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

Papercraft

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