O Christmas Tree

9/15/20 Top 3 Winner at Sparkles Monthly Challenges!

Hi friends! Happy Monday and last day of August! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty Christmas card! I was provided the amazing Mid Century Christmas stamp set and the Mid Century Christmas die set, and created a double gate fold card. If you know me, you know that I absolutely love fun folds!

Before I share the details of my card, allow me to show off our youngest fur baby, Loki, who is my most frequent light box visitor! If you follow my blog, you’ve undoubtedly seen photos of him. But if you haven’t, he’s the guy we rescued from our neighbor’s carport in freezing weather back in late October, so we think he’ll be a year old this month. Handsome boy!

Okay, back to my project! I used pretty double-sided papers for this fold. I stamped the tree, star and presents on ivory cardstock, cut them with the coordinating dies, and arranged them on a stitched circle die cut. I used a 1/4″ circle punch to create the ornaments, colored them with alcohol markers and added some clear star shimmer pen. I stamped the front sentiment in black ink at an angle along the line of the Christmas tree for a little interest.

I used four different patterns from the paper pack. I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink.

Here’s a shot of the card completely opened up.

And one more peek… absolutely loving how this turned out! Such a unique fold!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #127 – Anything Goes
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2035 – Orange (one orange Christmas ball)
3. Sparkles Monthly Challenges: #131 – Use at Least 3 Patterned Papers (I used four)
4. Time Out Challenges: #169 – Season
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #454/455 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Stampin’ Up Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas Specialty DSP
Stamps: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Strawbery Slush and Marina Mist ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 434, 441, 405, 359, 363, 393, 428, 451; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, Stampin’ Up 1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Boat (break out another thousand)

Hi everyone! Well, we’re one day closer to the weekend and one day closer to the first of August! OMG, where has this year gone?! I’m delighted to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome masculine card! I created a nautical-themed card using the Anchors Away stamp set from my stash. It’s rare that I create a card with the sentiment as the focus but this is such an amazing set of sentiments I couldn’t resist!

I went with a navy and kraft color combo which always works for a masculine card. I affixed random strips of the blue cardstock to a kraft strip to use beneath the sentiment which yields some pretty cool interest. I stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink on the kraft, trimmed it and adhered it to the vertical strip. That sentiment is a hoot! And anyone who has ever owned a boat (#raisehusbandshand) knows how true it is, lol!

I embellished the inside panel with navy blue and kraft strips, stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink and layered the panel on the navy blue cardstock.

And one more look… very cool masculine card! I love it!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Arty Divas: #27 – Anything Goes
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #125 – Anything Goes
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #124 – Summer
4. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Ocean or Beachy

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Wild Blueberry and Twine cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Anchors Away stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy ink
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

The center of a donut

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty cool slimline card! I created a diorama card using the Hole Foods stamp set from my stash. As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew I had to make a box of donuts, and there’s no better way to showcase them than in a diorama! I had to tweak the measurements a bit but it worked out!

I wanted a pink and green color combo (one of my favorites) so I created a pink top panel and embellished it with Washi Tape, a stamped pink donut, Crystal Drops and a layered sentiment. The sentiments in this set are hilarious, I might add! ;)

Dioramas are cool in that they fold flat and when the top panel is lifted, the card turns into a box, perfect for these donuts!

I cut a rectangular aperture and adhered acetate behind it. I cut an overlay panel which I embellished with Washi Tape and another sentiment. I stamped the three donuts and icing, and heat embossed the sprinkles. I colored the cake part of each donut with alcohol markers, fussy cut them and adhered them inside the box before putting it together.

And one more peek… SO loving how this turned out! Now I can’t wait to send it, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Arty Divas: #27 – Anything Goes
2. Createful Heart Design Blog Challenges: #22 – Anything Goes
3. Creations in Pink: #24 – Anything Goes with more PINK than other color
4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #125 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Clear Path Paper white coverstock, Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette and Rose Red cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Hole Foods stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Stampin’ Up Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi and Garden Green ink; Versamark; Nuvo alcohol markers- 466, 473, 449
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear embossing powder, Westcott T-square ruler, Gemini Junior, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Carpe Diem Washi Tape, Nuvo Bubblegum Blush and Bottle Green Crystal Drops

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

’tis the season

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start and it’s not too awfully hot where you are! I’m thrilled to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with another crafty tutorial! If you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE. I was provided the amazing North Pole stamp set and created a super fun tone-on-tone Christmas card in a non-traditional color – another contribution to “Christmas in June” on the blog. It’s never too early to get started on those Christmas cards or projects!

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This was such an easy design and I had a great time creating the card. Using the circular cluster of snowflakes in the stamp set, I masked off the sentiment in the center of the cluster and stamped snowflakes over the entire front panel, masking other areas of the stamp as needed to fill in blank areas. Lots of masking, lots of stamping and lots of sticky notes used, lol, but definitely worth it! I popped up the panel on foam and then adhered it to the card base. I stamped the front sentiment on a handmade tag and embellished it with a pretty seam binding bow. The finishing touch on the front panel was the addition of gloss white Crystal Drops in the center of each of the large snowflakes, and a few on the tag.

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I stamped the inside sentiment, adhered a narrow strip of cardstock down the left side of the inside panel and layered the panel on the teal cardstock.

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And another peek… super happy with how this turned out! Lots of work but definitely worth it! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
2. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Pool Party cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin North Pole stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Pool Party ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, 3×3 sticky notes for masking, MISTI stamp tool, Darice Foamies white foam, Really Reasonable Ribbon Bay Leaf seam binding, Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Star light, star bright.

Hi friends! A very Happy Monday to you! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with another crafty tutorial! If you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE. We are doing “Christmas in June” on the blog and I created a super fun Christmas card using the Merriest Christmas stamps and dies along with the Summer Fun stamp set from my stash. Christmas stamps and dies paired with a Summer stamp set, you say?! Yep, I used the sun from the Summer Fun stamp set as the bright star! ;)

I created a top fold card base from charcoal gray cardstock to simulate a nighttime scene. I tore three snow banks from linen cardstock and arranged my die cut snowman and trees on the front. I heat embossed the sentiment and the ‘star’ above the die cut elements in white.

I stamped the inside sentiment in black ink and embellished the panel with a strip of red cardstock, and layered the panel on the red cardstock.

And another peek… really loving this little snowman! The sentiments in this set are so awesome!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2026 – CAS
3. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
4. Try it on Tuesday: Create a Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Charcoal Brown and White cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, Stampin’ Up Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas and Summer Fun stamp sets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Bic Mark-It markers- Rambunctious Red, Sunset Orange, Oceanview Blue, Woodsy Brown, Forest Green, Key Lime; Versarmark, Posca white paint pen
Dies/Punches: The Project Bin Merriest Christmas dies (included in stamp set)
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth; MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Hero Arts White embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Life Behind Bars

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with another crafty tutorial! If you’re interested, take a peek at that HERE. I was provided the amazing Defined stamp set and the Wild Thing stamp set with dies, and created a cool Father’s Day card. Did the title of my post get your attention, lol?!

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This is a super easy design. I cut a panel of blue textured cardstock to cover the front of the card base and added a piece of silver foil cardstock embossed with a diamond plate pattern to the bottom. I ended up adding an additional piece of the blue textured cardstock at the very bottom to tone down the shine a bit… it was bright, lol! I stamped a fun sentiment in black ink and then adhered a stamped and die cut bike and shadow. The final step was adding black Crystal Drops to tie in the black ink and the shadow.

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I embellished the bottom of the inside panel with strips of the textured blue cardstock and embossed silver foil cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and layered the panel on a lighter piece of blue cardstock.

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And one more peek… totally loving how this turned out! Of course, it’s for the hubby, but shhhh… don’t tell him! ;)

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Sharing in the following challenges:
A Place To Start: May Challenge – Custom Background / No Designer Papers
Alphabet challenge Blog: D is for Dry Embossing
Double “D” Challenges: Begins with M (motorcycle)
QKR Stampede: #399 – Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge: #200 – All About Boys
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Favorite Technique (clean and simple)
Try it on Tuesday: Cut It Out

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, DCWV medium blue textured cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock, GKD Powder Blue and Black Onyx cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set and Wild Thing stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Wild Thing dies (included with stamp set)
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Darice Diamond Plate Pattern embossing folder, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, MISTI stamp tool, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, Nuvo Ebony Black Crystal Drops

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and have popped over to see my tutorial on the blog! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Artist Trading Coins

Hi friends! I hope you all are well and staying safe. I’m delighted to be back on the blog over at The Project Bin and have popped in to share a few more ATCs. I’m an admitted ATC addict and I’m steadily adding to my collection! I love playing with The Project Bin stamps, and used round stamps from Born Yesterday, Haunt It and Summer Fun stamp sets. I added a little clear star shimmer to each. 

The birthday sentiment is from the Born Yesterday stamp set, stamped in rosy pink ink.

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The witchy sentiment is from the Haunt It stamp set, stamped in orange ink.

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The vitamin sea sentiment is from the Summer Fun stamp set, stamped in aqua ink.

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One more peek at the set… loving how these turned out! I belong to a couple ATC trading groups but I’m finding more and more that I don’t want to part with any of them, lol!

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I’d love to enter this set of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #248 – Anything Goes + Sentiment
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Through The Purple Haze: #166 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Haunt It, Born Yesterday and Summer Fun stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana ink; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and you’re having a good day! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Thank you for your kindness

4/19/20 Top 3 at International Art & Soul!

Hello, crafty peeps! Happy Hump Day – have you any April Fools Day jokes planned?! I’m delighted to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty thank you card! I dug into my stash and pulled out the Just Sayin’ stamp set to create this gingham and wood card. Super simple design! ;)

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I layered the gingham and wood paper panel on charcoal brown cardstock, separating the two patterns with a thin strip of the charcoal brown cardstock. I stamped the sentiment directly on the paper in brown ink and finished the design with five small green gemstones on the cardstock strip.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover gingham paper and brown cardstock used on the front, then layered it on the brown cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in brown ink.

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One more look… totally loving this clean design! And green and brown really do look great together!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, GKD Charcoal Brown cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad
Stamps: The Project bin Just Sayin’ stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Darice small green gemstones

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Definitions ATCs

4/19/20 Top 3 at International Art & Soul!

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! I’m happy to be back on the blog today over at The Project Bin with an awesome set of ATCs! I have become an ATC addict and absolutely love creating (and collecting) cards and coins, so I thought a set of coins using all the cool definitions in the Defined stamp set was only fitting!

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I love color – the brighter the better, lol! I inked each coin with three distress inks, splattered them with water in the distress sprayer, and stamped the definitions in black ink. I ran a black marker around the edge of each coin for a finished look and added three small gemstones to each to finish them off. 

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One more look at all of them… LOVE how they turned out! Swoon! ;)

I’d love to enter this set of ATCs into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image
Make My Monday Challenge Blog: #119 – Make Your Own Background
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined stamp set
Ink: Ranger distress ink- faith: worn lipstick, abandoned coral, candied apple; special: rusty hinge, barn door, fired brick; cake: wild honey, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin; reality: mustard seed, fossilized amber, picked raspberry; baby: twisted citron, cracked pistachio, salty ocean; sick: broken china, peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon; dad: stormy sky, chipped sapphire, blueprint sketch; mom: tattered rose, victorian velvet, aged mahogany; Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker)
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Ink blending brushes, Waffle Flower Media Mat, Tim Holtz idea-ology distress sprayer, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Darice small gemstones in assorted colors

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Someone I love was born today

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a pretty birthday card! I was provided the Born Yesterday and Defined stamp sets and created a card featuring a pocket on the front with a tag inside and a little bit ‘o bling!

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I chose a pretty floral print for the background and created the pocket from matching cardstock. The front and inside sentiments are from the Born Yesterday stamp set, and the tag sentiment is from the new Defined stamp set. I added striped ribbon tied with silver string to the top of the tag, and added tiny iridescent gemstones along both sides of the angled strip.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover paper and cardstock used on the front, and stamped the sentiment in matching ink.

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And one more look… I am really loving how this turned out! I’m thinking it might go to our middle granddaughter!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: #205 – Use Flowers
Di’s Digi Challenge: Birthdays
International Art & Soul: #80 – No Focal Image
World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #03 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Berry Burst cardstock, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Stampin’ Up Fresh Florals Designer Series paper stack
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday and Defined stamp sets
Ink: Stampin’ Up Berry Burst ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board, MISTI stamp tool, Really Reasonable Ribbon silver metallic string and striped ribbon, Darice iridescent gemstones, ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at The Project Bin, and while you’re at it, head on over to The Project Bin Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig