unleash your inner sparkle

12/18/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
12/31/21 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hey peeps! A very Happy Saturday to you – I hope you’ve had a great week! They seem to be flying by at a wicked fast rate of speed! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created the cutest-ever fairy house 3-D project featuring our Fairy Brads and clear gemstones from our Clear Jewel Bling Strips! I actually made two of these fairy houses with very subtle differences between the two – one had pink flowers and two fairies (which I sent to my granddaughter) and this one has purple flowers and and three fairies. I sure do enjoy my Scan N Cut, and whenever I get it out for a crafty spin, I cut multiple projects to work on between design team projects that keep me busy for the weeks to come. There’s nothing more fun than watching a 3-D project come to life! Going back 12 years, I’ve owned a personal size Cricut, a Cricut Expression and a Silhouette Cameo prior to buying my first Scan N Cut six years ago. I upgraded to an SDX125 a little while back and I’m in love. It came with three extra design collections when I bought it (plus it already has 600+ built-in designs) and the cutting blade has an auto-sensor that tells the machine how thick the paper, cardstock, leather, foam, acetate, fabric, etc. is that you’re cutting, so no more adjusting the cutting blade depth. If you’re in the market for a die cutting machine (or an upgrade), the SDX125 is the way to go! ;)

I cut all the pieces from CutCardStock Basis Brown, Basis Light Brown, Basis Green, Basis Aqua, Basis Teal, Basis Gold, Basis Magenta, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange and Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock. I assembled the fairy house and added three Fairy Brads prior to adding the second base layer of the house for stability. I added several clear gemstones from our Clear Jewel Bling Strips to the soffit for a little sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock in orange ink, cut it with a stitched oval die, and adhered it to the front of the tree stump. Here are a couple angled shots:

And one more look folded flat for mailing! So stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Any Holiday (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Blue Christmas (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
5. Crafty Catz: #576 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Christmas Celebrations (no twist)
6. Creative Moments: #228 – Anything Goes
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #171 – Anything Goes
8. The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #12 – Anything Goes
9. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #279 – Anything Goes

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Fairy Brads
Clear Jewel Bling Strips

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Brown, Basis Light Brown, Basis Green, Basis Aqua, Basis Teal, Basis Gold, Basis Magenta, Pop-Tone Tangy Orange and Pop-Tone Grape Jelly cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Mandarin Spice ink
Dies/Punches/Cut files: My Scrap Chick Fairy House cut file
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created an adorable CAS fairy birthday card featuring the most adorable fairy castle – complete with fairies! I apologize about the angle of the first photo… foil is SO hard to photograph so I thought I’d angle downward from above which did help a little bit.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together. Using the ScrapMan Fairy Castle die, I cut the fairy castle from gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the upper left portion of the front panel. I added one green fairy and two pink fairies, and some iridescent gemstones. I then added a gold foil strip across the bottom and stamped the sentiment in black ink just above the foil strip. You’ll probably laugh when you notice that I used a unicorn stamp set from my stash – but it yielded the same fantasy/magical result so I went with it! ;) The final touch was adhering three medium size iridescent gemstones to the strip.

The inside panel consists of a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together and embellished with a stitched rectangle die cut that I cut from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I added a narrow strip of the gold foil cardstock horizontally across the top portion of the panel and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with this fairy castle! Such an adorable card! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Birthday

Dies R Us products used:
ScrapMan Fairy Castle

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock
Stamps: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento StazOn Jet Black ink, Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Fairy Brads, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! A new challenge is live this morning over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog and I’m proud to share my DT inspiration project for LTSCB #121 – Anything Goes! We’re being sponsored this month by the awesome and wonderful CAS-ual Fridays Stamps so come on over and play for a chance to win a prize! I used the Be A Unicorn stamp set to create a magical birthday card featuring an adorable pink plaid paper-pieced unicorn! ;)

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I paper pieced the unicorn and cut it with an oval stitched scallop die. I created the pink criss cross die cut and the silver glitter doily die cut. I layered the pink background paper on silver foil cardstock and then adhered all the pieces. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I finished the front with some pink sequins for some extra-added sparkle. ;)

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I embellished the inside with leftover strips of pink paper and glitter cardstock used on the front, and stamped the magical birthday sentiment.

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And here’s one more look… I’m loving how this turned out! What an adorable stamp set!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Silver Foil Sheet, GKD Bubblegum Pink cardstock, Doodlebug Design x6x gingham-linen and dot-grid-daisy-stripe Rainbow Petite Prints papers, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock
Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Paper Smooches Criss Cross die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Oval STAX die, Cheery Lynn Designs Italian Flourish die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX die
Accessories:  Tim Holtz stamp platform, Darice Foamies white foam Pretty Pink Posh Strawberry Burst sequins

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an ‘anything goes’ project with us this month! And be sure to check out all the fun goodies at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps – you’ll be in heaven! Thanks so much for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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