencil along with Deco Foil Rainglow Transfer Sheets, Deco Foil Stencil Pal and Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo, I created the background for the front of the card and then die cut it with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Layers.

I used the My Favorite Things Bold Beautiful Die-namics and die cut the focal element from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock and Hygloss Gold Metallic Foil cardstock, piecing the red cardstock into the gold negative spaces. I added the word ‘you’ die cut from the gold metallic foil cardstock using the Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits and adhered it to the bottom right.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and die cut it with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Layers. I embellished the panel with a leftover strip of the foiled panel on the front, a strip of CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock and a strip of gold metallic foil cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set in red ink and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Foiling is so stinkin’ fun, and this rainbow foil is absolutely gorgeous!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022
2. Classic Design Challenge: #1-2022
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #95 – Anything Goes
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #161 – Anything Goes
6. Moving Along With The Times: #138 – Lady/Girl
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #208 – Use a Song, Poem or Quote (song – Oakridge Boys ‘Beautiful You’)
8. The Outlawz Festive Friday Challenge: Birthday theme
9. The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge: Anything Goes w/optional Celebration Theme of Choice (birthday)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Jupiter cardstock, Hygloss Gold Metallic Foil cardstock
Stamps: Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Rockin’ Red ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Bold Beautiful Die-namics, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX Layers, Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Deco Foil Rainglow Transfer Sheets, Deco Foil Stencil Pal, Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo, Hero Arts Circles & Squares Stencil

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! We’ve made some pretty major changes over on the challenge blog so be sure to come over and check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

merry & bright

12/31/21 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! A super fun Happy Hump Day to you – you’ve made it half-way through the week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! 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 #56 – Anything Goes + Black & White Plus One Color! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you. Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I used black and white plus red for a Christmas card this time. Loving the black and red paper that looks like flannel paired with the oh-so-popular deer from the CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies! ;)

This is a super simple design that could easily be mass produced. I cut a top folding 5-1/2″ square card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and layered the black and red flannel paper on a CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock panel which I adhered to the card base. I die cut a reindeer from red foil cardstock and a second one from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock which I layered slightly offset beneath the red one for a slight shadow effect. I cut a layered corner element and added several black enamel dots. I heat embossed the sentiment in Hero Arts Red Embossing Powder, flagged one end and adhered it to the lower right corner of the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the black and red flannel paper and a narrow strip of black cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft: November/December Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Addicted To Stamps & More: #419 – Any Occasion
4. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #94 – December Anything Goes
6. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: December Challenge – Christmas Time
7. Critter Crazy Challenges: #57 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
8. Inkspirational Challenges: #252 – Plaid

9. Make The Cards Challenge: #43 – Christmas
10. QKR Stampede: #433 – Anything Goes
11. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #206 – Winter/Christmas
12. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Happy Holidays/Christmas
13. The Crafting Challenge: December Challenge – Add A Christmas Sentiment
14. Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Hero Arts Red embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Eyelet Outlet Black Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’ll link up a ‘black and white plus one color’ project with us this month! 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

Pinwheel Bouquet

11/30/21 November Rising Star at A Place To Start!
12/1/21 Top 5 Winner at Moving Along With The Times!
12/6/21 Top Sprout at A Place To Start!

Hi everyone! A very Happy Monday to you! I hope it’s not too awfully cold where you are! It has cooled off nicely here and we love it! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #55 – Anything Goes + 3-D Project! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire our participants but the twist is not mandatory to play. This month the twist is to create a 3-D project – and I created a pinwheel bouquet! I thought it would be fun to make one for my studio and it sure brought back some childhood memories!

I painted the inside of a wide-mouth mason jar with Farmhouse paint and let it dry for several days. I made eight pinwheels in 4″, 5″, 6″ and 7″ sizes using the WRMK Pinwheel Punch Board and attached a jeweled embellishment in the center of each one with Ranger distress collage medium. I arranged them inside the mason jar with hot glue and floral foam. I wrapped ribbon around the jar lid and tied a bow, and attached a small button in the center.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! Definitely a fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge: November Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge: #11 November – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #11 – Craft A Favorite Memory (playing with pinwheels as a kid!)
4. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #11 November – Anything Goes
5. Moving Along With The Times: #136 – Anything But A Card
6. Your Scrapbook Place: November – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Best Day Ever DSP
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Wide-mouth mason jar, White Ash Farmhouse paint, American Crafts Pinwheel Attachments, Ranger distress collage medium, Stampin’ Up Best Day Ever ribbon and button, Stampin’ Up Falling In Love Embellishments

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up either an ‘anything goes’ or 3-D project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Birthday twister

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY, lol! When you’re retired, every day is a YAY day, lol! Hope you’ve had a great week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! 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 #54 – Anything Goes + Paper Piecing! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ with a technique twist offered each month just to inspire you. The twist is never mandatory to play! The twist this month is paper piecing! I find paper piecing to be somewhat tedious but relaxing in a weird kinda way, like fussy cutting, as the two come hand in hand. Can’t do one without the other, lol! I created a fun twister card using Art Impressions stamps and dies. I vowed a while ago that I would work on using everything (hoarded) in my stash… I know it’ll take a while but I AM working on it. The AI twister series of stamps and dies, along with their matchbooks and tryfolds, are so much fun!

I cut a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, adhered a red polka-dot panel and cut the opening in the front with the Twist Frame die. I die cut the frame for the opening and the sentiment with stars from CutCardStock Camomile cardstock. Then came the fun paper piecing the dog… I stamped him twice on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and then again on CutCardStock Twine cardstock. I cut one of the images stamped on the white cardstock with the coordinating Dog Twist Set die and fussy cut the party hat, collar and cupcake from the other image stamped on white cardstock, and then fussy cut the dog from the image stamped on the twine cardstock. I colored the party hat, collar and cupcake with alcohol markers, his tag with a silver pen, and the whites of his eyes with a white Gelly Roll pen. I finished the front with a few white enamel dots.

I cut a yellow polka-dot panel for the inside and embellished it with blue and white cardstock scraps for the sentiment and signature panel.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I shake my head sometimes wondering why it takes me so long to use such fun goodies!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Twine cardstock, CutCardStock Camomile cardstock, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist cardstock scraps, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 paper
Stamps: Art Impressions Dog Twist Set stamps, The Project Bin Kinda Pawsome stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- Rich Reds Collection, Ombre Collection, Fragrant Orange Collection, Sunshine Yellow Collection, Marina Blues Collection, Neutral Browns Collection; Pentel Slicci Silver pen, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Art Impressions Dog Twist Set dies and Twist Frame die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet White Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project with or without the technique twist of paper piecing! Hope to see you play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hello

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week with some lovely weather where you are! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MIUCB #53 – Anything Goes + Monochrome! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! This month the twist is monochrome – but the twist is never required to play! I created a pretty ‘thinking of you’ slimline card in brown and tan using Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Hearts 2 stamp set and coordinating Heart Key Crown die set, along with an all-time favorite hello script die from Mama Elephant.

I jumped on the slimline wagon last Summer but I’ll admit that I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to size, lol! I always create a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card base because I think it fits better in a #10 business envelope. I created a side-folding portrait card base from CutCardStock Twine cardstock along with several additional layering panels from Darice textured brown cardstock and CutCardStock Twine cardstock. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set, I stamped the hearts in brown ink on the twine cardstock and used the coordinating Heart Key Crown die set to cut them.

I arranged the three stamped and die cut hearts on the front and added the die cut sentiment to the front of the middle heart at an angle. I colored several white flat-back pearls with an alcohol marker (did you know you could do that?!) to match the monochrome scheme.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Twine cardstock and kept it fairly simple by just stamping a heart and the sentiment from the Hearts 2 stamp set on the panel in brown ink and layering the panel on brown cardstock, leaving a wide border.

And one more look… I really like how this slimline turned out! Always loving a monochrome color scheme, too!

Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Twine cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol marker- 466 (Honey Amber Collection) used to color the pearls
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice small white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a monochrome project… you choose! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

a true friend (set of 2 note cards)

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Can’t believe we’ve hit August already! Where has this year gone?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #52 – Anything Goes + Mixed Media! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you. The twist this month is mixed media and we’d love to see a project using more than one medium – but the twist is not required to play! I created a pair of friendship cards featuring a smooshed distress ink background layered on a panel of dry embossed stripes. I used the gorgeous Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown and Hearts 2 stamp sets along with their Heart Key Crown die set and the Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies.

I created two standard A2 size top-folding card bases along with front panels from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I dry embossed the front panels and then die cut a double stitched rectangle from dark and medium teal cardstock along with a silver foil cardstock layering panel for each. I stamped a heart in dark and medium teal ink to match the cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating die. I set everything aside so I could work on the backgrounds. I laid down various colors of distress inks (peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles and dusty concord) on my craft mat, spritzed with water in my Tim Holtz distress sprayer and smooshed the cold pressed watercolor paper around in it, drying with my heat tool between smooshes. When I was happy with the overall result, I spritzed a homemade mixture of white Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink in a Ranger Mini Mister to give the panel a slight shimmer. I then cut two double stitched rectangles from the inked panel using the next smaller double stitched rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment on each inked panel in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. I layered the die cuts onto the silver foil cardstock panel and adhered them to the card fronts. The final touch was adhering the die cut hearts and some small white flat back pearls. I’m a bit quirky and intended to offset the focal element on both of these cards but got interrupted by someone at the door and when I went back to my studio to finish putting the second card together, I totally forgot what I had done on the first one, lol! That’s how this old brain works… bahahaha!

I cut an inside panel for each card from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished each one with a thin strip of the cardstock used on the front and a scrap from the inked panel, and then layered each panel on silver foil cardstock. I left the inside blank on each to write a custom message.

One more peek at the pair… so happy with how these turned out! Loving these colors and beautiful stamps and dies!

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Arches Cold Pressed watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Prickley Pear Stamps Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- peacock feathers, mowed lawn, salty ocean, bundled sage, chipped sapphire, pine needles, dusty concord; homemade Perfect Pearls and Dr. Ph. Martin’s blue India ink; Versamark, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz distress sprayer, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Gemini Junior, Darice Stripes embossing folder, Xyron Creative Station, Darice tiny white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Remember, all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a mixed media project – take your pick! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Joy

Hi everyone! Hope the weather is decent where you are and it hasn’t gotten too hot yet! It’s warming up here but with little to no humidity, it’s more easily tolerated. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! 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 #51 – Anything Goes + Aperture! We are a technique challenge blog and all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ with an optional technique twist each month given to inspire you! This month the twist is an aperture, which is any shaped opening in your project. Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I’m still in Christmas mode so this peek-a-boo die and my favorite poinsettia die were the first two things that came to mind! This design came together pretty quickly!

I created a standard A2 top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel cut from CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock and a piece of white craft foam. Using the My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die, I die cut the aperture in the white silver panel and the craft foam, and adhered them together. I cut a rectangle from CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock which I adhered behind the aperture, and then adhered the piece to the card base.

I added the ‘Joy’ sentiment using silver glitter alpha stickers along with some small green gemstones for a little interest. Using the Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set, I cut the poinsettia from CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and the leaves from Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, assembled it and added Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops to the center. I set it aside until the Crystal Drops were dry, and then adhered it to the card front, at the bottom left of the aperture.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, embellished it with a strip of the Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, stamped the sentiment from the Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees clear stamp set in green ink, and layered the panel on CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock.

And one more look… I absolutely love this poinsettia die and have used it many times. It makes such an elegant Christmas card!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; CutCardStock Curious Metallic White Silver cardstock, CutCardStock Silver Glitter cardstock and CutCardStock Bonsai cardstock; Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Christmas Trees clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Rectangle Peek-A-Boo Window die, Hero Arts Paper Layering Poinsettia die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice silver glitter alpha stickers, Darice Foamies white craft foam, Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops, Darice small green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this pretty card and will link up with us this month! We love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects but we really love seeing you play the twist! But remember, the twist is not necessary to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life Begins After Coffee

Hi friends! I hope you had a great weekend and your week is off to a fabulous start! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! Our new challenge at Mix It Up Challenge Blog is live this morning and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #50 – Anything Goes + Stamping! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you! Our twist this month is stamping so we’d love to see your clear/rubber stamps in action! Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I created a fun card for that coffee lover featuring several Prickley Pear Stamps stacked coffee cups in bright colors on a dry embossed ivory background.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock along with a layering panel for the front. I dry embossed the front panel, layered it on watermelon cardstock and added some washi tape across the top for a little interest. I stamped the coffee beans and coffee cups on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, punched it with a circle punch and trimmed off the top portion. I arranged the cups in a stack and adhered them with dimensional foam pads. I adhered the coffee beans to the bottom of the card and the sentiment toward the top right, and added a Tangerine Sprinkle for a little more interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with a narrow strip of watermelon cardstock and a strip of the washi tape. I added a die cut sentiment and a few more coffee beans and layered the panel on watermelon cardstock.

And one more peek… I’m so in love with this card! I’m not a huge coffee drinker (two cups every morning) but I love these colorful stacked cups!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup and Tea stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 387, 392, 410, 412, 416, 449, 377, 379, 428, 360, 369, 405, 374, 381
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Coffee Cup die set, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ circle punch, The Cat’s Pajamas ‘smile’ die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles Tangerine assortment, Darice adhesive circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’ll link up with us this month – either plain ‘anything goes’ or play the twist of clear/rubber stamping! That’s not too difficult for most of us, lol! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

lesliesig

Birthday Quad Fold

Hi friends! Happy Saturday – I hope you have something fun planned this weekend and you’re having some great weather! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! 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 #49 – Anything Goes + Layering! We are a technique challenge blog and all of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you! Our twist this month is layering (three or more layers) which is easy for most of us, lol! I have a cool project to share this month with lots of layers – which I’m calling a quad fold card. My inspiration came from the Stempeleinmaleins blog but I can’t find the specific post again. It’s a German blog with tons of great resources and they may have called this fold something different than what I’m calling it. If I end up finding it, I’ll update this post.

I created the card base from kraft cardstock and covered the panels with coordinating papers. I stamped an assortment of images on Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock in brown and teal inks, cut them with oval and scalloped oval dies, layered them and adhered them to the panels. A couple of them required a small amount of coloring which I did with alcohol markers and I added some Crystal Drops to a couple of them. I added a velcro closure under the scalloped oval element on the front to keep it closed.

And one more peek at the front and one of the back… so loving how this turned out! Definitely a unique fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #273 – 11th Birthday
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #145 – Mother’s Day or For A Special Lady
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
5. The Crafting Challenge: May Challenge – Flowers and/or Butterflies

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, DCWV Double-Sided textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered & Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval clear stamp set and Scalloped Oval 4-Floral clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink, Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 405, 413, 415, 361, 366
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval Die and Scallop Oval Nesting Dies
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops, 5/8″ velcro circle

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this month! We love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects and we really love seeing you play the twist! But remember, the twist is not required to play in our challenges! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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