Friday, March 30, 2018

SugarPea Designs 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop {Birthday Wishes}


Hello, Friends! Welcome to the SugarPea Designs 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop! Say that 5 times fast! LOL! I'm so excited to be here celebrating with SugarPea Designs on this special day! There is a fabulous line up of designers that are participating in the hop today as well as some fabulous prize giveaways! You can find out all of the details HERE
Here is the list of designers on the hop! I can't wait to hop along myself to see what everyone has come up with!
Kelly Lunceford (you are here)


For my card, I chose to go with something elegant and feminine. I couldn't resist playing with the Pretty Peonies stamp set. It is so easy to use and has so many wonderful sentiments, including a beautiful birthday sentiment.
I made two versions of the same design with slight differences between the two. I chose a Black, Kraft, and white combination for the first card and a Pool and Stone combination for the second.
To begin, I die cut a panel of Stone cardstock using the Card Front Element Builder as well as a piece of Pool cardstock using the same collection. I also die cut a large rectangle from the center of the scalloped Pool piece using the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Sugar Cuts. Once that was done, I centered it where I wanted it over the Stone piece and marked the corners with a pencil.

I die cut the same rectangle shape out of a piece of typing paper and lined it up with the pencil marks. I also used my embossing buddy to reduce the static for my gold embossing. I taped the piece down using washi tape and got to work adding the flowers around the perimeter of my cardstock. I heat set it using my heat tool.

After that was done, I had the perfect, crisp edge to line the blude piece back up with. I also erased the pencil marks. I heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of vellum.
For the black version, I embossed the sentiment onto a strip of cardstock. I used the rectangle SugarCuts to stamp a few more flowers using gray or black ink, depending on the design. A few sequins finish it off!  Thanks for fluttering by! 





122 comments:

Michele Baird said...

Wonderful Classic feel, as always

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Lydia Fiedler said...

So beautiful and elegant!

Sue D said...

Both versions are so elegant with the embossing. I like the color combos too.

Geet said...

Elegant and sweet card!!

Tami B said...

These are both beautiful. I especially love the black one.

Vicki said...

They are both gorgeous. I love how you showed how using different colors of the same design gets such different beautiful results.

MakeYourLifeColourful said...

Thanks for sharing, such an elegant set of cards!

Mary Anne Feller said...

That pale blue/cream/gold version is sooo beautiful! French elegant!

Hoosier said...

The gold/black combo is very elegant.

Annette Allen said...

totally gorgeous..

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love your card!

Susie Sonnier said...

What a great card!

Lea Lawson said...

These are so elegant & beautiful! The gold embossing is gorgeous! Love them! ♥♥

Patti Bailey said...

Kelly, those are beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing!

bev p said...

Really beautiful and elegant. I like the additional floral elements in the different colors to really accent the design. Totally lovely. Thank you.

Debra Rumpza said...

BEautiful and elegant cards... the gold embossing is divine.

Chris Handy said...

Just gorgeous cards

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I love you showing the two different color combinations for your card - it helps stretch our imaginations as to how to use colors and designs. The cards are so beautiful
thank you for sharing
Barb Housner
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Kristy Mattix said...

Both color combinations are beautiful. Very different feel to each one. Thanks for sharing.

Karthikha said...

Lovely work :)

Nicole Scholet said...

Love the elegant background with the metallic heat embossing, so pretty!

Stampin and Scrappin said...

Just beautiful!!

Cathy P. said...

Oh my, Kelle - that pool and stone combination with the gold embossing is GOR-GEOUS!! I wouldn't have thought of them together. This is the second card you created with gold embossing that is going to be CASE'd by me. Thanks!

Pat said...

Love all of the gold embossing on these elegant cards!

harrahx2 said...

Love the delicate one with the blue. Both are perfect and so you!

K . Shuster said...

WOW.....just seeing your first card, I thought "feminine & elegant" before I even started reading your post. And both cards are indeed feminine & elegant. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very elegant designs.

sharon g said...

The gold just makes it extra special!!!! So pretty.

Sherry Butcher said...

This is 2 wonderful cards, the gold is beautiful on them.
Thanks for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh y both of your cards are so elegant - thanks for sharing :)

Lynne Wilcox said...

So elegant! Thanks for sharing

My Crazy Craft Life! said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning. I agree, the peonies are hard to resist.

Nu2Scrap said...

So elegant....can't decide which is my favorite!

kathy mccreary said...

Very beautiful and unusual! Thank you for sharing! Love the sugar pea dies!

Billie A said...

Oh I love both but I think black and gold is a favorite. I love the look and design. Stunning cards.

stratton24 said...

Elegant and pretty easy, thank you for the inspiration.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful, elegant cards. I love embossing, and the way you used it is gorgeous.

MJ said...

So elegant. I love the colors, the embossing and the layers. So so pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Momcat said...

Very pretty and elegant, love the two different colorways of it.

Patti H. said...

Wow, Kelly, I love your unusual & gorgeous design! These cards are both stunning. Thanks for sharing how you made them.

sue emerick said...

The peonies are one of my fave sets, Your cards are so elegant. Thanks for the tutorial!

Robi Wax said...

Gorgeous card! Also, great instructions.

Heidi H said...

These are so elegant, and I love your photos! Gorgeous cards.

Cynthia Cole said...

Both cards are beautifully done!

Diane N. said...

Both cards are gorgeous.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your birthday cards are so beautiful! I love the embossing on your cards.

Andrea Shell said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the one with Pool cardstock.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Love your work.

kathymcc said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Kelly! They look so elegant and would make wonderful wedding cards, too!

Iris said...

So elegant and classy.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You’re making beautiful and elegant cards!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards, the gold looks so elegant, Cathy x

Rachel Duong said...

Your card is so elegant. It is so impressive and classy.

Dana M said...

Stunning cards! I love the soft color combinations with the gold, so very elegant.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love the layering and details! Happy 4th birthday to SugarPea Designs!

cropmom66 said...

Very elegant cards. I love the colors you used.

Kristin M. said...

Wow! Simply stunning!! Thanks for sharing !

Jill D. said...

Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing

Peggy M said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for sharing!

Christa said...

Beautiful cards!

Denise candelaria said...

Your cards are so elegant they are gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. The it looks like embossing is clear and you remembered to use your buddy.

Gwen said...

You've made such elegant cards! Love the embossing!

cindybearj said...

I love all the textures on your cards. They really complement the beautifully embossed peonies.

Carmen Lalande said...

Very pretty and elegant.

tami said...

You had me at the soft tiffany color and the gold emboss adds a beautiful elegance!!

~amy~ said...

these are super gorgeous! Love the heat embossing!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Kristina B. said...

Stunning, the teal and gold is perfection

Becky Doyle said...

Great cards! I love the 2 different colour combinations

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Simply beautiful!! Love the kraft paper with the vellum.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love both versions.

Nanci said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

These are beautiful! Love the embossing and all of the layers... right up my alley!

Linda M said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Lori Lien said...

love the richness of this design

Carrie said...

Such a beautiful elegant card! Thanks for sharing!

Centellazul said...

lovely cards!!!

Mirella said...

These are so beautiful and elegant, I loved this stamp set before already, and now I like it even more! :-)

Brenda Kuder said...

I love your cards. Very pretty!!

Cynthia said...

Very elegant designs, Kelly. Thanks for the inspiration!

Isabelle Baudin said...

WOW ! Your cards are stunning ! Both versions are very elegant.

Lindar C said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards!!!

Denise Ward said...

I love the variety I am seeing in this card hop! Some designs are very simple and straight-forward while others are time-intensive to make. Some cards are full of fun and sunshine while others are more serious. Your cards are very elegant and a great addition to the mix!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Beautiful cards. The more I see of this peony set, the more I think I "need" it. Thanks for the inspiration.

M DelValle said...

Very elegant!! Love the gold accent!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow these cards are so elegant with the gold embossing.

Ciara Taylor said...

I love the way you make cards!!!

Andrea Hastilow said...

They are both elegant cards using that gorgeous peony image, they remind me of some of the elegant vintage cards I've seen my nanny have in her memories box, she'd adore these.

Stef Perry said...

Lovely elegant cards, love the gold embossing of the peonies (one of my favs too)!

Catherine Loveless said...

Beautiful upscale feminine cards. Can't decide which is my favorite because they are both so beautiful.

Saniyah said...

Super pretty and elegant! Love the cards.

Cathy Lillie said...

Gorgeous cards, but I have to say I'm partial to the pool blue version!

Dwandi Do said...

I love the two versions. It’s intriguing how the same design can seem so different.

loulou said...

Beautiful cards, such an elegant design. Embossing on vellum always seems to me to give that touch of glamour.

Diane Stricker said...

Beautiful cards.

Laura Buehler said...

I love how you used those peonies!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow !! That’s a wonderful set ! Very classy !!
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Deborah Kaye said...

Very elegant cards! Beautiful!

TAS said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

StarSpry said...

Your cards are so lovely and elegant! Great color combinations :)

Kim Potts said...

Wow, your cards are so elegant and beautiful.

Renate Harrison said...

Wow, such elegant cards, love, love love!!

Heather said...

Oooo . . . these are sooooo GORGEOUS!!! You definitely nailed the feminine and elegant! Love them both!

Amy C. said...

Your designs are so beautiful and elegant.

Kerin said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! The gold makes them so elegant.

Teresa Doyle said...

WOWZERS Kelly, both of your cards are simply STUNNING! Thank you SO much for the tutorial. The design is fabulous and the gold just takes it over the top. Simply stunning. VERY well done.

Sharla said...

So pretty! I love the embossing and the gold... <3

sobia shahab said...

beautiful use of frames

jcamp2020 said...

Oh, this is truly elegant. Such great use of the frames. Love them both.

Annalisa Young said...

I know SugarPea mostly for their ridiculously cute critters (which I love), but it's also nice to see how one can go really elegant with their designs as well. Thanks for sharing such a lovely card. The scallops and the light blue really help make this look particularly delicate along with the gold embossing and the detailed blooms. Thanks for sharing with us!

Nana Griffin said...

Nicely done!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards! I love the different versions of the design!

Jen said...

Such elegant and beautiful cards! Stunning!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow!!! Two super elegant classy designs. I love them both! The richness of the gold embossing is gorgeous in both designs. I love the striking contrast of the black with the gold, but the duckegg blue and cream card is so very stylish too. Stunning creations! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Beverly Perdue said...

Beautiful cards! I love the card design and the gold embossing.

charly said...

Your step-by-step photos are so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Cards and Design!! I LOVE the Colors too!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Brandi R said...

Oh these are so pretty! Love that neat design ♥

D.Ann C said...

I love your uber elegant peony cards! Congrats to SugarPea on their 4th anniversary!