Papercraft

Parcel Post & Special Delivery note cards

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #91 – Stunning Stencil Play! The twist this month is ‘It Pays to Spray.’ The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite! And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 au Gift Voucher… so let’s see what you got!

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I grabbed the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Doily stencil, a few Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and two pieces of Canson cold pressed watercolor paper. I sprayed Dragonfly and Moss GM onto one side of the stencil to create the first background, cleaned it off and flipped it over, and sprayed Dragonfly and Iridescent Silver GM onto the other side to create the second background. I layered the panels on coordinating cardstock and foam, and adhered them to the card bases.


I added a butterfly with game spinner body to each card along with a sentiment and wood gear to complete the card fronts. I layered the inside panels on matching cardstock, and since they are note cards, I left the inside of each one blank to write a custom message.


And one more look from an angle to see the dimension of the butterflies. So pretty! I’m tickled with how these turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canson Cold Press watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Island Indigo and Cucumber Crush cardstock
Ink: Tattered Angels Dragonfly, Iridescent Silver and Moss Glimmer Mist
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Doily stencil, Darice Foamies foam, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Snippets Ephemera Pack and  Botanical Layers, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Game Spinners, Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

nothing like a dream

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Stained Glass Using Dies! The twist this month is Inlaid Glitter. The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite! And there’s a prize in the mix… a random number draw for $15 to the shop of your choice or via PayPal! How awesome is that?!

I created a friendship card using dark brown cardstock for the card base. I cut off the corners of the card base to follow the flat corners of the die cut.

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I colored the first layer containing the die cut negative spaces with earth tones, then added Glossy Accents, some glitter and another coat of Glossy Accents.

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I added five more die cut layers to build the design, then I added a few flat back pearls and a sentiment sticker to finish it off.

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I kept the inside fairly simple with another sentiment sticker and a leftover strip of the brown cardstock used for the card base.

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And one more look… I’m really loving how this stained glass look turned out! Have to admit I was a little skeptical about how it would end but I love it!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock
Ink: Studio 71 Alcohol Markers- Y3, Y9, YR3, YR5, E2, E6, E10, E11, E18
Dies/Punches: Yvonne Creations Trellis Frame die
Accessories:  Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Glssy Accents, Darice Flat Back Pearls, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

darling, you are a work of art

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope you’re having a fantastic day! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #89 – To Have and To Hold with a twist of Art Deco Glamour! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite!

I created a pretty card that could be used for a bride or groom to give to each other on their wedding day or anniversary. This card features some gorgeous patterned cardstock that I just got along with gold metallic cardstock and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and Small Talk sentiment stickers.

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I love this color combo and I think it’s quite stunning. I used several stitched dies (one rectangle and two ovals) to frame the background and the wedding couple. I used sentiment stickers on the front and the inside to adhere to the ‘no stamping’ rule of this design team which I’m really loving and finding challenging! ;)

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I decorated the inside panel with leftover strips of the cardstock used on the front and of course added a sentiment sticker.

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And one more peek – I’m totally loving this! That cardstock is the total bomb!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Very Vanilla cardstock, The Paper Studio Mirabelle cardstock, The Paper Studio Cream cardstock, Stampn’ Up Gold Foil Sheet
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Papers and Small Talk sentiment stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! Just remember… no stamps allowed on your creations! Thanks for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Happy Easter Greetings

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #88 – Krazy For Kritters! The twist this month is to add a bokeh background. And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 AU gift voucher… so let’s see what you got! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite!

I created an Easter card using a sweet Easter bunny image and a variety of pretty papers, all layered on kraft paper.

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I created a bokeh background using a stencil that I made with four different sized circle punches and some white dye ink. I used Skinny Washi Tape for the first time… and I love it! I also added a pretty flower, two green Glittered Gumdrops, a twine bow, and an arrow that I created on my computer.

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I decorated the inside with a couple leftover strips of paper and a layered sentiment on a layered panel.

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And here’s one more look… I just love this! ;)

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper, image and papers from Polly’s Paper Studio Vintage Easter Creativity Kit, Marco’s Brown Bag Cover Paper
Ink: Sweet Stamps White Dye Ink
Dies/Punches: 1-1/2″ Fiskars circle punch, Stampin’ Up 3/4″ and 1/2″ circle punches, regular hole punch
Accessories:  Me & My Big Ideas Skinny Washi Tape, Hobby Lobby Flower, YNS Green Glittered Gumdrops, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke Twine

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

life was meant for a great adventure

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #87 – Men and Boys! The twist this month is to use a staple or clothespin, or both! And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 gift voucher (via PayPal or direct to online store)… so let’s see what you got! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite!

I created a masculine birthday card using papers, focal image and banner sentiment from Polly’s Paper Studio along with a small piece of corrugated paper, a Tim Holtz paper doll and Small Talk Stickers sentiment, and some wooden gears. Of course, I played the twist with the use of a regular staple. ;)

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I believe I mentioned last month that the best aspect of being on this design team is no stamping is allowed. It really IS a challenge to intentionally create a project without using any stamps and once I picked out all the elements I wanted to use, I had a great time putting this card together!

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I kept the inside simple with just the use of the banner sentiment on a layered panel.

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And one last look… I really love how this turned out! And how about that dimension?!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla thick and regular cardstock, Darice teal premium cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio Masculine Variety papers, focal image and banner sentiment
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls and Small Talk Stickers, Hobby Lobby Woodpile Gears, Darice Foamies black foam, regular stapler with staple

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration each week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Papercraft

Valentine Greetings bookmark

Hello, my crafty peeps! Hope you had a great weekend! I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the UnstampaBelles design team – woo-hoo! I’m very excited and am looking forward to creating with these talented ladies! A new challenge launched over at UnstampaBelles last Monday and today is my showcase day on the blog! I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #86 – Simply Bright & Cheerful! The twist this month is Arty Creations. And there’s a prize in the mix… a $15 gift voucher (via PayPal or direct to an online store)… so let’s see what you got! The twist is not mandatory to play but we’d love to see your creativity and it will put you in the running for DT Favorite!

I created a fun Valentine’s Day bookmark. It’s been many years since I created a bookmark and I thought this would be a fun debut project for the UnstampaBelles Challenges.

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The best aspect of being a new designer on this design team is that there is no stamping allowed, hence the name UnstampaBelles. I do occasionally create a project without stamping but not very often, so this is a challenge and I’m definitely up for it! I love how this bookmark turned out!

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I started with a tag, then added papers, a layered image and sentiment, and finally a few finishing touches such as the heart stickers and gold Skinny Washi tape. This is absolutely one of the cutest images I’ve ever worked with and I can’t wait to gift this!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Tim Holtz Distress Tag; Papers, Image and Sentiment from Polly’s Paper Studio Charming Cherubs Valentine Creativity Kit; Colorbok Primary Cardstock
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch, 1/4″ hole punch
Accessories:  Heart Stickers from October Afternoon Daily Flash Girl Talk; Me & My Big Ideas Gold Skinny Washi Tape; Prairie Bird Boutique Red Wrinkled Ribbon; Hemptique Bamboo Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will come on over and play with us this month! You’ll see new inspiration every week! We can’t wait to see what you create without the use of stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig