Papercraft

glittering in the sun:

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Cheapo Dies is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Sharon:

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I really love this sketch and it took me several days (yes, I said DAYS!) to pick my papers, lol! I wanted this encouragement card to pack a punch, and by golly, I think it does! I am so smitten! I designed my own sun, and all the layers are hand-cut without any kind of pattern. There are two base layers with the sun rays and another center layer. I embellished the center and the rays with hand-cut pieces of gold metallic Washi Tape sheet.

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I chose coordinating black and cream papers for the background and flags. The pop of yellow (and metallic gold) in the sun, skinny Washi Tape and flat-back pearls really brings this card together. I added three clear and black rhinestone pairs.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of cardstock and Washi Tape used on the front. The sentiments on the front and inside are Tim Holtz Clippings sentiment stickers.

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And another look… I really love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio coordinating papers, American Crafts Black and Sunflower cardstock, DCWV Washi Tape Metallics Stack
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas yellow Skinny Washi Tape, Darice clear and black rhinestones, Doodlebug Design yellow mini pearls, Tim Holtz idea-ology Clippings sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheapo Dies! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday – the weekend sure went by fast, lol! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! spiegelmon scraps is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month, created by Mandi:

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I created a pretty thank you card featuring some new cardstock, several gorgeous coordinating papers, a few die cuts, and spiegelmom scraps Snowy Fields sequins and Rustic Hearts wood veneers.

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The spiegelmom scraps sequins and wood veneers were a gift and I’m absolutely thrilled to use them in this sketch challenge! She definitely has some awesome products! I used some American Crafts cardstock for the first time (and I’m in love!) to layer under the background paper. I chose several more papers from the Cafe Mediterranean matstack to create the frame, the area inside the frame, and the two strips down the left side. I created the frame and area inside the frame with two Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies. The thanks sentiment was created with the WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die (seven die cuts layered on top of each other). The finishing touches were the spiegelmom scraps products.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank so there’s plenty of room to write a custom message. I decorated the top of the panel with a leftover strip of paper and cardstock used on the front.

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And here’s one more look… I’m so stoked about this card! I love how it turned out and can’t wait to use it or gift it! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, American Crafts Kale cardstock, DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangle dies, WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks die
Accessories:  spiegelmom scraps Snowy Fields sequins and Rustic Hearts wood veneers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at spiegelmom scraps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft · Sketch

Hello note card

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’m proud to be one of the Featured Designers! I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Spiegelmom Scraps is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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I created a pretty note card using the gorgeous African Violet image and paper from Fred, She Said Designs. The images and papers in this set go together beautifully – I used the red version. I added a pretty script sentiment die cut.

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Mandi created an awesome sketch, and this card would be really easy to mass produce to create a set to give as a gift. I turned the landscape element in the center to a portrait orientation, and added a scrap of white crochet lace for a little texture and interest.

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Since this is a note card, I left the inside blank to write a custom note to the recipient.

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Here’s one more look… I’m so smitten! I love this sketch and I’m thrilled to have worked with this gorgeous image and paper!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White cardstock; Fred, She Said Designs African Violets Paper
Stamps: Fred, She Said Designs African Violets digital image
Ink: Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Rectangles die, Crafter’s Companion Opulent Swirls die set
Accessories:  White crochet lace scrap from stash

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies that Spiegelmom Scraps has in her shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft · Sketch

sorry for the loss of your furry friend

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Allie’s Scrap Shop is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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I created my first-ever pet sympathy card, and although it’s not something anyone wants to ever go through, I really love how it turned out and would be proud to give it away. Thank you, Laura, for another fantastic sketch!

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I used two Paper Smooches stamp sets to create the background following the sketch, stamping in neutral colors with just a pop of red. I layered the panel on red cardstock and added a few sequins in keeping with the sketch. I left the inside blank to write a custom sentiment.

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Here’s one more look… love how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Colorbok Primary Red cardstock
Stamps: Paper Smooches Cosmos and Feline Friends stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Sahara Sand and Real Red ink
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice 5mm Gold Sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Allie’s Scrap Shop! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

With Sympathy

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Our new sketch challenges this month are live over at Stick It Down and I’ve popped in this morning to share my Card Team inspiration project! Scrappin’ Happy Studio is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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OMGosh, what a gorgeous card sketch by our talented Laura Rumble! I created a sympathy card… and I have to admit that I usually shy away from these but the truth is everyone needs them occasionally and it never hurts to have some in our stash.

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I did a lot of masking to create the flower clusters. I used a simple color scheme to color the flowers and finished the front with a stamped sentiment cut with a (yep, one of my favs) dotted oval die.

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I kept the inside simple with just a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.

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Thanks again, Laura, for the pretty sketch – I enjoyed creating with it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock
Stamps: Graphic 45 Tea Time Stamp & Die Cut, Stampin’ Up Rose Wonder stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir- LY1, LY2, DG2, CG2, LG3
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Dotted Ovals die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Scrappin’ Happy Studio! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft · Sketch

TRULY Grateful

Hi everyone! A very happy Monday to you! I’ve popped in this morning to share my first project as a card team member for Stick It Down! I’m absolutely thrilled! Cheeky Studio is our sponsor this month so come on over and play for the chance to win a prize! The card team is showcasing projects today on the blog and this is our super awesome card sketch this month:

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I created a pretty thank you card – I don’t ever seem to have enough of those in my stash. This is a simple design that could be easily be reproduced to create a set to give as a gift. Mandi did a great job designing this sketch!

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I created a top fold card base using my curved matting basics die set. I stamped the woodgrain background and added randomly-placed wood planks and acorns for a little interest. I cut the dark layering panel and the background panel with graduating sizes of dies from the set, then stamped the wheat and cut it with a smaller die, and adhered it to the front. I stamped the sentiment on dark cardstock, heat embossed it and trimmed it down. I cut a slightly wider strip which I layered underneath and adhered them across the center of the card front. To finish the design, I added three metal studs on the bottom right.

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I cut panels for the inside using the same curved matting basics die set. I stamped the woodgrain, acorns and wood planks randomly down the left side of the panel and then stamped the sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… really loving how this turned out!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #84 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards: January Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters: #12 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #370/371 – Anything  Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Blog: #1 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Truly Grateful and Love What You Do stamp sets
Ink: Stmapin’ Up Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar and Delightful Dijon ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders A2 Curved Matting Basics A & B die sets
Accessories:  Sweet Stamps Fine Detail Pearl Embossing Powder, Basic Grey Metal Studs

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us! Feel free to play along with the double page or single page sketch if you’re a scrapbook layout designer, or the card sketch if you’re a card maker! You have until the end of the month to play and we’d love to see what you create! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Cheeky Studio! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Stick It Down Design Team!

I have some awesome news to share… I’ve been asked to join the January-June 2019 Stick It Down Card Team! I’m beyond stoked and can’t wait to get started! Stick It Down is a sketch challenge blog and this is my first gig on a sketch card team!

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A new sketch challenge is posted on the 1st of every month. The double-page team struts their stuff the following Monday, then the single-page team follows on the second Monday, then the card team follows on the third Monday!

All challenges are open until the last day of the month, so come on over and play along with any (or all!) of our sketch challenges! We’d love to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by today – see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,
LeslieSig