Papercraft

thinking of you

Hi everyone! And it’s Tuesday already… how did that happen?! Where did the weekend go?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for the Lovely As A Tree challenge! We’re celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day, so let’s see your project featuring a tree! I created a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring a tree, of course, and an awesome Henry David Thoreau quote.

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I was aiming for a clean and simple card. I cut the stamped tree image with one of my favorite double stitched square dies and adhered it to brown foam for a little dimension. I stamped the quote toward the bottom of the front of the card base and added some brown twine.

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I kept the inside super simple with just a stamped sentiment. Not even any layering, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As A Tree and Moon Lake stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double Stitched Squares STAX die
Accessories:  Darice dark brown Foamies foam, Studios Blackbird brown twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see your project featuring a tree! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Call Me! note card

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week has started off well! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our January Tag It challenge! We’d love to see you create a tag or use tag(s) on your project! I created a fun retro note card featuring an old rotary-dial phone using October Afternoon products.

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The background pieces, phone dial and tags are lightly inked with distress ink. I layered all the elements and popped the tags up on foam tape for  a little dimension.

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I layered the inside panel on light turquoise cardstock and embellished it with some coordinating October Afternoon stickers.

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One more look… this was a quick note card that went together very easily. Love me some October Afternoon!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Marco’s Kaleida-Paper Black cardstock, October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk Paper Pack, Blurbs and Double Take Stickers
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Ink: Ranger Black Soot distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Bo Bunny Doily, Prairie Bird Boutique Wrinkled Ribbon

I hope you’ve enjoyed my note card and will link up a tag this month or a project using tag(s)! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

winter wishes

Hi everyone! It’s the first Tuesday in February and I’m happy you’ve stopped by! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our February Baby, It’s Cold Outside challenge! We’d love to see your project featuring hot cocoa, sweaters, mittens, or quilts. I created a Christmas card in non-traditional colors featuring a quilt created with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up die and vintage marketplace papers. So fun!

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I picked out several patterned papers and some brown cardstock, and proceeded to cut several quilts. Then I pieced them together with the different papers and the brown cardstock, so I now have several finished quilts to use on other projects. :) I stamped a sentiment in the lower right-hand corner and added some Rox stones to complete the front.

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I decorated in the inside panel with strips of brown and pink cardstock, stamped the Christmas sentiment and then layered the panel on the brown cardstock.

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And one more peek… I love quilts (and the warmth they bring) and I love Christmas cards in non-traditional colors!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blushing Bride cardstock, Darice Premium Brown cardstock, Bazzill Basics Vintage Marketplace Mini Prints 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Messages and Frames stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Diagonal Quilt Square Cover-Up die
Accessories:  Darice Pink Foamies foam, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Queen & Co. Chocolate Delight Rox

I hope you’ve enjoyed my quilt card and will link up a ‘warm’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy New Home

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our January It’s New To Me challenge! We’d love to see your project celebrating a new job, new baby, wedding, retirement, graduation, etc.! I created a new home card using the Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut (matching stamps and dies).

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I stamped all the pieces, cut them with the coordinating dies and then colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, keeping the color scheme pretty basic. I used a grass border die across the bottom. The sun and the sentiment are heat embossed.

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I left the inside blank to write a custom message.

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One more look… I think this turned out pretty cute!

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Happy to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #83 – Anything Goes
The Artistic Stampers Creative Team Blog: January Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White, Stampin’ Up Garden Green and Soft Sky cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink, Spectrum Noir- Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay Marker, IG3, BT1, BT2, BT4, LY3, CT3, EB2, EB6, OR2, BP1; Versamark; Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts House Stamp & Cut, Precious Marieke Grass Border, My Favorite Things Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and will link up a project with us this month celebrating something new! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Ho Ho Ho

** 12/11/18 Spotlight Artist Award at City Crafter Challenge Blog! **
** 1/6/19 Top 3 at Creative With Stamps! **

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! A new challenge has launched this morning over at Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for our Winter Wonderland challenge! We’d love to see you create something this month that reminds you of Winter! I created another Christmas card for my pile featuring Santa and his reindeer flying through the sky on a snowy Winter night!

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I inked the background with several shades of blue distress ink, along with one purple shade. I started with the lightest, then using slightly darker ink with each layer around the outside of the panel, I left the center slightly lighter to depict moonlight. I splattered water with a fan brush and when that dried, I splattered Copic Opaque White pigment mixed with a tiny bit of water with the fan brush to mimmick snowfall, and then affixed the panel to the card base. I punched a circle of white cardstock for the moon and slightly inked it, and then cut the cityscape nightline from navy blue cardstock. I added these elements to the panel and colored the window openings in all the buildings with a mechanical pencil. I stamped Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment, and then added several tiny gemstones in the sky.

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For the inside, I cut a white panel which I layered on navy blue cardstock and left just a tiny bit of border showing on all four sides. I added a leftover navy blue cardstock strip to the left side, stamped the sentiment and affixed the panel to the card base.

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And one more look… love, love, love!

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I’d love to enter this pretty Christmas card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #81 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog: R for Reindeer
Card Mania: #111 – Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round: December Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: Week #441 – Santa Claus
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
Country View Challenges: December Christmas Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #58 – Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog: It’s Christmas Time
Crafty Friends: #98 – Christmas
Creative With Stamps: #33 – Santa or Gift
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #130 – Handmade Holiday Magic
Incy Wincy Designs: Create Your Own Background
Inkspirational: #175 – Designer’s Choice – Anything Christmas
Jingle Belles: Taking Back Our Eight Christmas
Not Just Cards: November Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: December – Winter Sparkle
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #26 – Christmas
Sweet Stampin Christmas: November Challenge
The Paper Girls: #165 – Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown: #420 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Cozy Christmas and Oh, What Fun stamp sets
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Copic Opaque White Pigment, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Multi-liner Black pen
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Cityscape Nightline die, Stampin’ Up 1-1/4″ Circle Punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Fan brush, mechanical pencil, tiny rhinestones,

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Wintery project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Just wanted to say hello

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m happy to share a pretty ‘thinking of you’ type card for our Just Because challenge! A few weeks ago a friend commissioned me to create an uplifting card for her mother-in-law, and this is what I came up with. She said it fit the bill nicely and she loved it! Always like to hear those words!

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I used a new Trinity Stamps Hello Friend stamp and die set. I absolutely love how this turned out – the colors are so vivid! I colored a couple sets of the flowers, and layered the main cluster on foam and then layered more of the flowers on top the base cluster for dimension. I used a dotted circle die and trellis frame die, as they are a couple of my favorites.

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I left the inside blank so my friend could write her own message inside. I layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock and added a couple leftover colored die-cut elements from the front.

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And here’s one more look…

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #143 – Anything Goes + Option of Sketch (no option)
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #38 – Use A Sentiment
Your Scrapbook Place – November Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Thick and regular Whisper White cardstock and Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Stamps: Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Aqua: Leaf Green, Bud Green, Blossom, Rose Pink, Jasmine, Orchid, Heather, Sunflower and Marigold; Spectrum Noir IG4; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Trinity Stamps Hello Sweet Friend die set, Sizzix Dotted Circles die, Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Darice white Foamies foam, Nuvo Ivory Seashell and English Mustard Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘just because’ project with us this month – this could be friendship, thinking of you, just a note, etc. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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Happy Halloween

** 10/13/18 Top 3 Winner at A Gem of A Challenge! **

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s a cool brisk morning here in Colorado (weather I truly love) and I’m happy to be back this morning to share my Stinkin’ Inkers DT inspiration project for The Eyes Have It Challenge! We want to see your project… yep, you guessed it… with eyes on it! I had an absolute blast creating this card. I have a pack of mini wiggly eyes in my stash and out they came, four pairs of them!

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I cut a large circle aperture in my background papers and stamped the sentiment, a spider web and some bats. Then I stamped four mummies, punched them out and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I added the mini wiggly eyes and tiny shimmery hearts to them after I positioned them in the aperture.

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I kept the inside fairly simple with a stamped sentiment and a couple bats on a layered panel.

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One more angled shot so you can see how cute these little mummies really are, lol! And yes, the patterns on their mini wiggly eyes is from the LED lights in the top of my light box, and it does kind of give them a little creep-appeal, lol!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, The Paper Studio Entirely Textures paper
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Spooky Fun and Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp sets
Ink: Spectrum Noir- GG1, GG2, GG3, BGR2, DR2, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, StazOn Black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, mini wiggly eyes

Happy to enter this fun Halloween card into the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge: #228 – Halloween or use Halloween Colors
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge: #77 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge: #10 – October Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges: #78 – Dies & Punches
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #213 – Use A Two Word Sentiment
Crafty Sentiments Designs: October Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper October Challenge
Creative With Stamps Challenge Blog: #31 – Halloween or Stamps
Cupcake Inspirations: #455 – Bump In The Night
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge: Week #40 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys: #128 – Happy Halloween
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #108 – Dies or Punches
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #37 – Autumn or Halloween
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up something with eyes this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig