Happy Holiday

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 #96 Star Struck Starry Night. The twist this month is to use sparkle pens and/or glues. 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! This is my last post for UnstampaBelles and I’d like to thank Susan and the rest of the team for having me along for this past year. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed challenging myself to create projects with no stamping! ;)

I created a super cute Christmas card featuring a glittery starry background paper with an adorable image of a little girl whispering into the snowman’s ear. ;)

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I chose two coordinating papers, an image and a sentiment 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 layered the focal image on dark brown cardstock and adhered the sentiment to the bottom of it, then adhered the panel to the background.

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I embellished the inside panel with leftover strips of paper and the dark brown cardstock, added the sentiment, and layered the panel on brown cardstock.

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On more look at this adorable card… loving how it turned out!

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Proud to enter this card into the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create: #228 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Doodling or Zentangle (no twist)
A Bit More Time To Craft: #105 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft: #12 – December Anything Goes
A Place To Start: December Challenge – Happy Holidays (Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, etc.)
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #241 – Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #12 – December Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: December – Festive Fun
The Paper Funday Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes w/optional twist of Christmas Holiday
Time Out Challenges: #150 – Merry & Cheerful
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #416/417 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Early Espresso cardstock; Polly’s Paper Studio papers, image and sentiments
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

FUN

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 #95 – Paradise Pretties and Tropical Delights! The twist this month is ‘In to the Wild.’ 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 AUS gift voucher… so let’s see what you got!

I created a fun tropical friendship card featuring a pile of die cuts. The white hibiscus flowers and palm tree were freebies I received with a Funkie Junkie Boutique order a while back, and the rest of the die cuts are from the American Crafts Amy Tangerine pack.

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Despite all the layers, this really was an easy card. I put the die cuts where I wanted them and then adhered them down. The final touches were some simple white dots inside the F-U-N letters with a white Gelly Roll pen and the silver glitter flower stickers in the bottom right corner.

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I decorated the inside with leftover strips of paper and cardstock used on the front, along with a piece of ephemera from the Amy Tangerine pack.

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And one final look… loving how this turned out! What a fun card, lol!

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I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #11 – November Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge Blog: #11 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Blushing Bride cardstock, DCWV Glitzy Glitter cardstock stack, Polly’s Paper Studio papers
Ink: Sakura White Gelly Roll pen
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Funkie Junkie Boutique free die cuts, American Crafts Amy Tangerine die cuts, Darice Silver Glitter Alpha 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

Thank You cards (set of 8)

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 #94 – Well, Thank You! The twist this month is ‘Brilliant in Blue.’ 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 set of eight thank you note cards using Country Road paper from The Paper Studio in gorgeous shades of blue layered on navy cardstock. Once again I used the very cool “One Sheet Wonder” template created by a very talented lady HERE. It’s just so neat to be able to create eight card fronts from one sheet of patterned paper! Double-sided paper yields the best result with this OSW, however, the back side of the paper I used is white which was an awesome compliment to the blues on the front side!

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After creating all the backgrounds and layering them on navy blue cardstock, I created the card bases and adhered the backgrounds. The sentiment for each card was created with a round Darice gold foil ‘thank you’ sticker layered on either a plain punched circle or a scalloped punched circle. Each card was embellished with several blue Dot Sparklers. Here are pics of the cards taken in pairs:

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The inside of each card is the same, embellished with leftover strips of the blue paper and cardstock used on the front. Since these are note cards, I left each one blank to write a custom message. Loving how these turned out and can’t wait to gift them! ;)

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I’d love to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:
Arty Divas: #6 – Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #478 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s October Patterned Paper Challenge
Creative Moments: #178 – Anything Goes
DL.Art: October Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #115 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #408/409 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up thick and regular Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Night of Navy cardstock, The Paper Studio Country Road 12 x 12 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up 1-3/4″ scallop circle punch, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple punch
Accessories:  Darice Gold Foil Thank You stickers, blue Stampendous Dot Sparklers

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

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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I’m happy to enter this adorable card into the following challenges:
Craftyhazelnut’s September Patterned Paper Challenge
Rainbow Card Challenge: #9 – Beautiful Brown

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 2-1/2″ 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

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:  Gemini Junior die cutting machine, 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

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

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, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Glossy 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