Friday, April 20, 2018

SugarPea Designs Release Day 5-Sending Sunshine

Well, it's Friday and that means that it is the end of the sneak peeks for the SugarPea Designs new release! Today the team is sharing our projects made with a few new goodies, including the "Sweet Incentive" for this release. 
Head to each of the designer's blogs for some fabulous eye candy and tremendous inspiration! I just love seeing how we all use the new products! There's always something for everyone, not matter your style!

I couldn't get enough of these bunnies that were shared yesterday and I also took the opportunity to use the new Eyelet Coverplate. I can tell this will be a new go-to for many designs.

I thought these bunnies looked so sweet hovering above the new Sending Sentiments.

To begin the sentiment piece, I die cut a rectangle using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles. I heat embossed the "sending" portion in gold and then stamped the sunshine in black for some contrast.

The bunnies are colored using Copic markers. The pink eyelet portion is adhered to a white A2 card base.

I added some pink Nuvo drops to the center of each cut out eyelet flower for some added detail.
For my second card, I used the "Sweet Incentive" for this release called Wagon Wishes

I used the red heart that was from my card on was just lying there and I thought it would make this wagon of blooms pop and I was right! 

I colored the flowers using quite an assortment of Copic markers to create a colorful display.

The eyelet coverplate is adhered to a black A2 cardbase and I just love how it looks peeking through.

The sentiment is heat embossed using white powder. A few sequins finish it off! I hope you've enjoyed this week and all of the fabulous new products! Thanks for fluttering by!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

SugarPea Designs Release Day 4- I carrot about you

Hello friends and welcome to day 4 of the Sneak Peek Week for SugarPea Designs! It seems like you all have been loving the new products so far! I'm so glad, because I love them, too!

Today the team is showing off this darling new set called 24 Carrot Friend. Isn't this bunny just as sweet as can be? I'll be showing these cuties off again tomorrow, so stay tuned! Also, don't forget to stop by the rest of the team's blogs for lots more inspiration! Also, leave comments along the way for your chance to win some new goodies. All details can be found on the SugarPea Designs Blog!

I mentioned in my Day 2 post that I hadn't used the Diagonal Striped Coverplate that was released last time. I used it for the first time on this release, but I love how well it pairs with so many things. For this card, I just couldn't get the idea of a lattice background, just fitting for a little bunny. I thought I could layer two of the Diagonal Coverplates to achieve the look and I was RIGHT! I was pleased at how well it worked. It gave my card just the feel I was looking for. I layered them over the top of some Pastel Dotted pattern paper.

I stamped and colored the images and then used the coordinating 24 Carrot Friend Sugar Cuts to die cut them. I also die cut a Zig Zag stitched circle that I did some ink blending on for a nice background for this sweet little duo.

The sentiment is stamped onto a gray sentiment strip. I wanted to tie in the color of the bunny. We're also showing the Eyelet Coverplate, but you'll have to wait for my samples with that tomorrow. I combined it with some other fun new goodies, so stay tuned! Thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SugarPea Designs Release Day 3 {Fabulous and always in style}

It's Day 3 of the Sugar Pea Designs release week and today the team is sharing even more fun new products! 

I couldn't resist pairing up the Simply Fabulous stamp set and coordinating Fabulous Sugar Cut with the Londonscape Sugar Cut that we shared yesterday. I think it looks so amazing die cut out of glitter cardstock.

To begin, I got to work blending a panel of cardstock using a few Distress Oxide inks. After I was done, I used the Postage Stamp SugarCut because it is amazing and I just can't seem to get enough of it! Die cutting your piece after you blend it works well if you don't like getting any harsh lines on the edges.

I die cut the "fabulous" word using the new Fabulous SugarCut four times. I glued them together using liquid glue. Once that was done, I added some Versamarker to the tips of the letters and embossed them with gold powder. I used this technique a lot with the last release and I can't seem to stop! LOL!

The "and always in style" comes from the new Simply Fabulous stamp set that coordinates with the die. There are so many fabulous (LOL!) phrase combinations you will find yourself reaching for it again and again.
Up next is the Reading Friends stamp set. I chose to combine this larger image with a few different die cuts to give it some extra detail and interest. I also thought the heart from the Postage Stamp SugarCut would look great for some spotlight stamping. It also works so well with the sentiment at the top. I realize it is a little hard to read in these pictures, but it says: True Friends are never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart.

To begin, I stamped the image using black ink and then I die cut it using the Card Front Element Builder Sugar Cuts. If you don't have these, I definitely suggest getting them...I use them all the time! After that was done, I colored the image and then I was able to die cut the heart in the middle of these two friends. I just used foam squares to pop it up.

The sentiments are heat embossed in gold onto green paper. Everything is layered up onto a white A2 card base with a bit of Striped pattern paper

I hope you've enjoyed today's sneak peeks!

Thanks for fluttering by!

Baskets of Birthday Wishes and a little giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by today...I have a couple of Spring inspired cards to share with you! I've had the idea for these cards in my head for a while and I sat down after church on Sunday to finally put my idea onto paper. I'd been watching "Little Women" on Netflix the night before, so I asked my daughter if she wanted to watch it with me while I worked on these cards. She begrudgingly did, but I could tell she was captivated from the very start and ended up LOVING it. I knew she would! Also, I seemed to have bought a few doubles of some things in the last few weeks and I wanted to make my mistake your good fortune! Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the photo of the giveaway items and a few details.

To begin, I got to work blending two 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch panels of smooth Bristol paper using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I also added a good spritzing of Shimmer Spray for some added shine and to get some oxidation happening here and there. While those were drying, I got to work die cutting 4 of the Basket Die Coverplate. I glued two together for each card. I like doing this for some added dimension and stability. I didn't add it to the panel at this time because I wanted to heat emboss the two sentiments first. I needed to wait until the blended panels were completely dry so I didn't get any powder sticking places it shouldn't. I used my MISTI stamping tool for proper alignment. I just set the basket pieces on top really quickly for placement, but them moved them for the actual stamping.

The sentiments are from one of my all-time favorite sets called Graceful Greetings. Once they were embossed, I then added the basket pieces using liquid glue. Doing it at this time also helped with the slight warping that happens while heat embossing. It just helped get everything smooth again.

While the glue was drying, I got to work creating my garden of flowers using one of my new favorites; Farmers Market Florals. I stamped quite an army of flowers and leaves and then used the coordinating Farmer's Market Florals Dies

I placed them here and there using foam squares and added a few to the basket handle as well. I added some crytal glaze drops to the leaves and flowers on the "Hello" card.

I added a few rhinestone embellishments on this card. I had so much fun working on these and it was such a fun time watching Little Women with my daughter! 
I'm giving these few things away since  I accidentally bought duplicates. Leave me a comment on the crafty accessory you CAN'T live without and I'll draw a name on Friday at noon. I'll announce the winner on Saturday.
Thanks for fluttering by!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SugarPea Designs Release Day 2 {My favorite place}

Welcome to day 2 of the SugarPea Designs release week! Today the team is showcasing some AMAZING new products that I am in LOVE with! 

I paired up the new Parisscape SugarCut with the incredibly cute Chic Wishes for a match made in heaven! I also used the Diagonal Striped Coverplate which was released earlier, but I never actually used it until now! I've used it on another sample coming up in the next few days, but in an unexpected way, so stay tuned! 

For my design, I decided to use the Parisscape in a somewhat unexpected way as well. It is meant to be used as a skyline, but I thought it would look cool to create a layered, dimensional, shadow effect and I LOVE the results! It turned out exactly as I was envisioning it!

I chose black, a medium gray, and a light gray to create the depth and shadow. Each piece is separated by a layer of foam squares. The best part? It layers PERFECTLY inside the Postage Stamp SugarCut that was shared yesterday! I love it when things like that work out! I added a generous spritz of Shimmer Spray to let the City of Lights really shine!

I blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto the Postage Stamp piece creating an Ombre effect. I also stamped the stars that are included in the Chic Wishes set at full strength. The sentiment is stamped in black.

I die cut the Diagonal Stripe Coverplate out of gray paper and adhered it to an A2 white card base and then layered the postage stamp die cut onto that.

I added a few sequins around the Eiffel tower for some added sparkle. You can really see the shine of the Shimmer Spray in this photo. 

Thanks for fluttering by! Join us tomorrow for Day 3 of the festivities!