Let it Snow

Hello again! I’m back with another card I’ve showcased this morning on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog using the Snow Family clear stamp set! You know me and fun folds… I’m always on the look-out to try a new one! I saw this one in a Splitcoast Stampers newsletter not too awfully long ago, called a triple fold card with a belly band, and the tutorial can be found HERE. Super fun and easy, and packs a punch! ;)

I created the card base from teal cardstock and adhered two coordinating patterned paper layers on the folded panels. I created a layered belly band embellished with two snowflake brads to keep the card closed when it’s finished.

I stamped Poppa Snowman on the front left panel, then stamped him again on white cardstock which I colored with alcohol markers, fussy cut and paper pieced on the left panel. I stamped the sentiment and added a snowflake brad with collage medium. I took the prongs off the brad since I didn’t want them to show through on the other side.

I embellished the inside panel with a piece of the snowflake patterned paper, a stamped and die cut sentiment and a narrow strip of the teal cardstock.

And one more look… I love this fold so much that I have another base cut and folded and ready to turn into a project, lol, so stay tuned! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (Winter Wonderland)
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #265 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
3. Cardz 4 Galz: #135 – Cute Christmas
4. Crafty Catz: #529 – Anything Goes w/ optional Baby Its Cold Outside
5. Cut It Up: #214 – Christmas
6. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #485 – Anything Goes
7. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #180 – Snowflakes, Fairies, Angels and/or Stars (Snowflakes)
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #50 – Christmas
9. Try it on Tuesday: Winter Wonderland

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Tropical Teal cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, The Paper Studio four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Snow Family clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 428, 417, 393, 363, 369, 489, 379
Dies/Punches: Inspired by Stamping Fancy Label Dies 2
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Snowflake 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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Ho Ho Ho

11/30/20 Special Mention Winner at Classic Design Challenge!

Good Sunday morning to you all! I’m back this morning to share a Christmas slimline card that I created for Prickley Pear Stamps for their “Wish List” themed article in the Rubber Stamp Madness Holiday Edition! This card features a little scene I created with the Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set! So stinkin’ cute! My copy of the Holiday Edition is on it’s way and I will update this post when I receive it. What a thrill! ;)

UPDATE: Holiday Edition received in the mail today! Sorry about the glare on the cover, though. Love the ‘Spotlight’ article on Prickley Pear Stamps! Woo-hoo!

I created my go-to size slimline card base of 9″ x 3-3/4″ from red cardstock and layered on some Christmas plaid. I stamped all the images in black ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers. I created this card prior to the dies being available so I fussy cut all the images and created the scene. I used my snow marker to accent their outfits which gave the images nice texture. Since the Prickley Pear Stamps article theme was “Wish List” I made sure to pop up the wish list on foam pads. I layered the focal panel on gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I stamped, layered and trimmed the sentiment, and added a few glittered Gumdrops in the upper right corner.

I embellished the inside panel with plaid paper and a strip of gold foil cardstock, added a layered sentiment and fussy-cut holly, and layered the panel on the gold foil cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out and so proud it was published in Rubber Stamp Madness magazine! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11-2020
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: W is for Winter Wonderland and/or X is for Xtra Special (X is for Xtra Special)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
4. Crafty Catz: #528 – Anything Goes w/ optional Christmas (playing twist)
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: November Anything Goes
6. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #133 – Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #146 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters Challenge: #34 – Anything Goes
9. Try it on Tuesday: Traditional Christmas Colors
10. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes
11. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 405, 495, 497, 453, 449, 428, 360, 461, 379, 479, 466, black; Spectrum Noir- IG1; Pentel Slicci Gold pen
Accessories:  Marvy Uchida Snow marker, Milwaukee heat tool, YNS clear Glittered Gumdrops

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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Dotted/Floral Smile

Hello again, peeps! I’m back today with my last Prickley Pear Stamps sample in this batch! Whew, I’ve been busy over the past few months and it feels good to have showcased them all! This fun bi-level card was created with the absolutely adorable Emma Uppercase Alphabet Letters and Emma Lowercase Alphabet Letters clear stamp sets! These stamp sets were designed for Prickley Pear Stamps by a sweet 17-year-old young lady, and I think she did a fine job! They are so fun and versatile!

I created a standard top-fold A2 card base, adhered yellow dotted paper to the front flap and chopped it off with a stitched scallop edge die. I stamped upper and lower case alphabet letters randomly all over the front flap and colored the small segments in with a yellow alcohol marker.

I embellished the bottom portion of the inside flap with a coordinating floral paper and a leftover strip of the dotted paper used on the front, and then added a die cut sentiment.

And one more peek… this is so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! It’s rare that I create a card without a front sentiment, but with the die cut sentiment inside, it can be used for a variety of occasions – and I like that!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2042 – Anything Goes
2. Paperbabe Stamps: #130 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Bright Buttercup cardstock, Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Emma Uppercase Alphabet Letters and Emma Lowercase Alphabet Letters clear stamp sets
Ink: Nuvo alcohol marker 475
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die, The Cat’s Pajamas Smile die
Accessories:  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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

believe

Hello, my friends! A very happy Tuesday to you! I have a super fun card to share with you today – another website sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! This one is a tag card with diagonal double pockets! My inspiration came from… you guessed it… another Splitcoast Stampers newsletter outlining this tutorial HERE. You know me – I’m a total fun fold geek, always on the look-out for another one to try! I used the adorable Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set for the tags on this card.

I used some pretty double-sided Christmas paper from my stash to create the card base, and added a red glitter die cut sentiment to the front. I cut two tags from ivory cardstock and embellished them with more of the papers from the same Christmas paper pack. I stamped the images on white cardstock, colored them with alcohol markers, and fussy cut them all. The coordinating dies weren’t available yet when I was gifted this stamp set, but they are now! I adhered the stamped and cut images to the tags, stamped a sentiment at the bottom of each tag and added some green crafter’s cord.

This card does not open, so I cut a panel for the back, embellished it with a coordinating paper and a thin strip of red cardstock, and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I had one leftover stamped and cut element so I adhered it to the panel and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so happy with how this turned out! These koalas are so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #265 – Create A Tag
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2042 – Anything Goes
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #130 – Anything Goes
4. The Paper Funday Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes w/ optional Halloween
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Lots of Layers
6. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory and Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up red Glimmer paper
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 412, 487, 489, 391, 495, 451, 479, 466, 427, 430, 379, black; Posca white paint marker, Pentel Slicci Gold pen, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script die, Magnolia Doohickeys Tilda Lace die, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch, regular hole punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampin’ Up red/white dotted skinny Washi Tape, Glossy Accents, Hemptique green Crafter’s Cord

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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

hb2u

Hello again, my friends! How’s the weather where you are? It has turned out to be a little chilly here today but I LOVE it – I’m so ready for cooler weather! I’ve popped back on this afternoon to share another website sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps using the super cute Emma Numbers and Emma Lowercase Alphabet Letters clear stamp sets. OMGoodness, the possibilities with these stamps are endless!

I created this card in a timeless classic color combo of black and white with just a pop of color here and there. There are three sizes of numbers in the Emma Numbers stamp set, and I used all three sizes to create the background. I colored the open areas with my drying-up fine point Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens and added a touch of Clear Star shimmer. Using the Emma Lowercase Alphabet Letters stamp set, I created the sentiment element using a couple circle punches and a scalloped circle die. The finishing touch was the addition of a few small iridescent gemstones.

I embellished the inside panel with a narrow panel of stamped and colored numbers, a thin strip of black cardstock and a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And another look… totally loving how this turned out! I did re-do the sentiment element because the original rectangular one I made just didn’t look right. The circular one made all the difference in the world! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
2. Let’s Craft and Create: #164 – Anything Goes w/ optional Paper Strips Instead of Ribbon (no twist)
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #130 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Black cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Emma Numbers and Emma Lowercase Alphabet Letters clear stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens- Middle Purple Pink, Magenta, Orange Glaze, May Green and Indianthrene Blue; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ and 1-3/4″ circle punches, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles Small die, Tim Holtz Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice iridescent 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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

The Promise

Howdy, everyone! Hope you’ve had a great week and you have some fun planned for this weekend! The weeks sure do seem to be flying by! I have another Prickley Pear Stamps website sample to share this morning. This sweet card was created with the super adorable Noah’s Ark clear stamp set. The main stamp is large and there are several smaller stamps to add details, and what a fun scene to color!

I stamped the large image in dark brown ink and trimmed the panel, then stamped the remaining images. I colored the scene with alcohol markers and layered the panel on dark brown cardstock. I cut a slightly larger panel from green dotted patterned paper and layered it on dark brown cardstock. I layered the panels together and adhered them to the card base.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the green dotted patterned paper and dark brown cardstock used on the front, added a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on dark brown cardstock.

And one more peek… I really love this stamp set and the message!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (no twist)
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
4. Moving Along With The Times: #123 – Animal(s) and/or Bird(s)

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate cardstock, Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Noah’s Ark clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 389, 403, 404, 479, 466, 393, 379, 439, 427, 431, 412, 487, 489; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- TB1, LG3
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Blessings Stamp & Cut (die only)
Accessories:  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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Time to Relax in the Sun

Howdy, everyone! I hope you’re having a great day! I’m back again to share another fun fold sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps. This one is a diagonal fold and I’ve used the super cute Play Date on the Beach clear stamp set. It’s been a long while since I created a diagonal fold and I had forgotten how fun they are!

And besides being a fun fold, this card is paper pieced which is an extra added fun touch! I layered a couple coordinating papers on darker cardstock to embellish the diagonal panels. I stamped the image on lighter cardstock, paper pieced the elements, then cut it with a stitched rectangle die.

Here are shots of the card opening up. I embellished the inside panel with the same coordinating papers used on the front, cut diagonally, with the prints reversed. I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on the darker cardstock.

And one more peek… this is such a fun stamp! Who wouldn’t love to be invited to spend a day on the beach?!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (no twist)
2. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
4. The Creative Crafters: #33 – Anything Goes
5. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; Stampin’ Up So Saffron, Pool Party and Island Indigo cardstock; Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Play Day on the Beach clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Spectrum Noir FS7; Nuvo alcohol markers- 363, 369, 410, 428, 497, 451, 479, 405, 379, 391, 389; Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles STAX dies
Accessories: 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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Ho Ho Ho

Hi friends, and Happy Thursday to you! Today is our oldest granddaughter’s 17th birthday and I’m sitting here shaking my head at how fast these years have flown by! Every year I feel a little bit older, lol! This morning I’m sharing another website sample for Prickley Pear Stamps. You know how I love fun folds and I’ve created another split panel fold using the most adorable Santa Koala and Mrs Claus clear stamp set for the focal image which I absolutely love! I shared one of these folds for another design team a couple weeks ago that I created in portrait orientation, so I thought this one in landscape mode would be a fun alternative!

I used a fun tree print from one of my favorite 6×6 Christmas paper pads for the narrow panels. I stamped the images on white cardstock in black ink and colored them with Nuvo alcohol markers. I trimmed the panel, layered it on red cardstock, and added a candy cane brad along with several small light green gemstones. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom narrow panel, and the final touch was Glossy Accents on Mrs Claus’s glasses!

I embellished the inside panel with strips of tree print and red cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in black ink, and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! I think this fold is one of my new favorites!

https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/2020/10/world-wide-open-design-team-challenge.htmlSharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (no twist)
2. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
4. The Creative Crafters: #33 – Anything Goes
5. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Lots of Layers
6. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, Bella Blvd Christmas Wishes 6×6 paper pack
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Santa Koala and Mrs Claus stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 379, 466, 416, 487, 495, 497, black
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Candy Cane brad, Darice light green gemstones, Glossy Accents

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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Steampunk dragonfly

Hi again, friends! I’m back again today to share my final Hochanda showcase sample created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I have a few more website samples to share so I’ll be sharing those soon now that we’ve gotten moved and I have a little more time on my hands. It has been forever since I played with alcohol inks on Yupo paper, and what I love the most is that no two backgrounds ever turn out the same. This card features a pretty blue and green alcohol ink background with a silver embossed dragonfly and several gears using the Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 stamp sets along with the Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets.

I had a fun time creating this mixed media steampunk card. It’s rare that I make a card without a sentiment on the front, but here we are, lol! I created the background first and then silver embossed the dragonfly. I layered the panel on silver metallic cardstock and then on blue cardstock. I stamped and die cut several gears and arranged them in the lower right corner.

For the inside, I stamped the sentiment in blue archival ink and layered the panel on the silver metallic cardstock and blue cardstock used on the front. I had a few die cut gears leftover so I placed them in the lower left corner.

And one more look… such a cool background! I really need to play with the alcohol inks on Yupo paper more often! ;)

And here’s a screenshot of Alex holding this card up on air! This has been such fun seeing my cards on TV! Woo-hoo!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #43 – Anything Goes
2. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (playing twist)
3. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
4. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #200 – Anything Goes
6. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: October Anything Goes
7. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #130 – Anything Goes
8. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #143 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Ranger Yupo paper, American Crafts Cascade and Peacock cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Silver Metallic cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Gears 2 and Steampunk Gears 3 clear stamp sets
Ink: Ranger alcohol ink- Sailboat Blue, Aqua, Citrus, Lettuce, Botanical, and Silver Mixative; Ranger faded jeans archival ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Steampunk Gears and Mini Gears die sets
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Sweet Stamps fine detail embossing powder

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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

for the happy couple

Mornin’ peeps! It’s Fri-YAY and I’ve popped in this morning to share another sample I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Hochanda show early last month. I’m finally winding down with the Hochanda samples… I have one more to share later today and I’ll be done for this go-round. This was quite an undertaking and I’m so proud to have been asked to do it! I created this pretty CAS wedding card in shades of gray using the Scalloped Oval and Scalloped Oval 4-Floral stamp sets.

I used an A2 card die set to create the card base and layers, and created the card base in dark gray and the layers in light gray. I stamped the sentiment and image strip in black ink, and added a smoke-colored gemstone to the center of each of the diamonds in the image strip.

For the inside, I once again stamped the sentiment and image in black ink.

One more peek… loving how this turned out! Such a pretty and simple design in timeless gray!

Finishing this post with a screenshot of Alex holding this card up on air! Fun, fun, fun!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: October Anything Goes w/ optional Winged Things (no twist)
2. Classic Design Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Inspirations: October Anything Goes
4. Creative Moments: #200 – Anything Goes
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #130 – Anything Goes
6. The Paper Girls Challenge: #209 – Wedding/Anniversary

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Dolphin and Shadow Gray textured cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Scalloped Oval clear stamp set and Scalloped Oval 4-Floral clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Papertrey Ink Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice smoke 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! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig