Papercraft

Thinking of You note card

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 #93 Time for Recess! The twist this month is ‘Luscious Layers.’ 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!

I created the most adorable ‘thinking of you’ note card featuring a gingerbread man (with a hand-drawn mouth) peeking out of a circular opening on the front of the card. So flippin’ cute! ;)

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I chose three coordinating papers and two circle punches to create my background. I popped the main portion of the background up on foam and adhered a thin strip of a different paper down the right side. I punched several 2-1/4″ circles from cardstock, then put the negative pieces into a 2-1/2″ and punched 1/4″ rims which I layered around the circular opening. This created a recessed opening. I placed the third piece of patterned paper behind the opening and tucked in a sweet little gingerbread man. I adhered the sentiment under the aperture to finish the front.

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I decorated the inside with some leftover pieces of paper and a strip of cardstock used on the front, leaving plenty of room to write a custom message.

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One more look… this is just so stinkin’ cute! Love how it turned out!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe cardstock; Polly’s Paper Studio papers and sentiment
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Cookie Cutter punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ circle punch, Fiskars 2-1/4″ circle punch
Accessories:  Darice Foamies foam

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

Documented

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 #92 – Tea In The Garden! The twist this month is Watercolor Wonders.  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!

I created a friendship card using a teacup and flowers die along with a purple and green watercolored background. I am so in love with this card – I think it’s one of the prettiest cards I’ve ever made in all my years of crafting. I’m going to send it to my daughter.  :)

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There are multiple layers of the flowers and teacup. I used a gold paint marker to accent the rim, handle and saucer. I used two different prints of skinny Washi Tape. The front and inside sentiments are Tim Holtz Metallic Quotations stickers.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of watercolored paper and cardstock used on the front.

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One more look at the dimension of the teacup and flowers. I’ve had this die in my stash for several years and this is the first time I’ve used it. Not sure why… it’s absolutely gorgeous!

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper, Stampin’ Up Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Pastels Stack
Ink: Tattered Angels Party Pink, It’s Blue and Moss Glimmer Mists; Marvy Uchida DecoColor Gold paint marker
Dies/Punches: Cottage Cutz Teacups & Flowers die
Accessories:  Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Me & My Big Ideas skinny Washi Tape, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Metallic Quotations 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

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