Papercraft

thinking of you

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year when it should be cooling down for my friends in the States! I know many of you have had record hot temps this summer! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for our Random Acts of Kindness challenge! We’d love to see you create a project depicting encouragement, thinking of you or just because. I created a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring the gorgeous Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamps, dies and inks.

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I absolutely love these color layering stamps. I also have the coordinating inks and dies in my stash. I stamped all the elements on ivory cardstock, cut them with the dies, and set them aside. I cut a green background piece and added a pink/ivory polkadot strip at the bottom. I rounded the bottom right corner. I divided the two pieces with some glitter Washi Tape, added the stamped elements, and finished the front with Carnation Pink Crystal Drops.

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I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the pink/ivory polkadot paper used on the front, layered it on the green paper and stamped the sentiment. I had a leftover flower that I had stamped so I used it on the inside. ;)

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Here’s one more look… and it’s in one of my favorite color combos of pink and green. Love, love, love!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #101 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #10 – Anything Goes
Addicted To Stamps: #177 – For A Lady/Girl
Arty Divas: #5 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #68 – October Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog: October Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #103 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge: #36 – Use A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #405-407 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: October Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered & Worn paper stack
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies stamp set
Ink: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies ink cubes (Soft Pink, Bubble Gum, Red Royal, Butter Bar), Hero Arts Apple Green and Moss, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Hero Arts Color Layering Water Lilies die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp positioner, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, glitter Washi Tape, Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a RAKS project with us this month! Make someone’s day by letting them know you care. We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Celebrate Gift Box

Hi everyone! Happy first Tuesday of September… we are rolling right through the year and that much closer to Christmas, lol! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for our Fancy Folds challenge! We’d love to see your project this month featuring a fun fold! I created a pretty gift box with coordinating bow using my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board. It has a tiny round magnet closure. Wait until you see what’s inside! ;)

Here’s a shot of the set of 10 pretty notelets contained in the gift box. They are 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ in size, and feature a snip of matching paper and gold foil ‘Congratulations’ sentiment on each, hence the ‘Celebrate’ sentiment on the outside of the box. I thought this would be a fun and practical gift to give someone that they could actually use. How many times do we need a quick congrats card to go with a gift to commemorate a wedding, anniversary, engagement, new home, new baby, new job or promotion?!

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And one final look at the set. Oh, and the envelopes were also created with this punch board! ;)

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I’d love to enter this gift box and set of notelets into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #9 – September Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #9 – September Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper September Challenge

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Share What You Love Specialty DSP, Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, 32# copy paper for envelopes
Accessories:  WRMK 1-2-3- Punch Board, Darice gold foil sentiment stickers, tiny round magnet, 1/8″ Scor-Tape

I hope you’ve enjoyed this gift box with set of notelets, and will link up a project with us this month featuring a fancy fold! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

hello Sunshine

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a good weekend – it sure seemed to go by fast. It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for the Some Like It Hot challenge! We’d love to see you create a project related to Summer. I created a cute little beach scene which will probably end up in my ‘beach fiend’ friend Cindy’s hands, lol!

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I stamped a sun in the sky, then added water with blue crinkle paper – and it looks like real water with ripples! Score! I created sand mounds with torn tan cardstock and then added stamped seashells, a bird and a crab. Super cute Paper Smooches stamp sets!

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I stamped the sentiment on the inside panel and then embellished it with a leftover strip of the blue crinkle paper and layered the panel on tan cardstock.

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And one more look… SO stinkin’ cute! Love, love, love!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White cardstock, Darice Tan textured cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper
Stamps: Paper Smooches Summer Lovin and Cosmos stamp sets
Ink: Studio 71 alcohol markers- E2, E16, R6, R18, Y9, Y11, YR15; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Summer Lovin die set
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a ‘Summer’ project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Cheers!

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – I hope your week is off to a good start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration for the Stars and/or Stripes challenge! I created fun ‘Cheers to Independence Day’ card with a vintage Americana feel.

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I paired a rather patriotic Tim Holtz Paper Doll with a large Americana background stamp layered on distressed striped paper. I colored the flags red and added a few blue punched stars to complete the patriotic look.

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I decorated in the inside with leftover striped paper and the remaining portion of the die cut used on the front, along with a computer-generated sentiment.

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One more look – I’m loving how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Cut Kraft and Distressed Pinstripe paper, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock scrap
Stamps: River City Rubber Works America Background stamp, Stamp Camp Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Early Espresso ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls, Tim Holtz stamp platform, Stampin’ Up itty bitty star punch, small Zots, red and blue fine point Sharpie markers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a ‘stars and/or stripes’ project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Way To Go! (set of 2)

Hi everyone! Happy Happy Tuesday to you – hope your week is off to a great start! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for It’s A Colorful World! We’d love to see you create a project using a color combo of your choice – easy peasy this month! I was commissioned by a co-worker to create a congratulations card so I created two, a blue/green and blue/pink, for her to take her pick. She wanted both, lol!

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These cards are identical except for the colors. I created the backgrounds on watercolor paper with india inks and water, drying with my heat tool between color applications. I arranged multiple stamps on my stamp platform, stamped in black ink and then again in Versamark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I layered the blue/green panel on black cardstock.

For a little variety, I chose not to layer the blue/pink panel and just cut it the size of the card base. I stamped a simple sentiment on a layered panel on the inside, identical for both cards. Loving how they turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canson Cold Press Watercolor Paper, Marco’s black Kaleida-Paper cardstock, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Bravo stamp set
Ink: Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink- Aqua and Magenta; Tattered Angels Dragonfly and Moss Glimmer Mist; Tattered Angels Party Pink and It’s Blue Glimmer Mist; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these cards today, and will link up a project in your favorite color combo with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

thanks note card

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday – sure seems like the weekends go by awfully fast! Whaddaya think?! It’s time for another fun challenge over Stinkin’ Inkers and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for the All Tied Up challenge! We’d love to see your project with twine, ribbon, fibers, etc. I created a pretty thanks note card featuring some twine for the challenge theme along with a strip of pretty floral cardstock, a couple die cuts and some flat-back pearls.

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This was a simple and fun card to make, and could easily be mass-produced to create four or six to go into a set, as everybody needs thank you cards in their stash! I embellished the butterfly body with Crystal Drops and then added yellow Baby Beads while it was still wet.

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I decorated the inside panel with a piece of the floral cardstock used on the front, and left the panel blank to write a custom message.

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And one more look… I l-o-v-e how this turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock, Stampin’ Up So Saffron cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Butterflies thinlits dies, Simon Says Stamp thanks die
Accessories:  Stampin’ Up Crushed Curry twine, Darice dark brown Foamies foam, Nuvo dark walnut Crystal Drops, Queen & Co. yellow Toppings-Baby Beads, Hero Arts yellow flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link something up with us this month that has twine, ribbon, fibers, etc.! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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