mixed media · Papercraft

Life is a Journey wall hanging

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using Art TexturesBig Art TexturesWriting Backgrounds and Kind Words stamp sets. I created a mixed media wall hanging. This is my last post for Paper Wings Productions and I wanted to create something really neat! Life is definitely a journey and we need to make the most of it! I’d like to thank Carrie and the rest of the design team for having me along this term. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself!

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I started with a 5×5 Gessobord and then added a torn piece of corrugated paper, a piece of fabric mesh and a rusted metal heart attached to a swivel clasp.

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I applied some crackle paste as well as some distress grit paste with a stencil. From there, I added an assortment of gears, charms, a book clip, buttons, beads, flowers, and sea glass, and then covered everything in white gesso. Several of the items were repurposed- the fabric mesh, a pop-top and a hard plastic ring.

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Then came the fun part of inking it up with red, pink, orange and yellow India inks, spritzing with water and letting it run. I rubbed gold acrylic paint over all the surfaces and then I did some random stamping with black StazOn ink. I splattered watered-down white Gesso over the entire piece with a fan brush.

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The final step was adding the pieces of paper straws, the sentiment and the twine for hanging. Loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this mixed media wall hanging into the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #273 – Anything But A Card
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges: #356 – Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Challenge Blog: #33 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional White

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Big Art Textures stamp set
Writing Backgrounds stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Black StazOn Ink
Dies/Punches: We R Memory Keepers Cropadile Big Bite
Accessories: Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Ranger Distress Grit Paste, Ranger Texture Crackle Paste, The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Butterfly Collage, Studio White Gesso, Liquitex Gold paint, Funkie Junkie Boutique Rusted Heart, Tim Holtz Elementary Flashcards, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Swivel Clasp, Tim Holtz Bouquet, Yellow Thick Baker’s Twine, Webster’s Pages Paper Straws, assorted charms, buttons, book clip and sea glass

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

HAPPY new year for Paper Wings Productions December Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from Ashley’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please click HERE to start from the beginning.

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Are you ready for our last blog hop of the year? The theme for this month is “Celebrations”. We will look at how each of our designers uses celebrations in their creations. How does your family celebrate holidays? Do you hand make cards, presents, or even wrapping paper? We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own holiday projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

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The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, December 5th!

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Okay, let me side-track you for a minute or three to showcase my project! I created a sparkly New Year’s card with a vintage feel using a sentiment from the Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set  and an adorable image from the Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet. It felt good to create a New Year’s card after all the Christmas cards I made, lol!

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I created the background by repetitively stamping “HAPPY new year” on a piece of ivory cardstock in Ground Espresso distress ink, and adhered this to a brown card base. I layered the vintage image on red cardstock, popped it up on foam tape and then layered it on another piece of slightly larger red cardstock, and centered this on the stamped background. I cut several strips of red glitter paper and outlined the stamped background, overlapping the corners.

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I added a tiny red Dot Sparkler to each of the four corners of the image, and affixed a simple brown jute cord bow to the bottom center of the image.

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I stamped a sentiment on the inside panel layered on red cardstock and embellished it with a strip of red glitter paper.

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! Now be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog next!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Dana
Ashley
Leslie (you’re here!)
Veronica
Paper Wings Productions

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’d love to enter this vintage New Year’s card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenges: December Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #34 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #20 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenge: #395 – Anything Goes with optional Let It Snow
Crafty Gals Corner: #151 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: #139 – Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs: #109 – Anything Goes with option of Christmas
QKR Stampede: #272 – Christmas Tags or Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Vintage Creative New Year Clip Art Sheet

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Cherry Red and Early Espresso cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Range Ground Espresso Distress Ink
Accessories: Fiskars Stamp Positioner, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, 3 Girl JAM Brown Jute Cord, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will hop along with us! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

hello Gorgeous

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the Vintage Domino Melange, Vintage Melange and Sayings and Sentiments stamp sets. I created a fun accordion style birthday book with a twine bow closure.

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I cut the accordion base from kraft cardstock. I then cut the cover pieces and all the background pieces with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the large flourish from the Vintage Melange stamp set on the front and back covers in brown ink. The front and inside sentiments are both from the Sayings and Sentiments stamp set. I heat embossed the front sentiment in gold, cut the two words apart and affixed them to the front above and below the twine line.

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I stamped all nine domino-sized images from the Vintage Domino Melange stamp set on kraft cardstock and colored each with Spectrum Noir markers in a very basic fashion. I cut each image with a slightly smaller stitched rectangle die, layered each one onto a brown die cut and then adhered them to the accordion base. The birthday sentiment on the last panel is also from the Sayings and Sentiments stamp set, and is small enough to leave room to sign the book! ;)

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Here are closer shots of the images. What a super fun project – and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

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Paper Wings Productions products used:
Vintage Domino Melange stamp set
Vintage Melange stamp set
Sayings and Sentiments stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Versamark; Spectrum Noir- DR1, DR2, FS9, )R2, BT5, DG3, CT4, PL4, TN7
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers dies
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Studios Blackbird Natural Twine, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

traditions for Paper Wings Productions November Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from the Paper Wings Productions blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please click HERE to start from the beginning.

Now that Halloween is over, we start thinking about the holidays. What holidays do you and your family celebrate? One way to make the holidays special is to create your own decorations and greetings. Our design team has come up with projects with the theme “home for the holidays”. We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own holiday projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

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The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, November 7th!

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Okay, let me side-track you for a minute or three to showcase my projects! I’m still adding to my pile of Christmas cards – my plan is to have them all finished and ready to mail by December 1st and that’s only a month away! I created a pair of  ‘traditions’ Christmas cards using almost all of the sentiments in the Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set  and a few sentiments from the Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set which just happens to be on sale right now!

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These were fun and really easy. I arranged all the sentiments in a collage fashion on my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped them on a quarter-sheet of cardstock. I duplicated a few of the sentiments to fill in ‘holes’ and then trimmed the edges and cut the piece in two.

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I layered the stamped collage pieces on red glitter paper and then two layers of torn vellum, and adhered them to the front of the card bases along with the holly sprays.

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I embellished the holly with red Crystal Drops.

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The inside is the same on both cards, which I kept very simple with just a stamped sentiment using stamps from the Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set. I’m tickled with how these turned out!

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! Now be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog next!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Leslie (you’re here!)
Veronica
Larissa
Ashley
Dana
Paper Wings Productions

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’d love to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: #283 – Sparkle

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Say It- Winter Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Mix It Up Clear Stamp Set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up Red Glimmer Paper, Vellum
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Creative Expressions Holly Sprays dies
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Autumn Red Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Fall thanks for Paper Wings Productions October Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Happy Friday and WELCOME to the Paper Wings Productions Fall and Halloween Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you’ve arrived here from Ashley’s blog, then you’re in the right place. If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

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This month we’re having a bit of Fall fun! Our designers have made projects with different styles and techniques to show you all the ways you can make a Fall greeting.

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Be sure to complete the entire hop for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store!

For a chance to win all you need to do is:
—be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
—visit each of the participating designer’s blogs and leave a comment
—come back and leave us a comment on the Paper Wings Productions blog telling us you’ve completed the hop

To increase your chances of winning, “Like” our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries.

We will announce the winner on the Paper Wings Productions blog on Tuesday, Oct. 10th!

Let me interrupt you for a minute to showcase my project! I created a clean and simple ‘Fall thanks’ card with a whimsical feel using sentiments from the Sayings & Sentiments and the Kind Words stamp sets and bright Fall-colored cardstock. I’m loving CAS these days!

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I’m, by no means, an artist but I did make my own pumpkins! I have to admit, I was a little concerned at first, lol, but once I got them put together, I loved them! I hand-cut the pieces from different orange and green cardstock scraps and inked them in Rich Cocoa ink. I drew whimsical highlights on all the pieces with a rich Cocoa marker and put the pumpkins together. I stamped the simple sentiment from the Sayings & Sentiments stamp set in the Rich cocoa ink in the lower right corner then adhered a dark brown cardstock strip just above it. I adhered the pumpkins and added a few dots of Crystal Drops to finish off the front.

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The inside sentiment is from the Kind Words stamp set, also stamped in the Rich Cocoa ink. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out! Both of these sentiment stamp sets are pretty amazing and would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s stash!

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Thanks for allowing me to share my project! I’m the last stop on the hop so be sure you now head back over to the Paper Wings Productions blog to let us know you’ve completed the hop!

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way:
Paper Wings Productions
Larissa
Veronica
Dana
Ashley
Leslie –> you’re here!
Paper Wings Productions

THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY!
&
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

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I’m happy to enter this CAS card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #10 – Anything Goes
CAS on Friday: #118 – Fall/Halloween
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #165 – Colors of Autumn
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes w/Optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Stamping Sensations: Autumn Glory
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Sayings & Sentiments stamp set
Kind Words stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker
Accessories: Brown DMC Memory Thread, Nuvo Ripened Pumpkin Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

mixed media · Papercraft

Wings art journal spread

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m super stoked to share a DT inspiration project using Art Textures stamp setBird Beauty stamp setVintage Cuties Clip Art SheetFlower Power stamp setWings stamp set and Mini Wings stamp set. I created my first-ever art journal pages and am very happy with how they turned out!

I began by stamping random textures in black ink from the Art Textures stamp set over both pages and around the edges. I then brushed gesso over both pages and let dry. I rolled a thin layer of pink acrylic paint (red and white mixed) with a brayer over both pages and let dry.

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Using a spatula, I applied opaque matte texture paste over a stencil in several places on both pages. When dry, I spritzed a little water and sprayed the Cranberry ink. I let the ink run in some places and lightly blotted it in other places.

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I stamped the sentiment on the lower right page and then splattered watered-down black gesso over both pages.

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I layered a vintage cutie on pearlized cardstock and then again on some torn cardstock, sewed around the edges, and adhered it to the left side. I stamped and fussy cut one large and two small butterflies, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and added some Shimmer Pico Embellisher to all the wings.

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I also stamped two yellow flowers and two pink flowers, fussy cut them and added Shimmer Pico Embellisher to those as well. I adhered the butterflies with Tim Holtz gam spinner bodies and the flowers.

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Here’s one final shot – a close-up of the sentiment. I just love this!

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Proud to enter this Art Journal spread into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #351 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #67 – Anything Goes
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #55 – Geometric Shapes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1740 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #26 – Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #302/303 – Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Bird Beauty stamp set
Vintage Cuties Clip Art Sheet
Wings stamp set
Mini Wings stamp set
Flower Power stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, Urban Style Design Pad
Ink: Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- CR6 and CT4, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte texture paste, Studio white gesso, Tim Holtz Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Titanium White and Cadmium Red, Ranger Cranberry Adirondack Color Wash, Ranger Distress Sprayer, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, Bo Bunny Doily, Shimmer Pico Embellisher, Idea-ology Game Spinners, black gesso

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my very first art journal pages using some fabulous stamp sets! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

get WELL soon

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – hope you’re all having a great week! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m happy to share a DT inspiration project using the Flower Power stamp set along with the Sayings and Sentiments stamp set, Perfect Pearls and a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Buckle. I created a pretty get well card with a vintage feel.

I stamped several flowers from the Flower Power stamp set randomly over white cardstock with the Perfect Medium in the Perfect Pearls Jewel kit. The Perfect Medium stamped in a light brown which I thought was odd because I remembered it stamping clear the last time I used it several years ago, lol! I applied the green, blue, red and purple Perfect Pearls powders anyway and got a muted vintage look to all the colors. I guess that’s what happens when you use ‘aged’ Perfect Medium, lol! But I sure like the way it turned out! I lightly misted the panel with water to bind the powders so they don’t rub off. I cut the background and the rest of the white and brown bag cardstock layers with the matting dies.

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I stamped the sentiment in Frayed Burlap distress ink on a narrow strip of white cardstock cut with a matting die from the same set, layered it on the brown bag cardstock, added a buckle and adhered it to the front. I finished the front with several flat-back pearls.

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For the inside, I decorated the white layered panel with a leftover strip of the stamped florals and kraft cardstock used on the front. I left the inside blank for a handwritten message.

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Happy to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz: #55 – Get Krafty
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #17 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenge Blog: September Challenge – Metal
Hiding In My Craft Room: #316 – Fall Colors
House of Cards: September Challenge – Add Text and/or Colors
Inspiration Destination: #133 – Anything Goes with Optional Recipe (flowers, die cuts, pearls)
Little Red Wagon: #410 – Give Us Your Background
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1736 – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Monday Challenge – STAMPtember Stamp It
Simon Says Stamp Blog: Wednesday Challenge: STAMPtember Stamp It
Tuesday Throwdown: #359 – Punches and/or Dies

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Stamps: Flower Power stamp set and Sayings and Sentiments stamp set
Accessories: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Buckle

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Marco’s Brown Bag cardstock
Ink: Ranger Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Curved Matting Basics A & B
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Perfect Pearls Jewels kit, Champagne Flat-Back Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig