if nothing ever changed

Hello again! I hope you’re having an awesome day! I’m back once more today to share another Hochanda sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! It has been quite an honor to have been asked to create this huge batch of samples to be showcased on Hochanda, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself! I still have a few more to showcase, so stay tuned!

This card features a Brushos background in yellow, orange and red, drying each layer with my heat tool before applying the next. I stamped the steampunk butterfly on yellow cardstock in black ink and colored it with Nuvo alcohol markers. Then I fussy cut the butterfly, adhered it to black cardstock and trimmed it again leaving a tiny edge of black cardstock around it. I adhered the butterfly just by it’s body so the wings are 3-D, and then layered the panel on yellow cardstock. I finished the front with Crystal Drops.

I embellished the inside panel with yellow and black cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and layered the panel on the yellow cardstock.

One more peek… really loving how this one turned out! I love butterflies and this steampunk version is the best!

When I started sharing Hochanda samples last week, I promised to share the corresponding screenshots I took of Alex holding up my cards on air, so here’s this one! #insertcheesygrin

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
2. Crafty Calendar Challenge: September Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #128 – Anything Goes
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2037 – Anything Goes
5. The Creative Crafters: #32 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstsock, Colorbok yellow cardstock, GKD Black Onyx cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp set
Ink: Brusho powders- lemon, scarlet, yelow, orange, brilliant red; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 375, 377, 374, 391, 453
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Boo

Hi friends! A super Happy Hump Day to you! How about some Halloween slimline card fun?! Here’s a fun sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps featuring the most adorable Trick or Treat Koala Goblins clear stamp set!

I stamped the images in black ink on white cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. The coordinating dies weren’t yet available in the store when I created this sample, but they are now, so that’ll definitely make your life easier, lol! The Halloween color combo is one of my absolute favorites. I used a polka dot Halloween paper and built this slimline off that, using stitched square and stitched square mini scallop dies. I did stamp a few of the extra images directly on the little die cut backgrounds and then added some black gemstones to complete the card front.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of the paper and black cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment and spider with web, then layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! I guess it’s the kid in me that still loves Halloween fun! Of course it helps to have adorable stamps to play with! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge: September Anything Goes
4. Creative Inspirations: September Challenge – Spots & Dots or Inky Splats
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2037 – Anything Goes
7. The Creative Crafters: #32 – Anything Goes
8. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #09 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay, Royal Velvet and True Black cardstock; DCWV Double-Stitched Textured cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Trick or Treat Koala Goblins clear stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 439, 441, 393, 391, 489, 491, 413, 487, 449, 479, 466; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Pentel Slicci Silver pen, white Prismacolor pencil, Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX and Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice black gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Steampunk

Hi everybody! I’m back again today to share another sample I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Hochanda showcase! As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, so I’ll be sharing those in my posts. I have to admit, I love seeing my cards on TV, lol! ;)

I created this card in a brown, teal and navy blue color combo which screamed ‘steampunk’ to me. I don’t do a whole lot of steampunk crafting so I’m not really sure if there are any particular color combinations to use.

I used the very cool Steampunk Gears, Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp sets as well as the Steampunk Gears die set, and did a little masking which is always fun.

I die cut a bunch of gears and stacked them for some awesome dimension in the lower left corner. I attached the layers with small navy blue brads, and then layered the panel on navy blue cardstock.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the trimmed stamped panel on the front which I complimented with brown and navy cardstock strips. I stamped the sentiment and cut it with a stitched rectangle die, and layered the panel on blue cardstock.

And one more peek… loving how this turned out despite the fact that I’m truly a steampunk novice, lol! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Artsystamper Digitals Challenge: #23 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #122 – Create A Scene
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #175 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #170 – Adventurous

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears, Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears die set, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, navy blue brads

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Time For Fun

Hi friends! Today is a sad day in American history as we remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11/2001 when America suffered a most horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers. May God continue to bless those families who lost loved ones. On a lighter and happier note, I’ve popped in this morning to share a sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps. Do you remember the ‘impossible card’ that swept the craft world a few years ago? Yep, I made a few of them – they are fun and super easy! I turned this one into a retirement card using the awesome Play Day on the Beach stamp set! I have to admit that I’m in full-on retirement mode since my official retirement date is in a few weeks! ;)

I cut the card base from light green cardstock and the layers from a textured teal cardstock to compliment the colors in the patterned paper. I stamped the image, colored it with Nuvo alcohol markers and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped the top sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock, trimmed it and flagged the ends with a small square punch. I cut the horizontal strips from a coordinating patterned paper and then the layers from the teal and light green cardstock. I stamped ‘Congratulations’ on the left end of the bottom strip, and added light green gemstones on the strips along with crab and lobster brads to tie in the beach theme.

And one more peek… this is such an interesting design that is super simple but packs a great punch!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #122 – Create A Scene
5. Not Just Card Challenges: September Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #175 – Anything Goes
7. Time Out Challenges: #170 – Adventurous

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, Marco’s Kachina Grass Cloth cardstock, Dare 2B Artzy Modern Bliss patterned paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Play Day on the Beach stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir alcohol marker- FS7; Nuvo alcohol markers- 425, 429, 360, 369, 413, 389, 451, 377, 477; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch (to flag sentiment strip)
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Crab & Lobster Brads, Ranger distress collage medium, Darice green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

love much & laugh often

Hello again! I hope you’re having a great day! I’ve popped back in to share another sample I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda last week. I used the Gears 2 clear stamp set along with the Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets to create this awesome steampunk card. I have to say that this herringbone background is a super fun technique and I’ll definitely be doing this again! It’s time-consuming but SO worth it!

Once the herringbone background was complete and layered on textured brown cardstock, I adhered it to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink, trimmed it and layered it on the brown textured cardstock.

I die cut a bunch of gears, covered them with Versamark and then with various colors of ‘metal’ embossing powders, then arranged them in layers on the card front, gluing them down as I went. I then tucked the sentiment in underneath and adhered it.

I created a smaller thinner herringbone panel which I layered on the textured brown cardstock and used to embellish the inside panel. I stamped the sentiment and layered that panel on the textured brown cardstock as well.

And one more peek… totally loving this card! And I’m not even a steampunk fan! The herringbone background really sets off the embossed gears, don’t you think?!

Here’s a screenshot I grabbed while Alex was holding this card up for the viewers to see which I thought I’d share! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio assorted patterned papers
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Gears 2 clear stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Ranger ground espresso archival ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior; Ranger Black, Liquid Platinum and super fine detail Gold embossing powders; Milwaukee heat tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Happy Holidays

Happy Hump Day, my friends! I mentioned yesterday that the Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda was last week so I’m sharing some of the samples I created for the show!

I used the Birdcage Winter 2 clear stamp set and the Birdcage die for this pretty slimline Christmas card in traditional red and green, featuring three circular frames with a bird on a branch in the center of each. I really enjoyed creating this card!

I cut a white slimline card base along with three 3″ square pieces of red glitter paper and adhered them to the card base. I cut three stitched mini scallop frames and two narrow strips of green embossed paper. I stamped three branches in green ink and three birds in red ink on white cardstock, and die cut the branches with a circle die and the birds with the corresponding bird die.

I adhered the circular branch die cuts behind the frames and adhered one to the center of each red glitter paper square. I adhered the narrow green embossed paper strips to the seams where the glitter paper squares meet. I popped each bird up on a foam square and adhered one to each branch, and then added tiny dots of Rouge Perfect Pearls. The final touch was stamping the sentiment in red ink on white cardstock, trimming it and flagging the ends, and adhering it to the center circle.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover pieces of the red glitter paper and the green embossed paper, added a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out!

As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, so I’ll be sharing those with each post. ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #116 – Festive Things With Wings

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad, Kaiser Craft Letters To Santa 6-1/2” paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Sizzix Holiday Words: Script die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Ranger Rouge Perfect Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Noah’s Ark

Howdy peeps! Top of the morning to you! I’ve popped in this morning to share a sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps using the new Noah’s Ark stamp set! OMGoodness, this is THE most fun stamp set to play with – there are so many adorable elements! I haven’t done paper piecing in a while and thought this would be a fun stamp set to do that with! Lots of fussy cutting but definitely well worth it! ;)

Paper piecing is such a fun technique especially when creating a scene! I had a large time going through patterned paper finding just the right patterns to use for all the elements! I did accent a few of the animals with alcohol markers, and used a shimmer pen on the rainbow to add a bit of shimmer.

I embellished the inside panel with some of the green plaid paper used on the front and a thin strip of black cardstock, stamped the greeting and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more look… I’m absolutely tickled with how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #128 – Anything Goes
5. Moving Along With The Times: #122 – Create A Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink True Black cardstock, Doodlebug Design gingham-linen rainbow petite prints, The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Noah’s Ark clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker), Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, clear Wink of Stella, Spectrum Noir FS7; Nuvo alcohol markers- 497, 412, 431, 427, 439, 393, 466, 405, 379, 479
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Thankful for you

Howdy, everybody! As I mentioned earlier today, the Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda was last week so I’m sharing another sample I created for the show! I used the Scalloped Oval 2-Fall clear stamp set along with the Scalloped Oval Die and Scallop Oval Nesting Dies to create this Fall-themed card.

I cut a landscape A2 top-folding card base from ivory cardstock, then created a starburst background with an assortment of Fall papers. I stamped and die cut the oval, colored the sunflowers and layered it on a yellow Scalloped Oval die cut.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover scraps of some of the papers used on the front, stamped the sentiment and layered the panel on yellow cardstock.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! Fall is my favorite season so this was right up my alley! And I love the starburst background!

As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, and thought I’d share the corresponding screenshot with each post. ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments; #198 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #141 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight cardstock, Stampin’ Up Color Me Autumn DSP
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval 2-Fall clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink, Nuvo alcohol marker 404, Stampin’ Up Cajun Craze ink,
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval Die and Scallop Oval Nesting Dies
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Meowy Christmas

Hi friends! I’ve popped in to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time playing with these amazing stamps and dies, and I have several samples to share in between the Hochanda samples. This is an adorable center panel easel card featuring the Build A Cat 2 clear stamp set and the coordinating Build A Cat die set. We are ‘crazy cat people’ so any opportunity I get to create a cat card, especially a Christmas cat card, I’m on it!

I’ve had the instructions for this center panel easel card in my tutorial folder for quite some time and I’ve made a few of them over the years. I paired plaid and glitter papers from a fun 6×6 Christmas paper pad with some matching green cardstock. I colored the kitty’s bows green to match the card and I used a rather lonely border die in my stash that doesn’t get much use to create the glittery rick-rack die cuts on the sides, and a couple circle punches for the stamped sentiment.

Here’s an angled view so you can see the simple but cool construction. ;)

And one more peek… lying flat and ready to stuff into an envelope. Loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments; #198 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #141 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Granny Smith cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad, American Crafts Cricket glitter paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Build A Cat 2 clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 412, 495, 497, 400; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Build A Cat die set, Sizzix Borders die, Stmapin’ Up 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ circle punches
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

home tweet home

Hi friends! A very Happy Tuesday to you! The Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda was last week so I’m ready to start sharing some of the samples I created for the show! There are a few so I plan to spread them out over the next couple weeks. Hochanda is a UK-based crafts, hobbies and arts TV channel which frequently showcases products made and sold in the USA, so this is truly an honor! As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, and thought I’d share the corresponding screenshot with each post. ;)

I used the Birdcage clear stamp set along with the Birdcage die set for this new home card which features a layered gold foil birdcage with a stamped bird inside and a pretty pink bow.

I created a standard A2 top-folding white card base. I love to round one bottom corner to add interest to my cards. I chose two pretty coordinating patterned papers to create the background panel and added a gold foil strip at the line where the papers meet. I die cut three birdcages from white cardstock and one from gold foil, and layered them on top of one another to create a dimensional element. I stamped and die cut the bird which I affixed behind the birdcage just prior to adhering it to a light pink stitched oval die cut. I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it to fit the area at the base of the birdcage, then added a pink and white dotted bow and some Sprinkles in the lower left and upper right corners.

I embellished the inside panel with scraps of the patterned paper used on the front along with a narrow strip of gold foil cardstock, added a layered die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on the light pink cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: September Anything Goes w/ optional Charm
2. Classic Design Challenge: #9 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments; #198 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #141 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Hygloss gold foil cardstock, Stampin’ Up Powder Pink cardstock, Colorbok Mint Julep designer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamping tool, Gemini Junior, pink dotted ribbon scrap, Doodlebug Design Sprinkles- Tangerine Assortment

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig