Saturday, June 22, 2019

Ink To Paper Saturday Showcase {Thanks for being so Wonderful}

 Welcome to this week's Ink To Paper Saturday Showcase! I've been MIA the last few weeks because of vacation and travel, so it is good to be back sharing some fun new creations with you! This week a few of us are sharing some fun projects using the new Simply Sweet: Thanks stamp set that was just released last week! I had so much fun with it during the release when I made THIS {scroll down} card, but for today I wanted to use it in a more traditional way! 

For today's project, I created 2 sewn pockets that can be filled with a sweet treat, lip gloss, or small gift. In this photo, I have a lip gloss inside, but it is really hard to tell {which I guess is a good thing LOL!} . I cut a piece of Bitty Big: Limeade Ice pattern paper in half length wise and scored each one at 5 inches. I folded it at the score mark which leaves that small bit of the smaller polka dot panel at the top. I used my sewing machine to sew along the two edges.

Once the edges were sewn I got to work on the rest of the design details. I die cut the wreath portion 4 times, 2 for each sewn pocket using the Simply Sweet: Thanks die and stamped the flowers using Winter Wisteria ink. The 3 larger flowers are from the new It's A Sign: Beautiful stamp set as well as the leaves. The leaves are stamped in Simply Chartreuse ink, and the three flowers are stamped in Winter Wisteria, Lilac Grace, and Sweet Blush and they are all die cut using the It's A Sign: Beautiful die collection

 The "thanks" block letters are stamped in black and die cut using the coordinating dies {linked above}.I added them to the top flap of the pockets using foam squares. If you're worried about the size of your gift being to tall so that it might cover those letters, you could always add them to the bottom of the pocket as well.
The "for being so wonderful" sentiment is stamped in black onto a strip of Sweet Blush cardstock and then added to the middle of the wreath using foam squares. I notched the ends for some added detail.

I added a trio of sparkling clear sequins to the bottom right corner as well as the centers of the two flowers on the left hand side for some sparkle. I have been on a Nuvo drop kick lately so I was tempted to just squeeze those babies all over the place, but I resisted! LOL! I felt the sequins were a more appropriate option. As much as I wanted to add them, they compete with the larger polka dot of the pattern paper. I did add some clips to the top of the flap for some added detail. I also experimented with it on one of the sides at the bottom,which I like as well!

When I was making these, I couldn't help but think how cute these would be for Christmas gifties; hot cocoa, candy, gift cards, lotion, etc. My Keeping Christmas post is coming up on the 25th, so don't be surprised if you end up seeing more of these! Ha ha! Thanks for fluttering by!


Friday, June 21, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week Day 5

Well friends, today is the final day of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week! I hope you've enjoyed seeing all of the fun summery new products!  Today the team is sharing one last stamp/die set as well as an awesome new stencil that is perfect for all of your summer cards.

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My card uses the darling new Cool Treats stamp set paired with the new Wave Stencil. To begin this design,I did some ink blending of three different inks onto a panel of white cardstock. Once that was done, I die cut it using the Card Front Element Builder to give it the scalloped edge. I also created the sand using the same die set. I spritzed the back of the wave stencil with water and some Shimmer Spray and placed it over the top of the ink blended panel and let it sit for a minute. I love the result of using stencils like this; I had seen it done a few summers ago from Jennifer McGuire and absolutely loved it!

While that was drying, I stamped the penguin and popsicle image using black ink and then colored them using Copic markers. I also added some white details with a white gelly roll pen. I used the coordinating Cool Treats SugarCuts to die cut them. I also added some Crystal Glaze to the popsicle, penguin beak, and the tube for some fun, realistic shine!

I die cut a portion of the Zig Zag Stitched Circle SugarCuts and added it to the top of the stencil portion. I added the penguin to the circle using foam squares. The sentiment, which is also from the Cool Treats set, is heat embossed in white onto a red sentiment strip. I added it underneath the penguin to ground the image.

I added three dew drop embellishments using liquid glue. It is always best to use glue that dries clear so that you can still see through the drops once the glue dries. The blended panel is layered onto a white panel that is also die cut with the Card Front Element Builder. I just love the extra detail it adds to my cards. 
I hope you've enjoyed this week's sneak peeks! I really love this new release and I hop you do as well! Thanks for fluttering by!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Inspired By...Bright and Cheery!

I've been a little MIA lately when it comes to the Inspired By Challenge so I'm happy to be back today for this week's fun challenge! I mentioned recently that I have a TON of cards in my stash, which lets me know that I haven't been really great about sending them out! I'm hoping to remedy that and send some out for the next #mailitmonday! 

For this week's challenge, I was inspired by the colors and fun geometric patterns. I knew that some fun Reverse Confetti stamps and papers would be just the ticket! I also chose a "bright and cheery" sentiment to keep with the theme!

To begin, I stamped most of the images from the Floral Gem stamp set in black and then used Copic markers to color them. I used the coordinating Floral Gem Confetti Cuts to die cut everything. I also stamped the sentiment in the middle of focal image in black, which is from the Sentimental Gems stamp set

For the background, I used the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel to die cut the white piece. I layered one of the green and white geometric printed paper from the Pattern Play 6 by 6 paper pad over the top of the white panel. The darker green paper is from the Fun Times 6 by 6 pattern paper pad and I layered that horizontally over the top of the other paper. I used my sewing machine to add a line of zig zag stitching at the bottom of the green paper. 

Once all of the papers were in place, I was able to get started arranging the die cut pieces onto the card. I also added some white nuvo drops around the focal image for some extra detail and dimension.

I used the black sentiment strip to "ground" the card since it had so many light colors going on. The sentiment, which is from the Word Up stamp set, is heat embossed with white powder and then added using foam squares. I also added a trio of sparkling clear sequins for some shine. I had a lot of fun creating this "bright and cheery" card! I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week Day 4

Well friends, it's the 4th day of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week and I'm just dying to know what you all are loving! I've loved everything showcased so far, but today is one of my favorites because of these sweet mermaids! I have two projects to share with you today, but first, make sure you head to the other designers' blogs to see how mermazing they are!


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As I mentioned earlier, I have two projects to share with you today because I was just having so much fun with these cuties! I saw a really cute girls bathing suit at the waterpark on Saturday that was just oozing with inspiration, so I'll be making yet another card with these products that I'll be sharing soon, so stay tuned! 


For this first card, I die cut the new Scale CoverPlate SugarCut out of white cardstock and then layered it over an inkblended panel. I wanted an Ombre effect with the lighter blue at the top and then gradually getting darker, just like you would if you were going underwater. The sand is created in the same way I did on yesterdays card.It is the perfect place for this cute rock sitting mermaid to perch.
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I stamped all of the cute images from the Mermaid Kisses stamp set and colored them with Copic markers, except for the seaweed since that is a solid image. The fun bubbles that I stamped for the sea horse inspired me to die cut some Zig Zag Stitched Circles to mimic some larger bubbles. I thought they would be cute to place another mermaid as well as the cute seahorse and fish.

Once everything was colored, I used the Mermaid Kisses SugarCuts to die cut everything and then added them to the card using foam squares. I used the new Everyday Sentiments once again for this card. I used my favorite sentiment from the Mermaid Kisses set on my next card!
I actually made this card before I made the one above. I always love letting my CoverPlate dies play double duty and using them for dry embossing, like I did for this card. I did some ink blending on a panel and then ran it through my cuttlebug using the gray embossing mat so that it would dry emboss, rather than cut.

The sentiment, which is my favorite from the new set, is heat embossed in silver onto a vellum strip and then wrapped around the embossed panel and secured with clear tape. The images are stamped and colored using copic markers, with the exception of the seaweed. I chose to color these two mermaids pink because they reminded me of a mermaid toy I had growing up that I LOVED! 

Once they were all colored, I die cut them with the coordinating Mermaid Kisses SugarCuts and added them to the blended panel. 

I also added some sparkling clear sequins as well as some Nuvo drops to look like bubbles. I also gave the mermaids some white Nuvo drop pearl earrings and barrettes. 

I had so much fun using these new products! Make sure you stop by tomorrow for the 5th and final day of the Sweet Peek Week! Thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week! Today the team is showcasing an ADORABLE new set that is so much fun! Make sure you head to the other designers' blogs to see how they have used this cute new set!
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This cute little dude is from the new Hey Summer stamp set! There are two bears included in the set along with TONS of sentiments and accessories, of course! I decided to give him some swim trunks, a popsicle, a beach ball, and a surf board! It all just screams summer!
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I also brought in a few of the other products that were previously showcased on day 1; Meadow MotfisEveryday SentimentsSentiment Strips SugarCuts, and the Spirograph Mandala Stencil

This card features some die cut "sand" that I created by using the Card Front Element Builders. I die cut the two pieces from Kraft cardstock and then used my color spritzing tool and a brown marker to give it that speckled look. 

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The surfboard is layered 4 times,colored with copic markers and then a nice coat of Crystal Glaze is over the top for that "just waxed" look. I added the flower over the top to give it a somewhat tropical vibe. I used the coordinating Hey Summer SugarCuts to die cut everything. The arm on the bear is cut so that you can have him/her hold some of the different accessories. The popsicle and ball both have Crystal Glaze as well! This card was a joy to make! Thanks for fluttering by!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Ink To Paper Transformation Tuesday

Hello and welcome to this week's Ink To Paper Transformation Tuesday! I decided to transform one of the cards I shared last week! Framing Florals is one of my favorite stamp sets from the new release! I love the earthy feel that I created on my original card, but I couldn't help but imagine the card bursting with colorful flowers! I switched the sentiment, heat embossed the frame, and colored all of the line art images using Copic markers. I really like the transformation!

You can view my "old" design below; funny since I just made it recently! LOL! Anyway, as I mentioned before,I just really wanted to add some colorful flowers to the design!


Here is my "old" card...it is still one of my favorites from the release!

To start off this new design, I heat embossed the frame image using gold powder and then die cut it with the Framing Florals Die collection.Once that was done, I stamped the "hello" sentiment in black. 

I used my mini MISTI to stamp ALL  of the flowers and leaves at one time. I repeated this 4 times to ensure I would have enough to create the fullness and depth I was hoping for. I stamped them in black and then colored them with Copic markers. Now, please note, that the stamp set DOES come with solid images that you can fill in the line art images easily. I was just really in the mood to color, so that is why I chose to do what I did.

Once they were all colored, I die cut them and set them aside. I used the Nesting Basics Pierced Rectangles dies to add the detail around the New Leaf cardstock panel. I also heat embossed the "a note to say" sentiment, which is from the Frame It Out: Wishes stamp set, in gold and added it underneath the "hello"sentiment.

At this point,I was able to get started arranging the foliage. I started with the two rounded leaf clusters at the top and bottom and then began adding them in a symmetrical way, which is different than how I normally add them. I did keep things visually balanced by changing things up here and there until I liked the way they looked. I opted to not add the white Nuvo drops like I did on my original design, but added some sparkling clear sequins instead. I had a lot of fun creating this "transformed" design! Thanks for fluttering by!

SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the SugarPea Designs Sweet Peek Week! Today we're heating things up with some fun summer themed products that are sure to get your mouth watering and get your creative juices flowing as well! I have two projects to share with you today, so make sure to scroll down to see both! There will be a lot of fun inspiration for you today on each of the designers' blogs so make sure you stop at their blogs to see what they've come up with!
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The inspiration for today's design came from the actual grill itself; I thought it would be fun to create a Distress Oxide panel that looked like flaming hot coals/or fire and then layer the Diagonal Striped Coverplate die cut from black cardstock over the top to look like the grill plate. The images are from the new Grill Master stamp set and I stamped them in black ink onto white paper and then colored them using Copic markers. 
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I die cut the images using the coordinating Grill Master SugarCuts and added them to the front of the card. The sentiment, which is also from the new set, is heat embossed in silver onto black cardstock. Once that was done, I die cut it using one of the elements from the Card Front Element Builder II to give it the notched detail.
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I love that you can add a steak, hotdogs, or hamburgers onto the grill! This is such a fun set and is perfect for my husband's June birthday! 


My next card features a fun new sentiment set paired with a fabulous new SugarCut set as well! The "Relish the day" sentiment is from the King of the Grill Sentiments stamp set. I had this fun idea to make my own paper hamburger with the sentiment as the focal point. What do you think? Does it look like a hamburger? 
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To begin this design,I die cut the Eyelet CoverPlate out of red cardstock and layered it onto a standard white A2 cardbase. I die cut a white panel using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles SugarCuts so that I could layer on the hamburger elements.

The "bun"was created by using the circle from the Card Front Element Builder II. I die cut it out of Kraft cardstock and then added some ink splatter for some toasty/ wheaty elements! LOL! The sesame seeds are white nuvo drops. The lettuce was made by spritzing some green cardstock with water and then crumpling up the paper and allowing it to dry.I sponged green ink on the edges for some extra detail. 

The mustard and ketchup bottles and the spatula are from the new Backyard BBQ SugarCuts.They are sooooo cute and I can't wait to use them some more! I had so much fun creating both of these projects! Join us again tomorrow for even more sneak peeks of another super fun new set! Thanks for fluttering by!
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