Happy 29th Birthday

Hello, everyone! I’ve popped in again today to share another DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I used the Born Yesterday stamp set to create a clean and simple birthday card with a round aperture, similar to the one I created last month with the acetate window but with a different sentiment and no acetate this time. This sentiment cracks me up and I can SO identify, lol!

I created a standard A2 top-folding card base and punched a 2-1/4″ circular aperture in the bottom right corner. I cut a thin frame from green cardstock using the 2-1/4″ circle punch along with a 2-1/2″ circle punch, and adhered it around the aperture.

I stamped the sentiment in the center of the aperture in green ink and the cake in pink ink, and then added lines of Crystal Drops to the cake and a few random dots to the background.

And one more look… what a fun card! I can think of several friends who would appreciate this!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #135 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #148 – Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #470-473 – Blog Hop/Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Ivory cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and Jellybean Green cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Mossy Meadow and Melon Mambo ink
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Nuvo Autumn Red 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

Nice shoes!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! I’ve popped in today to share a fun DT inspiration project for The Project Bin which is totally NOT season-related! I was provided the awesome Haunt It stamp set a while back and pulled it out to create a fun Halloween card to take your mind off the hustle and bustle of Christmas! I’m still shaking my head at how fast this year has flown by!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base and rounded the bottom right corner. I used an assortment of cardstock strips (some cut from scraps, which I love ;) along with a strip of washi tape to create the Halloween-colored background and stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner. I added a witch hat brad and several tiny purple gemstones to complete the front.

I embellished the inside panel with cardstock strips and two witch leg brads, stamped the sentiment in orange ink and layered the panel on orange cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving this super easy design with a fun sentiment!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Creative Moments: #205 – Anything Goes
4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #148 – Anything Goes
5. Not Just Cards Challenges: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; CutCardStock Adobo and Yellow Jacket 4×6 textured cardstock; CutCardStock Pop-Tone Grape Jelly, Pop-Tone Black Licorice and Granny Smith cardstock scraps
Stamps: The Project Bin Haunt It stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Stampin’ Up Tangerine Tango ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Happy Halloween Washi Tape, Witch Hat Brads and Witch Leg Brads; Darice tiny purple 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

Happy Cake Day

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day! I’ve popped in today to share an awesome DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I was provided the amazing Defined and Born Yesterday stamp sets and created a CAS birthday card featuring a peek-a-boo acetate window!

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I created a top-fold A-2 card base, cut another separate panel, and punched a 2″ circle in each. I sandwiched a piece of acetate between the two layers, and stamped the little birthday cake from the Born Yesterday stamp set in black StazOn ink and embellished it with tiny green gemstones.

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I stamped the front and inside sentiments from the Defined stamp set in blue ink matching the layering cardstock panel on the inside.

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One more look… so happy with how this turned out! Love the peek-a-boo effect with the cake overlay! So fun!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Creative Moments: #203 – Anything Goes
2. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #485 – Anything Goes
3. QKR Stampede: #408 – Anything Goes
4. Time Out Challenges: #175 – Quick
5. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #466/467 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla and Marina Mist cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Defined and Born Yesterday stamp sets
Ink: Jet Black StazOn ink, Stampin’ Up Marina Mist ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ circle punch
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Acetate, MISTI stamp tool, Darice small teal gemstone and tiny light green and medium 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

More Gorgeous Than Ever

Happy Friday, peeps! I’ve popped in today to share another awesome DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I used the amazing Born Yesterday stamp set for this pretty birthday card which I paired with a couple gorgeous coordinating papers from a new 6×6 paper pad. Wow, sure packs a punch! ;)

I created a standard A2 size top folding card base and cut the pieces for the front panel. I applied a strip of white glitter tape to the seam and adhered the panel to the card base. I cut a stitched oval from the paper for the focal element, stamped the sentiment in brown ink and adhered it to a second stitched oval cut from cardstock. I flagged one end of two strips of paper and adhered them beneath the focal element. The final touch was the application of five iridescent gemstones.

I embellished the inside panel with strips of the paper used on the front, stamped the sentiment in brown ink and layered the panel on the paper.

And one more look… I’m so loving how this turned out! Wowzers! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog: #263 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
2. Crafty Catz: #252 – Anything Goes w/ optional Winter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Wildflower 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Born Yesterday stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, EK Success 3/4″ square punch (to flag the ends of the paper strips)
Accessories: Scotch ATC, American Crafts white Glitter Tape, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Darice iridescent 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

If you’ve got it, haunt it!

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a great week! I’ve popped in today to share an awesome DT inspiration project for The Project Bin! I used the fun Haunt It stamp set for this fun shaker card which I paired with several awesome coordinating Halloween papers! So hard to believe it’s almost Halloween… then comes Thanksgiving… and then comes Christmas! This year has literally flown by!

I love shaker cards and this was so fun! I created a 5-1/2″ square top folding card base and adhered the layered front panel. I stamped the sentiment in the center of the round shaker element, built the layers and threw in some Halloween confetti, sequins and seed beads. The final touch was the addition of a black enamel dot in each corner.

I embellished the inside panel with paper and cardstock strips, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… can’t get over how fun this is! Love this stamp set!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog: #263 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
2. Crafty Gals Corner: #212 – Halloween Colors
3. Di’s Digi Challenge: Halloween or Harvest

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Darice black textured cardstock, Amerian Crafts Halloween 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Haunt It stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies
Accessories: Scotch ATC, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Halloween confetti, Pretty Pink Posh Pewter Sequins and Marshmallow Seed Beads, Spiegelmom Scraps Snowy Fields and Elegant Winter sequin mixes, Darice black 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

Don’t stop believin’

Hi friends! Hope your week has started off with a bang! I’m thrilled to be on the blog today over at The Project Bin with a cool Christmas card in traditional Christmas colors! I was provided the amazing Mid Century Christmas stamp set and created a split front panel card to add to my Christmas card stash! You know I love me some fun folds and I was thrilled to have found this one on Mary Marsh’s blog!

I cut a top-fold card base from red cardstock and complimented it with some pretty striped Christmas paper along with white and a couple shades of green cardstock. I stamped the Santa image and one of the sentiments in black ink on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched oval die. I colored the image and layered it on a red foil die cut which was in turn layered on green and white panels. I added some red Dot Sparklers to complete the focal image panel.

I embellished the inside panel with a leftover strip of the striped paper, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered it on dark green cardstock, being sure to center it beneath the front focal panel so it wouldn’t show when the card is closed.

And one more peek… I’m so smitten with how this turned out! I see more of these in my future, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #129 – Anything Goes
2. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2039 – Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #458/459 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy and New Leaf cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: The Project Bin Mid Century Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- FS4, FS9; Nuvo alcohol marker- 379
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Five die
Accessories: MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Stampendous red Dot Sparklers

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

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